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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.
TOUGH LUCK FOR MOPAR DRIVERS AT NHRA NATIONALS IN LAS VEGAS
 ◾Mopar drivers leave The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway empty handed ◾No.1 qualifier Coughlin was highest finishing Pro Stock Mopar entry with a quarter-final appearance ◾DSR Dodge Charger R/T driver Capps drives to a semi-final appearance to take fourth spot in Funny Car standings March 31, 2014 , Las Vegas - Mopar-powered teams and drivers are hoping the popular adage 'what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas' holds true as they expect to leave the disappointing results behind them...[Read more...]
Tom Fritz Creates The 19Th Annual Amelia Island Concours D'elegance Poster
The posters for the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance have become collectible car art and the 2014 edition is no exception. Today the Concours revealed that the 19thannual event poster was created by famed hot rod artist Tom Fritz and honors Jochen Mass on the 25th anniversary of his victory in the 1989 24 Hours of Le Mans driving his Mercedes-Benz Sauber C9. The beautiful piece takes creative cues from the first Amelia poster in 1996, well-known for honoring the record-setting drive of Sir Stir...[Read more...]
MOPAR READY TO STAGE AT THE PRESTIGIOUS U.S. NATIONALS
 ◾Mopar entries compete at prestigious 59th annual NHRA U.S. Nationals in Indianapolis this Labor Day weekend ◾Weekend kicks off with Mopar HEMI® Challenge at Lucas Oil Raceway for a 13th consecutive season ◾Mopar to introduce Third Generation 426 Race HEMI on Dodge Mopar Challenger Drag Pak at second annual Factory Stock Showdown ◾Three straight wins for a Mopar-powered Funny Car driver, and five in the last six races; Capps won national title at last event at Brainerd ◾Mopar –powered Pro St...[Read more...]
JOHNSON EARNS SECOND CONSECUTIVE NHRA NATIONAL TITLE AND THIRD WIN AT LAS VEGAS
-Johnson defends previous two Las Vegas National titles with a third and posts his 18th career victory to follow-up on his Gatornationals title. -National title victory also gives Johnson the 'Sweep Bonus' for following up on his K&N Horsepower Challenge win on Saturday -Fourth consecutive national event with a Mopar in the final round of eliminations and fifth win of 2013 -Johnson takes over as leader in the NHRA Pro Stock Championship points -Hagan is top Mopar finisher with semi-final app...[Read more...]
Collector Car Cornucopia Coming To Chicagoland
1,000 Cars Crossing the Block Oct. 25-27, 2012 at Pheasant Run Resort Autumn is in the air, and with it comes the promise of Mecum's 2012 Fall Premier Auction, a cornucopia of collector muscle cars and Corvettes crossing the block Oct. 25-27 at the scenic Pheasant Run Resort in beautiful St. Charles, Ill. Chicagoland's only collector car auction, the Mecum 2012 Fall Premier Auction will present nearly 1,000 vehicles for sale over three big days and will be broadcast LIVE Friday and Sat...[Read more...]

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