Readers' Rides

No, this lightning strike wasn't edited into the picture of this 2010 Dodge Challenger SRT8

It was a stormy day in West Texas in the outskirts of Odessa and I was driving around in my 2010 Dodge Challenger SRT8. Normally I would catch myself driving around for fun always capturing great pictures of my car with beautiful sunset's in the background.

Well this day happened to be very cloudy and dark with no sunset visible but there was a big storm rolling in so I knew I had to capture a few pictures with those dark mean clouds.

The Good and The Bad with Chrysler

In 1969 I graduated from an Engineering College. A lot us purchased a new car upon graduation and Muscle Cars were flying off dealer lots. I saw a bright blue '69 Roadrunner, 383, white interior and Hurst 4 speed. I test drove it and had to have it. I paid around $2500 for it and the wife didn't drive at all. We have had Mopars for the last 30 consecutive years.

Woman Goes to Buy a Mustang, but Gets a Challenger and Gets The Dealership to Donate for Charity

I bought my first car from Shively Motors in 2010 and got a great deal on a beautiful black Dodge Charger for my son. While I was there, I scoped out the Challengers, but wasn’t quite ready to buy then. In February of 2013 I found myself looking for a muscle car. Checked out several lots and was getting serious about a 5.0 liter Mustang when I decided to stop by Shively on a whim.

The Crazy and Wonderful Story of My 2015 Challenger

Dodge does a fantastic job at styling their vehicles. After several attempts to get me to own something other than a Dodge my husband finally gave up. He would offer to buy me a new Chevy or GMC and I would refuse them because I loved my truck. When Dodge brought the Challenger back we both fell in love with the design. I remember standing in a parking lot when I seen my 1st one in person. It was a 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8. It was black on black and absolutely stunning! I remember standing there saying, “Lord, I would love to have a black on black Challenger.”

Challenger is the car that gave me the strength to give up my beloved Trans Am

Being a GM fanatic for many years I had put Mopar aside. My '99 TA was my baby and I swore I would keep it forever. In 2007 I had seen my first headline of Chrysler bringing the Challenger back with focus on the retro styling. It grabbed my attention from the start, but I kept my hard headed mind on my TA.

In March of 2014 I finally decided to take a closer upfront look at the Dodge Challenger and styles they provide.

2014 Camaro 2SS/RS 1LE Red vs 2014 SS Custom Black

Here is what we have here.

The Red belongs to Jose Luis Valeriano. Joe says this is a 2014 Camaro 2SS/RS 1LE (track packages). Car is a 6 speed manual transmission, has long tubes, tune, and other minor stuff. Got any other questions, just ask.

Jacoup Mosely owns the black Camaro. It's a 2014 SS custom single front mount turbo kit Texas speed blower 3 cam BC racing coilovers zl1 strut tower brace lxr sway bars zo6 inspired sting ray body kit. Custom wicker bill 720 rwhp 714 torque.