The Porsche name has become synonymous with sports cars and racing heritage because that is what company founders Ferdinand Porsche and his son “Ferry” set out to build when they first set up shop in 1948.
We caught up with several engine builders here in the U.S. to talk about their international engine work and reasons why they think U.S. shops are getting so much international attention.
G&R Diesel first opened in 2008 working on class 8 trucks, but with a strong market and the growing popularity of diesel pickup trucks, it wasn’t long until they added diesel performance to their list of services.
The strength of the PWC market in recent years has been reflected by new models the OEs continue to crank out, and with every new model that hits the water, there’s market opportunity that follows with service and repair.
Guessing which way the wind will blow is not something most racers and engine builders can reliably predict. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have any plan or foresight about what may be coming next.
The V-twin market has been slowly tumbling downhill for the past few years, but it’s not all bad news. The two-wheeled community is coming together to form initiatives that will bring in new riders, and Harley says it signed up more than 3 million of them in 2019.
While offshore racing has widely been known as a ‘rich man’s’ sport, today, more people than ever are getting involved, making the offshore engine market one of great opportunity for engine builders.
It’s really quite simple. Any discussion of the United States infrastructure leads to the fact that it is in dire need of repair. It’s here, it’s all in place, it’s just all old and outdated; the roads, the bridges, all of it.
The import racing community is bigger than ever, and with drag racing classes such as All Motor, Nitro All Motor, Sport Front-Wheel Drive (SFWD), All-Wheel Drive (AWD), Index class, and others, we don’t see it going away any time soon.
Fair food, warm summer nights and the roar of engines firing up can only mean one thing – it is demolition derby season. The days of going to the junkyard and picking up a beater, knocking the windows out, and heading down to the derby are long gone. Now are the days of 400+ horsepower engines, custom drivetrains, cradles, and reinforced cars with solid steel “pointy” bumpers.
Welcome to our first annual Women in the Industry Spotlight. In the pages that follow, we highlight 10 amazing women of this industry who day-in and day-out help keep engine shops running smoothly and companies producing products and services, which make this industry a great one.
Ten years ago, building an offshore powerboat engine was considered the most demanding job ever; Hands down. The combination of weight and size and the boat bouncing over waves causing the props to lunge in and out of the ocean, made for one tough customer. Until now.