Abel Verdugo's Dodge Charger With K&N Intake Shines in Phoenix Lowrider 2010 Tour

 
 
The Lamborghini doors are something Verdugo searched for a long while - with them finally completed his Dodge Charger is an immediate show-stopper.
The Lamborghini doors are something Verdugo searched for a long while - with them finally completed his Dodge Charger is an immediate show-stopper.
Some artists paint, others sculpt, Abel Verdugo does his interpretation of both. Verdugo's choice of expression is vehicle customizing and his current palate of colors is his 2008 Dodge Charger. As with most artists and craftsmen the roots of their creative inklings reach back to childhood.
Realistic looking flames where one Verdugo's priorities - his House of Kolors Custom Paint jobs gives the look of fire just beneath the clear coat.
Realistic looking flames where one Verdugo's priorities - his House of Kolors Custom Paint jobs gives the look of fire just beneath the clear coat.


"It all started when I was little kid," says Verdugo, the Phoenix, Arizona resident. "I know you've heard that cliché before, but it's true. My dad and I would go to the junk yards early every morning to find parts for a 1972 Chevy Impala that he purchased from an old man when I was six. It took about ten years, and a lot of hard work, but when I turned 16 he gave me the car as a gift. That sparked my interest in anything that has wheels. When my dad gave me the Impala it was pretty much all original, and a year later I redid the whole car over completely, from engine bay to interior and outside."
The initial motive for going with the K&N intake was based strictly on appearance, finding extra power and a smoother ride was a big bonus for Verdugo.
The initial motive for going with the K&N intake was based strictly on appearance, finding extra power and a smoother ride was a big bonus for Verdugo.


According to Verdugo the modifications in his Dodge Charger are mostly time, sweat and money - plus a good deal of planning and experimenting with paint schemes. His efforts were once again recognized with a second place overall in the Semi-Custom class at the recent Phoenix Lowrider 2010 Tour. Verdugo regularly wins at smaller car show venues (34 first place honors in all), but it's the major's that he really gets up for. At the end of last year, at the Phoenix Dub Show, he won Best Dodge.
Verdugo consistently takes top honors at every car show he enters, from small parking lot affairs to huge national events like the Dub show and the Lowrider 2010 Tour.
Verdugo consistently takes top honors at every car show he enters, from small parking lot affairs to huge national events like the Dub show and the Lowrider 2010 Tour.


"What I originally had in mind were realistic flames - red and orange are my favorite colors - so I ran with that. I can't forget to give Chavo from Phoenix (House of Kolors Custom Paint) a lot of credit for his beautiful paint work too."

"I wanted the Lamborghini doors for a long time and was finally able to get them done by JC. My interior was all suede and leather, done by Chino in Phoenix, until Katzkin (Tuscany Leather Interiors) offered a sponsorship for another interior. The wheels are 24 inch, color matched to the car along with realistic flames. The Webasto full sliding ragtop was done by Mouse's Custom Fabrications. The MGP caliper covers are pinstriped to match, and they were also done by Chavo. The Kicker car audio system includes four L7's (subwoofers), installed by Elite Sounds in Surprise, Arizona. And, I went with a Flow Master Exhaust system to compliment my custom K&N intake."

Verdugo says he decided to go with K&N after plenty of discerning shopping around. His initial priority was of course how the intake looked with his car's overall scheme and the K&N system won hands down, but finding extra horsepower was also a sweet bonus.

"I'm very glad I went with K&N because it allows my car to feel lighter, I can feel that it breathes easier. I don't have to worry about that sucking noise it used to make either, plus when I accelerate - it's real nice."

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