“Hemi Performance,” a name that has become known by all
Chrysler owners, restorers and enthusiasts around Australia and even to some a
A name that has forged a reputation for being the best, the best in quality,
the best in advice and the best on price.
“Hemi Performance,” a name that is and always will be the best choice for all
your Chrysler needs.
Now this is known by many, but what is not known by most is the real behind
the scenes world of Hemi Performance.
As a progressive company, Hemi Performance has evolved, changed and grown over
the past 30 years.
Today the largest range of Chrysler parts in the country are but a click or call
Hemi Performance began with a simple purpose, a purpose that is now over
shadowed by a desire to become something greater.
Hemi Performance was born in a world all but forgotten; a world that was a much
Chrysler had just left our small island, leaving the owners of Chrysler vehicles
with little to no future support.
Bill Shaw had since left his position at Clark Chrysler, Australia’s largest
dealership, armed with experience and backed by a natural talent for all things
Having already completed his time as a motor mechanic, Bill owned an exclusive
Paint & Panel and Engine Building shop catering for only premium clientele.
He specialized in a unique “metal flake” spray painting technique and the
building of hi-performance Hemi 6 engines… With that said, Bill had no need to
explore any other business ventures.
But as all great things, Hemi Performance was born in passion, Bill’s
With a love for owning and driving beautiful and powerful cars, his passion for
Chryslers drove him to continue his involvement with all things Chrysler.
Within the street drag racing scene in Melbourne, engines built by Bill were
feared by many a V8 powered Ford or Chev owner and one fateful day a small
comment by a customer sparked what would become the best thing that has ever
happened for Chryslers’ in this country.
“With engines like that, you should call yourself HEMI PERFORMANCE!” he
And so began the wild roller coaster ride known as Hemi Performance.
Over the years HP has thrived and HP has also been on life support, but through
it all Bill has never put down the mantel he picked up when he choose to commit
business suicide and dedicate his life to the preservation of Chryslers’ in this
Now over 30 years have passed, and the continuous efforts by Bill have seen
countless products produced, reproduced or just simply saved from a slow death
rusting away in some landfill. Many people are blissfully unaware of the huge
time and money that HP has invested into the everyday parts required to keep
their Chrysler on the road. Even Bill’s own parents who were successful business
owners told him it was “a waste of time and money,” but like all good sons he
Today HP processes and ships more parts everyday than any other Chrysler
supplier in the country, hands down! HP ships most parcels via Australia Post
eParcel, this means the parcel is insured and traceable online, just one less
thing to stress about when shopping with us!
With the only comprehensive in-print dedicated Chrysler catalogue in the country
and the largest stock on the shelf, HP is committed to serving all Chrysler
owners with the best service around. So the next time you need a part, think
With your continued support HP will keep on investing into the future for all
By cutting out the “middle-man,” buying in bulk and keeping stock on the
shelf, Hemi Performance can offer you the best price every time!
If that weren’t enough, Hemi Performance also have a PRICEMATCH GUARANTEE!
That is, if you find the same stocked product cheaper elsewhere we won’t just
match it, we will BEAT IT by 5% and even deliver the part FREE! Now that’s
Hemi Performance, the best quality parts and the right advice, by 35
consecutive years of experience, not combined!