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.
by Michael Harding on November 25, 2013
We got the opportunity to check out the inner workings at the Ron Francis Wiring facility in Pennsylvania, and chat with the owner, Scott Bowers, about how he brings the company’s large product line to life.
Heidts Automotive Group has been helping musclecars and street rods handle the bumps in the road, and helping them handle the autocross tracks with IFS and IRS systems. We visited their facility to see what they do, and how they do it. Take a look inside.
by Michael Harding on July 8, 2013
We toured a California shop to see what it takes to make a sway bar. If you thought it was simply bending a piece of steel, then you only have a small portion of what it takes for that piece of steel to be a Hellwig Products sway bar. That piece of steel starts, and ends, with the people who work at Hellwig.
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…
by David Chick on June 5, 2013
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.
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 car and truck builds, 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, check it out here!
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.
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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.