2024 TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout Preview

The TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout series at select NMRA events is back for 2024! This is a showdown of the quickest eight H-pattern manual transmission racers from the NMRA True Street class. After an amazing 2023 season where we saw the quickest-ever field ever based on average elapsed times (E/T), we can’t wait to see how the competitors step up the competition for 2024. Read More “2024 TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout Preview”

Cool Cars Spotted at Mecum Kissimmee 2024

The 2024 Mecum Auction Series kicked off as usual in the warm winter climate of Kissimmee, Florida, for two weeks of automotive enjoyment. Going to one of these auctions is like going to a massive multi-make car show that has a bit of everything. It’s a fun way for automotive enthusiasts to spend a day or more checking out different types of cars, trucks, motorcycles and even automotive-related memorabilia. Read More “Cool Cars Spotted at Mecum Kissimmee 2024”

Up Close Look at the #TREMECequipped Ford Mustang Dark Horse

While the first model year of the next generation Ford Mustang doesn’t feature the GT500, GT350 or Mach 1 models, Ford wasn’t going to launch the S650 without one special version to serve as the 2024 model year flagship. The Ford Mustang Dark Horse is the premium performance 2024 Mustang, with two distinct versions. The regular Dark Horse is the closest thing you can get to a street-legal race car, with 500 horsepower from its uniquely tuned and equipped 5.0L V8. And it comes with a TREMEC TR-3160 6-speed. Then there’s the Dark Horse R, the race-ready Mustang. Ford worked with IMSA to create an exclusive racing series just for these special models. The Mustang Challenge Series will feature five events in 2024, with plans for more in 2025. Read More “Up Close Look at the #TREMECequipped Ford Mustang Dark Horse”

TREMEC-equipped Day-Dreaming at Gateway Classic Cars

If you enjoy classic cars, you may have spent time as a kid looking at a display rack filled with Hot Wheels and/or Matchbox diecasts that helped you live out automotive fantasies long before being old enough to get your driver’s license. One of the modern adult equivalents of that childhood experience is visiting a classic car dealership like Gateway Classic Cars to see the assortment of classic cars and trucks along with other specialty vehicles. But these don’t fit in an easy-to-carry case when it’s time to go home.
Walking up and down the rows we spotted some factory #TREMECequipped cars along with some muscle cars retrofitted with one of our modern manual transmissions. And we fantasized about how cool others would be if they were converted to a TREMEC transmission.
Gateway Classic’s Paul Kazmarek was nice enough to show us around and answer some questions while looking at inventory of inspiring classic cars for sale. Here are the highlights.

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TREMEC Equipped Cars and Trucks from the 2023 SEMA Show

The annual SEMA Show fills the halls and parking lots of the Las Vegas Convention Center with hundreds of specially built cars and trucks. A large number of those feature TREMEC 5- and 6-speed manual transmissions. They run the gamut of new performance vehicles showing off the latest accessories to fully custom-built cars and trucks that took thousands of manhours to become automotive works of art. Read More “TREMEC Equipped Cars and Trucks from the 2023 SEMA Show”

TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout Winner Dan Watts’ Ford Mustang Cobra

The TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout at the 2023 NMRA World Finals was loaded with firsts and great racing action. One of the most enjoyable first was seeing Dan Watts win his first ever TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout and his first overall event win ever. And carrying him to that victory was his TREMEC Magnum 6-speed transmission equipped 2003 Mustang Cobra. Read More “TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout Winner Dan Watts’ Ford Mustang Cobra”

The Quickest Field Ever for TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout

The stage was set at the Whipple Superchargers 2023 NMRA World Finals for the TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout drag racing finale of the season. The build up for the third shootout of the season had everyone revving with anticipation to see who would show up, if any grudges from the previous 2023 shootouts would carry over to the season showdown and, when the tire smoke cleared, would we see a repeat or first-time winner? Read More “The Quickest Field Ever for TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout”

Get Ready for the Final TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout of 2023

The first two TREMEC Stick Shift Shootouts of 2023 exceeded expectations on all fronts, and the finale at the NMRA World Finals and Holley Intergalactic Ford Festival at Beech Bend Raceway is already shaping up to be an all-out showdown of stick shift racers from both sides of the Mason-Dixon line. Read More “Get Ready for the Final TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout of 2023”

TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout Winner Scott Triolo’s 1985 Ford Mustang GT

Scott Triolo made it two in a row TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout wins at NMRA Norwalk, thanks to great driving skills and his well-built, well-tuned 1985 Ford Mustang GT. His four-eye Fox Body wasn’t the fastest in the field, but it was consistent, predictable and the perfect steed to put Scott back into the winner’s circle. Read More “TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout Winner Scott Triolo’s 1985 Ford Mustang GT”