Hemi: A History of Chrysler's Iconic V-8 in Competition By Geoff Stunkard, CarTech Books
There are no more exciting words to the racing enthusiast and professional than "Hemi V-8."
When Chrysler originally dropped these engines onto the public, we're pretty sure the manufacturer had no idea how they would revolutionize the way engines were built and how professionals designed their competitive vehicles. The hemispherical combustion chamber has famously powered classics like the Superbird, the Charger and the Super Bee. It easily became the go-to for competitors that wanted to challenge NASCAR, NHRA and the streets.
Hemi: A History of Chrysler's Iconic V-8 in Competition embraces the greatest days of Hemi V-8 competition history, recognizing its beauty and how it became the most feared engine under any hood. If you're a fan of professional racing (and who isn't?), you're going to love this detailed review of the Hemi V-8's evolution and its cherished championships.
Starting with the first generation Hemi V-8 from the 1950s, this recounting of the Hemi V-8's history includes its domination of the likes of NASCAR and NHRA, the 426 Elephant engine, and how it ultimately became the supreme power tool in street racing, as well as its function in coveted vehicles like the Charger Daytona, Road Runner and the A-Bomb. You'll read about the classic races of Bobby Isaac, Richard Petty, David Pearson and Dick Landy, and the part the Hemi-V8 played in their victories. This Hemi V-8 competition history even covers the brief period of when and why the engine was banned from professional racing in the mid-1960s.
This one should be on the bookshelf of every car lover and racing enthusiast. From the big challenges to the almost obsessive detail that went into the original engine's design, accompanied by captioned photographs, this tome chronicles an exciting piece of history in page turning fashion. Whether reliving the glory days or discovering these events for the first time, you are going to love this book!
Author Geoff Stunkard is a seasoned journalist and publisher that's specializes in material about racing and Chrysler vehicles. He's a former editor of Mopar Enthusiast and, quite obviously, he is a devoted follower of Hemi V-8 competition history. Hemi: A History of Chrysler's Iconic V-8 in Competition shares both Stunkard's in-depth knowledge and passion for the subject.
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ISBN-10: 1613251882 | ISBN-13: 9781613251881 | CarTech Books CT537