Virginia legislators have introduced companion bills (H.B. 3 and S.B. 3) to repeal the Commonwealth’s zero-emissions vehicle (ZEV) mandates. The legislation, filed by Delegate Tony Wilt and Senator Richard Stuart, follows SEMA’s first-ever independent expenditure effort in Virginia’s November elections around the state’s attachment to California’s emissions standards, including its impending zero-emissions vehicle mandates. The mandates would
Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont has withdrawn SEMA-opposed regulation that would have required the state to adopt California’s strict motor-vehicle emissions laws and outlaw the sale of new gas- and diesel-powered cars beginning in 2035. The move to withdraw the regulation came after bipartisan opposition from state lawmakers, with the governor acknowledging that the proposal lacked sufficient
When we were in Mooresville, NC this summer, we kept seeing signs for Wilkins Racing Engines, so we took the hint and stopped at the shop to check it out. Shop owner Sandy Wilkins invited us in and we were not disappointed! This engine machine shop does a number of different things for several racing
PPLUS Global Logistics, a freight management provider, recently released a guide outlining the proper steps for crating a performance engine for shipping. Obviously, given the expense and potential for damage to these high-value engines, shipping them requires careful attention to detail to ensure their safe transportation. These engines are not just valuable investments, they are
During our week in Mooresville, NC, we couldn’t leave town before visiting Pete Harrell and his shop, Harrell Engine & Dyno. We stopped by to see what engines Pete was building, what cars he was tuning and what other cool things he was working on. He was kind enough to give us the full tour.
With the SML engine fully assembled, Jason Sack visits Steve Morris Engines to help with the dyno testing and tuning, as well as fitting the new SML into the Cowboy Up Nova.
Machine work and sleeving has been completed on Jason Sack’s SML engine. Now Steve and his crew at Steve Morris Engines gets the engine assembled.
Jason Sack’s Cowboy Up Nova was already a formidable drag-and-drive streetcar capable of 200 mph 7-second quarter mile ETs and 2,200 horsepower. However, the quest for more power and performance is never done, and that’s where Steve Morris Engines comes in and the new SML engine platform. Watch as Steve readies an SML for Jason’s
Inside engine machine shops, the evolution of horsepower and performance gains never rests. Case in point, the guys at Prestige Motorsports have been doing some serious R&D work on a set of Brodix Head Hunter cylinder heads to give customers in the racing and high-performance world a better solution. We go into the details with
During our recent trip to Charlotte and Mooresville, NC, we got the opportunity to tour Pro Motor Engines with owner Dennis Borem. This engine machine shop has a rich 40-year history of building engines for all three top NASCAR Series as well as ARCA, SCCA and NHRA. PME focuses on high performance engine building and
Not to be confused with twin-turbocharging, twin-charging is the innovative combination of a supercharger and a turbocharger. It’s nothing new – Lancia, Nissan and Volkswagen were among the first to use the combination back in the ‘80s, but it’s hardly common today.
S&S is combining its brand new 129” and 132” bolt-in big bore kits with lots of goodies to achieve the ultimate engine build.