FCA Has Renewed The ‘Cuda Trademark

The Cuda name may soon be resurrected. MotorAuthority reported that FCA renewed the trademark for “Cuda” with the U.S. Patent and Trademark office on June 16th. They also renewed the trademark for “Barracuda” back in 2015. But this isn’t official news that the Cuda is making a come back. Automakers regularly renew trademarks to prevent other agencies from using the names.

With that being said, the Dodge Challenger is coming to the end of production and there’s speculation that FCA will have two models replacing it. One would be a direct replacement keeping the challenger name and maybe the second would be a smaller, convertible Cuda model. So what do you think, are you hoping the rumors are true?

This week Katie introduces you to 502 Motorworks from Louisville, Kentucky and their recreations of automotive icons. Silas Boyle and Matt Phillips will explain how they build three cars that are exact recreations of the originals: a 502 Spyder which is a recreation of the 1955 Porsche Spyder, a 1963 AC Cobra “Slabside” and a 1952 C-Type Jaguar. They’re all done in alloy with the correct drivelines, brake components and transmissions, just like the originals. And they come with FIA papers so you can race them in historic races along side the originals. They also distribute reproductions of the 1929 Bentley which is a 1948 Bentley that has been rebodied as a 1929 Bentley. Beautiful and amazing to look at and drive! Plus we’ve got some cool tips and how-to secrets from our four shops, so check it all out this week

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