The Dodge Charger first came to light in 1964 as a show car but went into production as a 1966 model that was based on the Dodge Coronet. There have been three different generations of Dodge Chargers starting with the Muscle Car version from 1966 to 1978. The TV show "The Dukes of Hazzard" made the 1969 Charger popular since it featured one called The General Lee that performed amazing jumps and stunts every episode. Hundreds of Chargers were purchased for the production of that show since they destroyed at least one per episode. The second generation was a subcompact produced from 1983 to 1987 that sported fancy paint jobs but not much power. The present day Chargers started production in 2006 and has been a favorite with many Baby Boomers who loved the original Chargers that sported the long noses and had the huge HEMI V-8 engines. The new Chargers come in an SRT-8 version which sports a 6.1 liter HEMI rated at 425 horsepower. The powers that be also recognized the possiblities of the Charger and have ordered the special Police Package Version in vast numbers in this country and several others to include the Middle East. Next time you choose to burn out, check your mirror, the "Man" might be behind you doing the same thing. Click the gallery link below to see some hot Chargers.