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In his old Dodge Charger ads, Lee Trevino reminded us that he loved moving fast on and off the course (www.morningread.com)

While some golfers choose to endorse luxury vehicles, Lee Trevino had an interest in raw power when he backed the Dodge Charger from 1969 to 1973. The Charger was introduced exclusively as a muscle car in 1966 with V8 power. By 1968, buyers could choose a wider range of engines, including a humble 6-cylinder that made it a reasonable family-car option. By the early 1970s, increased safety and emissions standards would weaken the Charger’s original punch, but accessory options and performance packages made it a force on the drag strip and in the intermediate-size market.

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