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A Spring Fest Roundup of 5.7-Liter HEMI® Engine Cover Artwork

By Steve Magnante

 

Spring-Fest-9

 

 

The ninth annual Spring Festival of LXs is now over, and its 1,200-plus participants are — by now — back to work and getting set for next year’s event. I’m still amazed by the variety of modern Dodge LX-based cars that turned out. We saw 4-door Magnum wagons, 4-door Charger sedans and 2-door Challenger pony cars, most of which packed 5.7-liter HEMI® power beneath their sleek hoods.

 

Here’s the thing about the 5.7-liter HEMI — unless you’re talking about the just-released Shaker hood scoop option for Challengers, the 5.7…

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A Spring Fest Roundup of 5.7-Liter HEMI® Engine Cover Artwork

Looking Through the Rear View Mirror at the SEMA Show

SEMA Show History

 

As we prepare to hit the floor of the Las Vegas Convention Center for this year’s SEMA show, we wanted to look back on how this organization (originally known as the Speed Equipment Manufacturers Association) grew to become the biggest automotive trade show in the world. Formed in 1963, the SEMA organization consisted of pioneers in the high-performance parts business. To make SEMA more inclusive to accessory manufacturers and also to improve its image, SEMA changed its name in 1970 to the Specialty Equipment Market Association.
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Looking Through the Rear View Mirror at the SEMA Show

Watch SpeedFactory’s Charger Set a New Speed Record

Since we can all use a little Friday afternoon speed, check out this clip of SpeedFactory’s 426 Charger, with Eddie Rosa at the wheel, setting a new LX world record with a 9.45-second, 145 mph quarter-mile. SpeedFactory used an everyday 2006 Charger R/T — well, after they modified it with a 426 motor with a Vortech YSi centrifugal supercharger, and assorted other boosts. Thanks for helping us through Friday, guys!

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Watch SpeedFactory’s Charger Set a New Speed Record