D-bags for washer fluid: the way it was

AMC washer bag

Today, under the hood of any car you will find at least one, and sometimes two, oddly shaped, translucent containers with built-in funnels or tubes, holding windshield washer fluid. But that was not always the way it was done. Into the 1960s, cars had plastic bags, which denizens of the time sometimes called douche bags, … Read more

Betty White Introduces the 1958 Plymouth Lineup

Betty White 1958 Plymouth

Today is Betty White’s 99th birthday and while she may not seem to have much connection to the Mopar world, she actually starred in a commercial for the 1958 Plymouth lineup. In doing so, not only did Betty White introduce the world to the 1958 Plymouth lineup, but she also introduced the world to a … Read more

Chrysler crusader likely to win his battle

frank rhodes

Frank Rhodes, Walter P. Chrysler’s great-grandson, has been battling to save the Chrysler brand for years. Chrysler has been battered and abused since the 1970s; its upscale image was diluted with thinly disguised Plymouths, and then the brand was starved of new product—the always-in-the-future Portal and Americanized Grand Commander notwithstanding. The 300 went from being … Read more

Mopar turbos of the 1980s

The first generation of turbocharged Mopars were not part of the executives’ original plan, but they were tough, well-engineered, efficient, and, with the Turbo IV of the 1990s, innovative enough that modern turbos follow in their path. All were four-cylinders, from the same family, made in two displacements (one was mildly stroked). The more powerful … Read more

What is the Mopower plan?

mopower

Mopower isn’t much yet. But we hope it will be bigger and better. The plan is that, while a certain other site was grown out of one person’s spare time, over the course of over a decade, this one would start out as a joint project. The forum is integrated with the news page now; … Read more

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