Watch pursued gunman fire 80 rounds at cops on freeway

Last week, a gunman who tried to get onto an Army base led Missouri police on a high-speed chase down an interstate while shooting an AK-47 wildly at pursuing cruisers. Here's the view from inside the closest police car. » 5/18/11 1:30pm 5/18/11 1:30pm

The Camaro Computer Is The Perfect Gift for the Sophisticated…

In what is equal parts must have accessory for new Camaro fan boys and strange mixture of car love and technology, check out the 2011 Chevrolet Camaro PC Rides Computer found on craigslist just in time too late for Christmas. » 12/25/10 11:00am 12/25/10 11:00am

2012 Dodge Magnum: First Blurry Photo

This is the 2012 Dodge Magnum — a.k.a. the new Dodge Durango — revealed in a photo taken indoors at what appears to be the Jefferson North plant. Built on the GC Mercedes platform, it looks better with camo. [@AsianMartin] » 7/22/10 11:45am 7/22/10 11:45am

Hey, Look, Chrysler Will Be Building Some New Cars, Trucks. Who Knew?

A leaked document obtained by the Mopar-loving forumites at Allpar provides purported production dates and details for every new Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge and Ram product including the Ram Hybrid, a possible Sebring name change and info on the Fiat 500. » 3/03/10 1:30pm 3/03/10 1:30pm

2012 Dodge Magnum Revealed In Patent Drawings, Looks Like An Olds

The next-generation Dodge SUV will probably be called the 2012 Dodge Magnum, instead of Durango, but whatever it's called these patent drawings show it's got a Ram nose, old Viper wheels and an Oldsmobile Bravada roofline. » 2/02/10 2:00pm 2/02/10 2:00pm

St. Louis Valets Abuse Hotel Guests' Cars, Post Videos To YouTube

Dozens of videos were posted on YouTube this year showing a valet at the Hyatt Hotel in downtown St. Louis doing donuts, peeling out, burning out, revving engines and spinning tires in expensive cars. You know, being normal valets. » 12/16/09 9:30am 12/16/09 9:30am

Eight Most Sexually Suggestive Car Names

When automakers choose car names they often try to evoke strength, performance and desirability — sometimes that last one goes a bit too far. Below, our list of the eight most sexually suggestive car names. » 10/28/09 3:30pm 10/28/09 3:30pm

Dodge Recalls Over 20,000 Charger and Magnum Police Cars

Every gearhead's dream of participating in a proper police chase involving Hemi-powered cruisers is a bit more difficult today, as Dodge is pulling 20,283 Chargers and Magnums equipped with both the Police Package and column shifter off the beat. Chrysler is concerned these particular cars could suffer from a bout of… » 11/07/08 6:00pm 11/07/08 6:00pm

Magnum Daytonas Do Not Fear Malaise

Lots of folks saw the junked '78 Dodge Magnum the other day and thought "What the heck is that thing?" But there's a man in Kansas City who knows his Magnums... knows them so well, in fact, that he understood the essential need to add Charger Daytona-style wings to two of them. And, crazily enough, they look way… » 2/14/08 8:15am 2/14/08 8:15am

1978 Dodge Magnum Remains Unloved, Even In The Junkyard

In spite of the Super Disco Potential of their ads for the car, Chrysler was never able to turn the original Magnum (no, not this Magnum) into the sales sensation they felt it should have been. The Magnum was made for the Middle Malaise years of '78 and '79 only and then disappeared without a trace. Well, almost » 2/12/08 2:00pm 2/12/08 2:00pm

A Magic Means of Transportation: 1978 Dodge Magnum XE

The venerable Chrysler B-Body platform still had some life left in it by the Late Malaise Era, and that meant that the descendant of the Super Bee and Charger was going to roll with T-tops A Cord-type grille, sophisticated instrumentation, and electronic wizardry. Oh yes, and a 140-horse 318, though you could also… » 12/06/07 3:30pm 12/06/07 3:30pm

Chrysler Set To Drop The Ax on Pacifica, PT Cruiser, Dodge Magnum

Chrysler is expected to kill off its Pacifica, PT Cruiser and Dodge Magnum at some kind of a board meeting today. With sales of all those models dropping by nearly 30 percent this year, there's not much left to kill, but fates will be decided at the first board meeting with former Home Depot CEO Bob Nardelli as… » 10/30/07 11:00am 10/30/07 11:00am

My Favorite Mopar: Hemi 426 or 440 Magnum?

We were a little perplexed yesterday by the lack of cat scratching over engines when it came to the Charger/Challenger challenge. As we mentioned in the feature, our hands were up in the air and our shoulders shrugged. How do you choose? On the one hand you have mega-displacement in the form of the 440 Six Pack, which… » 10/18/07 12:03pm 10/18/07 12:03pm

Dodge Family Feud: Charger R/T Vs. Challenger R/T

We know; today is going to be rough. Ever since the 1970 Buick GSX 455 robbed the Judge edged out the other the other three GM big blocks for a spot in our Fantasy Garage there have been howls for 440 Six Packs, 426 Hemis and general Mopar R/T madness. Well friends, today is your feast. As always, caveat emptor, for… » 10/17/07 12:00pm 10/17/07 12:00pm

Adventures In Not-So-Subliminal Car Advertising: We're Thinking Of A…

This newspaper ad for a Queens auto dealership could be the world's most obvious attempt at linking sex with buying a car. Still, considering it's an ad for the Hyundai Elantra and the Sonata — that may not be the worst idea to move some product. Hell, maybe they should try that shit out with the Dodge Magnum or… » 1/30/07 10:12am 1/30/07 10:12am

Detroit Auto Show: No Funny Here — The 2008 Dodge Magnum R/T And SRT8

Yeah, we're all a bit mind-wiped right now in the media center. Therefore we're leaving the gags and humor behind on this one — mostly because we're not creative enough at the moment to come up with anything funny and unusual about the new-for-2008 Dodge Magnum. So, you know — the press release is after the jump and… » 1/09/07 4:00pm 1/09/07 4:00pm

Braking! Chrysler Group Looks For Do-Over On 2007 Model Year, Recalls…

Oops. Hope you weren't planning on using those brakes in your new '07 model Chrysler, Dodge or Jeep-branded — umm — anything. We've just heard the 'merican side of the German-American hybrid's recalling 62,369 vehicles for what Reuters says is a need to "reprogram a computer that is related to the brake system." And… » 12/22/06 4:19pm 12/22/06 4:19pm

Spy Photos: 2008 Dodge Magnum SRT8

Why yes, it is just about time for a refreshed snout on the Dodge Magnum, isn't it? Looks like the Chrysler Group's agreed — giving the Dodge Magnum the first face-lift of any of the LX series cars. A spy photog with a very long lens working for Priddy & Co. appears to have shot this non-masked prototype getting ready… » 12/19/06 12:08am 12/19/06 12:08am

SEMAture Ejaculation: Wert's Exclusive "Interview" With Chrysler Design…

While attempting to get my full fill of the Chrysler Group's SkunkWerks team SEMA 'splosion in Auburn Hills on Friday, I had the chance to sit down (and by sit down, I mean I stood behind a camera, question-filled notepad in hand) with none other than Chrysler Group design guru Ralph Gilles. Gilles is the artistic… » 10/30/06 3:20pm 10/30/06 3:20pm

Dirty Harry Wished He Had This Magnum: Taking A Ride In The Dodge…

So a couple of the boys from Automobile were heading out in the 2007 Dodge Magnum fitted with the for-law-enforcement-only police package yesterday at the Chrysler Proving Grounds. Recognizing an opportunity for a ride we've usually only seen after a night of binge drinking, we asked if they minded a ride-along as… » 6/23/06 2:30pm 6/23/06 2:30pm