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Funny Car Champion!

Two time NHRA Funny Car world champion Tony Pedregon joins Courtney in The PowerBlock Shop September 27 & 28. Tony is 2nd on the all time Funny Car division win list with 40 and he’s set the record for fastest ET at 4.680. You can find out where his Quaker State team is racing next at

Plus Courtney features an amazing wide body ’72 Corvette that owner Bruce Felter lengthened 2 ½ feet and widened 29… Continue

Added by Gearhead on September 22, 2008 at 10:27am — No Comments

Hi-Tech, Low Cost Spray-On Protection from Al's Liner

Plainfield, IN - Industrial coating specialist Al's Liner introduces a new spray-on protective system that lets do-it-yourselfers coat bed liners, underbodies, rocker panels, interiors and wheel wells deadening sound and protecting against… Continue

Added by Gearhead on September 16, 2008 at 5:13pm — No Comments

Garage-Pak Easy to Install Compressed Air Delivery System

Hanover, PA - Garage-Pak announces the world's easiest to use compressed air piping system. Using aircraft grade extruded aluminum piping, and Transair push-to-connect fittings, installations are simple, quick and easy to modify or… Continue

Added by Gearhead on September 16, 2008 at 5:12pm — No Comments

High Temperature Coating Technology from NitroPlate!

Nashville, TNNitroPlate introduces extreme performance coating technology that protects metal parts against chemical corrosion, wear, thermal oxidation and pitting.

The process coats the surfaces of steel, aluminum and… Continue

Added by Gearhead on September 16, 2008 at 5:11pm — No Comments

King of The Outlaws!

20 time World of Outlaws’ Champion Steve Kinser comes to The PowerBlock. Meet the racer who has over a 1000 wins as he explains how the big wing works on a Sprint Car, the oil it takes to run an 850 horse methanol burning big block and how he’s managed to stay on top for over 30 years. He’s the real deal who’s been there and done that! Steve joins Courtney on The PowerBlock… Continue

Added by Gearhead on September 16, 2008 at 9:00am — No Comments

I Smell A Rat!

Check out the Rat Rod that snuck into Courtney’s shop, it’s only 34 inches off the ground!

It’s bagged on all four corners for an extra four inches of ride height and it’s only 81 inches wide. Owners Kelli Smotherman and Jamie Land will show you how to get in and out of this low lying Rat. It’s a 1930 Ford 2 door sedan powered by a Pontiac 308 with a Holley 750 carb. Can you… Continue

Added by Gearhead on September 8, 2008 at 1:41pm — No Comments

Rusty's Off-Road 3.25" Suspension for Jeep Wranglers!

Rainbow City, AL - Rusty's Off-Road Products announces a new affordably priced 3.25 inch suspension kit for the popular Jeep Wrangler JK.

Specializing in building reasonably priced bolt-on Jeep components, Rusty's has… Continue

Added by Gearhead on September 4, 2008 at 10:38am — No Comments

K&N Air Intake System for Toyota Tundra!

Riverside, CA – K&N Engineering, the innovator of over 500 performance air intake systems, announces two new air intakes for the 2008 Toyota Tundra pickup with 5.8L V8 engine.

The new K&N intakes replace the original components with a new design that draws air through a… Continue

Added by Gearhead on September 4, 2008 at 10:30am — No Comments

Meet The Ironman!

Ivan “The Ironman” Stewart joins Courtney on The PowerBlock September 6 & 7. He got the nickname Ironman because he earned it: He’s won the grueling Baja 1000 three times driving solo. He’s won the Baja 500 17 times. He has 84 career wins and 10 driver’s… Continue

Added by Gearhead on September 1, 2008 at 12:30am — No Comments


You’ll need sunglasses to look at this 1995 Chevy Stepside. It started out stock, but owner Bill Gaines started with a frame off resto six years ago and never stopped! It has a gorgeous leather interior, 3000 watt audio/video system, 22” wheels, all chrome suspension and the engine is tricked out in so much chrome you could eat off it. Neon lights add to the show. It’s on The PowerBlock… Continue

Added by Gearhead on August 25, 2008 at 9:09am — No Comments

Classic Look, High Tech Sound

Fullerton, CA - Custom Autosound announces the new USA630. This radio is the pinnacle of 30 years of evolution in Custom Autosound’s quest for the perfect classic car radio. Has the nostalgic look of a period correct AM radio, but packed with… Continue

Added by Gearhead on August 21, 2008 at 12:16pm — No Comments

Pulstar Plugs 10 Times More Spark Energy

Albuquerque, NMEnerpulse Inc. rolls out the most advanced spark plug technology to date. Unlike conventional spark plugs, the new Pulstar™… Continue

Added by Gearhead on August 21, 2008 at 12:14pm — No Comments

Tom Woods Extreme Off-Road Drive Shafts

Ogden, UT - Tom Wood Custom Drive Shafts Inc. Introduces a new line of extreme-duty drive shafts for serious 4-wheel applications. These high angle custom drive shafts and CV joints feature the company’s forged steel “Gold Seal” universal… Continue

Added by Gearhead on August 21, 2008 at 11:40am — No Comments

Classy Car!

This 1948 Olds 98 ragtop is a beauty! Owner Bobby Aldridge let us borrow his V-8 powered convertible that still has all its original chrome. The color is Porsche Guards Red. It’s been updated with a ’74 Nova subframe and a ’70 Chevelle rear end and a Chevy 350 crate engine… Continue

Added by Gearhead on August 18, 2008 at 9:02am — No Comments

1940 Ford Sedan

Check out the 1940 Ford Sedan we found at the Nashville Good Guy’s Show. It’s got suicide doors, shaved moldings and bumpers, Frenched taillights and a 350 small block. Owner Jeff Tomlinson took three years restoring this beauty in his own garage. The color is Pearl… Continue

Added by Gearhead on August 11, 2008 at 11:19am — No Comments

'55 ShoeBox

This beautiful '55 Chevy Shoebox is very similar to the car HorsePower built that we'll showcase in our new one hour special called Great Builds. Joe Elmore stops by to give us a preview. You asked for complete builds of our shows from start to finish and this is it!… Continue

Added by Gearhead on August 4, 2008 at 11:37am — No Comments

Orange Crush!

Courtney welcomes the Pertronix Pontiac GTO to PowerBlock. This 2300 horse race car runs in the Pacific Street Car Association at 224 MPH. Check out for their race schedule. The team is run by aftermarket veteran Jim Hairston. In his 40 years in the… Continue

Added by Gearhead on July 29, 2008 at 10:51am — No Comments

Race This!

You could win a three day off road experience in Baja, Mexico! Enter to win the Bilstein Baja Challenge Sweepstakes. The Grand Prize is round trip airfare for two, hotel and meal accommodations, off road instruction and three days of seat time in a Bilstein Baja racer… Continue

Added by Gearhead on July 2, 2008 at 9:30am — No Comments

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