Most documented Hemi-powered 1970 Dodge Charger goes to auction

Hemmings Daily reports that the world’s most documented Hemi-powered Dodge Charger is going to auction the week of May 14 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds.

The 1970 classic is one of 56 hemi-powered four-speed Chargers, and one of 10 with the R/T trim. According to Hemmings, owner Steven Segal figured he knew as much as there was to know about the Charger when he bought it, and restored it with a non-numbers-matching, era-correct Hemi to replace the original engine.

However, after the Charger was featured in a magazine, a man cleaning out sales files at Suburban Dodge in Metuchen, New Jersey, found the original documentation of Segal’s Charger and sent it to him. Included in the documentation was the car’s original dealer order form, Chrysler invoice, notes from the negotiating process, delivery paperwork and dealer prep work order, Hemmings said.

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Photos from Hemmings Daily.

Motorcycle crashes into bike riders while coming around corner

A motorcyclist hits a group of bike riders after coming around a corner on stretch of highway known to see cyclists and riders in Southern California. According to the YouTube video poster, Motorcycle riders of all skill levels come up here to practice. The rider was not speeding and riding fine until he hit his foot and stood the bike up, causing the bike to go wide.”

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Happy 80th Birthday, Willie Nelson!

Nine years ago, Willie Nelson became interested in developing his own brand of fuel with products that sound like they’re side items on a restaurant menu rather than something you’d put in a Mercedes.

“The tailpipe smells like French fries,” he told the New York Times of his $60,000 vehicle in 2005.

The artist, who celebrates his 80th birthday today, talked about about BioWillie, a biodiesel fuel that can be produced from crops and run in a normal diesel engine. “I knew we needed to have something that would keep us from being so dependent on foreign oil, and when I heard about biodiesel, a light come on, and I said, ‘Hey, here’s the future for the farmers, the future for the environment, the future for the truckers,” he said in the article.

But because of the high requirements of the brand, availability became scarce; however, on Nelson’s 79th birthday last year, the company made a retail pump available in Maui, where the “Redheaded Stranger” artist currently resides.