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Gale Banks “Godfather of Diesel” on the Diesel Performance Podcast: Part 2

Gale Banks returns to the Diesel Performance Podcast and continues to set download records. In this episode, Paul, Danny, and Nick Priegnitz learn about Gale’s work with the new Duramax engine, the L5P. This episode examines the L5P’s bottom end, along with the engine’s amazing performance potential. Gale hopes to use the new design to reach… Read more »

Gale Banks “Godfather of Diesel” on the Diesel Performance Podcast: Part 1

Gale “Godfather of Diesel” Banks sets new records with part 1 of 2, when he sat down with the Diesel Performance group for their weekly Podcast for the first of a scheduled 2-part series. Within the first 4 days of being posted, Gale’s podcast had already bypassed previous podcasts for number of downloads. You can… Read more »

Jon Apogée Appointed Director of Corporate Communications

FOR IMMEDATE RELEASE: Contact:  Jon Apogée, Director of Corporate Communications JApogee@bankspower.com Direct line: (626) 691-2178   Jon Apogée Appointed Director of Corporate Communications AZUSA, Calif. October 12, 2016 – Gale Banks Engineering has appointed Jon Apogée to the position of director of corporate communications. Apogée will be responsible for all aspects of brand management, strategic… Read more »

2017 Duramax “Hoodie”

There’s something different about the 2017 L5P Duramax. Well… there’s a lot different, actually, and we’ll cover a lot of those differences more in depth in the coming weeks. For right now let’s take a look at something that would normally be passed over as phony-bologna vents that only make the vehicle design look aggressive,… Read more »

Are You All Plugged Up?

You know the feeling when you have a cold and it’s hard to breathe because your nose is all plugged up? Well, imagine that is how your vehicle must feel day after day with the stock intake and exhaust system that it was born with. It doesn’t stop there, because if it’s turbocharged, it just… Read more »

What’s the Deal with Diesel Fuel?

When you ask folks about fuel for your car or truck you’ll end up with a whole bunch of facts and opinions. Well… opinions… mostly opinions. And mark my words everything that you hear will be about gasoline. You’ll usually get the response about where the cheapest place is to fuel up locally, or maybe… Read more »

Pinch me… I gotta be dreamin’ !

An old and dear friend sent me an email recently. The subject line was, “I am so jealous” followed by, “Gale; you have made the perfect gear head life”! My first thought was, “how the hell did I pull that off”? Well, I think I have turbocharging to thank for that, not to mention my… Read more »

Car guy Heaven…That’s where I am!

Once a year at Art Center College of Design In Pasadena California they do something so special that even my pal Jay Leno becomes a spectator! It’s called, Car Classic and I’m a guest of another pal, Syd Mead, who’s future vision caught the attention of the general public world wide with Blade Runner and… Read more »

Dateline, 7-1-16 Moraine, Ohio The first day of the rest of my life

Here’s the first days production of the specially machined Banks 866T V8, military engine blocks. This is only one days production, the Duramax plant will be machining these for a week. The first 78 of them made it down the line today as well and are now our Banks spec. military 866T 3/4 engines ready… Read more »

“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

  • The Jeeps are Coming

    Two things this week. The primary news is that we are tooling up for a new line of Banks products for Jeeps. The secondary subject is the process of tooling up, otherwise known as prototyping.

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    Posted on December 6, 2002 by
  • One Camaro to Go

    At least one magazine calls them Pro Tourers: a new kind of hot rod with big wheels, very low-profile tires, big brakes, super-tuned chassis, a 5 or 6 speed manual trans, and plenty of horsepower. In other words, a hot rod that drives in something other than a straight line and for distances longer than a quarter mile—much longer.

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    Posted on November 22, 2002 by
  • Banks Power for Workhorse

    At close to 500 cubic inches, the GM 8.1L Vortec in the Workhorse chassis is already the most powerful gasoline motorhome going. So how did the Banks engineers figure out how to get 22% more power out of it? That’s 66 more horsepower and 77 more lb.-ft. of torque. They did it the way we always do—by building prototypes and testing them exhaustively to see what really works best in the real world.

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    Posted on November 15, 2002 by
  • See Sidewinder Run

    Seems like hardly a week goes by that we don’t have something new to tell you about Project Sidewinder. This one will be short.

    The news is that we had a video crew at Bonneville to capture all the action and sounds surrounding our record attempts, and you can now sample it on our Sidewinder web site.

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    Posted on November 15, 2002 by
  • Bob Robe

    Bob Robe is a glutton for punishment. He’s worked at Gale Banks Engineering longer than any other current employee—this January will mark 25 years.

    Seriously, Bob just told me that he couldn’t envision working anywhere else that would afford him the wide range of jobs that he enjoys here. To say that Bob is multitalented is a serious understatement.

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    Posted on November 8, 2002 by