This week’s Muscle Car of the Week is the nicely balanced 1970 Plymouth Cuda AAR. It was a great time to be a gearhead. Video after the jump!
A couple of motorcycle racers in Japan, who used Dodge Ram Vans to transport their motorcycles to and from the track, decided to take their transporters onto the track for a friendly race. It caught on and, eight years later, the resulting “race cars” are some seriously modified Dodge vans that compete in a yearly D-Van Grand Prix. We love it! Find more info at Hooniverse. Video after the jump!
Richard Petty seems to have a soft spot for the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Last June, the King lapped Goodwood in his 1966 Daytona winning Belvedere. Find that video here. This year the plan is to drive his 1970 Superbird! He recently gave his Goodwood friends a tour of his North Carolina shop and a spin in his 1970 winged warrior. Find more info at Street Legal TV. Video after the jump!
Tom Hoover, aka The Father of the Hemi, has passed away at the age of 85, after losing a battle with Guillain–Barré syndrome. One of the founding members of The Ramchargers, Tom certainly left his mark in the automotive world. We will miss you Tom. Find more info on the man and his accomplishments at Allpar.
AutoNation is sponsoring the 2015 One Lap of America and Dodge stepped up to the plate to provide two vehicles: a 2015 Dodge Challenger 392 Hemi Scat Pack to be driven by Mike Musto, plus a Dodge Durango being driven as an official media vehicle. Here’s the Challenger right after it was picked up last night at the Chicago airport. The event starts tomorrow at the Tire Rack Wet Skid Pad in South Bend, Indiana. More pics after the jump!
Hooniverse found this Viper race car on Craigslist. This car was actually a prototype built thru a partnership with Chrysler and, upon seeing the result, Chrysler decided to take the program in-house and created the Viper Competition Coupe! The car was reportedly stored from 2002 until 2014. Find a great write-up in the Craigslist ad. More pics after the jump!
Back in October 2013, we brought you word of a plan by Bangshift and Hot Rod Chassis and Cycle to build a pro touring style 1964 Plymouth Valiant – Violent Valiant. That plan has become a reality. The car is not 100% finished but we think they certainly made good on their plan. Find more info at Street Legal TV. More pics and video after the jump!