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Gary Meadors, Hot Rodder and Founder of Goodguys Rod & Custom Association Has Passed Away

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We were saddened to hear the news of Gary’s passing on Sunday, December 26. As founder and chairman of the Goodguys Rod & Custom Association he touched the lives of millions of car enthusiasts over the last thirty years as he grew Goodguys from a single event in 1983 to over 24 a year nationally. His enthusiasm and dedication to ... Read More »

The COMP Cams Camaro Returns!

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COMP Cams was founded upon a winning passion for drag racing, and that drive has pushed the company to the top for forty years. In 1975 Scooter Brothers raced a ’69 Camaro to a class victory at the US Nationals in Indianapolis. The victorious white convertible was prepared by Herb McCandless and powered by an engine built by John Lingenfelter. ... Read More »

Customer Car: Cool Hemi Coupe

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Another cool customer stopped by the COMP Cams world headquarters in Memphis and let us check out his car. Brian Kohlmann of Wisconsin brought his 1931 Chrysler by and the FAST tech guys really enjoyed taking a look. It’s a street-driven car that runs in the 9-second range in the quarter mile. Brian is a previous winner of the Goodguys ... Read More »

People Who Know: David Page – FAST Division Sales Manager

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We don’t know what you were doing at 15, but David Page was tuning nitrous systems. Today he serves as the Division Sales Manager for FAST, providing technical support to dealers and wholesalers. He’s on the front line of new product development and is an instructor for FAST’s in-house training classes. He also assists in tuning systems and software for ... Read More »

People Who Know: Kevin Winstead – Technical Specialist

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Kevin Winstead has worked with TCI for nearly twenty years. He’s a sales and technical specialist who handles calls from advanced-level customers like pro car builders and serious racers. He works hard to make sure they get the right combination of products for their custom builds, and solves problems as they surface. A good portion of his time is spent ... Read More »

Cool Customers Have Cool Cars!

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Orbrett King was on an epic road trip in his 1969 Plymouth Roadrunner and swung by the COMP Performance Group world headquarters in Memphis this week. Orbrett drove all the way from Maryland! He went down to Louisiana and stopped in Memphis on his way to West Plains, Missouri. His Roadrunner is B5 Blue and retains the original matching blue ... Read More »

People Who Know: Joseph Leister – COMP Cams CAD Engineering Assistant

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28-year-old Joseph Leister of Millington Tennessee has worked in the Engineering Department of COMP Cams since 2008. As a CAD Engineering Associate he spends his days making computer drawings of the latest innovative camshafts and related products. After-hours and on weekends it’s all about circle track racing. Racing has always been a family affair. Joe’s father drove a dirt stock ... Read More »

People Who Know: TCI’s Will Vance

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TCI technician Will Vance is a Memphis native who now lives just over the line in Mississippi. His entire family was into drag racing and for him, growing up at the various local tracks was just a way of life. Naturally he was blasting down the strip as soon as he could and began racing his own car in the bracket ... Read More »

People Who Know: Tim Cole – COMP Performance Group Account Manager

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Call COMP Cams and you just might get to talk with Tim Cole, a Performance Account Manager who has been with us for 17 years. He grew up in Denver but moved to California where a single day at Orange County International Raceway changed his life forever. “I was 24 years old and didn’t even change my spark plugs or oil” ... Read More »

Brad Mueller Is Short Track Racing’s Version Of The Two-Way Player

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In the motorsports world these days, at least at the short track level, it seems that a distinct line is drawn between dirt and asphalt.  The phrases “asphalt’s for gettin’ there” and “dirt’s for farming” are bandied back and forth between the two sides like verbal grenades. Drivers like Jeff Purvis, who has wins in the most prestigious races on ... Read More »