Synopses & Reviews
Muscle car mania abounds in this fabulous coffee table collection! Take this high-octane tour through the design, development and research involved in producing the greatest V-8 in Detroit history. Firebreathing Mopars race to life in Robert Genat's stunning color photographs. From the 1951 Chrysler Saratoga to the muscle cars of 1971, up through the new-for-2003 engine, the Hemi's greatest racetrack feats and achievements are brought vividly to life. Packed with facts, cutaways and fascinating details on the most collectible Hemi-powered cars in history. Charger, Road Runner, Superbird, Challenger, Barracuda, Super Bee and the rest are taken for test drives in this powerful look at the legendary Hemi V-8 and the cars it powered into the history books. Contains coverage of Hemi clone and racecars. This high-performance history will quicken the pulse of Hemi fans worldwide.
"Worthy of a place on your shelf...There are numerous engine close-ups showing well-detailed correct engine bays and engines. There are also many shots of engines which are perfect for the would-be Hemi restorer. ”
- Dynamic coverage of the all-conquering Chrysler Hemi V-8 engine- The legendary Hemi is the ultimate performance engine for the street, track and strip- Reintroduced at the 1964 Daytona 500 - Richard Petty's Hemi Plymouths dominated the competition for years- Factory Hemi super stock drag cars from 1968 are still winning and setting records today!- Variations of the Chrysler Hemi power virtually all Top Fuel and Funny Car dragsters
The ultimate Americam V-8, a must have addition to the muscle car fan's library.
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.