by Bill Cawthon • Posted on October 23rd, 2012
Though he’s best known as the top ventriloquist in the business, Jeff Dunham has been a muscle car fan since he first discovered Hot Wheels as a youngster growing up in Dallas, Texas. He’s still a Mopar fan with a passion for the 1970 Cuda.
In August, Chrysler’s SRT Division recruited Dunham to help create a show car for the SEMA show that opens in Las Vegas at the end of next week.
Starting with a black 2012 Dodge Challenger SRT8, Dunham, Scott Brown, Manager of West Region Communications, Mark Trostle, SRT’s head of design, and Alan Palmer of Palmer’s Customs of Camarillo, California, will produce Project Ultaviolet which will incorporate a new engine from SRT. All in six weeks.
You can watch Episode One of the saga on YouTube.
Thanks to Mike L’Alouette for the tip!
NHRA Pro Stock points leader Erica Enders-Stevens didn’t race at Sonoma and she won’t be competing at the Northwest Nationals in Seattle.
Elite Motorsports owner Richard Freeman two-event “holiday” at the Mile-High Nationals in Denver.
Despite her very impressive racing resume, Enders-Stevens lacks a real sponsor and it’s likely this was a major consideration, especially since she had built up a 241-point lead over Allen Johnson, who is second in the point standings, at the end of the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals in Norwalk, Ohio....
Jeg Coughlin Jr. became the second Mopar driver to clinch a spot in the six-race Countdown to the Championship that will determine the Mello Yello NHRA Pro Stock world championship.
Coughlin joined teammate Allen Johnson in the Countdown after making it to the Pro Stock semifinals in the NHRA Sonoma Nationals that ran this weekend at Sonoma Raceway....
Allen Johnson has secured his place in the Pro Stock Countdown to the Championship, the six-event series the determines the World Championships of drag racing.
Johnson joins Erica Enders-Stevens, who clinched her spot last weekend. Participation is limited to the top ten drivers in each pro class.
There were three different top qualifiers in Pro Stock: Johnson had the No....
Three-time series champion Scott Steckly earned his first win of the 2014 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series season Saturday in the National 250 at the Autodrome St. Eustache in St. Eustache, Quebec.
Starting from the No. 2 spot, Steckly dominated the race in the No. 22 Canadian Tire/Sylvania Dodge, leading for 202 of the 250 laps and beating Alex Guenette and the No....