Allpar is holding its East Hanover, New Jersey meet on Saturday, September 24 despite the possibility of mild rainfall. The decision was reached by organizers Chris Carpenter and David Zatz after the National Weather Service revised its forecast for Saturday. See details and registration information. Some members specifically swapped days off for the event, Chris himself drove over 500 miles, and publicity did not mention a rain date, so that we are expecting some people to show up even if there is no show. For 2012, there will be a rain date announced in advance.
Dodge is showing four concept cars at SEMA: a Dart, Charger, Challenger, and Viper ACR. You can now see them all at Allpar, courtesy of Patrick Rall — now with the story behind them. Coming soon: Jeep, Ram, Chrysler, and Fiat concepts. See all the Dodge concepts
Long before the Challenger Hellcat was officially launched, Allpar noted that the engine — which we estimated at “620-680 horsepower” (depending on when the stories were written) — was being tested in the Jeep Grand Cherokee. Then we wrote that it had probably been ruled out, for various reasons. Today, one source wrote that the trademarked Trackhawk name, which we had thought [...]
Months after unconfirmed reports made it to Allpar’s pages, the power of Automotive News, in the person of reporter Larry Vellequette, pried a key fact from Chrysler executives — that they cast and build “Ferrari” engines for Maserati. As our sister site pentastars.com reported, the engines are actually cast in Kokomo, and machined in the Trenton Engine plant, using a mixture of [...]