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Steve Magnante: Fun with Plastic in 1/25 Scale

This AMT 2010 Dodge Challenger kit builds into a sweet curbside replica of the real thing (left). The wheel standing altered wheelbase variant (right) was cobbled together one night in front of the TV. Note how the wheel openings and tires have been hop-scotched forward from their stock locations.

 

Drag racing is a game of traction. All the horsepower in the world is useless if the driving wheels spin and burn rubber while the car sits still at the starting line. Meanwhile, if the opponent doesn’t spin,

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Steve Magnante: Fun with Plastic in 1/25 Scale

The Dodge Heritage Series: Part 4, 1950-1959

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Welcome back to the Dodge Heritage Series, a 10-part exploration of Dodge brand history. This is Part 4 in the series.

 

The 1950s were an exciting time at Dodge. The decade featured a long, impressive list of engineering innovations and bold, new styling that led the American auto industry.

 

With its sibling brands at the Chrysler Corporation — Plymouth, DeSoto and Chrysler — Dodge introduced the Forward Look in 1955. This unique styling language, developed by Vice…

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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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