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When human emotion and the drive to win are drawn out in the movers and shakers of Detroit, very special automobiles often result. Seldom are these creations long-lived, often succumbing to the realities of big-business economics before very many are produced, which only lends an element of exclusivity to the already exotic nature of race-bred specials.
Chrysler’s wing cars – the 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona and 1970 Plymouth Superbird – are prime examples of products that had little to do with consumers, having been conceived purely to beat cross-town rivals on race day; consumer versions existed purely to comply with NASCAR’s production mandates. In their day, and despite very limited quantities, they were a hard sell, but today this pair of superspeedway warriors is highly coveted as enthusiasts recognize the significance of these models and marvel at their radical features.
Hemmings is preparing to pay tribute to the storied wing cars this summer with a featured class at the New England Concours D’Elegance at Stratton Mountain, Vermont. This will be the fifth annual edition of Hemmings’ concours, held this year on Sunday, July 17 (an open car show will also be held at Stratton on Saturday the 16th).
As of this writing, there are still a couple of slots remaining open for Chrysler wing machines, so if you’re fortunate enough to possess one that’s in factory stock condition and you’d like to participate in Sunday’s show competition, let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org and make sure to put “New England Concours” in the subject line