Dodge Viper ACR Earns TAWA’s “Performance Car of Texas” Award

Every year, the Texas Auto Writers Association gathers for their annual Spring Challenge to evaluate the newest vehicles on the market. This year, TAWA threw a change-up with the addition of the performance car category. Hosted on May 3rd at the infamous Texas Motor Speedway, TAWA’s Spring Challenge put the Viper ACR through the ringer on a 1-mile infield road course. Pitted against a handful of the biggest, baddest beasts in the industry, Jay Lightner’s 2007 Dodge Charger SRT8 has garnered over a dozen awards. It’s been recognized for everything from the sick sound system (Winner, DUB Best Dodge & Best Audio, 2009) to its flawlessly executed custom paint job (semi-finalist, SEMA Mother’s Shine Award 2009), but nothing means quite as much to Jay as this newest accolade. Explained Jay, “The car has now won 12 Best of…

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Jay Lightner’s Custom Muscle Earns High Praise at Spring Fest 5

1966 Dodge Charger: The Insurrection Begins

On January 1, 1966, the “Leader of the Dodge Rebellion” (and eventually the entire muscle car segment) was launched. Based upon the Charger II Show Car that debuted the previous year at the 1965 North American International Auto Show, the ‘66 Dodge Charger was the brand’s first purpose-built muscle car. While it wasn’t the first such vehicle to hit the scene, its menacing proportions and enormous engine quickly placed it at the top of the…

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1966 Dodge Charger: The Insurrection Begins