This is the archive page for achievements which lists the achievements, awards and milestones for companies, specific units and the types of supercharger.
Award Date: Jun 26, 2013. Related to Eaton (Company)
Eaton’s manufacturing facility in Athens, Georgia, which produces the TVS Supercharger for the Jet Ski Ultra 300X, has been awarded the 2013 Kawasaki Quality Award. This is the second year in a row that Eaton has won the award. Kawasaki Quality Awards are based their “Supplier Report Card Score” which factors in Corrective Action Requests […]
Award Date: Jul 10, 2012. Related to Eaton (Company)
Nissan has awarded Eaton the “Global Innovation Award” for their TVS® supercharger technology. Eaton’s TVS unit manufactured for the Micra has helped Nissan reach targets for fuel economy and performance. The award was given to Eaton at the annual “Nissan Global Supplier Meeting“. Six other companies also received the award.
Phil Weiand was inducted in 2006 into the Dry Lakes Racing Hall of Fame alongside 14 others this year. Phil drove his own car, a 32′ Ford Roadster, in the 1933 season at Muroc Dry Lake Racing Association events. His first run was in May where he posted a speed of 91.80 miles per hour. […]
Otis Victor Edelbrock Sr. was inducted in to the National Midget Auto Racing (NMARHoF) Hall of Fame. Three other’s were inducted this year: Floyd Alvis, Danny Caruthers and Crocky Wright.
Gene Mooneyham was inducted, along with 13 others, into the 2001 class of The International Drag Racing Hall of Fame. Gene’s numerous contributions to drag racing and fellow drivers include, but are not limited to: his driving career, teams he owned and worked with, his superchargers and car design (The Mooneyham, Jackson and Faust car […]
Otis Victor Edelbrock Sr. was inducted into The International Drag Racing Hall of Fame.
Vic Edelbrock Sr. was inducted in 1994 to the Dry Lakes Racing Hall of Fame along with 6 others including Ed Iskenderian. In 1938 Vic purchased a 32 Ford Roadster project car. Used as a daily driver it was modified and tuned and when he wasn’t happy with the performance he began to develop some […]
Phil Weiand was inducted into The International Drag Racing Hall of Fame along with 19 others.
Otis Victor Edelbrock Sr. was inducted in to the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Hall of Fame. Vic was the only person to be inducted this year.
Phil Weiand of Weiand Power & Racing was inducted into the 1975 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Hall of Fame. He was the only inductee for this year.
Edelbrock becomes the first to achieve one horsepower per cubic inch. Using a new 1958 283 cubic inch Chevy engine with the Edelbrock X1 (Cross) ram six-carburetor manifold and six Stromberg 97 carbs on pump gas the record was made when the dynamometer reported 284 horsepower.
Achievement Year: 1878. Related to Sir Dugald Clerk (People)
In 1878 Dugald Clerk of Glasgow introduced the first fully operating forced induction system with the first operational two-stroke engine.
Roots brothers Philander and Francis patented their Roots Blower in 1860. This rotary lobe pump will be the inspiration for what will become one of the most iconic power adders in the history of the car.
Achievement Date: Apr 03, 1885. Related to Gottlieb Daimler (People)
1885, Gottlieb Daimler and Wilhelm Maybach received a German patent (DRP No. 34926) for their engine design. This engine, nicknamed the “Grandfather Clock” will be used on the worlds first vehicle powered by an internal combustion engine – The Reitwagen.