Hooker

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Hooker

Address

1801 Russellville Rd.

Bowling Green, Kentucky 42101 USA

Contact

(270) 782-2900

(888) 217-6114

About


In 1962 Gary Hooker designed a header for his new 409 Chevrolet. He immediately found a demand for this header from other racers in the area. It was not long before Gary had hired employees and was operating Hooker Headers out of a building in South Ontario, CA. The Hooker philosophy was simple - make real, useable power by balancing the intake and exhaust pressure waves. This efficiently expelled all the burnt gases while drawing in the maximum fresh charge of fuel and air. The Hooker team would sometimes spend twice as much time developing a header to find 10% better performance. Slogans such as "Hooker - When Only The Best Will Do" or Hooker Headers - Do It Right The 1st Time" were often used. In the late 1960s and throughout the 1970s Hooker dominated the drag race scene with nearly all NHRA® Pro Stock (Super Stock) racers winning with Hooker Headers. Famed racers such as Bill "Grumpy" Jenkins, Bob Glidden and Sox & Martin were regulars in Hooker publicity campaigns. Hooker straight-thru glass pack mufflers were also launched in the early '70s, known as the "Hookermuffler". In the 1970s and 80s, Hooker even dabbled in making such things as bicycles, skateboards, ski's, wheels, motorcycle parts, and fiberglass bolt-ons for trucks and vans, known as "California Glass". This branching led to more "non-race" header and exhaust applications for trucks, vans, motor homes, and economy cars. Hooker had headers for nearly anyone that could benefit from the mileage and performance improvements seen from un-corking your exhaust. Hooker also became famous for engine swap headers for those swapping a big block into a Vega, or maybe a small block Chevy into a Jeep. In the early '90s Hooker developed its Metallic Ceramic Thermal Barrier Coating as an optional finish on its headers. The heat displacement properties and additional life it adds to headers make it one of Hooker's most popular features still today. The '90s also saw the development of the Aerochamber Muffler; the most advanced muffler of its time. It is still the most advanced muffler on the market. Hooker still holds tight to the claim of the winningest header in drag racing history. Hooker still leads the way in design and technology with products like engine swap headers for putting a late model LS engine into early iron. And, Hooker still leads the way in coating processes with the recent introduction of "Darksides" black ceramic. The famous Hooker heart logo is among the most recognized in the performance aftermarket. It is a symbol of unmatched performance and quality. We hope you "Love Your Hooker Headers"!

Warranty Information


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Videos


2022 LS Fest Texas: Westen Champlin’s LS-Swapped “Marshmallow” Ford Ranger

2022 LS Fest Texas: Westen Champlin’s LS-Swapped “Marshmallow” Ford Ranger

Westen Champlin wasn’t just at the first LS Fest Texas because he was running the Redneck Science Burnout Contest…he brought a ride as well! His turbocharged Texas Speed-swapped Ford Ranger is aiming for a Lamborghini track kill…just not the LS-swapped Gallardo that showed up in Texas. That one has a bit too much sauce for him at the moment. But soon… •[...]

LS Fest East 2021: Impatient Creations’ 1950 Studebaker and 1959 Jaguar

LS Fest East 2021: Impatient Creations’ 1950 Studebaker and 1959 Jaguar

Impatient Creations brought out two absolutely gorgeous builds to LS Fest East in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Which is your favorite…the extremely rare 1950 Studebaker Starlight coupe or the well-aged 1959 Jaguar MK IX saloon? •www.holley.com/blog/post/ls_fest_east_2021_-_complete_coverage_of_the_mayhem_can_be_found_here_/[...]

LS Fest West 2022: Adrian Diaz’s ’56 Chevy

LS Fest West 2022: Adrian Diaz’s ’56 Chevy

Ever see a car just sitting and hope that one day you can be the one to put it back on the road? Adrian Diaz had been watching this 1956 Chevy sitting and after years of asking, rescued the car from it’s resting spot. Now packing LS power underneath that well-aged exterior, the Chevy has a new lease on life! • www.holley.com/blog/post/ls_fest_wes [...]

Installing A Hyperspark Ignition Master Kit

Installing A Hyperspark Ignition Master Kit

"Four wires to EFI”…that’s the beauty of the Holley Sniper Hyperspark Master Kits! We can tell you how easy it is to install one of these kits, but we’d rather show you! We have a Chevy 350 on a run stand and a timer running. From the initial battery disconnection to first fire, we’ll show you how easy it is to make the conversion to fuel injection! • [...]

LS Fest West 2022: “Rampy”, The Mid-Engined Corvair Rampside!

LS Fest West 2022: “Rampy”, The Mid-Engined Corvair Rampside!

Do you love a good “rescued from the junkyard” story? Wayne Dick knew about this 1962 Corvair 95 Rampside for years, but it took a bit of time before he managed to buy the truck, get it into Canada, and built into the wicked machine we saw in Las Vegas! • www.holley.com/blog/post/ls_fest_west_2022_ls3-swapped_1962_chevrolet_corvair_rampside/ [...]


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