There are plenty of stars in our long history, but Challenger holds a special place in our hearts. The first generation may have only lasted four short years, but it made a huge impact on both the muscle car scene and how fans perceived the Mopar family. While the big 426 ci and 440 ci equipped cars are thought of as the hero machines, engines like the bulletproof 318 ci V8 were no less awesome. Just ask Robert the guy bought his first 1974 Challenger for just…Read More
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When Scott and I were asked to develop an enthusiast-based tour featuring the 2011 Dodge Charger R/T and Dodge Challenger SRT8 392, we had no doubt it would be an amazing experience. Piloting two of the last true rear-wheel-drive, HEMI V8-powered American muscle cars across 8,000 miles of the good ol US of A, taking them to Dodges most devout fan-base was sure to be one helluva time. My trusty stead for the trip was the 2011 Dodge Charger R/T Max, loaded to the gills with…Read More
If youre a Mopar enthusiast, every day at the Jim and Rhonda Hatzelis household is like Christmas. The walls are covered in Mopar memorabilia, the décor skews toward Mopar, with a touch of Looney Toons (after all, Road Runner was a star in the Merrie Melodies cartoons long before he was the namesake of the famous Plymouth B-Body muscle car) and there is a stable of classic Mopars out front. During the Christmas season, however, things get extra festive.