Roadkill Nights Powered by Dodge Expands in 2016!

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Dodge is going to be helping muscle car and performance car fans get their need for speed fix.  The company will be sponsoring this year’s “Roadkill Nights Powered by Dodge” on TEN: The Enthusiast Network.

“When more than 10,000 performance enthusiasts flooded the gates at the first ‘Roadkill Nights Powered by Dodge’ event at last year’s Woodward Cruise Week, we promised the event would be back and it is,” said Head of Passenger Car Brands Tim Kuniskis.  “Even more than a pure enthusiast event filled with drag racing, thrill rides and live music, Roadkill Nights gets people off the streets and onto a track run by professionals, so they can really show how their hot rods perform in a more controlled environment.”

The Roadkill event started last year at Detroit during the Woodward Cruise Week.  It was a major success with the performance enthusiast who attended and Dodge is looking to give that group even more of what they wanted.  First off, the event will be expanding as it heads to two additional stops in Kansas City and Pontiac, Michigan.

The first event will be on Saturday, June 18th and the lineup for the day looks like one that any enthusiast would not want to miss.  It’ll be a day of open-run drag racing, Dodge thrill rides where you get to ride along with a professional driver in the SRT Hellcats and Viper, and live music.  Definitely sounds like an amazing way to spend the day.

To find out more information on the event, visit their website.  For the rest of us who cannot attend, all we can do is dream of the drag races in our fantasies.

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Dodge is Heading to the Woodward Dream Cruise 2015!

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Dodge motor heads, it is time for a glorious celebration.  The Woodward Avenue Dream Cruise is back in 2015 and Dodge is bringing out the big guns to make sure this year’s event is memorable.

“The Woodward Dream Cruise is a celebration of performance car culture, and Dodge is proud to be at the heart of a gathering of like-minded people who have a passion for cars and a passion for performance,” said Tim Kuniskis, President and CEO of Dodge, about the event.  “This is the second year in a row Dodge is pulling out all the stops for the Cruise, and if you thought last year was big, this year is going to be absolutely a ‘can’t miss’ event.”

Throughout the four day event, it is expected to draw in racing enthusiasts and those who really want to show off their custom cars.  On the Dodge side of the event, the muscle car maker is bringing some special treats for racing fans.

The popular Hellcats will be making an appearance.  Both the Charger and Challenger will be on hand to be driven through a ‘Drag-n-Drift’ thrill ride alongside a professional driver.  The 2016 Dodge Viper ACR, the fastest street-legal Viper, will also be on display.  Dodge will also have a Dodge Challenger simulator at the event for attendees to compete for high test tract times against each other.

Are you interested in learning more about the Dodge Charger or Challenger SRT Hellcat, then contact one of our sales reps at Bayside Chrysler Jeep Dodge.  Be sure to visit us online where you can view our new and used inventory, as well as keep up with the latest in industry news.  You can also like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to view our monthly specials and offers.

Dodge Charger Hellcat: King of the Drift

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Is the Dodge Charger Hellcat the Chuck Norris of cars?  That’s a pretty odd thing to say, especially after Ram put out a Texas Ranger edition of one of their trucks.  I’m not the one asking it, however, that would be the Inquistir.  They’ve been checking out recent news and videos of the Charger Hellcat and it is hard not to see the thing as something altogether impressive, like the beard of Chuck Norris/

The Charger Hellcat, I feel, has been getting the short end of the stick in comparison to its brother the Challenger.  The Charger is the most powerful sedan available at due to the Hellcat.  With an engine pumping out 707 horsepower, there is few cars in its class that can keep up.

One of the videos they viewed to see the almighty power of the Charger Hellcat is MotorTrend’s Roadkill on YouTube.  They put the Charger up against the other two powerhouses in the Dodge family; the Viper and the Challenger.  The aim of doing this, of putting the car in competition, was to have a drift test.  It’s an impressive sight to see, but it is the Charger that wins the day.  Check out the video, with the specific segment starting at about 17:11 if you don’t have time to watch all of it.

Sadly, the Charger Hellcat has a temporary hold on order new ones from the dealerships.  Turns out that people want something this powerful.  Can’t imagine why.  Hopefully it will not be long before Dodge can met the demand placed on the Hellcats and get these bad boys out to those who want it.  I wonder if Chuck Norris has one.

Find out more about the current models of the Dodge Charger, as we are unable to take orders currently on the Hellcats, by contacting us at Bayside Chrysler Jeep Dodge.  You can also view our new and used inventory online.  Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and visit our YouTube page for more auto news and special offers.

Why The Viper is Struggling in Sales

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The SRT Viper is now back under the Dodge name.  Along with that, the Viper is also getting a new model.  The biggest hurdle that the new Viper has to get over, however, isn’t anything to do with its power or the name on the label, but just how to convince drivers to invest in the Viper.

Jalopnik highlights that the Viper seems to be doing everything right but can’t seem to boost sales.  The new model has a more powerful 8.4-liter V10 engine that gives five additional horsepower and better fuel economy.

Jalopnik blames the sales trend on its rival, the Corvette Stingray, which is less powerful than the new Viper, but a deal cheaper.  If anything is holding back the new Viper from getting into the garages of fans, it is most likely the higher cost.

Now that the Viper is a Dodge brand vehicle again and is bringing out various improvements in its new models, maybe drivers will follow what Jalopnik is asking of them and that is to please buy the Viper.

For more information on the Viper and other Dodge products be sure to contact us at Bayside Chrysler Jeep Dodge.  You can also view our new and used inventory online.  Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and visit our YouTube page for more auto news and special offers.

Dodge Takes 2014 Line-Up on Dodge Power Rallye Tour

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This spring, Dodge will be taking its 2014 line-up on a nationwide tour with games, test drives, and prizes for Dodge fans across the country.

Last weekend, the Dodge Power Rallye Tour made its first stop at the Spring Festival of LX vehicles in Irvine, California. The tour will last through the summer and includes stops at Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekender on April 17 thru 19, Taste of Omaha on May 30 thru 31, the Ohio State Fair on July 23 thru 24, and Motley Crue concerts all throughout the summer.

Dodge will be bringing along the 2014 line-up including the Charger, Challenger, Dart, Durango, Grand Caravan, Journey, Dodge Charger SRT, and Dodge Challenger SRT. Attendees can check out vehicle displays for the 2014 line-up, take their favorite model for a test drive, or play interactive games to win Dodge brand prizes. There will also be an opportunity for attendees to enter the 2014 Chrysler Group National Giveaway, Chrysler’s year-long contest with the chance to win a $45,000 credit towards a Chrysler Group vehicle. Click here for full sweepstakes rules.

Interested in learning more about the full Dodge line-up?  Contact us at Bayside Chrysler Jeep Dodge.  We have a large stock of new and used vehicles to choose from as well as competitive financing to help you get in the vehicle you need.  Be sure to like us on Facebook and to follow us on Twitter for more special offers.

Dodge Named One of “World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies”

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When naming the top innovative companies in the world, names like Google and Nike immediately jump to mind. According to Fast Company magazine, Dodge belongs among those prestigious names.

This week, Fast Company announced their list of the “World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies” which will be featured in their March 2014 issue. Their list included household names Dropbox, Netflix, and Twitter, and squeezed in between Yelp and SXSW is Dodge. Fast Company’s Jason Feifer praised Dodge’s marketing strategy in 2013, particularly their tie-ins with Anchorman 2 and Fast & Furious 6. Additionally, the Dodge brand was central in the Syfy channel’s series Defiance, and one of Dodge’s new ad campaigns featured popular rapper Pitbull.

Dodge’s presence in popular culture was hard to miss in 2013. Feifer hits the nail on the head when he writes, “When the eponymous character in FX’s Archer received a Dodge for his birthday, it was proof of cultural saturation: That wasn’t a paid spot. Dodge was just on the writer’s minds.”

Olivier Francois, Chief Marketing Officer of Chrysler Group LLC, thanked Fast Company for the honor and praised the work done by the marketing teams with Chrysler LLC. “The campaigns and partnerships we create for each of our brands are as individual and different as the brands themselves,” he stated in a press release. “The Dodge initiatives Fast Company highlighted convey a mind-set that is purely Dodge.”

Interested in learning more about the full Dodge line-up?  Contact us at Bayside Chrysler Jeep Dodge.  We have a large stock of new and used vehicles to choose from as well as competitive financing to help you get in the vehicle you need.  Be sure to like us on Facebook and to follow us on Twitter for more special offers.

Dodge’s Future is Bright and Plans for More Focus.

avenger_Blacktop_1Apparently reports of Dodge’s “demise” are greatly exaggerated. Dodge is here to stay!

We may have commented on the future of Dodge a few weeks back, but Ralph Gilles, SRT’s president, wants to put those rumors to bed for good. He took to his twitter account over the weekend to write out those very words, that “…all rumors, Dodge is here to stay! It may get more focused going forward but not killed.”

The keyword in what he posted appears to be “focused.” Just speculating here, but could that mean the more redundant in the Chrysler line-up are going to be discontinued? Will there be a unified focus on certain model types?

Car Advice notes that Dodge has already been making steps towards being more focused. Ram split from Dodge and became it’s own sub-brand back in 2009. SRT took off on its own as well, focusing on performance and taking the Viper from Dodge. The Avenger is planned to be put on a shelf come 2004 and if Durango doesn’t make a come-back, then it leaves Dodge with the Dart, Charger, Challenger, and the Journey.

That means it’s time to simply wait and see what happens next. One thing is certain, while specific models might be blurry when looking at the future, Dodge brand is bright. Gilles isn’t one to mince words. So just what is it that Dodge has up its sleeve?

If you’re looking for something in the Dodge family to drive home in then contact us at Bayside Chrysler Jeep Dodge.  Visit out website and you can view our online showroom online for more information on the individual vehicles. You can also see our new and pre-owned vehicle line-up as well on the website. Make sure you like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for more monthly deals and service specials.

Bayside Chrysler Jeep Dodge’s Military Incentive Program

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We have a special offer for the men and women risking their lives for us on a daily basis. If you’re an Active, Active Reserved, Retired Military or Retired Military Reserve, then you are are eligible for up to $500 in bonus cash under our Military Incentive program. This offer is for 2012 model year vehicle purchases and leases on all new vehicles.

To see the full details of the program, including restrictions, visit our website or contact us at the dealership.

*Excludes SRT models, Viper & Fiat Abarth

 

Bayside Chrysler Jeep Dodge’s March Madness!

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At Bayside Chrysler Jeep Dodge, we’re doing our own March Madness, pitting classic car vs. classic car! Today’s match-up is the General Lee from “The Dukes of Hazzard” vs. the Viper from “Viper.”
Let us know which one is your favorite, is it the Duke boys or the 90’s television classic?  Tell us your choice on our Facebook page!

New “Need for Speed: Most Wanted” Features Dodge Challenger, Charger

One of the year’s biggest racing games Need for Speed: Most Wanted just hit shelves a few weeks ago, and as gamers work their way through each level, they unlock an extensive list of the best cars ever made including several Dodge models.

The Dodge Challenger and Dodge Charger made the cut in this year’s Need for Speed alongside the Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale, the Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Spyder Perfromante, and the Aston Martin V12 Vantage. The SRT Viper GTS also made the cut, giving the Chrysler LLC family a substantial representation in the game.

In Need for Speed: Most Wanted, drivers get to race against their friends through city streets in the world’s premiere sports cars. If they win, they get points to upgrade their car’s tires, body, chassis, or transmission. So far, the game has gotten rave reviews. Critics have praised it for giving car lovers a chance to take some of their dream cars through their paces and getting many chances to crash them too. The Challenger and Charger fit right into a world of gorgeous, high-performance cars, and with the game’s E-10 rating, young gamers can learn to love these great cars before they can even drive.

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