Two To Go!When it comes time for a road trip, Arizona residents Dave and Joan Durham have a problem we all can envy-which car to take? The '71 Challenger R/T has a 440 Six Pack with a shaker and wing. In back, the car sports 295/50/15s on Stockton custom offset Rallye wheels. The Charger is a '72 440 four-speed Rallye-1 of 165 made and first of the 18 made at Lynch Road. This car sports a 3-inch exhaust with stainless steel headers and an 850 Holley with mechanical secondaris.
Ladies First...I'm a PFC mechanic in the USMC. I'm also a Mopar nut and reader of your magazine. On an E-2's salary I cannot afford my dream car-a '68 Hemi Barracuda-but someday I will, even if I have to sleep in it. Anyway, the barracks around here are pretty boring, and most of the guys have pictures of swimsuit models and such hanging everywhere. I, however, would rather look at cars. Can you continue to include car centerfolds in your magazine? The guys here can look at the girls all they want, but I prefer the musclecars!Tracy "Red the Motorhead"Schotterbock
We're glad you enjoy the magazine, and find that hot car photos are better to look at than...well, we're with you on this point. We'll try to brighten your barracks with quality Mopar beauties of the steel and rubber nature, and we look forward to the day when we'll feature your '68 Hemi Barracuda in this magazine. Good luck!
Two IssuesI'm a lifelong Mopar guy and enjoy Mopar Muscle every month. I felt compelled to write about two things. As a subscriber I did not get a pullout calendar in the January edition like the newsstand buyers did. Second, while I do love articles about average guys building Mopars, I have to comment on the "Elephant Tamer." I like the car, but I think you missed some key ingredients in your article, such as how the owner financed the Hemi. You cannot expect your readers to believe that Adam mowed lawns (did Adam mow lawns in Beverly Hills?) to pay for that, in addition to completely rebuilding the car, painting it twice, building the 383 twice, then converting to a Hemi. Such a discussion of financing would have added realism to the article. My 13-year-old son would love to have a project car like that, and mow lawns at $500 a pop. Heck, I want that job! Minor issues, though. I love the magazine and rely on it for tips to help on my '70 R/T Challenger.Mike HaugenOlympia, WA
The calendar was a sore subject here as well. We wanted all issues to have a copy, however, it only made it to the newsstand, which, incidentally, raised the price a dollar for that issue. As far as the financial backing for Adam's Hemi Challenger, we told you the story as he told it to us. If he says he mowed lawns.... How long before he bought the car did he start saving? Was he putting all of his money in the car? When the car was drivable, did he do other jobs? Maybe a family loan made the difference.
What He WantsI want to commend you on a fine story from your February '02 issue. The Chrysler four-speed pedal assembly article was most informative. Please keep technical stories like this as a mainstay in your magazine. It makes it worthwhile to purchase a car magazine and not have to discard it an hour later. The only magazines worth filing away, in my opinion, are the ones that take the time to give useful info on parts or period memorabilia, stories on one-of-a-kind-cars, original unrestored cars, or an amusing story of a rare find. Looking at pictures and text of someone's inaccurate restoration is not for me. Thank you, and keep up the good work.BobVia the Internet
Bob, we'll continue to deliver usable tech and interesting features in Mopar Muscle, and provide critical info on parts availability. As a side note, remember that one person's inaccurate resto is another's modified ride.