TREMEC Distributor Spotlight – Hanlon Motorsports

It is hard to imagine a time when modern 5- and 6-speed transmissions weren’t the norm. Drivers had no idea what it was like to have smooth and precise gear shifting combined with low rear-axle gear ratios and one or two overdrives to keep highway driving realistic. But when Bob Hanlon started his namesake transmission business, modern 5-speeds were still relatively new, 6-speeds were exotic items and the legendary T-56 hadn’t yet changed the world. Read More “TREMEC Distributor Spotlight – Hanlon Motorsports”

An Inside Look at Jeff McCool’s TREMEC Stick Shift Winning 1981 Ford Mustang

Story and Photos by Evan J. Smith

The TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout offers gear-jammers the chance to go head-to-head in a street/strip competition for amazing prizes, including a brand-new McLeod clutch. The races are held in conjunction with the NMRA QA1 True Street class, and, in 2021, have expanded to three exciting events: NMRA Spring Break Shootout, NMRA Ford Performance Nationals, and the upcoming NMRA World Finals + Holley Intergalactic Ford Festival from September 29-October 3 at Beech Bend Raceway in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Read More “An Inside Look at Jeff McCool’s TREMEC Stick Shift Winning 1981 Ford Mustang”

Jeff McCool Wins his Second TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout in Norwalk, Ohio

Story and Photos by Evan J. Smith

As his name implies, Jeff McCool was cool in Norwalk, Ohio, as he rowed his manual-transmission–equipped 1981 Coyote-swapped Ford Mustang to his second TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout win at the NMRA Ford Performance Nationals June 10-13 at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio. Read More “Jeff McCool Wins his Second TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout in Norwalk, Ohio”

Restoration: The Good, The Bad, The Out of Budget

Restoring a car takes time, money, effort, and patience. You need to know how to restore cars properly if you want to tackle this kind of project. Although it may be hard to ignore a classic vehicle that is for sale, you will want to weigh all possibilities before you wave your checkbook around. Read More “Restoration: The Good, The Bad, The Out of Budget”

Get Ready for the Next TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout

Excitement is already building for the June 10-13 NMRA Ford Performance Nationals at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio. It’s the first time in years the NMRA has hosted an event at this iconic dragstrip. Even more exciting is that the TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout will be part of the action here for the first time ever. Read More “Get Ready for the Next TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout”

TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout Competitor Jon Whitaker’s 1993 Cobra Mustang

The 2021 TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout at the NMRA Spring Break Shootout at Bradenton Motorsports Park on March 4-7, 2021, was packed with highlights and great stories. One of those stories features Jon Whitaker who had just finished his 1993 Cobra and was ready to hit the track and see what it could do. The car exceeded his expectations in its first event, averaging an 11.79 e.t. during qualifying and landing Jon a spot in the TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout. Read More “TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout Competitor Jon Whitaker’s 1993 Cobra Mustang”

Two TREMEC-Equipped Factory Five Racing Roadsters

Our latest TREMEC Customer Spotlight focuses on two friends who built FFR roadsters at about the same time.

Joe Camire worked at Factory Five for several years, and being part of the crew creating the roadster kits he eventually wanted one of his own to build.

Sharing a passion for driving with Joe is his friend Greg Sandels who purchased a FFR kit in 2004, two years before Joe bought an started his own build. Both men built their cars at home, investing sweat equity while enjoying the hands-on process of building a vehicle from scratch. Read More “Two TREMEC-Equipped Factory Five Racing Roadsters”

David Leshay’s 1963 Ford Galaxie wins the TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout in Bradenton, Florida, at the 2021 NMRA Spring Break

photography by Evan Smith

The want was real. The desire to dump the clutch on a 427 Ford FE and bang the gears all the way down the quarter-mile. The dream of 73-year-old David Leshay of The Villages, Florida, came true when he purchased this 1963 Ford Galaxie with the intention of building a street-strip terror. Read More “David Leshay’s 1963 Ford Galaxie wins the TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout in Bradenton, Florida, at the 2021 NMRA Spring Break”

TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout at 2021 Spring Break Shootout

The first of three 2021 TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout events took place March 4-7, 2021, at Bradenton Motorsports Park in Bradenton, Florida, at the NMRA Spring Break Shootout. It was spectacular manual-transmission drag racing action as the street-legal Ford racers battled to secure a Top 8 spot in the Shootout and then gun for the championship. Read More “TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout at 2021 Spring Break Shootout”

A Custom Widebody 1990 BMW E30 with TREMEC Magnum-F Transmission

The Zwingfilms YouTube page had 61,000 subscribers at the time of this writing. Chalk it up to each video’s glossy cinematography, the shop’s camera-friendly aesthetics, the pounding background beat and the guy, Zach Wingfield, wielding his automotive know-how to influence others to learn how to build their own car. Read More “A Custom Widebody 1990 BMW E30 with TREMEC Magnum-F Transmission”