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1970 HEMI CUDA 4 SPEED CONVERTIBLE ONE OF FIVE MARCH 2014 63 MAX WEDGE DARES TO BE DIFFERENT MR. NORM SHARES HIS FAVORITE 426 HEMI STORIES 1964 426 RAMCHARGER ORIGINAL FACTORY INFO TIME TRAVELER A S

January, 2014 MARCH 2014 IN THIS ISSUE Editors Page ...................................... 4 Norms Corner .................................... 8 COVER STORY 1963 Dodge Polara Max Wedge Takes a Walk

Editor Editors Note As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 426 Hemi, this is the perfect opportunity to reflect on two separate, but related topics. First, how this highly sophisticated engine re

s Page hicles. Making a version of the race winning Hemi an available option for passenger cars allowed Chrysler to capitalize on the positive publicity generated by the racing wins. By offering the H

floor. The challenge was finding a dealer where you could buy one. The release of the 1964 Dodge Hemi Ram was tailor made for Mr. Norm and Grand Spaulding Dodge. With his dealership focused on selling

Mr. Norms Corner hrysler has a lot to celebrate this year. In addition to th AnniDodges 100 versary, Chrysler introduced the 426 Hemi 50 years ago, last month to be C exact. A harbinger of what the

commanding lead in sales over Chrysler Corporation. That Hemi engine gave Chrysler the ability to leap frog right over the competition when it came to performance. The engine design not only caught th

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Cover Story When W Story by Larry Weiner Photos by Toshi Akatsuka W here Route 66 meets the Autobahn, was the tag line for the 2004 Chrysler Crossfire. The Crossfire was developed jointly by Merce

Worlds Collide e, this is one Max Wedge that looks like it ready to do battle, anytime and anywhere. 13

yesterday and today. The Polara is the vision of vehicle owner, John Creekmore, who wanted a Mopar with classic 1960s looks and performance, but with the ease of operation and amenities that we take f

ax Wedge was born to run, and it knows it. new owner had other plans for this warrior. The first step was to disassemble the former super stocker down to a bare body shell, put it on a rotisserie, go

At left The front of the Dodge with its Ramcharger hood scoop and functional hood pins that retain the lightweight aluminum hood leaves no doubt about its purpose in life. At right Interior is a blen

Autometer American Muscle tach strapped 60s style to the Ididit tilt steering column. Additional gauges monitor engine functions, and are neatly integrated into a custom console that runs between the

ego cruiser personality. With a twist of the key, the fuel injected Max Wedge immediately came to life. No fuss, no priming the carbs and hoping that it wouldnt be cold blooded and cantankerous until

The following photos illustrate the process employed by Rods Mods and Restos in the rebirth of the Dodge Polara. The Dodge when it rolled into Rods, Mods and Restos. A warrior for many years its ready

Working over the body to make it better than new. One of the few areas of rust on the vintage BBody before it was repaired. The Dodge is in the booth and the first coat of primer has been applied. T

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Members Story The One That Got Away Story and Photos By Paul Memi ooking through some old photo albums, I came across these photos of a Hemi Cuda. And the story goes. Having been a mechanic at Flatl

pleted the job as a side job in my dads garage. I was able to get two N.O.S. carbs from the dealership at the time to complete the overhaul. When the car was completed, we took it out for a ride on a

makes it one of the most sought after Hemi cars on the planet. And that is the story of the one that got away. P.S. At this time, I frequently work on Hemi cars and own an original survivor 68 Hemi GT

Tech 426 Dodge Ramcharger in the Shadow of Greatness By Larry Weiner W ith all of the excitement about the 50th Anniversary of the 426 Hemi this year, its easy to overlook the 426 Ramcharger, AKA th

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Wome By Linda Mandalas omen....usually when it comes to age we are very evasive. When someone asks how old we are we tend to give the response how old do you think I am Saying this leaves the asker w

ens World Magazine ad with Plum Crazy 1970 Challenger The Sports Car That Knows How To Treat A Lady graphically illustrates how Dodge designed, built and marketed vehicles with women in mind. not on

like the Birth Control Pill, JFKs Man on the Moon Speech and Betty Friedan who wrote The Feminine Mystique. Once again, Dodge was on top of the social climate and the mood change that was most obvious

member this..... In 1967 Mr. Norm developed the first 383 Dart on his own at Grand Spaulding Dodge. After extensive testing, Norm personally drove it to Detroit to show it to the Dodge Boys in Highlan

Millennium Musings SRT Exhibit at Chicago Auto Show. Dodge Challenger SRT8 and Chrysler 300 SRT8 are showcased in this photo. Courtesy Chicago Auto Show. Dodge Scat Pack Girls with the new Scat Pack

MILLENIUM MUSINGS 2014 CHICAGO AUTO SHOW REVIEW By Andrew Schultheis Photos by Andrew Schultheis and the Chicago Auto Show Website PULL QUOTE 2014 CHICAGO AUTO SHOW While walking the show floor, I

Jeep Wrangler Unlimited on action course in Jeep Exhibit., above. Viper SRT10 in exhibit with heads up display of speedo overlaying vehicle image , at right. Photos courtesy Chicago Auto Show 46

Held at McCormick Place, which is located in downtown Chicago on the shore of Lake Michigan, it is without a doubt, one of the most spectacular shows on the Windy City event calendar, especially if yo

Looking down at the Dodge and Fiat 500 exhibit. Note the large Dodge 100th Anniversary sign in the background. Courtesy Chicago Auto Show again, the now ubiquitous Shaker Hood. While walking the show

SRT Exhibit with Dodge Charger SRT8 Super Bee front and center. Courtesy of Chicago Auto Show. you to Greg Rush, our Chrysler Representative at Bosak Motors, who got me and several of my friends into

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TIME TRAVELER Story and Photos by Howard Benjamin Brochure Art from the Howard Benjamin Collection L ooking back on the summer of 67, I remember it vividly, as though it was only yesterday. Life wa

R wool Chrysler man. Take Charge, Move Up To Chrysler 67 was the tag line for the 1967 Chrysler ad campaign, and my father considered it a real step up from the 60 Chevy Mr. Impala that had served ou

Cover of the 1967 Chrysler Brochure favorite piece of road for street racers at night, Ford City Drive was exactly one mile long. It ran between Cicero Avenue on the west and Pulaski Road on the east

road to ourselves. I pulled the column shifted Torqueflite into first, and eagerly watched the opposing traffic signal. When its yellow light lit, I moderately brake torqued the Chrysler in anticipati

ac closing in on my right rear quarter. The finish line came up quicker than I expected, and while the Pontiac was getting close, the Chrysler held onto the lead and was victorious, earning my eternal

1967 Chrysler Town and Country in Spice Gold Metallic. Its big, beautiful and incredibly roomy. Believe it or not, with the rear seats folded down, it will carry 4 x 8 sheets of plywood flat on the f

A But Wait, T t the 2006 North American International Automobile Show in Detroit, Dodge unveiled a Challenger concept based on the new Chrysler 300 LX platform. Rumors had been swirling about the re

Theres More Dyers record breaking run at Lions made the front page of the Los Angeles Herald with the headline 8.63 Its Whats Happening Baby, and in the process, made Grand Spaulding Dodge a household

Mr. Norms Super Cuda was featured on the cover of DRIVE Magazine in the USA as seen above left and ACARS Magazine in Japan , above left Supercharged 6.1 Hemi, the Challenger rolled on bold 22 inch Ro

Mr. Norms Super Challenger and Super Cuda on display at the 2009 San Diego International Automobile Show muscle car appearance, along with Pirelli tires and another set of massive SSBC V88 Piston dis

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