Daniel Strohl

Grand Prize Trophy Recipient

Black Ghost, a Street Racing Cap’s Hemi Challenger R/T, Added to National Register of Historic Vehicles

2021 Automotive Heritage Awards Journalism Competition

“Winter’s last grip on Detroit had started to loosen. Little by little, the slush piles at the edges of parking lots and the last few pockets of white in the corners of flowerbeds had receded, replaced by shoots of life anew – buds on the trees, green on the grass, a few more minutes of sun every day. Gregory Qualls stood in front of the garage door at his father’s house once again, this time with only the memories of his father on the other side of the door, memories wrapped up in a black unrestored Hemi-powered 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T SE that had sat for nearly 40 years…”

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This is a heartwarming and very relatable human tale of a father/son connection that just happens to also include an iconic American car as part of the “family.”

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