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Dodge’s last Viper rolls off the production line

5 months agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

The last-ever Dodge Viper rolled off the production line at the Conner Avenue Assembly Plant in Detroit last week. Head of Design for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), Ralph Gilles, has been posting photos on his Instagram account of the final moments as he was there to bid farewell to the red Viper, which will be kept […]

The last Dodge Viper has rolled off the assembly line

5 months agoVehicles / Cars : Motor Authority

We knew this day was coming, but that doesn't make it any easier. The final Dodge Viper ever built has now rolled off the Conner Avenue assembly line. Chrysler executive Ralph Gilles took to Instagram to post photos of the finals cars coming off the assembly line. In one photo, Gilles stands in front of a yellow Viper ACR with black stripes, and...

FCA’s Detroit Dodge Viper Assembly Plant to Close Indefinitely

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is abandoning Conner Avenue Assembly in Detroit, Michigan. The plant produced Dodge Vipers sporadically for over two decades, but low sales volume eventually led to FCA’s decision to remove the high-performing model from its lineup. Show More Summary

The Original Mad Man: Illustrations by Mac Conner at the Delaware Art Museum

As I mentioned in a post in 2014, I’ve long been impressed by the mid-20th century illustrations of MacCauley “Mac” Conner, an influential artist whose work was a prime example of the Madison Avenue advertising culture showcased in the Mad Men television series. This was a period that also represented last great heyday of magazine […]

Detroit Is A Stark Reminder Peak America Was Over 50 Years Ago

Submitted by Stock Board Asset The most common saying amongst the baby boomer generation is “America is not like it was when I was growing up”. Have you ever wondered what that means? Let’s first examine Jefferson Avenue and Conner, 1949-2010. Show More Summary

Dodge Viper ACR stars in Pennzoil’s best video yet

9 months agoVehicles / Cars : Motor Authority

In a few months, production of the Dodge Viper will cease. Given our affinity for the car, especially in ACR trim, it’s going to be a sad moment the day the last one rolls off the line at the Conner Avenue Assembly Plant in Detroit. (That day is August 31, 2017 in case you were wondering.) Pennzoil feels our pain and has come out with a...

Viper Ends Production in 2017; Fiat Chrysler Plans For New Cars, Engines at its Plants

The Dodge Viper will end production in 2017 when the current model expires, according to approved language included in the United Auto Workers’ contract with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. According to Automotive News, the Conner AvenueShow More Summary

Are Reports of the Viper’s Demise Premature?

In the past few days there has been a flurry of posts about Fiat Chrysler Automobiles ending production of the Dodge Viper in 2017 and closing the Conner Avenue Assembly facility where the v-10 powered sportscar is hand-built. When I...Show More Summary

FCA to retire Dodge Viper in 2017?

2 years agoVehicles / Cars : Leftlane

The company's Conner Avenue factory is allegedly on the chopping block.

This Texas Couple Has 79 Dodge Vipers Now

2 years agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Wayne and D’Ann Rauh just collected two customized Dodge Viper GTCs from the Conner Avenue Assembly Plant, bringing their total collection to a whopping 79 Vipers. Only in Texas. Read more...

2016 Dodge Viper ACR, 2016 Mercedes-AMG A45, Modern-Day Pantera: Today’s Car News

The new Dodge Viper ACR is the fastest street-legal Viper ever produced by the men and women at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ [NYSE:FCAU] Conner Avenue Assembly Plant. Rather than boost power, the engineers focused on handling mods—the end result is a car that produces 2,000 pounds of downforce and capable of sustaining more than 1.5 g on...

How The Dodge Viper Is Being Hand-Built In Detroit

3 years agoVehicles / Cars : TopSpeed

Since 1995, the Conner Avenue Assembly Plant in Detroit, Michigan, has been responsible for the creation of one of America’s most iconic sports cars – the Dodge Viper. But in 2010, the 50-year-old plant was put on hiatus, and the fate of the snake was thrown into doubt. Show More Summary

Dodge Burnishes Viper’s Halo With New ACR

When Chrysler invited the media to an event at the Conner Avenue assembly plant where the Dodge Viper is put together in Detroit, it was rumored they’d use the occasion to reveal a 700+ horsepower Hellcat Version of Dodge’s sports car. Show More Summary

Dodge Introduces Viper '1 of 1' Customization Program

3 years agoVehicles / Cars : TopSpeed

With Viper deliveries back on track after Chrysler slashed its sticker price by $15,000, Dodge has restarted Viper production and can now focus on rolling updated models off its Conner Avenue Assembly Plant. Having already announcedShow More Summary

Dodge Viper Assembly To Resume Mid-November

After months of idling, the Dodge Viper will once again roll out of the assembly line to a roped-off display near you. Automotive News reports the Conner Avenue plant will start production of the supercar in mid-November after shutting down July 3. Show More Summary

Advertising: Paying Homage to an Illustrator From the Industry’s Golden Era

McCauley Conner, 100, an artist from Madison Avenue’s golden age of illustration is being commemorated in a retrospective at the Museum of the City of New York.

Dodge Viper Production To Restart After Temporary Shutdown

Dodge will restart production of its Viper on July 21 after a temporary shutdown was instigated at the car’s Conner Avenue Assembly Plant in Detroit to better align inventories with sales. Production had resumed briefly late last month, but Dodge has confirmed to Autoblog that full production of the Viper will only commence on the 21st of...

Dodge idles Viper production again at Conner Avenue

You've got to hand it to Dodge for having the gumption to put the original Viper into production in the first place. It was, after all, much more of an emotional decision than a practical one, and a move which saw the first production...Show More Summary

Chrysler Resumes SRT Viper Production

4 years agoVehicles / Cars : TopSpeed

The Chrysler Group has resumed production of the SRT Viper following a two-month shutdown period due to slow sales. Production at the Conner Avenue Assembly Plant was idled on April 14th, with 91 UAW-represented employees being laid off. Show More Summary

SRT Viper plant idled over slow sales

The SRT Viper is taking an extended production break later this spring while the factory copes with low demand and gears up for the 2015 model year. Chrysler will idle the Conner Avenue Assembly Plant from April 14 to June 23, and 91 employees there will be laid off during that time. Show More Summary

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