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Yesterday was a good day. Drove her to work and parked right on the main walk. Had a lot of positive comments and questions. Was nice.
There were multiple car shows/cruise-ins around town yesterday, so there were nice cars everywhere cruising town. These are happening almost every weekend now and I'm loving it.
So leaving work it was a nice late afternoon, so I was cruising home with the windows down, radio off, enjoying the exhaust and the drive. Approaching a red light I heard 2 loud voices in the car beside me on my right. Glanced over to see two young guys gawking hard and making lots of excited comments. Driver said "$#@!%& yeah I like that!" I gave them a wave and eased up toward the light. They were in a Honda, and immediately gunned it to beat me to the light. I laughed. When the light changed, we pulled out normally, and I eased out through first, second, and into third gear. After the cars in front of us turned off, leaving a clear road ahead, the Honda gunned it again pulling ahead of me on my right. I don't think so boys.
It was effortless to catch up to their wound out 4-banger. Pulled up along side them, and without looking over at them, I mashed it hard in third, wound her up, then grabbed 4th, in a 2-second 40 to 70 mph walk away. My straight pipe exhaust was so very loud echoing off their car as I ran away from them. They followed at a distance behind me the rest of the way through town.
Don't drive a Honda and jump a big block Mopar. Lesson learned.
That was great!

I find myself with a different mentality these days, I don't care what size engine the car has that I'm pulling up next to at a light, I look at the rear tires to see if they are stock width, because in most cases if they are stock width they are also the stock rubber composition.

Red lights and Stop signs are my thrill for the day, as it is rare to actually pull up to one or the other and a cop is not there, so when I arrive at one my mentality is to hammer it off the line, and get the acceleration Adrenalin!

The other day I was free and clear at one of those known lights that takes forever to change, so I had already planned to hammer it when the light changed and do some tire cooking too.

Then here comes a blue Camaro convertible with the top down with just the driver, a guy, like I said it is a long light.

I went through the should I or shouldn't I?, he'll think I am challenging him, but this is my last opportunity before getting home.

I also know how loud the Magnaflow exhaust is and he was in the wide open in the convertible, so I decided to roll on the throttle instead of hammering it.

Accelerated to about 5 miles over and leveled off about a mile later he pulled along side as I was veering right to get on the Interstate, he did not even look my way.

Later out of curiosity I rolled the windows down to duplicate what I had done just to hear how loud it was to do that with him right next to the rear of the car?

That Magnaflow exhaust flat out screams power when hard accelerating, and you don't get the full impact of it with the windows up, but he surely did!

So for him, it was a gawking moment!
 

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That was great!

I find myself with a different mentality these days, I don't care what size engine the car has that I'm pulling up next to at a light, I look at the rear tires to see if they are stock width, because in most cases if they are stock width they are also the stock rubber composition.

Red lights and Stop signs are my thrill for the day, as it is rare to actually pull up to one or the other and a cop is not there, so when I arrive at one my mentality is to hammer it off the line, and get the acceleration Adrenalin!

The other day I was free and clear at one of those known lights that takes forever to change, so I had already planned to hammer it when the light changed and do some tire cooking too.

Then here comes a blue Camaro convertible with the top down with just the driver, a guy, like I said it is a long light.

I went through the should I or shouldn't I?, he'll think I am challenging him, but this is my last opportunity before getting home.

I also know how loud the Magnaflow exhaust is and he was in the wide open in the convertible, so I decided to roll on the throttle instead of hammering it.

Accelerated to about 5 miles over and leveled off about a mile later he pulled along side as I was veering right to get on the Interstate, he did not even look my way.

Later out of curiosity I rolled the windows down to duplicate what I had done just to hear how loud it was to do that with him right next to the rear of the car?

That Magnaflow exhaust flat out screams power when hard accelerating, and you don't get the full impact of it with the windows up, but he surely did!

So for him, it was a gawking moment!
Best behave. Don't want to have to go Bail you out......😒
 

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That is great Ry!
 

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Went to the local Ice Cream drive thru for a shake the other night. As we pulled around and got back on the street someone yells out from their ride "Nice Stripes!". I waved a 'Thank You' back as we tooled down the road. My chocolate shake tasted a little choc'latier. HAH!
 

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Several years ago when I was visiting my mom at her nursing home, there was a WWII vet sittiing outside the main entrance who asked me about my R/T parked at the opposite end of the parking lot. He wanted to know if it was a 1970 model because he used to own one himself 40 years ago. I told him it was a 2013 and explained that Dodge had revived the Challenger in 2008 and basically used the same design. He nodded and I thought he understood, until he told me what a good job I had done restoring it!
I'm 74 and drive around town in a loud R/T. This story made teary eyed.
 

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Today I had an old girl in a brand new Nissan Leaf give me a thumbs up and told me how much she loved my car. Told her thanks and was feeling pretty good about things when she added her husband was restoring one exactly like yours, same colour, looks just like it ...and I kinda felt like someone wearing cammo around an actual soldier when I didn't correct her (I'm of the mind he's actually doing a 1970 R/T white vanishing point tribute rather than an ivory 2015 R/T Plus but who knows ). Pretty sure in most universes that same little old lady is putting people on blast for driving a loud, large V8 but in this one it was the highlight of my day.
 

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Except for some (or most) of the classics out there on the road, how many of you (us) that own other rides have anyone say nice car/truck/bike? My wife owns a 540 Bimmer. My son owns a 430 Bimmer. No one has ever told them "Nice Car".
Even now, after 11 years, they marvel over the fact that someone pays a complement, gives a thumbs up, calls out while stopped at a light, stops me to ask questions, say they want to trade rides while fueling up at the pump.
There are more Challengers on the road but they still Got It!
 

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Somebody once said "Nice truck man!" about my Ram...
 

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Somebody once said "Nice truck man!" about my Ram...
Two young kids once pulled up next to my SRT-10 in one of those jazzed up Honda's....one leans out "That thing gotta a Hemi?" like in that classic Ram commercial. I told him it's better than a Hemi and left them behind to ponder what just transpired...pretty funny actually.
 

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Somebody once said "Nice truck man!" about my Ram...
I've been asked what year my Ram is and then I'm complimented at how nice it looks, especially when they hear how much of a workhorse it is.
 

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I had a lot of gawkers today as I went from the West side of Toledo to the East side. Right after I pulled out from my apartment complex, I stopped at the first light and a very dirty with bad teeth'ed guy said, "I like your car!" and gave me a thumbs up. A few minutes later, I was at a stoplight and an old Trans Am, about 20 years old, pulled up to turn left, and he saw the 6.4 on the side, and gave me a thumbs up. When I was at Culver's waiting for my order, one of the employees took an order to the car next to me, and said, "I'm saving up to buy a car like yours!". And on the way home, just after dark, two 25 or so year old girls said both their dads have Scat Pack Chargers, but both really wanted "your car!"
 

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Yesterday early morning I was driving to Mass and I had just blasted the cat at 85 on a county road and came to a stop light with some other vehicles when I saw a San Diego County Sheriff cruiser in my rear-view. When the light turned green I made a conscious effort to keep to the speed limit, but damn if the cat has problems driving at lower speeds. I eased my car through the intersection and I'm doing 47 in a 40 zone, downshifting and feathering the gas pedal, cursing at the cat to stop punking me. Luckily the sheriff was making a Jack-in-the-Box run and didn't appear interested in tailing me. I made it to my church without further issue, and afterwards went for breakfast and to hang out at Starbucks for an hour.

Afterwards I made a run to hit the freeway and drive to a shopping mall and I took the same route I had run earlier that morning and actually came to the same stoplight where I saw the cruiser that morning. A black, lowered BMW coupe pulled up next to me and the driver was gesturing for me to roll down my window. When I did, he said, "Hey, I saw you this morning right here!" Big grin. "That cop was right behind us!"

What are the odds? I laughed and told the guy how self conscious I was about keeping my cat from darting through the intersection when the light turned green that morning, and he said he also had to behave himself so as not to draw the sheriff's attention. Then he nodded at my cat and asked how much horsepower. I answered over 700. His jaw dropped and he turned to his wife (or gf) and told her to look up a Hellcat on her phone. She must have confirmed the number because he looked back at me to say Holy Sh*t! just as the light turned green. Thumbs up and we both went our ways.

3+ months into ownership and this was the first gawk I got with the cat.
 

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You know the only reason you didn't get ticketed was cause someone upstairs didn't want you late to mass right... 😉
 

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You know the only reason you didn't get ticketed was cause someone upstairs didn't want you late to mass right... 😉
God Speed, Man!
 

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I think even God would be rolling his eyes over this......lol!
Oh, I don't know. Going to church on Palm Sunday.
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Not a Hellcat, but God Speed took on a whole new meaning!
 

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Last Saturday I drove mine to work. Beautiful day. As I was leaving, driving through our huge multi-level parking lot, my boss exited the stairs at the crosswalk in front of me. I stopped and he motioned for me to come ahead, never looking back to see who was there. As I passed by him, I pressed in the clutch, gave her a stout romp, and watched him jump.
This morning he came up behind me and said "That looks like a mid-life-crisis car to me". "Nope" I said. "Already did that a long time ago. This is just something I've wanted all my life and finally broke down and got it".
This coming from a man who drives an older navy blue corolla to work, but owns a sparkly bass boat that costs more than my car. 🤣
 

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Today I was the gawker as one of our mangers backed his F8 SXT into his parking space. Beautiful car. But you know, I HATE to see a Challenger that I can't hear running. That's just like an oxymoron or something...
 

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I haven't had much time to post up recent, or new info like I use too...

This was the very first and only time I ever had both Challengers at home (or parked in front of my house) and they were both running and sounding Thunderously LOUD.

On this particular day I was switching one Challenger from my garage to my storage unit and Vise-Verse. I usually switch them around at the storage unit.

At the moment I had them both in front of my townhouse a neighbor came outside to take pix, and question me about Horsepower to the ground, and why I have a Scat Pack instead of the HellCat, RedEye, or Demon?
As I was answering to his inquisition of my rides and laughing at his comical facial expressions; a few more neighbors that were walking passed, and a few others that were walking their dogs (even that neighbor that WALKS his Cat On A lease) all stopped to comment and Gawk. Their comments & questions were from Zany to Car-Guy-Thoughtful. It had the feel of a small block party of 7 to 10 people at one point. LOL
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