Thursday, October 29, 2015

What is more sexy than a '68 Camaro?

Source: Hotrodmagazine, Youtube

Monday, October 5, 2015

General Mayhem: 707HP Hellcat Engine in a 1968 Charger!

See the very first running, driving vintage muscle car powered by a 707-horsepower, supercharged, 6.2L Hemi engine from a 2015 Dodge SRT Charger Hellcat! The car is the General Mayhem, Roadkill’s 1968 Dodge Charger. In this episode, the Hellcat-powered General Mayhem is built and drag-race tested in preparation for a cutthroat drag race with a reality TV show at the first-ever Roadkill Nights event, where a makeshift drag strip was created in the parking lot of the abandoned Silverdome football stadium in Pontiac, Michigan. More than 10,000 people showed up to watch! And there’s a surprise, as the Mayhem’s younger brother is revealed!

Roadkill appears every fourth Friday on the Motor Trend channel.

Source: Youtube

Sunday, April 19, 2015

1969 GTO, Judge Tribute Build “JudgeMental”

This car was found in Tuscon Arizona, a rust free survivor, but as you can see it was in ragged condition (see here). Media blasting confirmed the rust free and basically untouched sheet metal. Most of the external sheet metal was such that we just decided to replace it. This will be a top drawer pro-touring car. We had the talented guys at Street Rod Garage build this awesome chassis which will lower the ride height materially and give it track ready performance. The chassis incorporates drilled and slotted large Wilwood brakes with stainless steel lines and polished calipers connected to Wilwood pedals and boosters. It also includes a polished Curry rear differential, polished stainless tank and lines, and a narrowed rear (three inched on each side) allowing us to mini-tub the rear. The mini tub will allow up to 15 inches of clearance. The experts at Butler Performance Engines built the fuel injected powerplant, a mere 665 HP and 650 lbs of torque, that will be backed by a Tremec six speed transmission. Custom fabrication includes mini tubs, smoothed firewall, fabricated floor tunnel to make space for the six speed, a hand made custom fiberglass from bumper, and lots of other mods you will see as this build progresses. Naturally we will work every body panel so the gaps are perfect, something we always do and something you simply won’t find on a stock muscle car. Paint will be much like a traditional Ram Air IV Judge (carousel red) but of course, like all ISRC builds we will add the awesome touches that make all of our builds stand out.

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Saturday, February 28, 2015

1970 Dodge Challenger 426 Hemi Convertible - This week, we take a look at 1/12 of the total production of 1970 Dodge Challenger convertibles built with the 426 Hemi V8. Of the 12, 9 were US cars, with the other three built for export. This is one of the nicest restorations in the Brothers Collection, and that is saying a lot!

Finding a Hemi Challenger convertible today is no ordinary thing, especially when one considers that Dodge produced only nine such cars in 1970. The second one produced, and the first to hit the street, did so under unusual circumstances: it was sold by the dealer principle at cost to a friend while they were playing their weekly game of checkers. In return for the sizeable discount, the buyer, a Poplar Bluffs, MO anesthesiologist named Langford Palmer, agreed to the dealer’s one caveat, that he race it on the street. It was a win-win accord: Palmer and his Challenger built a reputation as unbeatable, and the Dodge dealer’s sales went through the roof.

Palmer eventually sold the Challenger to a Ford dealer, who transplanted the Hemi into his boat, put a smaller engine in the car and sold it to a farmer near Rapid City, SD. That might have been the end of the story, had the Hemi engine not been discovered years later in a Denver, Colorado machine shop, its owner having abandoned it when he could not pay the shop’s bill for machining services. A buyer, Mr. Jim Lynch, paid the shop’s bill, located Langford Palmer through Chrysler’s records division, and through Palmer managed to purchase the car from the Rapid City farmer. Lynch then took both the engine and the Challenger to Roger Gibson for restoration in 1993. Gibson completed the project in 1996, after insisting on factory correctness rather than the over-restored approach initially favored by Lynch. 


Today the car remains factory correct and expertly detailed, just as Roger Gibson insisted on when he first undertook its restoration. The underhood detailing in particular has received special attention in a Mopar Action magazine article about the car, in which Gibson recounted the fine points of correctly finishing this exceptionally rare Hemi Challenger to Certified Reference status.

Number 2 in the total production sequence of nine Hemi Challenger convertibles, the car comes with copies of the original dealer paperwork, including the bill of sale.


- Number 2 of only 9 1970 Hemi Challenger R/T convertibles
- Purchased new at Jackson Dodge, Poplar Bluff, MO
- 426/425 HP Hemi with Torque Flite automatic
- Green Poly with Green interior
- Power steering
- Bucket seats, console
- Rallye wheels
- AM radio
- Woodgrain dash and console trim
- Electric clock
- Tachometer
- Dealer records
- NOS heads and intake
- Restored to Mopar Certified Reference Restoration status between 1993 and 1996
- Featured in Mopar Action magazine

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