Engine News
King Engine Bearings to Host PRI Seminar

King Engine Bearings is sponsoring a unique technical seminar at the 2014 PRI Trade Show, featuring expert engine builders Jay Dickens and Magnus Ohlaker. This free event will take place Friday, December 12 from 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm in Rooms 231-232 at the Indiana Convention Center. In addition, any attendees who stop by the King Engine Bearings booth #601 will have the chance to perform the pMax Black overlay scratch test with the opportunity to instantly win a prize, including a Profilometer worth over $2,500.

GM Announces Senior Leadership Changes

General Motors Co. has announced a series of leadership changes to continue its evolution into a stronger, more customer-centric organization.

King Engine Bearings Launches New Website

King Engine Bearings has just launched its new website featuring an updated visual design and easier navigation for visitors. Much of the technical information and content on the site has been updated and enhanced to reflect King’s current products and technical specifications. The new website’s format allows King to share the benefits of their newest bearing designs and materials.

AERA and The Contingency Connection announce 2014 Engine Professional Rewards Sweepstakes Winners 

The 2014 AERA sponsored Engine Professional Rewards program was a huge success with nearly 2500 engine builders and machine shops, 60 tracks and series, and 40 national manufacturers. Additionally, AERA introduced the inaugural, new full-color manufacturer Coupon Book adding value and benefits for all AERA and Contingency Connection engine builders and machine shops in the USA and Canada.

Ed Pink Receives Prestigious Robert E. Petersen Award

Legendary engine builder Ed Pink is this year’s recipient of the prestigious Robert E. Petersen Lifetime Achievement Award, presented at the recent SEMA trade show in Las Vegas. At the breakfast awards ceremony, Pink was introduced by Meguiars Car Care founder and host of the “Car Crazy” TV show, Barry Meguiar.

BMW Picks Shell as Global Oil Supplier of Choice

Shell has announced that it has been chosen by BMW AG as the only recommended supplier for aftermarket engine oils for the nearly all of BMW’s brands including MINI and BMW Motorrad. Shell premium engine and motorcycle oils will be supplied for BMW service-fills around the world.

TI Automotive Adopts TI Automotive as Brand Name for Products

TI Automotive announced at the 2014 SEMA Show that it has adopted TI Automotive as the brand name for all of its high-performance aftermarket products. Previously, the company had manufactured fuel pumps under the Walbro brand name.

Engine Pro is Everywhere Contest

Engine Pro parts have been used in some pretty unusual engines all over the world. Now, the company would like to find ut how many unusual places the Engine Pro logo can show up. Here’s you chance to win one of three $500 cash prizes from Engine Pro.

The Equipment and Tool Institute Names Greg Potter Executive Manager

The Equipment and Tool Institute has announced that its Board of Directors named Greg Potter as the organization’s next Executive Manager effective November 1, 2014. Potter has been actively involved in ETI since 1985, holding many positions within the organization including three terms on the Board of Directors, President of the ETI Board of Directors from 2004 – 2006, Technical Manager from 1994 -1997, Scan Tool Group Chairman from 2010 to present, as well as serving on various Committees including the Marketing and Program Committees.

ReMaTecNews Names Remanufacturer of the Year 2014

ReMaTecNews, the international news magazine for the automotive and heavy-duty remanufacturing industries, has announced the winner of its Remanufacturer of the Year Award for 2014. The winner of the remanufacturing industry’s most coveted honor is Jack Stack, founder, president and CEO of SRC Holding, Springfield, Missouri.

Industry Changes

It’s obvious that today’s engines are made up of a lot of moving parts, and those parts have changed along with the numerous changes in the industry over the years. What our advertisers have seen change the most over the years has been related to engine size, increased foreign competition, issues with getting younger people

The Future of Engine Rebuilding

Changing topics from obsolete engines and parts to how these companies see the future of the industry, the conversation surrounded technology, sustainability, the environment and specialization. “Sustainability is the critical driver behind current trends in the passenger car industry,” Newman says. “Environmental concerns are thus the primary impetus behind the study of sustainable development and