Why it�s important to keep the pin spinning: In each firing cycle the piston pin carries the weight

By Titus Bloom, October 13, 2014

Race
engine progress follows a basic pattern: As power increases, problems
emerge and as the ingenuity of the race engineer solves them other
problems appear. Race engines operate in a state of perpetual
crisis. In the 1970s Top Fuel cars generated 2,500 to 3,000hp today they
make 8,000 to 10,000hp. To get from 2,500 to 10,000hp a lot of problems
needed solutions.

When
Trend Performance introduced its tool steel TP-1 piston pin in early
2013, first to drag racing’s Top Fuel teams and subsequently to all
other engine categories generating big power, it possessed several
attributes that weren’t easily copied.

“Most
people don’t realize that during the firing cycle of one cylinder the
piston pin carries the weight-the mass and…

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The Ford Mustang, the Pinnacle of Muscle?

With Muscle Cars, there are three qualities they should possess – power, speed, and style. There is car that has all of these qualities, and is also considered by both casual drivers and motor-heads to be the bet – the Ford Mustang. The Ford Mustang in any of its styles – Coupe, GT, or Convertible is a worldwide best-seller which does not come as a surprise. The legacy of this vehicle has left its tire tracks imprinted on automotive history since it was released in 1964

Here is why the Ford Mustang is the pinnacle of muscle:

A ‘Classic’ Muscle Car The number one sign of ‘classic’ car status is longevity in the marketplace, the Ford Mustang is currently the second-longest running car in production in America.  The overall look of the car is as recognizable today as it was in the sixties, even as the shapes and models which have evolved over the decades. The long chassis, wide tires, chunky front grill and low-profile are unmistakably from the Ford Mustang.

Expertly Made and Reliable Another reason the Ford Mustang is a legendary muscle car is because of its durability and construction. Ford Motor Company have always prided themselves on how well they construct their vehicles.

Customizable Whatever the model or generation, another factor that puts this car ahead of the pack is how customizable they are. From bodywork, to power mods, to interior gadgets, many owners can find as many hours of enjoyment in their garage as they can on the road –

Statistical Advance: Analyzing the AAA Texas 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (October 27, 2014) –
Below is a look at the Eliminator 8 – and beyond – at Texas Motor
Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas going into the AAA Texas 500 on November
2. ESPN’s coverage begins at 2 p.m. ET and the race is scheduled for 3
p.m.
TEXAS-SPECIFIC STATISTICS

1 – Jeff Gordon (No. 24 Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet)
Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 109.3
2014 Rundown
Four wins, 13 top fives, 21 top 10s; two poles
Average finish of 10.1
Led 24 races for 873 laps
Texas Motor Speedway…

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A2 WIND TUNNEL PRODUCES ON-TRACK RESULTS – 301.33 MPH

Enfield, CT – October 22,
2014 – The President of Hanna Motorsports Jets, Al
Hanna, today announced the post wind tunnel performance results of the Queen of
Diamonds II jet dragster. The head-turning performance was the direct result of
the Hanna’s day of testing at the A2 Wind Tunnel complex, located in Mooresville, North
Carolina.

“Our family is dedicated to growth and success. With that
said, we made the decision to invest in a full day session at the acclaimed A2
Wind Tunnel, for our ‘one-of-a-kind’ jet dragster; the new ‘Queen of Diamonds
II.’ There were many issues to trouble shoot with this new design, and we
wanted to test in a controlled manner. The A2 Wind Tunnel made those tests
available in a safe and really exciting environment.”

The weekend prior to…

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LMARR DISK LTD.. Manufacture New Wheel Covers for Your Classic and Vintage Concours Show Car

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Lmarr Disk Ltd is the world’s largest source of wheel discs and
related parts for Pre-World War II classic cars.Our
discs are fitted on classic cars around the world
and have helped their owner’s enjoy more carefree driving, as well as
win many classic car events.Give your classic car
the look it had when it was new or change it to reflect your
style.Every year we broaden our product line by
adding new
discs and deluxe versions of our existing discs. We carry high quality
complete wheel assembly kits and replacement parts for our discs and
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Ford and Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos Celebrate 50 Years of Mustang

Ford’s ICON50 and Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos name 10
artists who embody the spirit of the iconic Ford Mustang and are driving
the future of music in America

ICON50 artists include ASTR, Betty Who, Cathedrals, Elle
King, Joywave, MisterWives, Sheppard, Smallpools, Young Rising Sons and
Young & Sick

Launched in September, ICON50 is a unique program that
unites the new Ford Mustang with cultural experts from Hard Rock Hotels
& Casinos, Zagat, ESPN The Magazine and Mashable to discover the
next wave of cultural drivers

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Mustang and its influence on
popular culture, Ford Motor Company and Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos
have teamed up through the ICON50 program to name 10
up-and-coming artists who are breaking new ground and setting…

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Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals

The Muscle Car & Corvette Nationals is the ultimate gathering place for enthusiasts, young and old, who have a passion for horsepower. This indoor showcase celebrates the cars that have become a part of our lives and to provide a place to revive past memories and friendships while opening the door to many new memories and friendships.

More Than Just Cars

By being involved in many shows over the years, we have seen what works and what doesn’t work. First and foremost, we know that it takes much more than a room full of cars to have a great show. We know that it is the people involved in our hobby that make it so enjoyable. Surely the sights and sounds are what opens the door, but it is the shared enthusiasm we all have and the enjoyment we get by sharing the memories with those who…

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