70 Dodge Challenger on Autobahn (DE), 2
This comes closest to how I experience it.
Cam near my right eye, mic near my left ear.
Car spex; see my '70 Dodge Challenger' playlist description:
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.
132727 / 2011 Dodge Kowalski Edition Challenger
For more information on this vehicle visit http://tinyurl.com/7klr9bv
The movie, "Vanishing Point" is the Mopar lover's equivalent of "Gone in 60
Seconds." A guy, a fast car, and a long drive at high speeds—what else do
you need? The guy was named simply Kowalski, and his car was an unmarked
white 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T. The drive was a bet that he couldn't get
from Colorado to San Francisco in 15 hours. We don't need to go into a lot
of details about the plot to get the gist of it: a cool white Challenger
spends almost two hours of screen time running flat-out—what else do you
really need from your car guy movie?
Recently, ten white, stripe-delete, 6-speed SRT8 Challengers were delivered
to New Wilmington Dodge for the full Kowalski: unique decals on the rear
spoiler and under the hood along with a special numbered dash plaque and a
custom fender tag mounted in the engine bay, plus a pair of Scat Pack bee
decals for the quarter windows, reminiscent of the ones used on Dodge's
1970 performance models. Inside, the Kowalski cars get 1970-style Hurst
Pistol Grip shift handles with wood grain grips and a six-speed
shift-pattern insert; out back are Mopar chrome quad Exhaust tips. The cars come with a unique
broadcast sheet as well, and as a tribute to the movie that will get fans
excited, there's a reproduction Colorado license plate that matches that
used on the movie car.
Of course, all ten Kowalski Edition Challengers were snapped up before the
broadcast sheets even hit the assembly line printer, and this one, number 4
of 10, was ordered new by RK Motors Charlotte and we took delivery of it
directly from New Wilmington Dodge. It has nothing more than delivery and
test mileage, and is factory new in every way. This is the ONLY Kowalski
Challenger available anywhere, at any price.
The plain white body actually looks amazing if you're a Vanishing Point
fan, and super stealthy even if you're not. The lack of stripes or exterior
markings helps the car keep a low profile yet definitely makes the Kowalski
Edition cars stand out in a crowd of other SRT8s. These cars will be mobbed
at the next Mopar Nationals show, guaranteed.
Power comes from a 392 cubic inch Hemi V8, which now makes 470 horsepower and 470 pounds of
torque. With the Kowalski Edition, there's a high-flow air filter which may
free up a few horsepower and gives the
intake a definite big block sound that's strangely absent on the stock car.
Otherwise, the engine bay is in untouched factory condition, with all the
original markings, labels, and components 100% intact.
The transmission is a 6-speed Tremec that's more than up to the beating
it's sure to receive at the hands of the big Hemi, and the rear
differential internals are now shot-peened for extra strength. The Exhaust system has been reworked, and
according to Chrysler engineers, it just barely passes drive-by sound
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.
Mad Max - Last V8 Interceptor Axle-hop Stop!
Met up with Justice, who runs Maxrockatansky.org and did a little bit of
filming near Lake Lewisville. Thought I'd throw in the axle-hop stop that
you see at the beginning of MM2: The Road Warrior. He doesn't throw it into
reverse, as many erroneously believe. It's this type of stop I demonstrate
Dodge Challenger '70 first start in 4 months
Dodge Challenger '70
First start in 4 months.
Old gas, no choke.
Driven last time about 10 months ago.
Doesn't run very well when cold, gets alot better after running for a
couple of minutes. Would prefer it with choke.
White Dodge Challenger SRT8 - Return to Vanishing Point
A white 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 will run in the 2008 Tire Rack One Lap
of America, a modern day version of the cannonball. Behind the wheel
Kowalski (aka: Erich Heuschele) and Super Soul (aka: Ralph Gilles) will pay
tribute to the 1971 movie Vanishing Point.
Challenger Drag Race! - SE vs R/T vs SRT8
MT Technical Director Frank Markus tests the three 2009 Dodge Challenger
variants - SE, R/T, SRT8 - with a three-way drag race and laps around our
figure eight. Read the story here: