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⛽ Happy Hemi Day!
That's the unofficial designation for April 26, at least among the "Mopar or no car" crowd.
It's a reference to the numerical version of the date, 4/26, which corresponds with the displacement of the 426 cubic-inch Hemi V8 of 1964-1971 that is affectionately known as "The Elephant."
The engine was one of the second generation of Chrysler Corporation V8s to feature a hemispherical combustion chamber and became a legend when it was banned from NASCAR after dominating its debut season.
Chrysler continued to develop it as a drag racing motor and launched a mass-market street version in 1966.
The 425 hp engine was available in several models, including the 1971 Plymouth Hemi 'Cuda Convertible, of which only 11 were made and just two sold in the U.S. with a 4-speed manual transmission. The only one of them that still exists with its original powertrain was auctioned in 2014 for $3.5 million.
The Hemi name was resurrected for a new generation of engines in 2003 and is still in use by Dodge and the Mopar parts division today.
In 2019, the automaker celebrated Hemi Day with the launch of a modern 1,000 hp supercharged 426 V8 called "The Hellephant" that's available for custom car builds for $29,995.

(y) The 2022 HTC Rally is starting to pan out!!!! It looks like Hot Springs, Arkansas, June 13-17, 2022 is going to be the winner. Check out the rally thread "Hemis in Hot Springs" for details and to sign up.
The rally is open to all HTC members and their guests. It is a family friendly event. The rally itself is no charge but each family is responsible for their own expenses: travel, hotel, food, activities, etc.

🎂 Happy Birthday to our HTC members celebrating their birthdays this week April 17-23rd!!

📣 Welcome to our newest HTC members:
TuckerPinkley - The proud owner of a 2004 1500 5.7 Hemi
Isaac P
god.self.mu6 - Comes to us from Minsk and has a 2004 Durango
Great to have everyone on board with our Hemi Family!!

If you have a prayer request please PM me or add it to this thread.

*Doc's mother - on-going health issues
*Rancher & Rancher's Lady (Doug and Mary) - health issues
*boedacres - Steve - health issues including diabetes
*SuperBee - John & his wife - health issues

Have a great week !!!!
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