It’s been a bit quiet from me of late, sorry about that, or you’re welcome, depending on your perspective. It’s not like I haven’t been busy, though. Things to see, people to do. This includes a visit to a car show that has become regular, is ridiculously local to where I live, and is absolutely excellent to boot. So prepare yourselves for a landslide (well, a small one) of posts compiling the great and the greater from this years event.
And we’ll start with this one. For whatever reason I kept finding myself magnetically drawn to it, whatever direction I set of in I seemed to always end up back where it sat, and I would stop, gaze and contemplate. I just enjoyed spending time with it.
I didn’t grow up with American Iron, more’s the pity, so my Muscle Car education is elementary at best. However, I’m guessing this one is a ’68, based on the single piece grille and the rear lamp treatment. What I do know is that it gives me strange feelings somewhere south of the pit of my stomach. And it isn’t indigestion.
There were other Chargers at the show, including the inevitable General Lee replica. There seem to be as many fans of the Duke Brothers over here as in the US, if the number of half-assed orange Vauxhall Cavaliers and Morris Marina coupes with 01 painted on the side is anything to go by. It was very refreshing to see a Charger in such a subtle shade of burgundy. I’m more used to the celebrated Go Mango, Plum Crazy, Sublime and other pun-tastic hi-impact hues. That all said, it’s a treat to see one of these in any colour.
For a machine with such muscular credentials it makes a surprisingly unprepossessing account of itself, with the smallest of R/T and HEMI emblems adorning its gorgeously proportioned flanks. Anybody want to guess what bright orange power-plant lurks under that lengthy deck?
There was nobody around to ask questions at about this magnificent machine. Nor was there anything written about it on display with the car. It just sat there, looking smug, next to a similarly coloured Lotus Esprit which somehow lost lots of its own considerable dramatic impact as it stood in the Chargers Shadow. If this is your car, then congratulations. Also, please drop us a line via Tips@hooniverse.info, marked for my attention, and let me take it for a drive.
Ta very much.
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