The Kibbe And Friends Show Have Made It Past Episode 200! Catch Up With Rob, Mike, Corndog And Bernie!

Author: Bryan McTaggart | 10/08/2021 < Back to Motor Life Home

The Kibbe and Friends Show, the show that sees Rob Kibbe, Justin "Corndog" Cornette and Bernie McPartland come together in the name of well-spoken entertainment, is back! The team was recently out at the 2021 Holley MoParty, with Kibbe's General Lee Charger and Corndog's 1966 Charger parked up out front for fans to enjoy. They saw fields of show cars, plenty of racing machines, and a full manufacturer's midway. Sounds like paradise, right? Well, seeing a 1976 Dodge Charger Daytona parked up might have scrambled a bit of brains over the names and platforms that Chrysler was using in the mid-to-late 1970s, so in the interest of clearing things up when trying to figure out Mopars from the Malaise Era's height, here's a handy breakdown:

The C-bodies, which are the biggest of the big Mopars and best remembered as the Blues Brothers car. These include:

  • Plymouth Fury, Fury III and Gran Fury
  • Dodge Monaco, Polara, Newport, New Yorker, etc.
  • Imperial
  • The winning demolition derby car

The B-bodies, which from 1975-1979, are best remembered as most of the patrol cars in Hazzard County (and just about every other Hollywood flick between then and the mid-1980s):

  • Dodge Coronet and Monaco coupes and sedans
  • Dodge Charger, Charger Sport, Charger S.E. and Charger Daytona
  • Dodge Magnum
  • 1975-only Plymouth Road Runner
  • Plymouth Fury and Fury Sport
  • Chrysler Cordoba

The FMJ cars, which by 1980 included:

  • F-bodies, the Dodge Aspen and Plymouth Volaré
  • M-bodies, the Dodge Diplomat and Chrysler LeBaron (and later, Chrysler Fifth Avenue and Plymouth Gran Fury)
  • J-bodies, the 1980-83 Dodge Mirada, Chrysler Cordoba, and Imperial

The R-bodies, produced from 1978-1981, which nobody remembers outside of police forces and certain 1980s TV shows. These include:

  • Chrysler New Yorker
  • Chrysler Newport
  • Dodge St. Regis
  • Plymouth Gran Fury

That explains the bodies. Please don't ask for an explanation to why Chrysler re-used names for different models back then, we don't have time for that. Now that the lesson in unloved Mopars is out of the way, let's let the guys talk it up for a bit. There are three episodes to catch up on: Episode 200 is a big one, because Mike Finnegan joins the guys to celebrate the milestone. Episode 201 has the guys wound up for MoParty, and the latest release, episode 202, will let you hear the confusion that caused this post in the first place. And as always, there will be plenty of Dukes of Hazzard discussion along the way. So be sure to hit play on any of the links provided and enjoy the show!

You can listen to the latest episodes of The Kibbe And Friends Podcast by clicking the links below!

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