This video was filmed in summer of 1999 and I was 20 years old. In this video,I was driving my fathers 1969 440 Road Runner and I was paired up against 1970 426 Hemi Challenger in a heads-up race (no handicap start). The guy driving the Hemi Challenger was a national champion and the challenger was also a national record holder for its class. The two cars ran side by side all the way down the track and in the end I beat him with a 7.13 to his 7.12. Thats right, I ran slower and beat him...the reason I won was because I had a perfect .500 reaction time. I tree'd him like it was nobody's business (only kiddin). Enjoy!!!
SYA, SOLD! One of only Three 1970 426 Hemi Challenger R/T Shaker Hood 4spd
Sold by www.ShowYourAuto.com or by calling Patrick Krook at (847)838-3749.
This 1970 Hemi Challenger is a freshly rotessorie restored on a DOCUMENTED
shakerhood Hemi Challenger R/T. Of the 5 1970 4 speed HEMI Challenger
R/T's, only 3 are proven to be a genuine N96 shakerhood by their build
sheet. We will export American Muscle overseas.
Old School vs New Challenger
This event is only held 6 weeks out of the summer every wednesday.
basically if it runs, you can race it. Zmax Dragway Charlotte NC
Challenger New vs. Old: Vanishing Point Revisited
"Our sole Challenger has just broken the ring of evil the deep blue meanies
have so righteously wrought — get through 'em baby, get through 'em." —
Super Soul, Vanishing Point 1971
It happens deep in the Nevada desert, just past Austin. On a long, straight
section of road with nothing to lose, our friends in the white 1970 Dodge
Challenger R/T finally put the hammer down. At once, the rawness and purity
of Kowalski's ride pulverizes the well-insulated interior of our 2008 Dodge
Challenger SRT8, shredding the peace inside the modern car's cockpit with
the same brute force Kowalski used to pierce a hole in the cool desert air
38 years ago. Even with my right foot buried, I see nothing but taillights
until they disappear into the desert.
In these few brief seconds, the 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 is clearly
defined by its soft edges and quiet Exhaust. Manufacturers don't let us feel cars
raw and unfiltered anymore. Hammering down a desert road with a thin-rimmed
steering wheel and pistol-grip shifter — that's raw. Four hundred and
forty cubic inches and a four-speed — that's raw. Powerslides unhampered
by electronic intervention — that's raw.
In 1970, when Kowalski drove this very road — U.S. Highway 50 through
Nevada — he felt it. And it was raw.
1970 ROADRUNNER 426 HEMI
THIS IS A VERY RARE ORIGINAL 426 HEMI ROADRUNNERS EVERYTHING IS PRACTICLY
ORIGINAL EVEN MOST OF THE BOLTS. THIS CAR RUNS LIKE A TOP AND JUST PURRS
LIKE A KITTEN AND SCREEMS WHEN U FLOOR IT .....