b'talking to Ray Nichels and Cotton OwensdrovetheChargerallthewayhome,do something with the big Charger in the quiteabitatthattimeaboutanotherencountering snow just about the wholegarage.Being surrounded by enthusias-story, got to know Charlie Glotzbach atway, and had to stop not far from hometic helpers and having a little more time that same time, and then I abandoned thebecause theyd gone into an all-out bliz- than hed had in previous years because original idea and decided to make the carzard condition whiteout!Still, they madehis boys were fairly independent now, all intoalow-slungbare-bonesNASCARit, and through the years, every so often,the stars aligned, and the stalled project tributecarforthestreet,wearingRobin was nice enough to send me pho- got underway with a vengeance. Glotzbachspurple-and-whitecolors. tos of the Daytona, but progress was slowAs the car came apart, Dales Wide steel police rims replaced the mags,going because real life was getting in hisCuda Shop was one of the primary con-thecarwascrankeddown,acustomway too.tributors of parts and pieces, along with stainlessNASCAR-styleexhaustwentRobin is married to a true MoparasmanyswapmeetsasRobincould on, and the front fenders were radiusedgal whose name happens to be Sue.Suemake and just random items that turned like the original cars to allow for a lowboughtanorange76RoadRunnerup as targets of opportunity.At one of the stance and tire clearance.Wearing graybrand-new and still has it today (and yes,Mopar shows, he saw Bob and Sharon primer,thatswherethingswerewhenshe still drives it regularly).So, natural- MalcolmssilverandmaroonCharger the divorce bell rang, and having just soldly, they had kids that came up as MoparDaytona, and that car immediately struck myregulartransportationpickup,theguys too.Daniel is the older, and Robinhim as the color combo he wanted, only Daytona in primer became my daily driv- took a few years to restore a Demon 340with a bit of a twist.Having gotten the er!The second wife ended up workingfor him, and Cody is the younger, andbody straight (which, given the number out a little better (married 29 years now),whenitcamehistimetodrive,Robinof small dings and dents it had, was no and she had the courage to date me in thisfixed up a Swinger that had been in theeasy feat), he turned the Charger over to extremelyloudanddownrightstrangefamilyforeverandslappedawarmed- his friend, Mike Myers, who applied the matte gray missile, so I knew she had toover 440 under the hood!All the while,gorgeoussilvermetallicpaintandthe genuinely like me, but it wasnt exactlythe would-be Daytona sat parked in hisglowingredpaintonthewingatopa the most practical car in the world and,garageafterhedgatheredsomepartsreproredrumpstripe.Interestingly, timing being what it was, I needed some- early on, but largely hadnt done muchRobin couldnt find a decent set of 70 thing a bit more down-to-earth.So, anwith it since rescuing it from the swampsChargerfenders,sohesectionedin, advertwasplacedinMCGandwithinof Louisiana.It was still primered, loud,rewelded, and perfectly repaired the cut weeks,RobinHallandhisdadwereand still fairly ugly until 2016, when Suefendersthatwereonthecarwhenhe down here on a freakishly cold day in theand the boys sat Robin down, had a littlebought it!The Malcolm car has a stock winterof1994.Theyflewdownandtalk with him, and told him it was time to 28MOPAR COLLECTORS GUIDE'