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.
A Shooting Star: The Dodge Polara
It is interesting to observe how the automotive industry has paralleled the times within which the vehicles are manufactured from a marketing perspective.
Given how technologically advanced we are these days it’s easy to lose sight of the excitement that people were experiencing during the 1950s when the “space race” was under way between the United States and Russia. Celestial matters were on the minds of many people, and this was not lost on people intent on selling American cars.
Classic Dodge Marketplace
We like to take a look at the classic Dodge models that we all know and love as part of our agenda here on the blog, and as we all know there are countless examples to examine.
But at the same time, we also like to pass along information that is useful to classic Dodge fans beyond simply putting the cars themselves under the microscope.
With this in mind we will let you know about classic car shows and cruises that are of interest to people who love collectible Dodge automobiles and trucks. And when we hear about good Dodge car clubs we will give you a heads-up about them as well.
Visit The Walter P. Chrysler Museum
When you are a big fan of classic Dodge automobiles you have a built-in hobby that you can indulge in many different ways.
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
Photo Courtesy of Free Library of Philadelphia
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.
Photo Courtesy of Free Library of Philadelphia
Photo Courtesy of How Stuff Works
1954 Dodge Royal 500 Convertible
The 1950s were a golden era in the history of the automobile in the United States. The war years were behind the country and people were taking to the roadways with great gusto. Because the automobile was steadily playing a more more prominent role in the lives of Americans things like drive-in movies and drive-in restaurants became all the rage.
We have seen this unique period in American history depicted on television shows like Happy Days and in movies like American Graffiti. The cars of the 50s were something special indeed and they are extremely popular among a certain breed of collectors to this day.
Dodge Challenger: 1970-1974
The Ford Mustang set unprecedented sales records shortly after its introduction in 1964 and before long everyone wanted a shot at some of that “pony car” market.
General Motors came on strong with the Chevrolet Camaro and the Pontiac Firebird and Chrysler had the Plymouth Barracuda, which actually made its debut a couple of weeks before the Mustang but didn’t make the same impact.
Where Did The Charger Come From?
As the 1950s were coming to a close the American Big Three recognized the fact that an appetite was growing in the United States for more economical cars. They all began to introduce models to fill this niche, and the Dodge Dart was one of them.
The Dart made its debut for the 1960 model year and it remained in production through 1976. The 1960 and 1961 Dodge Dart line was comprised of full-size cars though they were a bit smaller than traditional full-size models. The 1962 Dart was considered to be a mid-size, and for the rest of its run the Dart was thought of as a compact car.
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.