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Oldsmobile Anthem “You can consider this car an advanced Cutlass Supreme,” said Dennis Burke, chief designer of Oldsmobile Exterior #1 Studio. The pretty Anthem can sing for us anytime. It uses a long wheelbase, short overhangs, and low cowl to maximize interior room. The large full-glass roof is darkened electronically by LCD panels. Its engine is ...
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Banks Ford F-150 EcoBoost Intake/Exhaust/Programmer UpgradeBanks Ford F-150 EcoBoost Intake/Exhaust/Programmer Upgrade

Ford turned the pickup world on its side when it first installed the 3.5L EcoBoost V-6 in the ’11 F-150. While it wasn’t particularly odd to find a V-6 in a ½-ton truck, having one as the premium engine was an entirely new concept. At launch, the 3.5L EcoBoost churned out 365 hp and 420 ...
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April Fools – Automotive legend Gale Banks in hot water with NASA!April Fools - Automotive legend Gale Banks in hot water with NASA!

U.S. Homeland Security descended on Azusa, California Friday to detain an automotive legend for questioning.
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Magazine Articles – 2018

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Boost Elbow Brilliance: Banks Monster Ram 6.7 Cummins Intake InstallBoost Elbow Brilliance: Banks Monster Ram 6.7 Cummins Intake Install

Factory intake elbows are restrictive and bottleneck the airflow to your engine. To prolong the life of your engine and maximize its performance, the aftermarket air intake is a great and cost-effective upgrade over stock. Enter the Banks Power Monster Ram intake elbow. What a percentage of truck enthusiasts don’t realize is, with only a few choice modifications, ...
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Ford Model T Modified Returns to El Mirage Dry Lake in Tribute to Speed Pioneer Karl OrrFord Model T Modified Returns to El Mirage Dry Lake in Tribute to Speed Pioneer Karl Orr

If you are familiar with Bonneville racing, you likely know the name Bob Kehoe. In the late 1960s he teamed with Bruce Geisler to build a ’53 Studebaker coupe known as the Hanky Panky Special. Over the years the car set a number of records and got both Bob and Bruce into the 200 MPH ...
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ROQ CrusherROQ Crusher

Los Angeles, California, “The City of Angels”, is a place where millions of people come to turn their dreams into reality. If you can imagine it, it can happen in LA. Known to fans as “Lightning,” Jay Tilles no stranger to those dreams turned realities. As a longtime resident of Southern California and a radio ...
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Changing Times: GM’s Push To Make L5P Duramax Un-CrackableChanging Times: GM’s Push To Make L5P Duramax Un-Crackable

If there’s one thing that can be said about humanity, it’s that we crave the feeling of control. Owning a thing and being responsible for its fate can make us feel important and fulfilled. But in the case of automobiles, things are taking a turn, and GM is leading the way, at least here in ...
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Huffin & PuffinHuffin & Puffin

Banks Power’s Bolt on TJ Turbo We are such big fans of turbochargers that you might be tired of hearing us talk about them. The fact is that a turbo can be a great way to build more power, and the inline Jeep engines are so overbuilt they can handle boost with no problems. Many people ...
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GALE BANKS COMPARES THE L5P TO THE LMLGALE BANKS COMPARES THE L5P TO THE LML

What exactly makes GM’s new L5P motor tick? How improved is it over the previous model, the LML? We can’t think of a better person to get into the details than Gail Banks from, you guessed it, Banks Power. He recently stopped by the Diesel Performance Podcast and talked with hosts Nick Priegnitz and Paul ...
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