Why we struggle: Surprise yourself by adopting the power of parallels

In John Pollock’s latest book “How Analogies Reveal Connections, Spark Innovation, and Sell Our Greatest Ideas,” he demonstrates a philosophy—a fundamental way of thinking—that can help us all. Thomas Edison famously said that genius requires “1percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration.” Edison’s third criterion for would-be innovators is less... read more

Something odd happened at Santa Pod

By Archie Bosman, December 5, 2015 Earlier this year, on September 3-6, a number of records tumbled at the FIA European Drag Racing finals at Santa Pod Raceway. But Europe’s first permanent drag racing venue, established in 1966 on a former Second World War airbase at Podington near Bedford... read more

Hydraulic release bearings: operating with the correct gap.

By Alfie Bilk, December 5, 2014 Unlike OEM clutch release bearing mechanisms that operate in constant contact with the clutch diaphragm fingers, high-performance aftermarket release bearings function only when the clutch pedal is depressed. Typically, these release bearings operate with 0.800in of potential travel. But more importantly they must be... read more

Hill back on track: champion on bikes, boats and cars

Written by Bertie Scott Brown, November 3, 2014 Wichita Falls, Texas: Eddie Hill is a driver and team owner with a 40-year involvement in motor sport. He won numerous drag racing championships on land and water. On land he was the first to run the quarter-mile in the four-second... read more

PRI Grand Opening Breakfast energized by Snake and Mongoose

By Titus Bloom, September 2014 Snake Prudomme and Mongoose McEwen, the two former, prominent drag racers around whom the Snake and Mongoose movie was based, are scheduled to appear at this year’s PRI Grand Opening Breakfast. The event takes place on Thursday, December 11, at 8am in the Sagamore... read more

Know your tech: serpentine pulley systems

Compliments of Maximum Drive magazine, November 2014 Though the beguiling appearance of a pulley system brings a fresh new appearance to the engine bay, a system’s real potency lies in its operating excellence and ease of fitment. If you ask hot rodders of their greatest disappointment with aftermarket serpentine... read more

New hydraulic bearing kit for GM-Tremec TKO

As you probably know there are at least two distinct styles of hydraulic clutch release bearings. The aftermarket style is distinguished from the OEM style by its lack of constant contact—it functions only when the clutch pedal is depressed. But of greater significance, perhaps, has been Ram’s emphasis on... read more

LS conversion kits hit new peaks

By Alfie Bilk, October 27, 2014 Sugar Hill, GA: Southern Performance Systems (SPS) radiates a singular identification: LS conversions. The conversions are usually applied to older hot rods and at their heart lies the eminent LS3 engine transmitting through a Tremec T56 Magnum 6-speed manual transmission via a Force... read more