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”

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”

Two TREMEC-Equipped Factory Five Racing Roadsters

Our latest TREMEC Customer Spotlight focuses on two friends who built FFR roadsters at about the same time.

Joe Camire worked at Factory Five for several years, and being part of the crew creating the roadster kits he eventually wanted one of his own to build.

Sharing a passion for driving with Joe is his friend Greg Sandels who purchased a FFR kit in 2004, two years before Joe bought an started his own build. Both men built their cars at home, investing sweat equity while enjoying the hands-on process of building a vehicle from scratch. Read More “Two TREMEC-Equipped Factory Five Racing Roadsters”

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”

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”

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”

Tim Casto Wins His First Ever TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout

Tim Casto barely made it to Bowling Green, Kentucky, for the NMRA All-Ford World Finals and to patriciate in the 2020 TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout. He worked late the night before the event to swap ignitions just to get the car running. Then, during one of his test passes, Casto hit fluid near the top end of the track and spun the Electric Red 1993 Mustang LX in a wild 360. Using creative driving, he managed to miss both concrete walls. Read More “Tim Casto Wins His First Ever TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout”

Don Kingore’s TKO-Equipped 1960 Corvette

Don Kingore had a lifelong dream of owning and cruising an early Corvette. In winter 2019, he began tearing apart and rebuilding this 1960 Corvette in his home garage. He chose a design theme that reminded him of 1960s when early used Corvettes were affordable sports cars that could be owned by young enthusiasts. Read More “Don Kingore’s TKO-Equipped 1960 Corvette”