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The Golden Commandos club was formed in 1962 by a small group of car enthusiasts, including technicians, mechanics and engineers. Soon, the group grew to include policemen, lawyers and college students, all sharing a passion for his speed automobiles.

Known in Michigan as 'Detroit's own Golden Commandos,' the team continually achieved new racing innovation, thus promoting automakers' 'win on Sunday - Sell on Monday' marketing philosophy.

In 1965, the Golden Commandos were amongst the first to produce altered wheelbase drag cars, including this 1965 Plymouth, contributing a lasting impact on the sport of drag racing. The altered wheelbase cars became known as 'Funny Cars' because of the peculiar appearance of their forward shifted front wheels and rear axle. 'Detroit's own Golden Commandos' won within the Únlimited Class at the Super Stock Magazine's 1965 meet.

The Commandos worked hard during the little free time they enjoyed outside of their full-time jobs, and their immense efforts were focused solely on having fun at the tracks....and winning.

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MOPAR HEMI® CHALLENGE SET FOR 60TH NHRA U.S. NATIONALS
This Year's Edition to Include Special 50th Anniversary HEMI Tribute ◾Mopar 's HEMI® Challenge will be held for a 14th consecutive season at NHRA's 60th U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis, August 28-29 ◾This year's edition to commemorate 50th anniversary of Gen II 426 race HEMI engine ◾Winner will take home a $15,000 purse, a unique HEMI Challenge trophy and special winner's jacket celebrating the 50th anniversary of the iconic engine ◾Mopar to provide cash prize payout to t...[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...]
MOPAR's Father And Son Team Working Towards A Memorable Father'S Day At Bristol
◾Mopar competes at 13th annual NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals, the tenth of 24 national events ◾Johnson has earned three consecutive No. 1 qualifier honors at Bristol Dragway, his home track, but a Pro Stock win has eluded him ◾In 2012, Johnson finished runner-up in the closest finish in NHRA history, decided by less than .0000-second ◾Johnson hoping to celebrate Father's Day with the gift of a win for his father ◾Ron Capps is defending Funny Car winner for Mopar at Bristol ◾Hagan leads Funn...[Read more...]
'GOING ROUNDS' THE GOAL FOR TEAM MOPAR DRIVER JOHNSON AS NHRA PRO STOCK TITLE FIGHT HITS VEGAS
 •Allen Johnson in position to claim back-to-back wins in Vegas in his Mopar Dodge Avenger •Dodge Charger R/T Funny Car drivers Jack Beckman and Ron Capps continue championship battle in Las Vegas •Jeg Coughlin, Jr. primed to continue success at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway •Mopar-powered Matt Hagan closing in on first Funny Car win of 2012 October 23, 2012 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - All season long, Team Mopar NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series Pro Stock driver Allen Joh...[Read more...]
One of 14 'Swiss Cheese' Lightweights Offered at Russo and Steele
As one of the most radical factory-built weapons conceived during the Super Stock wars of the early 1960s, Pontiac's outrageous 'Swiss Cheese' Catalina Lightweight was purpose-built just for one mission: to maintain dragstrip supremacy. To do this, 14 full-size Catalinas were plucked from the assembly line, stripped of all sound deadener and insulation, and relieved of one inside frame section. Aluminum body and mechanical parts were used extensively. Some 120 round lightening holes drilled into...[Read more...]

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