By Roger Rohrdanz
It’s been nearly five decades but the Thompson streamliner made it back to Bonneville. The Thompson Challenger II with Danny Thompson on board made its first pass down the Bonneville salt since 1968. It made a clean 246mph pass on the 3 mile course. A whole lot of important things went just right.
Text and Photos Matt Emery
Put on a Happy Face: Retrofitting a VDO Tach Into a Vintage Mustang
Instrument repair is becoming somewhat of a lost art. There are a lot of little springs, magnets and other items hiding inside the average instrument, and it takes knowledge and practice to get them working again. Sure, you can get entire clusters from the major suppliers, but what if you want to retain the stock appearance? Back in the day, there were plenty of places where one could get stock instruments repaired and upgraded, but not any longer. Repairs have become a virtual cottage industry.
Text and Photos by Scott Massengill
Retro Security: Keeping a New Challenger’s Hood in Place With Old School Flair
Dodge really nailed it when it reintroduced the Challenger; include the T/A-inspired Mopar hood and you’ve really got a winning combination. These cars just scream retro, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be improved. The addition of functional hood pins, just like the original cars had back in the days of leaded gasoline and bias ply tires would be a great addition.
By Drive Staff
Roadshow Revival – Tribute to Johnny Cash
The Roadshow Revival has something for the whole family this Father’s Day weekend. We love a car show with incredible music. This sixth annual event is paying tribute to the legendary country singer at the beachside Ventura County Fairgrounds. There will be all kinds of music being played there, as well as Johnny Cash tribute bands, naturally. This year’s headliner is Los Lobos.