A Day at the Races – Charlie the Charger on a Performance Run

My favorite thing to do on a beautiful sunny day is drive with the windows down and the music up. But in Northern Virginia, Charlie has all these horses and no room to gallop.  Finally, while we were bored after lunch this weekend, Girl and I decided to take Charlie out for a proper ride. 

Empty parking lots are surprisingly hard to find, even on a Sunday south of the Mason-Dixon.  Even the high school driver training course was in use (which would have been PERFECT!)


Luckily, we found a huge, completely empty parking lot for some electronics company (which totally didn’t have any ‘No Trespassing’ signs…)

And the rest, as they say, is history.




I love the smell of burning rubber in the morning.

2012 Dodge Charger Concept Unveiled!



In addition to the 2012 Charger’s undeniable sex appeal (a swift recovery from the 2011 fiasco, in my opinion) the new model will include some impressive new luxury features, technology, and power.  Here’s a rundown:


·         6.4L V8 in the SRT-8 model

·         8-speed transmission with Sport Mode (whatever that is)

·         Active-damping suspension

·         Dual-zone climate control with humidity sensor

·         Heated and ventilated front seats

·         Heated rear seats

·         Heated steering wheel (WHAT?)

·         19-speaker, 900-watt sound system

·         Adaptive cruise control (which maintains your following distance from the car in front of you, using radar. It can also aid in collision avoidance.)


No price yet, but if you have to ask, you can’t afford it.


Pictures below. What do you think of the new front-end and side panels?