Tag Archives: 392

From Elephant to Hellcat: The evolution of the HEMI® engine range from 426 to 707

Few badges inspire as much lore as “HEMI®” V8. From its days stuffed inside a Dodge Coronet cruising Main Street in the glory days of the muscle car, the HEMI engine has thrilled generations with its power, torque and signature orange paint. But even though a HEMI engine of some form has been in production since the early ‘50s, its popularity didn’t really take off until 1964, when the 426 was unveiled. 
 

1968 426 HEMI V8 Cutaway 

The 426 HEMI V8 was not borne from the boulevard, it was a product of the…

Read More
From Elephant to Hellcat: The evolution of the HEMI® engine range from 426 to 707

The End Of The Road…For Now

 

When Scott and I were asked to develop an enthusiast-based tour featuring the 2011 Dodge Charger R/T and Dodge Challenger SRT8 392, we had no doubt it would be an amazing experience. Piloting two of the last true rear-wheel-drive, HEMI V8-powered American muscle cars across 8,000 miles of the good ol’ US of A, taking them to Dodge’s most devout fan-base was sure to be one helluva time. My trusty stead for the trip was the 2011 Dodge Charger R/T Max, loaded to the gills with…

Read More
The End Of The Road…For Now

And Then There Were Three

As stated previously, SMS Supercars was the last stop on the HEMI Highway Tour. And even though torrential rain had dashed much of our hopes for a huge finish in SoCal, we were astounded by the undying support of those who still showed up in defiance of Mother Nature. These Mopar Folk are absolute die hards, to say the very least.


Let me introduce you to three diehards from the newly formed West Coast Challenger crew: Greg Miller, Larry Corbett, and Terrence Wenner (pictured below left to right).

 
Read More

And Then There Were Three