Posts Tagged ‘Mopar’

Muscle Car Power Blows in to the Windy City

Friday, May 20th, 2011

Chicago! The Midwest’s international hub for commerce, culture and finance. The Windy City, or Chi-Town–as it is known– is also home to some of the best sports teams in the majors, including the Chicago Hawks, the Chicago Bulls and the Chicago Bears. And now the Chicago suburb of Rosemont, or to be more specific, Rosemont’s Donald E. Stephens Convention Center is host to the Muscle Car & Corvette Nationals, one of the most prestigious indoor muscle car enthusiast events in the nation. (more…)

Hill’s Hot Rods Builds a Game-Changing Mopar

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

Bob Brandt, 1970 Dodge Challenger, Lubbock, TX

In the tire-smoking and camshaft-thumping world of high performance muscle car art there are all sorts of ways in which enthusiasts choose to enjoy their cars. Some like to take a Sunday drive and grin from ear to ear when the loud pedal is mashed and their spine is forced back against the seat. Others build them to roll to a cruise night and turn heads, while some just hold the fabrication pedal all the way down and don’t lift it until they have the baddest (insert Chevy, Ford or Mopar here) on the planet. For Bob Brandt of Lubbock, Texas, his fascination with pavement-pounding performance cars was ignited at a young age when he saw factory-fast performance cars roll off the showroom floor new and do battle at the local drags in stock trim. In high school Bob was fortunate enough to drive a purple ‘70 Challenger R/T. (more…)

Super Challenger Mr. Norm’s Takes the Challenger to a Whole New Level

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

Rewinding back to the ‘60s and ‘70s, Mopar enthusiasts were some of the most diehard gearheads out there, and they still are today, taking classic and contemporary muscle to the limit. Mr. Norm of Mr. Norm’s Garage debuted three fully customized Mr. Norm’s Dodge Challengers, two Super Challengers and one Super Cuda, at the 2008 SEMA show in Las Vegas. (more…)

The Black Mariah – Happiness is Driving This Triple Black 1966 Dodge Coronet 440 Street Hemi

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

The story is a familiar one. In this case, one W.E. Richards from Diamond, Ohio, buys a brand new, triple black, 1966 Dodge Coronet 440 from Ravenna, Ohio’s Martin Motors and transforms it into a weekend warrior. Of course, the fun (a 1/4-mile at a time) lasts just as long as the 10.3:1 compression, Code H/381 B-426/425-HP, dual quad, street Hemi engine, which is capable of turning 12.40s at 117.00 while competing in the NHRA B/Stock class. However, those E-ticket rides came to a screeching halt once the street Hemi (with just 11,026 miles on the odometer) spun a rod bearing. In the end, the ’66 got parked, and it was eventually forgotten. (more…)

Drag-ready Challengers

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

When it comes to classic muscle cars, Dodge Challengers rank pretty high. This ’70 example still puts out some impressive numbers in the track-powered by a 467-CID big-block on nitrous. (more…)

Cool Fish – Glen Baugus’ Incredibly Potent ’72 ‘Cuda

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

This ‘Cuda features Air Ride suspension that allows it to be dropped down for a cool look when parked.

The classic ‘Cuda shape is a favorite with muscle car fans. With the major design change in 1970, the ‘Cuda drew in a totally new crowd of Mopar fans who found the new E-body to be one of the best looking cars of all time. Paired with its longer wheelbase Dodge Challenger cousin, these new Mopars were in a class by themselves and set down a legacy that still makes these cars highly desirable today, just ask any muscle car collectors with a Barrett-Jackson auction bidding paddle in their hand. (more…)