Tag Archives: HEMI

What’s in a Name? Logos from Past and Present

Whats in a Name

 

Badges, scripts, emblems, logos…no matter what you call them, there’s plenty of mystique tied up in a vehicle’s nameplate.

 

When the Dodge brothers, Horace and John, built their first automobile back in 1914, their final touch was a small enamel badge on the radiator with their company logo: a circle with two interlocking triangles inside, one white and one black, forming a six-pointed star. Old school machinists, the brothers were fiercely proud of their work and the emblem was their badge of honor.

 

Through nearly 100 years of Dodge…

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What’s in a Name? Logos from Past and Present

Road Trip with Steve Visits Mopar® in the Park | Great Lakes – Farmington, MN

Road Trip with Steve Visits Mopar® in the Park

 

The first leg of the Dart Road Trip with Steve Magnante came to an end at Mopars in the Park, an all MOPAR® car show and swap meet in Farmington, MN. The show featured vehicles of all makes, models and years, including over 100 late-model Dodge Challengers. The swap meet was loaded with parts ready to be bolted onto project cars waiting in garages back home. There were even some vintage Dodge vehicles that were available for purchase.

 

A treat for…

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Road Trip with Steve Visits Mopar® in the Park | Great Lakes – Farmington, MN

Happy HEMI Day!

Hemi Day

 

It’s April 26, and you know what that means, Dodge fans: It’s National HEMI day. 4/26 = 426. Let’s celebrate!

 

The legendary 426 HEMI V8 was born back in late 1963 when Chrysler performance engineers, led by group manager Tom Hoover, decided to up the ante in NASCAR and on the drag strips, where the Dodge brand was already a top performer.

 

Starting with the sturdy block and reciprocating assembly from the winning 426-cubic-inch Max Wedge engine, Hoover and crew dusted off the hemispherical combustion chamber layout from the company’s previous 1951-1958…

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Happy HEMI Day!