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.
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, [...]
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 [...]
David Friedman, deputy director of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, sent a two-page letter to Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne expressing concerns about the Chrysler Group’s current efforts to repair 2002-2007 Jeep Libertys and 1993-1998 Jeep Grand Cherokees covered under a voluntary fuel-tank recall. In its most recent report to the agency Chrysler said it has remedied approximately [...]