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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 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...]
MOPAR's Father And Son Team Working Towards A Memorable Father'S Day At Bristol
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MOPAR ENHANCES SUPPORT OF NHRA SPORTSMAN RACING IN 2013
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'GOING ROUNDS' THE GOAL FOR TEAM MOPAR DRIVER JOHNSON AS NHRA PRO STOCK TITLE FIGHT HITS VEGAS
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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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