8-Second Action at 2021 Mod Nationals TREMEC Modular True Street Drag Race

The Ford modular V8 engine family debuted to the world with a lot of controversy, but it quickly matured and, thanks to the power-enhancing magic of boost, it now powers Mustangs of various generations to neck-snapping speeds and elapsed times (E/Ts) at the dragstrip. The performance success of these engines and their large following led to the creation of the Mod Nationals in 2013. This annual overhead-cam drag race battle royale is an event exclusively for modular-powered Fords. Read More “8-Second Action at 2021 Mod Nationals TREMEC Modular True Street Drag Race”

Ten Questions with NMRA-NMCA Co-Founder Steve Wolcott

The National Mustang Racing Association (NMRA) and National Muscle Car Association (NMCA) are two of the best-known drag racing series in the U.S. Born from the 1990s boom in Mustang performance, the NMRA was created to meet the rapidly growing need for a drag racing series exclusively dedicated to late-model Mustangs and other Ford-family makes. As the NMRA’s popularity and success surged, ProMedia took over the existing NMCA racing series in 2005 to become an NMRA sister series running similar format as the NMRA but open to muscle cars from all brands. Read More “Ten Questions with NMRA-NMCA Co-Founder Steve Wolcott”

Bob Meyer’s TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout Winning 1984 Turbo Mercury Capri RS

Story and Photos by Evan J Smith

Ever-humble Bob Myers has been a staple on the stick-shift street-car scene. He regularly competes in events like NMRA’s QA1 True Street, local bracket racing and 6.50 index. But unlike most racers who rely on a big V8 for power, Bob has stayed true to a beloved 2.3-liter Ford four-cylinder that motivates his 1984 Mercury Capri RS. Read More “Bob Meyer’s TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout Winning 1984 Turbo Mercury Capri RS”

Four-Cylinder Mercury Capri Wins the Last TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout of 2021

Story and Photos by Evan J. Smith

It took many years and a lot testing and tuning, but Bob Myers of Greensburg, Pennsylvania, finally captured his first TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout championship with his turbo 1984 Mercury Capri. It happened during a wild weekend of drag racing – and weather – at the 2021 Holley NMRA World Finals & Holley Ford Festival at Beech Bend Raceway Park in Bowling Green, Kentucky, which was held from September 30-October 3. It was the final TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout of the season, and it was far from typical. Read More “Four-Cylinder Mercury Capri Wins the Last TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout of 2021”

Skip Barber Racing School and TREMEC Work Together to Improve Driver Education

When the Skip Barber Racing School needed to upgrade the transmissions in their Mustang GTs and 1967 Camaro school cars, they wanted TREMEC manual transmissions! These cars get hammered from students learning fast-driving techniques, so the school wanted to upgrade the transmissions for durability and precise shifting. The outcome was a partnership that provides the Skip Barber Racing School with the quality performance transmissions they need, and students of all ages get first-hand experience with TREMEC transmissions. Read More “Skip Barber Racing School and TREMEC Work Together to Improve Driver Education”

10 Affordable Cars and Trucks Begging for a TREMEC Transmission

We all would love to own a classic Camaro, Mustang, Chevelle, Charger, Challenger, Nova, Fairlane or anything cool from the muscle car era. But unless you’ve been living in an Ozark Mountains cave for the last 10 years, you know the price of classic Detroit iron has skyrocketed, and these cars are no longer affordable for most people. A rusted-out 1966 or 1967 fastback Mustang that should be $1,00 is now close to $10,000. Read More “10 Affordable Cars and Trucks Begging for a TREMEC Transmission”

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”

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”

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”