Dodge Challenger: Go Retro
When you are blessed to own a retro muscle car like the Dodge Challenger, why not go all the way and have a night of fun. With the big trunk and a rockin’ stereo, you can live like it is still 1970. Fire up the 426 Hemi V-8, fill the tank with gas (don’t plan on going too far with 4 mph fuel rating), and gather up your friends.
The best part of the good old days was hanging out with the gang. The drive-in movies, the strip, and the diners were the hot spots. If your community still has a drive in, pile your pals in the trunk – just to get out paying for them – and check out the double feature. If all the drive-ins have closed, visit the strip and cruise the streets with the guys.
Before you hit the streets in your 1970 Dodge Challenger, load up your iPod with the right playlist. The perfect playlist includes a little Led Zeppelin, early Bruce Springsteen, some Jimi Hendrix, the last of the Beatles, and Janis Joplin. Turn it up so you can hear the music over the grumble of the Hemi.
With a six-pack of Maximus Super, Pabst Blue Ribbon, or Natty Bo in the back seat, you and your girl could have a little fun at the local football field or look-out point. Just be sure you don’t get caught with the beverages in the car.
Fortunately, even if you do not have a vintage Dodge Challenger from the 1970s in your garage, you can still get that rumble and power with a modern Challenger. The new model years even come in muscle car colors from the 1970s, like fuchsia, purple, yellow, and Hemi orange. You can still rev the engine at all of the stop lights and enjoy the feel of all that power under the hood. It’s easier than ever to bring back the good old years, but in a little more comfort and modern style.