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The Forward Look Lineup and the Little Known Designer
In the race to build the biggest tail fins, Chrysler designers created the lineup of cars they dubbed “The Forward Look.” This style lasted from 1955-1961 and was created by Virgil Exner, who studied car design with the master, Harley Earl. These cars have a signature look that sets them apart from their General Motors competitors and continues to make them popular collectibles today.
Winged Warriors of the NASCAR Circuit
Ask any child between the ages of 12 and 3 who “The King” is and he will immediately direct you to the Disney-Pixar movie “Cars” and a blue 1970 Superbird that is designed to look just like the one driven by Richard Petty. The King is a talking car, voice by Petty himself, and it also wears his racing number, 43. The Cars character was incredibly popular with children who fell in love with the movie and the anthropomorphic cars, and it brought back the love for the Winged Warriors that rocked NASCAR for a few short glory-filled years.
The Best Mopar Cars Ever
In the world of racing, Mopar cars – those made by Chrysler, Plymouth, and Dodge – were some of the fastest, especially due to the 426 Hemi engine. Since the Mopar motors were so powerful and began dominating the NASCAR circuit, the bigwigs decided that something had to be done. They decreed that cars on the NASCAR circuit had to be produced in the thousands, which made the Mopar line of cars available to the public with a slight variation on the racing engine that took NASCAR by storm. These are the results: the best Mopar cars to hit the streets:
A More Recent Classic
The Dodge Viper is perhaps not one of the oldest or most successful Dodge models, but it is noteworthy indeed when looking at the history of the company. Production began on the Viper in 1991, a time when pop music sensations were taking over American youth, and image was beginning to mean everything to the new car buying generation. The V10 engine under the hood offered a great deal of power and allowed the car to go 0-60 in a blinding 4.6 seconds. With a top speed of 164 miles per hour, this was a car that could certainly get you where you needed to go.
Dodge Model 30
When you talk about the true pioneers of automobile manufacturing in the United States, Dodge is going to be right near the top of the list. It all started out back in 1900 when the Dodge Brothers Company was founded as an entity that would manufacture components that would be utilized to build motor vehicles. The company subsequently started making their own vehicles and it became part of the Chrysler Corporation in 1928.
Visit The Walter P. Chrysler Museum
Being able to work on collectible Dodges is a lot of fun if you are so inclined as you get to build on your knowledge base, keep yourself busy, and eventually enjoy the fruits of your labors.
Other people prefer to shop around for classic Dodge models that have already been cherried out by the motor heads, and there is certainly nothing wrong with this.
The Dodge Custom 880
In the automotive industry of the 1960s in America there was constant competition among the Detroit “Big Three” and it is interesting to watch the way that each of these companies responded to the actions of one another.
There was no shame in being a “copycat” as it were. If one of the three came out with a design that struck a chord with the public you can be sure that the other two would have their own versions before you could blink an eye.
Welcome Classic Dodge Fans!
This is our first post so we would like to welcome you to our blog which was designed to provide a place for true classic Dodge fans to gather and gain information about their favorite cars of days gone by.
We will be taking a look at all of your favorite Dodges going back to the beginning of the brand, and in doing so we will be taking quite a trip down memory lane given the fact that the company dates back to 1900.