Rapid Transit System Cuda, Black Ghost Challenger Lead 2023 Mecum Indy Auction

1970 Plymouth Cuda Rapid Transit System Show Car

This past weekend, the 2023 Mecum Indy Auction included a long list of incredible Mopar collectible vehicles. Two unusually special classic muscle cars rolled across the stage – the 1970 Plymouth Cuda Rapid Transit System Show Car and the 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T SE known as The Black Ghost.

The RTS Cuda ended up being the top seller at Mecum Indy and the Black Ghost car ranked third, with a modern Ford GT Heritage Edition car sneaking into the second spot.

If you are not familiar with these two classic Mopar muscle cars, here is a quick rundown on both, along with video footage of the Mecum Auction action. <>Read more

Here are the new Jeep concepts for Moab ’23

2023 Moab Jeep Concepts

Jeep has officially unveiled the concepts for the 57th annual Easter Jeep Safari which takes place on April 1-9, 2023 in Moab, Utah. Here they are—all seven of them on one page, including one 1978 “SJ” Cherokee merged with a Wrangler Rubicon to form an entirely new beast; an all-electric Wrangler; a purple-pink model; a two-seater Grand Wagoneer with a popup camper built in; and a few others. <>Read more

Ram midsize pickup finally revealed—to dealers

Ram Revolution BEV side view

Ram head Mike Koval Jr. has shown the upcoming midsize Ram pickup, but only to dealers at a meeting in Las Vegas. Automotive News reported on a dealer’s views of the pickup, which he said exceeded his expectations—and was “spectacular.” The new battery-electric pickup matches the “aesthetic” of the Ram 1500 Revolution from January, pictured … Read more

Ram Shows EV Pickup Front End Ahead of January Debut

Ram 1500 Revolution Front End

Stellantis has announced that CEO Carlos Tavares will be giving the keynote speech at the Consumer Electronics Show in January and during the course of that appearance, he will introduce a pair of battery electric vehicle concepts – one of which will be the Ram Revolution. The Ram 1500 Revolution will be the company’s first … Read more

Chrysler, Fiat doing LA reveals; Dodge, Jeep, Ram showing new vehicles

500e reveal

The Los Angeles show will see a new version of the Chrysler Pacifica and an “electric” reveal of one of the “most iconic and classic FIAT brand models of all time.” The Fiat is almost certainly the new-and-improved 500e already on sale in Europe. While it’s possible there will be a new generation of the … Read more

2022 SEMA Show Dodge and Mopar Wrap-Up

Hellephant C170 Crate Engine

The 2022 SEMA Show was an interesting one, with attendees reporting huge crowds and massive amounts of exhibitors even though both Ford Motor Company and General Motors opted to not participate in the world’s largest showcase of automotive aftermarket parts. However, Dodge made the most of the big crowds and the focused spotlight, showing off … Read more

Mopar “charges” into SEMA with concepts, Mopar gear

CJ Surge retromod BEV motor

Mopar “charged” into the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show with three concepts and hundreds of factory-backed parts and accessories. The show opens tomorrow and runs through November 4. However, Mopar, now led by Mark Bosanac, released some information today—with more to come. Jeep CJ Surge Concept The Jeep CJ Surge electromod was developed to explore … Read more

Mopar’s hints at 2022 SEMA concepts

Wrangler Surge

Mopar released these concept sketches in advance of the 2022 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas in early November. One appears to be an early battery-electric Wrangler. Mopar will showcase customized vehicles and hundreds of quality-tested, factory-backed performance parts and accessories in its 15,345-square-foot exhibit in the South Hall of the Las … Read more

Challenger Shakedown: homage to a “classic-based concept”

2022 Dodge Challenger Shakedown concept

It’s Dodge’s “last call” for 392 and Hellcat cars, and the latest special edition celebrates a retroconcept—the original Dodge Shakedown Challenger concept shown at the 2016 SEMA show. The new special-edition 2023 Dodge Challenger Shakedown keeps the black-and-red interior and exterior, using a modern Challenger as its base. Six special-edition Challengers and Chargers will be revealed … Read more

Future Mopars revealed by Canadian investments

BEV skateboard design for Chrysler Airflow

Yesterday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Ontario Premier Doug Ford, and a number of other dignitaries, Stellantis officials, and Unifor union reps unveiled a major investment in Canadian factories and R&D facilities. Together, these will keep thousands of jobs in Canada, adding a number of research positions and restoring, if all goes well, second and third … Read more

Chrysler Airflow impressions

copper trim

Even before the new Airflow was shown, New York Auto Show media saw this Chrysler Pacifica PHEV with a new logo projected onto the drapes behind it (we’ve artificially lowered them to be closer to the minivan). The new logo appears to be taken from the hoodline and a bit of the headlights, combined with … Read more

Alfa, Jeep launches at New York Auto Show—and maybe a new Chrysler logo

Tomorrow holds several New York Auto Show unveilings, including two which have been officially confirmed. The most recent confirmation was for the Alfa Romeo Tonale, which uses the Renegade/Compass platform with a special suspension and two powertrains, one of which has up to 272 horsepower or 30 miles of pure-electric range. Update: here is our … Read more

2022 Moab Easter Jeep Safari Concept Round-Up

2022 Easter Jeep Safari Concepts

Last week, we brought you a look at the two most extreme concepts that debuted this past weekend at the 2022 Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, Utah. The Bob Concept and the Magneto 2.0 Concept were the most elaborate concepts in Moab this past weekend, but the brand brought out five other new concepts – … Read more

Two Jeep Safari concept drawings released

jeep easter safari concept 2

Drawings of two concepts to be shown off at the Easter Jeep Safari (April 9-17) have been released; one is to be “4xe electrified.” 4xe is the company’s name for a full performance hybrid system including all wheel drive and, at this time, a four-cylinder engine. Whether the company will keep the 4xe name or … Read more