April 1, 2017

Ever since the Hellcat was announced it had my attention. I'm not the type to get caught up in a frenzy and pay silly prices for things, so I had just been sitting back waiting to see what would happen. I was also only interested in an orange car, and with no orange available in 2015, no big deal to me. Then Go Mango was announced for 2016. I didn't think I'd like it, but after seeing it in person at a local Cars and Coffee it was gorgeous. The gears started turning and I went back and forth trying to decide what to do. After a year of debating with myself the pros and cons of selling Orange Krush and getting a Hellcat, I finally decided to contact Lee at Laukemper Motors. Those who visit this site frequently will remember this is the dealership I worked with on the 2016 2SS Camaro. Lee asked what options I was interested in, which were Go Mango, A8, black interior and rally stripes. He emails back saying he has a 2016 on the lot that has Brass Monkey wheels and a sun roof, and he'll fix me up with the stripes and made me an offer I couldn't refuse. Two emails later we had sealed the deal and I trailored Orange Krush to Mound City, MO and took delivery of the 2016 Challenger Hellcat. I've said before that Laukemper actually makes car deals fun as they should be, and I'll be going to them first for everything here on out.




So that closes the chapter on Project Orange Krush for Speedy's Garage. I will admit I was a bit emotional when we unloaded Orange Krush from the trailor. I truly loved that car. I am happy to say it went to a FANTASTIC home, and the new owner has reached out to me and is a gear head who understands what Orange Krush is and appreciates the detail and engineering that went in to the car. I expect we'll be seeing him at some future events and likely ChallengerFest 9 in April 2018. Don't be surprised if I run over and hug the car though!


So a new chapter begins with Project Go Man Go. Cars with souls all seem to start with a story, and Go Man Go is no different. My buddy Greg was gracious enough to bring his Ram 1500 and nice trailor to pick up Orange Krush and make the 10 hour drive with me to Laukemper. Rather than making a stop, we decided to just motor through and drove over night on Friday March 31, 2017 arriving about 9am at the dealership on Saturday April 1, 2017. We visited with Lee for a bit, and Lee took me on a tour of the Hellcat and a short test ride with a quick blast up the highway. We finalized a bit of paper work that was already fully in order and only took about 10 minutes, and Greg and I headed straight back to Middle TN. By the time we pulled back in to my driveway I had been awake for 40 hours! I don't ever want to do that again LOL.


Be on the lookout for a new section of this website that will start detailing Project Go Man Go.


November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving everybody! For those coming out of their turkey comas, I thought I'd post up the recent gauge face upgrade we completed on Orange Krush. This is one of those modifications that the driver gets a lot of mileage out of. You look at the gauges constantly and having something custom and unique really improves the driving experience.



October 28, 2016

For improved consistency in shifts as well as the ability to more easily hit my desired launch RPM at the track, I installed a Raptor Shift Light in to Project Orange Krush. Details and video inside!



May 1, 2016

After all the great reviews on the Barton Shifter I had to give one a try. Talk about an upgrade! Details below.



April 19, 2016

ChallengerFest 7 is in the books and was our most successful event to date. Details and pictures inside!



January 23, 2016

Happy New Year folks! I started off the new year with some needed pinion bushing maintenance on Orange Krush! Click the image below for the "How To".





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