The East Coast Drag Times Hall of Fame Reunion will be held on October 18-20, 2013, in Hendersonville, North Carolina. This year, the Golden Commandos’ Goldfish, a 1965 Plymouth Barracuda with a 273-CID engine, will be inducted.
The Golden Commandos was a Plymouth-backed team of hard-working racing enthusiasts (and Chrysler employees); after winning 90% of its races, breaking the AHRA F Stock record in its first race, and winning the NHRA National F Stock class in 1965, it was to be crushed. Today, the car is owned by Bruce Lindstrom, who acquired the car in 1999. Lindstrom hopes to make appearances with the restored Goldfish before and after the hall of fame induction.
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 [...]
The 2015 Dodge Charger squad has been tested in police trim for the first time, but since it kept the five-speed automatic, it has turned in numbers similar to past years. While the eight-speed V6 Charger does 0-60 in 6.6 seconds, the five-speed was timed at 8.05 seconds by the Michigan State Police. The civilian 2015 Charger gained acceleration from the eight-speed, [...]
The Ram 1500 faced down the aluminum-bodied Ford F-150 and new Chevrolet Silverado in Motor Trend’s half-ton truck shootout. The three contenders were put through a broad array of testing, including a 260-mile drive through California and Arizona. Measurements included: Testing without load: 0-60 mph and 1/4-mile acceleration, 60-0 mph braking, and maximum lateral grip (Ram was Limits-handling without load: closed-course cornering, braking, [...]