by Jennifer Harrington • Posted on November 19th, 2012
Mark Hall, driver of the Ram Truck-sponsored RAMINATOR monster truck, won the 31st annual 4 Wheel Jamboree Fall Nationals in Indianapolis on Sunday. Hall also claimed his 18th national championship title.
“It was a great finish to a fantastic season,” Hall said. “We have really had a terrific summer … winning seven of the 14 races of the series. When you add in the three wins that [teammate] Mat Dishman and RAMMUNITION had, it shows you how good our Hemi-powered Ram trucks were this year. The crew worked hard, we got some luck here and there, and we did it!”
Tim Hall, team co-owner, added: “We had a great year … and we are already looking forward to next year. Our new 2013 RAMINATOR will be improved in several areas to make it even better. I can’t wait to get it on the track.
“But for now, we will finish off the year with a bunch of dealer visits at Ram dealerships around the country. I invite the fans to check us out on raminator.com and come see us at the dealerships.”
Chrysler Group has announced it will recall an estimated 29,500 2014 and 2015 Fiat 500L vehicles shipped in the U.S. and Canada to replace their knee airbags. Of the total, an estimated 25,500 are in the U.S. with the other 4,000 in Canada.
Based on U.S. sales reported through the end of June, the recall appears to cover all of the 500Ls sold or shipped since the model went on the market....
Robert C. Evans wrote, “I caught these right outside my office this morning. It appears to be an updated 2015 Chrysler 300, with a much larger front grill than the current generation. It seems it is almost returning to the original 300 grill and squared off front end. You will also see integrated exhaust in the rear much like the 2015 Chrysler 200.”
Most of the sheet metal should be similar to the current version, as the 2015 will be a relatively minor refresh — except for the use of eight-speed automatics across the board and UConnect upgrades....
If you can’t afford $60,000 or more for the real thing, or the insurance surcharges for driving a 707 horsepower car (even if you promise to use the 500-hp black fob), Dodge will help out by providing a Hemi Hellcat ring-tone for your phone.
The ringtone can be heard and downloaded from www.drivesrt.com/hellcatringtone.
2015 Challenger SRT: Hellcat and 392
2015 Dodge Challenger Hellcat at the track
HellCat: supercharged Hemi engines...