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.
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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.
Along with some great supercharged vehicles there are a couple supercharger kits planned for debut at the November 2nd to 5th, 2010 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. Here’s a look at them.
ProCharger strikes the hottest iron which seems to be the 2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0l. This well established company is debuting an already available supercharger kit the ProCharger Intercooled Stage II System and Tuner Kit. The kit is 100% complete and includes a P-1SC-1 ProCharger self-contained centrifugal supercharger, a front mounted 3-core air-to-air intercooler and a 8-rib dedicated supercharger drive system (a 12 rib is supposed to be available as well) and it all fits under a stock hood. The complete package is supposed to provide 7+ psi of boost and 180 HP to a stock engine running high quality pump gas. When all is said and done ProCharger says your stock 2011 5.0L will be pumping out 615+ flywheel horsepower with their new Stage II Supercharger System and Tuner Kit.
Magnuson is also gunning for the 5.0L Mustang crowd with their 2010 SEMA Magna Charger debut. The company is keeping quiet about their new system but many speculate the new kit could be based on the TVS 2300 blower which is used in the Roush and Whipple supercharger kits. They have leaked some pictures. Shown is the new kit in grabber blue. Rumors have it the final product will be available in blue, black and chrome.
The 2010 SEMA Show is going to showcase several supercharged vehicles and new supercharger kits. Held in Las Vegas the industry insiders show starts on November 2nd and runs to the 5th. Following is an idea of some of the great things we have to look forward to.
It’s Mustang Madness this year with the new 2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L’s hitting the streets. At the SEMA show they’ll be showing off these hot new cars and the supercharger kits that’ll push them. Ford is bringing in nine customized Mustangs four of which are supercharged. These bad boys and girls include:
Creations n’ Chrome
The bright pink GT convertible sporting a Vortech supercharger and built for the American Cancer Society to raise awareness about breast cancer.
Muscle Mustang and Fast Fords
The Mustang fan magazine shows off a blue GT that is beefed up with a Ford Racing supercharger kit.
Raceskinz Mustang GT
This white GT is a custom two seater that has been modded with a ProCharger supercharger.
Tjin Edition Mustang
Conflicting reports on this grey Stang by Neil Tjin and one says it’s fitted with a Vortech supercharger kit.
SEMA Cares 2011 Ford Mustang GT
Another Mustang that’ll be seen at the show is the WD-40/SEMA Cares 2011 GT. This great charity car pushes out over 600 HP with its Paxton NOVI 2200 supercharger kit and an Air-To-Air Intercooler. After the show this one of a kind Mustang will be auctioned off by Barrett-Jackson with proceeds going to children’s charities Victory Junction Gang camp and Childhelp.
STaSIS Audi R8 Spyder
Outside of the Mustangs there’s some really interesting vehicles heading to SEMA. One of them is the STaSIS Audi R8 Spyder roadster. The STaSIS R8 has a bolt on supercharger kit that adds 185 HP and 132 lb-ft of torque to the stock V10. The supercharged R8 V10 generates 710 HP and 523 lb-ft of torque with a 0-60 of 3.1 seconds.
TRD Tacoma X-Runner RTR
For the racing and truck fans Toyota is taking their Tacoma X-Runner RTR (ready to race) pickup with a Tundra 5.7 V8 coupled with a Toyota Racing Development (TRD) supercharger kit (supposedly Eaton Roots type). The RTR has SAE certified power of 504 HP and 550 lb-ft of torque and does it on premium fuel.
CGS Performance Chevrolet Camaro
The CGS Performance Products team is showcasing a stunning black and red 2011 Chevy Camaro that’s running close to 500 HP equipped with a Whipple twin screw blower.
Redline Motorsports 2011 HTR-850R Camaro
Howard Tanner’s of Redline Motorsports won the Mother’s Choice Award for Excellence in Automotive Design with a beautiful 2011 Camaro that started out as RS but was morphed into a monster. In just six weeks Howard took a 2011 427 LS7 engine and added ported LS9 heads, custom hydraulic roller camshaft, JE forged pistons, Callies forged crankshaft, a Kenne Bell 3.6L screw supercharger with the KB heat exchanger, TR6060 transmission and a slew of other aftermarket parts. When all was said and done this super Camaro boasts 840 rwhp and 825 lb-ft of torque with 15 psi boost on pump gas and 18 psi on race fuel and a track test of 10.12 at 143 mph in the quarter mile.
Active Autowerke Vorsteiner 2011 BMW M3 GTRS3 Widebody
Another SEMA show car will be the Active Autowerke Vorsteiner GTRS3 Widebody 2011 BMW M3 with an Active Autowerke Stage 2 E9X M3 supercharger kit. The E9X kit is powered by a HKS GTS8550 supercharger and is reported to push output to 650 HP and 440 lb-ft of torque.
Supercharger Vette ZR1 LS9 Engine
Finally, an exciting project planed by Chev. During the 2010 SEMA Show they will be assembling a Corvette ZR1 LS9 6.2L supercharged engine. This is a continuation of Chevrolet’s “Corvette Engine Build Experience” which one of their participants took to build a 638 HP supercharged small block for their new Corvette ZR1.
Weiand Automotive Industries, Inc. assured their place in automotive performance history when in 1937 they developed and manufactured the first aluminum intake manifold available to the mass market. Founded by Phil Weiand in the mid 1930’s the company began in California as Weiand Power & Racing Equipment which was a performance parts warehouse. Their first original product was the ‘High Weiand’ the aforementioned aluminum intake manifold. It wasn’t until 1957 that Weiand began to develop complete blower drives for the GMC 6-71 supercharger. There was no turning back from that point. Weiand continued by producing blowers for several of the most popular platforms through the years.
Phil Weiand was an auto enthusiast to the core and his company reflected that. Phil and the company were involved in motor sports the whole way. Weiand products were front and center in many famous dragsters with some big names starting it out like Big Daddy Don Garlits’ Swamprat 1 the Isky-Weiand Special and Lloyd Scott’s Bustle Bomb. In 1963 Weiand Power & Racing Equipment continued to build new roads when they were among the founding members of SEMA (Speed Equipment Manufacturing Association, now Specialty Equipment Manufacturing Association).
Phil Weiand lead the company for generations up until 1978 when he passed away. Phil’s wife, Joan Weiand, took over and continued to move the company and industry forward. Under Joan’s lead Weiand introduced a series of Roots type superchargers for popular street applications as well as expanding into the Marine industry. In 1998 the company left family hands when it was sold to Holley Performance, another legend in the industry. Due to their huge impact in the automotive performance industry both Phil and Joan were inducted into SEMA’s hall of fame.
Weiand Automotive is a pioneer in the automotive performance industry. Without Weiand’s advancements the level of performance automotive technology, the racing and the street scene would not be where it is today. Through the years the company has been a leader in the industry with their high quality and innovative designs and parts. Although Weiand is a household name in performance it is also a tricky name. Debates over how to pronounce Weiand have happened more than a few times with popular alternatives being ‘Wee-And’, ‘Weigh-And’ and not pronouncing it at all. For the record, according to the family they pronounce it as ‘Why-And’.