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 Unveils Logo, Special Product Line and Plans Marketing Events
◾2014 marks 50th anniversary of the introduction of the Gen II 426 Race HEMI®
◾Mopar unveils 50th anniversary HEMI logo celebrating the iconic engine
◾Engine made its legendary debut in February 1964 by dominating the Daytona 500
◾A version of the Gen II 426 HEMI still powers NHRA Funny Car and Top Fuel vehicles
◾Special 50th anniversary HEMI merchandise product line available on WearMopar.com
◾Marketing events plan...[Read more...]
Mecum Auction To Be Held at the Dallas Convention Center Sept. 4-7Walworth, WI - August 26, 2013 -- Mecum Auctions will roll back into the Dallas Convention Center this Sept. 4-7 for the third year and the best one yet with an unprecedented lineup that boasts quantity and quality. Now featuring more than 1,400 classic and collector cars, the Dallas docket is chock-full of rare and desirable autos of an immense variety headlined by one of the world's most collectible American sp...[Read more...]
DETROIT – Chevrolet Performance has signed a multi-year deal to become the title rights sponsor of the largest and most prestigious event on the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series circuit: the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis.
'The heart and soul of Chevrolet Performance is on display in the staging lanes at the U.S. Nationals, making this partnership with one of the most historic races in NHRA Drag Racing all the more important,' said Jim Camp...[Read more...]
-Mopar's 'Express Lane' to debut on Pro Stock driver Allen Johnson's Dodge Avenger this weekend at NHRA Nationals in Las Vegas
-More than 800 Chrysler Group dealerships provide Mopar Express Lane service for light maintenance and world-class inspection for all make and model vehicles
-Express Lane provides fast and convenient service with no appointment necessary
April 5, 2013 , Auburn Hills, Mich. -
Defending 2012 Pro Stock Champion Allen Johnson will race his Dodge Avenger through the ...[Read more...]
Weeklong drive kicks off with unprecedented access to GM's Milford Proving Ground
Road trip! It's that time of year again for the annual automotive pilgrimage known as the Hot Rod Magazine Power Tour® and Chevrolet Performance helps get it started on Saturday, June 2, at General Motors' Milford Proving Ground. The Power Tour winds up in Arlington, Texas, on June 9.
With more than 3,000 hot rods, muscle cars, classic trucks and late-model performance vehicles and approximately 12,00...[Read more...]