Monday, February 28, 2011

2011 AMSOIL Mopar Muscle Engine Challenge Participants Announced

The list of 2011 AMSOIL Mopar Muscle Engine Challenge participants has been finalized and announced. Come September, the following 8 competitors will descend on Comp Cams in Memphis to showcase their engine builds and try for their shot at winning. This challenge gives engine builders a platform of which can be used to reach thousands of Mopar enthusiasts in need of their expertise. Returning in 2011 to defend his title is Scott Schurbon of Schurbon Engine & Machine, whose team landed the top spot for the past two competitions. All eyes will be on Team Schurbon to see if they can hold the line and take the title once again for 2011, or if another team takes it from them.

AMSOIL will provide blog updates as the competition gets underway, starting at the Mopar Nationals in August.

Schurbon Engine and Machine
Scott Schurbon

Mid America Racing Engines
David Bruns

B&G Speed and Machine
Bill Hess

T&B’Z Race Engines
Tom & Brenda Foley

Hinkle Performance
Buck Hinkle

Prism Racing
Darren Tedder

HP Engines
Hollis Page

LaRoy Engines
Jim LaRoy

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Street Lethal 'Stang Makes Nice Cover

The April 2011 edition of Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords has a feature story on the AMSOIL SEMA GT that was recently featured in the Ford booth at the Chicago Auto Show. This over-the-top Mustang GT made its first appearance at the Source Interlink booth in November. Between the covers writer/photographer Pete Eppel focuses on the stunning graphics that Visual FX produced to dress up this stunner which began with an initial coat of Kona Blue. More than twenty-two photos detail the process from base coat to eye-popping blue flames. In May, MM&FF will continue with more details on this dynamic car that not only delights the eye but makes for one powerful ride. Stay tuned.

Friday, February 18, 2011

AMSOIL Presents Super Chevy Best of the Best 2011

Historically, AMSOIL has always striven to produce the best lubricants on the market. With this kind of attitude, it made sense for AMSOIL to become title sponsor of a competition looking for only the Best of the Best. Just announced, the 2011 AMSOIL Super Chevy Best of the Best is now undergoing final preparations to kick off the Super Chevy Show season in April.

The Super Chevy Shows are a national touring series that just celebrated its 30th anniversary. 2011 promises to be the biggest yet, with 12 stops slated for this year's tour. At each of the 12 events Super Chevy Magazine editors will select the five best cars in each of the following categories: Tri-Five, Camaro, Nova, Chevelle and Full Size 1958-up. Once the editors have chosen the best five, they are posted online for readers to vote for their favorite in each category. These preliminary winners are recognized with an award certificate from Super Chevy and a Preferred Customer membership to buy products wholesale from AMSOIL.

After readers select the first round of their favorites, the 12 winners from each category will be placed on a special web voting page. Readers can vote for their favorite car of the year for each model. At the end of the year the final winners in each category will receive recognition as being the Best of the Best... and will take home $500 in AMSOIL products.

AMSOIL is pleased to lead the movement as the 2011 Super Chevy Tour kicks off and sets out to find the best Chevrolets in the country. See the full schedule below, and make plans now to attend an event in your area. Who knows, you might be the owner of one of America’s best Chevys that could land your ride in the pages of Super Chevy Magazine.

Palm Beach International Raceway, Jupiter, FL, April 8-10
The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas, NV, Apr 29-May 1
Virginia Motorsports Park, Petersburg, Va., May 20-22
Texas Motorplex, Dallas, June 3-5
Maple Grove Raceway, Reading, Pa., July 14-17
Bandimere Speedway, Denver, Colo, Aug. 19-21
Spokane County Raceway, Spokane, Wash., Aug. 26-28
Castrol Raceway, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Sept. 2-4
Bristol Dragway, Bristol, Tenn., Sept. 23-25
The Raceway At Houston, Baytown, Texas, Oct. 14-16
Rockingham Dragway, Rockingham, N.C., Oct. 21-23
Firebird International Raceway, Phoenix, Ariz., Oct. 28-30

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Are You the Next Engine Master?

Engine builders: time is running out to submit your entry into the 2011 AMSOIL Engine Masters Challenge. If you or someone you know has a knack for putting together an engine that can outperform the rest, this is the challenge to be in. 2011 marks the first year in event history with two separate classes: Street and Xtreme Street. With only 20 spots available in each division, only the best of the best will be selected to attend the event in October.

The AMSOIL Engine Masters Challenge gives engine builders a platform to showcase their talent amongst some of the best engine builders in the world. If you think you have what it takes, there are only a few days left to submit your application to be considered as a competitor in the 2011 event. Full details, official rules and application can be found here

Hurry, applications need to be postmarked no later than February 15. This challenge boils down to engine AMSOIL building ability and nothing else, so bring your A-game and take your shot at becoming the 2011 Engine Master.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Top Truck Challenge Voting Now Open

The AMSOIL-sponsored Top Truck Challenge is one of the most anticipated events each year, pitting some of the mightiest rigs against one another in a series of punishing challenges. Those selected to compete are at the mercy of seven events aimed at taking them down, with aptly named titles such as the Frame Twister, Tank Trap and Mud Pit.

One of the best parts of this event is that readers of Four Wheeler Magazine are handed the reins in deciding which trucks are up to the task. Readers are given the rundown on the 50 rigs up for consideration, with top vote getters finding themselves preparing for the throwdown in Hollister, CA. Voting is now open, with official ballots being distributed in the April issue of Four Wheeler on stands February 15th. Be sure to pick up the magazine to have your say in who gets a chance to play in this twisted proving ground come June.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

SEMA Sets July 8th as Collector Car Appreciation Day

The Specialty Equipment Manufacturers Association (SEMA) has announced July 8th as Collector Car Appreciation Day. This second commemoration is becoming an annual event to raise awareness of the important role automotive history plays in American society.

At the request of SEMA, in 2010 the US Senate helped launch the first national Car Collector Appreciation Day by passing Senate Resolution 513. As a result, last July thousands of Americans attended car cruises, parades, and other events aimed at getting the public involved in this part of American history. Collectors and enthusiasts alike came out all over the nation to organize local events, marking the first year of this significant event.

SEMA is now posting local events as they are reported on their website, and is relying on the public to let them know of events in their area. Check to see if anything is already planned for your region and if not, make plans now to organize your own local car show or parade. Bringing awareness to Collector Car Appreciation Day will ensure it only grows bigger with each coming year, while ushering in future generations to carry on the tradition.