4/26 — It’s National Hemi Day!

4/26 has been designated National Hemi Day to celebrate the 426 Hemi.

Today, April 26, is National Hemi Day!

Hemi aficionados have chosen 4-26 as the day to celebrate the 426 Hemi, but just about Chrysler-built Hemi engine is invited to this party.

You can head over to the Mopar Facebook page to catch up on all the day’s activities. Visitors can upload pics of themselves posing with their favorite Hemi, and the Mopar Twitter feed will feature Hemi facts and fun trivia. Mopar officials have also teased that they will release exclusive photos on Instagram.

Also, check out a great historical review of the 426 Hemi at Allpar that also includes links to other Hemi stories.

For its part of the celebration, EngineLabs sifted through the Chrysler archives to find its favorite Hemi-related photos and memories. You too can join in the celebration by posting pics or Hemi-related stories on the EngineLabs Facebook page. So, here’s a little trip down Mopar Memory Lane with the Hemi.

Some early Hemi renderings and photos.

The Mopar Hemi Challenge is a great race to see vintage Hemi racecars in action.

Here’s a great vintage ad for the Hemi.


Here’s a screenshot from www.hemi.com, which now links directly to the Mopar page.

Having fun with Hemis. Here's the famous Hemi Dog and a BBQ made to honor the Hemi.

Hemi Power (above and below) was a featured exhibition at the Walter P. Chrysler museum.


Hemi crate engines are hot sellers.

The modern Hemi.

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Mike Magda

Mike Magda is a veteran automotive writer with credits in publications such as Racecar Engineering, Hot Rod, Engine Technology International, Motor Trend, Automobile, Automotive Testing Technology and Professional Motorsport World. He was the editor of four national automotive magazines, including Chevy High Performance, and has authored hundreds of automotive technical briefings. In covering nearly every type of motorsport, Mike has collaborated with many of racing's top engine builders and factory engineers.
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