Yeah, It’s Got a Hemi!
Sep 12, 2020—Apr 25, 2021
Location: Throughout the Museum
Most people associate the word “Hemi” with Mopar/Chrysler vehicles; however, there are many more vehicles that have a “Hemi” engine that might surprise you!
The term “Hemi” refers to hemispherical combustion chambers – learn more about these robust engines and the vehicles they power at our “Yeah, It’s Got a Hemi!” Exhibit.
Tom Cotter Webcast
Tom Cotter joins us from North Carolina for a “live” webcast on March 27th, 2021. Be a part of it. Find out more.
Recently the Cars of Carlisle podcast crew enjoyed a behind-the-scenes tour of the “Yeah, It’s Got a Hemi!” exhibit with AACA Museum guest curator, Bill Sangrey. t’s understandable to associate “Hemi” with Mopars, but Bill discussed the chronological history of these unique engines and their innovative application in a wide variety of iconic vehicles. Through the podcast, discover how OEMs in six other countries besides the United States have designed car and motorcycle engines with hemispherical combustion chambers.
Ardun Hemi Webcast:
On February 20, 2021, EMMR Curator and racing champion Lynn Paxton discussed the Ardun Hemi and his conversations with Zora Arkus Duntov. If you didn’t have the opportunity to join us, you can view the recorded webcast here. Lynn covered many interesting topics related to the Ardun Hemi and his conversations with Zora Arkus Duntov. Some of the notable topics included
- Ties to Chevrolet, Chrysler, and other manufactures’ designs.
- Ardun Hemi conversion rarity
- Zora Arkus Duntov’s Ardun R&D on US dirt tracks
- Earliest Hemis
- The first Hemi win at Indy