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HEMI Heritage

HEMI Heritage

The heart of the matter, 1962-1963

     The success of the 426 Hemi at the 1964 Daytona has been recounted many times. To get to the fabled February event in Florida, engineers at Chrysler doubled-down on time and effort to take the RB engine block design that been... more

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Geoff Stunkard - April 24, 2014 02:51 PM - Comments

Timeless Design

Timeless Design

1963 Studebaker Avanti

The Studebaker Avanti is considered by many as an example of an extraordinary American production car whose timeless design has influenced many other makes and continues to look contemporary these many years later.... more

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Bill Amantia - April 18, 2014 01:00 PM - Comments

Back in the Day

Back in the Day

Driving a Wedge into the Competition

      In the fall of 1965, I was a 20-year-old college student and selling cars for a local Dodge dealership. I was already a crazed car nut and street racer, driving a dual-quad, big block ’62 Dart convertible as daily... more

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Roger Johnson - April 17, 2014 03:12 PM - Comments

Mustang Family

Mustang Family

Committed to the Pony

     Family gatherings for one particular Texas family have long been a miniature version of a Mustang show. By last count, the members of the family have owned more than two dozen Mustangs. We’re talking everything from nearly... more

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Jakeb Miller - April 17, 2014 08:00 AM - Comments

Lee Iacocca

Lee Iacocca

Father of the Mustang

     Lido Anthony Iacocca is known as the “Father of the Mustang”. He joined Ford Motor Company in 1946 as a young engineer, but changed course and went into sales.... more

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Jim Smart - April 16, 2014 08:00 AM - Comments

50 Years of HEMI

50 Years of HEMI

1968: The Hemi Road Runner 

The real reason any car company would choose to go racing was to sell new cars. To justify building the Hemi as a production engine, Chrysler’s Product Planning guru Bob Rodger had estimated selling 4,000 examples a year. In 1967, fewer than 1,500... more

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Geoff Stunkard - March 31, 2014 07:47 AM - Comments

HEMI Heritage

HEMI Heritage

1966: Why Chrysler put a monster on the street

Over the years, a lot of has been written about the reasons for the Street Hemi being unleashed by Chrysler on the highways and boulevards of America in 1966. The most-oft cited reason was to return the engine to NASCAR, where it had been ruled ineligible... more

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Geoff Stunkard - March 03, 2014 08:08 AM - Comments

Back in the Day

Back in the Day

Mopar Memories

(Editor’s Note: Roger Johnson will be providing a Mopar-centric retrospective each month. The next installment will be seen on March 24)... more

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Roger Johnson - February 25, 2014 08:00 AM - Comments

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