Testing first small-block Ford Hemi

By Alfie Bilk: If you were seeking a guidebook on how not to carve out a career in motor sport, Greg Brown’s story might be a good starting place. Following two years of studying numerous concepts and with a prototype partially complete, he undertook the daunting task of pioneering... read more

Sponsorship guru: a contract-clincher like no other

By Martha Maglone: Zak Brown briefly attended the opening of this year’s Auto Sport International show in Birmingham, England. The traditional curtain-raiser of the international motor racing season, it was formerly known as the Racing Car Show and, held annually, has been running since the 1960s. Brown, a 45-year... read more

Steering pump creator: Ken Roper

By Fergus Ogilvy: The annual PRI exhibition in Indianapolis provides valuable time to catch up with old friends. It also offers particularly good opportunities to tap into the productive minds of our industry’s designers and problem solvers. You’ll see their familiar faces peak out from their booths among the... read more

Ian Tocher takes tough decision for better prospects

By Martha Maglone: Ian Tocher’s total recovery from severe injury was blighted when infection penetrated his injured left leg in mid-October. Two weeks and four days ago he took the decision to go prosthetic and have it amputated below the knee.  “The lower leg was beyond repair and I’m... read more

New Idea, New Price: Steering news for short-track racers

By Archie Bosman: Did you know most hydraulic racing and high-performance power steering pumps are rebuilt street car pumps and that electric steering is regarded as the single worst attribute of the modern road-going car? Lack of consistent feel and listlessness on-center are its common criticisms. When Porsche was... read more

Exclusive LS3 crate engine just announced

From Ohio Speed Shops. Owner Chuck Fitch has released information on their latest GM LS3 6.2L 525HP crate engine package with self-learning EFI system. Only $8679.99 And for a limited time they offer Free dyno testing and engine break-in service. 48-state Free Truck Freight shipping also applies. For more... read more

New Edelbrock Victor II 5.0L Coyote Intake Manifold

Edelbrock has announced the release of their new intake manifold for the 2011-16 Ford 5.0L Coyote V8 engine. Designated Victor II the intake (#7180) is designed for use with Ford Coyote engines running in the 1500 – 7500 rpm operating range. To gain optimum performance it features long tapered,... read more

Kenny Duttweiler holds court at PRI

By Martha Maglone: About six or seven years ago, noted engine builder Kenny Duttweiler was invited to speak at the PRI show. They told him to look respectable and show-up at 7:30am, half an hour before his presentation. Hair cut neatly, finger nails cleaned, the appearance of a successful... read more

Update on new Hemi cylinder heads for small-block Fords

After twenty years of reporting developments in racing and performance parts, it’s useful to remember just how confounding it is to accurately predict what new designs might appeal and what might not. But the response to our recent account of the new small-block Ford Hemi cylinder head from Hammerhead... read more

The anatomy of the supercharger or what makes it tick

By Titus Bloom: Superchargers are magical devices. They increase the oxygen supply to the engine by compressing the air, thus increasing its density. Accordingly, the engine burns more air-fuel mixture and produces more power. In a centrifugal supercharger, the air is propelled through the compressor wheel and compressed in the... read more