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1969 Dodge Charger 500: A True Nascar Legend

Posted in Dodge, General, muscle cars, NASCAR, Racing, Videos by MrAngry | January 6th, 2011 | 4 Responses |

The 1969 Dodge Charger 500 is probably one of the most recognizable NASCAR racers ever to run on the banked ovals. At almost 18-feet long, 6-feet wide and two tons, the Dodge Chargers that were built between 1968 and 1970 were not only some of the biggest Nascar’s ever, but some of the most beautiful. Racing legends like Buddy Baker, Bobby Allison, Paul Goldsmith and Bobby Issac all drove these iconic machines. These cars raced at speeds upwards of 190 mph on suspension systems that are, by today’s standards, completely archaic. I own a 1968 Dodge Charger and have been known to track it from time to time, but running 200 mph in it… no thank you. One of the most amazing things about watching racing from the 1960’s and 1970’s was the almost complete and total lack of safety equipment utilized by teams. Fire suits were not worn, nor were gloves and pit crew precautions were all but non-existent. Now some out there would say that these are the days when men were men, and cars were cars. Me, I just think they didn’t know any better…

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  1. […] 1970 were not only some of the biggest Nascar’s ever, but some of the most beautiful. […]Read more… Categories: Uncategorized Tags: Dodge Charger, Dodge Chargers, […]

  2. todd murrin says:

    best bit of footage on my all time favorite car period(theres a double meaning to that). I once seen a piece of a commercial on dodge chargers from 1969 , do you now what im talking about. Only seen it once about ten years ago.

  3. todd murrin says:

    That was a race ad with dace footage by the way.

  4. todd murrin says:

    I also noticed that was part 1.Is there any more parts?