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Melbourne Museum SmartBar – Giveaway!

Melbourne Museum is opening up next Thursday night 20 August for its popular adults-only Smartbar, with a theme for this event being Get Stuffed! Spend a night exploring the scientific and historic background of taxidermy with the museum’s ex...
by MEL: HOT OR NOT on Aug 10, 2015

Worlds Fastest Pickup Truck

I just had a flash, we’ve held Worlds Fastest Diesel Pickup record at 222 mph for almost 15 years. Where’s the competition, the Banks Dakota Sidewinder is resting in the NHRA Motorsports Museum and it’s jonesing for a go! It pulls a...
by Banks Blog on Aug 8, 2015

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...
by Banks Blog on Aug 7, 2015

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 t...
by Banks Blog on Aug 7, 2015

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. Th...
by Banks Blog on Aug 5, 2015

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 w...
by Banks Blog on Aug 5, 2015

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-A...
by Banks Blog on Jul 31, 2015

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 invi...
by Banks Blog on Jul 31, 2015

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 sw...
by Banks Blog on Jul 29, 2015

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 o...
by Banks Blog on Jul 28, 2015

Turbocharging is the life for me: Part 1

My Dad was Irish and German.., talk about internal conflict. In the early 50’s we built a house. I measured, he cut and we framed. We brought it out of the ground together and we roofed it together. He was a perfectionist and the house was perf...
by Banks Blog on Jul 26, 2015

Unholey Water

I have a dear friend, his name is David Kennedy, he works at Hot Rod Magazine. We met for breakfast this morning, we do this occasionally. The time never fits the conversation available, but each subject is always treated with due respect. Today I co...
by Banks Blog on Jul 21, 2015

My name is Gale and I’m a Gearhead

If it has an engine, I’m interested but I’ve got another symptom…I’ll take power any way I can get it. Keep this on the down low…I’m a futurist as well. I’m all about new untried engine concepts or fuels. But...
by Banks Blog on Jul 20, 2015

Demi Lovato Says If Wilmer Proposed Tomorrow I Would Say Yes, Talks … – E! Online

E! Online Demi Lovato Says If Wilmer Proposed Tomorrow I Would Say Yes, Talks …E! OnlineDemi Lovato and Wilmer Valderrama are definitely not shy when it comes to their relationship. So when Lovato called into a New Zealand radio station and ask...
by Demi Lovato fan club... on Jul 16, 2015

3 Life Lessons in Starbucks in the Sky, Harajuku/Omotesando

I've talked of where this Starbucks is, how it is like, and what foods we can have there in my previous post. Tokyo Direct Diary is not just a dreamy travel blog, but it always has practical information and tips for travelers at the bottom of ea...
by Tokyo Direct Diary on Jul 15, 2015

Iran Nuclear Deal Analogy

It appears that the charade of negotiations with Iran may come to an unfortunates conclusion today when a BAD deal is signed.I provide an analogy of what a deal such as this will mean!Read it at LI here. Advertisement ...
by The Political Commentator on Jul 13, 2015

Today’s Deals and Steals from The Talk

Are you a fan of The Talk’s Friday Finds? One of our savvy readers told us that she loves these deals and steals so we are posting them for everyone! Deals for this week include Blowout Kits, Skincare, Jewelry Sets and more. Blow Dryer and 6-Piece...
by More with Less Today on Jul 10, 2015

Audio: Lil Wayne Talks ‘FWA’, Young Thug, Drake, Nicki Minaj & Lil Weezyana Fest

Lil Wayne recently called up Q93 to chop it up with Wild Wayne. THe talks about his new album FWA, his early Cash Money days, Young Money, signing Nicki Minaj and Drake, Young Thug’s Barter 6 album, Lil Weezyana Fest and more. Listen to the full in...
by New Hip Hop Music on Jul 9, 2015

Perkongsian | Bagus Sangat Ke Ephyra Skin Bar

BismillahirrohmanirrohimAssalamualaikum semua..Okay, baca saja tajuk entry macam suspen sangat kan. Penuh dengan teka teki, pertanyaan. Memang betul pun kan, hati ni duk tertanya, aihh bagus sangat ke sabun ephyra nih sampai ramai sangat pakai, pastu...
by Dhea Ahmad on Jul 7, 2015

Accenture PH award’s first Tech Talks Hackathon winner

Accenture Philippines recently held its first Technology Talks Hackathon. The contest was conceived by the company to promote and enhance the programming skills of Filipino information technology professionals. Participants of the two-day where asked...
by TechnoBaboy on Jun 28, 2015


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