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Video: Jhonni Blaze Talks R&B Artists Who Sing & Dance On Stage

VH1’s Love & Hip Hop New York cast member and aspiring R&B singer, Jhonni Blaze, sits down with DJ Smallz to give her thoughts on R&B artists who sing and dance on stage versus R&B ... Read More » The post Video: Jhonni Bla...
by New Hip Hop Music on Sep 2, 2015

Video: Jadon Success Talks ‘Ms. Carolina’, Musical Influences & More

We Up On It’s DJ Justice catches up with High Point, NC’s Jadon Success to talk about his musical inspirations, influences and his buzzing new single “Ms. Carolina” featuring Ricco Barrino & more. The post Video: Jadon Su...
by New Hip Hop Music on Sep 2, 2015

Banks Wants A Few (More) Good Men and Women

CAD Design Engineers, career opportunities are now open at Banks Engine design from the crank centerline out is the business of Gale Banks Engineering and its divisions Banks Power and Banks Technologies. We are currently taking applications for expe...
by Banks Blog on Aug 31, 2015

Gale Banks Needs Some Help!

Automotive Firmware Engineers Move to SoCal today! Banks is Hiring At Banks, the design and manufacture of electronic devices for engine and powertrain control, CAN bus communication, data logging, and instrumentation are woven into the fabric of of...
by Banks Blog on Aug 29, 2015

Something Sinister This Way Comes

Posted by Gale Banks Back in 2004 I wanted to get out of my ’91 Chevy, 502 SS pickup. I needed a large, rear drive car, with room for more than two people! Chevy didn’t have one anymore but Ford did, so I went to look at a Crown Victoria.
by Banks Blog on Aug 28, 2015

Oshkosh Wins $6.75 Billion Contract To Replace HMMWV

This just in; Oshkosh Truck will build 17,000 Joint Light Tactical Vehicles (JLTV) under a contract awarded today, with a possible total build of 55,000 units. All will be powered with the Banks 866T, V8 Diesel Engine. The 866T is based on Banks Auto...
by Banks Blog on Aug 26, 2015

Gale Banks Answers Your Diesel Questions

Diesel Power Magazine (DPM) spent some time with Gale Banks to answer some questions that fans have submitted to the Editors of DPM. Five questions in 5 days, with the one-and-only, turbocharging and diesel legend, Gale Banks. Question 1: You have b...
by Banks Blog on Aug 25, 2015

Banks Torque Tubes

I built my first headers on a small block Chevy, back in the late 50’s. My bill fold was on empty, so coat hanger stood in for welding rod. You could see the shower of sparks from outer space. So I’ve been tuning the pipes for awhile but...
by Banks Blog on Aug 24, 2015

Banks Super-Turbo DD60 Freightliner, Pikes Peak Outrage

Come with me to practice on the Mountain! On this video I’ll explain my Forced induction and water/meth addiction in an interview, at the press conference, prior to the race. No Coal; We tuned for borderline smoke off the turns to be sure we ha...
by Banks Blog on Aug 24, 2015

Gale Banks’ Favorite Car, Ever!

Some friends have asked me to pick my favorite car. This is easy, even though I’ve Hot Rodded everything I’ve ever touched, even the ones I shouldn’t have, my choice is my 87 Pontiac. More correctly it is an 1987 Trans Am GTA, Pro T...
by Banks Blog on Aug 24, 2015

Black Line Fever: 283 mph with Gale Banks.

At the Bonneville Salt Flats, there’s a 5-mile-long black line that’s seen Pontiacs from Mickey Thompson’s four-engine Challenger 1 to the hand-down fastest Firebird of all: the Banks/Pontiac Twin Turbo GTA. Specially modified to handle an inte...
by Banks Blog on Aug 24, 2015

Listen to Gale Banks on The Smoking Tire Podcast

Listen to this great podcast where Gale Banks talks about all sorts for great things from his blown Cobra R Coil Over Watts Link Marauder, Kiwis, Twin Turbos, Jet boats, Burt Munro, Bonneville  and much more. To stream, download or SHARE the podcast...
by Banks Blog on Aug 20, 2015

Banks Sidewinder Blower Test Series

At Banks we develop engines for uses ranging from winning wars (military) to winning races. We have done this, including the military part, since 1975. In those 40 years we have advanced our art and been on the winning team in building and powering a...
by Banks Blog on Aug 19, 2015

“Rapid Transit”, Banks Blown 870S 427ci Stroker Dmax!

Here’s some mug shots of our upcoming 7 liter supercharged, nitrous and water injected drag race engine. Gale Banks  ...
by Banks Blog on Aug 17, 2015

FirstFirst Fire Banks Supercharged 871S Diesel V8

Here’s a short first fire video of our Blown Duramax based dragster engine. This setup uses our cold side PWM controlled waste gate. As the waste gate air bypass becomes necessary it opens and blows the camera back. Watch for it! We have recent...
by Banks Blog on Aug 17, 2015

Eco Diesel Don’t Care!

This tough little welterweight can punch! In my first boxing lesson, Pop extended his right fist touching my chest, “You don’t punch to someone…you punch thru someone”. The thru punch came as he said the words and suddenly I w...
by Banks Blog on Aug 17, 2015

Must-Know Place & Tips for Gamers Visiting Japan: PLAY Original Arcade Space Invaders, Pacman, Mario Bros & more!

When we get interested in something, we also get interested in its history - Where and when did it begin? How was it like at that time and how did it develop? I believe that video game fans think this way, too.Mario is in the beautiful screen of Nint...
by Tokyo Direct Diary on Aug 14, 2015

Ford F-100 Eco Banks

As a life long Hotrodder, engine swaps are a way of life. Huge engines in little cars or trucks, that’s the money! Improvements in social status were sure to follow, right? So, why is her dad holding that shotgun? Today, I’m turning the t...
by Banks Blog on Aug 12, 2015

Banks Twin Turbo Trike…yes a Trike.

This Banks Twin Turbo 1115hp and 900+ lbft Trike is… absolutely sick and wrong! It shipped to someone far braver than me!     The Banks 375″ SBC Twin-Turbo dynoed at 1115 hp and 940 lbft, we backed it down to 800hp for the trike...
by Banks Blog on Aug 10, 2015

This truck eats Corvettes for breakfast

Hey guys, here’s a video of the Banks Sidewinder Dakota blowing off a C6 Corvette in a street race over in Vegas. There turned out to be a cop behind them…no ticket, he just wanted a look under the hood. Remember, the Dakota is geared for...
by Banks Blog on Aug 10, 2015


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