RIP Mr Hoover, father of the Hemi

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  1. FreightTrain

    FreightTrain Comfortably Numb

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    This sux. We lost a real car guy yesterday:(
     
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    DAM... RIP
     
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    RIP Mr. Hoover. Met him about ten years ago in Columbus,OH at Mopar Nats. Really nice man!
     
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    This is sad news.
     
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    Sad news:(
     
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    Godspeed, Mr Hoover.

    April
     
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    april77 SRT Hellcat Moderator Staff Member Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member HCC Charter Member

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    Godspeed, Mr. Hoover!

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    I recently had the pleasure of meeting this brilliant man.
    He was part of a seminar/presentation held at the March Indy Cylinder Head Trade Show in Indianapolis.
    He was indeed the father of the Hemi, and was in charge of the development program at Chrysler.
    He told a story I will never forget.
    Mr. Hoover and his associates (The Ramchargers) installed a prototype 426 Street Hemi into Mrs. Hoover's 1965 Coronet station wagon to test reliability in everyday life.
    She used it for shopping, taking the kids to school, etc.
    As far as he knew, she was just logging miles on the wagon. Doing her part.
    Until she came home one evening and said: "I got another one of those Super Sport Chevelles tonight".
    LOL!
    Every time you step into your Hellcat's Hemi, remember Mr. Hoover.
    If it weren't for him, you may have never gotten the chance.
    Rest In Peace Mr. Tom.
    Thanks for everything.
     
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    Respects!!
     
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