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Chrysler’s Dodge division released one of the most unusual trucks ever made. Called the Lil’ Red Express Truck, this truck offered hard-to-find styling and serious performance ability. In fact, in 1978, the Dodge Lil’ Red Express, the quickest vehicle made in the United States from 0 to 100 MPH as tested by Car and Driver magazine. Yes, this included the Corvette and all other powerful muscle cars; the Lil’ Red Express Truck beat all of them. The red express is symbolic of a time long passed.  It’s categorized as the “Last American Hotrod”. This dodge Lil’ Red Express hit the market on a pretty limited scale from 1978 to 1979. The flashy red design of this express served as the sign of loud, fun, and rowdy at that time. At the time of its release, the catalytic converter is necessary to install in every car because of environmental regulations.  So…

For this article, we thought we’d have a little fun. We asked the folks at Performance Dodge if they had any good automotive practical jokes to share. They didn’t disappoint and told us a couple of famous ones. The Impossible Gas Mileage Trick This prank was retold by a technician at Performance Dodge of Woodbury, NJ, a Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram dealer, who worked at another dealership in the 1970s. As the story goes, the shop foreman at this other place decided he “had enough” of vehicles that got “poor gas mileage” and decided to buy an ultra-thrifty Fiat 1500. This, of course, gave him tremendous bragging rights and he used them liberally. So, the rest of the mechanics at the dealership decided a two-part prank was in order. The first part was to get this new Fiat 1500 to deliver some really stunning gas mileage. Here’s what they did.…

Classic cars are beautiful things. Many have a great story, effortless style and enough character to turn anybody’s head. Yet there are some things you should consider carefully before buying a classic car, as you can be left with little more than a pile of rust and a lot less cash if you aren’t completely prepared for the challenge. Do Your Research This isn’t just considering what kind of car you would like. As a rule, you should go and see the car twice, drive it as much as you can, and thoroughly check the car and its paperwork before committing to buy it. This is vital and will lead to later repercussions if you don’t do your research thoroughly beforehand. For some great tips on what your research should consist of, check out this article on Preloved. Tailor Your Insurance To You and Your Car Classic cars don’t necessarily…