Bowler Performance Transmissions is the oldest of the TREMEC Elite Distributors. It was founded in 1963 as a family-owned transmission shop. As the performance industry evolved – and the business was passed on from founder Cline Bowler to his son and its current leader Mark Bowler –it expanded and became one of today’s leading transmission swap and conversion companies for TREMEC 5-speed and 6-speed transmissions. Under Mark’s guidance, the company expanded to doing custom-tailor transmission conversion kits for use on just about any vehicle. Read More “TREMEC Distributor Spotlight – Bowler Transmissions”
The automotive world lost one of its greatest game-changers this week, Sergio Marchionne.
At the time of his death, at age 66, he was Chief Executive Officer of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. and Chairman and CEO of FCA US LLC. He had taken on the role of CEO of Chrysler Group/FCA in 2009, when no one wanted to touch Chrysler with a 10-foot pole. That’s right—not too long ago, Chrysler had virtually no market value. Read More “Remembering the Man Who Saved Chrysler”
The biggest Goodguys show of the year is always chock-full of cool rides and neat things. And the 2018 Goodguys PPG Nationals in Columbus, Ohio, did not disappoint!
After sorting through our photos from the event, we are happy to share some of the coolest cars and trucks we saw!
We are proud that the 2018 Street Machine of the Year that was built by Detroit Speed was #TREMECequipped.
For this TREMEC Customer Spotlight, we talked with Tony Grzelakowski about his 1970 Pro Touring Chevelle. Tony is the founder of ABC Performance, located in Imlay City, Michigan, and makes suspension systems, kits for engine swaps and accessory upgrades for classic GM cars and trucks. Tony’s Chevelle is a regular on the national autocross scene, especially at Goodguys and Optima Batteries/OUSCI track events. Equipped with a TREMEC Magnum 6-speed, Tony’s car is a perennial top finisher against guys like Danny Popp and Kyle Tucker. The Magnum’s gear ratios allow it to handle a full track day just as easily as an autocross course. Read More “TREMEC Customer Spotlight – Tony Grzelakowski”
Thanks to our Elite Distributors, performing a 5- or 6-speed conversion on just about any vehicle is easier than ever. One such Elite Distributor – an early pioneer in the manual transmission upgrade and retrofit market – is Caldwell, Idaho –based Modern Driveline. Today, Modern Driveline (MDL) is a major player in the manual transmission aftermarket, developing installation and accessory kits to fit modern manual transmissions into a variety of vehicles. Read More “TREMEC Distributor Spotlight – Modern Driveline”
If you’re thinking about upgrading your muscle car or hot rod to an overdrive manual transmission, one of the key questions you’re probably pondering is, “Should I choose the TREMEC TKO 5-speed or TREMEC Magnum 6-speed?” It’s a question that customers ask us all the time.
People often evaluate the TKO and Magnum only in “5-speed vs. 6-speed” context, which we think is 100 percent the wrong way to approach the decision. The two transmissions use completely different architectures, and, not surprisingly, have several unique characteristics that set them apart. Read More “Should I Upgrade to a TREMEC TKO 5-Speed or Magnum 6-Speed?”
This month, our Distributor Spotlight is on Silver Sport Transmissions – a TREMEC Elite Distributor that helps customers of classic vehicles find new levels of performance while looking to the future.
Editor’s Note: See what it means to be an Elite Distributor at the end of this article.
This Elite Distributor has established itself as one of the leading companies in manual transmission upgrades and conversions for a variety of vehicles. In addition to TREMEC transmissions, Silver Sport Transmissions offer kits that have all the required parts for making just about any vehicle #TREMECequipped so that customers can enjoy the fun and excitement of a modern, high-performance manual transmission. Read More “TREMEC Distributor Spotlight – Silver Sport Transmissions”
People often confuse the original-equipment TREMEC TR-6060 6-speed manual transmission in performance models of the Chevrolet Camaro and Dodge Challenger with its aftermarket sibling, the TREMEC Magnum. While both have six forward gears and one reverse gear, there are many features that differentiate the two transmissions. Read More “The Differences Between the TREMEC Magnum and TR-6060 6-Speed”
Gripping the shifter with authority and throwing perfect shifts brings satisfaction that automatic-transmission drivers will never know.
And TREMEC is proud to support those who shift their own gears by presenting the biannual TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout. This Shootout is held in conjunction with the Nitto Tire Spring Break Shootout presented by Steeda Autosports in Bradenton, Florida.
Developing innovative technologies that improve vehicle efficiency and enhance mobility is driving the American automotive industry forward. To this end, industry is partnering with government programs and universities to find powertrain solutions to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.
One such program is a four-year engineering competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy and General Motors: the EcoCAR 3 challenge. As part of the Advanced Vehicle Technology Competition, EcoCAR 3 was launched in 2014