: 2006 General Lee and a 'Cuda that will never be :(



Ralph
11-08-05, 11:33 PM
Yee. Haw.:helpless:

http://www.tonstel.com/charger/

Now THIS is a real car. :thumbsup: If only DCX hadn't needlessly killed off Plymouth.:nono:


http://img196.imageshack.us/img196/1973/aarsublimefront2dc.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/7328/plumcrazycudafront5pv.jpg (http://imageshack.us)


http://img196.imageshack.us/img196/7093/newphantasmcudafront5yw.jpg (http://img196.imageshack.us/img196/7093/newphantasmcudafront5yw.jpg)

SpeedyArizona
11-08-05, 11:52 PM
This guy has a knack for designing a stylish concept that could easily be put into production. Maybe GM should hire him to design some of their new cars. Here's his Challenger concept which WILL be in production in 2008 or 2009.

Ralph
11-08-05, 11:55 PM
This guy has a knack for designing a stylish concept that could easily be put into production. Maybe GM should hire him to design some of their new cars. Here's his Challenger concept which WILL be in production in 2008 or 2009.

I've heard rumours of a new Challenger, but is this really the design they'll be using? I'd like to know more, as they say in Starship Troopers.

Eldyfig
11-09-05, 12:05 AM
Now this is how you modernize the style of an old muscle car classic. I really am not too fond of the way daimler-Chrysler did the Charger, but these look good.

Ralph, I want to the save those pics, but if I click on them I go to Imageshack. Help me out.

90Brougham350
11-09-05, 12:17 AM
Stunning, simply stunning. It'll be enjoyable to watch the General (as in General Motors) try and defend the truck and SUV line while cars like this sell like hot cakes. Don't get me wrong, I hate Chrysler and Lee Iacocca with a passion, but that doesn't mean they don't know how to revive old classics. Gotta respect their balls for bringing back things like this, because, let's face it, it's one thing their biggest competition, GM, isn't doing.

DeVillish
11-09-05, 12:53 AM
there is no challenger concept out from DCX yet, those are just like the Charger renderings that where all over the net before the real one came out. I mean sure, that car looks great but think about this. What is Ford going to do with the next Stang....make it look like the 73?? Retro cars are cool but i hope Dodge doesnt make it look like a 71 challenger. Its not the 70s anymore. And if you think about it, making the charger a 4 door was the smartest thing they could have done. Now when the new "Challenger" does come out they have a bad ass 4 door and a bad ass coupe, not just two coupes. Anyone else notice that the retro cars seem to die off or not change at all? The new t-bird....gone, Prowler...gone, PT Cruiser hasnt changed, SSR i hear isnt doing that well, New beatle...still the same. Sure its cool but if you really want a car that looks like a 70s Challenger, get one. I wana see somthing new and exciting...but thats just me and iam one of those crazy people that got one of those 4 door chargers :cookoo:

Eldyfig
11-09-05, 01:41 AM
I would like to go get another classic some time. However, it would be nice to see a car like in those pics with the technology of today's engineering under the hood and in the cabin.

Ralph
11-09-05, 01:48 AM
Now this is how you modernize the style of an old muscle car classic. I really am not too fond of the way daimler-Chrysler did the Charger, but these look good.
Ralph, I want to the save those pics, but if I click on them I go to Imageshack. Help me out.

Try holding your cursor over the pic, and then left-clicking the "save" icon that appears on the top left. I'll see if I can find the link tomorrow if that fails.

Ralph
11-09-05, 01:49 AM
Stunning, simply stunning. It'll be enjoyable to watch the General (as in General Motors) try and defend the truck and SUV line while cars like this sell like hot cakes. Don't get me wrong, I hate Chrysler and Lee Iacocca with a passion, but that doesn't mean they don't know how to revive old classics. Gotta respect their balls for bringing back things like this, because, let's face it, it's one thing their biggest competition, GM, isn't doing.

But don't think for a second that this "Cuda" will make it into production. It's just one guy's vision of what should be.

However, DCX is planning a new Challenger apparently. I'd like to know more about that.

Ralph
11-09-05, 01:51 AM
there is no challenger concept out from DCX yet, those are just like the Charger renderings that where all over the net before the real one came out. I mean sure, that car looks great but think about this. What is Ford going to do with the next Stang....make it look like the 73?? Retro cars are cool but i hope Dodge doesnt make it look like a 71 challenger. Its not the 70s anymore. And if you think about it, making the charger a 4 door was the smartest thing they could have done. Now when the new "Challenger" does come out they have a bad ass 4 door and a bad ass coupe, not just two coupes. Anyone else notice that the retro cars seem to die off or not change at all? The new t-bird....gone, Prowler...gone, PT Cruiser hasnt changed, SSR i hear isnt doing that well, New beatle...still the same. Sure its cool but if you really want a car that looks like a 70s Challenger, get one. I wana see somthing new and exciting...but thats just me and iam one of those crazy people that got one of those 4 door chargers :cookoo:

On the money. The problem with cars that are too retro is that it's extremely difficult to take it further when it comes time to replace it. The cars may look very cool, but their appeal depends on nostalgia. VW's New Beetle is the prime example. They don't know what to do for a replacement, but everyone who really wants one went out a bought it. So they're in a bind. They can't change it too much or it won't be a Beetle anymore.

Eldyfig
11-09-05, 03:33 AM
Try holding your cursor over the pic, and then left-clicking the "save" icon that appears on the top left. I'll see if I can find the link tomorrow if that fails.

I was trying that, then I realized that my computer here at work is windows nt. Those three little icons don't show up. They really need to update these computers here at work. Anyways, I'll take care of it at home.

Ralph
11-09-05, 03:50 AM
I was trying that, then I realized that my computer here at work is windows nt. Those three little icons don't show up. They really need to update these computers here at work. Anyways, I'll take care of it at home.

How about right clicking....then "save pic as"

davesdeville
11-09-05, 08:33 AM
http://racingsouthwest.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=22390

Reminds me of that Cuda... which is total badassness.

DeVillish
11-09-05, 08:41 AM
i want one of these....
http://www.historictransam.com/images/TAWC1941.jpg
One day i will find a 71 or so Challenger or even Cuda and build a vintage trans am race car.

RobertCTS
11-09-05, 03:53 PM
Try holding your cursor over the pic, and then left-clicking the "save" icon that appears on the top left. I'll see if I can find the link tomorrow if that fails.

You can also right click then click on "Save Image as" in my pictures.

RobertCTS
11-09-05, 03:54 PM
i want one of these....

One day i will find a 71 or so Challenger or even Cuda and build a vintage trans am race car.

Yep..but I'd have to something about that front spoiler.

Ralph
11-09-05, 03:56 PM
Yep..but I'd have to something about that front spoiler.

and the "Ricer" stickers...........................j/k!;)

DeVillish
11-09-05, 03:56 PM
nahh, thats the way the real race cars where so thats the way mine would be. Now if i was doing a street car, i wouldnt put it on, but the vintage race car? hell ya.

Eldyfig
11-09-05, 04:17 PM
I was able to save it on my home computer. Something about that computer at work...outdated system, Windows NT4.

Playdrv4me
11-09-05, 04:17 PM
Now this is how you modernize the style of an old muscle car classic. I really am not too fond of the way daimler-Chrysler did the Charger, but these look good.
Ralph, I want to the save those pics, but if I click on them I go to Imageshack. Help me out.

Right Click. "Save As"

Ralph
11-09-05, 04:51 PM
Found this on the upcoming Challenger for 2009/10......seems like a long time to wait.

http://dodgeforum.com/m_271809/tm.htm

http://img117.imageshack.us/img117/4456/a0e5c523a7ad44efaa198a344d8a98.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Eldyfig
11-09-05, 06:39 PM
I hate Chrysler and Lee Iacocca with a passion.

My father retired from the Newark, De. assembly plant (worked in various departments of assembly/repair). Growing up, I never heard many good things about Iacocca. Then when Daimler came in, my father said things got worse for the employees.

Have you seen Iacocca in a recent commercial with Snoop Dog? He getting up there in age. I barely recognized him.

Ralph
11-09-05, 10:04 PM
My father retired from the Newark, De. assembly plant (worked in various departments of assembly/repair). Growing up, I never heard many good things about Iacocca. Then when Daimler came in, my father said things got worse for the employees.
Have you seen Iacocca in a recent commercial with Snoop Dog? He getting up there in age. I barely recognized him.

How many years did he work there?

I guess one good thing about Iacocca was that he got that loan from the govt. to get Chrysler out of it's trouble. It wasn't a "bail-out" as I recall......but he basically went before a hearing to plead for that money and that proves that re-investiment into a division can save it and it can once again be profitable....

Ralph
11-09-05, 10:07 PM
http://racingsouthwest.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=22390

Reminds me of that Cuda... which is total badassness.

NICE! A bit too low for my tasts, but nice! Looks almost like a futureistic 'Cuda like you say.

Eldyfig
11-09-05, 10:09 PM
How many years did he work there?

30 years. Retired in 2002, I think.

Ralph
11-09-05, 10:11 PM
30 years. Retired in 2002, I think.

He must have saw some nice models come out. ;)

Eldyfig
11-09-05, 10:21 PM
Needless to say, his car was always a Chrysler. Employee discount, back when it was just for employees. When I was a teenager, I think he especially liked his New Yorker. He was more into those luxury rides. He did have a Daytona when it first came around. Got rid of it quick too.

Ralph
11-09-05, 11:29 PM
Needless to say, his car was always a Chrysler. Employee discount, back when it was just for employees. When I was a teenager, I think he especially liked his New Yorker. He was more into those luxury rides. He did have a Daytona when it first came around. Got rid of it quick too.

My buddy got a brand new 1986 Plymouth Lazer with the 2.5 5-speed that year, and it was neck and neck from 0-110 kph with my 1980 Phoenix coupe with a V6 auto! We had some fun cruising with those cars. I remember one year his brother told me that he had to get all new fuel injectors installed under warrenty but he was too embarrassed to tell me because we had quite a GM vs. Chrysler rivalry....

turbo Daytonas were pretty fast cars, or so it seemed.

DeVillish
11-10-05, 04:48 AM
OOoOOo yeah i almost got a Shelby Daytona turbo II with leather, t-tops and the 5-speed. It was red of course, i think it was an 89. Cool little car, but it got sold the day after me and my step-dad looked at it. He wanted me to get it since he had fond memories of his 87 Daytona turbo.

Night Wolf
11-10-05, 06:36 AM
I personally really like the new Charger.

Weather giving it non-retro styling is good or not... the front end with the headlights, grille and hood is perfect. I like the side how the brick styling is coming back in place of 90's jellybeans. the rear quarter panels look cool and stuff... I could deal with 4 doors if its gotta HEMI! :)

Its true about the retro cars..... but I guess it dosn't really matter right now since the waiting list for a Mustange GT is still about 4 months :)

Ralph
11-11-05, 01:16 AM
Its true about the retro cars..... but I guess it dosn't really matter right now since the waiting list for a Mustange GT is still about 4 months :)

this summer we had about 5 GT's, but since they sold, we've had none! there certainly is a shortage.

I can't imagine what they will do with the Beetle, what can they do?!

Ralph
11-11-05, 02:51 AM
Here is the General Lee again.......but I think it is another one because the first clue are the dark rims/

http://autos.msn.com/as/minishow/article.aspx?contentID=4023554&s=SEMA2005&src=News

http://img372.imageshack.us/img372/5277/c457482a3rw.jpg (http://imageshack.us)