Shop Tours


QA1 Open House: Cool Billet Parts, New Products, Secrets, And Smoke

QA1 held its annual open house and car show this past July, and this time we got to be a part of the party. There was plenty to see, and what open house/car show would be the same without a few burnouts? Read More


UMI Performance Shop Tour: How Suspension Parts Are Built

From CAD/CAM and product development through production, we tour UMI Performance to see how they build their musclecar suspension systems. Read More


Video: Behind the Scenes at SCT

No matter what you drive, SCT has a tuning solution for your car or truck. Here's an inside look at what makes the company tick. Read More


Concept One: Necessity Was The Mother Of Invention For Redd Brothers

For some of us, finding the right part means scouring the wrecking yards until we hit the jackpot. For Kevin and Randy Redd, they put their degrees together and created the parts they needed and created Concept One. Read More


Shop Tour: Team Z Motorsports Race Car and Parts Factory

Team Z Motorsports is known as one of the most prolific small-tire car chassis builders. They also build suspension parts and more. We go inside with Team Z's main man, Dave Zimmerman, on this exclusive shop tour. Read More


Shop Tour: Aerospace Components’ Florida Headquarters

Join us as we take a guided tour of Aerospace Components' Florida manufacturing facility, where their industry-renowned brake systems, vacuum pumps, and other components are made. Read More


Revving Up Auto Meter Gauges: An Inside Look At How They Are Made

Exactly how does the little red needle move towards the redline? There is more to a gauge than you might think. We explore the different styles and options available inside! Read More


Getting An LS Engine Wired With Howell EFI

Are you thinking about swapping an LS motor into your classic? Or doing any sort of GM motor swaps? Check out everything that you'll need to know and how Howell EFI has got you covered! Read More


Shop Tour: See How Probe Industries Manufactures Its Premium Pistons

Follow along and see how Probe Industries manufactures pistons in its Torrance, California, facility. The company offers two series of pistons, and both are fully machined to meet most engine builders' needs. Read More


Video: Hurst Manual Shifters For Improved Feel and Performance

There's a lot more to making a shifter than you think, and Hurst explains why cutting the top of your shifter isn't the best way to go about making a short-throw shifter. We toured Hurst recently, see more inside. Read More

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Shop Tour: From Shocks to Carbon Fiber Driveshafts At QA1

Check out this guided tour of QA1's massive facility in Lakeville, Minnesota, where company President Melissa Scoles walks us through their research and development processes and discusses product development. Read More


Video: B&M Ratcheting Automatic Shifters For Positive Shifts

If you've manually shifted a factory automatic transmission, you probably spent some time looking down at the shift lever. B&M builds a ratcheting shifter that lets you keep your eyes on the road. Read More


Video Tour: We Take A Look Behind The Welds At Flowmaster Mufflers

Flowmaster recently opened their doors to the nearly 160,000 square foot facility where they manufacture their mufflers and cat-back systems. It takes a lot of pride to produce 46,000 mufflers every month! Read More


Shop Tour: Bending Tubes And Making Power With Pertronix

Making a set of headers is a little bit more involved than bending tubes and welding them together. We toured Pertronix Performance to see what it takes to turn a tube into a set of quality headers. Read More


Inside Colorado’s Dragon Pro Street Engineering

Although the winter season means no racing and rarely driving your performance car here in Colorado, Dragon Pro Street Engineering, a local performance shop, is changing the idea of a miserable winter into an exciting time to modify cars for the good weather to come. But this isn’t just your ordinary shop... Read More

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Running the Gauntlet: GM’s Stringent Tests for Quality in Its Cars

Ever wondered what steps your Chevy goes through before you place yourself behind the wheel? Click here to see the great level of quality control that GM applies to all of its cars. Read More

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