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2016 NHRA Winternationals – SRT® Hellcat Style

 

The NHRA Winternationals in Pomona, CA is steeped in tradition and for 56 years, it’s been the jumping-off point for the start of the drag-racing season. The fact that the LA County Fairgrounds (now called Auto Club Raceway at Pomona) has hosted the Winternationals since 1961 is just plain cool. It’s sort of like watching a historic battlefield reenactment, but the soldiers have modernized weapons and the war they’re waging is real. 
 

It was on this very same pavement in 1963 that the 426 Max Wedge Dodge cleaned house in Super Stock….

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2016 NHRA Winternationals – SRT® Hellcat Style

These SRT® Hellcats Have Earned Their Stripes

 

The 2016 Challenger and Charger SRT Hellcat models, the fastest, most powerful muscle cars to ever run the track*, got their stripes the old-fashioned way: with 650 lb.-ft. of torque. Now they finally get to wear them. 
 

This January dealers began taking orders for SRT Hellcat-exclusive dual full-length carbon-fiber pattern stripes. A little car history for you: Racing stripes made their first appearance in the 1950s. They were primarily used to help spectators identify a particular racecar on the track and to also help the driver orient his ride after a spinout….

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These SRT® Hellcats Have Earned Their Stripes

When Color Names Were Plum Crazy – A Look Back at High Impact Colors


 

There’s a theory out there that the variety of car colors offered at any given time is a direct reflection on how well the economy is doing at that time. If the economy is slow, the available color palette for that model year would be mainly black, gray, silver and white. While pocketbooks are stretched, customers want to retain retail value, opting for “safer” colors. The opposite also holds true when the economy is booming, colors get more outlandish and vibrant. Well, if the theory is correct, 1969 must have been…

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When Color Names Were Plum Crazy – A Look Back at High Impact Colors