The interior was restored by Gupton's Upholstery of Henderson, North Carolina, and features gray velour with gray leather inserts. Autometer gauges monitor the engine's vitals, and a Grant GT steering wheel helps Scott point his orange cruise missile.

So, is it a parts hauler or a performance vehicle? Obviously, this D100's days of hauling greasy engine blocks are over, but it did its time with nary a complaint. It also used to be a whole lot faster than it is now, but again, it did its time. Now Scott simply enjoys cruising with his dad and son, proving once again that the Mopar hobby brings families together, and what could be more important than that.

Fast FactsOwner: Scott Kiger, Nashville, North Carolina Body: '79 Dodge D100Color: Tangelo Pearl

Engine: 340ci LA4.04-inch bore Stock 3.31 stroke steel crankRoss 9.5:1 PistonsComp Cams hydraulic flat-tappet cam, 244-degrees duration @ .050-inch lift, .501-inch liftChrysler iron "J" casting cylinder heads, blended bowls, hardened seats Edelbrock Performer intake manifold, 650-cfm Holley carb

Transmission: 727 Torqueflite automatic, ATI 3,200 stall torque converter

Rearend: 831/44 with 4.56 gears, Strange axles

Wheels/Tires: Front: Weld Drag Stars 15x5.5 with Mickey Thompson front runners; Rear: Weld DragStars 15x14 with Mickey Thompson 31x18.5x15 Sportsman Pros