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.
GHOST BMW DEALERSHIP ABANDONED SINCE 1988
SPOOKY BMW DEALERSHIP ABANDONED SINCE 1988 BUT THAT BRAND NEW E24 635 CSi WITH BBS ALLOYS (THE SAME RIMS FITTED ON THE M6) IT' S SIMPLY GORGEOUS. LOVE TO PUT MY HANDS ON ONE OF THOSE.
Mr. Norm's GSS Hemi Dart Build
The legend continues with the Mr. Norm's GSS limited edition Hemi and M-Code Darts, built exclusively by Blue Moon Motorsports of Orlando, FL 572 Cubic Inch, 835hp all Aluminum HEMI!
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.... ;)
440 Road Runner Vs 426 Hemi Challenger
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!!!
Dodge Charger 1968 blown hemi
this is Nick suckow's car in September 2008 before it was stolen. If you have any information about this dodge charger please let me know. http://www.weau.com/home/headlines/33732019.html# Back in 1984, high-schooler Nick Suckow bought himself a '68 Dodge Charger. He was gonna fix it up and roar down the road. Nick was born a gearhead. A hot rod. From the first time he drove, he drove hard. The redline was always at hand. When he joined the Army out of high school and shipped to Germany he got hooked on the autobahn, where you could ease over to the left lane, stomp the foot-feed flat, and shoot, they just let you go. "Fast," Nick likes to say, "isn't the same as reckless." All that racing around, and then life served up a grim little joke: The day Nick Suckow wrecked - the day his life changed forever, the last day he ever stood on his own two feet - he was going 35 miles per hour with his seatbelt on. He'd been married two weeks. He and his wife were on their way home from their Wisconsin honeymoon, making the run back to Texas in Nick's Gran Prix. They were towing a rusted-out Ford Bronco - Nick always had his eye out for a cheap beater, and he had found one up north. On a rough stretch of road Nick crawled in the Bronco to keep it straight. The front tire hooked a pothole. The tie rod snapped. The seat belt broke. He landed in the ditch. The Bronco landed on his neck. Nick says he remembers the sun in his eyes. Then the darkness closing in. A lot of years, then. Hospitals. Home. Hospitals. The marriage ended. Back to Wisconsin. Rehab, and more hospitals. The speed demon, not going anywhere fast. But eventually he had them drag that Charger out. Arranged to get it in the shop. Whenever he had a little money, he'd get some work done. "They whittled away at it," he says. "I told my mom, if I die, dump my ashes in the fuel tank, and I'll go down the drag strip one last time." Seventeen years. Seventeen years of learning how to live from the neck up. Seventeen years of whittling. Hed show you the latest pictures - a quarter panel here, a shot of primer there, a couple tires. He'd get down to the shop, supervise in person when he could. He couldn't run the wrenches, but he could run the show. He'd sneak out for a little speed fix sometimes - once a paraplegic friend strapped Nick's chair to a motorcycle sidecar and they blew down the road, one good pair of arms between'em. Nick says it was good to feel the wind on his face. On a sunny day in October of 2006, Nick Suckow's pals helped him slide from one set of wheels into another. They strapped him in the passenger side, and you could see the anticipation on his face, even behind the mirrored shades. The car cruised out of the lot, and then picked up speed, the blower making a Mad Max whine as the wheels warmed to the road. After a nice easy ride, the Charger pulled to a stop on an isolated little stretch of blacktop. There was a quiet moment, before the driver wound that 426 fuel-injected blown Hemi up tight. Then Nick Suckow gave the nod and went fishtailing down the blacktop on a journey that had never really ended. http://www.musclecarrestorations.com/suckow.html
Mysterious barn found with welded doors-what's inside?
See more at http://thechive.com/
Story from thechive.com web page (see below)
A man named Manuel Menezes Moraistook these photos, but he was sworn to secrecy about the cars' location and the owner's name. What we do know is the mysterious owner of the cars was a Portuguese car dealer in the 70's and 80's and stashed away some rare and some not-so-rare cars he came across. When the barn was full, he padlocked and soldered the doors shut. To each their own, I guess. I have a fingernail collection dating back to 82 under my bed.
1965 Dodge Ramcharger Candymatic
See the Hemi powered burnout of this Dodge classic!! 65 Dodge, 1965 Dodge, Hemi, Ramcharger, Candymatic, Burnout, Motorsport Ranch, 1965 A990 Dodge, Signs2k
1970 Dodge SuperBee GSS
To Hell and Back. Restoration took 6 months and 10 days
This is a picture and video presentation of a detailed restoration
of a 1970 Superbee GSS that went from the junkyard to the World Of Wheels Car Show
in Calgary AB Canada, and is the first ever restored vehicle to win the Jim Leslie Memorial
Award, The show's highest honour.
Restored by 19 year old Josh Levair and his father Terry Levair of Investment Vehicle Restorations
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 minnesota-muscle.com
Some drag racing legends who are unfortunately no longer with us.
1968 Hemi Dart. 426 Exhaust Notes.
http://www.highlandwire.org Larry Griffith's 426 Hemi Dart's roar is restored by Joe Hilger.
Take a listen!
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1970 426 Hemi Plum Crazy RT Mopar Dodge
This is my Pop's G-ride and all numbers matching 1970 Dodge Challenger Hemi. This car is all original. Sorry for the sound the car is very loud and did not seem to like being next to my brother's Prius.