This is my father’s 66 Hemi Satellite.
My father on my grandfather and the Hemi:
He was a Chrysler guy only because he thought they build reliable cars, but he always thought Fords were the best looking cars.
Anyway, he was a gear head at heart but really couldn’t say much because we, his kids, were so into cars he had to keep us in control. When I purchased this car in 1985 I had him take it for a ride. Growing up, we always had muscle cars and he had the opportunity to drive them all the time, but he told me he had never done a burnout….wrong guy to tell. Me and gramp went up to the Berlin Turnpike in this and Uncle Rob had his 66 Charger with a 440 four speed. I had grampa drive and made him turn into a big parking lot…then force him to do his first burnout, he was 62 years old and a professional truck driver…..I think he liked it…but I’ll bet he never did it again. I guess we were even because he taught me to do donuts in the snow when I was young.
Thinking about it, Gramp drove R/Ts, Road Runners, AAR Cudas, & he had big block 63 Polara 500 and never had the urge to smokem up.