Apr 23

Ford Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Mustang

50 years of the Ford Mustang and going strong. To celebrate Ford had a big bash at the site of the worlds fair where the Mustang debuted. It took the world by storm back then and still today it’s a hot seller.
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At the big get together fans brought out there Mustangs to show. Ford VP of design picked a sweet 1967 Shelby GT500 fastback owned by David Davidson as the best in show. Pics of the get together just after the jump.

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Apr 21

2015 Dodge Charger and 2015 Dodge Challenger Reveal

If you happened to miss the reveal of the new 2015 Dodge Charger or the Dodge Challenger we’ve got that video for you. I posted it in the Sunday Commentary this week but I wanted it to have it’s own post for those looking for it specifically.
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What do you think of the new muscle from Mopar? Hit the jump for the video.
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Apr 21

Project Angrier 1969 Dodge Charger

The 1969 Dodge Charger is an icon. It almost seems stupid to type that because if you are reading this you obviously know that. The Dodge Charger Daytona of course came and took Nascar by storm. Everyone wants a Charger Daytona but of course those are impossible to find these days. That means a lot of guys are turning regular 69 Chargers into Daytonas. I know, this is pretty taboo for some but let’s not kid ourselves. You have to have huge deep pockets to get a real Daytona and when you do find one and shell out that kind of money you will not be driving it hard. Definitely not huge smokey burnouts getting sideways hard. I completely approve of someone cloning the Charger Daytona to have as a driver as long as they aren’t going around telling people it’s a real Daytona. That brings us to Project Angrier.
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The guys at the Smoking Tire do some cool things occasionally. Obviously being investment bankers before they were automotive journalists help on their budget and allow them to do a little more then we can here at IG with no budget. So I don’t mind linking to their videos occasionally. Especially when it’s a big black Dodge Charger Daytona clone. To check out some serious Mopar tire smoking awesomeness just hit the jump and push play.
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Apr 20

Sunday Commentary: Easter Sunday

Hopefully your Easter Sunday was full of family, friends, and good food. I realize not everyone celebrates Easter that reads IG and for those of you that this was just another Sunday hopefully it was warm and sunny and full of driving. No matter what Sunday was for you Spring is in full effect in a lot of the country and if you were out here in central Illinois this weekend you surely noticed that the hot rods, classics, and muscle cars were out in full force too. I am not aware of too many official get togethers this weekend but there was a lot of action out on the roads. It was great to see. Of course here in farm country the farmers were out in force too so remember to keep your eyes open for them and slow down if you see them.
2015 Dodge Challenger R/T
This week was largely about Mopar here at IG. With the new Challenger and Charger getting launched that took up a lot of our week. Hopefully you got a chance to watch the reveal live on Thursday right here, but if not we had plenty of pics of the new Challenger, and we’ll do something on the Charger soon. The week wasn’t all about the Challenger and Charger though. Let’s take a look at what else we did.
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Apr 17

2015 Dodge Challenger

Clockwise starting from top: 2015 Dodge Challenger SXT, 2015 DodHopefully you got to check out the live reveal of the 2015 Dodge Challenger here on IG today. If not don’t worry I’ve got all the info for you. The Challenger on the surface is largely the same. Why mess with a good thing I suppose? Dodge er SRT says the Challenger’s front end is based on the 1971 Dodge Challenger while the rear based on the 1972 Dodge Challenger. Here’s to hoping the next generation doesn’t use the 1972′s frowning front end.
2015 Dodge Challenger R/T
The car will come with three engines the V6 for the ladies. The 5.7L Hemi making 375hp that currently sits as the mid range model and engine. Then the big dog 6.4L Hemi pumping out 485hp. That’s a nice little bump from the out going model. Dodge says they have done extensive weight saving measures like using more aluminium. The result? The car weighs slightly more then the last years Challenger. What the hell? How did they do that? I guess if I were to have a gripe is that the car already is too heavy and I was hoping to see it shed a few hundred pounds. That’s ok though. The car is pretty sweet otherwise.

Tons of info. 26 pictures, and one huge press release after the jump.

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