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What’s coming down the Banks pipeline What's coming down the Banks pipelineFrom selling his first engine at 16 to revolutionizing the performance aftermarket, see what Gale Banks now has in store for 2008. From selling his first engine at 16 to revolutionizing the performance aftermarket, see what Gale Banks now has in store for 2008. Read more about this post

Bob Robe Celebrates 30-year Milestone Bob Robe Celebrates 30-year MilestoneBob Robe was just 26 when he joined Gale Banks Engineer-ing.“Thirty years later, he’s still the go-to guy out in the shop, a leader by example,” says Gale of his longtime friend. Gale Banks and Bob Robe celebrated 30 years of teamwork on Jan. 23 with Gale’s presentation to Bob of Gale Banks Engineering’s first AA/Top ... Read more about this post

Banks Building Diesel Digger Banks Building Diesel DiggerTeam Banks will be on the strip this year with its world’s fastest drag truck, and in the works is a Mike Spitzer-built rail. Check out the article! Read more about this post

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Banks: First Into the Sevens! Banks: First Into the Sevens!   Turning an astonishing 7.96 seconds at 167.34 miles an hour, the Duramax-powered Banks Sidewinder S-10 became the first diesel truck into the sevens on only its fifteenth and fastest-ever pass down a quarter mile drag strip. Wittmann, Arizona December 18, 2007 — “We were just at the strip to test a new torque converter set-up; but ... Read more about this post

Gale Banks joins the Automotive X Prize team Gale Banks joins the Automotive X Prize teamThe X PRIZE Foundation looked to Gale for advice on laying down the rules and guidelines for the Automotive X PRIZE. Gale is playing a part in determining the goals of the competition as well as establishing the prize structure. Automotive X PRIZE Advisory Team Gale Banks has long been regarded as an authority on anything automotive ... Read more about this post

50th Anniversary Congrats! 50th Anniversary Congrats! Both the White House and the Governor of California sent letters of congratulations to Gale Banks for his 50 years in business. The letter from President Bush was similar to this letter from Gov. Schwarzenegger. Governor Schwarzenegger’s Letter to Gale Banks California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger heaps praise upon Gale Banks Engineering for its 50 years of outstanding ... Read more about this post

World’s Quickest & Fastest Diesel Pickup Truck! World's Quickest & Fastest Diesel Pickup Truck!Banks’ Sidewinder® pickup truck blasted down the “Strip at Las Vegas” bettering ALL existing records for diesel-powered pickups. Las Vegas, NV. — (Friday, October 26, 2007) History was made at the ACDelco NHRA Las Vegas Nationals as a Gale Banks Engineering Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck blasted down the “Strip at Las Vegas” posting an elapsed time ... Read more about this post

Gale Banks Elected to the 2007 SEMA Board of Directors! Gale Banks Elected to the 2007 SEMA Board of Directors!    “What I hope to bring SEMA is a clear view into the future, its challenges and its opportunities.” — Gale Banks How can I help SEMA today? Well, I¹m a futurist. My entire career has been about what¹s next. Through the decades, we at Banks have opened new markets in marine engines, turbocharging, truck and motorhome ... Read more about this post

Banks Acquires Automotive Balancing Service Banks Acquires Automotive Balancing Service   Check out Banks’ new partner and see why the world’s fastest rely on the world’s first engine balancing shop—ABS! AZUSA, CA—Gale Banks Engineering is pleased to announce the acquisition of Automotive Balancing Service (ABS) in South Gate, California. Founded by Bill Fisher as Electronic Balancing Company in 1953, the firm originally took on industrial applications (fans ... Read more about this post