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The Dodge Heritage Series: Part 10, Overview & Conclusion

 

1973 Dodge Challenger

 

Welcome back to the Dodge Heritage Series, a 10-part exploration of Dodge brand history. The goal of this installment — the final in the series (for now!) — is to provide a short description of, and easy navigation to, the nine previous Heritage Series posts. Thank you for reading, and enjoy!

 

The Dodge Heritage Series: Part 1, 1914–1929

The official history of the Dodge automobile begins in 1914, but the story of the Dodge brothers in the automobile business reaches back even further. John and Horace Dodge were among the…

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The Dodge Heritage Series: Part 10, Overview & Conclusion

Steve Magnante: Fun with Plastic in 1/25 Scale

This AMT 2010 Dodge Challenger kit builds into a sweet curbside replica of the real thing (left). The wheel standing altered wheelbase variant (right) was cobbled together one night in front of the TV. Note how the wheel openings and tires have been hop-scotched forward from their stock locations.

 

Drag racing is a game of traction. All the horsepower in the world is useless if the driving wheels spin and burn rubber while the car sits still at the starting line. Meanwhile, if the opponent doesn’t spin, he’ll be off and…

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Steve Magnante: Fun with Plastic in 1/25 Scale

Redline Dodge: Steve Mags Model Car Post

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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Redline Dodge: Steve Mags Model Car Post