Engine Builder of the Year Archives - Engine Builder Magazine
Have You Entered to be Named One of America’s Best Engine Shops?

Through a special online portal www.TopEngineBuilders.com, engine builders can nominate themselves or others can nominate engine building businesses for the award. But hurry!!! The contest ends on October 31, 2019!

Freedom Racing Engines Named Diesel Engine Builder of the Year

As so many of the best things do, a good-natured competition between brothers has developed into a successful growing business serving customers across the country. What started in a coal barn in “the middle of nowhere, IN” has grown in a short period of time into one of the most respected performance diesel engine building

Borowski Wins Race Engine Builder of the Year

How Ken and Joe McCaul Reinvigorated Rockdale, IL’s Borowski Race Engines When opportunity knocks, you answer the door. At least if you’re Ken and Joe McCaul you do, and you’re glad that you did. Joe and Ken are a father and son team who purchased Borowski Race Engines in Rockdale, IL, a suburb of Joliet,

We’re Gonna Party Like It’s 1918

No disrespect to Prince, but 1999 was really nothing to party about. At least not when you consider the possibility of celebrating 100 years with no end in sight.    But before we get too deep in the past, let’s return to the present … and the future. As of May 1, 2018, engine builders,

Birthdays With a Zero Really Are Better

When you’re young, birthdays matter. That first one? Pretty important, especially because they give you a cake that you get to eat all by yourself. After that, the parties are goofy fun, and for a few years in your teens, it’s really good. At 16 you get your license, at 17 you can get into

Matt Dickmeyer Crowned 2017 Race Engine Builder of the Year

Whatever Matt Dickmeyer is doing as the owner of Dickmeyer Automotive Engineering in South Whitley, IN, it’s been working. Matt was recently named the 2017 Race Engine Builder of the Year by Engine Builder magazine and contest sponsor Federal-Mogul Motorparts’ Fel-Pro Performance Gaskets and Speed-Pro brands.

Deadline Extended for Engine Builder of the Year Entries

To better coordinate the entries from across the country, the deadline for the 2017 Engine Builders of the Year program has been extended until midnight, Friday, September 15, 2017. The contest entry form is available at www.topenginebuilders.com and allows engine builders, suppliers and customers to nominate their ideal candidate as Vintage, Diesel or Race Engine Builder

Bragging Rights

My grandmother used to tell me, “It ain’t bragging if you can back it up.” In the competitive world of performance engine building, our readers prove every day how much they’re not bragging.

Celebrating Champions Past, Present and Future

Everyone loves it when magazine writers dedicate their December columns to a recap of the year just past, right? Okay, maybe not. Sure, if it’s been a great year for your favorite sports team, it’s awesome  to relive the good times (oops, sorry about that, Golden State Warriors fans), but it can sure stink if

Introducing the 2016 Performance Engine Builder of the Year…

Larry Pritchett, owner of Mid-South Racing Engines in Clarkrange, TN, was named the 2016 Performance Engine Builder of the Year, sponsored by Speed-Pro POWERFORGED Pistons and Engine Builder magazine. This is the fifth year for the Performance Engine Builder of the Year Award in conjunction with Federal-Mogul Motorparts.

2014 Performance Engine Builder of the Year Contest

Nominations for the 2014 Performance Engine Builder of the Year Award, sponsored by Speed-Pro POWERFORGED Pistons and Engine Builder magazine are now being accepted. Applications for the award can be found at the official award website, topperformanceshop.com, along with complete rules and prize descriptions. We’ll announce the winner at a special presentation during the 2014 AETC in Indianapolis,

Simply the Best

In the world of competitive eating, Joey Chestnut stands recognized as the champion hot dog consumer – last July, he set the world record by wolfing down 69 Nathan’s dogs in 10 minutes. Eric “Mean” Melin is the reigning World Air Guitar champion as he out-pretended all other pretend guitarists last year in Oulu, Finland.