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Old 11-24-2009, 09:29 AM
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1. 1:64 die cast by Greenlight...flames series, light blue with flames and trading card
2. Video TV Show Stacy David "Gearz" on SPEED TV
3. 11/9/09 Detroit Auto Scene (local Detroit auto industry newspaper) Dodge unveils Nationwide ccup car
4.Automobile magazine 2010 Ultimate new car guide p 57
5. Mopar Enthusiast magazine..many ads, interesting article on Challenger year to year sales 1,277% increase June 08 to June 09 total...did any sell before June 08?
6. Hot Rod 1/2010, p 18 Don Garlitz
7.AutoWeek 11-16-09 ad for Speedfactory, lots of Challengers
8. Car Craft 1/2010 p 84/85 Challenger at Car Craft street eliminator drag race
9. Muscle Car Enthusiast 12/09 p 72 road trip in 09 RT
10. Road & TYrack 2010 new car buyers guide p 39
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Old 11-24-2009, 03:19 PM
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Hey Steve could you get alot of your collectables together and photograph them. I think it would be awsome to see how much memorbilia you have collected. I'll bet it takes up an entire room. That would be so cool if you could post this. Thanks Randy.
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Old 11-24-2009, 03:23 PM
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Randy, (Lear) thanks for asking. It does take up a room. It is more archival rather than display and play. I think I did post photos at one time, but it's easy to snap a digital photo or two and post them here. I'll get to it soon.
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Randy and guys and gals, here are two photos of my retro Challenger stuff. All the magazines are bagged and stored in 6 large rubbermaid totes. On the shelves in the background are Chrysler promotional stuff and dealer sales stuff, as well as posters and artwork laying flat.
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Post Motor Trend Article

The January 2010 issue of Motor Trend has a well-written article about a B5 Challenger R/T on a 2,000 western road trip starting from from Los Angeles. It is mostly about the oddities and scenery encountered on the trip.

Some excerpts about the Challenger are:

""The thrum and trust of a Hemi V8...The sun is low as you rumble through downtown Los Angeles."

"A look over your shoulder reveals the parked Challenger, iconic bandit grill radiating early 1970s rebelliousness, a well bred express pony willing to wait for you but seemingly eager to press on."

"Twice already, the two teenage cooks have spilled out of the kitchen to ogle the Challenger parked outside. One is in lust with the car; the other isn't sure. 'That's why you drive a Sentra,' says the admirer."

"Before you park for the evening outside Tucson, you're stopped three times by makeshift border-patrol checkpoints. 'Very nice blue,' says one trooper."

"On every side the earth seems to spill into forever, Such is the latitude that created muscle rides like the Challenger- large, assertive, comfortable in epic environs that would swallow up effete machines."

"By day four, you're winding the Challenger through the thick woods and sinuous asphalt of Arizona Tonto National Forest. The R/T rises to your spurs- it's not a sports car, but its eager to hustle, the lion-hearted Hemi playing a movie-chase-scene soundtrack, the pistol-grip six-speed shifter firing like a quick-drawn Colt, the steering wheel languid but confident in your hands. Miles come easily to the Challenger; you've notched more than 1,500 miles on this trip already, nearly 500 each day without ever feeling drawn out. In a way, you feel like you shared the Challenger wherever you've gone. "Beautiful car, haven't seen that color before,' yet another R/T fan told you at a gas stop yesterday. And then he climbed into his sheriff's cruiser and motored away."

"You've kept your senses alert, your fingertips tapped to the R/T's pulse, your ears bent to its breathing, your brain always attuned to the fitness of your machine (the Challenger has run like a train."

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Certainly one to pick up for the collection!!
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That is just amazing Doc. Surely I am a fan of how you have amassed such a great collection dedicated to our sweet rides. You have stuff from far and wide, not just the simple trinket. If I were to ever road trip the US, (ok, ok, I know you have done so with your Dad last year you lucky dog), I'd rightly like to make a stop in Detroit not because it's the motor city, but to see your collection!
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The invitation is always open. In 2007 I set up a Motown Thunder event for retro T bird owners. I have offered to set up a Mopars in Motwn activity for us, but no takers on the offer.
Tbirds are coming to Detroit next summer 2010 for 55th anniversary. Might be an opportunity for road trip to Motor City. I could combine efforts and do both at same time.

Speak up.
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