Tag Archives: HEMI

Dodge Goes “Green”


 

If you’ve been reading the blog here at Red Letter Dodge, we truly hope that you have enjoyed the stories and pictures we captured on the HEMI Highway Tour. While it was just 40 days of activity, you may never have guessed that Heather and I had been building this adventure for nearly one full year.

In November 2009, I met Mark Mallie (then Challenger/Charger Brand Manager) and Eric Andrew for lunch. We deeply discussed steps forward in engaging Dodge customers on a more intimate…

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Dodge Goes “Green”

Squeeze the Citrus, And a Little Mopar Comes Out


 

Florida is appropriately called “The Sunshine State.” Let’s face it, they’ve earned it.

 

But Florida could be easily called “The Mopar State,” as well. No matter where we went, communities in Florida rolled out the red carpet for us and our two HEMI-powered cars. We couldn’t have felt more at home.

 

Tucked away in the small town of Inverness – about 90 minutes north of Tampa – we visited a group appropriately titled “Citrus Mopars.” Founded by Ken McNally and Mike Bonadonna, the club just got…

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Squeeze the Citrus, And a Little Mopar Comes Out

That ‘New’ 392 Hemi

 

The announcement that Dodge would be revisiting the legendary Hemi displacement of 392 inches for the 2011 Inaugural Edition Challenger reveals that the company is still well-coupled to its heritage. The engine would have to be special, as the original 392 was available only in the top of the line models for just two model years, 1957-58, and was the final revision of the engine architecture that had started in 1951 with the 331-inch Hemi. The 392 was a heavy-walled casting that was reserved solely for…

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That ‘New’ 392 Hemi