West Coast Challengers ~ Club Articles:
May 3rd, 2013
How to Change the Battery in Your Key Fob
Here is a short video tutorial on how to change the battery in the key fob for the Dodge Challenger. Also included in the video are some helpful tips about the key fob and some tips on cleaning it. Read more ....
October 3rd, 2012
How to Use the AutoStick Feature Found in Chrysler, Dodge, Ram, Jeep, Mercedes Vehicles
Many have asked us and others have been curious about to use the AutoStick feature found in our Dodge Challengers and other Chrysler vehicles. We decided to give those interested a quick explanation of how it works and how to use it. The AutoStick refers to feature found in the 5-speed automatic transmission that is a standard feature in many of our cars. Read more ...
June 30th, 2012
Timing Chain Failure on the Dodge Challenger – Ground Zero
Being the world’s largest Dodge Challenger car club with hundreds and hundreds of club members, it should come as no surprise that West Coast Challengers is often the first to discover a flaw or a problem in the Dodge Challenger. Most are seemingly innocuous, and some problems have been pointed out to Chrysler executives and […]
November 6th, 2011
SRT Track Experience at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, CA
The day started dark and gloomy. Rain fell the whole time I drove out on the 210 freeway to Fontana, strong enough to hydro-plane on the freeway ... The entrance to Auto Club Speedway was impressive. Dark clouds gave the track an imposing silhouette and I took a couple of pictures immediately after parking. Read more ..
September 11th, 2011
Racing at Kingdon Drag Strip
A good friend of mine invited me to be on his pit crew for their racing weekend at Kingdon Drag Strip. Without a second thought I accepted the invitation and began preparing for the trip to his house located on a wine vineyard in Lodi, CA. Read more ...
July 25th, 2011
Kenne Bell Challenger Comes Home – First Impression
One of our club members posted a link from a Dodge Challenger enthusiast website on our club's forum which alerted us all to an announcement by Kenne Bell, that the supercharger giant was looking for a test vehicle for their new supercharger system for the 5.7L Hemi Challenger. Read more ...
July 20th, 2011
Thingfish Goes Drag Racing!
I wrote this in case someone new to drag racing, like me, trips over it and thinks to themselves, “Gee, maybe I’ll give that a try!” I’ve never thought I’d be drag racing a car. Least of all, a brand new car that is three times more expensive than any car I have ever owned […]
July 2nd, 2011
A 30-Year Obsession Becomes a Reality
I was just 16-years-old, standing outside someone’s house at a weekend house party and talking to a gorgeous, wild, biker who was sitting on a black Harley Davidson motorcycle with an executioner painted on the gas tank (from some rock album). It was exquisite. We hear a rumbling and in the darkness see a pair of headlights coming toward us. Read more ...
May 12th, 2011
How to Remove Bubble Gum from Cloth Seats and Fabrics
Should you ever find your self faced with having bubble gum stuck to your cloth seats or fabrics, here are some helpful tips on how to remove it safely. Read more ...
January 18th, 2011
Drag Racing in Arizona
Much to my amazement and joy, I found out that my nephew Gary bought a Dodge Challenger and races it in Arizona where he lives. Having my new 2011 Inaugural Edition 392 Dodge Challenger on order and anxiously waiting delivery, he invited me to spend the weekend with him, all expenses paid, and accompany him […]
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