One Lap of America: Days 1-4

by Mike Musto

 

There’s nothing like looking at your watch, seeing it’s 2 p.m. and then realizing you’ve got over 700 miles to drive before you get to your next destination. It’s a daunting feeling no doubt, but having been in this position before I can’t say it’s anything new. The procedure is simple. Figure out where you need to go, plan your route accordingly, make sure you have a full tank of fuel, coffee and some beef jerky, and then put your foot to the wood. This is Brock Yates’ One Lap of America for 2015 and it is,…

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Let’s Go Drag Racing!

By Steve Magnante

 

If you haven’t treated yourself to a visit to the local drag strip, do it soon. Unlike most forms of automotive competition, anybody with a valid driver’s license and a car meeting basic safety requirements can hit the strip and have an afternoon full of fun exploring the joy of sheer, unencumbered, straight line acceleration. At the drag strip, there are no sharp corners to brake for, no pit stops for gas and tires, and nobody in your way as you charge toward the finish line.

 

At the recent 2014 LX Fest in Los Angeles, CA, Dodge set…

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Jim Thornton’s Greatest Hits: Part 2

By Steve Magnante

 

The Dodge high performance world lost a pioneer with the June 2, 2014, passing of former Chrysler Corp. Race Vehicle Design Manager and Ramchargers race team member, Jim Thornton. Recently, we reviewed some of Mr. Thornton’s many contributions to the evolution of Dodge stock-bodied drag race vehicles. Now, let’s continue our tribute with a look at how he helped ensure that Dodge drag race package cars were ready to fully employ the mighty output of the 426 Race HEMI® engines that powered them down the drag strip.

 
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Jim Thornton’s Greatest Hits: Part 2