1969 Dodge Charger 500

This great 1969 Charger 500 is owned by Steve in Michigan. He is also a member of the Daytona Superbird Auto Club. Some (Mopar Guys) consider the 1969 Charger 500 to be the first official Aero Car. Arguably, it started the wind tunnel testing era and special racing modifications made by the auto-companies. The Blue Oval Guys point to the 1968 Ford Torino’s fastback roof line and its aero advantage as the what started it all and besides, the Ford Talladega showed up the same time the Charger 500 did. Hey, isn’t that what makes this so much fun; “discussing” whose brand is superior?

Here is our Talladega lined up with Steve’s Charger 500 just outside Turn 3 at Talladega in 2009 just before we went onto the track, just like 1969!

Steve’s car is a F8 Green with green interior #’s matching very well documented 440-4speed car. The 4-speed 500’s were short in supply then and even more now. He and is family are very thankful to have this one.

In 2009 he entered the Charger 500 in a local show in the town of Plymouth, MI and ended up taking 1st place. One of the best parts of winning is the honor of having his car on the poster (see below) and possibly the shirt for the 2010 event. It is quite an honor because there were some pretty nice rides there besides his 500. He also won a Best of Show/Memorial Award in another show and will have the 500s picture on the dash plaque for 2010. Congratulations Steve, great car!

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