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CLASH OF THE TITANS MR. NORM AND JIM WANGERS JULY 2014 PEGGY SUES CRUISE A NIGHT AT THE WIGWAM MOTEL TECH LEAF SPRING RR RAM 3500 INTERSTATE RATED

Most Powerful, Biggest, Baddest, Best Looking, Highest HP Potential . . . . and COOLEST Kenne Bell combines size, efficiency, lower parasitic losses and Liquid Cooling optional for more HP and greate

Most Powerful, Biggest, Baddest, Best Looking, Highest HP Potential . . . . and COOLEST Kenne Bell combines size, efficiency, lower parasitic losses and Liquid Cooling optional for more HP and greate

JULY 2014 EDITORIAL STAFF IN THIS ISSUE Cover Story First Mr. Norms Factory Shaker GSS Racer Edition Cuda. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Editors Page Class of Titans. . . . . . . . . . . .18 Mr. N

JULY 2014 EDITORIAL STAFF IN THIS ISSUE Cover Story First Mr. Norms Factory Shaker GSS Racer Edition Cuda. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Editors Page Class of Titans. . . . . . . . . . . .18 Mr. N

FIRST MR. NORMS GSS CUDA FACTORY SHAKER The Only Way to Own This Challenger Was To Buy It Twice Story and Photos by Larry Weiner

FIRST MR. NORMS GSS CUDA FACTORY SHAKER The Only Way to Own This Challenger Was To Buy It Twice Story and Photos by Larry Weiner

E rik Nielsen is a pretty determined guy. Once he made up his mind that he was going to get a new 2014 Challenger Shaker, nothing was going to stand in his way. That would be a good story in and of i

E rik Nielsen is a pretty determined guy. Once he made up his mind that he was going to get a new 2014 Challenger Shaker, nothing was going to stand in his way. That would be a good story in and of i

hundred dollars of the deal he had struck with the first dealer. Close enough for government work, as the saying goes, and this time Erik really was the owner of the Challenger Shaker of his dreams.

hundred dollars of the deal he had struck with the first dealer. Close enough for government work, as the saying goes, and this time Erik really was the owner of the Challenger Shaker of his dreams.

the car. A couple of calls to everyone involved to confirm the good news that it was all systems go for the build and by Thursday, everything was done. On Saturday, Erik arrived at the Peggy Sues show

the car. A couple of calls to everyone involved to confirm the good news that it was all systems go for the build and by Thursday, everything was done. On Saturday, Erik arrived at the Peggy Sues show

MR. NORM DOES IT AGAIN 2014 GSS CUDA RACER EDITION FOR THE FIRST TIME MR. NORM SELLS DIRECT TO YOU AT DEALER INVOICE NEW GSS CUDA RACER EDITION PACKAGE AT ONLY 1,795 MR. NORMS GSS CUDA RACER EDITION

MR. NORM DOES IT AGAIN 2014 GSS CUDA RACER EDITION FOR THE FIRST TIME MR. NORM SELLS DIRECT TO YOU AT DEALER INVOICE NEW GSS CUDA RACER EDITION PACKAGE AT ONLY 1,795 MR. NORMS GSS CUDA RACER EDITION

CUDA STYLE GRILLE Every Mr. Norms GSS Cuda is equipped with this highly detailed Cudastyle grille CUDA STROBE STRIPE GRAPHICS Mr. Norms signature strobe stripes echo the classic originals. Standard

CUDA STYLE GRILLE Every Mr. Norms GSS Cuda is equipped with this highly detailed Cudastyle grille CUDA STROBE STRIPE GRAPHICS Mr. Norms signature strobe stripes echo the classic originals. Standard

Editors Page CLASH OF THE TITANS Showdown of the century Mr. Norm, The King of High Performance and Jim Wangers, The Godfather of the GTO standing beside their muscle car of choice, ready to settle a

Editors Page CLASH OF THE TITANS Showdown of the century Mr. Norm, The King of High Performance and Jim Wangers, The Godfather of the GTO standing beside their muscle car of choice, ready to settle a

Story and Photos By Larry Weiner S ometimes the planets really do align. And at the recent Peggy Sues All American Car Show in Santa Rosa, California, it actually happened. No, Im not talking about

Story and Photos By Larry Weiner S ometimes the planets really do align. And at the recent Peggy Sues All American Car Show in Santa Rosa, California, it actually happened. No, Im not talking about

ing, and shows no sign of abating anytime soon. On Saturday afternoon after the Peggy Sues car show, we were hustled over to a nondescript garage in an industrial area of Santa Rosa. As the overhead d

ing, and shows no sign of abating anytime soon. On Saturday afternoon after the Peggy Sues car show, we were hustled over to a nondescript garage in an industrial area of Santa Rosa. As the overhead d

Mr. Norms Corner THE GRAND SPAULDING DODGE PARTS DEPARTMENT A From its humble beginning to industry leading high performance superstore s glamorous and exciting as things may have looked at Grand S

Mr. Norms Corner THE GRAND SPAULDING DODGE PARTS DEPARTMENT A From its humble beginning to industry leading high performance superstore s glamorous and exciting as things may have looked at Grand S

partments. Parts grew from the original 400 square feet to 2,000 square feet on two floors. We had our parts bins custom made, built display cases, installed 40feet of white pegboard and put in a 40fo

partments. Parts grew from the original 400 square feet to 2,000 square feet on two floors. We had our parts bins custom made, built display cases, installed 40feet of white pegboard and put in a 40fo

drag strip and made sure we had plenty of those parts on hand. This included parts like the planetary gears in the TorqueFlite automatic transmissions that took a real beating at the strip. Grand An I

drag strip and made sure we had plenty of those parts on hand. This included parts like the planetary gears in the TorqueFlite automatic transmissions that took a real beating at the strip. Grand An I

West Coast Report 86 87 A hint of what to expect at the Deer Park Auto Museum

West Coast Report 86 87 A hint of what to expect at the Deer Park Auto Museum

LEFT There are many Chrysler products on display at the museum. Heres a factory fresh 1962 Chrysler 300 ready for some top down motoring. RIGHT Jet black 1960 Imperial provides a stark contrast to the

LEFT There are many Chrysler products on display at the museum. Heres a factory fresh 1962 Chrysler 300 ready for some top down motoring. RIGHT Jet black 1960 Imperial provides a stark contrast to the

in the collection. Among the great cars in the first building are highly sought after classics, such as a 1931 Chrysler Deluxe 8 Roadster and a 1928 Franklin Boat Tail Roadster along with a 1935 Packa

in the collection. Among the great cars in the first building are highly sought after classics, such as a 1931 Chrysler Deluxe 8 Roadster and a 1928 Franklin Boat Tail Roadster along with a 1935 Packa

Convertibles offered by every manufacturer are on display. cathedral radios, clocks, kitchen appliances and even sewing machines are displayed in abundance. There were so many of these items that I w

Convertibles offered by every manufacturer are on display. cathedral radios, clocks, kitchen appliances and even sewing machines are displayed in abundance. There were so many of these items that I w

Tech 19651968 CBody Leaf Spring Replacement 2 Measure vehicle ride height before beginning to establish baseline for comparison between old and new springs. 2 3 3 Chalk both front wheels 5 Torque S

Tech 19651968 CBody Leaf Spring Replacement 2 Measure vehicle ride height before beginning to establish baseline for comparison between old and new springs. 2 3 3 Chalk both front wheels 5 Torque S

of replacement leaf and coil springs in the world. According to Gary Gassman at Eaton Detroit, they offer springs for over 166,000 applications, all of which are made here in the United States. Their

of replacement leaf and coil springs in the world. According to Gary Gassman at Eaton Detroit, they offer springs for over 166,000 applications, all of which are made here in the United States. Their

15 16B 16A 15 Lightly lubricate shackle studs with bearing grease before installing bushings and reinstalling on leaf spring. 20A differential onto spring. 20B 16 Install shackle and bushings onto

15 16B 16A 15 Lightly lubricate shackle studs with bearing grease before installing bushings and reinstalling on leaf spring. 20A differential onto spring. 20B 16 Install shackle and bushings onto

Designers Showcase Mr. Norm celebrates the original Red Express Truck from the late 1970s Dodge Adult Toys program with the new Ram Red Xpress Truck.

Designers Showcase Mr. Norm celebrates the original Red Express Truck from the late 1970s Dodge Adult Toys program with the new Ram Red Xpress Truck.

Designers Showcase Designers Showcase Designers Showcase Spotlight on Hulst Designs vehicles. We can attest to this, having had the privilege of working with him for many years. Jason takes great

Designers Showcase Designers Showcase Designers Showcase Spotlight on Hulst Designs vehicles. We can attest to this, having had the privilege of working with him for many years. Jason takes great

We have to presentchosen the renderings along with corresponding photos of the completed vehicles. They clearly demonstrate how Jasons automotive designs have been seamlessly translated into full Insp

We have to presentchosen the renderings along with corresponding photos of the completed vehicles. They clearly demonstrate how Jasons automotive designs have been seamlessly translated into full Insp

WP Chrysler Executive Series 300C was inspired by the legendary Hurst vehicles from the 1970s, including the 1971 Chrysler 300H. The rendering captured the essence of these historic vehicles while rem

WP Chrysler Executive Series 300C was inspired by the legendary Hurst vehicles from the 1970s, including the 1971 Chrysler 300H. The rendering captured the essence of these historic vehicles while rem

Charter Sponsors Bosak Motors 3111 W. Lincoln Hwy.,Rt. 30 Merrillville, IN 46410 8885071403, ask for Mr. J Crystal Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram 1005 S. Suncoast Blvd. Homosassa, FL 34448 3525632277 Steve

Charter Sponsors Bosak Motors 3111 W. Lincoln Hwy.,Rt. 30 Merrillville, IN 46410 8885071403, ask for Mr. J Crystal Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram 1005 S. Suncoast Blvd. Homosassa, FL 34448 3525632277 Steve

RAM 3500 INTERSTATE RATED The Ram 3500 Interstate Rated looks larger than life, both on the page and in person. NEARLY A BIG RIG 54 Story by Larry Weiner Photos by RCH Studio

RAM 3500 INTERSTATE RATED The Ram 3500 Interstate Rated looks larger than life, both on the page and in person. NEARLY A BIG RIG 54 Story by Larry Weiner Photos by RCH Studio

Editors Note We have received numerous phone calls from Dodge enthusiasts asking for information about Ram Interstate Rated for several months. Apparently, many guys and gals would like to have a Ram

Editors Note We have received numerous phone calls from Dodge enthusiasts asking for information about Ram Interstate Rated for several months. Apparently, many guys and gals would like to have a Ram

LARGER THAN LIFE...... American Rebel Alloy Differential Cover has enhanced capacity for additional oil Jenson big screen television and audio entertainment system resides in Aero Roof. Amp Researc

LARGER THAN LIFE...... American Rebel Alloy Differential Cover has enhanced capacity for additional oil Jenson big screen television and audio entertainment system resides in Aero Roof. Amp Researc

is more than a state of mind its really all about the love of the open road and reaching the next destination. The Ram 3500 INTERSTATE RATED is the master of the highway, the unchallenged prince of pa

is more than a state of mind its really all about the love of the open road and reaching the next destination. The Ram 3500 INTERSTATE RATED is the master of the highway, the unchallenged prince of pa

RAM 3500 INTERSTATE RATED SOURCE BOX American Rebel Differential Covers 400 South Lemon Street Anaheim, CA 92805 Product Alloy Differential Cover 7145333286 www.americanrebelmfg.com Amp Research 2552

RAM 3500 INTERSTATE RATED SOURCE BOX American Rebel Differential Covers 400 South Lemon Street Anaheim, CA 92805 Product Alloy Differential Cover 7145333286 www.americanrebelmfg.com Amp Research 2552

Peggy Sues AllAmerican Cruise C ar shows. Some people might say youve seen one, youve seen them all. Having attended and displayed at car shows for more years than I care to count, I disagree. There

Peggy Sues AllAmerican Cruise C ar shows. Some people might say youve seen one, youve seen them all. Having attended and displayed at car shows for more years than I care to count, I disagree. There

And one show that we did not know about until recently turned out to be one of the best that weve ever attended. The show that Im referring to is the Peggy Sues All American Cruise thats held in Santa

And one show that we did not know about until recently turned out to be one of the best that weve ever attended. The show that Im referring to is the Peggy Sues All American Cruise thats held in Santa

Mr. Norm at the seminar talking about how he created and marketed the 383 and 440 big block Darts. The audience at the seminar took advantage of the opportunity to ask Mr. Norm questions, take his pho

Mr. Norm at the seminar talking about how he created and marketed the 383 and 440 big block Darts. The audience at the seminar took advantage of the opportunity to ask Mr. Norm questions, take his pho

1951 Dodge Coronet Station Wagon ready for a picnic. Check out the early 50s Hallicrafters short wave radio on the tailgate rightful place at the head of the line as the parade started to make its wa

1951 Dodge Coronet Station Wagon ready for a picnic. Check out the early 50s Hallicrafters short wave radio on the tailgate rightful place at the head of the line as the parade started to make its wa

Here is your chance to relive Muscle Car history

Here is your chance to relive Muscle Car history

NOW MR. NORM BUY YOUR NEW DODGE FROM Weve got em, come n get em Factory stock and Mr. Norms Dodges and Rams for immediate delivery. Giant inventory of Challenger and Charger RTs and SRT8s Supercharage

NOW MR. NORM BUY YOUR NEW DODGE FROM Weve got em, come n get em Factory stock and Mr. Norms Dodges and Rams for immediate delivery. Giant inventory of Challenger and Charger RTs and SRT8s Supercharage

MR. NORMS KENNE BELL FOR 2008 2014 CHALLENGERS, CHARGERS, 300 MAKE YOUR CAR A PART OF MR. NORMS HISTORY SUPERCHARGERS Racers net for the Mr.Norms Kenne Bell 2.8L Supercharger Kit is 6,995 plus ship

MR. NORMS KENNE BELL FOR 2008 2014 CHALLENGERS, CHARGERS, 300 MAKE YOUR CAR A PART OF MR. NORMS HISTORY SUPERCHARGERS Racers net for the Mr.Norms Kenne Bell 2.8L Supercharger Kit is 6,995 plus ship

CALL MR. NORMS AT 8137896179 FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO ORDER THE MR. NORMS KENNE BELL SUPERCHARGER

CALL MR. NORMS AT 8137896179 FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO ORDER THE MR. NORMS KENNE BELL SUPERCHARGER

Womens World ROAD TRIP PART DIEU.... What is more American than the birthplace of the classic writer Mark Twain H By Linda Mandalas ere we go again.... down the road and back again....where wil

Womens World ROAD TRIP PART DIEU.... What is more American than the birthplace of the classic writer Mark Twain H By Linda Mandalas ere we go again.... down the road and back again....where wil

Modern Memphis, Tennessee Post Card Vintage post card art of Main Street in Memphis, Tennessee circa 1930s beer during processing, so this is truly a real sixpack of beer. Just one that will never b

Modern Memphis, Tennessee Post Card Vintage post card art of Main Street in Memphis, Tennessee circa 1930s beer during processing, so this is truly a real sixpack of beer. Just one that will never b

Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee, the home of Elvis Presley Baton Rouge, Louisiana Post Card entourage to learn. This is the attraction all of you have been waiting to see while visiting Memphis the

Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee, the home of Elvis Presley Baton Rouge, Louisiana Post Card entourage to learn. This is the attraction all of you have been waiting to see while visiting Memphis the

DISPATCHES PART II Letters to Mr. Norm from GIs during the Vietnam War By Howard Benjamin Dear readers, W hen we ran Dispatches in the April, 2014 issue of Pentastar Power, we had no idea that the

DISPATCHES PART II Letters to Mr. Norm from GIs during the Vietnam War By Howard Benjamin Dear readers, W hen we ran Dispatches in the April, 2014 issue of Pentastar Power, we had no idea that the

new car gave them something tangible to look forward to. For many, it may have been their first new car, which is an important milestone in life. Added to that, they spent many an off duty hour planni

new car gave them something tangible to look forward to. For many, it may have been their first new car, which is an important milestone in life. Added to that, they spent many an off duty hour planni

sent him letters, and that he eventually got to meet some of them in person when they returned home. Because of your response, we are running another set of letters in this issue. As this is written,

sent him letters, and that he eventually got to meet some of them in person when they returned home. Because of your response, we are running another set of letters in this issue. As this is written,

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News You Can Use ng News Breaki Late THRILLS, NOT FRILLS Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat The Most Powerful Muscle Car Ever 707 hp The allnew 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT, with its supercharged 6.2liter HEM

News You Can Use ng News Breaki Late THRILLS, NOT FRILLS Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat The Most Powerful Muscle Car Ever 707 hp The allnew 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT, with its supercharged 6.2liter HEM

Hagan Drives Mopar Express Lane Dodge to the Winners Circle at the Route 66 NHRA Nationals MoparsMatt Hagan earns his first Funny Car title of the season at the 17th annual Route 66 NHRA Natonals. H

Hagan Drives Mopar Express Lane Dodge to the Winners Circle at the Route 66 NHRA Nationals MoparsMatt Hagan earns his first Funny Car title of the season at the 17th annual Route 66 NHRA Natonals. H

Kenne Bell introduces Bigun Cowl Induction Inlet For 4.7L Twin Screw Supercharger Once again, Kenne Bell, the leader in late model Hemi supercharger kits leaves the competition gasping for air with th

Kenne Bell introduces Bigun Cowl Induction Inlet For 4.7L Twin Screw Supercharger Once again, Kenne Bell, the leader in late model Hemi supercharger kits leaves the competition gasping for air with th

r This kets fo affle Tic See p. 25 Get R Manx Meyers YOUR SOURCE FOR The Latest Specialty Component Vehicles CuttingEdge Design and Technology Tech Tips HowTo Installs Road Trips In Radical Ri

r This kets fo affle Tic See p. 25 Get R Manx Meyers YOUR SOURCE FOR The Latest Specialty Component Vehicles CuttingEdge Design and Technology Tech Tips HowTo Installs Road Trips In Radical Ri

MR. NORMS JULY SALE MR. NORMS SIGNATURE AND HEMI LETTERING HAND PAINTED MR. NORMS SIGNATURE CARBON FIBER ENGINE SHROUD FOR 2011 2014 5.7 HEMI LARGE 4 x 6 FIRE BURNOUT BANNER MR. NORMS JULY SALE RE

MR. NORMS JULY SALE MR. NORMS SIGNATURE AND HEMI LETTERING HAND PAINTED MR. NORMS SIGNATURE CARBON FIBER ENGINE SHROUD FOR 2011 2014 5.7 HEMI LARGE 4 x 6 FIRE BURNOUT BANNER MR. NORMS JULY SALE RE

But Wait, Theres More The Wigwam Motel on Route 66 I Experiencing a Slice of Life from a Bygone Era Story and Photos by Howard Benjamin n the June, 2014 issue of Pentastar Power, Womens World colu

But Wait, Theres More The Wigwam Motel on Route 66 I Experiencing a Slice of Life from a Bygone Era Story and Photos by Howard Benjamin n the June, 2014 issue of Pentastar Power, Womens World colu

ABOVE LEFT The teepee is simple and clean. This room had two queen size beds. It might be considered a little austere by todays standards, but it was very quiet and more than adequate. RIGHT This invi

ABOVE LEFT The teepee is simple and clean. This room had two queen size beds. It might be considered a little austere by todays standards, but it was very quiet and more than adequate. RIGHT This invi

About the Wigwam 1949, a period when citrus groves flourished. The motel would later acquire a Rialto postal address, creating confusions as the property actually sits in San Bernardino. This Route 66

About the Wigwam 1949, a period when citrus groves flourished. The motel would later acquire a Rialto postal address, creating confusions as the property actually sits in San Bernardino. This Route 66

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