Another Slant Six Gathering leaves the vexing question of what a 1977 Dodge Aspen and a 1962 Dodge Lancer have in common. The answer? A leaning tower of power under the hood. The Slant Six faithful gathered this last Sunday at the Redwood City, California boat launch parking lot to carry on the tradition of durability and performance synonymous with the six-cylinder engine installed in millions of Chrysler products. Although who exactly organizes the gathering of sixes is a bit hazy, longtime Slant Six believers John Moran and Doug Dutra were there there to help. John has been taking care of the behind the scene arrangements for the 25 years or so the gathering has moved around the bay area. This year again welcomed project and daily driven Slant Six cars and trucks alike, and provided the usual low-key parts and advice exchange for all involved. Everyone left smiling at the end of the day after picking up a dash pad or taillight lens, along with invaluable mechanical knowledge passed along to keep the Slant Six fleet motoring down the road.
“My idea is really to help people”, said John.