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Dodge Material – What Made Me a Dodge Boy?

A decade after catching Dodge Fever, I bought this numbers-matching 1968 HEMI® V8 Charger R/T (XS29J8B119772) in 1987. It would be the first of three Dodge HEMI engine cars I’ve owned (so far). 

I was about 12 years old when I became Dodge Material (as the classic magazine ads of the ‘60s called Dodge owners). Though my (now) 51-year-old “neck top computer” has stored — and forgotten — volumes of information in the four decades since, I distinctly recall two hugely influential fan-making Dodge events as if they happened last week….

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Dodge Material – What Made Me a Dodge Boy?

One Lap of America: Days 1-4

by Mike Musto

 

There’s nothing like looking at your watch, seeing it’s 2 p.m. and then realizing you’ve got over 700 miles to drive before you get to your next destination. It’s a daunting feeling no doubt, but having been in this position before I can’t say it’s anything new. The procedure is simple. Figure out where you need to go, plan your route accordingly, make sure you have a full tank of fuel, coffee and some beef jerky, and then put your foot to the wood. This is Brock Yates’ One Lap of America for 2015 and it is,…

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One Lap of America: Days 1-4

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