b'assemblyplant,andonJuly11,1968,good highway car.Norm took a road tripless frequency, and by the early seven-Norm Spencer took delivery of his newto see a friend in Oregon, and somewhereties, Norm had put a trailer hitch on the Coronet R/T, and within that first week,near Klamath Falls on Highway 97, justCoronet so he could haul the familys ski hed put the Torq-Thrust wheels on withto see if it would do it, Norm informedboataround,andsoitcouldpulltheir some fatter tires.David he buried the speedometer into thecamper trailer for family outings into the Duringtheday,theR/Twas150-mph mark!He also said, when heforests of the Pacific Northwest.His kids usedashiscommutercar,andonslowed down to 120 mph, it felt like hegrew up sliding all over the back seat, it Saturday nights hed head to El Caminowas just crawling along, and it seemedhauled home the groceries, and as time Boulevard,betweenSanFranciscoandlikehewasdoing55!Thistripalsomarched on, the car was used less and SanJose,whichwasthestreetracingcausedaratherhumorousincident,asless as it aged.By the eighties, it was still ground zero at that time.He told DavidNormnoticedthecarhadadrivelinebeing used more than would be expected, he loved racing Corvettes because theyvibrationbetween110and120mphbut primarily for trips, his kids attended nevergottractionandwouldjustburnany faster and it stopped, any slower andproms in it, and things like that.Through tireswhilehetookoffandranaway.it didnt happen.So, since it was still aall the years, Norm was meticulous about Sinceitwasa3.23gearedcar,Normnew car, he brought it back to the dealer- oil changes, and once he started his con-intended to put stiffer gears in eventuallyship to have it checked out.A day or twocretebusiness,hebeganusingstraight and do some modifications to the Hemi,later, the service manager informed him40-weight oil in the car, because that was but that time simply never came.He gottheycouldntfindanythingwrongandthe same stuff he had in cases for his con-marriednotlongafterbuyingthecouldntgetittovibrate.Normsaid,crete trucks!So, lube jobs, spark plugs, Coronet, so while he still enjoyed streetOh,itonlyhappensbetween110andandoilchanges,butotherthanthat, racing it, the money and time it wouldve120 mph.The service manager lookedNormneverdidanyrealmechanical taken to modify the car went for moreat him like he was nuts, handed him theworkontheR/Tand,in1995,with real-lifeconcerns,plus,withtheR/Tkeys, and said, Were not going that fast,150,437 miles on the odometer, he drove being stock, his wife could still drive ityoure on your own kid.it into the small airplane hanger, parked wheneversheneededto,andshedidOver the course of the next fewit, and put a tarp on it, because he was too quite a bit!With the mild gearing, thatyears, the R/T turned into a genuine fam- busyrunninghisbusinessandhewas alsomadetheHemicaranunusuallyily car.The street racing occurred with 84MOPAR COLLECTORS GUIDE'