Mopars at the Strip, an annual, three-day motor sports extravaganza in Las Vegas, Nevada, today announced its 2014 event would be held April 11-13 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. MATS has grown over the years to include a multi-class drag racing program, “Pony Car Wars,” a vintage and late-model car show, a swap meet, manufacturer midway, car corral, autocross, off-road poker run, and other competitions. The theme of this year’s event is “The 50th Anniversary of the Hemi®,” honoring the development and legacy of Chrysler® Corporation’s revolutionary Hemi engine design. For hotel information and event registration, visit the MATS website.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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