The first of three 2021 TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout events took place March 4-7, 2021, at Bradenton Motorsports Park in Bradenton, Florida, at the NMRA Spring Break Shootout. It was spectacular manual-transmission drag racing action as the street-legal Ford racers battled to secure a Top 8 spot in the Shootout and then gun for the championship. Read More “TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout at 2021 Spring Break Shootout”
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”
Building on years of success and shift-your-own-gears drag racing excitement, the TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout is growing in 2021!
“NMRA and TREMEC are excited to get back to racing, as we add a third TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout in 2021,” said Steve Wolcott, NMRA co-founder, President and CEO. Read More “TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout Expands in 2021”
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”
Twice a year, Ford drivers lay it on the line in the ultra-competitive TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout. This special event is run in conjunction with NMRA and offers racers with a manual transmission a chance to compete for more than $2,000 in cash and prizes, including McLeod products. Read More “Drag Racing Action from the TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout”
It’s time to take a break from all the craziness that has been the year 2020 and join the TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout. This has become an annual part of the NMRA All-Ford World Finals in Bowling Green, Kentucky, and we’re happy to say that the shootout will go on as planned this year!Read More “Join the TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout at the NMRA All-Ford World Finals”
Don’t let Joel Grannas hear you say automatics are faster than stick shifts. He won’t shout at you or pound a fist on a table, though. Joel has been drag racing his manual-transmission equipped Toyota Supra for years, and he will just pull out a small slip of paper for you to read.
While drag racing during an event at Bradenton Motorsports Park in Bradenton, Florida, in May 2020, Joel fired off the first-ever 6-second pass by an H-pattern–shifted car: 6.90 e.t. at 194.77 mph.Read More “First H-Pattern Manual Transmission to Break Into the 6s in Drag Racing”
What is the fastest stick shift car in the world? That’s a question often debated, as it can be answered in many different ways. First, are we talking about the fastest manual-transmission car built by the factory? Currently or ever? Or are we talking about the fastest one created by custom-fabrication shops and racers? Instead of choosing one, we decided to pull together a list that looks at the fastest in each of those categories.Read More “Fastest Stick Shift Vehicles of the Last 30 Years”
While new vehicles offered with an automatic-transmission outnumber those available with a manual transmission, there’s a plethora of used cars on the market that came with a manual transmission. And there are options to fit just about any budget.
Here are our picks for 10 best used manual-transmission cars. We strove for diversity in this list, so we’re willing to bet that one of these will appeal to your stick-shift, four-wheeled passion. And if we left your favorite off the list, post it in the comments! Read More “Great Manual Transmission Used Cars”
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”