The Black Ghost: Street Racing Legend - 1970 Dodge Challenger 426 Hemi Documentary

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The 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T SE ordered new by Godfrey Qualls was a piece of legend on the streets of Detroit. Optioned in triple black with a 426 Hemi, it dominated street races throughout the 70s before disappearing for decades. Learn the full story behind this original survivor car, how it made its way back on to the streets, and having its story documented as a piece of America’s automotive history!

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  • Daniel White
    Daniel WhiteOrë më parë

    Wonderful documentary of a man who lived an adventurous life and about his love for his special automobile. This is the type of story that is guaranteed to choke you up. Thanks for sharing.

  • Sean Fries
    Sean Fries5 orë më parë

    But Godfrey was what being a patriotic American is all about.

  • Chauncey Chappelle
    Chauncey Chappelle20 orë më parë

    That is one of the best Soldier Stories I ever heard.

  • Jerry & Kristonya Cooper
    Jerry & Kristonya CooperDitë më parë

    So glad this car was never ruined through the years. SWEET RIDE

  • Eureka SevenWAVE
    Eureka SevenWAVEDitë më parë

    Is it just me seeing things, or does it look like, now, that the Challenger is sort of bottom-heavy, almost sagging in the end? It might just be the angle, or a modification since this was a street racer, but in some angles it looks perfectly level and others it looks slanted downwards.

  • TheKos7900
    TheKos7900Ditë më parë

    damn this story got me in the end for sure dont give away my car easy OG.

  • R. M. P.
    R. M. P.Ditë më parë

    only two mins in, it's already awesome

  • Dream Demon
    Dream DemonDitë më parë

    Glad to see it stay in the family. Good man.

  • Ayodele Afolabi
    Ayodele Afolabi2 ditë më parë

    This is a movie

  • Alex Battenfield
    Alex Battenfield2 ditë më parë

    This here needs to be a movie!

  • JohnMcNece
    JohnMcNece2 ditë më parë

    Well, add my tears.

  • Art Villarreal
    Art Villarreal3 ditë më parë

    I just wanted to see a cool vid about my favorite car. Didn't expect to get an epic story that would make me a lil misty. I'm going to go hug my Chally now. Awesome story.

  • Ron Corbett
    Ron Corbett3 ditë më parë

    It made me cry, lost my Dad a couple of years ago...absolutely a must watch. This story is so compelling and heart warming, I would recommend it to any parent, and Fathers Day is coming up....beautiful story!!!

  • say ten
    say ten3 ditë më parë

    chaos video

  • Johnny Dangerously
    Johnny Dangerously3 ditë më parë

    We had some tough young crazy dudes named the Murray’s when I was a child . Their father bought one of those 426 cars for them . Man they drove it into the ground . Holey S that thing was way too fast !!!

  • M Murillo
    M Murillo4 ditë më parë

    What a great story.

  • Impeach Biden!
    Impeach Biden!4 ditë më parë

    American muscle cars from the late 60s and early 70s will never go out of style.

  • Colton Paxton
    Colton Paxton5 ditë më parë

    The married weapon rapidly choke because test comparatively fail barring a illegal digestion. funny, psychedelic society

  • Edwin Adela
    Edwin Adela5 ditë më parë

    Black Vin diesel is not a myth,

  • Hallie Jean
    Hallie Jean5 ditë më parë

    What an incredible story of a wonderful family bonded by their love of this impressive car! Loved this video. Thank you for sharing!

  • Castorena32
    Castorena327 ditë më parë

    This video just made me tear of joy the love of a father is FOREVER Long Live The Black Ghost

    NIKO JEFE7 ditë më parë

    They need to make movies about this can make good master piece

  • Getting better at gaming

    Getting better at gaming

    6 ditë më parë

    The question is, will they stay true to the story?

  • James Willette
    James Willette7 ditë më parë

    I love the car keep it original

  • drummerfish
    drummerfish7 ditë më parë

    wow, what a story. this is what reality tv should be like.

  • Anthony Golden
    Anthony Golden8 ditë më parë

    Thank you for sharing this mans great story

  • seth r
    seth r9 ditë më parë

    A car guy is a car guy for a reason everyone just remember this please

  • Martin D
    Martin D9 ditë më parë

    Tesla enters the room

  • BryceAWD
    BryceAWD9 ditë më parë

    What an amazing story, of an amazing man, and an amazing piece of history.

  • Jeff Helm
    Jeff Helm10 ditë më parë

    Within two years I had two police reports where she had left them. A year later she gave them to me 100%. It's sad how the women work the courts

  • Dan Roux
    Dan Roux10 ditë më parë

    Wonderful people, great car, touching story.

  • Darren Fuerst
    Darren Fuerst10 ditë më parë

    Man my feels that things a legend and that story is beautiful rip to the Zulu warrior.

  • PearsonTHEgreat1
    PearsonTHEgreat111 ditë më parë

    For me it’s not the car it’s the story it tells and what journeys the owners had with it

  • net-rioter
    net-rioter12 ditë më parë

    This car sucks...sorry. My 71 Dodge Adventurer pickup can destroy this..factory. And I had a truck 383. YOURE A GOOF BUDDY

  • Craig Mac Mad Props Fabrications
    Craig Mac Mad Props Fabrications13 ditë më parë

    The $100 bill lesson lasted.

  • nUttyAzfuK
    nUttyAzfuK13 ditë më parë


  • da1ve468 low e.t.'s
    da1ve468 low e.t.'s14 ditë më parë

    13:51 "Overhead counsel"... 😆 CONSOLE, not "counsel". Maybe I'm just O.C.D., but I hear that at endless car shows, and it's a huge pet peeve of mine.

  • da1ve468 low e.t.'s
    da1ve468 low e.t.'s14 ditë më parë

    Nobody around Detroit back then had a built street car that could beat the stock Hemi Challengers quarter mile time of mid 13 seconds?? I find that hard to believe. The Hemi Challenger wasn't a slouch, by any means, but a 13 second car isn't a very fast street race car. Even in the 70's street drag cars were faster than that.

  • Robert Phelan
    Robert Phelan14 ditë më parë

    Please never sell, it's so rare to find a can as rare, with such a story. Not about how much we can make, but preserve. God bless you and your family.

  • Will Conrad
    Will Conrad14 ditë më parë

    This is amazing story. Should be made into a movie.

  • kevin perring
    kevin perring14 ditë më parë

    You had me in tears god bless you and your family

  • paul vandenboom
    paul vandenboom15 ditë më parë

    Thats funny at 10:45 when the guy says "im not gonna lie it hurt chevy to not have a car with a hemi". GM sold twice as many cars as mopar, and they didn't even sponsor a team in nascar. Good Documentary though.

  • Mike Ruiz
    Mike Ruiz15 ditë më parë

    Is ok but still my favorite muscle car is a Porsche 928 . the only sport car in the World that have ever won car of the year. And 1986 record fastest production car in the World .. That is history.

  • asoom
    asoom15 ditë më parë

    shame Detroit doesn't match the prestige of the Era of this car

  • eric keown
    eric keown16 ditë më parë

    Fantastic story

  • John Havens
    John Havens16 ditë më parë

    What a great story! I love car people and this is just another reason why.

  • Paul Rossi
    Paul Rossi16 ditë më parë

    that is the best story ive heard about my favorite car ever. Ive been in love with the 70 challenger since i wa a kid. and now i love it even more .

  • jackie smith
    jackie smith17 ditë më parë

    I love that u hold on thats a beautiful car I can go on all the cars my dad had hold it my pop will be 69 this year

  • Scott Gillard
    Scott Gillard17 ditë më parë

    Had a 70 Challenger not a Hemi, Got memories. None that compare great story. Keep the legend going God bless!

  • Lucifer
    Lucifer17 ditë më parë

    Those this dude have an insta or shit like that?

  • Aidan-David Mullins
    Aidan-David Mullins17 ditë më parë

    I started watching this documentary and was so excited and I ended up in tears by the end of it. Legend of a car, legend of a man, legend of family. Love to see it.

  • Cody Frasier
    Cody Frasier17 ditë më parë

    I’ve heard stories about this car living in Nebraska. Crazy!

  • C J
    C J18 ditë më parë

    Pink Floyd Breathe wasnt out in 70 .... just throwing it tout there. They hit their BIG stride in 74 or 75.

  • Mark Neubauer
    Mark Neubauer19 ditë më parë

    This is a very very good story.

  • Shawn Hill
    Shawn Hill19 ditë më parë

    I wish they would make a movie

  • Naresh Ramlakhan
    Naresh Ramlakhan19 ditë më parë

    great story

  • Hvac Rick
    Hvac Rick19 ditë më parë

    Awesome just Awesome, thank you for sharing your story. I've been a Dodge guy my whole life, never been able to get Hemi but maybe someday before I'm gone it could happen. MOPA or no Car, or the way we say it in Boston Cah.. Absolutely love it!!!

  • Bill Smith
    Bill Smith20 ditë më parë

    I can't believe how much I like the top! I never would have guessed that I'd like a vinyl top.

  • Chad Walker Gay
    Chad Walker Gay20 ditë më parë

    Very touching story! Thank you for sharing!!

  • Jack the Aviator
    Jack the Aviator20 ditë më parë

    I met SFC Qualls many years ago, when I was still in the Army, and I went to talk to some kids in Detroit. Over the course of a dinner, he made an impression on me that has lasted 20 years. I had no idea he was such a legend in the car community. Thx for keeping her on the road and in the family.

  • Mark Williams
    Mark Williams20 ditë më parë

    Lived in detroit. Loved it! 69 road runner.413 wedge.tri power. 410 dana.

  • Bob Mal
    Bob Mal21 ditë më parë

    Godfrey Qualls….a true American hero. Thanks for this story.

  • Luke Ryan
    Luke Ryan21 ditë më parë

    LIving across the border... In Windsor, Onario... Growing up Ive always watched the cars going by for woodward dream cruse, and acted just like the little boy in this video! i hope to do something just like this as i grow up! with a challenger aswell! tears to my eyes! great video! Rest In Peace, and love too the family!

  • andrew kruth
    andrew kruth21 ditë më parë

    And this type of car that does 13 mpg, is why the USA has to make sure it dominates the world in order to secure massive amounts of foreign oil. btw, the oil is non renewable, and so we are in big trouble when it gets harder to secure enough.

  • ConGie
    ConGie21 ditë më parë

    Wow, didn't think I'd be crying today.

  • John Meadows
    John Meadows21 ditë më parë

    Wonderful story! Thank you for sharing this with everyone.

  • Suavey Styles
    Suavey Styles21 ditë më parë

    God Bless you all...Salute to all the car fanatics, family, friends. Amazing video!!!

  • Suavey Styles
    Suavey Styles21 ditë më parë

    Black Power!!!

  • Suavey Styles
    Suavey Styles21 ditë më parë


  • Kevin Maharaj
    Kevin Maharaj22 ditë më parë

    Man this made me cry.i figured out why it was a ghost when his wife said.u wouldnt exspect that he luv drag racing being a cop.and it hit me boommm.dont kno who driving just kno he wanna race.line and and go.and wouldnt see it again

  • Shredder74
    Shredder7422 ditë më parë

    Very nice Life story

  • Sargon Oshana
    Sargon Oshana23 ditë më parë

    You have to do that hundred dollar bill trick with your son that is a must

  • Sargon Oshana
    Sargon Oshana23 ditë më parë

    You can never sell this car.god forbid if your ever desperate for money then he would want you to

  • Sargon Oshana
    Sargon Oshana23 ditë më parë

    R.I.P. GQ 🙏🏻

  • Sargon Oshana
    Sargon Oshana23 ditë më parë

    Amazing man he put his family first when the time came

  • Sargon Oshana
    Sargon Oshana23 ditë më parë

    If you can grab the hundred dollar bill it’s yours. How fuckin original is that. Awesome 👏🏽

  • Lucas Chen
    Lucas Chen23 ditë më parë

    The invincible apple analytically help because glockenspiel acromegaly carve on a lacking inventory. joyous, abaft experience

  • Zundfolge1432
    Zundfolge143223 ditë më parë

    I coiuld listen to this video of past remminissin all day!!!!

  • Alessio Sa
    Alessio Sa23 ditë më parë

    The ghost of GQ still lives in this car. He was the car

  • Jeremy Brix
    Jeremy Brix24 ditë më parë

    Cars. My grandfather's Chryslers. My dad changing the points on my 68 Dodge. The look on my son's face when my car fires in the garage and things fall off the walls. The same look that kid in the video had. Getting my teething daughter to sleep by going for a drive when nothing else worked. Cars. For some of us, they're family. No, it's not for sale. Would you sell your mother? Great back story. A street racing cop in the motor city. That's what movies are made of. Thanks for sharing it .

  • Alfredo Zamora
    Alfredo Zamora24 ditë më parë

    I'm not are.

  • rob Tiger
    rob Tiger24 ditë më parë

    I guess it never came across the 1970 GS stage one because the ghost would’ve disappeared

  • Harles5000 Chembetrayals
    Harles5000 Chembetrayals24 ditë më parë

    Man those Dodge seat covers, we had them in my Mom’s 1965 Belvedere!

  • Harles5000 Chembetrayals
    Harles5000 Chembetrayals24 ditë më parë

    Godfrey sounded like a man of God and a Patriot who valued freedom! So he was aptly named!

  • Harles5000 Chembetrayals
    Harles5000 Chembetrayals24 ditë më parë

    Man you had a Mustang bike like me, mine was burgundy!

  • Harles5000 Chembetrayals
    Harles5000 Chembetrayals24 ditë më parë

    That’s a sweet car, “The Black Ghost!”, nice!

  • Sneaky Thefty Jaunty Goggles
    Sneaky Thefty Jaunty Goggles24 ditë më parë

    Is this a reupload? I could have sworn I watched this on YT a few years ago lol

  • William H.
    William H.25 ditë më parë

    Great story, a movie would be great... OG respect..

  • Lamb Chop
    Lamb Chop25 ditë më parë

    Who’s cutting onions?!

  • Jayden Hamera
    Jayden Hamera25 ditë më parë

    yet dominic torreto had to tune his 1970 dodge chager R/T

  • Jayden Hamera
    Jayden Hamera25 ditë më parë

    see theres dod 313 and last but not least wadup do

  • Jayden Hamera
    Jayden Hamera25 ditë më parë

    charelston,st and heres how i will prove i was born in detroit

  • Jayden Hamera
    Jayden Hamera25 ditë më parë

    i was born in detroit

  • Jayden Hamera
    Jayden Hamera25 ditë më parë

    1970 dodge challenger fast and sleek i bet that car had a v8 engine

  • chad haire
    chad haire25 ditë më parë

    Might make a good movie here, but still not a documentary---....too much BS here....and the REAL horsepower of the 426 was 350 net installed in the car, NOT 425 hp--that was what it put out on a bench.....a 2021 Challenger with base 5.7 V8 puts out more at 375 net.....

  • Greg L
    Greg L25 ditë më parë

    I wish me, and my father had a relationship like this.

  • RealLifeChannel
    RealLifeChannel25 ditë më parë

    Damn only the real car people will cry watching this

  • john mitchell
    john mitchell26 ditë më parë

    Definitely gotta see a movie on this story soon

  • Charles White64
    Charles White6426 ditë më parë

    Incredible Story! Thank You For You Service GQ💜🇺🇸 _Never Restore That Priceless American Legend! Every Scratch Dent and Any Imperfection Is What Makes It Most Perfect! Thank You For This Amazing Journey!🇺🇸

  • Ave Maria Florida Homes
    Ave Maria Florida Homes26 ditë më parë

    Much respect to you, your Father, and your entire Family, Stumbled onto the video. Great Story, Great Car, God Bless, Semper Fi.

  • Sam G
    Sam G26 ditë më parë

    I have to say this hit me square in the chest when he gives his son the map. Dec 21 2015 was ten days after I got my 2015 Dodge Charger SE and that Christmas I went on my first Christmas drive in my first MOPAR. The story is amazing, a man and his car and his legacy with it. I’ll admit I cried at the map part because I was waiting to hear what happened to Godfrey. But this was a great watch

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