8-Second 1970 Plymouth “Barbie” Duster 340 Drag Car – Several Award Winner
Today we will share with you another show stopping FM3 Mopar. – Dale the owner will tell the story of this vehicle: Mopars were my favorites always, my dad had one while I was growing up, he had a Beautiful 73 Road Runner that I absolutely loved.
When my time to drive came I knew that my only choice was a Mopar, possibly an A- body. After i drove my parents crazy, a longtime Family friend that had his own mechanic shop found the perfect (in my eyes) car. A 1970 Plymouth Duster 340 with Slots Kelly Charger 60s a “Roll Bar” made from stick welded exhaust tubing and a big Hemi Scoop. I simply loved it!
I drove the car to school and cruised the local stuff in Lansdale and Pottstown PA. The 1970 Plymouth Duster 340 became a project for me and my Father and progressed slowly, but we always talked about how someday we would prefer to totally redo it as a full Pro Street car.
I got a call in 1999 informing me that my dad was sick with Stage 4 Lung Cancer and didn’t have much time. He passed away at the age of 46. After the funeral, I started taking the 1970 Plymouth Duster 340 to Maple Grove raceway again as part of a therapy process and then it clicked for me…It was time to do it like we always talked about.
After a ton of research on what I wanted, my buddies Jeff “Woo” Wenhold, Darren Transue, Bill Petersen and Dana Pannapacker all rallied around me always giving me a hand to “do it like Pop wanted it”
We purchased the 1970 Plymouth Duster 340 to longtime Family friend Jim Geese and the boys at Vanishing Point Race Cars for the full Pro Street treatment.
Here we will share all the awards that Dale Renner’s 1970 Plymouth Duster 340 Pro Street has won: 43 x Best Modified, 8 x Best of show overall, 31 x Best Mopar, 26 x Winner Best Pro Street, 10 x Awards of Excellence, 10 x Indoor Show Car National awards, 3 x Best Engineered, 2 x Best Undercarriage, 3 Online Best of Shows, 3 Kids Choice, 6 Best Paint, 2 Ladies Choice, 1 Best Display, White Glove Competition, 2016 Cool Rides Online /Stabil Fuel Additive Car of the Month (October), 2016 Cool Rides Online /Stabil Car of the Year, 2018 Black Diamond Concours D’ Elegance Award of Outstanding Muscle Car.
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