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Tom Hoover, “Father of the Hemi” Passes Away at 85

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Source: George Mattar for Hemmings

by Mariah Prescott
RacingJunk.com – Article published here

May 5, 2015

Tom Hoover, “Father of the Hemi” passed away on  April 30th at the age of 85 following a long-term illness. Born and raised just west of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, his father was an auto mechanic. After high school, he went on to pursue a degree at Juanita College in his hometown, but it was interrupted by the Korean War. Hoover served 19 months overseas with the National Guard. He returned to Juanita College and completed his bachelor’s degree in physics before completing a master’s from Penn State. In 1955, he started at Chrysler Corporation and received a second Master’s degree from the Chrysler institute in automotive engineering.

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This Day in Automotive History: First Mustang Introduced at World’s Fair

by Mariah Prescott
RacingJunk.com – Article published here

April 17, 2015

51 years ago, the Mustang came galloping on to the market. A few days before the cars went on sale across the country at dealerships, the 1964 ½ Ford Mustang made its debut at the World’s Fair in Queens, New York City. Lee Iacocca, the Vice President of Ford at the time, introduced the all-new “poor man’s Thunderbird” to the media inside the Ford Pavilion.

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Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles 2015

by Mariah Prescott
RacingJunk.com – Article published here

April 7, 2015

Every year since 1990, 300 women from all over the world head to Morocco to compete in the Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles. It is the only all women’s off-road rally in the world. Armed only with a compass and map, participants choose their own route to reach the finish line but must drive the shortest distance to win.

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A Pony with the Bite of a Snake – The Burnout

by Mariah Prescott
RacingJunk.com – Article published here

November 14, 2014

Good news, if the 435HP of your 2015 Mustang GT just isn’t enough, Ford Racing has unveiled a solution: Another 165 horses to give that pony the real power she needs. Last week at SEMA we got a look at just the exterior, but it’s what’s underneath that we’re interested in.

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