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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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.

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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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 …

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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. …

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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 …

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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 …

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