Jim Thornton’s Greatest Hits: Part One

We recently reported with sadness the June 2, 2014, passing of former Chrysler high performance vehicle development engineer Jim Thornton at age 77. Though you’d have to be a fairly devoted muscle car and drag race enthusiast to know his name, once folks learn he was a member of the Ramchargers, a bell rings, and Thornton’s place in the automotive firmament becomes clearer to many.

 

Jim Thornton

 

To briefly recap, the Ramchargers was a…

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Jim Thornton’s Greatest Hits: Part One

2014 Dodge Challenger: The End of the Line Is a New Beginning

2014 Dodge Challenger: The End of the Line Is a New Beginning

The Brains Behind the Blacktop Models

The Brains Behind the Blacktop Models

The North American International Auto Show in Detroit was the perfect place for Dodge to announce the brand is adding exclusive Blacktop packages to its trio of seven-passenger vehicles — the Durango, Grand Caravan and Journey. These special edition packages will join the Avenger, Challenger and Charger to complete the Dodge Blacktop family, and will be on display again, starting this week, at the Chicago Auto Show.

 

“All of…

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The Brains Behind the Blacktop Models