American Muscle Car - S03E11 - The Hurst Cars
THE AMERICAN MUSCLECAR series brings you the third season, profiling some
of the most influential cars in automotive history:
Chevrolet El Camino & Ford Ranchero
The CoPo Cars
1968-2001 Chevrolet Corvette
Boss 302 & 429 Mustangs
The Saleen Mustangs
The Hurst Cars
The SLP Cars
Dodge Dart GTS
Mr. Norm's Grand Spaulding Dodge
Everything changes; that includes the '60's and very early 70's muscle-car
era during which Norman Kraus, aka "Mr. Norm", rocketed to fame on the
basis of his car dealer, Grand Spaulding Dodge, which was the first to put
a 383, 440 and 426 Hemi V-8's into the boxy Dodge Dart and created a
performance legend in the process.
Yes, he's still alive; yes, he's still designing cars. If you saw his 600
hp Super Challenger at the L.A. or Chicago Auto Shows or at this year's
SEMA show, you know he's still got the touch.
Mr. Norm Interview, Pt. 1 - How the '68 Dart GSS Was Created
Patrick Krook, CEO of ShowYourAuto.com, interviews legendary
high-performance Dodge dealer Norman Kraus (Mr. Norm) on how his Grand
Spaulding Dodge created the Dart GSS, a fire-breathing compact muscle car
with a 383 c.i. engine that Dodge's engineers claimed couldn't be built.
Ironically, this car inspired the factory-built Dart GTS with the same
You'll also find out what GSS stands for.
To hear about Mr. Norm's new-for-the-21st --century Dart GSS, (behind him
and Mr. Krook during this interview), be sure to watch Part 2, now live on
Videography and Editing: artistmac
1965 Dodge Coronet Super Stock Hemi
This is an AHRA record holder and one of a handful of factory Coronet Super
Stock Dodges to survive today. Approximately 100 were built, only a handful
are known to exist today. These cars came stripped from the factory with
rear seat delete, radio delete, heater delete, stamped steel wheels, dome
light and reserve light delete, park gear delete, corning light weight
glass, cowl induction, and more.
1968 HEMI Dart Super Stock - Real Car
Real Super Stock 1968 Dodge Dart with 426 Race Hemi and open headers.
Heading up to get the Tom Karay Memorial Award at the 23rd Annual Muscle
Car Classic Car Show 8/02/09. This car was absolutely perfect in every
detail. A true pleasure to view and hear. Copyright 2009
Mr. Norm Interview, Pt. 2 - The New GSS HEMI Dart!
Yes, it LOOKS like a '68 Dart. But that's where the similarity ends. Hemi
engine, 4-wheel disc brakes, modern suspension and transmission, chrome
rims on low-profile PZero tires and just about any performance and comfort
option you could want.
The car shown here, owned by previous ShowYourAutoTV interview subject Bill
Sefton, is one of 40 being made, after which production ends for good. To
reserve one of the 40, contact Mr Norm at his website or Patrick Krook at
Watch this channel for more exciting Mr. Norm project vehicles, and be sure
to check out the collector muscle cars for sale here!
Videography and editing by artistmac; archival pictures from Mr. Norm's
Sox and Martin and other vintage racing Mopars
Festival of Speed in St. Pete, Fl; These are the actual vintage super stock
race cars. They were being lined up to be loaded on transporters when the
car show ended. I stuck around just to hear them fire up!
1965 Dodge A990 Factory-Built Drag Racer
This car is for sale on consignment. Price: $200,000. For more details, go
to www.showyourauto.com or call (847) 838-3749 and talk to Mr. Krook.
This is one of two factory-built '65 Dodge A990's left out of the 47 that
were built. It was sold through Mr. Norm's Grand Spaulding Dodge. The A990
was a series of "delete" options that turned an ordinary Coronet 2-door
sedan into a Hemi-powered, lightweight, purpose-built drag racer.
The current owner is the second. This car has all its original body panels
and interior appointments, including thinner stamped front fenders, thinner
window glass, back seat delete, front bucket seats from that year's Dodge
Van and a grille that blocks out two of the original quad headlamps. Around
back, the battery is in the trunk, and steel plates replace the backup
lights. It's been resprayed once in 1987, and that's it.
But you're not worried about all that. You want to hear that 426 roar.
Well, I'll see what I can do.... ;)
FOR SALE: 1968 Dodge Dart GTS 383
FOR SALE: 1968 Dodge Dart GTS (S-code car). 383 CID 4BC Hi Perf (H-code
car). 4 speed manual transmission (3-code car). Painted in a Burgandy Wine
metallic with Silver stripe. Black interior with buckets and console. Dual
Exhaust with Flowmasters and stock
headers. Original thumb dial AM radio. Rally wheels with BF Goodrich radial
TA's. Windshield washer option. This is a real deal, and unbelievably nice
Dart GTS. All the go in the light Dart body. Dial (830) 629-4843 for more
information on this car or any of them in our inventory. You can have the
only one at the next cruise night or car show for $39,900.
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