February 26, 2014 8:00 AM
Mark Trostle's award-winning car sketch from the 1988 Autorama competition.
Mark Trostle has the career of his dreams, guiding the design of high-performance SRT vehicles, Mopar accessories and Motorsports for the Chrysler Group. His job takes him around the world, from glamorous auto shows to legendary races such as the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
But the most important car Trostle ever sketched was started and finished in one day, while he was a high school senior in suburban Detroit. That car, a wedge-shaped sports car...
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Jeep® Community Unites in Rebuilding of 'Stomper'
October 4, 2013 10:51 AM
UPDATED 10/30/203: Bryan Hutton's Jeep Wrangler -- Stomper -- is done and ready for SEMA 2013
There’s something special about the communities that develop around our brands. There’s a strong sense of unity and of looking out for each other.
So, it’s no surprise that when the Jeep® Wrangler owned by Bryan Hutton was damaged during the May 20, 2013, EF-5 tornado that struck Moore, Okla., the Jeep community came through after learning about Hutton’s selfless acts that day.
'It's just what Oklahomans do'
Hutton and his 2½-year-old son were visiting family in Moore, Okla., when the tornado hit. (Hutton’s...
'Cuda Brothers Seek to 'Preserve the Legend'
September 23, 2013 10:04 AM
With the combination of relatively low production, good timing, standout design and performance – and a bit of legend – the Barracuda is one of those cars that turns heads on the road and pauses conversations.
And, brothers Dan and Sam Locklin want to be sure to preserve the Barracuda history for future generations to enjoy.
“All muscle cars are special in their own unique way, but the Plymouth Barracuda and ‘Cuda, which is high performance version, are like none other. These are rare muscle cars. You will get a reaction from...
Jeep Girls Blow Through Windy City
September 16, 2013 8:55 AM
In celebration of American Legend’s month of heritage and tradition, Brittany and I headed to one of our favorite cities, The Windy City! We jumped in our Flame Red Jeep® Cherokee and decided to hit the list of “must see” visitor’s attractions.
We headed down Chicago’s Magnificent Mile to take a cruise on Wendella, Chicago’s original narrated waterway tour. We enjoyed the Lake and River Tour, a classic. The Wendella has been running the Chicago River since 1962. Wendella has been a part of Chicago’s history for over 75 years, starting in 1935 shortly...
August 21, 2013 11:04 AM
With more than a million people up and down Woodward Avenue – and most of them seemingly at the Chrysler Group display – Woodward Dream Cruise 2013 has come and gone in another glorious roar of a muscle car engine.
From Thursday evening to the late hours of Saturday, the Chrysler Group display was a buzz of activity: