I have got to admit that writing about the famous movie muscle cars is one of my favorite themes and subjects. There is something special about them, whether it is some stunning beast like Dom Toretto`s 1970 Dodge Charger, or a reminiscence on some those awesome Hollywood classics like “Bullitt” and the famous 1968 Ford Mustang, and in cases like the one that we have today, some totally wacky and out of shape Mopar `beauty`, Joe Dirt`s 1969 Charger Daytona!
I`m sure that everyone who had seen the hit comedy from 2001 “The Adventures of Joe Dirt”, the story about the crazy janitor who loves Rock & Roll, cannot forget his legendary yellow, brown and pinkish ride, and all the foolishness has done with it. I`m talking about the legendary Mopar muscle, the 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona.
And `69 Charger Daytona is indeed a legendary American muscle, designed and created by the father of the HEMI engine, Bob Rodger, and it was a response to cars like Cyclone Spoiler and Torino Talladea. And boy, what a response it was! In a very short period of time, this car became an absolute monarch of the NASCAR competition and everything else afterwards is history.
The 1969 model of Daytona was produced in 503 units, 70 of those were powered by the feared 426 HEMI motor, others had the 440 Magnum under the hood. To tell you the truth, I do not know which engine Joe Dirt`s 69 Charger Daytona has, but I can tell you for sure that it is wearing a lot of makeup.
Now check out the video below and have a fun with some of the most interesting Daytona moments which Joe Dirt had in his movie voyage. And if you want to find out more about this NASCAR legend, go to this link.