Arrington Performance has been building and modifying Hemi engines since the beginning. We specialize in applying our winning NASCAR racing technology to power up your street car.
Arrington has been building and modifying Hemi engines since the beginning. We specialize in applying our winning NASCAR racing technology to power up your street car. Not only do we supply the hard-to-find MOPAR parts that you need, but you can also choose from exclusive “signature” performance parts developed by Arrington R&D. You can even spec your dream machine, and have us build, install and test it just for you.
The Martinsville, Virginia based company with over 30 years of racing experience now offers street-legal HEMI engines, producing up to 600 horsepower using NASCAR-proven technology and assembly. Engines such as a new HEMI 426 & 440 are available on Arrington’s site, www.shopHEMI.com.
Arrington Engines was originally established to build high-performance cars for professional NASCAR and NHRA race teams. The most demanding drivers have turned to us, including Penske, Petty, and Ganassi. Once the word hit the streets that demanding drivers were turning to Arrington Engines to build their race cars and their personal cars too, word about our stroked HEMI engines and custom performance parts started to travel. Arrington is continuously introducing innovative new applications for late model American muscle cars, classics and hot rods.
The company operates from a 105,000 sq. foot facility that houses the finest race engine development, manufacturing and testing program in the business as well as the cutting edge ShopAmericanMuscle.com family of performance parts websites and their staff.
Our team of race-seasoned engine builders, tuners, machinists and dyno operators is second to none in racing. We are a key Research and Development arm of Dodge Motorsports, and the winner of many Dodge Manufacturing Awards, as well as multiple winners of the Craftsman Truck Series Manufacturers Award and the Engine Builders Award.
Stock car racing took a sharp turn for the faster in the ‘60s when Richard Petty and his pal Buddy Arrington began driving cars powered by a hemispherical combustion chamber engine, AKA “HEMI engines.” In 1964, Richard and his Plymouth won the first of what would become a record-setting 7 Daytona 500s.
Buddy’s son tinkered and toiled to squeeze ever more power out of these machines. It wasn’t long before anybody could buy a Hemi engine but the trick for the track was making our engines better and faster than theirs. Winning race drivers know that their under-the-hood power is part science and part art. It was here in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains that the power to win became an art form. Today our staff is still made up of race seasoned Hemi engine experts, engineers and builders and they are still the best in the business.