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Weekend on Woodward: Horsepower, Live Music and Celebrity Guests

Woodward Dream Cruise 2014

 

We’re rocking Woodward Avenue this Saturday, August 16, with a powerful lineup of classic and new muscle cars, live local bands, giveaways, WRIF radio personalities and special appearances from Richard Rawlings of Dallas’ Gas Monkey Garage and the Discovery Channel’s “Fast N’ Loud” TV show.

 

Fans checking out Dodge Rock City at 13 Mile and Woodward Avenue will see for the very first time the new 2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat—the fastest, most powerful sedan in the world—and the recently introduced 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, the fastest…

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Weekend on Woodward: Horsepower, Live Music and Celebrity Guests

Model Behavior with Steve Magnante

Model Behvavior

 

Ever since they first appeared on the shelves of hobby shops, department stores and mom ‘n pop soda fountains around 1958, 1/25 scale unassembled plastic model car kits have been popular with kids of all ages. Though the so-called golden age of car modeling is said to have occurred between 1960 and 1972, the hobby has seen a strong rebound in the past 10 years.

 

The great thing about plastic kits — compared to pre-assembled die cast metal miniatures — is how it’s up to you, the builder, to decide…

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Model Behavior with Steve Magnante

Remembering Jim Thornton, Dodge Performance Legend

Jim Thornton (Photo: Chrysler Historical Collection via We Were the Ramchargers)

On Monday, June 2, 2014, the drag racing world and fans of Dodge drag racing history lost Jim Thornton to an autoimmune disease and a rare form of cancer. He was 77. Thornton was the man behind the Super Stock and Factory Experimental Max Wedge and Race HEMI® vehicle platforms that carried racers to victory in the early and mid-sixties. Born in Richmond, Missouri, in 1937, Thornton — who served as race vehicle design manager at Chrysler from…

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Remembering Jim Thornton, Dodge Performance Legend