Truck drivers know for a fact – there’s nothing like old Detroit Iron. Dodge was at the top of the heap back in the early 70s with their Challenger and Charger muscle cars. They were brightly colored, built to blaze, heavy as sin, and dangerous as sh*t to unskilled drivers.

In this video, our friends over at Tuned take a 1970 Dodge Challenger T/A 340 Six Pack through the modern race course gauntlet. As expected, the old blocks aren’t as well adapted to the the race course as they are to stoplight drag busting, but the sights and sounds are impressive nonetheless.

This Challenger is outfitted with some custom suspension mods that make it just a bit more competitive in multi-direction racing. Not a “winner” per se, but still a force to be reckoned with.

And honestly, today’s racetrack rollers just don’t have the pipes to compete with the full-bore roar of a 70s V8.

Have a look at this amazing sled of lead from GM’s heyday. And if any truckers out there spend time customizing their own classic cars, let us know! Put some pics up on our Facebook page. We want to see!

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