Archive for the Mopar Tag

2019 Mustang Bullitt: History in the remaking

The 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt is now in its third sequel and getting better with every evolution. Ford has made a mini-franchise out of limited-edition Bullitt models that pay tribute to the fastback’s film debut in 1968 with Steve McQueen at the wheel. The now-legendary “Bullitt” film came out 50 years ago on Oct. 15. I was in the theater then, a car-crazed 14-year-old. After that death-defying car chase with the bad guys in a...

2013 Dodge Charger SRT8 Super Bee: road test

2013 Dodge Charger SRT8 Super Bee “Core” model packs power, pares price Remember dog-dish hubcaps? Those “no-frills” nut covers were common on muscle cars of the ‘60s, including the Dodge Super Bee. And when you saw those on a Super Bee – or a GTX or a Plymouth Road Runner or Dodge Challenger – you knew the driver was serious about speed. He or she was saving weight for a quicker quarter mile – or...

Rev’ved Up 4 Kids Car Show and Edelbrock’s 75th anniversary gallery

Rev’ved Up 4 Kids Car Show and Edelbrock’s 75th anniversary Christi Edelbrock’s 8th annual Rev’ved Up 4 Kids Car Show was as much festival as car show. And it was amplified as a dual celebration for 75 years of Edelbrock. The sprawling event took over several blocks of the industrial park that is home to the family tribute Vic’s Garage, a gleaming museum of all things Edelbrock. But it is largely the collection of Vic...

About Mark Maynard

Mark Maynard has been the automotive editor at the San Diego Union-Tribune since 1992.

He drives nearly 200 vehicles a year for review, has attended several high-performance driving schools and a few off-road driving courses.

He attends many new-vehicle press introductions and schmoozes with auto-industry execs.

Mark Maynard