I am so excited to finally be able to share the story of how the car you so often see on our site, our 1964 Dodge Polara, dubbed, "The PolarBear", came to be. With the release of this three-part series, "The Polara Origins", I am also releasing the newest shirt and sticker to our merch lineup!
The Texas Original PolarBear shirt and Sticker! Order Yours Today!
When I started dating my wife Kate, I very quickly learned of her family’s love of old cars and especially Mopars.
She owns a 1966 Jeepster Commando (see the Hagarty “Why I Drive” video below!), along with a 1970 Dodge Charger 500 (we have since sold to her brother). Her brother has a 1985 Jeep Scrambler, and a bitchin’ 1971 Plymouth Duster dubbed, “Project Plym”. Kate’s dad (who started the Mopar obsession) has a 1971 Plymouth Satellite with a 440 Magnum big block, his last car in his long history of owning numerous hot rod Mopars.
Then along I came. I always had an affinity for cars and trucks. At the time I started dating Kate, I was wanting a classic car I could put my own stamp on. A car not too far gone, and something still drivable. I had never considered a Mopar project, as my family has pretty much always had GM or Ford vehicles.