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THE DODGE MAGNUM - THE RISE AND FALL OF A CONCEPT CAR

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THE DODGE MAGNUM - THE RISE AND FALL OF A CONCEPT CAR

  (Above: Magnum's debut at the 2003 Los Angeles Auto Show rocked the market.) THE DODGE MAGNUM   The truth is: a three-ton gas-guzzling display of personal extravagance is the farthest thing from the ethos of the RedCar Seven brand.  But this is a cautionary tale of sorts; a study of just how far (away) corporate American has wandered from the creativity and ingenuity that created the first and largest automobile manufacturing industry in the world.   The Dodge Magnum represented a return to those ambitious and proud notions.  She was Dodge-Chrysler's own "Wrinkle In Time", if you will.  Dodge returned to...

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DTLA | A BRIEF HISTORY

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DTLA | A BRIEF HISTORY

  [NOTE: This article is an introductory overview of a more in-depth series on the influencers, events, and locations that shaped the skate movement of downtown-Los Angeles proper.  Each Friday morning, we will release a new article in this 10 part series.]   DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES SKATE HISTORY 101 For a century, The western front of the San Gabriel Mountains guarded Hollywood’s purity; and force-funneled the nation’s railroads into a central endpoint (what built-up to the original city-center of “downtown” Los Angeles).   Yet sometime around the mid-1970s, the eastern ridge of the range revolted.  At its basin-- a largely untapped vast,...

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