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SEMA 2012 News What’s going on at SEMA this year? Check here and find out all the latest info on the cool events and hot project vehicles! There’s always so much going on at SEMA that it’s almost impossible to keep up with all the action—but we’ll try.  Keep checking back to this page as we will be adding ... Read more about this post

ICON and Banks Power on Autoblog – Part 2 The ICON 4×4 pickup has made it to SEMA. Check out all the cool photos from the show… By Jeremy Korzeniewski Icon 4×4 has once again made a big splash at SEMA, this time with its heavily customized 1965 Dodge D200 Crew Cab pickup built as part of its Reformer Series – old machinery with modern underpinnings. ... Read more about this post

What does Jay Leno think about Gale Banks After photographer Fernando Escovar shot Gale Banks for an upcoming DIESEL SWAP magazine cover, he caught up with Jay Leno at the Love Ride charity event. Jay had some nice things to say about Gale in the 35-second video… After photographer Fernando Escovar shot Gale Banks for an upcoming DIESEL SWAP magazine cover, he caught up ... Read more about this post

ICON and Banks Power on Autoblog – Part 1 ICON vehicles are notorious for their attention to detail, performance, and exclusivity. So to power the ’65 Dodge pickup they’re building for SEMA, they teamed up with an engine builder that matched their high standard. You can guess who that was… By Jeremy Korzeniewski SEMA is right around the corner, folks, and that means a whole slew ... Read more about this post

All of the NHRA Museum news stories are right here What’s been happening at the NHRA Motorsports Museum? Here’s a compilation of stories on everything related to the museum. Here is a compilation of all the NHRA Museum-related news… Gale’s on-board at the NHRA Motorsports Museum: The Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum presented by the Automobile Club of Southern California announced today that Gale Banks, president of ... Read more about this post

Finding the Limits of the Duramax When you think of racing engines, diesel is not the first thing that comes to mind. Racing engines are typically light weight and high-revving, while diesels are bulky, heavy and slower turning. So what is Gale Banks doing racing with all those Duramax engines? When you think of racing engines, diesel is not the first thing ... Read more about this post

Humvee Transmission and Suspension Upgrades In addition to turbo and exhaust brake upfit systems that dramatically improve the vehicle performance, Humvees need better transmissions and suspension systems. What will Gale Banks do about that? Desert racing is an experience like no other. Competitors battle the terrain as much as they battle each other. If you get beat by the course, you ... Read more about this post

The Three Latest Diesel Engine Projects Get all the info on the Banks 630T, the Banks 866T, and the Banks 6.5L Special Ops package engines. When you hear the words “Gale Banks” many people automatically think “diesel” and here’s why: No one else in the automotive aftermarket industry has been more successful at enhancing the performance and reliability of diesel engines than ... Read more about this post

Hot Rod Humvee The Banks Sidewinder system proved its mettle during a test session with an up-armored Humvee that weighed in at 14,400 lbs. Chassis dyno testing showed a 58% increase in horsepower… A general purpose Humvee Since 1985 the High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV or Humvee) has been the mainstay workhorse for our nation’s military. Originally powered by ... Read more about this post

Paul Dallenbach Okay Following Crash Paul Dallenbach, multiple champion at Pikes Peak, is in good condition following a crash into the forest early into his record attempt this past Sunday at the Pikes Peak international Hill Climb. Shown above: The Dallenbach race crew checking out the race car for its record attempt. Paul Dallenbach, multiple champion at Pikes Peak, is in good ... Read more about this post