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The Max Wedge Story

The Max Wedge

 

As the Detroit muscle car wars of the 1960s began, the Chrysler Corporation and its Dodge and Plymouth brands were pacing the sidelines. But not for long: Midway through the 1962 model year, the Maximum Performance Wedge package was introduced—the legendary combination that soon became known as the Max Wedge.

 

This first Max Wedge displaced 413 cubic inches and was offered in two versions: an 11.5:1 compression-ratio model with 410 hp, and an even more radical 420 hp model with a whopping 13.5:1 compression ratio. Both engines were…

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The Max Wedge Story

Road Trip with Steve Visits Carlisle Chrysler Nationals | Freedom Drive – Carlisle, PA

Carlisle All-Chrysler Nationals

 

Steve Magnante is back behind the wheel for the second leg of the Dart Road Trip to kick off the Freedom Tour at the legendary Carlisle All-Chrysler Nationals.

 

Mopar enthusiasts from around the world will be showcasing some of the most memorable stories and mind-blowing HEMI®-powered vehicles from the past century.

 

Take a ride with us and find the secret word in each video for the chance to win a trip to the 2013 SEMA Show!

 

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Road Trip with Steve Visits Carlisle Chrysler Nationals | Freedom Drive – Carlisle, PA

What’s in a Name? Logos from Past and Present

Whats in a Name

 

Badges, scripts, emblems, logos…no matter what you call them, there’s plenty of mystique tied up in a vehicle’s nameplate.

 

When the Dodge brothers, Horace and John, built their first automobile back in 1914, their final touch was a small enamel badge on the radiator with their company logo: a circle with two interlocking triangles inside, one white and one black, forming a six-pointed star. Old school machinists, the brothers were fiercely proud of their work and the emblem was their badge of honor.

 

Through nearly 100 years of Dodge…

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What’s in a Name? Logos from Past and Present