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Special Product Line Celebrating 50th Anniversary of the Iconic GEN II 426 Race HEMI Available from Mopar


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AUBURN HILLS, MI--March 5, 2014: 2014 marks 50th anniversary of the introduction of the Gen II 426 Race HEMI® engine Mopar created an exclusive merchandise product line with items featuring 50th anniversary HEMI logo to celebrate the iconic engine More than 50 unique HEMI anniversary merchandise items available at WearMopar.com

With 2014 marking the 50th anniversary of the introduction of the iconic second generation (Gen II) 426 Race HEMI® engine to motorsports competition, Mopar, Chrysler Group LLC's service, parts and customer-care brand, has created a special product line of merchandise to help celebrate the milestone.

Mopar kicked off the year-long commemoration of the legendary engine in January with the unveiling of a 50th anniversary logo that incorporates an elephant in reference to the engine's moniker, earned from the powerplant's imposing size, strength, power and longevity. The logo also features the trademark HEMI-orange color that covered the engine and made it even more recognizable.

The new product line of more than 50 unique and exclusive items featuring the HEMI 50th anniversary logo is available to Mopar aficionados at WearMopar.com and includes merchandise such as clothing, decorative lighting, clocks, a pub table, stools and much more. All of the new HEMI 50th anniversary merchandise incorporates HEMI Orange through color blocking, stripes and other fashion forward applications.

"We have many unique items to give fans another way to join us in celebrating the revolutionary engine that inspired a long line of quality products in our brand's portfolio and became such a vital part of Mopar's heritage," said Tricia Hecker, Marketing Director - Mopar. "We're really happy with the variety and selection of items we are offering to true fans of the iconic HEMI."

These are some of the featured items in the new HEMI 50th merchandise line:

HEMI 50th Anniversary Neon Sign - $395.00 This neon sign comes in the shape of the 50th anniversary HEMI logo measuring 26 inches by 21 inches. The sign operates on regular 110-volt household current and is more efficient than incandescent bulbs and does not require any assembly or special wiring.

HEMI 50th Anniversary Medallion and Wooden Display Box - $83.95 This handcrafted, custom, commemorative HEMI 50th Anniversary Medallion epitomizes the tradition and legacy of the HEMI 426 engine. Made of heavy brass material, this special edition medallion measures 2.75 inches in diameter, has an antique finish with orange enamel and comes packaged in a cherry wood pocket box that will complement any enthusiast's display. The display box doubles as a stand.

Ladies Athena V-neck Tee Shirt - $26.95 This charcoal colored, soft, short-sleeve, V-neck fashion tee shirt was designed for women and features a specially created anniversary logo on the front and special trim detail on both sleeves. It is made of 65% polyester and 35% cotton with sizes ranging from small to double extra-large.

Exclusive HEMI 50th Anniversary Lightweight Pullover Hoody - $45.95 This unisex charcoal-colored HEMI Anniversary hoody is lightweight, made with a 65% polyester and 35% cotton blend, and features the special 50th Anniversary HEMI logo with exaggerated text on the chest and a vertical HEMI logo on the left sleeve. It is available in medium to double extra-large sizes.

Adult Color-block Pullover Hoody - $54.95 This upscale color-block HEMI hoody features a two-tone color combination of black and orange, along with the HEMI 50th Anniversary logo tastefully embroidered on the center chest. The contrasting, micro-mesh-lined, drawstring hood has black on the outside and orange on the inside. Made of 100% polyester tricot, it features a front media pocket and moisture evaporation and wicking properties, coupled with a smooth polyester surface that dries quickly to provide superior comfort and warmth. It is available in medium to double extra-large sizes.

Hemi 50th Anniversary Journal Book - $16.95 If you need to take notes, why not make them in a commemorative HEMI 50th Anniversary journal? Measuring 5" x 7", this 100-sheet book with wire binding features lined sheets and a die cut window in the front cover that allows the Anniversary logo to show through. The front and back covers are made from sturdy mesh board and sports an attractive repeating HEMI® script logo on a silver metallic-look background. Each inside page also has the HEMI® word on the lower corner.

Hemi 50th Anniversary 17" Wall Mirror - $72.00 A mirror is a handy item to have on the wall in an office, den or shop. Why not have one that features the 426 HEMI 50th Anniversary logo etched into the glass? With a black wood outer frame, this item measures 17 inches in diameter, and it will certainly become a treasured part of your decor! HEMI 50th Anniversary logo laser etched on front glass.

HEMI 50th Anniversary Men's Galeros Jacket - $51.95 This HEMI polyester knit jacket features a stand-up collar, contrast side insets, interior storm flap with chin guard, upper right chest zippered pocket, two side pockets and open cuffs and bottom hem. The HEMI 50th Anniversary logo is embroidered on the left chest. It is available in Saffron Orange/Charcoal and in medium to 3XL sizes.

A complete list of HEMI 50th anniversary merchandise offerings is available at WearMopar.