Tom Nelson’s expertise with twin-turbo engines and other boosted applications is quite celebrated. Follow along as EngineLabs takes a tour of Nelson Racing Engines and learns a few of his secrets.
by Jason Reiss on March 11, 2013
We recently got a firsthand look at the ProTorque Converters facility and had the chance to chat with ProTorque’s main man, Joe Rivera, Jr. about his company’s philosophy towards racing. Check out the details inside.
by Don Creason on December 28, 2012
Somewhere deep in East Tennessee, just south of Virginia we stumbled across Dean’s Street Rods. Owner Dean Pilkton and his creations might be one of the best kept secrets in the entire rod and custom hobby, combining old school metal craftsmanship with the latest in engine, suspension, and drivetrain tech.
by Mike Alexander on December 21, 2012
Recently we were lucky enough to venture on over to Burbank, California to spend the day with Troy Ladd at the infamous – Hollywood Hot Rods to check out the shop and some of their ongoing projects. Here’s a closer look at all of the hidden jewels we discovered inside.
by Rob Kinnan on December 3, 2012
Point at any high-end race car (and most entry level home builds as well) and you’ll be able to find ARP fasteners on it. The team at ARP in California recently invited is in for a tour of their facility, which in turn allows us to show you how fasteners and other hardware are made, start to finish.
by Bobby Kimbrough on November 9, 2012
After three years of trying to break the 200 mph barrier at Bonneville, Chris Rivas teams up with Crane Cams to break the barrier and set a new land speed record for full dresser motorcycles. Check it out!
by Mary Lendzion on October 18, 2012
We head to Dearborn Heights Michigan, to get inside access to Livernois Motorsports’ massive 36,000 square foot facility. We sat down with Engine Department Supervisor Mike Schropp for the low down on this mechanical Mecca.
by Andrew Wolf on September 5, 2012
Like countless other speed shops around the country, Brenspeed has its own unique story of challenges and humility as it’s transitioned from a part-time venture in a farmhouse to its current 20,000 square foot digs in rural Pierceton, Ind.
by Chris Demorro on August 16, 2012
Factory Five Racing is the foremost producer of kit cars in the world, and for good reason. We take a tour of their Massachusetts-based factory for a chance to learn what kind of people and philosophy it takes to build these world famous kit cars.
If you’ve been to the drag strip, chances are pretty good you’ve seen Dart parts in action. We take a first hand look at how this company keeps innovating and producing top quality products for racers and street enthusiasts, while building their products here in the USA.
by Andrew Wolf on July 5, 2012
From billet aluminum fuel pumps and radiators to NASCAR engines in a dragster, join us as we take an all-access tour of the Aeromotive offices and manufacturing facility in Lenexa, Kansas.
by Jason Sakurai on May 11, 2012
When Corky Coker holds an open house at his establishment there’s going to be a lot of every type of vehicle on hand, filling a four-block radius around Coker Tire, Honest Charley Speed Shop and Honest Charley Garage (all Coker companies) in downtown Chattanooga. Check the recap out here.
The innovative team at Accessible Technologies Inc., the name behind the ProCharger supercharger brand, opened their doors to the powerTV team, allowing us a virtually all-access look inside the design, manufacturing, and assembly process that goes into their self-contained supercharger systems.
by Andrew Wolf on March 16, 2012
Weld Racing recently invited us inside their production facility in Kansas City, Missouri – just a stones throw from where the Kansas City Chiefs and Royals play ball – to see how one of the most recognizable and respected brands in the racing industry constructs the wheels used by racers all across the globe.
by Kevin Shaw on March 15, 2012
We sit down with Classic Industries founder and CEO Jeff Leonard and talk resto-mods, big dollar auctions, the future of restorations and what other groups of classic cars the auto restoration parts supplier is venturing into next.
by Kevin Shaw on March 5, 2012
We visit American Racing to see how the legendary hot rod wheel manufacturer went about creating possibly the single-most iconic drag racing and muscle car wheel in the industry and how they’re continuing to make new legendary designs.
by Andrew Wolf on February 27, 2012
The team at Jet-Hot recently opened the doors to their corporate offices and primary coating facility in Burlington, N.C. to powerTV, allowing us to take an all-access tour of the coating facility and its intricate processes, allowing us to share with you what goes on behind closed doors.
by Andrew Wolf on February 3, 2012
Recently, the good folks at AFCO Racing Products and Dynatech invited us to tour their manufacturing facilities to get a behind-the-scenes look at – and share with our readers – something that most will never get to see.
by Bobby Kimbrough on January 10, 2012
What is the magic behind Total Cost Involved Engineering? We took a trip to their factory to find out. From top to bottom, the company has a unique business plan and philosophy that pays off for project car builders. Read more about it here.
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by Kevin Shaw on September 13, 2011
Building a car at C.A.R.S. is a lot more than just getting Chrismans name on your ride. Observing the array of rods and engines, I realized that this place is a car guy’s dream factory. If you can think it up, its not only likely that Chrisman can make it happen, he’s probably done it before.