The 2014 SEMA Show marks Hedman’s 60th Anniversary, and manufacturers like Hedman Hedders are gearing up to bring new products and amazing rides to this year’s show. We will also be taking this time to recognize our memorable past. This incredible milestone leads us to remember and honor, Bob Hedman’s, humble beginnings creating custom headers for fellow racers, including Wally Parks and his famous ’57 Savoy nicknamed “Suddenly”. Bob Hedman’s contribution to Suddenly would help Wally set a number of top speed records, like the one set in Daytona clocked at 166.893 mph.
In the past having a vehicle with a lowered stance meant either choosing a header that performed but was vulnerable to impacts or one that gave you adequate ground clearance at the expense of exhaust flow. With the increasing popularity of the Pro-Touring and Resto-Mod styles, enthusiasts need a header that can deliver both power and ground clearance. But where do you find a header that offers good exhaust flow without primaries that scrape on every speed bump? Enter the Hedman Pro-Touring Mid-Length Header.
The Hedman Headers Nostalgic Street Car Class lit up the Las Vegas Motor Speedway strip on September 5th – 7th,2014. The competition was stiff and the already blistering blacktop served as excellent proving grounds for the amazing rides of the Hedman class.
After a fierce round of qualifying, the drivers prepped their cars and buckled up for eliminations. Class veterans such as Steve Cox and Mike Nordahl put on an excellent show through the elimination rounds, but it was Jan Vanderpool and his Mustang that would leave Las Vegas victorious with the Wally. The final event of the NMCA West season takes place at Auto Club Dragway in Fontana, CA October 24-26, 2014, and four racers are still in the hunt for Hedman Hedders’ coveted Nostalgia Street Car Class Championship Trophy and Ring.
Have you ever dreamed of dropping modern V8 power into your old school muscle car? How about dropping a supercharged LS3 into a 1972 Nova? You may have thought about it, but Norm Brown took the bull by the horns and made it happen. This Nova underwent a serious transformation to become the mean 72 muscle machine that you see here. With the help of Hedman Husler LS-swap headers and engine mounts Norm gave his Nova one heck of a heart transplant.“Those headers don’t hit the steering box, and those mounts bolt right up to the Nova sub-frame,” Norm explains. Thanks to the superb fitment of the Hedman parts the swap was painless for Norm and his ride. Follow the jump to read more about this awesome build and to see how it all turned out. http://bit.ly/1tUnF5w
Fontana, CA –Alex Rogeo and her Liquid Glow Arrington MAHLE Champion Spark Plugs team fought rear suspension issues but managed to leave the Pacific Street Car Nationals Calvert Racing Summer Nationals still in first place in the championship points for the Street Muscle class and apparently still in second place in the Bracket-1 class. With only two races left in the 2014 series Alex is locked into a tight battle with Larry Pittenger, Nolan Brandt and just behind them Jason Hoorn in Street Muscle and she is only two rounds behind Dick Krieger in Bracket-1. Read the rest of this entry →
Las Vegas, NV – Alex Rogeo and her Liquid Glow shopHEMI MAHLE Champion Spark Plugs team overcame tire issues and made it to the semi-finals in the Street Muscle class of the Pacific Street Car Association’s MagnaFuel Las Vegas Nationals presented by Goodyear Racing today. With three races left in the 2014 series Alex extended her lead in the class and remains in the hunt in Bracket-1 by staying in the top three there. Read the rest of this entry →
The NMCA West’s third race of the season brought thunderous racing action to Fontana’s Auto Club Dragway this past weekend. The Hedman Headers Nostalgic Street Car Class saw an exciting group of 17 drivers make the cut for Sunday’s eliminations. After battling it out for qualifying spots, Matt Loutsenhizer and his Ford would take the number one seed heading into round one.