Dodge announces a new Shakedown Package available for the Challenger R/T Shaker, R/T Plus Shaker and 392 Hemi Scat Pack Shaker models. The Challenger and Charger also gets two new paint colors from the past. B5 Blue and Plum Crazy purple are blasts from the past making a comeback.
The 1967-1971 Plymouth GTX is the focus of this edition of the Muscle Car Showcase. The GTX was Plymouth’s new “supercar” for 1967. Based on the Belvedere, the GTX came standard with big V8 power and a host of other performance features. This intermediate was marketed as a gentleman’s muscle car — no greasy kid stuff here. Plymouth touted the GTX was the most exciting supercar to come out of Detroit in years. Let’s see if this declaration is true. Read the rest of this entry
The 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T is the center of attention in this edition of the Muscle Car Showcase. Beaten to the punch, late for the party, and right place at the wrong time are just a few expressions that define the Challenger’s entry into the fiercely competitive pony car market. It arrived five years after the Mustang’s introduction and was released at a time when the muscle car was coming under fire by Uncle Sam and the insurance companies. The 1970 Challenger was Dodge’s way of giving both entities the middle finger and coming out with its own pony car anyway. Let’s take a look and see what makes the 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T such an iconic muscle car. Read the rest of this entry
The 1970-1971 Plymouth Hemi ‘Cuda is the star of this edition of the Muscle Car Showcase. For 1970, the ‘Cuda was all-new. The ‘Cuda’s pretty boy looks and fastback styling from the 1960s were now gone. In its place was a combatant with a more aggressive design and features, ready to take on what the Camaro SS 396 and Mustang Boss 429 could dish out. The 1970-1971 Hemi ‘Cuda was also no longer overshadowed by its crosstown rivals. Its time was now and it was out to make a name for itself. Read the rest of this entry
The 1968-1970 Dodge Charger is considered by many Mopar aficionados to be the Charger’s most popular model years. These three years mark the second generation of this classic B-body hardtop. The fastback styling from previous years is axed and is replaced with a sleeker “coke bottle” shape. Read the rest of this entry
In this edition of the Muscle Car Showcase, we’ll travel back in time to when the first 747 took flight, “Planet of the Apes” opens in theaters, and the Intel Corporation is created. Over at the local Mercury dealer, a storm was brewing on the showroom floor. This four-wheeled force of nature threatened to blow away everything in its path. No street or drag strip was safe from its destructive wrath. Come with us as we look back at the 1968-1972 Mercury Cyclone. Read the rest of this entry