Dodge Charger Dukes Hemi

Written on September 4, 2009 – 5:44 pm | by thrandur |

Dodge Charger Duke and the Hemi (The General Lee) Most of the baby boomers and a few younger ones remember when the Dukes of Hazards raced across our TV screen in their 1969, Dodge Charger, the General Lee. It was a classy looking muscle car with a powerful engine and a sporty look. No one […]

Chrysler Saratoga Hardtop Hemi

Written on August 31, 2009 – 8:51 pm | by thrandur |

Like classic rides? Back in the day, automobiles were all about engine size, horsepower, and how fast that car could get up and go. The bigger the vehicle, the better – there was no conscience for fuel consumption here. In 1939, the first Chrysler Saratoga was introduced by Chrysler Corporation as their least expensive full-sized […]

Dodge Challenger R/T 426 Hot Rod Hemi

Written on August 31, 2009 – 3:02 pm | by thrandur |

In the 1970’s, muscle cars were at the height of their popularity and just about every automobile manufacturer produced some type of hot rod to keep up with the demand. There were several models of the Challenger made between 1970-1974, but the Challenger with the Hemi 426 is without a doubt the most highly sought […]

Hot Rod Hemi

Written on August 26, 2009 – 10:40 pm | by thrandur |

True Muscle Car Power At Its Finest There’s nothing like gut wrenching pure unadulterated horse power. The engine that comes to my mind when you talk about pure horse power is the 426 Hemi. Produced with heads, that had hemispherical combustion chambers and a set of valves sitting at a 58-degree angle, on top of […]

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Chysler New Yorker Hot Rod

Written on August 25, 2009 – 11:35 am | by thrandur |

Every car guy knows full well that when it comes to performance engines, the Hemi is king. Richard Petty became “the king” of NASCAR driving with a Hemi under the hood. The Hemi was even banned from NASCAR in 1965 after its highly successful first season in stock car racing. Hemi motors have been blowing […]

Chrysler New Yorker Sedan Hemi

Written on August 25, 2009 – 11:27 am | by thrandur |

The Chrysler New Yorker Sedan was very popular when the car was first on the market in the early 1950’s. The cars boxy lines as well as the new V8 Hemi made it a must have. In the 1951 to 1954 Chrysler New Yorker Sedans there was a great need for a fast car with […]

Dodge Charger Hot Rod Hemi 426

Written on August 25, 2009 – 11:17 am | by thrandur |

When you think of America’s glory days what comes to mind? The first thing that pops in my head is the 1966 Dodge Charger, a true classic muscle car, and personally, one of my favorites. The standard engine in the ’66 Dodge Charger was the 383 cubic inch, 325-horsepower V-8. There are a lot of […]

Ford 5-Window Coupe

Written on August 25, 2009 – 10:53 am | by thrandur |

Hitting the road in a Ford 1932 5-window coupe There was a satisfyingly throaty roar from the engine as I eased out onto the open road; test driving the Ford 1932 was a thrill I’ll not soon forget. Anyone who watched the classic ZZ Top video clip with envy, (Not the same car, but a […]

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