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FEBRUARY 2015 IN THIS ISSUE Cover Story Best of Both Worlds Challenger with Vintage Soul and Late Model Heart ............................................... 6 Editors Page New Car Adventures in the

EDITORIAL STAFF Publisher and Founder MR. NORM Editor LARRY WEINER Editorial Assistant DEBBIE WEINER Contributors LINDA MANDALAS HOWARD BENJAMIN TOSHI AKATSUKA MARV HERBERT STEVE TEMPLE DEALER SALES

Best of Bot A Challenger That Combines a Vintage Soul With a Late Model Heart

th Worlds Story by Howard Benjamin Photos by RCH Studio

heres a popular adage whats old becomes new again. The 2015 Challenger is proof positive that this saying is as true today as it was when it was first coined. As an example, theres no question that th

decided that he wanted this EBody to have all of the reliability and driveability of a new Challenger, but with the classic wrapper. After discussing this goal with his builder, Modern Muscle, the dec

Modern Muscle tubular cradle designed for 1970 1974 EBodies replaces traditional KMember. Likewise, the front suspension is all new, consisting of upper and lower tubular control arms and coil overs,

of the weather, while free breathing is provided by TTI headers and exhaust. Backing up the potent Hemi is a Passon 4 Speed Overdrive thats equipped with excellently spaced gear ratios that perfectly

Stock interior looks just as inviting as it did in 1971. Modern, yet traditional in a way that is refreshingly different from the cocoon like interiors of most new vehicles. While the body is complet

Modern Muscle multipiece forged wheels add a tough yet not overstated look to the Challenger.

Photos of the Challenger just after the restoration was completed and matching photos after the restomod conversion show a vehicle that looks similar in so many ways, while now presenting a confident,

BODY 1971 Dodge Challenger RT Coupe PAINT Sikkens Gloss Black Basecoat clearcoat Paintwork by Mike Parcenka Vehicle Features Front 24545ZR17 Rear 28540ZR18 DRIVETRAIN 2008 Dodge 6.1L HEMI engine 597

Spectacular from any angle, this Challenger RT is the essence of 100 percent pure Mopar Muscle. It projects a strong visual presence, and is more than capable of backing up its selfassured attitude th

All of these mods came with a caveat from the owner. The Challenger could not be modified or cut in any way.

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EDITORS PAGE New Car Adventures in the Jet Age By Larry Weiner Brochure Images from the Larry Weiner Collection hile vehicles sold by all of the major automobile manufacturers today often look the sa

The 1957 Chrysler 300 C brochure features a bold image of the front of the vehicle. An iconic design by Virgil Exner, its the embodiment of the trend setting Forward Look. The 57 Chrysler 300C was con

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Unlike today, when many vehicles look so similar that you almost need to read the nameplate or look for the manufacturers logo to identify them, the styling of most cars in the fifties and sixties wer

1959 Plymouth showcases the bold fins that were so much a part of the Forward Look at Chrysler. Its not often that the rear of the vehicle graces the cover of a brochure, but the rear of the Plymouth

Jet black Fleetwood six window hardtop on the cover of the 1959 Cadillac brochure in a formal setting. 1962 Jeep full line brochure capitalizes on the beauty of form and function offered by these fou

1963 Ford Galaxie full line brochure cover speaks of wide open spaces and cowboys. The subliminal message is that if you drive a Galaxie 500, you can explore the untamed Western States in style. 1963

The 1963 Imperial brochure cover shares a consistent theme that is seen in the Cadillac and Riviera brochure covers. Black cars, elegant surroundings and well dressed people. With its neoclassic free

from Detroit. The showrooms were generally immaculate and well lit, even though many of the buildings dated back to the 1940s. The paint, chrome and stainless trim on the new cars shone like diamonds

The 1969 Dodge brochure covers feature bold, full color vehicle images in conjunction with the Dodge Fever advertising campaign. Joan Parker, the Dodge Fever girl in her signature white mini dress and

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ms Corner This portrait by noted automotive artist James Ibusuki captures Mr. Norms blown and injected 426 Hemi powered 65 Coronet in wheels up action against Arnie The Farmer Bewicks blown and injec

O This shot was taken in the late spring of 1965. Gary Dyer at the controls of Mr. Norms blown and injected Hemi powered 65 Dodge Coronet has a healthy lead on Arnie The Farmer Beswicks 1964 Pontiac

ly 20 years. Sure, he gave me my first job at our gas station when I was young, and was always supportive, but certainly not in the way that Beswick had depicted. Within a matter of days, I got a call

there really wasnt anything else to run against. Arnies remarks and my response basically created a whole new racing category for the emerging funny car segment, and the match races enabled us to comp

3300 W. Grand Ave. GRAND SPAULDING AUTO SALES, INC. Chicago, Ill. 60651 Dear Don Gay July 26, 1965 In response to your letter of challenge in Drag News, we would like you and the dragracing fans to

One of the most famous photos in the annals of early funny car racing, the Mr. Norms Dodge Coronet lights em up in the rosin just before the first run against Don Gays Pontiac GTO.

right, our engine blew up, but when it did, our Dodge was threequarters of the way down the track and we still beat Beswicks Pontiac Because of Arnies consistent failure to put us away and get a Ponti

ANSWER THIS QUESTION AND WIN A GRAND SPAULDING DODGE DECKLID EMBLEM MR. NORMS CONTEST THIS PHOTO WAS TAKEN AT US30 DRAGSTRIP IN THE SUMMER OF 1964. QUESTION WHO ORGANIZED THE GATHERING OF MOPAR RACE

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Showcase Back to Brice celebrates Mopars of all kinds cruising at night during the Mopar Nationals. Portrait Art Where Cars Really Are The Stars Story by Larry Weiner Images Courtesy of Car Art by

E nthusiasts who are passionate about automobiles invariably begin seeking out and collecting what is called automobilia. This can range from original sales brochures and post cards that feature thei

cd 0.29 celebrates Dodge and Plymouth wing car legends at high speed. They include Bobby Isaac and Donnie Allison in Charger Daytonas in the front row, followed by Richard Petty and Buddy Baker in the

Lunch With The Boss is a dreamscape of Boss Mustangs on cruise night at the McDonalds Golden Arches. ers, and in just 90 days, was sold out. David had knocked the proverbial home run out of the park,

Guitar for Kids is a perfect example of how guitars and cool cars complement each other perfectly. Jan and Dean, the Beach Boys, Ronnie and the Daytonas and Sammy Hagar would be sure to agree. You got

Eat Sleep Mopar immortalizes none other than a Dog n Suds, one of the most popular drive in restaurants of the sixties, along with Howard Johnsons, another icon of the era when it was Americas favorit

What blue oval enthusiast wouldnt want to go back in time to visit the Shelby American facility next to Los Angeles International Airport during its hey day. Shelby captures the excitement of legendar

LEFT City Chevrolet is an excellent example of the lifelike quality of David Snyders dealership paintings. It features a myriad of Corvettes that spans five decades, along with a showroom loaded with

When it comes to mighty Mopars, Sweeet is more than just about the tasty muscle cars. With the Krispy Kreme Doughnut shop as the backdrop, you can almost smell and taste the fresh, hot doughnuts just

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ABOVE On the line in her ten second 1967 Dodge Coronet, Kara Jo is ready to face off against a 1970 Plymouth Duster at Pittsburgh Raceway Park. LOWER INSET Smoking the tires prior to a run, Kara Jo is

ABOVE In 1999, Kara Jo purchased this 1973 Dodge Charger and won the High School Class Championship in both 1999 and in 2000. Heres Kara Jo staging the Charger for a run against a Buick Grand National

we are excited about and run with it. Kara Jo is just one more Woman that is living proof this Let us take a page from her book and rise to the top of our fields, be it Racing or writing... JUST DO IT

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Definitely the Best in the West West Coas T Story and photos by Larry Weiner here are thousands of enthusiast car shows of all kinds held throughout the country each year at venues ranging from pa

st Report 2015 Grand National Roadster Show

1964 Plymouth Satellite hardtop was more than ready for show and go. A big inch Keith Black Hemi with Edelbrock AFB style four barrels on a polished cross ram was backed up by a 727 Torqueflite and an

This post war Chrysler Town and Country restomod was one of several under construction show cars on display at the GNRS. The paint, wood and chrome, along with a modern powertrain left no doubt that t

Yes, Hemi engines powered lots of vehicles at the Grand National Roadster Show this year, including Larry Olsons fabulous 1933 Ford roadster. This jet black full fendered beauty sported traditional fl

hood, or in a vehicle with no hood at all than a Hemi. As an example, Larry Olsons traditional full fendered black and flamed 1933 Ford won the Americas Most Beautiful Roadster Award. Built by the tal

If the Worlds Wildest Willys could talk, it would probably have some really great stories This car had a long and celebrated career that spanned decades. And unlike most Willys that are powered by a H

representing several decades graced the show floor of nearly every building, along with some on display outside as well. There were many standouts we captured with our trusty Nikon, the first of which

9 Pontiac Catalina looked h Tri Power and a stick shift, on from back then, it would Chief was a great example of NRS. Cars come from all over the world to be displayed at the GNRS. As an example, ch

Another view of the floor at the Grand National Roadster Show on Friday evening. Among the cars in the photo is the Wes Rydells 2014 AMBR winning 1935 Chevrolet Phaeton. The roadsters displayed around

Matt Hagan Drives 2015 Dodge Charger RT Funny Car to Debut Win in AllMopar NHRA Winternationals Final Round News You Can Use A Story and Photo Courtesy of Chrysler Communications dramatic explosio

NHRA race body developed by Mopar and FCA US has been victorious in its competition debut last season Allen Johnson steered the Dodge Dart Pro Stock body to a NHRA Gatornationals win in its maiden vo

1963 Chrysler Turbine Car to be Displayed at 2015 Canadian International Auto Show Story and Photos Courtesy of Chrysler Communications 1963 Chrysler Turbine Car one of the most famous vehicles in

MORE FUN. LESS DRAMA. BOLT ON SUSPENSION FOR ABE BODY APPLICATIONS 1963 1976 MOPARS ADJUSTABLE MONOTUBE SHOCKS

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But Wait Th BornAgain Hemi Rec The Discovery Restoration of the G

heres More cord Setter Guy Mabee Special Based on the original story in Victory Lane magazine by Bruce Gross Also on the web site www.Forgottenfiberglass.com Restoration Photos by Steve Temple Arch

I n 1953, Midland Texas Oilmen Guy and Joe Mabee set a goal to build what they considered to be the best race car in the world. The result was a Bonneville World Record holder, a Pikes Peak entrant,

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Road and Track, the talents of Denny Larsen and engine ace Ray Brown, Guy and Joe built their special to 1953 worldclass standards. The foundation for the Guy Mabee Drilling Company Special was three

The braided rope was for holding on in the event of a rollover. The paint and lettering was faithfully recreated to appear like it did in 1953 Well bolstered seat helps hold in driver during hard co

Inspired by a prewar BMW design, the Victress was not only a beautiful car from every angle, but quite aerodynamic for the era.

In the story, one of the photos shows the Mabee Special, car number 104, starting on the front row, racing with the best of them. Joe Mabee and the cars teething problems bested them to a ninth place

was raced in SCCA events in Arizona and New Mexico, with driving chores shared with Tommy Drisdale, who was also an exMexican road racer. George even raced the car in a few drag races in El Paso and S

Special was a minor road race celebrating the opening of a shopping complex in Juarez on November 7, 1965. Called the El Primer Gran Primo Juarez, Chacon had sponsorship from Hotel Sylvias on the maro

newspaper. The book, The now knew that the Maybee uphill, with Charlie Royal Pikes Peak Race by Stanley really was special and driving. It had the Kluge L. DeGeer, 1992, showed had an incredible histo

The Maybee Special is as serious a race car today as it was when it broke speed records at Bonneville over seven decades ago.

Bringing the Guy Mabee Special Back to Life The Hemi powered Mabee Special after a run on the salt in 1953. he Guy Mabee Drilling Company Special achieved what its owner at the time, Bruce Gross, wi

thing from a Ford Model A to an original 427 Shelby Cobra, related how he came across the Mabee Special around 2001 while visiting a friend in El Paso. After seeing it languishing behind the garage of

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