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JANUARY 2015 IN THIS ISSUE Cover Story Celebrating an American Champion ......... 6 Editors Page The Gasser Resurgence .......................... 24 Mr.Norms Corner The Game Changer .................

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

Celebrating an Am The Proud Legacy of the Viper SRT GTSR

merican Champion By Larry Weiner Photos and quotes courtesy Chrysler Communications

he Dodge Viper GTSR is the car that dreams have been made of since the day the first prototype was revealed to the public. The original Viper was conceived and nurtured by Chryslers leaders who recogn

Viper GTSR leads C7R Corvette through corner at Watkins Glen. And like the Cobra that originally inspired it, Vipers have raced in sanctioned events and achieved podium performances all over the worl

Number 91 Team Viper GTSR blasts out of the pits ahead of number 93 at Watkins Glen International Raceway in New York.

Number 93 Dodge Viper SRT GTSR leads Viper teammate number 91 and Corvette C7R at Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta.

ABOVE The Dodge Viper GTSR in the earlier season racing livery at Laguna Seca in 2014. LEFT SRT Motorsports CEO Ralph Gilles, right, celebrates a 12 finish with driver Dominik Farnbacher at the Circui

The Dodge Viper SRT GTSR pierces the darkness at the Petit Le Mans race at Road Atlanta.

ABOVE Man and machine Kuno Wittmer and the Viper GTSR. RIGHT The SRT Motorsports team poses for a group photo after the last race of the 2014 IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship season. 16

The No. 91 Viper SRT GTSR on track during the Saturday night fireworks at the Rolex 24 At Daytona.

The No. 91 SRT Motorsports Viper GTSR participates in night practice for the 2014 12 Hours of Sebring. LEFT New colors and design for 2014 Dodge Viper SRT GTSR racing livery debuted at Watkins Glen.

ABOVE The Number 93 Dodge Viper SRT GTSR driven by Kuno Wittmer and Jonathan Bomarito started from the pole. Here, its leading two Audi R8s on its way to finishing first in GTLM class in the IMSA TUD

Team Viper SRT GTSR racing into the sunset, literally and figuratively.

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Editors Page On display at the 2014 Grand National Roadster Show, this 1964 Plymouth Fury Gasser runs a blown 426 Max Wedge. This is an original car that was campaigned at Lions Dragstrip in the 60s

The Gasser Resurgence Theyre Back and Riding a New Wave of Popularity I Story and Photos by Larry Weiner was fortunate to come of age during the 1960s. It was an exciting decade for many reasons, b

A tale of two Willys. Again, both are street cars with a strong gasser theme. The yellow Willys with the flames was driven to and displayed at the Television Motion Picture Car Club event at Irwindale

and sucked the air out of the room. By the late sixties, the day of the gasser had passed. Some of the wellknown gasser teams even switched over to late model bodies in an ef Willys Quick, a 1941 Ame

deep paint or surface rust, theres one thing they have in common a serious case of attitude. In fact, one of the endearing features of a gasser is attitude. Whether theyre blown or injected, the sight

Two 1963 Chevy Novas have all of the traditional gasser hallmarks from the era straight axle and 10 spoke ET wheels and a nosebleed stance. Both are driven on the street and get plenty of attention. T

taught the value of a dollar and instilled a work ethic at an early age. Not only that, but building the models would keep us busy for days. While models based on the latest new cars were the leading

ABOVE LEFT AMT released this model of Ohio George Montgomerys 1933 Willys gasser in the late sixties. There was a blown and injected Ford SOHC under the tilt nose. The photo of the car in action for t

FITS 2008 2015 DODGECHALLENGERS As seen on the cover of Pentastar Power Magazine The Racers Net for the new Mr. Norms Challenger Chrome Hood Latch is only 35.95 plus shipping. Check it out on the

THE GAME CHANGER Photos courtesy of the Mr. Norms Collection and Chrysler Communications Mr. Norms Corner P eople talk about that aha moment, when you just know that youve witnessed a game changer.

This original black and white press release photo from Dodge Public Relations for the 1968 Charger was approved for release on August 30, 1967. a huge impact on the industry and on Grand Spauldings s

Early black and white photo from Dodge of the 1968 Charger RT. performance, but often times the styling was very conservative. I remember sitting on my front porch as a kid with my buddies. We could

Another original black and white publicity photo from Dodge public relations from August, 1967 showcasing the new 1968 Scat Pack cars from Dodge the Charger RT, Coronet RT and the Dart GTS. Chargers.

Color photo from Dodge public relations of the 1968 Charger. Tell your friends and car club members to join Mr. Norms Sport Club. Theyll get discounts on parts, memorabilia and receive Pentastar Powe

Here is your chance to relive Muscle Car history

NO BUY YOUR NEW DODGE Call the Mr. Norms Ho Weve got em, c Factory stock and Mr. Norms Dodge Giant inventory of Challenger Supercharaged 5.7 and 6.4 He We can install Mr. Norm packages a Mr. Norm

OW MR. NORM E FROM otline 760 6126365 come n get em All vehicles delivered through Bosak Performance by Mr. Norm Broker es and Rams for immediate delivery. r and Charger RTs and SRT8s emi Challen

NEW 2015 RAM 1500 REBEL Debuts at Detroit Auto Show Built to tackle the toughest trails Information and photos courtesy of Chrysler Communications

The new 2015 Ram 1500 Rebel is unveiled by Ram Truck President and CEO Bob Hegbloom at the North American International Automobile Show in Detroit at Cobo Center. he new 2015 Ram 1500 Rebel rocked th

flared cutouts around dual chrometipped exhausts. Tail lamps incorporate black bezels to match forward lighting. The Rebel includes an optional backup camera, providing a better field of vision when m

Beefy 33inch LT28570R17E Toyo Open Country AT allterrain tires are mounted to the allnew 17inch silver and black cast aluminum wheels. approach, departure and breakover angles. Bilstein front and rea

Inside, the Rebel is equipped with technical grain vinyl seats finished in Radar Red and Black with Sedoso fabric inserts. The inserts are embossed with the same Toyo tire tread pattern as the Rebels

bestinclass ground clearance of 10.3 inches, and a new stability program calibration takes Rebels modifications into consideration. Rebel is available exclusively as a crew cab model with 5ft. 7inch b

PULLING FOR

R THE FAMILY

A WOMAN AND HER RE HOT SLEDPULL RAM Story and photos by Steve Temple Action photos by Harold Card www.propullingphoto.com T he family that pulls together stays together as in sled pulling. Just ask

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All in the family. Susie and Brad share driving chores depending on the track. The Ingram family all pulls togetherliterally. Left to right Brady, Susie, Brad, and Trenton. They travel some 14,000 mil

season. How did Susie end up behind the wheel She kinda kicked me out, Brad laughs. I actually learn more standing by than driving, watching how the truck hooks up. Susies version of how she stepped i

hand, whether pouring ice into the weight box or towing the sledpull truck in the track area. As for the Scheid winning pickup, it started life as a 1996 Dodge Ram 3500, but has undergone many, many c

lines. Thats about five times the flow rate of a factory fuel system. a custom injector. Flow rates on a 2800hp sledpuller can hit 1600cc, representing as much as a 500 percent increase over stock. O

A Corsa data logger monitors a wide range of engine vitals, such as cylinder temps, boost, exhaust, oil, fuel, and waterinjection pressure. And it also records throttle and axle travel, as well as gro

Tell your friends and car club members to join Mr. Norms Sport Club. Theyll get discounts on parts, memorabilia and receive Pentastar Power every month for free. This hardcharging Cummins spins a pai

a problem on my end, the cable from the back. And I also have one inside to kill the air in an emergency. Otherwise the truck could turn into a fullthrottle runaway. While all of the hard parts on thi

The big Ram is a full on professional racing truck in every way. The Ingram family has cleaned and prepped the Ram in preparation for the next event and are ready to continue their winning streak. Fo

Another of the Rams on the Scheid Diesel team making big power as it fights the weight of the sled in competition.

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bassador Owners Portal with exclusive sharable content to track the build of the car. The new 1of1 customization program is available exclusively for customer orders not for dealer stock. No two custo

New 2015 Viper TA 2.0 Special Edition in Ceramic Blue was inspired by the IMSA Championship winning Viper GTSR. It reflects the race improves the breed philosophy with enhancements like the functional

It takes between 140 and 160 hours to hand paint each Viper before it goes to assembly, and owners will get regular updates, including pictures of the meticulous paint process and each phase of the ha

The business end of a 200 plus mile per hour rear wing. It has the same purposeful look as the wing on the Bobby Isaacs legendary number 71 KK Insurance 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona that ran 201 miles p

Better get a good look while its sittin still, posing for pictures, cause once the Viper TA 2.0 hits the road or track, the only thing youre likely to see is a blur and tail lights.

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rs Showcase SPOTLIGHT ON HAROLD CARD Story by Howard Benjamin Photography courtesy of propullingphoto.com I n preparing the Pulling For The Family story in this issue of Pentastar Power, we had the

Double Down, a twin screw Peterbilt has all the hallmarks of a show truck with its bright yellow custom paint and show chrome. But make no mistake, this Pete is all business, and has the horsepower to

This bright green John Deere tractor called the Mac Daddy makes a hard pull against the Ironman sled in competition in Bowling Green, Ohio. second. This is far more than luck, and is the result of hi

Making a hard pull to the right under full throttle, this tractor brought back memories of the late, great Wild Willie Borsch and the famed Winged Express AA Fuel Altered.

ABOVE Just as in Top Fuel or Funny Car competition, sometimes the strain becomes too much and even the best engine grenades. Here, the Decision Maker sled took its toll on this tractor thats engulfed

ABOVE Raminator and Ramunition look like theyre ready to go head to head at the Hot Farm event in Greenwich, New York. In reality, they were at there to run exhibition passes, but it sure looks like t

ABOVE Running two blown and injected Hemi engines, Mean and Nasty, sponsored by Milky Way Farms is shown here running at night under the lights in competition at Boonville, New York. BELOW Actual trac

ABOVE The Wild Hare is powered by two blown and injected Hemi engines. Here, it carries front wheels at full throttle as it pulls hard against the sled. BELOW One Potent Rodent, is a four wheel drive

ABOVE 4Play, started life as a 1960 Chevrolet Apache 10 pickup. Here, it churns up the dirt with all four tires in an attempt to win its class. BELOW Big Mack twin screw from Collins Trucking shooting

Blown Hemi powered tractor loses its right front wheel in the heat of competition and nearly turns turtle. 97

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ABOVE Hellbound, a second gen Dodge Dakota in action and making plenty of noise doing it. Just check out the fans covering their ears in the stands. FAR LEFT This International Farmall, named Satisfac

The Bear Express, a 1941 Dodge panel truck driven by Bob Wittenbrader makes pulling the front wheels look easy.

INTRODUCING MR. NORMS HEAVY DUTY PADDED FENDER COVERS FITS ALL 2008 2015 DODGE CHALLENGERS 360 Degrees of Padded Protection The Racers Net for the Mr. Norms Challenger Heavy Duty Fender Covers is o

MR. NORMS HEAVY DUTY PADDED FRONT FENDER PROTECTION COVERS ALSO AVAILABLE FOR THE FOLLOWING MOPARS COVERS TO FIT THE FOLLOWING DODGE, PLYMOUTH AND CHRYSLER VEHICLES MODERN DODGE AND CHRYSLER 2008 201

Tech Page The Big Cover Up Interior insulation and carpeting replacement Story and photos by Larry Weiner here comes a time in the life of all vehicles when the carpeting begins to show its age. Va

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age. However, removing the carpet mats revealed that at some point in the past, the heater core had leaked, because the passenger side front carpet showed not only extensive discoloration of the floor

insulation prior to having the body custom painted. After the new multi stage paint was applied, cured and had been buffed, it was time to start the reassembly process. We decided that this was the pe

With everything removed from the interior, its easy to see that the wagon is little more than a tin can. The Quiet Ride Solutions kit will change everything when it comes to noise control and insulati

7 Peel the protective back ing from the Dynamat damper pads and strips and then replace in the correct location on the floor of the vehicle. Next, pressure roll each pad and strip using the roller

11 With the Heat Shield Insulation sections in place and properly butted to each other, measure the correct length of Aluminum Foil Tape from the roll in the kit and tape every seam. 12 The cargo are

13 Once the new carpeting was checked for fit, the seams for the front and rear sections were lined up. Note that the front and rear carpet sections meet under the middle of the bucket seats as seen

Original 1968 GTX front buckets and the correct wagon folding rear seat were reupholstered in pearl white leather in the original GTX pattern by Katzkin. At this time, we installed the seats and new s

Women Chicago Auto Show is a larger than life experience

s World Baby Its Cold Outside... So Come On In By Linda Mandalas Indoor Shows Are A Sure Cure For Cabin Fever

Cars, cars and more cars are the stars of the Chicago Auto Show, and people come out by the thousands to escape cabin fever to see them. W ith 2015 in full swing and the cold and snow playing the wi

ed or displayed a vehicle in one of the World Of Wheels Shows. Billed as Americas Premier Custom Car Show Series, there are numerous events in the Midwest, East Coast and Canada, along with one stretc

is the undisputed leader in indoor custom car show productions, and is the largest show series in the business. In addition, there are always headliners at the shows, where you can meet and greet some

1968 Dodge pickup was customized from front to back. known, is the Grand National Roadster Show. Heres the info JANUARY 232425 66th Annual OReilly Auto Parts Grand National Roadster Show Pomona Fairp

FEBRUARY 1422 Chicago Auto Show McCormick Place 2301 S. Lake Shore Drive Chicago, IL 60616 One of the most amazing automotive events you will attend this year, the Chicago Auto Show utilizes more than

enthusiasts. These are the events that you and your family do not want to miss. Here are a few dates for you to check out... MARCH 1315 Goodguys 6th Spring Nationals Scottsdale, AZ MARCH 2829 Goodguys

pars that were chosen as the 2010 and 2011 Goodguys HMM Muscle Car of the Year awardwinners. No matter what type of automobile you are interested in, be they domestic, import, classic, concept, hotrod

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Great Cars and Great Weather Equal a Great Time West Coas P Story and Photos by Larry Weiner CaliforniaStyle in January hone home ET. This popular line from the movie of the same name has some ac

st Report e Fun in the Sun, 1970 Dodge Charger. The perfect example of a beautifully designed muscle car that will never go out of style. INSET Pepper Tree Frosty, home of the Vista Burger Run 127

1969 Plymouth GTX in B5 Blue with Magnum 500s. Pure 60s Mopar muscle. Real 1970 AAR Cuda looked factory fresh. and factory side exhaust made it a stando Wicked 1932 Ford low boy with beautifully det

. Hemi Orange with black strobe stripes out. Smooth 1964 Chrysler Town and Country hardtop wagon with wide whites and ET five spoke mags. There were lots of wagons at the Burger Run and this was one

Spectacular real steel 1941 Willys with blown 392 Hemi. A real gasser with license plates. Wanna race

Wall to wall cars. This is just one of the parking lots that was jam packed with cars in the show. ros, there was a seemingly endless parade of cars of every conceivable make, model and year to look

Stunning navy blue 1948 Chrysler New Yorker three window coupe was restored to perfection. More shock value. Wild homemade headers are literally in your face. Mufflers inside tubes are at least an ef

Rare 1962 Plymouth Fury with California yellow plates. Other than the later cop car wheels and larger than stock radials, this vintage BBody looked bone stock. 1941 Plymouth coupe mild custom had too

A trio of CBodies included a mild custom 62 Chrysler Newport, a nice original 67 Dodge Polara convertible and our trusty 67 Chrysler Town and Country wagon. Original, numbers matching, one family own

Beautifully restored 1955 Plymouth Belvedere hardtop is an example of the great Mopars on display at the show. was well represented again this year. Sixties muscle abounded, especially 68 thru 70 Cha

Buy a 20 raffle ticket and a chance for you to 20th Anniversary MKIII By Powered by 20 Raffle Ticket Drawing is June 27, 2015 At The London Cobra Show in London, Ohio Purchase ticket by scanning QR

But Wait, Th Picture Perfect Story by Marv Herbert Photos by The Brunt Bros., Steve Temple, Toshi Akatsuka, Larry Weiner, Steven Soule and Chrysler Communications O f all the things we do, probably

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Steve Soule shot these two Top Fuel Dragsters at night under the lights at the Cruisin Grand Nitro Night event. them stand out. This same philosophy has worked well for Mr. Norm his entire career. He

always drive at or just below the posted speed, while at the track, anything goes. We do not do burnouts on the street for a number of reasons, mainly having to do with safety and not violating the la

weather has no bearing on the outcome. The lighting is consistent and can even be altered to suit a specific vehicle color, and the white walls and floors provide a neutral backdrop to any vehicle wit

The Dodge Ram 3500 Interstate Rated was shot by Ryan Hagel in the studio. Viper Red paint jumps out against the white walls, floor and ceiling. A canted image by Larry Weiner of a Mr. Norms GSS King

Steve Temple captured these three Mopar wing cars at the Hot August Nights show in Reno, Nevada. The vertical composition of the photo emphasized the height of the wings, and the hotel in the backgrou

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