Car Name Meanings in Dodge’s Lineup

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The Exciting Dodge Lineup

Ever wondered where car name meanings come from? Here at Westpointe CDJR, we’ve decided to answer some of those questions about Dodge’s model lineup.

Challenger

In the 1970s, when the Challenger name first appeared on the market, it came into the ring to take down its competitors – the Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro. The three rivals remain at odds still today, but the Dodge Challenger stands as a reminder that someone else might come in swinging at any time.

Charger

The word “charger” can be used to refer to a horse that has been formally trained for battle. Several vehicles have been named the Charger, but the current one charged back into the market after a nearly 20-year disappearance.

Durango

This one’s named after a location – specifically, a city in Colorado. Originally, the vehicle was called the Chrysler Aspen, which is another city in Colorado, but the name was switched to the Durango as you know it today.

Hellcat

Named after an American fighter aircraft in World War II, the Grumman F6F Hellcat, the Hellcat name refers not to a specific vehicle, but to certain models of vehicles that contain Dodge’s most powerful engines.

Viper

This one’s a little more obvious; a viper is a type of venomous snake. However, when it was being developed, the Dodge Viper was largely influenced by the Ford Cobra, so the name is also a homage to its inspiration.

Check out any of these car name meanings in person at Westpointe CDJR near Oklahoma City, OK to see if they fulfill their cool names (they do!).

Unique Summer Activities in Oklahoma City

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Celebrate Summer in OKC

Sonic Summer Movies

Some of the best summer activities in Oklahoma City happens every Wednesday, SONIC, America’s Drive-In! hosts a free Sonic Summer Movie night at the Myriad Gardens on the Great Lawn, starting at 8 p.m. Movies this July include…

  • Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them, July 12
  • Moonrise Kingdom, July 19
  • 42 – The Jackie Robinson Story, July 26

Dive In Movies

If outdoor movies are your thing, but you’re looking for a different way to experience them, you can look elsewhere in OKC—like White Water Bay, which hosts Dive-In Movies (free with park admission) in the pool on Friday nights in July. Movies this month include…

  • Jungle Book, July 7
  • Zootopia, July 14
  • Captain America: Civil War, July 21
  • Finding Dory, July 28

Have any other summer activities in Oklahoma City that you’d like to share? Tell all of us at Westpointe CJDR in the comments below.

Jurassic Park Jeep Recreated by University of New Orleans Student

Jurassic Park Jeep

A student at the University of New Orleans has recreated the Jurassic Park Jeep, one of the most iconic movie cars of all time thanks to the cultural phenomenon that was (and is) Jurassic Park.

Michael Adams, a University of New Orleans engineering student and Jeep Wrangler owner, turned his 2003 Wrangler into the Jurassic Park Jeep with the help of a local body shop. The body shop painted on the stripes and attached the Jurassic Park logo. Then, to make it a real replica, they attached a radio antenna and light bar, new tires, and other accents like painted mirrors.

Adams didn’t just alter his Jeep into the Jurassic Park Jeep for kicks, though. He takes it to events like comic conventions and lets attendees pose by it and takes pictures for donations as small as $1, which he then gives to St. Joseph’s Hospice Foundation. Adams has so far raised more than $1,500 for the foundation.

Adams is now considering moving onto another movie-themed project and replicating the Ford Explorer from the Jurassic Park film. If you want to buy your own Jeep to turn into the iconic movie version, give us a call today at Westpointe CDJR near Oklahoma City, OK!