The legendary father of the Geodesic dome house, Buckminster Fuller, made automobiles too. If you don’t know about “Bucky” he was a real maverick. Billing himself as “a gentle revolutionist, a loveable genius, an anti-academician, doctor of science-arts- design,” among many other roles, “Bucky” changed the way the world viewed consumer products. He used the word Dymaxion to describe many of his futuristic creations. Bucky had designs for Dymaxion houses, Dymaxion appliances, entire Dymaxion communities and Dymaxion cars. His line of Dymaxion automobiles were revolutionary and were designed to be the most fuel-efficient and practical cars on the road.
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“FCA continues to establish a strong foundation of vehicle finish, pride and excitement among owners of FIAT, Jeep and Dodge,” said Christopher Chaney, Senior Vice President – Strategic Vision. “All of this, combined with increasing trust from the overall ownership experience, is causing buyers to absolutely love the choice they made, and love always leads to loyalty.”
Maturity was part of 1969, a coming-of-age year for the 1960s. For buyers of muscle cars, it was remembered as the time when graphics, spoilers and scoops showed up everywhere, blossoming into vibrant color and meeting every demand for horsepower. With packages abounding from all manufacturers, there were only 10 1969 Hemi Coronet convertibles built by Dodge in 1969; this is one of four optioned with a 4-speed, and it stickered out at a healthy $4,892.90. This was serious coin in the year of Woodstock and Apollo moon walking. Of those four, this Bright Green Metallic J-Code convertible is the only documented example in existence, today showing just 18,400 miles since new.
- Nut and bolt rotisserie restoration
- The only documented Plum Crazy Hemi 4-speed Challenger R/T with Shaker hood and Super Track Pack
- 426/425 HP Hemi V-8 engine
- 4-speed transmission
- Hurst Pistol Grip shifter
- Super Track Pack rear axle
- Shaker hood, hood pins
There’s two ways of interpreting the term ‘going green’, and we much prefer this route. No quiet battery cell operated engines here, just pure raw American muscle. With another angry cat on our backs, we gave it the Liberty Walk treatment. Widening the body, we then installed a set of forged three piece PUR LG05’s with a matte black diamond face and polished step lip. The car was literally brought down to the ground with the help of a Airrex air suspension system. With a compressor in the trunk, the lines ran through to all four corners to increase and decrease pressure.
The 1970 model year heralded a number of restylings from Detroit, but one of the most anticipated was Dodge’s new entry into the ponycar market, the Challenger. Created to compete with Cougar and Firebird, the Challenger’s E-body platform was capable of handling any engine in the Dodge passenger car line. The R/T designation would be for performance models, and it was only in 1970 that a convertible Challenger was ever offered. That year, 1,070 people bought new R/T convertibles; only nine of them selected the Hemi engine. Four of those chose the Hemi/automatic combination. This is one of that very exclusive group.
Dodge Charger Pursuit is going tactical in a big way for 2016, offering the heroic men and women who protect us with the all-new, and segment’s largest, Uconnect 12.1-inch built-in touchscreen that enables a segment-exclusive integration of law enforcement computer systems with the easy-to-use and award-winning Uconnect touchscreen system.
“As America’s high-performance police vehicle, Dodge Charger Pursuit is going big for 2016, offering a massive, Uconnect touchscreen system that streamlines a law enforcement officer’s computer system with our easy-to-use Uconnect system – on an all-new laptop-size 12.1-inch touchscreen display,” said Tim Kuniskis, President and CEO – Dodge and SRT Brands, and Vice President – Fleet Operations, FCA – North America.
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“Geiger – Boss of Big Blocks” – The name is the game in this latest series of the popular TV channel DMAX. Starting on 24th August, four whole episodes will be devoted to telling the story of Munich-based US car specialist GeigerCars.de.
A true veteran of the US car scene, Karl Geiger gave the DMAX film crew unfettered behind the scenes access to his company, which specialises in the importation, sales and tuning of large-displacement American cars.
As the largest US auto dealer in Germany, the Shipping & Tuning portfolio of GeigerCars.de ranges from the compact Cadillac ATS through muscle car legends such as the Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro, to pure bred sports cars like the Corvette and Dodge Viper, and powerful SUVs and monster pickups personified by the Cadillac Escalade and Ford F-150 Raptor.