Typical Saturday night for me: home, lounging in my pjs. Last Saturday night: I’m in Dallas, literally rolling like a VIP with Dodge. The evening started with me riding shotgun in a Dodge Viper SRT, as the professional driver burned rubber in the Gas Monkey Live parking lot. My heart was pumping so fast, the cold air didn’t faze me.
The parking lot was filled with the stuff Mopar enthusiasts and motorheads dream about; row after row of over 850 Dodge Challengers, Chargers, Vipers, and more. Hardcore gearheads were out in force to show off their cars, and see the new Hellcats. You couldn’t miss the smell of burnt rubber mixed with Texas BBQ wafting from the food trucks.
While the sun shined, I walked up and down the rows of cars, talking to owners while oohing and ahhing over their tricked out muscle cars. Richard Rawlings, founder of Gas Monkey Live and host of “Fast N’ Loud“, with partner Dennis Collins mixed and mingled with fans and fellow car enthusiasts.
But the real fun started when the sun set, and Motley Crue arrived in 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcats. The 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, with 707 hp and 6.2-liter supercharged HEMI® V-8 engine, is the fastest and most powerful muscle car EVER. Professional drivers played the cars on the same level as Nikki Sixx and Mick Mars on their guitars. It. was. epic.
After Motley Crue burned every bit of rubber off the hellcats, it was time to head inside Gas Monkey Live for some cocktails. Who knew we’d be in a VIP section, rubbing elbows with Richard Rawlings, Dennis Collins and some of the gas monkey crew? It couldn’t get any cooler. Wrong. I was going to watch my favorite rock ‘n roll band perform LIVE with a few close friends, and about 1800 strangers. And this was for work guys!
Do you know how many times I sang “Smokin’ in the Boys Room” as a kid? Always while it blared from my old school boom box, and usually while wearing a Members Only jacket. But, I’d never attended a Motley Crue concert. I can’t imagine a better way to watch your favorite rock band, than with Dodge as they celebrated 100 years.
Thank you Dodge for a memorable night full of fast cars, cold drinks, and loud music!