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 Dodge Heritage Series: Part 2, 1930-1939

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Welcome back to the Dodge Heritage Series, a 10-part exploration of Dodge brand history. In this post — number two in the series — we look into some of the many technical advancements made by Dodge between 1930 and 1939.

 

By 1930, the operations of the former Dodge Brothers Company were fully integrated into the Chrysler Corporation, with Dodge offering an exciting new lineup of advanced six- and eight-cylinder models.

 

The old Dodge Brothers label was discontinued on trucks in 1929 and on…

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