What it Takes to Win the TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout

Rafael Gonzalez rolled into Bradenton Motorsports Park in Florida for the 2020 Nitto Tire NMRA Spring Break Shootout with the hope of running well and qualifying for the TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout. This was his first time competing in the event, so his focus was on making clean passes and getting the most out of his mildly modified 2007 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500.

After completing the obligatory 30-mile True Street cruise and making a trio of passes, Rafael found himself with a 10.521-second average and, more importantly, secured a spot in the coveted TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout. Read More “What it Takes to Win the TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout”

TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout Storms the Nitto Tire NMRA Spring Break Shootout

For the 26th year, Ford racers invaded Bradenton Motorsports Park in Bradenton, Florida, for the Nitto Tire NMRA Spring Break Shootout. This drag race is the season-opener for the popular Holley NMRA Ford Nationals Series, drawing participants from as far away as California and Canada. And we are proud that one of the spotlight events at this annual event is the TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout.

True Street is one of the most popular NMRA classes and twice a year in Bradenton and Bowling Green, Kentucky, TREMEC offers enthusiasts the chance to compete in its Stick Shift Shootout. This is a heads-up race for the top eight quickest manual-transmission–equipped vehicles in the True Street class. Read More “TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout Storms the Nitto Tire NMRA Spring Break Shootout”

2020 TREMEC Equipped Factory Performance Cars

We talk a lot about what a great swap a TREMEC transmission is for your car, but did you know that many of the top American performance cars roll out of the factory with one of our transmissions? This isn’t a new prospect – we’ve been designing and manufacturing transmissions since we got into the business in 1964.

Today – and as it’s been for a number of years – you can shift a TREMEC transmission in 2020 models from Dodge, Ford, and Chevy. TREMEC gearboxes are even being engineered for super-quick shifting at the track and on the street via computer-controlled synchronization, such as our double-clutch transmission (DCT). Read More “2020 TREMEC Equipped Factory Performance Cars”

2020 Events Where You Can Visit the TREMEC Display

The TREMEC trailer will be racking up the miles during the 2020 event season, visiting 20 different states from coast to coast. This includes popular events like the Holley LS Fest, long hauling it with the scores of TREMEC-equipped vehicles on Hot Rod Power Tour, hitting the trails in scenic Moab, Utah, for Easter Jeep Safari and rockin’ it in our backyard at the Woodward Dream Cruise. The TREMEC event schedule is available on Tremec.com, and we’ll continue to update it with new events we’ll be attending. Read More “2020 Events Where You Can Visit the TREMEC Display”

2020 TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout

You can brag about how you’re great at driving manual transmission and being a third pedal master – or you can prove it by entering the TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout at the 2020 NMRA Spring Break Shootout in Bradenton, Florida, February 27 through March 1, 2020.

Manual transmission cars competing in the NMRA’s most popular racing class, True Street, are eligible for the 26th annual TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout. Open to anyone with a street-legal Ford vehicle with a Ford powerplant, True Street lets competitors enjoy the thrill of drag racing in a safe environment. Read More “2020 TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout”

TREMEC Elite Distributor Spotlight – AMP Performance

AMP Performance offers a variety of performance products and services, including dyno tuning, chassis work and turbo installations. AMP Performance’s main focus is TREMEC manual transmission conversions as well as providing customers with TREMEC parts and service. You can also find AMP Performance on the race track, as the company owns multiple cars used for competition in the NMRA, NMCA and PSCA drag racing circuits. Read More “TREMEC Elite Distributor Spotlight – AMP Performance”

TREMEC Customer Spotlight – Jacob Griffin’s 1975 AMC Gremlin Named Mogwai

In the TREMEC Customer Spotlight series, this is probably the most unique vehicle to date – and the first from American Motors Company. Let’s face it: who builds a 1975 AMC Gremlin? But in the hands of young builder, Jacob Griffin, the plain and ordinary became unique and stunning. Read More “TREMEC Customer Spotlight – Jacob Griffin’s 1975 AMC Gremlin Named Mogwai”

Ringbrothers 1969 Camaro Valkyrja Wins SEMA Battle of the Builders

How high can the bar be raised when it comes to building a custom car? One would think at some point a limit would be reached. But not when the builders are Ringbrothers. Their most recent project car has raised the bar again: the 1969 Chevy Camaro called Valkyrja (ancient Norse spelling of Valkyrie), unveiled at the 2019 SEMA Show. It brought home the SEMA 2019 Battle of the Builders award in a field of stunningly crafted automotive creations. It’s no surprise that a frequent star attraction in many Ringbrothers builds is a TREMEC transmission. Read More “Ringbrothers 1969 Camaro Valkyrja Wins SEMA Battle of the Builders”

TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout Winner, Mike Niehaus’s 1986 Ford Mustang GT

Nineteen years ago, Mike Niehaus found his dream car sitting on the lot at a Pontiac dealership in Columbus, Ohio. It wasn’t a new Trans Am, but a nicely kept 1986 Ford Mustang GT. As Mustang enthusiasts know, 1986 was the last year for the “four-eyed” Fox-body and the first year for the enduring 5.0 H.O.

Despite the seemingly low rating of 200 horsepower, the 1986 GT had great potential. The roller-cam­–equipped 5.0-liter delivered nice torque, go-fast aftermarket parts were readily available and the Fox-body was also very light weight. Read More “TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout Winner, Mike Niehaus’s 1986 Ford Mustang GT”

2019 TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout Bowling Green NMRA

NMRA True Street is one of the most fun classes in drag racing today. It embodies the spirit of street-legal Ford performance and offers enthusiasts the chance to compete in a safe and exciting environment.Winners are crowned in a variety of performance levels. And twice a year, True Street racers get the chance to show their stuff in the TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout.

The TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout is a true test of performance for those choosing three pedals, with fantastic prizes and bragging rights at stake. In order to be eligible to run in the Shootout, a True Street competitor must have a street-style manual transmission (face-plated and pro-shifted are allowed). The second TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout of 2019 was held September 28-29 at the NMRA World Finals in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Read More “2019 TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout Bowling Green NMRA”