This is great! The title of this video is “The Chargers“. It is all about the drivers who drive the Dodge Charger 500. It is a good representation of racing back in the day and the TV coverage of NASCAR. There were no live broadcasts in that time. If you stay with this video for the entire 25 minutes you will end up with a big smile on your face and may even snicker a couple of times.
Remember, Dodge brought in the Charger 500 to catch up with the fast Ford Fairlanes of the day. No longer was Dodge dominating on the track. The Charger 500 with its flush grill and sloping rear window was supposed to be slick in the air and get a lot of wins.
As we all know, Ford showed up with the 1969 Ford Talladega that was far more aerodynamic than the much ballyhooed Charger 500. This all made MOPAR engineers and drivers pull out their hair. It also made Dodge spend a lot of money to build the Dodge Charger Daytona to be competitive on the high speed superspeedways.