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Fish Out of Water

Old Cars Weekly archive – May 8, 2008 issue Unearthing a Hemi ’Cuda sealed for 26 years Story & photos by Geoff Stunkard In collector-car circles, the word “Hemi” has become one that connotes rarity and value. The old Chrysler Corp. was not the only auto manufacturer to design hemispherical combustion chambers in its...

Roland Osborne remembered as MoPar lover

While the name of Roland Osborne may not be as recognizable as Roger Huntington, Ford’s Ak Miller, Lee Iacocca, or Smokey Yunick, Osborne’s legacy is well known among MoPar fans. Osborne died of a brain tumor at his home in Quinlin, Texas, on April 18. He was 68. Roland Harvey Osborne III was born...

One-of-a-kind Hemi Barracuda ‘Mod Top’ stolen

A rare 1970 Plymouth “Mod Top” Barracuda owned by noted collector Steven Juliano was stolen from his Pelham Manor garage shortly after midnight on April 26. The car was estimated to be worth $1.4 million dollars. According to a New York Daily News report, Juliano was planning on having it transported with three other...

Win a 426 HEMI at Carlisle in 2016

CARLISLE, PA – Special reunions and displays are already slated for the 2016 Carlisle Chrysler Nationals and now, a special giveaway is planned too.  The event runs July 15-17 at the Carlisle PA Fairgrounds and on Saturday afternoon of the event weekend, one special enthusiast will walk away (so to speak) with the prize...

When is too much not enough?

When is too much power a bad thing? I love power! How much power is enough when it comes to our cars? The adrenaline-fueled, muscle car-headed answer would be that there is “never enough power.” After the come down from such Red Bull-infused delusions you are faced with the reality that there comes a...

Car of the Week: 1970 Plymouth Hemi ‘Cuda

Raw power was the Hemi ’Cuda’s long suit, but the list of buyers was short. Insurance companies frowned on Hemi ’Cudas and didn’t care if they could do 0-to-60 mph in 5.8 seconds and the quarter mile in 14.1 seconds at 103.2 mph.