First H-Pattern Manual Transmission to Break Into the 6s in Drag Racing

Don’t let Joel Grannas hear you say automatics are faster than stick shifts. He won’t shout at you or pound a fist on a table, though. Joel has been drag racing his manual-transmission equipped Toyota Supra for years, and he will just pull out a small slip of paper for you to read.

While drag racing during an event at Bradenton Motorsports Park in Bradenton, Florida, in May 2020, Joel fired off the first-ever 6-second pass by an H-pattern–shifted car: 6.90 e.t. at 194.77 mph.

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Fastest Stick Shift Vehicles of the Last 30 Years

What is the fastest stick shift car in the world? That’s a question often debated, as it can be answered in many different ways. First, are we talking about the fastest manual-transmission car built by the factory? Currently or ever? Or are we talking about the fastest one created by custom-fabrication shops and racers? Instead of choosing one, we decided to pull together a list that looks at the fastest in each of those categories.

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Great Manual Transmission Used Cars

While new vehicles offered with an automatic-transmission outnumber those available with a manual transmission, there’s a plethora of used cars on the market that came with a manual transmission. And there are options to fit just about any budget.

Here are our picks for 10 best used manual-transmission cars. We strove for diversity in this list, so we’re willing to bet that one of these will appeal to your stick-shift, four-wheeled passion. And if we left your favorite off the list, post it in the comments! Read More “Great Manual Transmission Used Cars”

The Differences Between a DCT and a Traditional Automatic Transmission

Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) technology has been around for years. As auto manufacturers strive to further improve fuel economy and powertrain performance, the advantages that a DCT has over a traditional automatic transmission become more desirable. In this article, we’ll explain the differences between a DCT and a traditional automatic transmission. Read More “The Differences Between a DCT and a Traditional Automatic Transmission”

5 Things to Consider When Converting to a TREMEC

The time has come. You’re tired of cruising along with your engine screaming. Gas gauge falling. The clunky shifts of an ancient transmission. Or worse, an automatic shifting the gears for you. The old-school cool of a manual transmission with the modern capabilities of a TREMEC sounds great, but you’re not sure where to start.  Well you’re in luck, because we’ve compiled five key considerations for converting your car to a TREMEC transmission. Read More “5 Things to Consider When Converting to a TREMEC”

What it Takes to Win the TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout

Rafael Gonzalez rolled into Bradenton Motorsports Park in Florida for the 2020 Nitto Tire NMRA Spring Break Shootout with the hope of running well and qualifying for the TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout. This was his first time competing in the event, so his focus was on making clean passes and getting the most out of his mildly modified 2007 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500.

After completing the obligatory 30-mile True Street cruise and making a trio of passes, Rafael found himself with a 10.521-second average and, more importantly, secured a spot in the coveted TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout. Read More “What it Takes to Win the TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout”

TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout Storms the Nitto Tire NMRA Spring Break Shootout

For the 26th year, Ford racers invaded Bradenton Motorsports Park in Bradenton, Florida, for the Nitto Tire NMRA Spring Break Shootout. This drag race is the season-opener for the popular Holley NMRA Ford Nationals Series, drawing participants from as far away as California and Canada. And we are proud that one of the spotlight events at this annual event is the TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout.

True Street is one of the most popular NMRA classes and twice a year in Bradenton and Bowling Green, Kentucky, TREMEC offers enthusiasts the chance to compete in its Stick Shift Shootout. This is a heads-up race for the top eight quickest manual-transmission–equipped vehicles in the True Street class. Read More “TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout Storms the Nitto Tire NMRA Spring Break Shootout”

2020 TREMEC Equipped Factory Performance Cars

We talk a lot about what a great swap a TREMEC transmission is for your car, but did you know that many of the top American performance cars roll out of the factory with one of our transmissions? This isn’t a new prospect – we’ve been designing and manufacturing transmissions since we got into the business in 1964.

Today – and as it’s been for a number of years – you can shift a TREMEC transmission in 2020 models from Dodge, Ford, and Chevy. TREMEC gearboxes are even being engineered for super-quick shifting at the track and on the street via computer-controlled synchronization, such as our double-clutch transmission (DCT). Read More “2020 TREMEC Equipped Factory Performance Cars”

2020 Events Where You Can Visit the TREMEC Display

The TREMEC trailer will be racking up the miles during the 2020 event season, visiting 20 different states from coast to coast. This includes popular events like the Holley LS Fest, long hauling it with the scores of TREMEC-equipped vehicles on Hot Rod Power Tour, hitting the trails in scenic Moab, Utah, for Easter Jeep Safari and rockin’ it in our backyard at the Woodward Dream Cruise. The TREMEC event schedule is available on Tremec.com, and we’ll continue to update it with new events we’ll be attending. Read More “2020 Events Where You Can Visit the TREMEC Display”

2020 TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout

You can brag about how you’re great at driving manual transmission and being a third pedal master – or you can prove it by entering the TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout at the 2020 NMRA Spring Break Shootout in Bradenton, Florida, February 27 through March 1, 2020.

Manual transmission cars competing in the NMRA’s most popular racing class, True Street, are eligible for the 26th annual TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout. Open to anyone with a street-legal Ford vehicle with a Ford powerplant, True Street lets competitors enjoy the thrill of drag racing in a safe environment. Read More “2020 TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout”