Readers Rides

My 1973 Dodge Challenger – ‘Miss Kitty’ by Dawn Read.

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This is the latest readers rides entry showing that the girls are just as interested in muscle cars as anybody else and as you will read, fight all the way to keep these incredible rides.

Over to Dawn to tell you all the story behind the car…….

‘I bought Miss Kitty in November 2012 as a 50th birthday present for myself. I’ve loved the old Mopars all my life, and I have owned several, just not the E body style.
She is pristine inside and out, no rust anywhere, modified just a tad, with a 440 4-barrel engine.

Only seven months after purchasing her and so enjoying driving her, in May 2013, as I was sitting at an intersection waiting for a red light to change, I was rear ended by a distracted driver, driving approximately 60 miles an hour when she hit me.
My injuries were extensive, and so were the injuries to Miss Kitty. She was smashed up badly.


But, being in that old car on that summer night probably saved my life. I couldn’t let that old car go. As much as my attorney and insurance company wanted me to just walk away, I just couldn’t.
She saved me. And I was on a quest to save her.
Her restoration is supposed to cost over $41,000.

After a long battle with attorneys and the insurance companies, this summer, over two years later post crash, I was awarded a settlement, and just a week ago, Miss Kitty began her restoration.

She should be finished with her restoration by the end of May or first part of June. After that, there will be lots and lots more photos!
I plan on taking her across the country, and to all of the big Mopar shows that I wanted to participate in that first year that I had her. I will be up at Carlisle, and also at Mopar fest in Canada…Driving, of course. She is no trailer queen!’

Stay tuned for further updates, when the car will be fully restored and completed.



by Dawn Read

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