A bright orange Mopar out of Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania had the street car drag race world in awe this past July as it led qualifying in Kristal Cowle’s inaugural War By The Shore Real Street Showdown class. A Dodge leading the pack…this just doesn’t happen, let alone a 100% Mopar powered Dart. For those less familiar with the world of fast street cars, among the most popular models to build—for various reasons along with their obvious good looks—are Fox body Mustangs and first-gen Camaros, and these are the cars that are predominantly found in most any pole position or winner’s circle. So who the heck is this guy with a Dart and how did he end up wheeling one of the baddest small tire Mopar street machines in the northeast?
With racing in his blood since he was a teenager, Bob Romano started building his first street machine/race car—a 1967 Camaro— at a relatively young age, before he even hit 20. Romano raced the tricked-out Chevy for a number of years and he found that his love of horsepower and going fast was becoming much more than a pastime. Eventually, Romano… Read more of this article. Just click on the digital feature below this introduction.
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