As third-pedal enthusiasts are bombarded with talk of electric cars, autonomously driving cars and eliminating gasoline and diesel engines, the future can seem bleak. But as we showed with our recent blog on the Jeep Magneto 2.0 Electric Wrangler the move to alternative propulsion for vehicles doesn’t mean the end of shifting your own gears. And here’s another example that doesn’t run on gasoline or diesel but does have a TREMEC TKX 5-speed transmission – this one makes its horsepower by burning hydrogen. Read More “Inside the Arrington Performance Hydrogen Fueled TREMEC TKX 5-Speed Equipped 1948 Chevrolet Truck”
When it comes to TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout competitors, New Jersey’s Scott Triolo fits the mold perfectly. He competes with a beautiful 1985 Mustang GT that he’s owned for decades. And he enjoys driving his Fox Body on the street and strip. All while rowing the gears with a TREMEC Magnum 6-speed transmission.
Triolo is the most recent winner in the three-race 2022 TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout series, taking the crown at the NMRA Ford Performance Nationals held at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio. Read More “Inside Scott Triolo’s TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout Winning 1985 Mustang GT”
A hot button topic (to say the least) these days are EVs (electric vehicles) and the various aspects of owning and driving them. For those who love having a manual transmission in their vehicle, the perception is owning an EV means losing the driving enjoyment of shifting your own gears. But the Jeep Magneto 2.0 EV Wrangler concept vehicle solidly proves that you can still enjoy the fun of a manual transmission, featuring a TREMEC Magnum 6-speed. Read More “Jeep Magneto 2.0 EV Wrangler Electric Concept Vehicle Features TREMEC 6-Speed Transmission”
At the 2022 Cadillac Attack event, we spotted a relative unicorn in the CTS-V universe. In the field of competitors, there was a CTS-V wagon with the factory manual transmission! A CTS-V wagon is unusual enough to see, but one with a factory TREMEC TR-6060 6-speed is like catching sight of Big Foot riding on the Loch Ness Monster’s back. The CTS wagon was available for the 2010-14 model years, and was a bold move for Cadillac, since at a time, the concept of a station wagon was virtually extinct in the American market, unlike in Europe. This 2013 stick wagon was one of only 500 made for the model year. Read More “Factory Stick-Equipped Luxury Grocery Getter – Cadillac CTS-V 6-Speed Wagon”
Nick Filippides and his company American Racing Headers are no strangers to building vehicles that redefine what it means to think outside the box. They built a Hellcat-powered Toyota Prius with a TREMEC Magnum 6-speed transmission that stunned people at the 2017 SEMA Show. Their follow-up to that build – a 1964 Rambler American – is built to turn heads and blow the doors of the competition on the drag strip. Read More “The American Racing Headers 1964 Rambler American is Built for the Street and the Dragstrip”
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”
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”
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”
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”
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”