Thursday, August 16, 2012

Tuning on the Road with Holley - HOT ROD Unlimited Episode 14

On this episode of HOT ROD Unlimited, HOT ROD's Mike Finnegan visits with Holley Performance Products during the 2012 HOT ROD Power Tour, where 3 participants were chosen to have their cars custom tuned on the road by Holley's experts.

Holley products have been the undisputed leader in fuel systems for over 100 years. Holley carburetors have powered every NASCAR® Sprint® Cup team and every NHRA® Pro–Stock champion for four decades. Holley's products include performance fuel pumps, fuel injection, intake manifolds & engine dress–up products for street performance, race and marine applications. As a single solution, or partnered with products from other Holley companies, Hooker Headers, Flowtech Headers, NOS, Weiand, or Earl's, Holley products can give you the edge you need over the competition.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

My Classic Car Season 16 (2012) Episode 7 + Slamology coverage

On this episode of My Classic Car, Dennis travels to Indianapolis, IN for Slamology. Plus, he'll learn about new technology in battery maintenance.

This was the fifth time I’ve been to Slamology, and I was excited to hear it changed venues. From the Marion County Fairgrounds to the Lucas Oil Speedway in Indianapolis, IN, it brought back some awesome Indy Truck Bash memories. It was situated on the circle track which was different than ITB, and there was a diesel event going on at the dragstrip, but just being there gave the show a different feel. I liked the spot a lot better!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Monster Miata! - The Downshift Episode 27

On this episode of The Downshift, we visit Monster Miata where Martin Wilson and his team are dropping Ford 5.0-liter V-8 engines into MX-5 convertibles to create wild performance monsters.

The Downshift appears every Tuesday on the new Motor Trend channel.

The Mazda Miata lends itself quite nicely to the torture of a torque monster V8 transplant. The overall structure of the car is more than strong enough to handle the wrenching stress of 400 ft.lbs. From "clutch dumping" to auto crossing and track events, my personal V8 Miata sees unrelenting abuse. Driving 400 miles to Laguna Seca Raceway to flog my car around the track for two days and feeling confident the car will hold together and get me back home, speaks well for the conversion.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

2012 Chevy Camaro ZL1 vs. Mark Stielow's Red Devil '69 Camaro

On this episode of HOT ROD Unlimited, David Freiburger meets up with Pro Touring legend Mark Stielow to compare old and new Camaros head to head.

Mark Stielow is a GM engineer with a long history of building vintage, street-worthy Camaros with amazing handling prowess. His latest is the Red Devil, a '69 model powered by a 427ci, supercharged LS9 that tops 750 hp and 800 lb-ft. 

In fact, Stielow essentially invented the "Pro-Touring" movement (and the name) over a decade ago with early 1st Gen Camaro projects like "The Mule" and "Red Witch." Common denominators between Mark's recent builds include LS engines, sophisticated chassis development, understated euro-style body mods and Red Line Oil and lubricants.