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Marine Animal Going quicker and faster than any other diesel-powered vehicle on the dragstrip is the obvious incentive for building the Sidewinder dragster. But Gale Banks, founder of Banks Engineering, has an ulterior motive: for the project to help protect the country. The Sidewinder is the next testbed for the company to develop aftermarket products for the ... Read more about this post

Marine Animal Sea-bound diesel technology is being proved on the quarter-mile in the Banks Sidewinder   Sea-bound diesel technology is being proved on the quarter-mile in the Banks Sidewinder Going quicker and faster than any other diesel-powered vehicle on the dragstrip is the obvious incentive for building the Sidewinder dragster. But Gale Banks, founder of Banks Engineering, has an ... Read more about this post

Gale Banks Receives 2009 Distinguished Service Citation The Automotive Hall of Fame has selected Gale Banks to receive one of their 2009 Distinguished Service Citations. The Automotive Hall of Fame has selected Gale Banks to receive one of their 2009 Distinguished Service Citations. Banks accepted the award at the annual luncheon on January 25 in New Orleans. This national citation is the Hall ... Read more about this post

The Banks Brake THE BANKS BRAKE Upon inspection I found the casting (cast iron) of the brake’s elbow was massive, and the surfaces of the elbow were engineered to meet with the turbo on one end and the exhaust down tube on the other end. The butterfly within the elbow was also machined to fit perfectly. All other parts ... Read more about this post

Gale Banks to be honored by Automotive Hall of Fame Gale Banks set to receive the Automotove Hall of Fame’s 2009 Distinguished Service Citation in New Orleans. AZUSA – In the automotive world, few honors hold as much prestige as being inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame. Gale Banks, founder, president and CEO of Banks Power in Azusa, will earn that distinction on Sunday when he ... Read more about this post

The World’s Quickest Diesel Pickup Breaks New Ground The words “fast” and “diesel” aren’t commonly spoken in the same breath. Diesel trucks, the Clydesdales of the truck world, have always been one-dimensional work trucks, clattering engines producing nothing but torque, with lots of black smoke thrown in. Those cliches are fading fast as a new wave of diesel trucks hits the street. The words “fast” ... Read more about this post

Never Satisfied Joe Burnside and his son Joey are never satisfied to leave things alone. They decided it was time to upgrade the power in their ’07 Chevy 2500HD 4×4 to make full use of the 6-inch Fabtech lift, 35×12.50-17 Toyo MT tires, 4.11 gears, and lockers. Wanting a complete package, they looked to Banks Engineering for ... Read more about this post

Never Satisfied Joe Burnside can’t leave his Chevy alone. Read along as a father and son spend time together upgrading the family truck by installing the Banks Six-Gun Bundle. Joe Burnside and his son Joey are never satisfied to leave things alone. They decided it was time to upgrade the power in their ’07 Chevy 2500HD 4×4 to ... Read more about this post

Museum exhibit a tribute to Banks’ long career POMONA – Gale Banks calls himself a “futurist.” So, what is a futurist doing in a museum? POMONA – Gale Banks calls himself a “futurist.” So, what is a futurist doing in a museum? “I’m nailed,” he said with a laugh. “I’ve always been a futurist. I read science fiction when I was a kid. My first ... Read more about this post

NHRA exhibit chronicles 50 years of Azusa’s Gale Banks Engineering POMONA – There were a lot of horses and a lot of power in a Fairplex museum on Wednesday. But it had nothing to do with a barn. That’s because 50 years of ramping up the internal combustion engine to make it go faster, longer and better went on display in the NHRA Wally Parks Motorsports ... Read more about this post