The Three Latest Diesel Engine Projects

by Banks Blog
September 26th, 2012

When you hear the words “Gale Banks” many people automatically think “diesel” and here’s why: No one else in the automotive aftermarket industry has been more successful at enhancing the performance and reliability of diesel engines than the man who puts the Gale Banks in Gale Banks Engineering. The latest engines to get the Banks […]

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Alternative Fuel Vehicle Institute: Vegas Style!

by John Espino
May 21st, 2010

By John Espino My latest stint with Bosch was last week at the AFVi Conference and Expo in Las Vegas. I was on hand to assist Bosch with their booth as a “technical representative of diesel technology”. Not a bad title of sorts, but in reality what it meant was that they’d point to me […]

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What’s Happening Lately?

by John Espino
April 23rd, 2010

What’s been going on here lately you ask? As always it’s been a bunch. Some of the stuff I can share, while other things I’m not at liberty to say. Here’s what I am at liberty to say: 2011 Ford 6.7 liter “Scorpion” Power Stroke: We just got one of the new Ford beasts in […]

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Plenty of things going on!

by John Espino
February 18th, 2010

I know that our blog has been silent for several months, but it’s only because there’s been so much going on here at Banks. In a time when others are simply folding up the card table and are taking down the tent, we’re looking at what things we want to concentrate on next. Being that […]

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Mickey Thompson Remembered

by Doug Stokes
February 15th, 2010

This past Thursday night, the combined efforts of  the NHRA Museum staff, the Thompson family, and Gale Banks Engineering … A lot of people got their first chance to exhale in almost twenty-two years. I’m one of them. Working for Mickey and Trudy was a true adventure.  Filling up large indoor and outdoor venues with […]

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Gale Banks Joins Racing Legends Signing Pinewood Racer for SEMA Charity Auction

by Doug Stokes
July 23rd, 2009

The highly-anticipated second annual SEMA Pinewood Drag Race, presented by eBay Motors, will be held on August 1, 2009, at the Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena. Banks Power will be represented this year with a red and black mini-racer which will carry the signature of company President and founder Gale Banks. Banks is one of […]

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FINAL PREPS …

by Doug Stokes
April 24th, 2009

It might not look like it in these pictures, but, when these shots were taken, the Banks Top Diesel Dragster was only a few hours away from going into the trailer for its first trip to the test track.

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Built for Speed – Two Banks Machines for the Price of One

by JP Berube
April 21st, 2009

Remember the Stray Cats’ smash hit album Built for Speed? Even Brian Setzer himself couldn’t fathom the speeds that the Banks machines are capable of.

Last time I left you with the first firing of the Banks Top Diesel Dragster engine. The guys weren’t just starting this thing up just to hear it purr. The dragster will run soon; very soon. In fact, you’re going to get two Banks machines for the price of one.

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Gentlemen, start your (dragster) engines

by JP Berube
April 17th, 2009

The beast hath reared its ugly head. Okay, it’s not so ugly. It is quite a beautiful sight. But that sound! I wanted to savor it, like a good cigar, or my favorite flavor of ice cream. The sound permeated every inch of the race shop.

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Some Serious Progress Being Made On The Banks Top Dragster…

by Doug Stokes
April 9th, 2009

April 2009, After a strong reception at its spectacular unveiling at the SEMA Show last November, the new Banks Sidewinder Top Diesel Dragster had to wait its turn in line while the Banks S-10 Sidewinder Pickup* went out to the starting line a few last times to finish up its development work with the powerful GMC Duramax engine that will also power the Dragster.

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