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Faster Than A Syclone Here’s Bill Goldberg’s show covering our attempt to beat ourselves at Bonneville. Around 1990 we set the Worlds Fastest Pickup record at Bonneville with a two way of 204mph and a best mile of 210. Our racer was named the Syclone. A street truck of the same name followed shortly. In the early 2000’s we returned to ... Read more about this post

Small Block – Big Deal News Flash! This year is the 60th Anniversary of the Small Block Chevrolet V8! A few months ago Hot Rod Magazine asked me to build an engine in celebration of that…WOW! What an Honor! I love Hot Rod Magazine, so this an emotional and prideful thing they have asked of me. The people there now are ... Read more about this post

Photos from the Banks Power World HQ Once in a while we like to show you some of the inner workings of Banks Power. People don’t realize that we have a campus full of great things such as our Power House, Pipe Shop, the CNC-Group, Sales and many more. So what I’m going to show you are just a few photos of ... Read more about this post

One Blower, 2 Turbos… One Blower, 2 Turbos, ram tuned Banks intake manifold with a water coupled cupro-nickel intercooler inside, big pin billet stroker, and CNC big valve heads and you’ve got the 427″ Gale Banks SuperTurbo 900hp prototype diesel marine V8. That’s a lot of words just to say Blower on top…Party in the back!!! Gale Banks   Read more about this post

2,200 horsepower in our APBA K-Jet program The boat groups are asking me about the early turbo work at my company, so here are some engine visuals from the 1970’s. There’s been some dialog about our power output with turbos compared to others at that time. I’m covering the whole story in my series, “Turbocharging is the life for me”. But I ... Read more about this post

Another Hooniverse Podcast with Gale Banks So I did my second Hooniverse podcast with Jeff and Chris yesterday! It goes up next Wednesday August 5th. These guys Rock and they tolerated my alacrity and choice of subject. We talked about Turbos, my Straight-Shot water/meth injection, cold Ram-Air, intercoolers and other air density machines, plus our AutoMind, diesel and gas tuning. We ... Read more about this post

Waving the Checkered Flag As one of the original members of the Checkered Flag 200, I’ve gladly supported the Petersen Automotive Museum for 22 years. Currently the Petersen is undergoing a makeover… it’s a makeover of the highest order, and today I was invited to come over and see how it’s going. We all met in the Petersen Boardroom and ... Read more about this post

91-06 Jeep Wrangler Sidewinder Turbo System Want to gain +102 hp & +121 lb-ft with a bolt-on kit? Well now you can with the Banks Power Banks Sidewinder® Turbo plus Intercooler Want to read more about the benefits of this system? Here’s a teaser: For more information, feel free to check out     Read more about this post

Fat Motor inna Little Truck A friend just asked me about my Blown Diesel Shop Truck. It’s a swap based on a Chevy 454 SS, here’s his post. “How about more info on that engine swap!!! I ready to see some performance numbers from that whipple diesel. The next swap: Maybe a big block twin turbo in that shop truck. I mean ... Read more about this post

Turbocharging Is The Life For Me: Part 2 Back in the 60’s, there were no examples of marine turbocharging at the level I had in mind and, no books on the subject. However, there was Indy and the Offenhauser Racing Engine. In those days, California Indy Car builders, ruled Indy, with our home grown Offenhausers providing the power. I thought, it’s a long ... Read more about this post