Pure Vision’s Dodge Rebellion Wants You!
Back in 1966, the first-year Dodge Charger had a full-length console between the front and rear bucket seats. Rear-seat access problems led to separate front/rear consoles in 1967, and a rear bench in all Chargers from 1968-on.
Pure Vision Motorsports didn’t forget that, or other classic styling cues, when they created a ’68 Charger with the classic four-buckets-with-console the original “wedge-back” Chargers had, along with a gauge cluster that puts the speedometer and tach in front of the driver, just like in 1966.
Other features include: a Hemi/four-speed/Dana powertrain; a color scheme by Mick’s Paint; HVAC by Vintage Air; Body mods like new vertical outer wheel houses, rear wheelwells tubbed to the framerails and a WO23 hoodscoop; and lots of resto parts from YearOne.
Race In Scale
Do you remember when slot-car racing was huge? Remember the at-home slot racing sets by makers like Strombecker, Eldon, Scalextric, Aurora, and others?
Fortunately, Carrera’s got a home slot-car set that’s bound to be a great gift idea for a devoted Mopar fan. Their Winged Warriors slot car set is built with modern technology—and incredible detail.
It includes two replica Dodge Charger Daytonas—the number 55 that Tiny Lund raced in 1970, and the number 22 that Richard Brooks ran in 1971.
The set—which has a layout size of 9.58x5.54 ft—includes ten straight and ten curved track sections; guard rails and supports, connectors; a power transformer and two controllers; and complete instructions.
You can find it at most leading hobby and toy retailers in stores and online.
Get it: Carrera www.carrera-usa.com
May 31-June 1, Farmington, MN: 30th Anniversary Midwest Mopars In The Park, presented by Midwest Mopars at the Dakota County Fairgrounds (4008 220th Street West, Farmington, MN 55024). More info: Call (952) 884-9804 or (952) 447-4701, or log onto www.midwestmopars.com. (For on-fairgrounds trailer and RV camping info, email email@example.com.)
Attention Mopar club and Mopar show producers: Get your 2014 event announcements to us ASAP, so your fellow Mopar fans can plan on being there! Send them via US Mail or Canada Post to Mopar Muscle, C/O Events, 9036 Brittany Way, Tampa, FL, 33619 USA, or e-mail them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Remember to send your event listing at least six months in advance to be sure it gets listed in time.
In Print: Trans-Am’s Glory Days
From 1966-’72, SCCA’s Trans-American Sedan Challenge Series (Trans Am) was almost like a NASCAR series on North America’s road courses.
The biggest year for Mopar involvement was 1970, when Dan Gurney’s All-American Racing, Ray Caldwell’s Autodynamics team and Roger Penske raced ’Cudas, Challengers, and Javelins (respectively), along with factory-backed Blue Oval, Bowtie and Firebird teams, and privateers running last year’s iron.
David Tom, founder of the Historic Trans-Am Registry, compiled The Cars of Trans-Am Racing 1966-’72, now available from CarTech Books. Its 192 pages are packed with over 500 photos and illustrations, many of them never before published.
In it, you’ll find a definitive history of that legendary series and the American cars that raced in it, with chapter-long looks at the factory-backed Plymouths of Dan Gurney and Swede Savage, the Dodges raced by Sam Posey, and the Javelins that Mark Donohue ran up front with.
Many of these legendary race cars have been restored, and there are Caretaker Reports on what’s happening with the ’Cuda AARs and Challenger T/A’s that raced.
The Cars of Trans-Am Racing 1966-’72 is a great addition to your library...and a great gift idea, too!
Get It: CarTech Books 800/551-4754 www.cartechbooks.com