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Dodge Magnum Commercial from 2004

I spotted this while looking or something else on youtube. I had forgotten about this one and laughed out loud watching it.

Alamo City LX Club at Bass Pro July 16th

The Monthly meetup at the local Bass Pro parking lot is a well attended event. Bass Pro ropes off a large area to one side of their huge lot and not only are there a lot of cars in attendance, there are visitors just looking at cars.

The cars were from many different brands and models. Fords, Chevrolets, and Dodges were represented by old and new models.

July Bass Pro Car Club Meetup


After I recorded the video another dozen or so cars arrived (see album below), so the lot got a more crowded before the ACLX club left for a local Applebee’s

Applebee’s Meetup

A good group of people and cars cruised to a local Applebee’s Restaurant for more fun. Good food, good conversation, etc.

Here are 54 still photos taken later after more cars arrived.

Bass Pro July 16, 2011 Car Club Meetup

May 2011 Monthly ACLX Meetup

The monthly meeting for the Alamo City LX Car Club gathers at Frank’s Hog Stand just south of downtown San Antonio. As usual, the ACLX monthly meetup was well attended by members of the club. I took a lot of pictures and also shot a short video.

Take a look and make plans on joining us if you own an LX Platform car. They are the Dodge Charger, Dodge Challenger, Dodge Magnum, and the Chrysler 300.


And if you wondered what was under the hood of these beasts:


The video is a bit noisy because of the “atmosphere” at Frank’s, but you can see what is going on.


Well, there you have it. Another monthly meeting with lots of fun and talk of cars and hemis. That is a hard combination to beat.

Alamo City LX Car Club Meet Up

I attended the March 6, 2011 Alamo City LX Club coffee meet up in San Antonio, Texas. A good group showed up and I have a few pictures and a couple of videos to prove it. This was my first chance to meet the club members, finding them and joining online last month.


Something else I noticed is the different wheels on display. I admit it, I have a fascination with wheels and this was a chance to see many different styles on similar cars at the same time.

Then, since I’m still getting to know my new video camera, I took a couple of short videos you might enjoy. In the first video, I walked down the line of cars getting a close-up of each, and just enjoying the view.

In the second video, the meet up is over and the group is leaving the parking lot heading to eat at a location south of downtown. Yes, there are a few small displays of testosterone, but it’s very civil.

Several times each month, a new coffee shop is picked and anyone who can come, shows up to drink to joe, meet new friends, and visit with old ones.

I had a blast and can’t wait for the next chance to get together with this guys and girls.

Just fyi … tomorrow March 13th, the group is going to cruise the five Missions of San Antonio and meet up for lunch. Too bad I can’t attend. Maybe next time.

Racing on the Back Roads

The return of the Mustang, Challenger, and Camaro rivalry brings a smile to my face. The Blue Oval, the Bow Tie, and … now what were the Dodge/Plymouth fans called? You’ll have to help me out here.

Mustangs, Challengers and Camaros

In my many miles of travel, I see a lot of Mustangs, and lately, a lot of Challengers. I am anxious to see the Camaro out in the wild, untamed and looking for trouble. Yeah, that’s the way I roll. I know racing side by side on the strip is safer, but there is nothing that gets the heart pounding and the knees shaking like street racing. The cars hit the red light at the same time … the opposing light turns yellow … the engines rev and in an instant the smoke appears and the black lines lead into the distance.

The winner is always the one with the most guts, or least intelligence, whichever comes first, but the thrill is always there.

2010 Shelby Cobra GT5002009 Dodge ChallengerChevy Camaro concept

Back Road Racing

One warm, summer night in 1970, I was out with a few close friends cruising in one’s 1967 Chevelle SS 396 that was NOT stock. It had that certain something that moved the ground for some distance when it idled. Dynamometers weren’t prevalent back then, so no one knew what that 396ci delivered to the real wheels, but let’s just say, it delivered.

Another friend from school had a 1953 Chevy Bel Air coupe with nary a stock part on it, especially under the hood. It was covered in black primer (no paint) and all we knew was it had a four-speed transmission and a full out small-block Chevy engine that wound fast and high. I also suspect he had an extra juice bottle in the trunk.

I don’t think the ‘53 Chevy had ever been beat, but that night on a back road far from the lights of town, the ‘67 Chevelle pulled away half-way through 3rd gear and never looked back. Talk about an adrenaline rush. We were high on the victory for hours, talking about it for weeks, and remembering it now for decades.

I believe if the Chevelle was a “stock” 396, it would have been trounced by the old small block ‘53. I’ll never know for sure, but that extra horsepower was all used that night.

Wild & Crazy Guys

It was wilder and crazier back then. Cool cars, big engines, four-speeds, and no seat belts …

Do you have a night that you’ve remembered for decades? Relive it in the comments so we can all enjoy.