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In 1953, legendary hot rodder and NHRA's first Vice President, Ak Miller, decided to challenge the high priced European sports cars with an all-American hot rod. Ak entered 'The Iron horse' in the Carrera Panamerica Mexican (Mexican Road Race). He drove 3,300 miles from Whittier, CA, to Mexico, and finished eight in the large sports car class and fourteenth overall. The following year the team was fifth in class and seventh overall behind some very expensive Ferraris. They average 94.1 mph for the 1,921 mile race.

Ak Miller was the driver with Dough Harrison as co-driver. The car is powered by a 1951, 340 cubic-inch, V8 Oldsmobile engine.
MOPAR EARNS NO.2 QUALIFIER HONORS AT NHRA ARIZONA NATIONALS WITH DSR FUNNY CAR DRIVER TOMMY JOHNSON JR.
 ◾Mopar entries complete final qualifying runs at renovated Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park for the NHRA Arizona Nationals ◾Funny Car driver Tommy Johnson Jr. jumped into the second spot on the elimination ladder as the quickest DSR Dodge Charger R/T ◾Allen Johnson is quickest HEMI-powered Pro Stock with his sixth place spot in qualifying February 22, 2014 , Chandler, Ariz. - The Mopar entries have staked out their spots on the elimination ladders for Sunday's NHRA Arizona National a...[Read more...]
MOPAR DRIVERS MOTIVATED FOR NHRA MIDWEST NATIONALS
 ◾Mopar drivers and teams are racing this weekend at Second Annual AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals, the 21st of 24 NHRA events ◾This will be the third of six NHRA playoff national events in the 'Countdown to the Championship' ◾Hagan leads the Funny Car standings with 2272 points, 51 point lead over second place ◾Coughlin second in Pro Stock standings, eight points behind the new leader Jason Line ◾Defending Pro Stock world champion, Johnson just 74 points behind in fifth place Sept...[Read more...]
MOPAR® REVEALS FIRST 2013 ‘TOP ELIMINATOR' WINNER
Customized and Performance Vehicle Program to Select Second Winner at Upcoming 'Carlisle Chrysler Nationals' ◾First 'Top Eliminator' winner selected at 'Mopars in the Park' in Farmington, Minn. ◾Miles Watsko's 1964 Plymouth Savoy takes first Top Eliminator prize of 2013 ◾Additional winners will be selected at Carlisle Chrysler Nationals and the Indianapolis NHRA U.S. Nationals events; fourth winner to be selected online ◾Winners from 'Mopars in the Park' and Carlisle Chrysler National...[Read more...]
ALL-MOPAR FUNNY CAR FINAL AT ATLANTA; GRAY BEATS NO.1 QUALIFIER HAGAN FOR SOUTHERNNATIONALS WIN
 - Gray takes Mopar Funny Car to winner's circle at rescheduled 33rd annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals in Atlanta - All-Mopar Funny Car final elimination with No.1 qualifier Hagan as runner-up to DSR teammate Gray - Top Mopar Pro Stock finish in eliminations by Coughlin with semifinal appearance - Mopar is second and third in NHRA points standings in both Pro Stock and Funny Car categories May 11, 2013 , Commerce, Ga. - Following last weekend's postponement of...[Read more...]
BREAKING DAYTONA'S DAWN: CHARLES DRESSING ON DAYTONA'S MAGIC
Once we raced Daytona's roval backward. Every now and then, I stumble across a photo taken when Dwight Eisenhower was President, the year Aston Martin won Le Mans and Daytona's sports cars went 'round clockwise. Those ancient Daytona photos have a peculiar quality. The cars look dated though the track, especially the banking, looked much like it does now. But the cars are headed the wrong way – like a negative printed in reverse. It seemed unnatural. That didn't last long. Sometimes such...[Read more...]

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