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:wavey: Hey what with buying a new lap top & personal stuff going on I forgot I was also a member of the Dodge Hornet Forumz , so I just popped in there to re aquaint myself. I do hope with all the Car Industries Hoo Har , that Dodge havnt forgot they have a small car to develop....!!!!!!:doh:
 

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I think the Hornet is as dead as 'pe0n's' Hornet ForumZ.
I did advise him to start a Journey forum instead of one for cars like the Volt and Hornet which might never be built, but oh no, he wouldn't listen to my words of wisdom.:shakehead::rolleyes:





Chery-based Dodge Hornet dead for now

Posted Nov 17th 2008 at 12:09PM by Sam Abuelsamid


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It's now looking like Chrysler's hopes of getting a fuel efficient small car from China's Chery Motors are dead in the water. The company had agreed with Chery in late 2006 to collaborate on small car development and production. This had led to hopes that the Dodge Hornet concept might become a reality at some point. The first stage in the deal was to sell Dodge-badged versions of the Chery QQ in Mexico and central America before bringing all new cars to the U.S. Apparently money problems at both companies, combined with the poor quality of the Chinese-made cars, combined to kill the deal. Chery's cars had no hope of passing U.S. safety standards in their current form and an all-new car was apparently out of the budget. If Chrysler survives, it may have to rely on a more recent deal with Great Wall Motors of China or Nissan. The Japanese brand recently started providing a Dodge-branded version of the Versa for sale in South America.

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I'd hate to see the Hornet die out before birth, but with the US automakers in in trouble like they are who knows what will happen. If Nissan will partner up it would be one of the type of cars they need to get into the market, and could help save Chrysler.
 

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It's baaaaack on - small cars are in favour again.

IHS predicts that most of the Auburn Hills, Michigan-based Chrysler vehicles will be built at plants in Belvidere, Illinois; Toluca, Mexico; and Toledo, Ohio. The Fiat models will be produced at plants in Detroit, Toluca and Brampton, Ontario.

The Fiat platforms will also be used in the Jeep Panda, the Dodge Hornet and the replacement for the Chrysler Sebring, the IHS report said.


Dodge Hornet starts production in 2011 on Fiat 199 platform

Production of the Dodge Hornet will begin at the Belvidere Assembly Plant in March 2011.
 

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Which was the first HORNET ?

Horace Dodge used his money from supplying subassemblies to Henry Ford on boats. His 40 foot HORNET was the fastest speedboat on the Great Lakes.
35 mph 96 foot day yacht also christened HORNET in 1905 sold in 1911 to the owner of the Gray Motor Co. and renamed VIKING.
1910 HORNET II 99 feet multi-purpose day launch for business, entertaining, and racing, with two 1,000 hp steam engines designed by Dodge at 41 mph the fastest yacht in the world. Laid up in 1921 one of the engines is in the Smithsonian.
His widow Anna was estimated to have an income of $40,000 a DAY (in the 1920s). Her 258 foot yacht named for her daughter DELPHINE cost $2m had five decks, crew of 60, cruising range of 7,000 miles and was the largest private yacht in the world. Born in Dundee (Scotland) she lived to 103.

In WW2 DELPHINE was requisitioned from Mrs Dodge (married name DILLMAN) as USS Dauntless flagship of ADMIRAL KING commander and chief of the US FLeet. Sold in 1967 to the School of Seamanship at Piney Pt, MD for training cadets until 1986 passing through several owners until 1997 purchase by the Bruynooghe family which now charters her from Monaco. www.ssdelphine.com

Still a steam yacht - asking price $48m (group buy?)

VIRTUAL TOUR onboard
Try before you buy - minimum charter rate is $2m (same as initial build cost !)


The lady who owns it with below decks views
and life on board​

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0KYBZAJac1Q&feature=related . http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9ymAYJyxwo&feature=related

Dodge yacht parked at Dodge's Detroit home - Rose Terrace Lake Shore Dr Grosse Pointe

 

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It's back on again. Equipped with Fiat’s fuel-efficient 1.4-liter engine, new sedan set to reach 40 mpg.

Auto News October 21, 2010 : Sergio Marchionne: "The new architecture, which debuted (in Europe) with the Alfa Romeo Giulietta (compact hatchback), is the most advanced mass-produced car Fiat has ever had, and at Chrysler, Dodge will use it first."

The Dodge Hornet will debut in a year's time using Giulietta platform. Hope they keep some of the concept styling.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjZI_91zpK0
 

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Arriving in January (on celluloid ? or should that be in bits now - doesn't sound right for a car)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLvGHTvWVOQ

http://www.metacafe.com/watch/54119/exclusive_the_green_hornet_black_beauty_reel http://www.metacafe.com/fplayer/5411997/exclusive_the_green_hornet_black_beauty_reel.swf

They used (destroyed) 29 Chrysler 1965 Imperials.

http://s.mcstatic.com/Flash/vp/mc/Embed_3.2.1.2.swf?pageToLoad=videoEmbed&mediaType=&playerType=exclusive_the_green_hornet_black_beauty_reel&itemID=5411997&duration=171&LEID=958&indexedItemID=5411997&staticURL=http://s.mcstatic.com&nickName=Movie Trailers&countryCode=GB&categories=Entertainment&isViral=true&isWatermarked=false&pageURL=http://www.metacafe.com/watch/5411997/exclusive_the_green_hornet_black_beauty_reel/&prevPageType=videoEmbed&altServerURL=http://www.metacafe.com&mediaData={"MP4":{"jpn":false,"buffer":0,"bitRate":0,"mediaURL":"http:\/\/v.mccont.com\/ItemFiles\/%5BFrom%20www.metacafe.com%5D%205411997.15978231.4.mp4","key":"1288405613_cc027f136223d19eb3844326bc368b6a"}}&mediaURL=http://res.mccont.com/Sda/video-messages/video_unavailable.flv&gdaKey=1288405613_9ce1ae703fb7fef6ad8a234620689720&errorDisplayFileURL=&comscoreURL=http://b.scorecardresearch.com/b?c1=1&c2=4000008&c3=&c4=8000000&c5=060000&c6=&reportBaseURL=http://winter.metacafe.com&reportToWinter=false&postRollContentURL=http://s.mcstatic.com/Flash/prc/EmbedCatalog_2.0.1.0.swf&jsDisabledPRCURL=http://s.mcstatic.com/Flash/prc/EmbedCatalog_2.0.1.0.swf&networkingAllowed=true&fullScreenAllowed=true&reportVM=true&reportTM=true&embeddingURL=http://caliberforumz.com/showthread.php?t=24926&page=2&
 

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Appearing next week at NAIAS the 1964-66 Chrysler Imperial that appears in Seth Rogan's upcoming "Green Hornet" film.

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The Green Hornet’s automobile, Black Beauty, will be on display at the North American International Auto Show, which opens to the public on Jan. 15.

The appearance is prompted by “The Green Hornet,” the 3-D action film with Seth Rogen, Jay Chou, Christoph Waltz and Cameron Diaz that hits theaters on January 14. Rogen plays the title role of a masked man on a mission to make the streets safe from bad guys with the help of his sidekick, Kato, and a weapons-loaded car.

The vehicle, a 1964-66 Chrysler Imperial, is described as a virtual fortress outfitted with machine guns, Stinger missiles and more. The car will be located in the Oakland concourse of Cobo Hall for the entire Detroit auto show, which begins with press previews on Monday.


Read more: Detroit Free Press |The Green Hornet's car to make cameo at Detroit auto show | freep.com

MOVIE IS 3D & opens in UK and US same day (not usually a good sign), here's hoping though.

Imagine not having Imperial or Hornet product to tie in!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fg9Q_OTkpXI
 
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