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October 27th, 2011 by Luke | No Comments | Filed in Uncategorized |
Things you will learn by reading the November/December 2011 edition of Australian Muscle Car, which celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Chrysler Charger:

Who came up with the ‘Hey Charger’ catchphrase. This was part of Australia’s most famous automotive advertising campaign. We’ve tracked down the actual ad guru who had the light bulb moment, to learn what inspired ‘Hey Charger’ and what he thinks about it today. We give him a two-fingered salute – in the nicest possible way. And no, he doesn’t have a pony-tail.

What the Charger could have looked like. AMC #58 contains previously unpublished photos which show rejected designs, which look suspiciously like the Falcon hardtops of the same era. There’s a very good reason for this, as you will discover when AMC reveals how the Charger was conceived.

How the Charger was tested, using a ‘cut and shut’ Valiant ute. Leo Geoghegan recalls his many tests at South Australia’s Mallala circuit pounding around in an old stump ute.

Which racing Charger from Bathurst 1971 is still on track. Appropriately, it’s car #38. It’s had a colourful life since, which AMC documents.

Beyond the Charger, AMC provides 18 pages of coverage of the Muscle Car Masters, including details on the GMP&A Torana A9X and HDT Commodore which broke cover at this year’s Eastern Creek retro event.

There are also some stunning shots of the old Brickies illegal drag racing strip at Homebush Bay, just a stone’s throw from today’s V8 Supercar street race around Sydney Olympic Park. Some of the stories, from the 1960s and ‘70s, are incredible.

Drag racing fans will enjoy the Maurice Fabietti profile. Fabietti drives a new-shape Monaro with backing from Holden’s parts division. Fabietti’s squad represents the Holden’s biggest motorsport sponsorship outside V8 Supercars.

Speaking of things Holden, we’ve also tracked down Mark Skaife’s first racecar. The good news is that it’s safe and well – and used for racing to this day.

AMC’s news section is packed with stories from the Blue Oval camp, including one on the future of the XR8.

Check out the November/December edition of AMC to learn more. Available from all good newsagencies.

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