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The Joe
Some people call it a dump, I call it a monument.

Address: 19 Steve Yzerman Dr, Detroit, MI 48226
Capacity: 20,066
Broke Ground: May 16, 1977
Opened: December 12, 1979
Height: 85′ (feet)

Red Wings record at the Joe:
827 Wins
432 Losses
195 Tie

108-66 in the post season
Lindstrom has played 789 regular season games at the Joe
Zetterburg will complete 1,000 games total this weekend at the arena
Yzerman leads the reason season there with 330 goals and 897 points
Fedorov scored the most goals in a single game at the Joe with 5 in 1996

ESPN reports:

Feb. 5, 1980: Longtime Red Wings star Gordie Howe, representing the Hartford Whalers, received a lengthy standing ovation before his 23rd and final NHL All-Star Game. Also of note, this was Gretzky’s first NHL All-Star Game.

June 13, 1987: Detroit hosted the first NHL entry draft held in the United States. Buffalo selected Pierre Turgeon with the first overall pick. New Jersey had the second pick, and they selected Brendan Shanahan, who won three Stanley Cups in Detroit.

May 16, 1996: After winning a record 62 games during the 1995-96 regular season, the Red Wings were pushed to a seventh game in their Western Conference semifinal series against St. Louis. The game was scoreless into the second overtime when Detroit captain Yzerman rocketed a shot past Blues goalie Jon Casey for the series-winning goal.

March 26, 1997: Detroit's Darren McCarty fought Colorado's Claude Lemieux in retaliation for Lemieux's hit on teammate Kris Draper during the 1996 Western Conference final. Patrick Roy and Mike Vernon also went at it in a rare goalie fight. The brawl has been called Bloody Wednesday, Fight Night at The Joe and the Brawl in Hockeytown.

June 7, 1997: The Red Wings end a 42-year Stanley Cup drought with a four-game sweep of the Flyers in the final. McCarty scored the Cup-clinching goal in Game 4 with stickhandling around defenseman Janne Niinimaa and goalie Ron Hextall.

June 13, 2002: The Red Wings clinched their third Stanley Cup in six seasons by defeating the Hurricanes. The 2001-02 team featured nine players currently in the Hall of Fame. It was also the ninth and final Stanley Cup title for Scotty Bowman as a head coach. Bowman put on his skates to take one final twirl with the Cup.

Jan. 2, 2007: Vladimir Konstantinov, helped by a walker, returned to the ice at Joe Louis Arena for Yzerman's No. 19 retirement ceremony. It was the first time Konstantinov took to the ice without a wheelchair since being injured in the 1997 limousine crash that ended his career.

Fun facts

Known as “The Joe,” the stadium is named after former boxer and heavyweight champion Joe Louis, who grew up in the Detroit area. Joe Louis Arena and Madison Square Garden are the only buildings in the NHL without a corporate naming sponsor.

Opened in 1979, Joe Louis Arena is the second-oldest building in the NHL. Only the “new” Madison Square Garden, which opened in 1968, is older, but it has been renovated extensively in recent years.
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It has hosted the NHL Finals six times: 1995, 1997, 1998, 2002, 2008, & 2009
The first event was a basketball game between the University of Michigan & The university of Detroit
The first Red Wings game was December 27, 1979 against the St. Louis Blues

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John Gotti's Corvette
1963 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe

In the Spring of 1963, a 22 year old John Gotti purchased this 1963 Corvette Coupe from L&S Chevrolet in Unio, New Jersey. Mr. Gotti owned the car for 14 years before selling it in 1977 to his cousin. During his 14 years of ownership, he and his cousin converted the car from a stock factory fuel injected Corvette to the following 3 power increases options for street racing:

First conversion
Block decked to increase compression
Cylinder bored out .060
Lakewood scatter shield bell housing added
Roller rocker arms installed and rocker arm studs pinned
Hooker headers and 4 inch racing side pipes added
Light weight flex fan installed for cooling
Hurst shifter installed
Heads reworked

2nd Conversion
Mr. Gotti could not keep the car running well with the temperamental fuel injection unit. I was told he took it to the dealer in Union, New Jersey and even the Chevrolet dealer could not get it to run correct. Mr. Gotti removed the fuel injection unot and replaced it with a 750 CFM Holly carburetor and a prototype Edelbrock intake manifold.

3rd Conversion
Mr. Gotti installed a low compression 327 engine with a supercharger from Studebaker Avanti II. The supercharger increased the horsepower by 40% so it's easy to see why he rarely lost a race.

When the current owner purchased the car in 2008, it was in deplorable condition as it had been parked outside in the grass under a tarp for over 30 years. He immediately began to restore it. The goal was to restore the car as close as possible to the war Mr. Gotti reaced it in the early years while it was still fuel injected. It took nearly two years to complete the restoration.
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Mopar 360
www.allpar.com/mopar/318.html
~ The 360 first appeared in 1971, with a two barrel carb. It had a cast crank and external balancing, and was the only LA engine without a 3.31" stroke (3.58")
~ According to engine leader Willem Weertman, the goal of the 360 was to replace the old B-series 361, providing something between the 318 and 383; but to do so at lower cost.
~ The 360 was relatively tame through 1974, when it received some 340 performance parts and a Carter Thermoquad four-barrel carb in an effort to replace the 340 as a performance engine (starting in 1985, a GM-Rochester Quadrajet replaced the Thermoquad).
~ In its final years, the 360 was Chrysler's performance truck engine, making the Grand Cherokee 5.9 Limited the fastest SUV and powering top-of-the-line Dakotas and Durangos.

Pre-Woodward Dream Cruise
August 16th, 2016
Detroit, MI
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Volare Road Runner
www.allpar.com/model/road-runn…
In 1976, Plymouth replaced the long-running Valiant with a “new” car, which was essentially a new generation of Valiant. It was dubbed "Volare" to make it seem somewhat more upscale, and, more importantly, to try to bring in younger buyers. The Volare improved on the Valiant with a more comfortable ride and comfortable seats, a far more upscale interior, and fewer water leaks; but the first year was an assembly-and-rust disaster. Both cars were available in 1976 — the outgoing Valiant and the incoming Volare. Consumer Reports told buyers to opt for the Volare... a decision the magazine would regret, but hindsight is 20/20. Few could have foreseen the problems that would infest the Volare, especially since other Chrysler-Plymouth cars had gone through total sheet-metal changes without problems.

The Road Runner left the B body it had been created on, and moved to a lighter body that could better support its performance aspirations without big-block engines. No longer a full model, it was now the “Road Runner Pack,” added to Volare Coupe. Even so, Road Runner had a better guarantee of performance than Valiant or Volare, which both had a base slant six. Road Runner had a choice of 318 or 360 — both with two barrel carbs, so that the 318 generated 150 hp and the 360 created 170 hp. It was decent power for the weight, especially given the engines’ torque bias, but hardly the equal of the 1968 version.

In 1977, the 360, equipped with the first on-board engine computer ever - the Lean Burn system - gained a four-barrel electronic feedback carburetor. The four barrel was put onto the mainstay 318 in 1979, but production was only a little over 1,000 vehicles.

1980 was the last year for both the Volare (under that name) and Road Runner; they shared all the same engines except the 318 four-barrel, which was Road Runner-only. The name was never revived for any of its natural targets - the Omni GLH and GLHS, for example.

John B. Cressy wrote: “I ordered a Volare Roadrunner in 1976, one of the first; it had no power steering, and I specified the free NY91 option, a GM smog pump but no catalytic converter, so it ran on regular gas. This option was free, the only problem was getting a replacement exhaust. Most cars with this option were 112-inch wheelbase police cars and taxi cabs. Mine was the 108-inch two-door and you could get an exhaust but you had to find the extra 4 inches in some sort of adapter. It was a 318 automatic with Sure Grip.”

Reference Sheet
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Pre-Woodward Dream Cruise
August 16th, 2016
Detroit, MI
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Volare Road Runner_Ref' Sheet
www.allpar.com/model/road-runn…
In 1976, Plymouth replaced the long-running Valiant with a “new” car, which was essentially a new generation of Valiant. It was dubbed "Volare" to make it seem somewhat more upscale, and, more importantly, to try to bring in younger buyers. The Volare improved on the Valiant with a more comfortable ride and comfortable seats, a far more upscale interior, and fewer water leaks; but the first year was an assembly-and-rust disaster. Both cars were available in 1976 — the outgoing Valiant and the incoming Volare. Consumer Reports told buyers to opt for the Volare... a decision the magazine would regret, but hindsight is 20/20. Few could have foreseen the problems that would infest the Volare, especially since other Chrysler-Plymouth cars had gone through total sheet-metal changes without problems.

The Road Runner left the B body it had been created on, and moved to a lighter body that could better support its performance aspirations without big-block engines. No longer a full model, it was now the “Road Runner Pack,” added to Volare Coupe. Even so, Road Runner had a better guarantee of performance than Valiant or Volare, which both had a base slant six. Road Runner had a choice of 318 or 360 — both with two barrel carbs, so that the 318 generated 150 hp and the 360 created 170 hp. It was decent power for the weight, especially given the engines’ torque bias, but hardly the equal of the 1968 version.

In 1977, the 360, equipped with the first on-board engine computer ever - the Lean Burn system - gained a four-barrel electronic feedback carburetor. The four barrel was put onto the mainstay 318 in 1979, but production was only a little over 1,000 vehicles.

1980 was the last year for both the Volare (under that name) and Road Runner; they shared all the same engines except the 318 four-barrel, which was Road Runner-only. The name was never revived for any of its natural targets - the Omni GLH and GLHS, for example.

John B. Cressy wrote: “I ordered a Volare Roadrunner in 1976, one of the first; it had no power steering, and I specified the free NY91 option, a GM smog pump but no catalytic converter, so it ran on regular gas. This option was free, the only problem was getting a replacement exhaust. Most cars with this option were 112-inch wheelbase police cars and taxi cabs. Mine was the 108-inch two-door and you could get an exhaust but you had to find the extra 4 inches in some sort of adapter. It was a 318 automatic with Sure Grip.”



Pre-Woodward Dream Cruise
August 16th, 2016
Detroit, MI
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thanks for the  Favorites Icon 3D  
I have a lot of cars in my gallery if you peek in the folders
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Lonesummertime Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi...Just wanted that your photos are awesome ! Take care
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Thanks for the fav! :)
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Thank you for the fave :D Hug :happybounce: +fav La la la la
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Thank you so much for the fave! :)  Here is a llama for you! :D
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atomicrick Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the :+fav: of my photo .... atomicrick.deviantart.com/art/… I have a LOT more inside my gallery, but you have to open the folders ......
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thank you for the Mopar favorites:D
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Thanks for the :+fav:'s :)
Feel free to check out the rest of my gallery! :la:
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