Santa Comes Early: The Detonator Yellow Challenger Is on Its Way

If you’re one of the patient early birds who placed your order this summer, your long, cold wait is finally (almost) over: The first of the Detonator Yellow Challengers shipped today. Good luck sleeping for the next few days as you await its arrival; we’d recommend you go ahead and call in sick all of next week to prepare for your inaugural road trip. Those of you waiting for more colors, please stay tuned… And the rest of you? You can simply commence jealous drooling.


    Posted December 15, 2009 at 12:08 pm | Permalink

    Congrats eveyone that ordered one your gonna love it the color looks much better in person now if I could just get my HO Classic ordered I will be all set someone needs to tell Chrysler Canada that it’s back lol I want to place my order.

  • HEMIhead
    Posted December 15, 2009 at 1:18 pm | Permalink

    Thank God!

    • RLD
      Posted December 16, 2009 at 11:46 am | Permalink

      HEMIhead: We’re glad you’re excited!

  • coolmancool
    Posted December 15, 2009 at 2:01 pm | Permalink

    We will believe it when we see it. You informed us two months ago that the yellow Challengers were being shipped. When I see one on ebay then I will know. Hopefully, you now have the technology to change colors faster and are not relying on your retired great grandmothers to pick up the paint one gallon at a time on their wheel chairs.

    Posted December 15, 2009 at 3:24 pm | Permalink

    OK problem solved car is ordered thanks Ralph and crew at Dodge for listing you have made my Christmas 2010 HO 6 speed Classic coming my way in the new year.
    coolmancool have a look at this it was the first DY SRT delivered that I know of.

  • yellow rt
    Posted December 15, 2009 at 5:54 pm | Permalink

    My dealer called and told me my RT is in Buffalo on a train, it will arrive 12 -23. Waiting to put on the new exhaust.

  • TopBanana
    Posted December 15, 2009 at 6:23 pm | Permalink

    All I want for Christmas is a Yellow SRT Classic in my garage!

    • RLD
      Posted December 16, 2009 at 11:43 am | Permalink

      TopBanana: We can understand that! Thanks for posting.

  • Indyrider
    Posted December 15, 2009 at 11:00 pm | Permalink

    Glad to hear yellow is shipping . Sorry i won’t be in line to purchase one. Sublime or nothing.

  • coolmancool
    Posted December 16, 2009 at 9:54 am | Permalink

    I think if you reviewed last weeks poll, you should always offer sublime, plum crazy, hemi orange, panther pink and B5 as standard colors for the Challenger. We are only talking about paint which is easy to purchase. We are not talking about getting a specially stamped hood that is made by a vendor. Come on, just do it.

  • RLD
    Posted December 16, 2009 at 11:15 am | Permalink

    Mark Mallie posted on the other thread:
    “Indyrider/CMC we appreciate your patience. From your perspective it might seem like an easy change – just add the damn paint! Things are never that easy as you know from your professional life…

    We have been managing paint on Challenger adding as many colors as the plant can handle. For 2010 Model Year in addition to the 10 standard paints at the plant and any special paints for Charger Police Cars, we have built B5 Blue, Detonator Yellow, Plum Crazy is just beginning, Hemi Orange is coming back in 1st Quarter 2010, and one more new color to be announced soon. This color is not Sublime. Green is in our future, we are hoping to do something in the 2010 Calendar Year.

    We promise we’ll let you know here on this blog as new Challenger content and colors come to life. If you have further questions, please click “contact us” at the bottom of the page and drop us a line directly. Thank you for your longtime support of Dodge.”

  • David
    Posted December 16, 2009 at 11:37 am | Permalink

    Looks great! love it! now all they need to do is sublime Green!

  • yellow rt
    Posted December 16, 2009 at 1:55 pm | Permalink

    I just returned from another local dealer that got a Yellow RT in today, WOW it looks 100 times better in person than in the photos, that thing is smoking hot.

  • coolmancool
    Posted December 16, 2009 at 4:38 pm | Permalink

    Hey Mark,

    Do you have any idea why they are waiting so long for the sublime paint and if it will be offered in 2010? I may be willing to wait one more year, however, if you just aren’t going to offer it please let us know. Are you going to reward us for our patience with a sublime Challenger that will have a better interior that is offered in black? Can you give us some kind of hint?

  • Matthew
    Posted December 16, 2009 at 4:53 pm | Permalink

    10 standard paints??? OK, how come the SE only comes in 7 colors? Add some colors and advertise and the more affordable cars should sell.

  • amber
    Posted December 16, 2009 at 5:26 pm | Permalink

    called my local dodge dealer and asked about sublime green for the challenger… it will be available for the summer of 2010 !!! YAY!! I’m waiting!!!

  • coolmancool
    Posted December 16, 2009 at 5:41 pm | Permalink

    Hey amber, does your dealer know this for a fact or is he making this up like my dealer does when he doesn’t know anything? I find it troubling that he knows this before Mark Mallie who works at Dodge. My, my, my…more issues with the Dodge Boys.

  • coolmancool
    Posted December 16, 2009 at 6:40 pm | Permalink

    I stand corrected, the yellow Challengers are being shipped:

    Good job, Dodge! Many customers will have a Merry Christmas!

  • coolmancool
    Posted December 16, 2009 at 6:47 pm | Permalink

    By the way, it is interesting to see that the Classic R/T side stripes can be done in the plant, however, the hood and trunk SRT and SE Rallye stripes have to be applied at another location. Too many middle men slows down the process. We need to do some value stream mapping at Brampton, don’t we?

  • indyrider
    Posted December 16, 2009 at 10:46 pm | Permalink

    I’m running out of comments. I’m shredding the xmas list as we speak. Santa won’t be stopping by the house ths year.

  • coolmancool
    Posted December 16, 2009 at 11:17 pm | Permalink

    indyrider, I am getting to the point where I will never buy a Dodge again. These guys ask us for feedback and they do the opposite of what the poles and customers ask for. We will just have to wait until the cars start piling up at the dealers and then they will have no choice but to offer colors customer really want. There should be $5000 rebates by then. Heck, the economy will probably tank and we won’t be able to purchase the cars anyhow. The 383 ‘cuda down the street is looking better and better. I will give them one more week to inform us about the color line up, then its a no sale and I will be the first of three generations that will have to buy a Ford or Chevy and will probably have enough money left over to buy the ‘cuda down the street as well.

  • indyrider
    Posted December 16, 2009 at 11:24 pm | Permalink

    CMC I am with ya man.

    The orange SRT8 with sunroof has been sitting at the local dealer for months, along with a B5 Blue, and Torred. That is a pretty good sign to me, regarding how many buyers want these cars. I know I could swing a good deal on one of the lot models, but its not what I want to buy.

    I’m giving Dodge until the end of 2009, though based on the recent posts, I believe we have our answer. A lot can happen in another year, I’m not sure I want to wait this one out, while I’m in the position to buy something soon.

    I’m trolling the classifieds as well, leaving the door open to all autos, at this point. I’ve found some green cudas, and challengers as well, so I guess I need to start making some calls.

  • Mark Mallie
    Posted December 17, 2009 at 8:04 am | Permalink


    I encourage you to leave your contact info – “contact us” at the bottom or catch me in CA Friday night. Check out for details.

  • RLD
    Posted December 17, 2009 at 12:03 pm | Permalink

    yellow rt, thanks for letting us know! It’s pretty amazing in person, isn’t it?

  • coolmancool
    Posted December 17, 2009 at 12:36 pm | Permalink

    None of the videos or links work in the, however, I have grown accustomed to this. Nothing seems to be working right at Dodge. We run a poll and then we bring back a color (Hemi Orange) that we already offered that didn’t receive most of the votes. People are looking for new and exciting things, so try new things. All we are asking is for you to paint a car the color everyone wants! Tell your Italian buddy to make a decision already.

    • RLD
      Posted December 17, 2009 at 1:23 pm | Permalink

      To everyone who utilizes this blog: We would like to take a moment to remind everyone that this is a public forum, and as in any public meeting there are certain rules of good behavior. This is a place for fans and employees of Dodge to share information and pose questions and comments regarding Dodge vehicles, and in so doing we ask that you keep your comments within the boundaries of good taste. Questions and constructive criticism are always welcome; harassment and abusive posts are not. We simply ask that you remember that a wide range of people read this blog, and in order to make it an enjoyable and useful place for everyone, as we state in the “blog rules” that you approve every time you post, we do reserve the right to remove any posts we deem “off-topic, offensive, indecent, harmful, harassing, intimidating, threatening, objectionable, discriminatory, or abusive.” Thanks again for your support of Dodge.

  • coolmancool
    Posted December 17, 2009 at 2:27 pm | Permalink


    We apologize for our past posts and you are free to erase them because they were out of line. We just get upset because it seems like no one at Dodge is listening. All of us have been loyal mopar fans for generations and we hate to see what is happening with the company. Hopefully, you will get the support from the FIAT group to turn things around and be profitable. Again, sorry about the posts and we will not comment anymore.

  • indyrider
    Posted December 17, 2009 at 9:21 pm | Permalink

    ATTN: Mark Mallie,

    I thought I was leaving my final post on another topic, when I saw your response to my comments here. OK, I’ll roll the dice and send the information in hopes you will contact me.

    I’m having issues accessing the block party site, so I have no idea where you will be in CA. I’m in the state, but doubt you are going to be where I’m at. Who knows, stranger things have happened.


  • The Snowman
    Posted December 17, 2009 at 9:39 pm | Permalink

    …..I just want to go topless….. driving in a Chally convert. Hey, get your mind out of the gutter. What did you think I was refering to!!!!

  • guy
    Posted December 25, 2009 at 11:10 am | Permalink
  • purplehaze
    Posted December 30, 2009 at 6:23 am | Permalink

    Those pics of both colors look great! It’s going to be awesome to see a PCP parked in my driveway and maybe even a sublime green someday!

  • brian
    Posted January 13, 2010 at 12:09 pm | Permalink

    I have a HO 6 speed classic, HID, electronics and more-zero miles. Im selling her at Invoice. Want it? call me @ 269-623-6301–its yellow

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