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Mopar Muscle|March 2020
GREETINGS FROM THE GRAVE
Mark Worman

Hello, my chain-rattling, macabre-minded, Mopar-spirited ghouls and ghoulettes. Welcome to the 20th anniversary of my editorials here at Mopar Muscle Magazine. I’ve had so much fun sharing my warped mind with you all. And remember: “I’m just getting warmed up!” (Al Pacino, Scent of a Woman.)

I love to write, and frankly, I wish I had more time to do just that. But alas, it seems the deadline for my article submissions keep getting shorter every issue. Nonetheless, in fairness to the magazine, it’s my fault—I’m just always late (insert shame emoticon here—wait, do they have one of those?)

Before I get started on the subject of this month’s issue, I want to share some of the things going on around the shop. First off, Season 12 (or XII, as I like to write it) is off to a brilliant start. We have three episodes in the can (TV jargon) and are quickly filling our hard drives with some incredible content. You won’t want to miss the fun this season, I promise you that. I don’t want to spoil the surprise, but I am attaching a few photos with this article that might serve as tipping of my hand.

In addition to the show, we are busy as always restoring the finest, rarest, and most desirable Mopar muscle cars on the planet. This coming season you will see our 1971

Plymouth ’Cuda convertible 340 three-speed finished. Also, a really cool custom-ordered, tribute 1970 ’Cuda 440+6, four-speed, in PPG’s beautiful FE5 Rallye Red, will be showing off her taillights this season. Our 1969 GTX, B5 Blue, 440–4 BBL, automatic, which was featured last season with Tony D’Agostino of Tony’s Mopar Parts, will finally be going home. If you recall, Tony and I believe that this car’s engine is the same one it started life with, but due to a major faux pas (they happen), the engine block received the wrong VIN. If you have seen that episode, it’s very educational. For those of you who may be searching for your dream car, the episode sheds light on how to tell if a car is pure. You can catch that episode and many more on the MotorTrend app and at motortrendondemand.com.

We are also still working on our Graveyard Carz podcast. We are not up and running yet, but we hope to have it launched by the first of the year.

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