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Introducing the Chrysler Power version of the famous BFGoodrich Hemi Cuda Banner
In April of 1993 Roland Osborne got a call from BF Goodrich’s ad agency in LA as they were doing a new ad campaign and wanted to feature some sort of Mopar. Roland asked Marty Ahlgrim, the owner of the Hemi Cuda, if he wanted to help out and he fell all over himself to say, “You bet!!!” They very professionally transported the car to a sound stage in Hollywood where they meticulously prepared the car for the photo shoot.
They removed the rocker “gills,” the road lamps and painted the bumpers matching green with washable studio paint. The fender wells were also painted with the washable studio paint in black. These things were done so that nothing would distract the viewer from the tires/wheels. The only thing they left of minor distraction were the Hooker headers lurking in the shadows.
The car featured a nice set of Boyds wheels with BF Goodrich TA tires. Since that time, the car has been seen on the BF Goodrich road show trailer (in pink) and on millions of large wall posters and tire cover posters throughout the world. It is still an active poster car featured most recently with a Mustang and Corvette. Because of this, the car has been on display at several NHRA events on the west coast.
Soon after, the producers of SpeedVision used the car as part of a display for the opening of the new Speed Channel. The car was also used on the Exciting World of Speed and Beauty with Linda Vaughn and Dallas Raines driving during the beginning and ending of the program. You can catch a video excerpt of this program featuring this Hemi Cuda on our Chrysler Power website.
The complete back story of this car and poster can be found on our website at this link: BFG Hemi Cuda Poster Car