In 1914, noted engine manufacturers John and Horace Dodge decided to distance themselves from their supplier roots and produce their own brand of automobile. On November 14, 1914, after eleven months of feverish preparation, the first Dodge Model 30 rolled off the assembly line at the Hamtramck, Michigan plant. Introduced as a more upscale version of the Ford Model T, the Dodge Model 30 quickly gained popularity for its full-steel body construction and sliding-gear transmission, features which were considered somewhat of a luxury at the time.Read More
The final day of exclusive press access to the 2010 New York International Auto Show drew to a close this afternoon and tomorrow, the doors at the Jacob Javitz Convention Center will be flung open to the public. If you aren’t one of those lucky few who are able to attend this year, there’s no need to despair. We utilized our behind-the-scenes passes for more than just free breakfast this year and spent the last two days snapping high-res images of every piece of machinery bearing the Dodge logo.
Our friends at the Chrysler LLC Blog, Ed Garsten and Scott Anderson, were lucky enough to be on hand this week as the first of 25 Viper ACR-X models began production, and they’re sharing their exclusive footage with us.
This non-street legal, spec-series racer featured in the video above (and the pictures here) is powered by a 640-horsepower track-bred beast – the infamous SRT-developed 8.4-liter V-10 engine. Currently,…Read More