July 14, 2004
DaimlerChrysler introduces web-site for Hemi enthusiasts
Auburn Hills, Michigan – In response to the popularity of the new Hemi engine, DaimlerChrysler has launched the official Hemi.com web-site for Hemi owners and enthusiasts worldwide.
Hemi.com is an interactive web-site that presents a historical timeline of the evolution of the Hemi engine, beginning with its inception back in the early 1950s. The development of the legendary 426 Hemi, which revolutionized NASCAR and NHRA racing (and was ultimately banned by NASCAR), is featured, along with the new generation 5.7 litre Hemi. In addition, Web surfers will find vintage photographs and biographical information featuring the people who were behind the engine.
“Hemi.com was created because of the Hemi loyalists around the globe,” said Ron McDaniel, Director of Advanced Service and Technical Information, Chrysler Group. “Interest in collectible muscle cars of the ’60s and ’70s is at an all-time high. We wanted to have a place where Hemi enthusiasts could get the official story of the Hemi, and a new generation of enthusiasts can find everything they want to know about the Hemi and have fun doing it.”
The racing destination within the site includes photos and biographical information featuring the drivers from the world of racing who made the Hemi synonymous with winning. The list includes racing legends Richard Petty, Buddy Baker, Don Garlits, Dick Landy and Sox & Martin.
For the history buff, the site contains vintage ads from the 1950s and ’60s, when Detroit muscle was king. For the more technically minded, Hemi.com contains specifications for the engines and provides graphic details of how these engines managed to produce such incredible power. Visitors to the site can also visit our multimedia section where they can download their favorite Hemi ads and wallpaper images.