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Last Call!

I will be accepting contest entries until 11:59 PM tonight, March 17.

This is an opportunity to test your Challenger knowledge and be recognized by other Challengertalk members.

Don't be left out!
 

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Some members have complained that the trivia questions are too hard. They are meant to challenge you. Otherwise, there would be too many winners.

However, those who have submitted entries have told me that the research (i.e., You Tube videos, Designer Interviews, etc.) was very rewarding and was a great learning experience. They now have a much better appreciation of the history of our great car.

Why don't you discover these interesting facts?

Entries will be accepted until 11:59 PM tonight.
 

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Only 6 more hours left for the contest!

This is your last chance to be a winner.
 

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The question about us premium members not having anything to gain by playing wasn't addressed.
Good luck to all who did enter.
 

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Good luck to the winner(s). It was way too much like homework so I didn't enter. My wife runs a website and it was their 10th anniversary earlier this month. We gave away an Ice auger, clothes, hats, glasses, mugs, food, and booze. Those people were falling over each other to enter.
 

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Maybe extend this. I didn't even see this post until today. There wasn't anything advertised about the contest on the front page, unless I am blind.
 

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Sorry, you missed it. The contest was running all week and it has closed. The Administrators are in the process of notifying the winners.

We made every effort to advertise the contest by making the thread a "sticky" and making global announcements at the top of every sub-forum. I also made over 20 posts to keep the thread on the Active page.
 

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ABACAB!!! Did I win??????
 

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The first place winner was Dirtkicker.

The second and third place winners will be announced shortly by the Administrators.
 

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The first place winner was Dirtkicker.

The second and third place winners will be announced shortly by the Administrators.
Grats! You are a better man than me!
 

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Thanks to everyone for participating in this fun event. I hope that you learned some interesting facts about the development of our great car.

For the curious, here are the answers to the Challenger concept trivia questions:

1. Name the month/year and the name of the event in which the Challenger concept first appeared.- January 2006; Chrysler Press Conference- North American Auto Show.
2. Name the three current and former executives of Daimler-Chrysler who appeared on the stage.- Trevor Creed, Senior VP of Design, Tom LaSorda- President/CEO, and Dieter Zetsche, (former)President/CEO.
3. Which Hollywood actress also made an appearance on the stage?- Eva Longoria.
4. A FedEx box was opened on stage. What four things were in the box?- Guitar, Fireman’s Hat, Cowboy hat and Black Derby. Also, Dieter Zetsche.
5. What was the name of the other concept car that was introduced?- Chrysler Imperial.
6. What was the full name of the studio that designed the concept car?- West Coast Pacifica Studio.
7. What were the names of the two exterior and interior designers of the concept car?- Micheal Castiglione and Alan Barrington.
8. How many employees worked for the design studio? 10-20, 21-30, or 40+.- 21-30.
9. What was the year that the studio was charged with creating a MOPAR concept car?- 2004.
10. What four cars were used as ideas for a MOPAR concept car?- ‘Cuda, Road Runner, Challenger and Charger.
11. Why was the 1970 Challenger selected as the design inspiration over the 1971 model?- Most widely recognized and goes for the most money at auctions.
12. Was the studio initially aware that its concept car would go into production?- No.
13. What other color was considered for the Challenger concept car?- Plum Crazy.
14. Which Chrysler executive coined the phrase, “in your mind’s eye?”- Tom Tremont, VP of Advanced Vehicle Design.
15. What style wheels were originally considered for the Challenger concept?- 1970 style Rallye Wheels.
16. What two features on the Challenger concept were influenced by guns?- Six-Gun Shooter inner Headlights and Glock shift handle.
17. Which company built the concept car?- Metalcrafters.
18. What was the composition of its body?- Carbon Fiber.
19. Two classic Challengers were used by the design studio for inspiration. What were their years?- 1970 and 1973.
20. Was the concept car an R/T, SRT, or no designation?- R/T.
21. Comments from what automotive magazine’s blog influenced Chrysler executives to have two doors and a manual transmission for the concept?- Popular Hot Rodding.
22. Why didn’t the concept car have a racing gas cap, like the 2008 SRT production model?- Ran out of design time.
23. There are about 33 differences (some significant, some minor) between the concept car and the 2008 SRT production model. Name 10 of them. (Note- You can get a 5 point bonus by naming 30 differences).
· Entire car body was made of carbon fiber.
· True hardtop. All side windows went up and down. No B-pillar.
· Functional butterfly CAI hood scoops.
· 6.1 Hemi painted logo on hood (inside hood stripe).
· Hood stripes were not tape- just clear-coated carbon fiber.
· Engine covers were black with brushed aluminum inserts and orange lettering.
· Challenger nameplate in engine bay between hood latch and CAI.
· No “beverage holders” in radiator support area.
· No racing gas cap.
· Rocker panels were painted the same color as the body (Hemi-orange).
· Bulls eye Dodge family grill.
· No front or rear spoilers.
· Different door handle design.
· Front windshield was longer.
· Hood design more closely resembled the 1970 model.
· Brushed aluminum trim in lower portion of rear bumper .
· Hood struts.
· Challenger rear fender emblems.
· Chrome tailpipe tips were quads.
· Flowmaster exhaust.
· Custom forged aluminum slotted wheels- 20” in front and 21” in rear.
· Custom Goodyear tires with tribal pattern.
· Cross-drilled rotors.
· Customer brake calipers with “Challenger” embossed on them.
· Headlights are flush mounted separate units.
· Side running lights were larger and located higher- below center beltline.
· Inner turn signal “six-shooter” lights are LEDs.
· Tail lights are full length LEDs.
· Two white back-up lights in rear bumper.
· Three spoke steering wheel.
· Dash cluster was modeled after engine block cylinders (non-functional).
· Console was brushed aluminum and canted towards the driver.
· Radio and HVAC controls.
· Pattern of front and rear seats. Also no R/T logo in orange seatback stripe.

24. At what NASCAR race, on 7/1/06, did Chrysler announce that it would produce the 2008 Challenger?- Pepsi 400 NASCAR.
25. Dodge had an on-line Event Countdown Clock. At what date and hour (CST) did it signal the start of production for the 2008 model?- February 6, 2008.
 

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Thank you. I thought it was a fun and very informative contest and I'm stoked that I won.
 

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The following message was posted by an Administrator, in the Challenger News thread, announcing the three winners of the Challenger Trivia Contest:

"Congrats to Dirtkicker for being the winner of our 10th Anniversary Contest. For winning the contest, he receives a Lifetime Premium Membership & is featured on the homepage.

:banana::banana::banana:

Congrats to our second place winner: 171sf (prize received is a 5-year annual membership)

Congrats to our third place winner: PStew (prize received is a 2-year annual membership)."
 
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