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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

Leah Pruett Coming to Modern Street Hemi Shootout Season Opener

Leah Pruett

When the Modern Street Hemi Shootout opens their 2021 schedule with the Legmaker Intakes event at Orlando Speedworld, NHRA superstar and Mopar racer Leah Pruett will be in attendance. Pruett will be handling a handful of duties, and while she won’t be making any passes in either of her NHRA race cars, she went down … Read more

Mopars at Auction: Pickup Garners Second Highest Price

d500 auction

GAA Classic Cars auctioned off a number of Mopars at its North Carolina auction recently; a number of 1959 Mopars were included in the sales, with six Dodges, a Plymouth, Imperial, DeSoto, and Chrysler letter-car moving across the block. A 1959 Dodge D500 truck, in the high-end Custom Sierra trim, sold for $51,000, the second … Read more

Stellantis going all-in on electrics in US

Stellantis is planning to put more effort into battery-electric cars as it sees hybrid powertrains eventually fading out. The automaker, which includes the 14 brands of the former Chrysler, Fiat, and Peugeot groups, is acting like others on the belief that making mass-market internal combustion engines will eventually be banned in Europe and other regions. … Read more

Stellantis gets three loyalty awards

2021 Ram 1500 Tradesman HFE EcoDiesel

Stellantis has gotten three automotive loyalty awards from IHS Markit. The Pacifica minivan had the most loyal buyers of any minivan for the second year in a row; the Ram 1500 had the highest loyalty of any light-duty pickup for the fifth consecutive year; and Alfa Romeo was “most improved to make.” General Motors was … Read more

Get yer Dodge stuff at Amazon

The Dodge Store by Amazon officially opened its doors to automotive enthusiasts this week. Dodge//SRT fans can now shop hundreds of options for authentic licensed gear and merchandise across the Amazon storefront beginning today. Materials sold “align with a wide range of passions, including Brotherhood of Muscle, ’70s Collection and Vintage Garage,” according to Dodge … Read more

Future of the Dodge Dakota

Mopar-specific social media was inundated with news that the Dodge Dakota project had been cancelled. In the fine print was news that this only affected plans to create a Dodge version of the Jeep Gladiator, a heavyweight engineered off the Wrangler mainly for off-road prowess. The decision is probably good for Dodge fans, because the … Read more

Which are the most dependable Mopars?

Ram and Dodge topped Stellantis’ brands in three-year dependability, according to J.D. Power, but neither managed to hit the industry average. Alfa Romeo, in contrast, was the second-worst brand sold in the United States. The news was not good for Stellantis. Ram and Dodge were almost certainly not significantly lower than average, when variability is … Read more

Addressing Rumors of the SRT Division Being Disbanded

2021 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody -

About a week ago, there were reports from two websites –  Opposite Lock and Grassroots Motorsports – that the SRT Performance division had been disbanded under the new corporate umbrella. Neither of these reports cited any sources, so we reached out to our contacts at Stellantis for the official world. Unfortunately, that word is not … Read more

Jeep race team engineer Phil Toney

Phil Toney, a Jeep engineer on the AMC race team (far right in the photo), died earlier this week. He started with AMC in the 1960s, joining the AMX racing team, and working in Jeep development starting in the 1990s. He was one of the team that started the Easter Jeep Safari, and went to … Read more

2021 Ram 1500 Tradesman HFE EcoDiesel Rated at 33mpg

2021 Ram 1500 Tradesman HFE EcoDiesel

This morning, the 2021 Ram 1500 Tradesman HFE EcoDiesel was introduced to the world with unsurpassed highway fuel economy numbers for the half-ton segment. This rear-drive Ram 1500 with the Crew Cab configuration, the 5’7” bed and 20-inch wheels offers 33 miles per gallon on the highway, matching the Chevrolet Silverado diesel as the most … Read more