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Banks Dodge High-Ram New Banks CNC Ported 3″ & 3½” High-Rams Kick Major Ass! WE’VE CREATED A MONSTER! The Banks High-Rams are designed in the computer utilizing computational fluid dynamics, prototyped in our fused deposition modeling machine, tested on our flow bench and then proven in the engine dyno room. Both new High-Rams share the same design, only the inlet ... Read more about this post

Gale Banks Helps Open Pep Boys’ First “Speed Shop” – New Division To Feature Full Line Of Banks Power Products Gale Banks was on hand on Saturday May 30 and Sunday May 31 to help celebrate the grand opening of Pep Boy’s first-ever dedicated Speed Shop in downtown Los Angeles. Azusa, Calif. (June 1, 2009) – – Gale Banks was one of the honored guests who took part in a ribbon-cutting ceremony this past Saturday as ... Read more about this post

2,500 Horsepower Unleashed: Banks’ New Top Diesel Dragster AND Record-Shattering S-10 Pickup … Both To Compete!Saturday, May 9 – “TS Performance Outlaw Drags” – Bowling Green, KY 2,500 Horsepower Unleashed:  Banks’ New Top Diesel DragsterAND Record-Shattering S-10 Pickup … Both To Compete!Saturday, May 9 – “TS Performance Outlaw Drags” – Bowling Green, KY Azusa, Calif. – – (April 20, 2009)  ... Read more about this post

Gale Banks To Moderate Clean Diesel Automaker Roundtable Gale Banks has been chosen to moderate the Clean Diesel Automaker Roundtable at the upcoming California Diesel Days conference. Azusa, Calif. – – Gale Banks has been chosen to moderate the Clean Diesel Automaker Roundtable at the upcoming California Diesel Days conference to be held on Thursday, April 2, 2009 in Sacramento, California. The program, hosted by ... Read more about this post

This Just In From Jay Leno’s Garage Gale takes the Sidewinder S-10 drag truck over to Jay Leno’s for some fun and burnouts. Burbank, California March 21, 2009 – When Jay Leno calls from the Big Dog Garage and asks: “What’s new?” No one jokes back: “New York, New Jersey, or New Brunswick.” What Gale Banks answered back was the news that his ... Read more about this post

Banks Sidewinder S-10 Breaks Its Own Record BANKS SIDEWINDER S-10 BREAKS ITS OWN RECORD(S)STUNNING 7.770-SECOND RUN AT 180 MILES-PER-HOUR! BANKS SIDEWINDER S-10 BREAKS ITS OWN RECORD(S)STUNNING 7.770-SECOND RUN AT 180 MILES-PER-HOUR! Azusa, Calif.  March 9, 2009 – –  The Banks Sidewinder S-10 Duramax pickup just gets faster every time it runs!  And on Saturday March 7, the dark red truck with a brand new ... Read more about this post

World’s Fastest Diesel-Powered Drag Truck will “Ride Again” at NHRDA Nationals March 7th Event To Feature Famous Record-Setting Banks S-10 Sidewinder Azusa, California – –  Perhaps diesel drag racing’s most recognizable racer, the ruby red, Banks Sidewinder Chevy S-10 will be “back in the saddle” and riding the range once again at the 2nd Annual Desert Diesel Nationals at Speedworld Dragstrip in Wittman, Arizona on March 7. This ... Read more about this post

“MARINE” MEDIA ADVISORY Banks Power exhibited a very cool new “Banks Marine” power unit at the just-concluded Miami International Boat Show. MARINE MEDIA ADVISORY: Here’s a little bit of “insider information” for you: … Banks Marine (a division of Gale Banks Engineering) exhibited a very cool new power unit at the recently-concluded Miami International Boat Show Highly-motivated performance: The engine ... Read more about this post

BANKS NEW GM-DURAMAX MARINE V-8 ENGINE ON EXHIBIT AT 2009 MIAMI INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW Banks Power will take part in the Miami International Boat Show at the Miami Beach Convention Center February 12 -16.   Azusa, Calif. – –  Banks Power, the exclusive, world-wide distributor for General Motors Duramax diesel engines, and the only factory-authorized manufacturer of the new Duramax Marine Engine will take part in the Miami International Boat Show ... Read more about this post

Automotive Hall of Fame Announces 2009 Distinguished Service Citation Recipients and 2008 Industry Leader of the Year The Automotive Hall of Fame will award its 2009 Distinguished Service Citation Recipients and recognize its 2008 Industry Leader of the Year at its Annual Awards Luncheon on January 25 in New Orleans. Dearborn, Michigan — The Automotive Hall of Fame will award its 2009 Distinguished Service Citation Recipients and recognize its 2008 Industry Leader of ... Read more about this post