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THE LAST PASS The Hurst Hemi Under Glass in action at Mopars and Muscle Cars at the strip, driven by the one and only Bob Riggle. Piloting the most famous wheelstander of all time for the past 50 year

Mopars and Muscle Cars at the Strip Las Vegas Motor Speedway By Larry Weiner HURST HEMI UNDER GLASS

IN THIS ISSUE Cover Story Hurst Heritage GSS RAM The Ram With Muscle Car Attitude ...... 4 Editors Page Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals ... 30 Mr. Norms Event Schedule................. 42 Mr. Norms

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

HURST HERITAGE GSS RAM The Ram With Muscle Car Attitude Words by Larry Weiner, Photos by Richard Truesdell and Larry Weiner

The Hurst Heritage GSS Ram devours pavement at a furious pace without breaking a sweat. Far more than just a pretty face, this is one Ram that can haul the goods and does it in style.

Hurst. The name that is synonymous with precise shifters needs no introduction to Mopar enthusiasts. Even the legendary Mr. 4Speed, Ronnie Sox, relied upon Hurst as he power shifted his way to winning

to include custom wheels and disc brakes, along with clutches and even shock absorbers, just to name a few. In 1968, Hurst shifted gears, no pun intended, as the company began building special edition

The Hurst Heritage GSS Ram is a real Hemi Hauler. More than just a pretty face, its got real cargo and towing capability, making it a true dual purpose sport truck.

Katzkin outdid themselves creating the custom leather interior for the Hurst Heritage GSS Ram. Pearl leather, perforated inserts, Hurst Gold top stitching and logos are accented with Carbon Wings, jus

Mr. Norms Aero Roof Spoiler adds a sporting flair to the Hurst Heritage GSS Ram cab while distinguishing it from ordinary sport trucks. Like so many features on the Hurst Heritage GSS Ram, the chrome

The chrome fuel door is a nicely detailed casting. The emblem in the center leaves no doubt that this is a genuine Hurst Heritage GSS Ram by Mr. Norm. Iconic Hurst Equipped badge on the grille and ta

Yeah, its got a Hemi. Enhanced with a KN cold air intake for free breathing, its also dressed for success thanks to a Hurst Gold custom painted engine shroud that is accented with contrasting raised l

A Flowmaster American Thunder cat back dual exhaust system gives the Hemi a vibrant baritone voice. It sounds great all the time, but you really need to hear it at wide open throttle. Its what all mus

Ram shows that just as much thought went into the interior as the exterior. Anything but ordinary, the talented staff at Katzkin created custom leather for the Ram that is a near mirror image of the i

plush carpet mats, a GSS chrome dash emblem and a Hurst GSS serial number dash plaque lets everyone know that this truck is one of just 50 that will be available for 2016. The Hurst Heritage GSS Ram i

The Hurst Heritage GSS Ram 1500 was big hit at the SEMA SHOW where it debuted in the Katzkin Leather Exhibit. Its big, bold and a modern day salute to the incredible Hurst vehicles that have come befo

IN 1968, MR. NORM TEAMED UP WITH HURST TO BUILD THE LEGENDARY GSS 440 DART. TODAY, HISTORY REPEATS ITSELF, AS MR. NORM AND HURST HAVE JOINED FORCES ONCE AGAIN, THIS TIME TO CREATE THE FUN AND FUNCTION

SPECIAL LIMTED EDITION SERIES LIKE PAST HURST VEHICLES, THE HURST HERITAGE GSS RAM IS A LIMITED EDITION. ONLY 50 SERIAL NUMBERED VEHICLES WILL BE BUILT EACH YEAR. THE HURST HERITAGE GSS RAM IS DESIGNE

HURST HERITAGE GSS RAM 1500 INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING EQUIPMENT EXTERIOR Hurst Heritage GSS Ram 1500 Appearance Package Includes the following Ram RT Twin Intake Challenger Style Steel Hood,

HURST HERITAGE GSS RAM 1500 OPTIONS FLOWMASTER AMERICAN THUNDER CAT BACK DUAL EXHAUST SYSTEM HEMI ENGINE SHROUD CUSTOM PAINTED LETTERED

THE HURST HERITAGE GSS RAM 1500 OFFERS YOU THREE WHEEL FINISHES HURST STUNNER MACHINED W BLACK ACCENT in 20 22 INCH HURST STUNNER IN PVD CHROME IN 20 22 INCH HURST STUNNER IN PVD CHROME WITH CONT

CALL 7606126365 TODAY TO ORDER YOUR HURST HERITAGE GSS RAM 1500 THE HURST HERITAGE GSS RAM 1500 IS OFFERED BY MR. NORMS PERFORMANCE

MR. NORMS 2016 EVENT SCHEDULE Mopars at the Strip Cinco de Mopar Midwest Mopars in the Park Carlisle Chrysler Nationals Belvedere Mopar Happening Muscle Car Beach Mopar Nationals Mopar Fest of Canada

NO NONSE Story by Marvin Herbert, Photos by Larry Weiner Hemi Power in Your Face,

ENSE , Chicago Style The Mr. Norms GSS AlleyCat Challenger is the essence of the modern muscle car. It has the purposeful, hunkered down look of a street fighter and makes no excuses for its ability

One look at the new Mr. Norms GSS AlleyCat and you instinctively know all that you need to know about this latest creation from the man whose name has been synonymous with high performance Dodges for

The GSS AlleyCat has the kind of in your face presence that Mr. Norm is well known for.

brothers, you can bet your ass that the AlleyCat isnt going to take any crap from the Bowtie brigade or the Blue Oval bozos. Make no mistake, the AlleyCat is more than capable of protecting its turf,

Katzkin custom leather interior matches the colors of the AlleyCat, right down to the black leather, Suedzkin, carbon wings and contrasting Viper red piping. TOP Mr. Norms signature on the headrest a

Striking and purposeful in shape and stance, the GSS AlleyCat features classic muscle car stripes coupled with contrasting colors designed to amplify its presence. The appearance projected by the Alle

Suedzkin and Carbon Shadow Wings, along with Viper Red piping that neatly mimics the Red Bands of Courage that accent the wheels to similar effect. Furthermore, the seats feature the AlleyCat logo, wh

TOP In addition to running the full length of each side of the GSS AlleyCat, the Mr. Norms signature stripe runs over the top of the trunk lid, a subtle reminder of the original 1969 Dodge Hemi Charge

ABOVE Script on 6.4 Hemi rocker covers is highlighted in Viper Red. RIGHT Mr. Norms signature Special Edition Challenger accents add interest to factory shock tower covers.

The view of the Mr. Norms GSS AlleyCat that the competition is likely to see after tangling with this ferocious feline.

BUILDING the Mr. Norms GSS AlleyCat Challenger Designing and building the prototype for a new Mr. Norms model is anything but routine. And coming up with something original, especially on a vehicle li

TOP LEFT Ground zero. The Challenger RT Scat Pack fresh off the assembly line. TOP Bone stock and ready for its transformation. Like the movie Face Off, its near smiling face will morph into that of a

LEFT PAGE The GSS AlleyCat body side graphics have been carefully laid out using special blue stripe tape in preparation for the application of the Viper Red paint. The Speedway Rear Spoiler has also

ABOVE The sides of the Challenger as delivered provided the perfect canvass for customization. Pure white as the driven snow, and devoid of anything more than the small Scat Pack front fender emblems,

TOP On the lift at the Hotchkis Sport Suspension facility ready for the installation of lowering springs and sport sway bars. LEFT A perfect automotive example of the ad campaign that proclaimed Its w

TOP BOTTOM The journey from mild to wild starts with a professional artists rendering. The completed Mr. Norms GSS AlleyCat is a near mirror reflection of the original concept art created by Ben Herm

MR. NORMS HELLCAT STYLE DEAD PEDAL EMERGENCY BRAKE COVERS FITS 2008 2016 DODGE CHALLENGERS AS SEEN IN PENTASTAR POWER MAGAZINE The Racers Net for the Hellcat Style Dead Pedal Cover is only 49.95 a

THE LATEST IN THE MR. NORMS GSS SERIES The Mr. Norms GSS AlleyCat is the Hemi powered Challenger with a serious dose of bad attitude. Just like its legendary ancestor, the GSS Supercharged Demon, this

Mr. Norms GSS AlleyCat shown in Bright White with Viper Red Mr. Norms GSS AlleyCat stripes, Speedway Front Splitter Side Scoops. The Mopar Lightweight Forged Wheels are accented with available Red Li

MR. NORMS GSS ALLEYCAT CHALLENGER INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING EQUIPMENT EXTERIOR Mr. Norms Challenger SuperCat Hellcat Appearance Package includes the following Challenger H

MR. NORMS GSS ALLEYCAT CHALLENGER FOR INFORMATION CALL 7606300547 TODAY

Jeep Concepts Debut Moab Bash Celebrates Sun, Sand and Trendsetting Jeeps Story and Photos Courtesy of FCA Communications At 50th Annual easter Jeep Safari

The design influence of the original Kaiser M715 military truck is obvious with the Jeep Crew Chief 715. Chrysler has been teasing us with Jeeps with the look of an M715 for several years and we reall

Jeep CReW CHIeF 715 A eet of ultracapable Jeep concept vehicles, featuring an array of Mopar and Jeep Performance Parts available to consumers conquered the famous and challenging trails of Moab, Utah

The Jeep Shortcut reminds us of an early CJ. Its short and sweet, and ton of fun

Jeep SHORTCUT A carefully cra ed take on the beloved Jeep CJ5, this Wranglerbased concept vehicle invokes the spirit of 1950s Americana, with a shortened body and functional simplicity. Exterior styli

The Jeep Trailcat packs supercharged Hellcat Hemi Power under the hood. Forget wild in the streets, the Trailcat was born to be wild anywhere.

Jeep TRAILCAT e Jeep Trailcat concept vehicle is the ultimate o road machine, equally at home on Moabs rugged trails or a highspeed section. Utilizing the supercharged 6.2liter HEMI Hellcat V8 engine,

The Jeep Commanche may be small, but it is mighty.

Jeep COMMANCHe Based on the Jeep Renegade, the Jeep Comanche concept vehicle is designed to be o road ready with practical utility. A nod to Jeep pickup trucks of years past, the Comanche concept take

Its hard to believe that lurking under the forward control truck body is the chassis of a Jeep CJ5. It was cool when it was new, and it still is.

Jeep FC 150 A true American workhorse, this 1960 Jeep FC 150 concept vehicle is rich with heritage and built to tackle both challenging rocky trails and the harshness of a western cattle ranch. Origin

Tricked out Jeeps getting down and dirty on the trail at Moab.

Kenne Bell combines size, efficiency, lower parasitic losses an BILLET 4x6 ROTOR TWIN SCREW COOLER OPERATION No manifold or intercooler covers to hide heat up supercharger MAMMOTH INLET 4.5 RAM AIR P

ing, Highest HP Potential . . . . and COOLEST nd Liquid Cooling optional for more HP and greater potential SUPERCHARGER KITS 0810 6.1, 5.7 MAMMOTH 2.8LC POLISHED 1116 6.4 MAMMOTH 2.8LC BLACK Pate

2015 SEMA SHOW Story and Photos by Larry Weiner The Biggest, Best Attended in History SO WHERE WERE THE MOPARS

In past years, this would have been a perfect shot of the crowd on Tuesday morning right after the show opened. But this shot was taken on Thursday, a day when the herd would have usually thinned out.

Wall to wall people. No were not talking about Black Friday, were talking about the 2015 SEMA SHOW. With nearly 160,000 registered attendees this year, up signi cantly from the previous record set in

e fact that the SEMA SHOW is held in Las Vegas only adds to its mystique. So big has this show grown, that it is a perfect t for Vegas. Not only does it have the reputation as the town that never slee

The Mopar exhibit had a little of everything on display, from a few Challengers and Chargers to several Jeeps and Fiats along with displays featuring Mopar accessories. the crowd was just as intense

Challenger concept was created by Mopar. It sported allwheel drive, fender flares, custom paint and a unique rear spoiler. Dont expect to see it at your local Dodge dealer anytime soon, but it present

Designed along the lines of the military themed Jeep NuKizer 715 oneoff show truck that debuted at the Moab Easter Jeep Safari in 2010, this custom Jeep looked cool with its similarly themed J4000 Gla

The Monrovia Missile 1962 Dodge Dart Max Wedge by noted builder Bob Mosher was displayed in the Derale Performance exhibit. Pure door slammer nostalgia This early Dodge Dart restomod was built by the

Rad Rides by Troy built this over the top 1971 Hemi Cuda convertible that was displayed in the Flowmaster exhibit. The Hurst Heritage GSS Ram 1500 debuted in the Katzkin exhibit. Powered by a 5.7 Hem

This slick looking Valiant Signet was competing in the Optima Ultimate Street Car Challenge. It immediately made us think of the Mopar Action Green Brick. While this Valiant may not have won, we would

This mundane looking 1967 Dart appeared to be the latest garage find, but as is so often the case, looks can be deceiving. Built by the Gas Monkey Garage, the original 273 was long gone, replaced by a

Restored back to better than original, Richard Pettys 1970 Plymouth Superbird NASCAR stock car was on prominent display at the SEMA SHOW. The King himself was also in attendance, but unfortunately did

prominently displayed at the SEMA SHOW, but a er the show, many were featured on the cover and pages of popular enthusiast magazines, on numerous web sites and at major shows and events throughout the

This 1969 Charger built by Octane Engineering packed the largest supercharger we have seen on a BBody. Simply insane

Vintage Willys was restored to perfection and looked like it was ready to hit the beach.

Big wheels and tires are very popular at the SEMA SHOW. This bright yellow 1977 Dodge 1500 step side followed the trend with some really big rollers that showed off a green chassis and suspension.

Even Mecum Auctions had a display at the SEMA SHOW. Proving once again that the cars are the stars, Mecum added eye candy with this yellow 1970 Hemi Cuda drop top. Sublime green Challenger echoed a T

go out and buy and build their own versions of what they saw displayed at the SEMA SHOW and published in the media. Today, it is a vastly di erent story. e number of new Mopars on display at the SEMA

e only brand well represented was the Wrangler, which is the mainstay of the o road section in South Hall. But when it came to modern muscle cars, a perennial favorite of the SEMA SHOW, as great as th

ARTISTS SHOWCASE Spotlight on Michael Irvine Story by Larry Weiner, Images courtesy of Michael Irvine Helluva Mirage The Dodge Challenger Hellcats release in 2016, took the Challenger market. It make

e car collector world by storm. With 707 horsepower, the powerful Hellcat reenergized an already hot modern ould choose to further immortalize these cars in a dramatic, vivid and surreal painting. In

Six Pack Salute Because of their racecar look, artist Michael Irvine like most car guys has been fascinated by the 1970 Plymouth Superbird since he was kid. Bringing to life a scene that most of us ca

Opens At Eight In February of 2008, Muscle Car Enthusiast Magazine ran a feature on the rebirth of the Dodge Challenger, based on its classic counterparts, the 1970 Six Pack and Hemi Challengers. Comm

BEEP BEEP Taking real cars and placing them in a surreal setting loosely based on the popular Warner Bros. cartoon, Michael Irvine wanted to create a painting that played on the culture of these power

DODGE NA BULLITT However you choose to read the title, dodging a Frank Bullitt, dodging a shotgun bullet, or Dodge Charger and a Bullitt Mustang, youll feel the excitement of one of the greatest and M

T here are many ways to celebrate our passion for Mopars. For some, this requires owning one or more of the fabulous vehicles that were created by Virgil Exner or Elwood Engles talented design teams.

BMovie Night For artist Michael Irvine, in many paintings, its about the cars first and foremost. While the setting helps tell the story, it doesnt overpower the piece. In BMovie Night, Michael sets t

Service Fit For A King Michaels Above Them All series features iconic cars and drivers that have had a historical impact on the automotive industry and, in turn, the car collector hobby. This unique p

and they infused in him a sense of precision and attention to detail. After graduating from college, Michael worked for an architectural firm in Edmonton, followed by a stint at an advertising agency

End of the Line Many would say that the best car chases in movies were captured for the big screen in the 1960s and 70s. Michael would agree, I always enjoy watching American muscle cars elude the aut

Mopar Farm Trilogy Six years. Three paintings. One amazing dream find. Imagine you purchased some land. In the fall, as the trees start to lose their leaves, something catches your eye off in the dist

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67 Years Young and Going Strong Words and Photos by Larry Weiner Hot rods, high performance cars and customs of all kinds. Growing up in the 1960s, many of us, your editor included could have been ac

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TOP RIGHT INSET 1941 Willys Gasser is a period perfect build. It sports a nose bleed stance thanks to a straight axle, along with pie crust slicks, fender well headers, and most important, a blown an

This bright orange 1968 Barracuda may have started life as a daily driver with a small block V8, but it has been reincarnated with a BO 29 Hemi Cuda theme thats just at home on the track as it is on t

Classic Deuce highboy coupe wears a coat of jet black paint that looks a mile deep. Of course, no bad boy three window Duece coupe would be caught dead with anything less than a Hemi for power, and th

Post war Chrysler Town and Country sedan is one of the coolest termites ever created by Detroit. This one is anything but ordinary, and while it may look stock, one peek under the hood reveals the tru

Heres one you didnt see coming. This post war Chevrolet COE looks innocuous enough. But if you think that theres a stovebolt six under that short hood and toothy chrome smile, youre in for a big surpr

Looking down on the show floor at the vehicles in competition for the Americas Most Beautiful Roadster award. One look and its easy to see that each of the roadsters has a unique personality, and spec

Displayed in the rat rod building, this 1937 Ford raced from 1960 to 1964. Powered by an early Olds with Algon injection running on nitro, it is a true survivor from an era when a race car was limited

This little 26 Dodge bucket was actually too nice to be in the rat rod building. Powered by a 270 cubic inch Dodge Poly V8, it looked like a period perfect hot rod from the late 50s right down to the

Built at the height of the muscle car era, this 1970 Coronet RT was powered by a 440 Six Pack with a Ramcharger air grabber. It was immaculately restored to a very high standard and was definitely str

Low angle shot of classically built TBucket shows Halibrand Quick Change, big n littles, tubular side headers be sure to watch you legs getting out after a ride, especially if you are wearing shorts p

TOP RIGHT Wildly channeled 1934 Plymouth four door sedan sans fenders and running boards is something you dont see every day, especially one powered by a Hemi. Add to that bronze accents, wire wheels,

One of the hot rods in AMBR competition, this flamed 1933 Ford may not be a Mopar, but it has the heart of one, thanks to the early Hemi under the hood.

A popular feature of the Grand National Roadster Show is the display of cars that are under construction. A blown and injected 426 Hemi fits neatly between the frame rails of this 1967 Buick GS 400 us

TOP LEFT Blown 392 Hemi powers this race themed 1934 Ford three window coupe. Sporting a wicked top chop, it mixes modern and classic themes seamlessly.

TOP RIGHT The winner of the Americas Most Beautiful Roadster award. This 32 Ford highboy may not be extreme, but the attention to detail and myriad of custom touches made it the judges choice. in pop

ABOVE 1960 Plymouth was appropriately called The Finn. A mild custom, it featured custom paint, billet wheels, grille and a ground hugging lowered suspension. INSET LEFT The interior is nothing less

CAR SHOW SWAP MEET CAR CORRAL CELEBRITY GUESTS FROM THE ORIGINAL DUKES OF HAZZARD FEATURED 50TH ANNIVERSARY DISPLAYS C A R L I S L E C H RY S L E R NAT I O NA L S Do you consider yourself a true Mo

MAKE YOUR CAR A PART OF MR. NORMS HISTORY RACERS NET FOR THE MR. NORMS KENNE BELL 2.8L SUPERCHARGER KIT IS 6995.00 PLUS SHIPPING ADD 300.00 FOR LIQUID COOLED 600.00 FOR POLISHED KIT Note No disc

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