Tag Archives: Steve Magnante

NYIAS 2014 | Previewing the 2015 Dodge Challenger and Dodge Charger

2015-Dodge-Challenger-NYIAS-Reveal

 

By Steve Magnante

 

I just got home from attending press preview day at the New York Auto Show, and my head is spinning with the great news from Dodge. Not only has the 2015 Dodge Charger been given a sleek, new look — without losing its bold core — but the 2015 Dodge Challenger has a fresh grille and tail lamp treatment that evokes the timeless effect seen on 1971 Dodge Challengers. And yes, the Shaker hood is standard on the Dodge Challenger R/T Plus Shaker and 392 HEMI® Scat Pack…

Read More
NYIAS 2014 | Previewing the 2015 Dodge Challenger and Dodge Charger

A Spring Fest Roundup of 5.7-Liter HEMI® Engine Cover Artwork

By Steve Magnante

 

Spring-Fest-9

 

 

The ninth annual Spring Festival of LXs is now over, and its 1,200-plus participants are — by now — back to work and getting set for next year’s event. I’m still amazed by the variety of modern Dodge LX-based cars that turned out. We saw 4-door Magnum wagons, 4-door Charger sedans and 2-door Challenger pony cars, most of which packed 5.7-liter HEMI® power beneath their sleek hoods.

 

Here’s the thing about the 5.7-liter HEMI — unless you’re talking about the just-released Shaker hood scoop option for Challengers, the 5.7…

Read More
A Spring Fest Roundup of 5.7-Liter HEMI® Engine Cover Artwork

A Pair of Crowns: 1968 Coronet R/T and Super Bee Hulks Await Restoration

Story & photos by Steve Magnante. Please hover over each picture for more information.

 

On first glance, only the domed hood sets this WS23L Coronet R/T hulk apart from a run–of-the-mill Slant Six or 318 car. While family-style Coronets came with flat hoods, only the R/T and Super Bee screamers carried this non-functional domed unit, which also saw service in 1969 (on non-cold air cars). Despite the kinked hinge, severe surface rust and botched plastic fill job, it’s salvageable.

 

 

A car’s name is just as important as its outward appearance. The sleekest…

Read More
A Pair of Crowns: 1968 Coronet R/T and Super Bee Hulks Await Restoration