Spectre Performance Open House Product Launch

A few weeks ago on a hot Saturday morning, Spectre Performance had an open house in Riverside, CA. While this brand you know from offering off-the-shelf air filtration systems for just about any car including LS swaps, they have now started to make some cool accessories for 5th Gen Camaro's as well. Starting early in the morning, a group of roughly thirty 5th Gen … [Read more...]

Bored and Stroked: 600HP LS3 Build – Part One

Building an engine is a lot like making a cake. You have to have all the right ingredients in to achieve a delicious cake or motor. They both require lots of precision measuring, and a splash of love. There's a science to baking the perfect cake, just like there is a science to building an engine. We all know the LS engine is an amazing platform.  You can throw just about … [Read more...]

Ultimate Street Car Challenge – Pikes Peak

About 15 miles south of Colorado Springs lies a track known as Pikes Peak International Raceway. USCA competitor Bob Boileau is the owner of this fine establishment and helps to host OPTIMA's event every year. I've been to many of these events and this was one of my favorite venues. It's hard to beat Road America, but at this track, everything went smoothly and you could see … [Read more...]

Half Priced More Door 1955 Bel Air

Note From Editor: A few months back I gave my Dad a '55 Bel Air. My friend Kaleb Kelley from Speed Society heard about the story and came out to shoot the car. Below is the story I wrote for him telling the story of my Dad and his '55 Bel Air which ran on the Speed Society site. - TK Just like many kids growing up my Dad was my hero. 30 years later, he still is. I always … [Read more...]

Feeding The Beast With Spectre Performance

An internal combustion engine requires three ingredients to make power: fuel, spark or ignition, and air. In essence, an internal combustion engine is one big air pump, sucking in air, compressing it, and exhausting it. With that in mind, the easiest way to make more power is to give the engine more air, followed by more fuel, and good ignition. There are many ways to … [Read more...]

Goodguys 22nd Summer Get-Together

It's time again for the Goodguys Summer Get-Together. Is it really Summer yet? This is the 22nd running of this particular Goodguys show. It seems like just the other day I was at a car show in Pleasanton. We sure get a lot of them out here due to the great climate most of the year. Sure, I love rubbing it in when I get the chance. But for the great weather, we pay an arm and … [Read more...]