OPGI Sweepstakes Winner, Dodge's Hellephant, Clever Ticket Evasion, New '69 Ford Mustang Boss 429, And GM's New Bike Brand
November 6th, 2018
Today on PND...
• The Winner Of The OPGI Winner Went To SEMA
• Dodge Announced Its New 1,000 HP Crate Engine Named Hellephant
• One Tesla Owner Used The Summon Feature To Avoid A Ticket
• The “New” ’69 Ford Mustang Boss 429 Is For Sale
• And General Motors Is Offering $10,000 To Name Its New Bike
OPGI Sweepstakes Winner
This year’s SEMA show in Las Vegas brought lots of new vehicles and aftermarket products. But we also got to introduce and meet the winner of the OPGI Sweepstakes. While we were at the OPGI booth, we got the chance to present Scott D. of Washington who also win his trip to SEMA with his $5,000 OPGI gift card. Scott plans to use the money to restore his 1972 Buick Skylark Coupe. Have fun and congratulations, Scott!
Dodge unveiled some big power at the 2018 SEMA Show with its brand-new HEMI-engine-powered beast: the “Hellephant” 426 Supercharged Mopar Crate HEMI engine. It turns the crank at 1,000 horsepower and 950 lb.-ft. of torque. The logo is a nod to the legendary Mopar 426 HEMI Engine, nicknamed “elephant” engine for its power and size. The automaker also unveiled of the 1968 Dodge “Super Charger” Concept which is the perfect package for highlighting the “Hellephant” 426 Supercharged Crate HEMI engine assembly and kit. The Dodge “Super Charger” Concept elevates one of the most iconic FCA vehicles with custom modern touches and Mopar products. The kit ships in unique packaging, featuring the “Hellephant” logo and includes in-depth information sheets with helpful installation tips and requirements.
People were skeptical of the Summon feature on Tesla vehicles. The Summon feature allows owners to move their car up to 39 feet backward or forward. But Twitter user @RarelySerious found a creative way to get the most out of his vehicle. He was parked in a 2-hour limit parking spot on the street outside his office and instead of going to move the car to avoid a ticket he used his summon feature to move it from one parking spot to another...clever!
Ever regret that you never got to own a 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429? Now you can! Oklahoma based shop, Classic Recreations, announce at SEMA that it is producing Boss 429 continuations. The company is keeping some things original, like the gauge cluster. They’re taking the shell of “real” 1969 Mustang and filling them with modern components. The cars will come standard with a 546 CID crate engine that pushes out 815 HP but each customer will be able to customize their engine. The cars will start at $209,000 and while that’s definitely not pocket chance, original cars are selling for $250,000-$500,000 at auction.
GM Bike Contest
General Motors is trying to diversify beyond car sales by switching from 4-wheel vehicles to 2. The automaker announced Friday that its launching an e-bike brand but there is still no name for it. So now they are asking the public for their suggestions...and are willing to pay $10,000 for them. People can submit the name they think the e-bike should have at a dedicated website through November 26th and GM will award $10,000 to the winner at $1,000 to nine finalists.