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Six Pack Fiberglass

The 1969 1/2 Super Bee and its cousin, the Plymouth Road Runner, equipped with the 440 Six Pack (“Six Barrel” for the Road Runner) engine option were the first production cars to feature an all-fiberglass, lift-off hood. The Six Pack 440 was introduced as a midyear option, and with it came the mandatory addition of the Super Track Pack and its 4.10:1 gears in the Dana 60 rear, either the A-727 automatic or 833 manual transmission, and no wheel covers on the black-painted (regardless of body color) steel wheels with chrome lug nuts. Models ordered as such are commonly…

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Six Pack Fiberglass

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

‘Tis Always the Mopar Season


 

If you’re a Mopar enthusiast, every day at the Jim and Rhonda Hatzelis household is like Christmas. The walls are covered in Mopar memorabilia, the décor skews toward Mopar, with a touch of Looney Toons (after all, Road Runner was a star in the Merrie Melodies cartoons long before he was the namesake of the famous Plymouth B-Body muscle car) and there is a stable of classic Mopars out front. During the Christmas season, however, things get extra festive.

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‘Tis Always the Mopar Season