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Great Tailgate Party Recipes

For many people, fall is their favorite time of year. Not because of the cool weather, beautiful colors, and pumpkin-flavored everything, but because it’s football season! For those who love the game, hanging out with your family and friends is what really brings out the fun. And what better way to do that than at a tailgate party?

One important part of a successful tailgate party is having great food. Here are a few delicious tailgate party recipes that we love here at Corwin Dodge, and that are sure to keep your hungry crowd coming back for more.

Tailgate Party Recipes
We are sure you already have your own burger recipe, so check out other ideas we have!
  1. Dips are a staple at any tailgate party. Spice up your boring chip dip and try something new, like this mouth-watering, hearty Sausage, Bean, and Spinach Dip that adds ground sausage, pinto beans, cream cheese, and Parmesan cheese to the standard spinach dip.
  2. Deviled eggs may not seem like a tailgate party food, but just watch how quickly they disappear!
  3. Chili is another great game day food. Use your favorite recipe, just make sure it’s not too spicy. You could even whip this up a day in advance and then keep it warm in the crock pot throughout the game.
  4. For something on the sweet side, try these delicious fried pies. They’re easy to make and great for the on-the-go eating.

Remember, the key to great tailgate party food is portability. If it requires more than one utensil to eat, it probably will get passed over. Keep in mind, everyone may be standing and cheering, so food you can eat with one hand is best.

What are your favorite tailgate party recipes?

Trucks of Steel: Ram Not Switching to Aluminum Anytime Soon

A hot topic right now is automotive makes switching to the use of aluminum as the main component for their pickup trucks. Well, Ram is not conforming to that popular transition anytime time soon as they look to keep making trucks of steel.

Aluminum is a lot of times used in smaller, sportier cars because of how lightweight the material is, and it has been that way for a little while now. Ford and General Motors, how competitors of the Detroit native, Ram, have already committed to start using that precious light metal for their trucks. Ford already has, and GM has announced they will begin to use it next year.

Ram, however, is not looking switch to aluminum until at least 2020. After all, steel has been a major player in the building of cars for decades and decades, why switch so all of a sudden? It is a more powerful metal and can withstand a beating, which is what we like to see if we go off-roading.

Trucks of Steel from Ram
As the old saying goes, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” That’s why Ram is in no hurry to test out aluminum bodies on their trucks.

Don’t think for one second that this means the Ram truck that has now been named Truck of the Year for two consecutive years will get old. There is a plan to refresh the model in 2015 and looking to make even more improvements in 2017. Then, later on it may switch to aluminum… when it is good and ready.

Many of these trucks of steel are waiting for you right here at Corwin Dodge. Stop by today to see what the steel is doing for the already powerful Ram 1500.

1964 Dodge Custom 880 Straight from the Founding Family

To celebrate its 50th anniversary, Dodge built 1,058 unique 1964 Dodge Custom 880 convertibles. Now one especially distinct model is coming up for sale, and this one comes straight from the Dodge family.

The first owner of this remarkable car was Anna Thomson Dodge, wife of Horace E. Dodge, one of the founders of the Dodge Brothers. It then passed on to Mary Wilson, who was married to Ralph Wilson, the owner of the Buffalo Bills football team. He died this past March.

Mary Wilson came to own the car in 1994 after her then future husband purchased the car at a DuMouchelles auction. He placed the winning bid of $13,000. At the time, the car still had its original tires and only had 7,862 original miles.

1964 Dodge Custom 880
This is an example of what a 1964 Dodge Custom 880 looks like. Photo contributed by Theodulf

After Anna Thomson Dodge’s death in 1970, the car remained in the Dodge family’s possession until the 1994 auction.

Now, after Wilson’s husband’s death, she is selling the car. In an interview with The New York Times, she said, “It’s an incredible car with a pretty cool history. I hate selling it, but I just need to get rid of some things.”

The car currently has just over 20,000 miles and is in a remarkably unrestored state. It is powered by a 361-cubic-inch V8 engine, which still starts and run smoothly. It also has many unique features for a 1964 car including an AM-FM radio, Auto Pilot (an early version of cruise control), and an adjustable steering wheel.

Whoever ends up buying this beauty will get an amazing piece of history. Those looking for a more current model, though, should stop by Corwin Dodge to see our great selection of new Dodges.

2015 Dodge Durango Gets Hot Rallye Style

Last year, the Dodge Durango got a major update, so this year the changes are minimal. However, this year, the 2015 Durango does get some smoking hot appearance packages and a new sound system.

The Durango’s popular Rallye Appearance Package is now extended across all trim levels, including the Limited and base SXT trims. This available package will give your Durango a monochromatic look with smoked headlights, a ground effects package, and 20-inch Hyper Black wheels. For models equipped with the V-6 engine, you’ll get dual exhaust pipes and the Limited trim comes with leather seating.

For an even darker look, opt for the Blacktop Appearance Package on the SXT, Limited, and R/T models. This adds a glossy black grille, special badges, and 20-inch Gloss Black wheels to complement the Rallye look.

If you prefer high-end sound, be sure to get the Beats by Dr. Dre sound system. This 13-speaker system will be standard on the R/T model, optional on the Citadel trim, and part of package for the Limited models.

One more change for 2015 includes available red Nappa leather for the Durango R/T.

The 2015 Dodge Durango will be coming to Corwin Dodge later this year. What appearance package would you love to add to your Durango?

Make Sure You Connect with Chrysler Uconnect

Lately, the car industry has been focusing on a competition of seeing which carmaker can provide consumers with the best technology. Chrysler has officially joined this competition with its first foray into infotainment systems—the Chrysler Uconnect. With this new system, drivers and passengers alike will find it easy to stay connected while they are on the road.

Chrysler Uconnect
Chrysler Uconnect lets you do such functions as selecting favorite artists and music.

While many carmakers offer a version of Uconnect, there is one aspect to Chrysler’s new system that allows you to choose the system that suits your individual needs. The system offers a variety of features, including turn-by-turn directions through Uconnect Navigation, hands free phone calls, and Internet radio streaming. Other features include the ability to control it all with your voice, making it easy to keep your hands on the wheel and your eyes on the road.

Chrysler Uconnect also offers SiriusXM Radio and Sirius XM Travel Link and Traffic, which make commuting easier than ever—it can even help you look up local movie theater listings!

All these features and more will be available with the 2015 Chrysler Group vehicle lineup, so make sure you make it out to Corwin Dodge this fall to see what our Uconnect system has to offer!

Dodge Viper May Get Supercharged V10 Engine

If you thought the 707 horsepower Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat was powerful, wait until we tell you the rumors we’ve heard this week. Apparently, Dodge might be working to produce a Viper with a supercharged V10 engine, which could bring the performance vehicle’s power up to a whopping 800 hp.

Supercharged V10 engine | 2014 SRT Viper
If rumors are right, we might see the Viper supercharged with a V10 engine; increasing its horsepower to 800!

Automotive journalists at Allpar have had at least two sources confirm that supercharged V10 engines were recently delivered to Chrysler Group.

Currently, the Viper offers 640 hp when outfitted with its naturally-aspirated 8.4-liter V10 engine. Adding the supercharged power could raise that already impressive number by 120 horsepower. That is, of course, if the transmission, block, and other internal parts could handle all that power. We wouldn’t be surprised if the new engine requires the automaker to re-configure its current mechanics.

We at Corwin Dodge will keep our ears peeled for any more news or hints as to what the new Dodge Viper could have in store for performance enthusiasts. For now, we’ll be dreaming of 800 hp.

2015 Dodge Charger Pursuit Busts Out the Big Guns

Dodge has just unveiled the new 2015 Dodge Charger Pursuit, which is basically a tuned version of the regular Charger made for law enforcement.

It’s powered by either a 3.6-liter that produce 292 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque, or a 5.7-liter HEMI V8 that produces 370 hp and 390 lb-ft. According to Dodge, the massive HEMI engine is powerful enough to boost the Charger Pursuit along from 0 to 60 miles per hour in less than six seconds even loaded down with equipment.

Even law enforcement wants to save fuel, which it can do thanks to the V8’s four-cylinder mode that helps it achieve an expected 26 miles to the gallon.

Inside, the driver-focused interior has been upgraded with high-tech equipment, including a 7-inch full-color multi-view instrument gauge cluster, a next-gen Uconnect 5.0 system with 5-inch touchscreen, and standard Bluetooth.

The best part? Most of it is just like the stock Charger. Sure, the Pursuit has fancy paintwork and some extra toys, but it’s a 2015 Dodge Charger at heart, the kind you can find at any dealership—like Corwin Dodge!

News Alert: First 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat to Be Auctioned for Charity

We at Corwin Dodge are beyond excited for the all-new 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat to arrive. Before it becomes available, the automaker is auctioning off the historic Hellcat number one at the Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas 2014 auction in September. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the sale will be donated to Opportunity Village, a Vegas-based non-profit organization.

2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Auction
The auction will benefit a non-profit organization in Vegas, Opportunity Village.

The new owner will not only receive the iconic vehicle with Viper-exclusive Stryker Red exterior paint, but he or she will also receive custom memorabilia, special badging, and official vehicle identification number (VIN) documentation.

On top of that, the Hellcat is the fastest, most powerful muscle car in the industry. The new owner will be able to enjoy all the perks that come with the car’s dynamic driving experience.

“With 707 horsepower, the 2015 Dodge Hellcat is more than just the most powerful muscle car built by an American manufacturer,” said Craig Jackson, Barrett-Jackson Auction Company chairman and CEO.

“It’s also going to be the means to help countless people with severe intellectual and related disabilities reach their potential. We’re honored that Dodge chose our 2014 Las Vegas auction to sell Hellcat VIN001 to support Opportunity Village. Not only will the wonderful people at this organization benefit from the sale of this muscle car, but the winning bidder will own a truly amazing piece of American automotive history.”

For more information about the auction, check out the Barrett-Jackson website for details.

What to Do For Back to School Car Care

As students across the country begin to gear up for the new school year, planning their first day outfit and comparing schedules with their peers, the likelihood of them remembering to do their car’s routine maintenance is slim. To ensure that your teen driver’s back to school car care experience is a smooth one, we’ve compiled a quick list of items to check before the first class bell rings.

Back to School Car Care
Make sure you inspect your car for problems before you start carpooling to school!

Are any indicator lights on? As you might have already guessed, indicator lights on the dashboard are there for an important reason—to indicate when there’s a problem with your car. If you happen to have an indicator light on, the likelihood of your car needing to be looked at is high. Don’t ignore them. In fact, you can use your handy-dandy owner’s manual to look up what they mean, so you can take it to the shop and knowledgably tell the mechanic what the light means!

Have you looked under the hood recently? If you don’t already know how, ask your parents to show you have to check fluid levels, like engine oil, coolant, and transmission fluids. Also, check the battery to make sure the cables and terminal posts are in tip-top shape. This will ensure you won’t get stuck at school with a car that won’t start.

Is your engine making a strange noise? While the hood is up, start the car, turn on the fans, and listen. If there are strange noises coming out of your engine, it’s time to take a trip to the mechanic shop. Also, be sure to check your brakes. If they feel spongy or squeal, it could be time to replace your brake pads.

Did your tires pass the honest Abe test? There’s a simple test to see how old your tires are—the Abe test. Grab a penny and place it into your tire’s grove. If you can see Abe’s entire head, your tires are worn out and need to be replaced. While you’re doing this test, make sure you also check the tire pressure in all four tires with a tire gauge. Inflate them if needed.

Does the garage floor have stains on it from your vehicle? Look around on the garage floor or the ground where your car is normally parked. Do you see any oil or antifreeze around? If so, that’s normally a sign of a leaking problem. Take your car in for its checkup to ensure this problem gets fixed.

Is the car interior messy? There are two reasons why you shouldn’t leave your car in a messy state. Not only does garbage, like an empty soda bottle, increase the likelihood of something lodging under the brake or gas pedal, impeding your ability to drive, but leaving valuables in sight also increases the risk for car break-ins. Keep your car clean and the risks are minimal.

After you complete this back to school car care checklist and are still concerned with something, make sure you bring your car in to the mechanics before the first day of school. We promise, it will make your school year that much easier.

SRT Motorsports Heads to Canada for Toronto Pirelli World Challenge

This weekend, July 19 and 20, SRT Motorsports will take on the Toronto Pirelli World Challenge in a surprise entry. Kumo Wittmer will drive in the all-new No. 92 Dodge Viper SRT GT3-R.

“It’s going to be a lot of fun to have Kumo step into the Pirelli World Challenge and test his skills in the Viper GT3-R against the top class in the series,” said Ralph Gilles, CEO of SRT Motorsports, Chrysler Group LLC, in a statement. “This is a test Viper that Riley Technologies prepared and we see this race as an opportunity to showcase our customer program. We’ve had success in the series with Dan Knox taking the Viper to the winner’s circle during the Detroit race weekend and we want to continue building momentum with our Viper GT3-R program.”

Toronto Pirelli World Challenge
SRT Motorsports hopes to take home another victory at the Toronto Pirelli World Challenge.

Montreal native Wittmer has chalked up three podium finishes out of six starts so far in the IMSA Tudor United SportsCar Championship series in 2014. This weekend’s double-header will be his first appearance in the Pirelli World Challenge since 2010.

The race will air on television on NBC Sport Network on August 10 at 1:30 p.m. EST. Join with us at Corwin Dodge at we cheer SRT Motorsports and Kumo Wittmer on to victory.