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 [...]
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 [...]