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Franklin TN, August 15, 2012: The focus of Search and Restore is on finding the family treasures and lost causes, bringing them all back to life. From coast to coast, host Tim Strange, and volunteer teams of pros will donate their time restoring rides nationwide to those worthy of a helping hand. Search & Restore is not just a show for automotive enthusiasts, but a great show that dad can watch with his family - there is a story and best of all NO DRAMA.
Tim Strange, award-winning rod builder, BMXer and owner of Strange Motion is the host and Lead Builder of Search and Restore. "The show is a feel-good, give back type of show," said Strange. "We build projects for deserving people with touching or hard-luck stories. Each project we build gets four half-hour shows. We build four projects each season so there will be 16 episodes." "There's no better feeling than helping someone regain that sense of hope after they feel like they’ve lost everything," Strange said. "Thanks to our volunteer build teams and the hosts of the other PowerBlock shows, we're able to help someone pick up the pieces, turn a dream into a reality and have fun doing it."
1. Since nitrous has been in racing for a number of years now, are there any new developments in this product category?
There are a few key developments, primarily applications and technology. The diesel market is the latest to recognize the incredible potential in using nitrous oxide. There is NO other product which can decrease charge-air temperatures more drastically than “good old” nitrous oxide. Also, its oxygenating effect increases efficiency in the diesel engine, eliminating black smoke. When all the fuel is burned, no power is wasted at the cost of soot. Concerning technology, the introduction of the progressive nitrous controller changes everything. Simple window switches are a thing of the past. Modern progressive nitrous controllers offer the safety and control necessary to make those old images of hoods flying off, an urban legend!
I wanted to update everyone of what's been happening so far during the 2012 race season. We've got great news! We were the #1 qualifier in Super Street class in the NHRDA Lucas Oil Indy Nationals and went on to win that event. We also broke the National record for ET by running 9.81 at 143mph and backed up that record run with a 9.69 at 146mph. We also own the National Record for MPH at 148 in this class.
We are well in the lead in the National Points series for Super Street as well as being in the top 5 in Pro Street.
I could not have done it without the great Ny-Trex Diesel N2O kit from DEI. The kit helps with spooling the large turbos in any elevation, is well put together, and relyed upon on most every pass to keep us at the top. The customer support has been second to none. I look forward to turning up the power during the world finals and see what the package is capable of!
Garage-Girls are pleased to announce the winner of the 2012 Ultimate Biker Makeover brought to you by GEICO powersports: Marilyn Elmore Bragg.
Marilyn along with 3 other contestants were chosen from a group of over 26 submissions of who was most deserving of an Ultimate Biker Makeover. The final 4 were then placed up on www.garage-girls.com for public voting. The final 4 all had compelling stories of why they were in need of the makeover, but after the publics vote the winner has been chosen.
Winner, Marilyn Elmore Bragg has been down on her luck after she decided to stop working to be a full time caretaker for her mother. It’s been tough for her to make ends meet and has been riding her 1993 XL 1200 since 2004. With over 193,000 miles on the bike she finds herself “making due” with the simplest of things to keep the bike on the road. New riding gear is way far down on her list of necessities. She was hoping this contest could help her obtain some parts and gear she is in dire need of to stay on the road, which she attributes to the only thing that gives her a sense of enjoyment these days.
Power in a Bottle
Installing the New Ny-Trex Big-Diesel Nitrous Oxide System
Diesel World Magazine
BY CHRIS TOBIN
PROTOGRAPHY CHRIS TOBIN
Nearly every diesel enthusiast wants more power from his or her truck, and when It comes to bang-for-the-buck performance improvements, the installation of a nitrous oxide injection system is hard to beat. Once you've added the intake. programmer and exhaust, there's still plenty more power on the table with an NOS system.
Diesel enthusiast Cody Shipley, of Jonesborough, Tennessee, uses his bright-red '00 crew cab Chevy truck as a daily driver. But he's also hooked (pun intended) on sled pulling and drag racing. While most sanctioning bodies do not allow the use of nitrous oxide in sled pulling, it is warmly welcomed on the drag strip.