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

From The Archives: “Coke Bottle” Charger Introduced


In 1968, two years after production officially began, Dodge rolled out a new body style for the popular Dodge Charger muscle car and unknowingly introduced what would eventually become one of the most iconic cars in American history. Sporting curvier front fenders and rear quarter panels, the ’68 model was the first Charger to feature the famous “Coke bottle” styling and was widely praised by the automotive community for its eye-catching design. Today, this particular generation…

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From The Archives: “Coke Bottle” Charger Introduced

From the Archives: Dodge Bros Make History at Hamtramck

In 1914, after spending the bulk of the year feverishly toiling away over design sketches, engine manufacturers John and Horace Dodge announced they would be producing their first automobile. Insisting that only the highest quality products bear the Dodge moniker, the brothers built a 1, 204 foot-long test track at the north end of their rapidly expanding Hamtramck plant. Constructed of creosoted wood planks and featuring a 40-foot hill climb, the Hamtramck test track earned…

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From the Archives: Dodge Bros Make History at Hamtramck