Cars by name
Trucks and Jeeps

Engines / Trans
Repairs / Fixes
Tests and Reviews


2018 Wrangler JL: first test

The B engines

Surprise test: Hyundai Elantra vs Dodge Dart

Things you didn’t know about Chrysler: Radar

radarAt the start of World War II, radar was very expensive and seven trailers were needed for a “portable” setup. Chrysler’s president saw that the disk could be stamped from steel, instead of slowly machined from aluminum, and brought the system size down to a single trailer. They also delivered for $9,400 per system (General Electric has set a price of $50,000) and built them well ahead of schedule, after completely redesigning the mechanical portions for higher accuracy.

Chrysler’s radar units were guided anti-aircraft/anti-rocket weapons, with air speeds of 700 mph, at distances of up to eight miles. Twenty units were deployed to stop Nazi V1 rocket-bombs on their way to London; one day, they shot 97 of 101 rocket from the sky, and over time, they had a 90% success rate. On D-Day, 39 systems prevented the Nazi air force from attacking the beach-heads.

keep going

Chrysler HeritageHistory by YearChrysler People and BiosCorporate Facts and History


2018 Jeep Wrangler JL Pricing Announced

Aussies go for Mopar squads
2017 Jeep Compass
Compass’ loose nuts

More Mopar Car
and Truck News