Monday, August 22, 2011
Musclecar Monday - 1970 Dodge Challenger
Dodge contracted Ray Caldwell's Autodynamics firm in Marblehead, Massachusetts to run the factory Trans-Am team. Sam Posey drove the No.77 "sub-lime" painted car that Caldwell's team built from a car taken off a local dealer's showroom floor. When the No.76 was completed mid-seasons, Posey alternated between the two. Both cars ran the final two races, with Posey in the #77. Ronnie Bucknum drove the No.76 at Seattle Washington, and Tony Adamowicz drove it at Riverside, California. No victories but a bunch of strong finishes. Chrysler pulled the plug on the entire program after one season.
Lastly, the Dodge Challenger was immoralized in the 1971 cult classic film "Vanishing Point":