Motor Trend’s Roadkill web show is all about finding ratty old muscle cars, taking them on a road trip and fixing them on the side of the road when they break down. Unreliability is almost a must-have for any good Roadkill car, but the 1970 Dodge Challenger hosts David Freiburger and Mike Finnegan bought in the most recent episode may have been too fickle even for their tastes.
Searching for a new car to film, Roadkill put out a call to action on Facebook asking their fans if they had anything cool to sell them. They got thousands of responses but eventually settled in a 1970 Dodge Challenger that once served as a dirt track racecar and was now sitting in a Mopar fan’s field in Oregon.
After cutting out the rusty old rollcage, getting the engine running and installing a set of headlights and taillights, Freiburger and Finnegan hit the road for a 1,000 mile road trip back to Los Angeles. They don’t get very far, however, running into problems with the Challenger’s transmission almost immediately. Other problems arise down the road with the car’s rear end
Check out the video above and see if Roadkill makes it home in their ratty Challenger racecar.