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HDRG Names Camerota Truck Parts 2011 Heavy Duty Remanufacturer of the Year

Camerota Truck Parts was awarded theprestigious “Mike Hill Heavy Duty Remanufacturer of the Year Award" during the Heavy Duty Remanufacturing Group (HDRG) Summit,  a division of the Automotive PartsRemanufacturers Association (APRA), in Las Vegas on January 17, 2011. According to APRA/HDRG President Bill Gager, the panel’s decision to award Camerota Truck Parts of Enfield, CT,

Prestolite Performance Awards 2010 Camaro to National Guardsman in Modern Muscle X Contest

When Matt Pierson answered the phone on Friday, Jan. 7, the last thing he expected to hear was that he was chosen as the winning recipient of a new car through Prestolite Performance’s Modern Muscle X campaign. The news could not have come at a better time for the self-described “Chevy guy.” After returning on

MAHLE Clevite Inc. Announces Renewed Commitment to NASCAR and Grassroots Racing

The three-year agreement includes both the NASCAR national series as well as the NASCAR regional and local grassroots series. Clevite engine bearings will also remain an exclusive NASCAR Performance product – preferred by every NASCAR engine builder. Additionally, as a Prize Money & Decal (Contingency) Program sponsor, the iconic MAHLE decal will be displayed on participating

JE Pistons Achieves ISO 9001:2008 Quality Certification

By achieving ISO 9001:2008 certification, JE has again demonstrated itscommitment to quality for the design, manufacture and distribution ofpistons to global markets. This effort accompanies a large investmentin new CNC machinery and equipment in 2010, an effort that has furtherseparated JE Pistons from the competition. "We have always had a strong focus on quality at

Updating The Late Model Hemi

At the time of our build a new 6.1L was around $1,000 from Mopar. This is definitely reasonably priced but we really planned to stick to a budget and did not know what we would be up against. One thing that really threw a wrench into things was – just for giggles – we entered

Performance Seminar To Put Power In Your Hands

This seminar, sponsored by the University of Northwestern Ohio and supported by Engine Builder magazine will teach you to find additional output from high performance and competition engines by dealing with the concepts involved in a way unique to David Vizard. In a word, says the presenter, it’s about combinations. So what qualifies David Vizard

Lingenfelter Makes First 8-Second Quarter-Mile Run with LS9 Powered Camaro SS

The Lingenfelter Camaro’s quickest run was 8.997 seconds at 158.80 mph – putting out 1,243 HP and 1,328 lb.-ft. of torque at the tires, making it the first 5th Gen Camaro SS to go into the 8s in the quarter-mile.  You can watch the LPE Camaro SS break its quarter-mile record on Lingenfelter’s YouTube page

Meet Performance Guru David Vizard at PRI Show

Vizard will sign autographs at the Engine Builder Booth from 1:30-3 p.m. on Thursday, December 9 and again from 11 a.m.-noon on Saturday, December 11.  Vizard will have some of his books available for purchase and will discuss his upcoming seminar "How To Build Maximum Horsepower," to be held March 11-13, 2011, at the University of Northwestern Ohio in

MAHLE Clevite Inc. Releases New MAHLE Original Performance Piston Ring Catalog

Key additions to the catalog include a section on steel compression rings that explains why steel is important for today’s performance engines; and, new information regarding the difference between ultra low tension oil rings and high tension oil rings. “We’re excited to announce the release the updated Performance Piston Ring catalog and provide customers with

Chalifoux Named First President of Motor & Equipment Remanufacturers Association

Chalifoux’s new position becomes effective in January. Initially, he will be based in the Troy, Mich., office of the Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA), MEMA’s original equipment affiliate. He will continue in his current position as OESA vice president, marketing and business development, through the end of 2010.  “John worked tirelessly with the association working

Michael Cardone Named First Chairman of MERA

Michael Cardone Jr., chief executive officer of CARDONE Industries Inc., has been selected as the first chairman of the newly formed Motor & Equipment Remanufacturers Association (MERA), an affiliate association of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA). “Michael has been a driving force in the establishment of this new association and we are pleased

EQ Cylinder Heads Wild West Tour Wraps Up 2010 Season

Driver Zane DeVilbiss of Farmington, N.M. wrapped up the 2010 EQ Cylinder Heads Wild West Tour and in the process became the first International Motor Contest Association (IMCA)  national champion from New Mexico in any division. DeVilbiss is the second driver from the Western Region to win IMCA’s national Modified title. In the 2010 EQ

Classic Muscle: Kammer & Kammer Make Mopar Magic

Most of the time, amateur racers are customers at the nationally known Kammer & Kammer Mopar High Performance Shop in Dayton, OH. Kammer says his business consists of about 65 percent racing and 35 percent street performance, and the most important thing he provides is a good relationship between himself and his customer. “When I

Nailing Down The Buick Nailhead

Likethe Small Block Chevy, the Rocket 88 Olds, the Ford Flathead and the ChryslerHemi, the Buick Nailhead engine is one of those that has the immortal smell ofhistory all over it.   Yet,unlike its more familiar brothers, cousins and even competitors, the Nailheadhas an aura of mystery about it as well.   TheNailhead had a

Can Diesel Performance Help Boost Your Business?

Most people associate diesel engines with truck and tractor pulling events, not traditional motorsports. There are no diesel-powered NASCAR races or Indy cars. But diesels are making inroads in other types of racing. Diesel-powered race cars and trucks are setting land speed records at Bonneville, winning endurance races at LeMans, and running over 200 mph

PBM To Host Camshaft Design and Development Seminar at PRI

Noted speakers Steve Tanzi of Erson Cams and Darin Morgan of Profiler Performance will moderate an open discussion about cylinder head airflow and camshaft performance. Morgan and Tanzi will focus the discussion around how cylinder heads are affected by camshaft lift and duration and other factors that influence today’s racing heads and cams. Darin Morgan

Remanufacturing Is ‘Not Melting the Icebergs,’ Says Expert

According to Dr. Rolf Steinhilper of Bayreuth University, "The good news is thatremanufacturing is not melting the icebergs. In fact, remanufacturingavoids between 38 percent and 53 percent of the CO2 that is generatedfrom new production. This is an astounding revelation."APRA President Bill Gager, who has known Dr. Steinhilper since 1978,stated, “People familiar with our industry

Heavy-Duty Vehicle Orders Reach Highest Level This Year

October net orders of heavy-duty Class 8 commercial vehicles for NorthAmerican markets were 18,914 units, up 24 percent from September,according to ACT Research Co. Medium-duty Classes 5-7 net orders alsogained sequentially, posting 19 percent month-over-month growth. The Class 8 net orders were the second highest monthly total sinceApril 2008. Only a brief one-month surge in

Federal-Mogul Announces Enhanced Organization for North American Aftermarket

The company has appointed Bob Egan to the position of vice president, customer relations for the global aftermarket. Egan will report to Jay Burkhart, senior vice president, global aftermarket, in his new position. The change is effective immediately. “Bob will assume responsibility for the development of our strategic partnerships with our key customers worldwide,” said

Ohio Technical College Announces The Edelbrock Academy

Ohio Technical College (OTC), a leading automotive training school, recently announced a new partnership with Edelbrock, LLC to create the Edelbrock Academy, a program designed to give students a solid foundation in the building and tuning of American muscle cars and performance vehicles.   The Edelbrock Academy at Ohio Technical College will provide students with