Five Questions with NMRA Co-Founder Steve Wolcott

2023 marks the 25th anniversary for the National Mustang Racing Association (NMRA). The year was 1999, and the Mustang performance and racing world was like the Wild West. Multiple series were popping up as popularity surged for both the new Mustang and the not-so-old Fox Body Mustang. The spectator parking would be as full of Mustangs as the racer pits, and events were as fun as rock concerts. It was this fertile ground that Co-Founder of the NMRA Steve Wolcott got together with the right backers to start what would become king of Mustang drag racing events. TREMEC was there from the beginning to support the series and TREMEC-equipped racers as they grew a whole new segment of stick shift drag racing. Read More “Five Questions with NMRA Co-Founder Steve Wolcott”

Choosing the Right Clutch to Go with Your TREMEC Transmission

Choosing the correct clutch for your car or truck is crucial for getting the best performance and driving experience with your TREMEC 5- or 6-speed manual transmission. With a clutch not suited for your car or truck’s powertrain and driving conditions, you’ll end up with not just a poor driving experience, but also increased risk of breaking drivetrain components. In race situations increased risk of clutch failure at a crucial moment that could cost you a victory. The wrong clutch means when you try to shift your own gears all you’re going to get is a grinding reverberation though the shifter followed by some choice expletives. Read More “Choosing the Right Clutch to Go with Your TREMEC Transmission”

TREMEC All-Female True Street at the 2023 NMRA Spring Break Shootout

The 2023 NMRA Spring Break Shootout hosted the first TREMEC All-Female True Street Showdown of the year. This new competition gives women a special True Street subclass to race against each other for a new dynamic in the NMRA’s most popular drag racing format. Read More “TREMEC All-Female True Street at the 2023 NMRA Spring Break Shootout”

TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout at the 2023 NMRA Spring Break Drag Race

The first TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout of 2023 had drama, firsts, and plenty of great drag racing action!

Participants with a manual-transmission car competing in NMRA’s most popular racing class, True Street, are eligible to compete in the TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout. If you’re not familiar with the True Street class, it’s open to any street-legal, Ford-powered and Ford-bodied vehicle that is street legal. From bone-stock cars and trucks to street-legal street/strip vehicles, regardless of driving experience anyone can enter and become a participant instead of just spectating at an NMRA event. Read More “TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout at the 2023 NMRA Spring Break Drag Race”

Arrington Performance Coyote-Powered, Hydrogen-Fueled 1964 Ford Falcon

Mike Copeland and his company, Arrington Performance, made headlines in 2021 with the 1948 Chevrolet Truck they built showcasing a hydrogen fuel conversion system being developed for existing internal combustion (ICE) gasoline-fueled engines. Now they’ve taken the concept to the next level with the recently completed 1964 Ford Falcon built with a modern Ford Gen 3 Coyote V8 that runs on hydrogen and is backed by a TREMEC TKX 5-speed transmission. Read More “Arrington Performance Coyote-Powered, Hydrogen-Fueled 1964 Ford Falcon”

The TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout is Back for 2023

The TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout is back for the 2023 NMRA racing season, pitting the eight quickest and best manual-transmission racers against each other for ¼-mile gear jamming supremacy.

“To say the TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout has been a success is a huge understatement,” explains Mike Kidd, Aftermarket Business Unit Manager for TREMEC “Having a manual transmission adds so much excitement to driving, both on the road and at the race track. Having an event where racers can take their TREMEC-equipped vehicles to the limit in a safe environment is a lot of fun while showing everyone the performance that TREMEC 5- and 6-speeds are capable of, whether it’s a factory OE TREMEC or one of our aftermarket transmissions.” Read More “The TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout is Back for 2023”

Converting a 1979-1993 Fox Body Mustang to a TREMEC TKX 5-Speed Transmission

The TREMEC TKX 5-speed has opened up a whole new world of driving enjoyment for classic and late-model cars and trucks. But many people wonder what is really involved in converting an automatic-equipped car to a TREMEC t-speed. We recently followed along with Knights Automotive in Oveido, Florida, as they made that conversion on a Fox Body Mustang. Read More “Converting a 1979-1993 Fox Body Mustang to a TREMEC TKX 5-Speed Transmission”

TREMEC Action at the 2022 Mod Nationals Drag Race

Despite the remnants of Hurricane Nicole passing through the day before this event, the TREMEC-shifting drag race action at the 2022 Mod Nationals couldn’t be stopped at South Georgia Motorsports Park. The TREMEC Modular True Street class featured a tight field with multiple 8-, 9- and 10-second cars vying for top honors. The 2020-up GT500 class was a showdown of Mustangs with TREMEC TR-9070 DCTs, featuring 9 cars with qualifying times in the 9-second range. And the Driver Mod 8.50 class (all manual transmission-equipped) had 22 entries with half the field in the 9- and 10-second elapsed time (E/T) range for qualifying. Read More “TREMEC Action at the 2022 Mod Nationals Drag Race”

TREMEC Equipped Cars and Trucks of SEMA 2022

The SEMA Show is where automotive manufacturers and aftermarket companies show off the latest parts and accessories. It is also where some of the most impressively designed and built vehicles are displayed, showing off those parts as well as craftsmanship in the builds. Here is a sample of the numerous custom-built vehicles we saw at the 2022 SEMA Show that were equipped with TREMEC 5- and 6-speed manual transmissions! Read More “TREMEC Equipped Cars and Trucks of SEMA 2022”

TREMEC-Equipped EVs Unveiled at the 2022 SEMA Show

While most of the focus on electric vehicles (EVs) has centered on new-car production, some companies in the automotive aftermarket have been working on electric conversions for classic cars and trucks. At the 2022 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Electric GT and TREMEC will be showcasing how new developments in EV technology can extend the life of vintage vehicles indefinitely, regardless of gasoline or diesel availability. Specifically, a 1963 Corvette and 19XX Land Rover Defender 90 will be on display in the TREMEC indoor and outdoor display booths (20057 and 81280), while Electric GT (booth 23683) will have an electric-converted 1984 Jeep Scrambler along a working eGT-413 V8 conversion system used in all three vehicles in its booth. And all with TREMEC manual transmissions! Read More “TREMEC-Equipped EVs Unveiled at the 2022 SEMA Show”