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Delving Into the Hemi’s Origins

by David Zatz on

Hemi heads

The current Hemi has been quite popular, with its balance of fuel economy and power, good reliability, and low cost. However, the question sometimes comes up — who really invented the basic Hemi design? Allpar has delved into that question, going through Internet “common wisdom,” retired engineers’ thoughts, and more, to find the true origins of the Hemi (click for the full story).

David Zatz founded Allpar in 1998 (based on a site he had begun in 1993-94), after years of writing reviews for retail trades. He has been quoted by the New York Times, the Daily Telegraph, the Detroit News, and USA Today. Before making Allpar a full-time career, he was a consultant in organizational psychology. You can reach him by using our contact form (much preferred) or by calling (313) 766-2304


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