Today is April 26th or 4/26, if you want to. Those are magic numbers for Mopar fans because the 426 is the same size as the Max Wedge that first appeared in 1963 and its half-head replacement in the middle of the 1964 model year.
The “Street Hemi” debuted in 1966 and quickly established itself as the unbeatable engine. The Street Hemi was expensive and had a mechanical presence few could match. In the last model year, 1971, the most desirable muscle car, the Plymouth ‘Cuda convertible with the letter R in number 5, was completed.th character of the VIN.
Of course, there were Hemi’s before the 426 because Chrysler started using hemispherical heads between 1951-58, but we remember the Generation II Hemi the most. In fact, the Hemi’s cache is so strong that Dodge introduced the III in 2003. generation Hemit.
Twenty years later, the Hemi seems to be on its way to giving way to electrification. Plenty of fans aren’t happy about the Hemi being put out to pasture. Frederick Scat PackKufleitner Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep/Ram, based in Boardman, Ohio, has been one of the most vocal critics of the move. Bob Frederick, known as “The Challenger Guy” is the premier supplier of Scat Pack and Hellcat Dodge models to A buyers, making it his mission to find the right muscle car or truck for you, regardless of availability or rarity. To solve this product design A PR nightmareFrederick evolved an online petition save the Hemi V8 for Dodge/SRT CEO Tim Kuniskis, Stellantis US Sales Manager Jeffrey Kommor and Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares. To wit:
HEMI is the magic at the heart of it all. Whether it’s a 9-year-old child or an 80-year-old man or woman, the first words out of their mouths when they come across one of our products is, “Does that thing have HEMI?”. Yes, it is THAT important and no other manufacturer has anything! A globalist agenda appears to be at work. It threatens our way of life and the globalists don’t understand us Americans and don’t seem to care. The importance of V8 engines to us Americans cannot be overstated and should never be understated. Sure, there may be some 4 or 6 “bang” with a revved-up turbo that can outrun many V8s, but nothing gets the adrenaline pumping through an American Car Guy or Car Girl like a roaring V8 engine!
Why is Dodge handing customers to Ford on a silver platter? We want the Hemis and we’re willing to pay for them! Frederick Scat Pack needs your help – make your voice heard and sign the petition at frederickscatpack.com join the growing number of enthusiasts who feel our streets need Hemis to survive.