Garlits’ quest for 200mph on batteries takes temporary jolt

By Martha Maglone: Don Garlits’ quest for a 200mph quarter-mile record with a battery-powered twin-electric-motor dragster on April 17, 2015 at Bradenton, Florida failed. Though the Swamp Rat 37 recorded a speed of 176mph, it fell short of its earlier record run of 185.6mph when it was powered by... read more

Certified: California approves Motus MST/MSTR

By Bertie Scott Brown – Birmingham, Alabama: Motus motorcycles are now street-legal in all 50 states. On April 30, 2015, Motus Motorcycles was issued an Executive Order by the California Environmental Agency’s Air Resources Board (CARB) certifying all 2015 production Motus motorcycles as compliant with California emissions standards. A few days earlier,... read more

Winning: The racing life of Paul Newman

By Freddie Heaney: An 83-minute documentary “Winning: The Racing Life of Paul Newman,” premiered in Los Angeles recently and is scheduled for nationwide distribution at select theaters, starting May 22 in Indianapolis. All screening proceeds will be devoted to charity. CLICK HERE TO SEE THE FILM’S OFFICIAL TRAILER  Paul... read more

Clever new adjustable PCV valve–the first of its kind.

By Ben Mozart: What would you think of a simple, effective tuning device that also cleans the crankcase of a running engine? Bear Creek, PA: M/E Wagner has invented a dual-flow adjustable PCV valve. As implied the valve features two independent, adjustable circuits—an idle and a cruise. It was... read more

E-Force Supercharger systems: 2015 Corvette Stingray

By Martha Maglone: Torrance, California: Edelbrock has expanded its E-Force Stage 1 supercharger systems for the Corvette Stingray to include 2015 models. Stage 2 and Stage 3 systems are also offered for enthusiast’s seeking even more performance. E-Force supercharger systems incorporate the Eaton® Gen VI 2300 Twin Vortices Series... read more

AEM releases flex-fuel ethanol content sensor kits

By Martha Maglone: Hawthorne, CA: AEM has released two flex-fuel ethanol-content sensor kits, one with 3/8″ barbed adapter fittings (# 30-2200) the other with -6AN to 3/8″ adapter fittings (#30-2201). Not only do they measure a vehicle’s fuel-ethanol content percentage and fuel temperature but also users with programmable engine-management... read more

Why under-drive a pulley system?

By Martha Maglone: If under-driving a pulley system robs less power from the engine, why doesn’t Concept One do it? “We don’t under drive the pulley system,” says Concept One’s Kevin Redd, “because we are more concerned with driveability than saving a couple horsepower. When you under-drive the pulley system... read more

Obituary: Remembering Michael Giannone

By Victor Moore: Michael Giannone founder and owner of the respected competition connecting rod company MGP, died on March 11 following a short period of illness. He was just 60. Born in Los Angeles, California, Michael, an enlightened and refined man was formerly part of GRP but left to... read more

Dixon survived massive Top Fuel shunt

Larry Dixon’s recent spectacular crash during the NHRA Gator Nationals in Florida last month wasn’t his first encounter with a dragster falling apart. Though alarming he was fortunate his skyward wreck landed inside the track wall where it skidded to a halt and not in the unforgiving earth beyond... read more

Big-Block Chevrolet: World Product’s Merlin III Adds Deck Height

World Products American-made Merlin III cast-iron big block is now available with an extra .050″ of deck height. For the Chevrolet, this new feature allows greater versatility in selecting connecting rods and particularly in selecting pistons with additional compression height to keep the ring grooves and wrist pin bore... read more