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GM History

GM History

Moments That Made the Company

     On June 3, 1957, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the chemical company E. I. Du Pont de Nemours & Co. must give up its large stock interest in the Detroit-based automobile company General Motors on the grounds that it constituted... more

GM

Larry Jewett - May 28, 2014 06:40 PM - Comments

The Father Of General Motors

The Father Of General Motors

William C. Durant plants the seeds for the largest automaker in the world

General Motors was founded by William “Billy” Durant on September 16, 1908.... more

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Andy Bolig - May 28, 2014 04:15 PM - Comments

Father of the Muscle Car

Father of the Muscle Car

A Matter of Opinion

      It’s a question that can’t be answered by something as simple as a paternity test…who is the father of the muscle car?      You can make a case for a lot of people and there would... more

GENERAL

Larry Jewett - May 28, 2014 03:59 PM - Comments

2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat

2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat

All-new 600-plus hp Hemi most powerful V-8 Chrysler has built

Dodge will unleash the most powerful Challenger SRT this fall when it debuts the all-new 600-plus horsepower Hemi Hellcat V-8. The supercharged 6.2-liter engine will be in the totally redesigned muscle car, and joins the Challenger SRT with a standard... more

MOPAR

Eric Kaminsky - May 20, 2014 11:30 AM - Comments

HEMI Heritage

HEMI Heritage

The Heart of the Matter - Early 1964

      When the early castings of the 426 Hemi block began showing issues due to load-related stress on the cylinder walls, Assistant Chief Engineer Willem Weertman and a race engine development engineer named Larry Adams came... more

MOPAR

Geoff Stunkard - May 18, 2014 10:27 AM - Comments

Back in the Day

Back in the Day

After Hours in Detroit - 1969

      Paul Ziegler was a dear friend and a dedicated Mopar lover from my hometown in northeastern Ohio.  He was a carrot-top red-headed guy, small of stature but strong on intellect, having earned a PhD in history at the... more

MOPAR

Roger Johnson - May 17, 2014 09:03 AM - Comments

Third Generation Values

Third Generation Values

Fox Mustangs Getting Attention

      Many Ford enthusiasts point to 1979 as the year that saved the Mustang.... more

MUSTANG

Eric Lawrence - May 09, 2014 10:30 AM - Comments

Parts for Mustangs

Parts for Mustangs

Johnson’s in Virginia

Trucks and truck parts really pay the bills at Johnson’s Mustang and Truck Parts in Chesapeake, Virginia.... more

CLASSICS

Joe Sharretts - April 26, 2014 09:00 AM - Comments

Reward of Patience

Reward of Patience

The Time Was Right For a New Owner

      Rocky Meisel has had his eye on this original 1966 Shelby GT 350 Mustang since the ’70s. Rocky knew it was tucked away in a neighbor’s barn for some time, but hadn’t actually seen the car for years.      ... more

MUSTANG

Gary Rosier - April 26, 2014 08:12 AM - Comments