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”

Join the TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout at the 2021 NMRA World Finals

As the 2021 NMRA All-Ford World Finals and Ford Festival approaches, it’s time to get ready for last TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout of the year! The stage is set for the best manual transmission racing as participants in the True Street class face off for the title. The World Finals will be held at Beech Bend Raceway Park from September 30-October 3 at Beech Bend Raceway Park in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Read More “Join the TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout at the 2021 NMRA World Finals”

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”

An Inside Look at Jeff McCool’s TREMEC Stick Shift Winning 1981 Ford Mustang

Story and Photos by Evan J. Smith

The TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout offers gear-jammers the chance to go head-to-head in a street/strip competition for amazing prizes, including a brand-new McLeod clutch. The races are held in conjunction with the NMRA QA1 True Street class, and, in 2021, have expanded to three exciting events: NMRA Spring Break Shootout, NMRA Ford Performance Nationals, and the upcoming NMRA World Finals + Holley Intergalactic Ford Festival from September 29-October 3 at Beech Bend Raceway in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Read More “An Inside Look at Jeff McCool’s TREMEC Stick Shift Winning 1981 Ford Mustang”

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”

Restoration: The Good, The Bad, The Out of Budget

Restoring a car takes time, money, effort, and patience. You need to know how to restore cars properly if you want to tackle this kind of project. Although it may be hard to ignore a classic vehicle that is for sale, you will want to weigh all possibilities before you wave your checkbook around. Read More “Restoration: The Good, The Bad, The Out of Budget”