Buy the last Plymouth ever made—cheap

Neon - last Plymouth

The last Plymouth ever made is being auctioned off, and the last time we looked, the high bid was just $14,001. The car has the standard 2.0 liter engine and five-speed (manual) transmission, with 15-inch alloys, a sun roof, gray leather seats, and bright silver metallic paint; but it’s hardly ever been driven, with just …

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Modern Street Hemi Series Roars in Virginia, Prepares for The Rock

1964 Dodge

Last month, the Modern Street Hemi Shootout headed to Virginia Motorsports Park for the second stop on the 2021 schedule, leading to two days of action-packed modern Mopar drag racing. Series boss Dan VanHorn credited the VMP track crew for providing a great surface, adding that “Tyler Crossnoe is the top dog there and was …

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“Jenny Drives a Race Car” Promotes Motorsports to Young Girls

Dodge Challenger Book Cover

The Mopar racing world is fortunate to have one of the best-known active professional female racers with Leah Pruett, but at the grassroots level, women are far more active in the motorsports world. In the Modern Street Hemi Shootout series for example, there is a group of women with monster Mopars who are all routinely …

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A Kentucky Derby Horse for Mopar Lovers

Super Stock Win

Anyone who knows me personally knows that I love all types of horsepower – both mechanical and natural. I am a horse owner and rider, as well as being a big horse racing fan. While not everyone pays attention to thoroughbred horse racing, the Kentucky Derby is one of those American sporting events that tends …

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Giorgio is being converted to STLA Large

Several publications recently ran stories on the death of the sort-of-new Giorgio platform, designed to support medium-sized and large cars and crossovers for Alfa Romeo, Dodge, Jeep, and possibly Chrysler. The reality appears to be different: Giorgio has simply been brought into a new naming system, which simply calls its platforms Small, Medium, Large, and …

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Inside a fake Stellantis memo from Facebook

fake stellantis letter

How fake is this letter posted to Facebook, “from a Stellantis employee,” which came with a possibly-real Stellantis letterhead? Pretty fake. Let’s look at the issues. First, while there is a semiconductor shortage, it’s not only China that’s the problem; the sudden Texas shutdown meant hundreds of thousands (if not millions) of semiconductors in-process were …

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Hagan, Capps Charger Funny Cars Lose to Tasca in Four Wide Finals

Matt Hagan 2021 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Funny Car

This past weekend, the Team Mopar NHRA Dodge Charger funny car racers headed to Las Vegas for the Denso Spark Plugs Four Wide Nationals, looking for their first win of the young 2021 season. As the name of the event suggests, this stop in Vegas includes four-wide drag racing, with four cars competing side-by-side-by-side-by-side, creating …

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Legmaker MSHS 2021 Opener Draws a Huge Crowd

Dodge Charger

Late last month, the Modern Street Hemi Shootout opened their 2021 season with the first event at Orlando Speedworld being sponsored by Legmaker Intakes. The season got off to a great start, with the event beating any past opener by more than a hundred registered race cars, with NHRA superstar Leah Pruett serving as the …

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Slant Six Club’s October meet is on

slant six club

The Slant Six Club is having a meet in 2021, on October 3, rain or shine. They are starting at noon, and meeting at the Olive Garden at 510 Woodbridge Center Drive, Woodbridge, New Jersey. (Photo is from a past event.) Contact the Slant Six Club for details.

2021 NHRA Opener is Worst Outing for Team Mopar Since 2019

Leah Pruett Dodge Challenger

A Don Schumacher Racing Dodge Charger funny car won every single event during the shortened 2020 NHRA racing season, with Matt Hagan taking home the class championship as Team Mopar teammates Tommy Johnson Jr, Jack Beckman and Ron Capps finished second, third and fourth in the championship race. Hagan won two of the last three …

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Speculation: How a Peugeot-style branding system could work in the USA

Peugeot SA, like Volkswagen AG, tended to reflect American automakers of the 1930s-to-1980s: similar cars were sold under different brands, varying in trim, soundproofing, convenience features, and such. Peugeot maintained four brands—Citroën, DS, and Opel being the other three. That system, in Chrysler’s case, led to extremely similar cars being sold, with varying sizes, trim …

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Mopar: more power, less service?

J.D. Power has released their 2021 review of customer service at car dealerships throughout the United States. Unlike the quality surveys, where Land Rover and Tesla anchor the bottom to make the Mopars look good, the customer service index is anchored by Mopar brands—with all but Dodge taking the bottom slots. (Maserati, along with Tesla …

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