Tag Archives: 426 hemi

Mopar HEMI® Challenge Will Thunder During the 2011 NHRA U.S. Nationals!

 

Once again a collection of wheel standing 1968 Super Stock HEMI Darts and Barracudas will assault the hallow grounds of Indianapolis Raceway Park during the 57th running of the Mac Tools U.S. Nationals. To sweeten the deal, Mopar will put a total $18,000 in prize money during this year’s event which is scheduled on September 1-2.

 

These purpose built “package cars” were the brainchild of Chrysler Race Engineers Tom Hoover and Dick Maxwell and represented the pinnacle of factory built race cars. The current crop of Challenger Drag…

Read More
Mopar HEMI® Challenge Will Thunder During the 2011 NHRA U.S. Nationals!

The History Of The One Lap

 
The 40th annual One Lap event is coming around corner. As we get ready for this grueling week long race, we’d thought it would be appropriate to look back on how this blend of man and machine trying to shrink time and distance came to be. For this, we need to step back in time to a different dimension and a different world.
 
The year was 1971, when Richard Nixon was president, the war in Vietnam was winding down and you could still purchase a brand new…

Read More
The History Of The One Lap

Happy 426 Day!


 
We noticed today’s date and thought how iconic three numbers in a certain order can be – 426.
 
In the world of engine displacement, 426 cubic-inches has had an illustrious past when the words “Max Wedge” and “HEMI®” followed these magical numbers. It was the arrival of 426 Max Wedge in 1963 that made our Dodge B-body (and Plymouth cousins) serious contenders at the drag strip. Fabled teams like the Ramchargers, Golden Commandos and many others won numerous events and buried many quarter-mile ET and MPH…

Read More
Happy 426 Day!