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"Ding-Dong Daddy" Dowd established himself in the hot rod circuit with his Demon Dragster – a modified t-bucket Hot Rod.

Before long however, he decided to use his knowledge of auto mechanics as the backbone of a criminal gang. He set himself up in a small bike shop where he began construction of several customized vehicles designed to aid him in his underworld exploits.

Dowd came to the town of Harrison where he began a recruitment drive for his hot rod gang. He scouted out the area surrounding Harrison High School and succeeded in seducing several high school drop-outs into joining his gang.

Meanwhile, the Presidential Commission on Education called upon the Teen Titans to investigate the increasing drop-out rate among students in the Harrison area. After investigating the high schools, they learned of Dowd's operation and embarked upon a plan to bring him down. They disguised themselves as drop-outs and convinced Ding-Dong to let them join his gang. Before long however, the Titans exposed his criminal exploits and Dowd was arrested.



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