Jamie Hogg
'68 Dodge Dart


Jamie Hogg's Hemi Super Stock clone was simply intimidating to look at. It was built by Joe Lutz at Hot Rod Dynamics and was sold on eBay to Tommy Watts in California. Tommy took it to the Hot August Nights show and sold it to Tom Skjonsberg of Red Deer Alberta, Canada. Jamie purchased the car from Tom in January 2008.

The Super Stock suspension holds the spooled Dana 60 in place as the 426 Hemi crushes the Mickey Thompson drag radials. The Hemi sports a Mopar Purple Cam and gives the Dart a menacing idle through its Hooker Super Comp headers and Flowmaster mufflers. The twin 770-cfm Holley carburetors and an MSD ignition system boost power even further. A 727 TorqueFlite transmission with a reverse manual valvebody and a 4,500-stall converter handle the shifting.

Hot Rod Dynamics teamed up with Bill Grogan's Trim Shop to restore the interior to Super Stock specs. the car comes together nicely and would fool any discerning passerby. Jamie was thrilled to be involved in the True Street Challenge, and we appreciate his enthusiasm. Adding to the excitement, he posted a new personal best with a low 12-second pass. He also gets the Save of the Day award for keeping his Dart mere inches from the wall when he hit some slippery stuff at half track.

Greg Bridges
'73 Dodge Challenger


Twenty-two-year-old Greg Bridges, our youngest competitor, brought a lot to the table with his ambitious '73 Challenger. Greg and his father, Bill, picked it up for $650. The Challenger was in poor, haggard condition, and it took five years to bring it to the level they wanted. They completed all the work themselves, aside from the paint, which was handled by Dell Auto Body in Campbell, California.

Motivating this 13-second capable E-Body is a 360 small-block. The heads were treated to a heavy porting and bowl work, and a Clay Smith .490-lift and 265-duration camshaft. An Edelbrock RPM Air Gap intake manifold and Demon 650-cfm carburetor provide the air/fuel mixture. The sweet small-block song is sung through a Flowmaster exhaust and tti headers. Its road manners are controlled by a highly modified suspension system that includes KYB gas shocks, 11/8-inch front sway bar, and Super Stock springs.

This Challenger may have been outgunned by the other competitors on the track, but the father/son team brought a lot to the table with their Challenger.