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”

This 1968 Ford Bronco has a Coyote V8 and TREMEC 5-speed

The first-generation Ford Bronco has always enjoyed immense popularity. So much so that Ford revived the Bronco nameplate for a new SUV that’s a modern image of the classic. The 1966-1977 Broncos have become prime candidates for restorations and restomodding, like the gorgeous 1968 model you see here. Read More “This 1968 Ford Bronco has a Coyote V8 and TREMEC 5-speed”

Myles Stocker’s 2006 Mazda V8-Powered MX-5 Miata

Myles Stocker knows cars. He’s built them, he’s raced them, and he’s restored them. Ask what he’s owned and modified, the list gets interesting– cars that include an AC Cobra, 1965 Mustang GT350R, 1956 Ford pickup with 392 Hemi, and 1961 Falcon Ranchero with straight axle and Holman Moody 289 hi-power engine. Oh, and then there’s the 1960 Ford convertible with 352 hi-power engine and 1961 Ford convertible with 375-horsepower 393 hi-power engine which he ended up swapping in a 427 tunnel-port and 4-speed. Some of those cars are from back when he was a drag racer for Ford, following his service in the Marine Corps. Read More “Myles Stocker’s 2006 Mazda V8-Powered MX-5 Miata”

TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout Expands in 2021

Building on years of success and shift-your-own-gears drag racing excitement, the TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout is growing in 2021!

“NMRA and TREMEC are excited to get back to racing, as we add a third TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout in 2021,” said Steve Wolcott, NMRA co-founder, President and CEO. Read More “TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout Expands in 2021”

Mothballed 1970 Chevelle Convertible Project Car

Build-in-Progress stories is a new feature we have started on the TREMEC blog. These  new features will show cars, trucks and other types of vehicles using TREMEC 5- and 6-speed transmissions while they are being built.

This 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle convertible is a muscle car rescue of sorts; a project that had been mothballed for a number of years. With a new owner, the car is now on-track for completion. Read More “Mothballed 1970 Chevelle Convertible Project Car”

Common TREMEC Transmission Installation and Conversion Mistakes to Avoid

A trouble-free conversion to a TREMEC transmission starts with good planning. Selecting the right transmission for your application and knowing the accessories and parts required will prevent headaches during the installation. To give you the best tips to make installing a TREMEC 5-speed or 6-speed transmission as easy as possible, we interviewed some of our TREMEC Elite Distributors about common challenges and mistakes encountered – and how you can avoid them.  Read More “Common TREMEC Transmission Installation and Conversion Mistakes to Avoid”

Chris Nolff’s 1932 Ford Coupe Highboy Build in Progress

“No bells, no whistles. Just a hot rod.”—Chris Nolff

In this edition of Build-in-Progress, TREMEC is shining the spotlight on Chris Nolff of Michigan and his 1932 Ford highboy classic, outfitted with a TREMEC TKO 600 transmission. The vintage-style Blue Oval is not his first adventure in old iron, having owned other 1932s, as well as a 1937 and 1940. In fact, parked in the home shop next to this project is a 1966 Ford Mustang that he has been renovating simultaneously to be a Pro Street dragstrip car. Read More “Chris Nolff’s 1932 Ford Coupe Highboy Build in Progress”

New TREMEC TKX 5-Speed Manual Transmission

The TREMEC engineering team has been hard at work on yet another groundbreaking transmission. The all-new TREMEC TKX is a 5-speed RWD manual transmission with a compact design, increased torque capacity and very smooth shiftability at high engine RPM, making it the ideal addition for resto-mod projects. Read More “New TREMEC TKX 5-Speed Manual Transmission”