VOLUME XIII,  ISSUE 5- NOV. - DEC.  2018

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Pacifica and Ram 1500 make Car and Driver’s 10 Best lists

Experts at Car and Driver have named the 2019 Chrysler Pacifica and the all-new 2019 Ram 1500 to their "10Best Trucks and SUVs" list as the winners in the Van category and the Full-Size Pickup truck category, respectively.

 

This is the third year in a row Pacifica has been named one of Car and Driver’s 10Best. The Ram 1500 was named the North American Truck of the Year at the International Auto Show in Detroit.    [01/18/19]

Pedregon switches to Dodge Charger body, returns to tuning

Cruz Pedregon has announced he will make the switch from Toyota to Dodge Charger bodies for his Funny Car this season. He also will return to tuning the Snap-on car himself, although Glen Huszar will be the crew chief and Nick Casertano will be assistant crew chief.

 

Also in Dodge Funny Cars are Don Schumacher Racing drivers Jack Beckman, Ron Capps, Matt Hagan, Tommy Johnson Jr. Bob Bode Jr. and Jim Campbell are also at the wheel of Dodges. 1-16  [01/18/19]

New ‘Kahuna’ Plymouth Arrow Funny Car makes debut

The brand new “Kahuna” Nitro Funny Car will headline the Winter Rod and Speed Show, Jan. 18-19, at the Linn County Fair and Expo Center in Albany, OR. The tribute car salutes the racing career of Alaska’s Jim Moore who was a fixture on the Northwest funny car scene in the late 1970s and early ’80s. The Plymouth Arrow is owned by the WSR Racing Team of Hal Westerlund and Derek Snelson, who will also drive the car. [01/18/19]

Dodge and LEGO join for marketing campaign

Dodge and The LEGO Group have announced a partnership pairing the two iconic brands through a new multimedia marketing campaign. The campaign launches with a new 30-second television commercial “Metamorphosis” .

 

The initiative also includes a new LEGO® Speed Champions building set that features the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon and the 1970 Dodge Charger R/T.

 

The Dodge Challenger SRT Demon features two sets of wheel rims, authentic design details and decorative stickers while the cool LEGO version of the Dodge Charger, an iconic American muscle car, has a removable supercharger and alternate engine cover.

 

The set also includes: Three LEGO minifigures: a Challenger driver, Charger driver and a race marshal; The race-ready, buildable 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon features a minifigure cockpit, removable windshield, wheels with rubber tires, 2 sets of rims, rear spoiler, dual exhaust, and authentic design details and decorative stickers; The muscular, buildable 1970 Dodge Charger R/T features a minifigure cockpit, removable windshield, wheels with rubber tires, removable supercharger and alternate engine cover, translucent light-style elements, and authentic design details and decorative stickers.  [01/18/19]

Smiley appointed as FCA Global Purchasing & Supply Chain Chief

FCA has appointed Carl Smiley to the new role of Chief Purchasing * Supply Chain Officer. He is also named to the company’s Group Executive Council (GEC), the highest operational body within FCA.

 

Smiley joins FCA with significant automotive experience, previously serving as Senior Vice President and General Manager Asia Pacific for TE Connectivity since 2012. Prior to that, he held various global leadership roles at Magna Steyr, including Vice President Operations and Purchasing Asia, Magna Powertrain. Most recently, he was President and Board Member, Magna Steyr Asia. Before joining Magna Steyr he held several positions at General Motors in the United States, Mexico and China.    [01/18/19]

NAPA extends Capps sponsorship, new Hellcat coming for 2019

Longtime partner NAPA AUTO PARTS has extended their marketing relationship with Don Schumacher Racing through a multi-year agreement, beginning in 2019. NAPA AUTO PARTS joined the DSR family as an associate sponsor in 2007 and became the primary sponsor of the Dodge Funny Car driven by Ron Capps in 2008.

 

Making its debut at the NHRA Winternationals in Pomona, CA, on Feb. 8-10 will be the 2019 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat. The team will continue to be led by crew chief Rahn Tobler and assistant crew chief Dustin Heim. 12-20   [01/18/19]

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