Posts Categorized: Gale Talks

The Gale Banks 427″ V8 Diesel Racing Engine

I’m not a good spectator. If I’m not competing I stay at the shop. If I am competing I want the longest race possible. I’m an adrenaline junky! As an engine builder I like all forms of racing but, I love endurance racing! Endurance racing keeps your heart rate up for hours and sometimes even… Read more »

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 experienced CAD designers in our Mechanical Engineering Group. At Banks we design, develop, production engineer and manufacture… Read more »

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 our company! In our 57th year, Banks is facing strong product demand at an exceptional and unprecedented… Read more »

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. A flaming Crown Victoria…Wow! Just… Read more »

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 been involved with racing diesels for years. Do you think a 1,000cc engine, maybe a… Read more »

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 intercooled, twin turbo 7.5L 2200 hp V8, the Banks/Pontiac GTA posted a two-way average of 268 mph, with a… Read more »

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 Touring suspension, 1820hp Gasoline 427″ BBC, Twin Turbos w/dual blow thru… Read more »

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… Read more »