At these events this summer, we found unlimited amounts of Mopars that are ongoing project cars, race cars, drivers, or restored muscle cars. On the newer side, we saw many very fast late-model Mopars that run 11 seconds or quicker and are often driven to the track with fuel economy in the 20s. The cars that make up the Mopar hobby today are vast, numerous, powerful, and simply awesome.
But aside from the huge list of cool Mopars is something actually more impressive. That is the great people with their Mopar stories that we continually meet, the ones who own, build, restore, modify, or drive these various Mopars. In other words, those who thrive as we do on the Mopar hobby.
On a recent trip to the Mopar Nationals at National Trails Raceway, in Hebron, Ohio, I ran into a very good and longtime friend, Mark Pecikonis, who put it best when I asked him how he was doing. He replied, “We’re living the dream, Bob.”
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LIVING LARGE WITH AN OLD-SCHOOL 426 STREET WEDGE DART
CAMPBELL AUTO RESTORATION COMBINES CLASSIC E-BODY STYLE WITH THE CAPABILITIES OF A 1970S GRAND TOURING COUPE. JASON JOHNSON’S 1972 BARRACUDA WAS BUILT TO GO HEAD-TO-HEAD WITH THE FINEST EXOTICS OF ITS ERA.
Muscle Car Era Console Update
REBUILDING A CENTER CONSOLE WITH YEARONE PARTS
Dedicated To The Cause
SERGEANT JOHN LIVINGSTON HAS OVERCOME PLENTY OF OBSTACLES IN HIS QUEST TO BUILD THE ULTIMATE ROAD RUNNER
Ok, Show Me.
GREETINGS FROM THE GRAVE
Just Do It
KENT NELSON SAVED THIS BELVEDERE II FROM CERTAIN DEATH
Custom-Tailored Mopar Quarter
OFF -THE-RACK PANEL INSTALLATION, OR TAILORED TO YOUR CAR?
Adding Fuel To The Fire
PLUMBING AN AEROMOTIVE STEALTH/PHANTOM IN-TANK FUEL PUMP TO FEED OUR HUNGRY ELEPHANT
It's A Wrap (Really)
WE SEE MANY MODIFIED YET STREET-CAPABLE CHALLENGERS IN OUR TRAVELS. STEPHEN GORDON’S 2015 DODGE CHALLENGER STRETCHES THE DESIGN AND MODIFICATION ENVELOPE, STOPPING JUST SHORT OF THE LINE.
We stay pretty busy going through airports and rental car counters, dealing with flight cancelations, hotels, restaurants and much more, to attend the various Mopar events across the country.
Today we have an excellent, new kit based upon a scene from Ray Harryhausen's cowboys vs. dinosaur film, The Valley of Gwangi.
Snow, sand, and mud—Joel Lawrence’s 4Runner does it all with an M101 trailer in tow
The former NFL player turned Baltimore County teacher scores wins off the field.
MOVIES, TV SHOWS, BOOKS & MUSIC
OLD IRON OVERLAND
Joel Elliott’s ’49 International KB2 has a few secrets to tell
GOING BIG WITH THE 1974 MOTION 454 VEGA
King Kong is Alive on Kong Island! “The title sounds like bunk, you say? Well, what would you call a street Vega with a 454-cubic-inch big-block, Aunt Mary?
Scene & Heard
Scene & Heard
Why Black Friday Could Be Blue
Pandemic fears, social distancing, and job losses may damp shoppers’ holiday madness
ANOTHER DULL GO-AROUND WITH ‘THE KISSING BOOTH 2'
We all like bad movies when we’re young and sometimes we like good movies for the wrong reasons. I can pretend my 11-year-old self loved “Clueless” when it came out in 1995 for its smart satire of teen movies in a modernized Jane Austen framework. But if I’m being honest, it definitely had more to do with that dreamy Los Angeles high school lifestyle, a burgundy baby doll dress, a fuzzy pink pen and a handsome love interest. It just happens that “Clueless” was also a good movie.