TREMEC-Equipped Cars of the 2017 SEMA Show

The SEMA Show is the largest automotive trade show in the world. Companies in the specialty-car industry, car builders, company sales reps and media gather each year in early November to show off new wares, discuss products and bring people up to speed on the state of the automotive aftermarket.

In recent years, the Las Vegas event has also become a showcase of spectacular car and truck builds that show off manufacturers’ products.

A common factor with many of the stunning vehicles that make appearances at the SEMA Show is that they are equipped with TREMEC manual transmissions, from the venerable T-5 to the awesome might of the Magnum 6-speed.

Here are some of the coolest rides we saw at SEMA 2017 that were #TREMECequipped. Read More “TREMEC-Equipped Cars of the 2017 SEMA Show”

TREMEC Elite Distributor Conference 2017

TREMEC strives to have open lines of communication between its distributors who sell our motorsport and aftermarket products and the TREMEC team who designs and builds them.

To that end, we recently hosted the 2017 Elite Distributor Summit. We brought distributor reps to our facility so that they could spend time with the TREMEC employees and to see our vertically integrated manufacturing process– where raw materials come in one door, and final product goes out the other. Read More “TREMEC Elite Distributor Conference 2017”

Scott Spencer’s Factory Five Cobra

In our latest TREMEC user spotlight, we take a look at Scott Spencer and his home-built Factory Five Racing Cobra replica.

Factory Five Racing is a company that enables enthusiasts to build cars with component car kits. One of their most popular is the Factory Five Mk4 Roadster, which is a reproduction of the legendary 427 Cobra. Read More “Scott Spencer’s Factory Five Cobra”

Mexico Earthquake Relief Efforts

Since Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas, Irma swept across the Florida Keys and along the Gulf Coast, earthquakes struck Mexico and most recently Hurricane Maria’s devastation throughout Puerto Rico, individuals and groups are coming together to support relief and recovery efforts. Read More “Mexico Earthquake Relief Efforts”

Driveshaft Tech to Avoid Vibrations

There are many components that will need consideration when installing a TREMEC Magnum or TREMEC TKO transmission in car that didn’t come with one from the factory.

This is our first in a series to bring you information to help you understand how these components work together. With this information, you can avoid unwanted vibrations, get the best performance from your new TREMEC transmission and enjoy driving your hot rod or muscle car! Read More “Driveshaft Tech to Avoid Vibrations”

A Look at Five Future Performance Vehicles

Recent new-vehicle announcements at the 2017 Frankfurt International Motor Show got us thinking about what’s new and hot in performance vehicles. Announcements at the show seemed to bridge what is normally considered low-performance, electric-car technology with ultra-high-performance models from Mercedes, Porsche and more.

Here is a look at the top five future performance vehicles that may be coming to showrooms around the world soon. Read More “A Look at Five Future Performance Vehicles”

2017 Stick Shift Shootout at the Nitto Tire NMRA World Finals

The TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout is back! This competition of gear-banging drag racers will take place during the Nitto Tire NMRA World Finals from September 28-October 1, 2017, at the historic Beech Bend Raceway Park in Bowling Green, Kentucky.  

To participate in the TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout, a vehicle must compete in the NMRA True Street class and be equipped with a manual transmission. Only H-pattern–shifted, manual transmission equipped cars are eligible. Modifications, such as face plating or pro gears, will be allowed. The transmission must be operated by a single shifter handle; transmissions with air/electric/hydraulic actuation or multiple shift levers will not be allowed. Read More “2017 Stick Shift Shootout at the Nitto Tire NMRA World Finals”

Teaching the Next Generation of Skilled Technicians

New technology promises a future of intelligent cars capable of amazing things. But, until automakers figure out a way to build self-repairing vehicles, there will always be a need for skilled technicians.

To keep our cars and trucks in shape, the automotive field is filled with many well-paying employment opportunities – from skilled technicians and mechanics to design engineers. Usually, employers prefer that their workers complete some type of formal education program. Read More “Teaching the Next Generation of Skilled Technicians”

Flat-Towing TREMEC-Transmission Vehicles

A recreational vehicle gives you the freedom to explore our great country. Many people extend this freedom by towing a vehicle behind their RV to use for sightseeing or running to the grocery store once they have set up camp. A TOAD (or dinghy, in RV language) is the extra vehicle you tow behind your motorhome.

With few exceptions, the transmission of every dinghy has limitations as to how far and how fast it can be towed before the transmission will be damaged. This applies to both automatic and manual transmissions. But there are steps you can take to prevent this from happening. Read More “Flat-Towing TREMEC-Transmission Vehicles”

New Cars Available with a Manual Transmission

The manual transmission has inched closer and closer to the endangered-options list for new cars. But fans of the manual transmission can rejoice: Recently, manual transmissions have been trending! Manufacturers have been making it possible to get a stick shift in more new models.

And it’s not limited to wheezing four-cylinders that don’t have enough power to spin an automatic. There are mid-range options with a manual transmission that can be very appealing. Read More “New Cars Available with a Manual Transmission”