Reader’s Rides: Dave Burden’s 1974 Dodge Challenger

Check out this cool E-body from Alberta, Canada. Here’s the word from Dave:

My name is Dave Burden and this is my 1974 Dodge Challenger custom. Her nickname is “The Wasp ” as you never know when she will bite you…lol. I found her in 1998 and have changed almost everything on her. She still has the stock 318 in her,only thing changed on the motor was adding a carter 4 barrel and dual 2 1/2″ exhaust. She has a 904 Slapstick auto with a stage 2 shift kit added and 3:73 suregrip pushing her. Custom paint…custom monster stereo system…totally custom interior.

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I have also added a trailer package to her as I also haul a 1988 teardrop custom behind her for long trips and shows. In the teardrop has…17″ flatscreen…ps2…blue ray/ dvd player …. 2 –80 watt gaming chairs…custom carpeting and snake lighting…and under the blanket on the floor is a Queen sized self inflating/deflating air mattress…and a small ceramic heater. This winter I am mounting a projector system and FM transmitter for mobile drive ins at car shows.

Hoping to put a monster small block in this winter…maybe a six pack…hmm. I have also included pictures of my 1999 Dodge dakota ” Yellow Jacket.”

I also run Canada’s largest weekly cruise night–the Red Deer Cruise Night. We draw in close to 600+ vehicles weekly during warm months. Check us out on Facebook.

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