Synopses & Reviews
Take a high-octane tour through the design, development and muscle cars behind the greatest V-8 in Detroit history. Fire-breathing Mopars come roaring to life--from the 1951 Chrysler Saratoga through the muscle cars of the 1960s and ‘70s right up to the newest Hemis in Dodge's line of cars and pickups. Packed with facts and fascinating details, the book features cutaways of the most collectible Hemi-powered cars in history, as well as a look at Hemi clones and racecars. From the Hemi’s high-powered past to its scorching present, from its greatest racetrack feats to high-performance street achievements, this full-color, full-throttle history truly conveys the power of the ultimate American V-8.
The full story of the greatest performance V-8 in Detroit history, packed with facts, details, and pictures of Hemis from the '50s right up to today's hottest models.
Chrysler's Hemi is one of the most revered engines in automotive history. Since its introduction in 1951, the Hemi has cast a spell on its owners and fans. Over five decades of production, the Hemi has moved from strength to strength and continues to be the engine of choice for muscle cars everywhere.
Hemi: The Ultimate American V-8 takes you through the evolution of the Hemi, from its initial development through its first installment into Chrysler's cas, to its heyday in the popular muscle cars of the 1960's and 1970's. Robert Genat’s vivid photographs bring these engines and the cars that housed them racing to life. Chock full of facts and fascinating details on this remarkable engine and the muscle cars it powered: Charger, Road Runner, Superbird, Challenger, Barracuda, Super Bee and the rest.
About the Author
Robert Genat is an accomplished author and photographer who has written 25 books for MBI Publishing. A self-proclaimed “gearhead,” Robert has restored two classic cars in the last 10 years (one of which was featured in a nationally syndicated television show), and has recently completed a chopped ’32 five-window coupe. He and his wife Robin own and operate ZoneFive Photo. Genat lives in Encinitas, California.Larry Edsall was snatched away from a career as a daily newspaper sports editor to join the staff of AutoWeek. He was managing editor for most of his 12 years at the nation's leading weekly automotive magazine. He moved to Phoenix late in 1999 to modernize one automotive website and then launched another, iZoom.com. Edsall also writes as a freelance contributor for daily newspapers and several automotive and lifestyle publications. His previous Motorbooks titles include Ford Racing Century: A Photographic History of Ford Motorsports (with Mike Teske), Ford GT: The Legend Comes to Life, Hummer H3, and Toyota FJ Cruiser.