Interviews from the Subculture: Juan Capo

When I was a kid, I remember driving through Atlanta with my family on our way to Florida. It was dark and the lights on the side of the highway illuminated a car pulling up on our left. The lights played over the bright green paint and I lifted my head from the window sill to look up at a Chevy Caprice. It wasn't… » 10/01/13 11:01am 10/01/13 11:01am

Models Of The General Lee From The Dukes Of Hazzard Will Lose The…

Models and toys of the General Lee — the well-known '69 Dodge Charger that starred in and got all the good lines from the TV series The Dukes of Hazzard — will no longer feature a large Confederate flag on the roof. Tomy, who makes the models and toys, has declined to comment. » 8/31/12 3:00pm 8/31/12 3:00pm

The 2013 Dodge Charger Sprint Cup Car Is Pretty And Empty

Dodge went to Las Vegas today to unveil the 2013 Dodge Charger Sprint Cup car you've already seen, which seems appropriate given the long odds of a MOPAR-badged car winning the championship next year. » 3/11/12 4:01pm 3/11/12 4:01pm

2012 Dodge Charger Redline: Detroit Auto Show Photos, Info

Dodge has taken the Charger R/T and, to use a verb coined by Mopar CEO Pietro Gorlier, "Moparized" the hell out of it. The result of this brutal Moparization is, in its most-Moparized form, a 590 hp monster that's not street-legal. » 1/09/12 10:45am 1/09/12 10:45am

Dodge brings back Super Bee Charger, Yellow Jacket Challenger

Chrysler is reviving its classic Super Bee and Yellow Jacket monickers at next week's LA Auto Show. Based on the Charger SRT8 and Challenger SRT8 respectively, both cars get a fresh coat of "P***y Magnet" yellow paint, and a slew of badges and similarly-colored interior bits n' pieces. » 11/09/11 2:00pm 11/09/11 2:00pm

How a NASCAR driver set 28 speed records with a banned car and lots of…

In 1971, NASCAR banned Chrysler's winged cars, forcing teams like Bobby Isaac's K&K to park their fastest rides. K&K owner Nord Krauskopf decided to take the team's Charger Daytona to Bonneville for one last romp. They'd end up setting 28 world records. » 10/07/11 12:00pm 10/07/11 12:00pm

Climb in the 1971 Dodge Charger and crank it up with Car and Track

"If you like cars and in particular appreciate styling this 1971 Dodge Charger has to grab you"—at least that's what Car and Track host Bud Lindemann thought. The host was excited that "somebody finally had enough originality to build a car that doesn't look like it came off a GM drawing board". As this vintage road… » 8/21/11 9:00am 8/21/11 9:00am

2012 Dodge Charger SRT8: First Drive

Arguably, it's the 2012 Dodge Charger SRT8 that benefited the most from SRT's latest makeover. Last time we drove it, back in 2008, we loved it for its brute force, but thought the running gear was "unsettled, jittery, and unpolished." That's all done with. A new adaptive damping system, incorporating Bilstein… » 7/15/11 11:51am 7/15/11 11:51am

Custom 1975 Ford Econoline has plenty of space for your special friends

Meet Mertin Grundy, formerly known for having a weird name and being small change at the bank where he was employed. That all changed when Mertin made the questionable decision to purchase a custom van. Now Mertin has a customized 1975 Ford Econoline featuring plenty of space to do his own thing with his special… » 7/09/11 9:00am 7/09/11 9:00am

"Marlowe" makes a great case for old car ownership

Anyone who has ever gotten attached to a car will appreciate this video profiling Marlowe Boyd and the 1971 Dodge Charger R/T he has owned for the past 40 years. Although this short movie is about one particular 440 Magnum equipped Dodge and it's adoring long term owner, Marlowe's story is probably familiar to… » 6/12/11 11:00am 6/12/11 11:00am

Chrysler replaces police Charger after suspicious fire

Back in March, a rural Oregon sheriff's department lost its newest police-spec Dodge Charger "Pursuit" when it caught fire after 6,000 miles. Turns out Chrysler was willing to provide a new one for free — for just a nondisclosure form. » 5/31/11 10:30am 5/31/11 10:30am

Secret "Dukes Of Hazzard" fan Jalen Rose selling Confederate-free…

As a fundraiser for a Detroit charter school, former Michigan "Fab Five" and NBA player Jalen Rose will auction his customized General Lee from "The Dukes Of Hazzard." Customized how? Let's start with the Confederate flag delete... » 5/11/11 4:15pm 5/11/11 4:15pm

2011 Dodge Charger Pursuits get ready to bust you

A field of 2011 Dodge Charger Pursuit black-and-whites were spotted by resident Detroit-area sharpshooter Danny outside a shop that specializes in conversions for local and state law enforcement. If you're in the area don't say we didn't warn you. » 4/25/11 4:30pm 4/25/11 4:30pm

Dodge kills a driving robot for your freedom

The Scooby Doo school of marketing says if you press enough buttons on the control panels in potential customers brains, eventually you hit the right one. In that spirit, here's Dodge decapitating a self-driving robot. And the crowd goes wild. » 4/25/11 1:30pm 4/25/11 1:30pm

Rally-prepped Dodge Avenger dressed up with no place to go

To tout its Mopar parts division, Chrysler and Fiat's parts arm Magneti Marelli built a Euro-spec rally car out of a Dodge Avenger, with 300 hp and powerslide-ready hand brakes. Will it ever actually race? Probably not. » 4/13/11 12:00pm 4/13/11 12:00pm

New Dodge Charger takes on last General Lee

Who wouldn't want to see the 2011 Dodge Charger R/T spank the ol' "General Lee." And no, not just a '69 Charger somebody painted orange to look like the General, but an actual survivor from the set of the TV series. » 3/14/11 12:00pm 3/14/11 12:00pm

Dig this mashup of '70s nerd jazz and the Bullitt car chase

If you've endured a smoke-filled dorm screening of Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon dubbed over The Wizard of Oz without lapsing into a coma, you'll dig this "fusion" of Mahavishnu Orchestra and the Bullitt chase. Dude, it works! » 3/04/11 4:00pm 3/04/11 4:00pm