50 Years of Charger: Part 2 of 5 | The 1969 Dodge Charger

For the past 50 years, since the first Dodge Charger took to the streets in 1966, Americans have enjoyed an obsession with power, performance and style. The ’66 Dodge Charger was a flat-out menace on the asphalt, and a game-changer in a hyper-competitive segment and era. With the foundation firmly in place, Dodge Charger continued to grow in size and stature, year after year, always striving for cutting-edge design, awe-inspiring interiors, and performance and capability that broke boundaries with each new iteration of the iconic vehicle. 
 

1969 Charger R/T 

In this five-part series,…

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50 Years of Charger: Part 2 of 5 | The 1969 Dodge Charger

Meet The Snake Charmer Behind The Viper ACR’s Record-Setting Year

 

Tom O’Dell is something of a snake charmer. But we’re not talking about cobras and wicker baskets. As a tenured member of the prestigious Build & Development team at SRT® headquarters, O’Dell is the man Dodge appoints to coax every last iota of performance out of the 2016 Dodge Viper ACR. 
 

In 2015 Dodge paired O’Dell with driver Chris “The Wolf” Winkler (with a few runs by Randy Pobst) to lead a campaign to establish the 2016 Dodge Viper ACR as the ultimate street-legal race car. The team knocked down 13 single-lap…

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Meet The Snake Charmer Behind The Viper ACR’s Record-Setting Year

Shake, Rattle and Roll – The history of the IQECAG (a.k.a. the Shaker hood)

If you’ll harken back to your middle school science class with me for a second, you’ll remember that in order to make fire, you need three ingredients: fuel, ignition and air – or, more specifically, oxygen. You’ll also remember that cold air is denser than hot air, putting more oxygen in the same amount of volume. While the modern internal combustion engine does a fine job of delivering fuel and ignition, that cold air part becomes tricky as you try to route fresh air from outside through a hot engine compartment. 
 

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Shake, Rattle and Roll – The history of the IQECAG (a.k.a. the Shaker hood)