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Where Dodge Was Born

Where Dodge Was Born

 

At the corner of Beaubien and Lafayette Streets in Detroit’s downtown entertainment district, there’s a handsome old brick structure known as the BoydellBuilding. It’s a bustling, happy place with several popular restaurants on the ground floor.

 

The Boydell Building was a busy place back in 1901, too, but for an entirely different reason. Back then, this was the center of Detroit’s industrial district, and the ground floor of this very same building was occupied by Dodge Brothers, Inc., one of the fastest-growing businesses in the city.

 

In around September…

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Where Dodge Was Born

Road Trip with Steve Visits Woodward Dream Cruise | Motor City – Royal Oak, MI

Thousands of vehicles took to Woodward this weekend for the Dream Cruise, and Steve Magnante was there to get some interviews with Dodge owners from all walks of life.

 

From modified Challengers to classic Chargers, check out what Steve found during the last stop on the Dart Road Trip in these videos.

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Road Trip with Steve Visits Woodward Dream Cruise | Motor City – Royal Oak, MI

Road Trip with Steve Visits Steve Magnante’s Muscle Car Collection | Freedom Drive – Amhest, MA

Magnante's 1963 Dart GT

 

The second leg of the Dart Road Trip crossed the Freedom Tour finish line at Steve Magnante’s home in rural Massachusetts, and we couldn’t wait to pull his classic rides out of the garage.

 

First up was his 1963 Dart GT, an all original, never restored vehicle that is Steve’s everyday driver. The next was a ’63 altered-wheelbase Dart built as a tribute to “Rampage”, and hidden in the back was a ‘Cuda straight out of the ‘60s.

 

Steve’s home was stocked with auto…

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Road Trip with Steve Visits Steve Magnante’s Muscle Car Collection | Freedom Drive – Amhest, MA