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1964 Dodge Polara 500 426 Ramcharger on front fender Bewedged:1964 Dodge Polara 500

Denny Sanders 7970 B/S (and A/FX) writes: Bewedged,
my 1964 Max Wedge 4 speed 1964 Dodge Polara 500,
won A/FX at the 2009 NHRA 18th annual California Hot Rod Reunion.

1964 Dodge Polara 500 driver side
1964 Dodge Polara 500 426 max wedge AF/X Winner’s Circle 1964 Dodge Polara 500

I really enjoy the 1962 to 1965 Mopar Web site. Been a big fan of ’62-’65 Mopars since I was a little kid. My dad worked at Al Roberts Chrysler Plymouth in Garden Grove, CA from about 1961 to 1964. He raced a S/SA 1962 Savoy 413/410, then a S/SA 1963 Savoy 426/415, a S/SA 1963 Belvedere 426/425, and finally a 1963 Savoy 426/425 that he bought (the rest were dealer owned cars) and raced throughout the sixties. I still remember the night he drove the ’62 home when he first got it. He took my mom, brother, and me for a ride and opened it up on a long straight road that ran through an ammunition dump. I’ll never forget the lit push buttons that he was pushing to make each shift. A couple of weeks later the car had lower gears, headers, lettering, and was being towed to the drags almost every weekend. Spent a lot of weekends at the drags with him and have been hooked ever since. Lots of memories from all the years and I still love seeing a ’62-’65 Mopar wedge or Hemi car show up at the races.

We’ve run my car in NHRA stock classes since 1976 but as the events grew to require more days off from work we haven’t been able to attend too many. The nostalgia event that we ran two weeks ago was our first, as well as my first time ever running a pro tree. Had a lot of fun and plan to run more of those next season. Most events are only 2-3 days and filled with the type of cars that I love the most.

Special “heads-up thanks” to Marcus Edell who came up with Bewedged. Marcus is a good friend of mine I met when he bought a 1963 Dodge 440 I previously owned.

Contact Denny: Contact owner of Bewedged - 1964 Dodge Polara 500

Way to go Denny!   smile!

Thanks, Gary H.

October 24, 2009; Updated November 4, 2009

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