This week’s Muscle Car of the Week is the 1970 Dodge Challenger T/A. The Trans Am Series inspired, small block equipped E-body was actually the first car in US history to be equipped with two different sized tires. All-black Challengers with steelies just look mean. Video after the jump!
Bring A Trailer recently highlighted this Hemi-powered Barracuda, which was built for endurance racing in Europe, including the Spa Classic. It’s currently for sale in France at the Ascot Collection. There must be some series in the US that she would be perfect for. More pics after the jump as well as a video of the car lapping at Nürburgring!
StreetLegal TV found this 1968 Valiant on eBay. The Arizona body is in great shape and the owner has invested in upgrading the brakes, suspension, transmission and added a roll cage. He’s added new wheels and tires all around and, oh yeah, has a 358 cubic inch R5P7 Dodge Nascar engine waiting to be dropped in! Sourced from Ernie Elliot’s engine shop, it produces over 750 horsepower! Check out the auction on eBay. More pics after the jump!
Dodge Viper SRT GTS-R’s recently finished second and third at Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen at Watkins Glen (missing first by only 0.185 seconds!). Find more info at Allpar.
The Goodwood Festival of Speed conjures up images of Jaguars, Aston Martins, Sprites and Hemi-powered Belvederes. That’s right. As in a, nay THE NASCAR winning Plymouth Belvedere. This years event welcomed The King himself and his actual Daytona winning race car from 1966/67. They didn’t just fire up the old girl and hit the course though. They first changed the oil and checked the battery and brakes. It had been sitting for 47 years after all. Read more at Jalopnik. Video after the jump!
Cars & Parts is featuring installments of Geoff Stunkard’s book on race Hemi history, to be released in 2015. Learn about the last minute block strengthening steps taken in 1964 that, had they not been successful, might have had a negative impact on the elephant motor’s success.