A Hemi for the Holidays

A Hemi for the Holidays

Xmas is rapid-approaching, and the past-moment purchasers are hitting their stride. Each store is packed. The roadways are much too. E-commerce is bustling, and the shipping and delivery trucks are hustling like the machines at Le Mans.

Very well, as you may possibly have imagined, I nevertheless have some searching to do. I haven’t checked every thing off my record, but I’m close. Whilst browsing yesterday, I arrived throughout a thing I just experienced to have.

It is a 1966 Hemi. Not just any motor, both. It is a comprehensive-race supercharged 426 created with the most effective of the best. We’re chatting 6-71 blower, Weiand travel, Hilborn bugcatcher, Vertex magneto, Crankshaft Co. crank—everything. It appears to be like all-the-entire world like the engines I set in 1/24-scale slingshots, Gassers and Altereds throughout Christmases of yesteryear. Feel it or not, this one particular has sat untouched given that the early 1970s.

Developed by Kirn Racing in St. Louis, the engine was at first slated to drop into Ed Fitzwilliams’ 1940 Chevy coupe. Rod & Custom documented the challenge in the May 1974 difficulty, but it seems as if the undertaking hardly ever arrived to fruition.

Though which is a shame, now is your prospect to get your self a Hemi for the Holiday seasons.

Merry Christmas and Delighted Holiday seasons, everyone. Hope you have a protected and calming weekend with spouse and children, pals and all those you care about most.

Joey Ukrop

Pics by Brent Crow