Not everyone who tries to make the transition from racing to building and selling car parts does so successfully. It takes a mix of technical know-how and business savvy to pull it off.
by Paul Huizenga on August 29, 2013
In the quest to give you an insiders view of what is going on behind the doors of the best builders and suppliers we cornered Lingenfelter Performance Engineering’s Mike Copeland to see what’s new and upcoming with LPE. Check it out here!
by Paul Huizenga on July 10, 2013
Chevrolet’s Head of Consumer Affairs, James Bell, hit the automotive journalist talk circuit with a vengeance, and we had a chance to ask him some questions about the announcement of the Stingray’s estimated fuel economy, what the LT1 will mean for Chevy as a whole, and the future of the C7 Corvette.
by Dennis Pittsenbarger on May 29, 2013
With carbon fiber construction, LS7 power, and US design and construction, the Falcon F7 is a true American supercar on par with the best Europe has to offer. We got to spend some time with Falcon CEO Jeff Lemke and get the inside story behind this striking new exotic.
by Rick Seitz on May 14, 2013
Kurt Urban has been the go-to guy for some of the most prominent LS builds known to mankind. We recently got him to slow down just long enough to give us some insight into where he’s been, and where he’s going next…
by Dennis Pittsenbarger on April 11, 2013
The chief engineer of the 2014 Chevy Z/28 gives us a deep dive into the new car, how it came to life, and what you can expect to feel when you drive it. In this Five Questions session, Al Oppenheiser gives us the R&D details you won’t get anywhere else!
by Paul Lambert on January 2, 2013
Street racers are a segment of the hot rodding and automotive cultures that most of the rest of society would like to see disappear. However for those heavily involved in street racing, there’s more to it than a wicked burst of adrenaline…it is a way of life!
At 76 years-old, Vic Edelbrock Jr. shows no signs of calling it quits. Recently we got the opportunity to sit down and talk with Vic Jr. about the early days of Edelbrock, his father, and the current state of motorsports. Read the exclusive interview here.
Holley long ago established itself as a maker of popular carburetors, but they’ve also developed a number of great LS engine products. We interviewed the President of Holley, Tom Tomlinson, regarding their vast product offerings for the LS-series of engines and what future LS products Holley has up its sleeves.
Mickey Thompson has been leading that tire category for longer than we can remember, especially when it comes to the street/strip or heads-up drag racing, so we went to them (specifically, M/T’s Carl Robinson) to answer our Top Ten questions concerning drag slicks and radials. Here’s what they had to say.
by Jerry Roe on September 28, 2011
For Lou Gigliotti’s ’10 ZR1 second place is not an option. The test mule, LG Motorsports race car, and daily driver sees all sorts of punishment, but at this past 341 Spectre Hillclimb Challenge, the venerable blown ‘Vette put up one helluva fight and has the trophies and course records to prove it.
Bonneville: “The world’s fastest salt.” What better place to take a heavily modified LSX engine, run it flat out for several miles, and see what it’s really made of? That is just what Dave Kixmiller, has been doing for several years now with his impressive, record-setting LSX powered GMC Sonoma.
by Robert Kibbe on February 23, 2011
Paul “Scooter” Brothers is the President and co-founder of COMP Cams and chairman-elect of the SEMA board of directors. It turns out that the head honcho of COMP has quite a few racing stories that you’d never think a CEO of a major corporation would share, but we think you’ll find that Scooter is no ordinary CEO!
Bret Voelkel, founder and president of RideTech, didn’t have to look far to find inspiration to improve the hard-riding suspensions his contemporaries had grown uncomfortably accustomed to.
Few people are as familiar or as handy with LS engines as Horace Mast, the 27-year-old founder of Mast Motorsports. A self-described “engine guy,” Horace got his start tinkering diesel engines in an effort to get as much power as possible out of them.
by Tom Bobolts on June 16, 2010
PowerTV had the opportunity to sit down with Dr. Jamie Meyer, one of the managers with some serious input within GMPP, to ask him about GM Performance’s current and future LSX products and development.
The School of Automotive Machinists — also known as SAM, located in Houston, TX — is not only a place to learn about building performance engines, but also a place to learn what it takes to compete in heads up racing.
by Andrew Wolf on June 16, 2010
PowerTV spoke with Robin about his racing endeavors, the Camaro project car, and his experience at this past weekend’s inaugural Camaro5 event in Georgia.
Recently, I had the esteemed pleasure of chatting with Paul Major for a few minutes to complete our latest interview. Over the past year, I had seen Paul and his crew at the races several times, and did this interview – but never had the opportunity to actually meet him. This is his story.
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by Andrew Wolf on June 15, 2010
Undoubtedly, anyone who considers themselves a “car guy,” especially one with a love for big horsepower, is familiar with World Products. If not, you’ve seriously been barking up the wrong tree. World Products was formed in 1987 by noted engine builder Bill Mitchell Sr. in an effort to fill the performance void.