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,…

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Happy HEMI Day!

1915 Dodge Brothers Touring

When the Dodge Brothers, John and Horace, introduced their first car to the public in 1915, their company was already one of the largest and most experienced automakers in America.

 

In their giant plant in Hamtramck, Michigan, later to become known as Dodge Main, the Dodge Bros. built many of the components for Henry Ford’s Model T, becoming fabulously wealthy in the process. Deciding that both Ford and Dodge…

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1915 Dodge Brothers Touring

Dodge Brothers’ Innovative and Pioneering Spirit Lives On Today!

 

John and Horace Dodge were not just two brothers with a dream of starting their own car company, they also had a vision to be innovators within the industry. Their engineering and mechanical acumen was applied to the first vehicles that rolled off the Dodge Main Hamtramck assembly line back on November 14, 1914.

 

It wasn’t just the high quality of manufacturing, durability and toughness that brought consumers over to Dodge.  Technical breakthroughs such as electric self-starter motors and electrical lighting (unheard…

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Dodge Brothers’ Innovative and Pioneering Spirit Lives On Today!