There aren’t many higher methods to welcome the automobile membership season than to affix 2,000-plus fashionable muscle automobile homeowners and followers in southern California for the Spring Competition of LXs, popularly recognized at Spring Fest.
This yr’s occasion, the 14th annual sponsored by the SoCal LX membership, is ready for Saturday, March 23, on the Auto Membership Raceway in Pomona, California. Followers of the Dodge Charger, Challenger and Magnum, and the Chrysler 300, come from across the nation to indicate off their rides, renew friendships and take a look at the creativity of their fellow fans.
Spring Fest is a red-letter day for folks at Dodge//SRT, Chrysler, Mopar and the FCA Product Design Workplace, who stroll the rows of automobiles and spend the day assembly homeowners and followers. It’s a main alternative to gather autographs on engine covers, hoods and radiator helps (be sure that to have a everlasting marker or paint pen helpful!)
Among the many FCA folks you may see at Spring Fest this yr:
- Steve Beahm, Head of Passenger Automobile Manufacturers – Dodge, SRT, Chrysler and FIAT, FCA – North America, and Head of Components & Service (Mopar), FCA – North America
- Ralph Gilles, Head of Design, FCA
- Mark Trostle, Head of Efficiency, Passenger Automobile and Utility Automobile Design for FCA – North America
As a result of Auto Membership Raceway hosts the Nationwide Sizzling Rod Affiliation’s season opening and shutting races, in addition to the NHRA Corridor of Fame, it’s the proper place to indicate off the most recent member of Dodge’s factory-built drag-oriented automobile, the 2019 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320.
The road-legal Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 is engineered with the grassroots racer in thoughts. It begins with the 392 HEMI® V-Eight that delivers 485 horsepower and 475 lb.-ft. of torque, mated to the TorqueFlite eight-speed computerized transmission.
Dodge//SRT engineers added commonplace options that embrace SRT-tuned Adaptive Damping Suspension with Drag Mode, Line Lock, TransBrake, Torque Reserve and extreme-duty 41-spline half shafts. Specifically developed Nexen SUR4G Drag Spec 275/40R20 street-legal drag radial tires ship most grip and provide repeatable quarter-mile instances.
Undoubtedly the present subject will embrace the newest examples of the opposite members of the Dodge go-fast muscle automobile household that features the 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye, Challenger R/T Scat Pack Widebody and 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon.
Trostle and the FCA Design workers could have all the small print on the FCA Drive for Design competitors. Drive for Design is open to all U.S. highschool college students in grades 10-12 to attract the “final standing car” utilizing any of FCA’s manufacturers. Three winners might be chosen and the prize package deal features a scholarship to attend the Faculty for Inventive Research Precollege Summer season Expertise Transportation Design program.
There might be thrill rides and car shows and leisure and distributors. Additionally, Spring Fest veterans will let you know that Dodge//SRT, Chrysler and the FCA Design Workplace are at all times trying to fan the passions of their followers through the unannounced look of some “particular” tasks.
However the one approach to discover out is to go!
There’s nonetheless time to make your plans. Know that loads of Spring Fest contributors make a three- or four-day weekend out of the occasion to get pleasure from southern California and have loads of mingle time. Additionally, a number of LX golf equipment caravan to and from the occasion.
? Get your self and your automobile registered right here – you need to register to attend! You can even get updates on the Spring Fest Fb web page.