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The Making of a Dodge Dart in 500 Hours…Well Sorta

Sherman White, a Mopar fanatic, loves cruising through the streets of California in his restored, yellow 1698 Dodge Dart. White, who resides in Pasadena, California, is a huge fan of Chrysler’s and Dodges. I’m a Mopar guy,” he states, referring to Chrysler’s famous after-market parts division. White became a Mopar fan back in his college days when he drove a 1974 Plymouth Duster.

To bring back the good ol’ days, White invested 500 hours into restoring a 1968 Dodge Dart. White explains, It “gives me something to do on weekends.” Hes attracted to the car’s “nice, boxy, curvy sharp lines.”

Click the link below and get a tour of White’s restored ’68 Dodge Dart!

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The Face of Off-Roading

Jeep fever has sprung! And this season, our latest obsession is with the new 2015 Jeep Renegade. And what better way to celebrate and honor the new Renegade than with these incredible photos taken by pro skier-turned award winning photographer Sinuhe Xavier. Check them out below, and check out our inventory here!

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Pittsburgh’s Own Fast and Furious

Pittsburgh native Ricci Cavallaro took his 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat to the track and the results were incredible. Cavallaro pumped out an outstanding 10.97 at 129 miles per hour run – not to be out done by two more runs in the 10 second range. Ricci may not be a professional driver, but he does have drag race experience, having spent 18 years racing his 1970 Plymouth Road Runner, which ran in the low 10 second range.

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With a 10.97 second run you would think that Cavallaro had a souped up mod Hellcat, but the only modification was the he had removed the stock wheels and tires, replacing them with a set of Nitto NT05 tires measuring 305/45/r18 on 18 inch Bravado Tribute wheels. Everything else about the 707hp Mopar is as stock as it was when it came off of the assembly line. Check out Cavallaro’s record breaking runs below!

Project Nomad

Starwood Motors knows that can’t-eat, can’t-sleep, reach-for-the-stars, over-the-fence, World Series kind of love – Jeep love. And so they have built some of the best and most kitted-out Jeeps out there to give the Jeep lovers just what they want.

Recently, Starwood has been working on a Jeep that most people dream about. It started out as an average 2015 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited, but has now turned into Project Nomad. Starwood added a Teraflex long arm suspension lift kit, Fox shocks, sway bars, upgraded axles, 41-inch Super Swamper tires, extra tall 5.13 gearing winch, and a fearsome exoskeleton roll-cage. Inside the beast the seats are decked out in Nappa leather and equipped with an Alpine stereo system, back-up camera, and refrigerator.

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If this sounds like the Jeep of your dreams, we have some great news for you! It’s for sale on its website for a whopping $107,888! But if you’re looking for a Jeep Wrangler to modify yourself, we have them available at Jim Shorkey Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram! Check out our inventory here!

Go Play Outside with the 2015 Jeep Renegade

With Jeep’s legendary off-road abilities in mind, Jeep engineers spent as much time developing the 2015 Jeep Renegade on the trails in Moab, Utah, as it did on suburban roads outside its Chelsea Proving Grounds. With the competing demands of both hardcore off-roading and urban commuting in mind, the Renegade’s unibody platform is made up of more high-strength steel than any other Jeep in the lineup. According to Jeep, this not only reduces chassis flex on the trail but also makes the Renegade a better drive out on the roads.

And while the Renegade looks sharp driving around the streets of Pittsburgh and North Huntingdon, it’s the off-road shots that are really impressive! But just take our word for it. We compiled these shots of the 2015 Jeep Renegade in action! Are you ready for your test drive?!

 

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Which Cars Have the Best Value in America? And the Winners Are…

If there are two cars that are no strangers to winning awards, it’s the Jeep Wrangler and the Ram 1500. From best lists to yearly recognition, these two Chrysler brand heavyweights are used to the winner’s circle.

And their streak continues, as Vincentric recently named both the Wrangler and the 1500 as Best Value in America for their respective classes. This marks the fourth year in a row that the Wrangler has earned this distinction from Vincentric in the Compact/Mid-Size SUV segment. The 2015 Ram 1500, meanwhile, earned its award in the Full-Size ½-Ton Pickup category.

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“The Ram 1500 and the Jeep Wrangler earned Vincentric Best Value in America awards by delivering best-in-class performances when we measured total cost of ownership and compared it to expected results for the competitors in each vehicle’s segment,” remarked David Wurster, Vincentric President. “Contributing to their success was that both vehicles had the lowest total cost of ownership over five years in their respective classes.”

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Chrysler Group vehicles have picked up a wide variety of awards in the first three months of this year. Chevrolet may have boasted about winning the most awards for 2014, but already, it seems like the folks over at Chrysler may be poised to steal the crown.

Visit us on Route 30 in North Huntingdon, and check out these awesome cars!

7 Jeep Concept Cars You Wish Were a Reality

Jeep is no stranger when it comes to producing showstopping vehicles. And this year, Jeep is bringing not one, not two, but seven concept cars to Moab! Although these cars may never be produces, some of these Jeeps are so extravagant that the designers at Jeep should consider making them a reality.

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Staff Car
This one is a tribute to the original Willys Jeep that started it all. Technically, it is a Wrangler, but it has been modified with structural elements removed and a full functional roll cage added.

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Red Rock Responder
The RRR is designed as a Jeep/truck that can get equipment and supplies to stuck comrades.

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Wrangler Africa
This Wrangler is made to cross Africa; the fuel canisters on the fenders, the roof rack, and the fact that the interior’s lined with truck bed coating all attest to that.

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Chief
This Wagoneer-esque concept looks like Jeep made a 1970s retro adventure-mobile. The Wrangler-based interior’s equal parts leather and wood.

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Overlander
The Overlander is perfect for your camping adventures. The Overlander is a Grand Cherokee with a ton of upgrades and a roof coated in bedliner spray, with a hard-shelled tent mounted to it

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Desert Hawk
The Desert Hawk comes equipped with a topographical map – on the hood.

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Canyon Trail
This is the upmarket version of the Desert Hawk. It’s hood map is of a trial known as Hell’s Revenge. There are actually obstacles at Hell’s Revenge with names like Tip-Over Challenge and Dump Bump, so it’s a potentially great place to test out all the protective armor the Canyon Trail features on the undercarriage.