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Dodge Hemi Challenger R/T

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When I think of American muscle cars:


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Heart warming story.

I love the old 60s and 70s muscle cars.
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Heart warming story.

I love the old 60s and 70s muscle cars.
Me too.
I would be veeery happy to own a challenger. But I'm not sure how to do it in Europe.
I've seen American muscle cars(and not only-huge old Cadillac around my neighborhood, owned by a Texan) in Paris and Barcelona, but whenever I had the chance to talk with an owner, he was either an American or I was given incoherent information, reluctantly I might add. Dodgy situation?

Anyhow in Paris we have many cinemas/clubs dedicated to old movies/classics(apart from the "normal" ones) and a couple weeks ago I attended a tribute to road movies.
Only to reignite my latent desires, I saw again one of my favorites:

Vanishing Point (1971)

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One of my favorite movies (except for the depressing end). But a lot of good car chases involving the Challenger plus all the interesting characters he meets on the way (including the naked chick on the motorcycle!).

I just picked up another Challenger (previously had an R/T and a Scat Pack). This is a '15 SRT Hellcat.....in my favorite color (sublime) and of course, with three pedals, as any true muscle car should have!




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A friend grew up in southern Utah where some of the movie was filmed. During the scene with the single lane bridge and the jag that crashes into the river, he jumped up and said "that's the dirty devil river just outside hanksville".
So I found it on the map and rode my motorcycle there. A new highway has bypassed around it, but you take a dirt road about half mile off the main highway and you can see where the bridge used to be where they filmed it. The hotel in goldfield Nevada where the radio broadcast from is still there. Cisco, the town with the bulldozers at the end of of the movie is off I70 about 70 miles west of the Colorado Utah border, most of the buildings have fallen down though.

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A friend grew up in southern Utah where some of the movie was filmed. During the scene with the single lane bridge and the jag that crashes into the river, he jumped up and said "that's the dirty devil river just outside hanksville".
So I found it on the map and rode my motorcycle there. A new highway has bypassed around it, but you take a dirt road about half mile off the main highway and you can see where the bridge used to be where they filmed it. The hotel in goldfield Nevada where the radio broadcast from is still there. Cisco, the town with the bulldozers at the end of of the movie is off I70 about 70 miles west of the Colorado Utah border, most of the buildings have fallen down though.

Cool....I'd love to make a road trip out west and check all that stuff out (in the Challenger of course).

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One of my favorite movies (except for the depressing end). But a lot of good car chases involving the Challenger plus all the interesting characters he meets on the way (including the naked chick on the motorcycle!).

I just picked up another Challenger (previously had an R/T and a Scat Pack). This is a '15 SRT Hellcat.....in my favorite color (sublime) and of course, with three pedals, as any true muscle car should have!
Nice car!
The scene with the naked woman riding is amazingly done. To me it conveyed all the intended feelings(era, eroticism, freedom, expression, etc.).
I wasn't even born back then, so...only through art, bikes and cars.

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Nice car!
The scene with the naked woman riding is amazingly done. To me it conveyed all the intended feelings(era, eroticism, freedom, expression, etc.).
I wasn't even born back then, so...only through art, bikes and cars.

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Yeah that's definitely ranks up there with one of my favorite movie scenes. I was very young when that movie came out, so I didn't actually see it until maybe 10 years ago. I think Road & Track had an article regarding the new Challenger featuring the main actor, Barry Newman, and that sparked my interest and I picked up the Dvd.

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I just picked up another Challenger (previously had an R/T and a Scat Pack). This is a '15 SRT Hellcat.....in my favorite color (sublime) and of course, with three pedals, as any true muscle car should have!
Amen Bubba.......I love the idea of a six speed Hellcat. I'm not sure I'd actually love the car, but I do love the idea!

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