Dodge Honors Armed Forces with Stars & Stripes Challenger and Charger

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All-American Performance: Dodge Salutes U.S. Armed Forces with Stars & Stripes Edition on Challenger and Charger

Military-themed Dodge Challenger and Charger package is available with GT, R/T and Scat Pack models.

Global marketing research firm mTAB conducted a study that ran from October 2016 through September 2018 and during that time, active members of the military bought more Dodge products than any other brand. Also, the Challenger and Charger each had the highest ratio of active military buyers, so to show appreciate for the loyalty of the U.S. Armed Forces and to pay tribute to service members as a group, American’s high performance brand has introduced the Stars & Stripe Edition.

“Dodge is known for delivering custom looks straight from the factory. We also have a strong following of buyers who are in the military, as well as many buyers who are patriotic,” said Steve Beahm, Head of Passenger Car Brands – Dodge, SRT, Chrysler and FIAT, FCA – North America and Head of Parts & Service (Mopar), FCA – North America. “The Stars & Stripes Edition is an opportunity to deliver a custom look with unique elements that speak to those performance enthusiasts who want to extend their passion for their country to the Charger and Challenger.”

2019 Dodge Challenger R/T Stars & Stripes Edition

Stars & Stripes Edition Details

The Stars & Stripes Edition package is available on the Challenger and Charger in GT rear-wheel-drive, R/T or R/T Scat Pack trim, so only all-wheel-drive buyers and Hellcat buyers are unable to add this unique appearance package.

2019 Dodge Charger Scat Pack Stars & Stripes Edition

The features of the Stars & Stripes Edition begin on the outside with a thick satin black stripe running down the middle of the car with a thin silver stripe running along the driver’s side of the black stripe. Next, the package adds a black American flag logo on the front fenders, 20 by 9-inch low-gloss black wheels and black exterior badging.

Stars & Stripes Dodge Challenger

The exterior upgrades are finished off with a set of gold-painted four-piston Brembo brake calipers, which are standard on the Scat Pack models and included as part of the optional Performance Handling Group in the GT and R/T models. The package can be ordered with Destroyer Grey, F8 Green, Granite Crystal, IndiGo Blue, Maximum Steel, Octane Red, Pitch Black, Triple Nickel or White Knuckle exterior paint.

2019 Dodge Challenger R/T Stars & Stripes Edition

The Stars & Stripes package also adds some dress-up items inside, including gloss black interior accents, black cloth seats with a bronze star embroidered on the bolster, bronze instrument panel trim and bronze accent stitching throughout the cabin.

Stars & Stripes Dodge Interior

Stars & Stripes Dodge Interior

Stars & Stripes Dodge Interior

Pricing, Introduction and Availability

The Stars & Stripes Edition package has an MSRP of $1,995 regardless of the vehicle or trim level chosen. The package will officially go on sale sometime in May, but the military-themed Challenger and Charger are slated to make their formal public debut when the New York International Auto Show opens next week.

2019 Dodge Charger Scat Pack Stars & Stripes Edition

2019 Dodge Charger Scat Pack Stars & Stripes Edition

The Stars & Stripe Edition features Satin Black American Flag fender decals and Bronze four-piston Brembo brake calipers on Scat Pack models, packaged with Performance Handing group on GT and R/T models.

All-American Performance: Dodge Salutes U.S. Armed Forces with Stars & Stripes Edition on Challenger and Charger

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A lifetime automotive expert, diehard Dodge fan, and respected auto journalist for over 10 years, Patrick Rall is highly experienced in the automotive world. He has clocked in time as an auto mechanic, longtime drag racer and now auto journalist who contributes to nearly a dozen popular websites dedicated to fellow enthusiasts.

“Before I was old enough to walk, my dad was taking me to various types of racing events, from local drag racing to the Daytona 500,” says Rall. “He owned a repair shop and had a variety of performance cars when I was young, but by the time I was 16, he was ready to build me my first drag car: a 1983 Dodge Mirada that ran low 12s. I spent 10 years traveling around the country, racing with my dad by my side. While we live in different areas of the country, my dad still drag races at 80 years old in the car that he built when I was 16. Meanwhile, I race other vehicles, including my 2017 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat and my 1972 Dodge Demon 340.

“Although I went to college for accounting, my time in my dad’s shop growing up allowed me the knowledge to spend time working as a mechanic before getting my accounting degree, at which point I worked in the office of a dealership group,” adds Rall. “While I was working in the accounting world, I continued racing and taking pictures of cars at the track. Over time, I began showing off those pictures online and that led to my writing.

“Ten years ago, I left the accounting world to become a full-time automotive writer and I am living proof that if you love what you do, you will never ‘work’ a day in your life. I love covering the automotive industry and everything involved with the job. I was fortunate to turn my love of the automotive world into a hobby that led to an exciting career, with my past of working as a mechanic and as an accountant in the automotive world provides me with a unique perspective of the industry.

“My experience drag racing for more than 20 years coupled with a newfound interest in road racing over the past decade allows me to push performance cars to their limit, while my role as a horse stable manager gives me vast experience towing and hauling with all of the newest trucks on the market today.

“Being based on Detroit, I never miss the North American International Auto Show, the Woodward Dream Cruise and Roadkill Nights, along with spending plenty of time raising hell on Detroit’s Woodward Avenue with the best muscle car crowd in the world.”

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