THE McCANDLESS MOPAR COLLECTION was the brainchild of Mike McCandless, the son of famous Mopar® Super/Stock and Pro/Stock drag racer, Herb McCandless, better known as “Mr. 4-Speed.” DodgeGarage’s David Hakim takes on a tour.
There are many car museums around the world that feature historic and iconic vehicles that shaped and even changed the world. Their halls are filled with examples going back to the early years of the horseless carriage up to modern technical marvels that can transport their passengers seamlessly by just entering directions in the onboard nav system. But one such museum we stumbled across is not located in a major metropolis but off a quiet road in Burlington, NC. Mike McCandless in the Collection, above, Herb McCandless, left, at Sox & Martin in 1973.
Situated in a non-descript warehouse off the beaten path, THE McCANDLESS MOPAR COLLECTION houses some of the rarest Chrysler products during the company’s famous “Forward Look” era that placed heavy emphasis on modern, jet-age styling and design with HEMI® engines or big-inch Wedge powerplants for motivation under their long, sculptured hoods. Chief Chrysler designer Virgil Exner was given free reign and penned some stunning examples from 1957 to 1962.
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