March Elimination Madness Event – March 20th – 22nd

The Bayside Chrysler Jeep Dodge March Elimination Madness Event is Running From March 20th to the 22nd!  Stop into the store during that time to enter in person and to play some games!  You can also click this link to sign up for a chance to win either $3,000 Cash or $3,000 Toward a Vehicle!

Dodge and SRT Offer New Customization Options for Drivers

Dodge and SRT will be offering drivers a bunch of new ways for Charger and Challenger owners to flaunt their muscle cars.

The all-new Shakedown Package is available for the Challenger R/T Shaker, R/T Plus Shaker, and the 392 HEMI Scat Pack Shaker.  The Shakedown Package adds black racing stripes that trace up the car, starting on the rear decklid and continue over the roof and then around the Shaker hood scoop.  The package also adds white-face gauges on the instrument cluster and gives the audio system an upgraded Alpine audio system.  The Shakedown Package was inspired by the classic 1971 Dodge Shakedown Challenger that wowed the crowds at the 2016 SEMA show.

The Shakedown Package also comes in a variety of colors.  This includes the iconic B5 Blue and Plum Crazy paints.

“Dodge//SRT has a rich history of using iconic heritage and high-impact colors and unique graphics to make our vehicles look custom, straight from the factor,” said Steve Beahm, Head of Passenger Brands for FCA NA.  “Whether a customer remembers B5 and Plum Crazy from when they were new in the ‘60s and ‘70s or they’re a new customer today, these paint colors and unique Shaker stripes stand out in the crowd and speak to our customers’ passion for their cars and their love of the Dodge and SRT brands.”

What’s Next for the Dodge Grand Caravan?

Change is in the future for the Dodge brand.  As Dodge moves further towards a concentration of performance in their muscle car line-up, the big question becomes what is going to happen to their other models, like the Dodge Grand Caravan.  The current production of the Grand Caravan is slated to end in 2019.  So what is next for the crossover?

In an article in the Windsor Star, Sam Fiorani, the VP of global vehicle forecasting with AutoForecast Solutions had some thoughts at what the future for the Grand Caravan may be.  His thoughts is that the Grand Caravan will be going on ice and be replaced by a new version of the Chrysler Pacifica or something all new.  The Grand Caravan is an older crossover and anything that comes next will certainly something new.

A new Pacifica seems reasonable.  It’s been getting critical love and the sales certainly show that Chrysler should concentrate on pushing it as their premier minivan.  Giving it another option that is aimed at the same buyers of the Grand Caravan is certainly a great idea.

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A 1969 Dodge Charger Hellcat?

Nostalgia is a powerful thing in the car world.  When someone gets attached to a certain car, it can hold forever.  When it comes to muscle cars, this is usually very true for drivers.  The 1969 Dodge Charger is one of the all-time classic muscle cars.  What if someone wanted to keep that iconic look of the classic Charger but give it the power of the modern day Charger?  Someone was crazy enough to try and the result is amazing!

The Drive has the break down of the project form Cleveland Power and Performance.  The project is to take the modern 707-horsepower Hellcat engine and get it to work in a 1969 Dodge Charger body.  The biggest hurdle is that the body of the 69 Charger was never meant to handle the Hellcat engine, making it harder than simply swaping engines.  In order to get this to work, there needed to be extensive work done.

Check out the article on the Drive to see the full breakdown of what the process looked like.  And here is the video of the final working product: a 1969 Dodge Charger Hellcat!

 

If you are looking for a vehicle, go online to Bayside Chrysler Jeep Dodge and view our Dodge, Jeep, and Ram new and used inventory by contacting us at Bayside Chrysler Jeep Dodge.  Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to see more auto news and our monthly specials.