CarStories.com Writes an Article and does a Podcast about Gale Banks

by RL Policar
September 2nd, 2015

The most recent item on CarStories.com is an article talking about Gale Banks. It goes into great detail on how he first started as well as a wonderful podcast that you could listen to.   “It wasn’t uncommon during that era to build a car and race it on the street. And Banks was doing […]

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Banks Wants A Few (More) Good Men and Women

by Gale Banks
August 30th, 2015

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 […]

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Gale Banks Needs Some Help!

by Gale Banks
August 29th, 2015

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 […]

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Something Sinister This Way Comes

by Gale Banks
August 28th, 2015

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 […]

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Water Methanol Injection Uses

by RL Policar
August 27th, 2015

Just recently we received a message asking if the Banks Straight-Shot Water Methanol System can be used as an intercooler spray. Dear Banks Team, would it be possible to use your straight water shot system as an intercooler spray? I’m from Germany and the TÜV is only okay with that kind of system. Thank you […]

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Gale Banks Answers Your Diesel Questions

by RL Policar
August 25th, 2015

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 […]

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Black Line Fever: 283 mph with Gale Banks.

by Gale Banks
August 24th, 2015

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 […]

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Gale Banks’ Favorite Car, Ever!

by Gale Banks
August 24th, 2015

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 […]

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Banks Super-Turbo DD60 Freightliner, Pikes Peak Outrage

by Gale Banks
August 24th, 2015

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 […]

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Banks Torque Tubes

by Gale Banks
August 24th, 2015

I built my first headers on a small block Chevy, back in the late 50’s. My bill fold was on empty, so coat hanger stood in for welding rod. You could see the shower of sparks from outer space. So I’ve been tuning the pipes for awhile but I never anticipated this…headers for a Class […]

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