Customer Spotlight Tag

Mike Copeland and his company, Arrington Performance, made headlines in 2021 with the 1948 Chevrolet Truck they built showcasing a hydrogen fuel conversion system being developed for existing internal combustion (ICE) gasoline-fueled engines. Now they’ve taken the concept to the next level with the recently completed 1964 Ford Falcon built with a modern Ford Gen 3 Coyote V8 that runs on hydrogen and is backed by a TREMEC TKX 5-speed transmission.

The SEMA Show is where automotive manufacturers and aftermarket companies show off the latest parts and accessories. It is also where some of the most impressively designed and built vehicles are displayed, showing off those parts as well as craftsmanship in the builds. Here is a sample of the numerous custom-built vehicles we saw at the 2022 SEMA Show that were equipped with TREMEC 5- and 6-speed manual transmissions!

Whether it’s at the track or on various social media channels, Skyler Hardy is at the forefront of street-legal stick shift drag racing. While it’s not quite underground. there’s really is a unification of drag racers who live to dump the clutch and bang gears. There are Facebook pages like Stick Shift Nation and Fastest True Stick Shift Drag Cars, and the posts are usually educational and entertaining.

As third-pedal enthusiasts are bombarded with talk of electric cars, autonomously driving cars and eliminating gasoline and diesel engines, the future can seem bleak. But as we showed with our recent blog on the Jeep Magneto 2.0 Electric Wrangler the move to alternative propulsion for vehicles doesn’t mean the end of shifting your own gears. And here’s another example that doesn’t run on gasoline or diesel but does have a TREMEC TKX 5-speed transmission – this one makes its horsepower by burning hydrogen.

When it comes to TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout competitors, New Jersey’s Scott Triolo fits the mold perfectly. He competes with a beautiful 1985 Mustang GT that he’s owned for decades. And he enjoys driving his Fox Body on the street and strip. All while rowing the gears with a TREMEC Magnum 6-speed transmission.

Triolo is the most recent winner in the three-race 2022 TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout series, taking the crown at the NMRA Ford Performance Nationals held at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio.