JohnMarineDesigns on TurboSquid

Would you like to donate to support my creative work for my creative works studio JohnMarineDesigns? If so, please show your support using this PayPal item:
I am now on Patreon! Support my creative work on Patreon today at:!

Motorsports Style - The 1997 Dodge Stratus NATCC Touring Car

In 1997, hardly anyone could touch David Donohue as he blasted away to the NATCC championship. The Dodge Stratus in the NATCC would be the last winning car of the ill-fated North American Touring Car Championship Series. Being the last winner of a defunct series bears some importance. And in so, I've decided to do a Motorsports Style blog entry regarding the winning car of the 1997 NATCC season.

--- Motorsports Style: The 1997 Dodge Stratus NATCC Touring Car ---
Here is the car I'll be talking about:

Dodge Stratus NATCC
^ from: - the Dodge Stratus NATCC Touring Car. This car was raced by David Donohue, the 1997 NATCC champion, and the final champion of the ill-fated North American Touring Car Championship.

The road-going Stratus lasted longer than the NATCC did. Since we're talking about a car from the 1990s, everything will obviously be much more different in technology and design compared to today's cars. You could basically get rid of the rear wing and give it the front bumper of a road-going (at its time) Dodge Stratus, and you'd swear it highly resembles its road-going counterpart on the outside.

I like the simplistic red and white colors of this car. I have always seemed to like Dodges in red. You wouldn't see this as a proper racing car. This car has a lovely set of (and I am guessing) 16-spoke racing wheels as well. Its modest rear wing looks very nice to compliment the rest of the car. It probably keeps the rear down on the ground. It is nothing special design-wise as a whole, but it still a very lovely car. The paint scheme is simplistic (boring to most people), but lovely. Perhaps the loveliest sight for most people is in seeing this car in victory lane quite often.

This video below was from 1997 at Toronto. David Donohue's car is the red and white Dodge Stratus, and he started behind Dominic Dobson (who was the polesitter for this video clip you're about to see) in his yellow and red PPG Dodge Stratus. Bob Varsha called this race for ESPN2. Here is a video look at the Dodge Stratus in the NATCC:

It's sad this car probably couldn't have contested international touring car series for any extended longevity. Then again, I would highly doubt this car was even sold overseas in its time. This is really the only car a lot of people will remember from the NATCC with the pathetic car counts for races. If you read my blog entry about if the NATCC were still around, you might have noticed the disappointing count of about 10 or 12 cars to a track. Even today's BTCC could have two to three times more cars than what the NATCC could generate. There were even some cars not even sold in the United States that competed in the NATCC.

So remember the Dodge Stratus NATCC touring car because it was the last-ever car to win the NATCC championship. Remember David Donohue for giving this memory for the NATCC until its untimely demise. There is still no doubt the NATCC could have lasted much longer if there was more interest and marketing, in addition to better involvement from the represented manufacturers. Not even in Gran Turismo 2 could you Race Modify the Stratus. If there was a Racing Modification for it, the Stratus NATCC Touring Car would have likely been the result. Still, Dodge was a very consistent contender in this series. Just too bad this series never seriously evolved.

Thanks for reading! Take care and have a lovely day/night! :) Subscribe to my blog via FeedBurner (or any other aggregator in the sidebar)! Click on the graphics below to subscribe to both of my blogs, and also Become a Fan (or Like) my Facebook Fan Page:
* Subscribe to John's Blog Space!
* Subscribe to John's Shop Space! (
* Subscribe to the all-new John's Gran Turismo Space! (
Thank you for reading! If you enjoyed this blog post, why not SHARE my post with others? Here's how:

About the Author: John B. Marine

My name is John Marine. Nice to meet you! I am a blogger born and raised in Houston, Texas, USA. Besides blogging, I make digital art, sometimes make music, and I sometimes even do a little programming. The mantra for my online work is "anything and everything." In other words, my topics and my commentary regards almost anything and everything that crosses my mind while still remaining relevant to the topic(s) at hand. Equally as important to me as publishing content for the Internet is in providing a positive space for discussion. Even with the most difficult topics, I try to avoid spewing negativity and hate online- there is already enough negativity in this world to begin with, so why contribute to more negativity? If you enjoyed this blog post or any of my other online work, please feel free to Follow my material so you keep up with the latest material of mine and so that you help support my work any way you can. Having said this, thank you for reading! Get social with me by visiting the different social profiles of mine online.

My blogs: John's Blog Space|John's Creative Space|John's Race Space|StyleSpace by JBM

Contact Me if you have questions or comments!
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Pictures linked from Google Searches unless otherwise noted. Powered by Blogger.


Total Pageviews

Copyright © John's Blog Space | Designed By Code Nirvana