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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. Banks Twin Turbo 283 mph street Trans Am on the Bonneville Salt Flats in 1987. We managed to go fast even though the ... Read more about this post

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 had all the power we could get! As it builds speed we add ... Read more about this post

Things you might see at the Banks Power Tube Shop If you didn’t know this ,we’ve got our very own “Tube Shop.” Basically this a building where we manufacture all of the tubes that are used for various applications such as the TorqueTubes, Monster Exhaust and Exhaust Manifolds. Tubes getting ready to be used for various Banks Power Products.Omar from the Tube Shop is putting together a set of headers ... Read more about this post

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, just click on the image below to go directly to The Smoking ... Read more about this post

Banks Sidewinder Blower Test Series At Banks Power 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 all types of cars, trucks and boats, all over the ... Read more about this post

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 recently redesigned the bearing and mounting system in this 3100 Taylor absorber to ... Read more about this post

“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 Gale Banks 870S Blown 427″ Dmax. A variety of Superchargers from a 4Liter Whipple Screw to an 8-71 GMC will be evaluated, the Whipple is shown. Gale Banks 427″ Drag Dmax. The sound of the zoomies is like no ... Read more about this post

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 was flat on my back! Boxing was a big deal when I was a kid. Back then, Rocky ... Read more about this post

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 tables. Today, I’m leading the charge toward light weight high speed diesel. Fat ... Read more about this post

630T V6 3.0L Banks Diesel Engine This is my 630T V6 3.0L Banks Diesel Engine. It’s my high speed lightweight. We took out the Dmax LB7 and put one of them in the red dually. At 302hp and 505 lbft it matches the 6.6L Dmax!!! Gale Banks Read more about this post