Greg Zyla: The legendary 1969 Dodge Charger 500 and Daytona

Q: Greg, please tell me about the 1969 Dodge Charger 500, and how it grew into the Dodge Daytona with the big wing on back and aero front end. Thanks much, and keep these columns coming. Al Miles, Chicago.
A: Al, I’d be glad to. Specifically, the 1969 Charger 500 was purpose built to compete on the NASCAR tracks and go after the Ford and Mercury domination. Dodge designers decided it was time to strike back aerodynamically and make several changes. They took the 1969 Charger, added a […]

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