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Landy Legacy Tour, Part 6: The Scat Pack Lives On–Final Notes From My 17-day Trip

By Geoff Stunkard

 

Naturally, I expected to enjoy my cross-country and back again journey in the 2015 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack. My expectations were exceeded in so many ways over the accumulated 7,000+ miles.

 

First of all, the 485-horse 392-cid HEMI® engine is lacking NOTHING. Smooth cruising is the norm, but once you decide that you want to get going everything is under your right foot. When power is needed for passing, the engine instantly responds with all eight cylinders, a healthy roar and immediate acceleration. However, thanks to Fuel Saver Technology, that same engine — when running on four…

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Landy Legacy Tour, Part 6: The Scat Pack Lives On–Final Notes From My 17-day Trip

Landy Legacy Tour, Part 3: Bakersfield and Beyond

By Geoff Stunkard

 

My time with the Landy family was over too soon, but not before I had a chance to head up over the mountains to a well-known historic drag race in Bakersfield, California. Started back in 1959, this race has more recently become one of the largest gatherings of historic drag cars at one time. Once again with Robert Landy riding shotgun, I put the HEMI® V8 in our 2015 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack through its paces as we rolled down into the valley to witness nitromethane-fueled action.

 

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Landy Legacy Tour, Part 3: Bakersfield and Beyond

Landy Legacy Tour, Part 2: California, Here I Come…

 

By Geoff Stunkard

 

As I worked my way west with the 2015 Challenger R/T Scat Pack, the mother road beckoned stops. In Texas, I found a vintage-car graveyard, complete with Mopars from the era of tail fins and chrome excess; somewhat hauntingly, it reminded me I was following paths blazed long ago. Old Route 66 and US40 intersect and become one in some locations, and with a chill in the air, I stopped off at a legendary steakhouse near Amarillo. It actually tied into the trip, as a major drag racing event was held nearby during the heyday of Dick…

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Landy Legacy Tour, Part 2: California, Here I Come…