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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!

Tow in Comfort and Style with the Durango

 

The Dodge Durango is not just beautiful and luxurious. It’s a workhorsebest-in-class towing. That’s in both the V-6 and V-8 models:  up to 6,200 lbs. with the 3.6-liter, 290 hp Pentastar V-6 and up to a whopping 7,400 lbs. with the 5.7-liter, 390 hp HEMI V-8.

 

What is towing capacity, anyway? In basic terms, it’s a manufacturer-determined rating that indicates how heavy a trailer you can safely and reliably pull with a given vehicle. This value takes into account everything from engine output to braking reserve, so…

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Tow in Comfort and Style with the Durango

A 1970 Dodge Charger R/T Brought Me to the Brand

 
For some of us, becoming a Dodge fan wasn’t so much of a choice as it was an inherited trait. If you were born into a Mopar family, you know what we’re talking about. Maybe mom and dad had a Dodge in the driveway while you were growing up, or maybe it was an older brother or that cool uncle that introduced you to what it means to have a V8 under the hood. Kurt Balhorn knows all about having Mopar in his bloodstream. His father had both…

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A 1970 Dodge Charger R/T Brought Me to the Brand