We’re back in Las Vegas for the 2014 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show. It’s hard to believe a year has passed since we unveiled our QC4v automotive crate engine here. Since then – we’ve received a lot of interest in the product and its capabilities. Various applications have been suggested – off road racing, drag racing and high performance street rods to name a few.
We’re excited to show the first consumer application of the QC4v crate engine application. We’ve partnered with Salvaggio Automotive Design to fit our potent QC4v power in an ominous ’68 Dodge Charger.
The project was first discussed at SEMA last year when David Salvaggio visited our booth and struck up a conversation with our General Manager Erik Christiansen. As they were talking, Erik had asked David where he was based out of. Being new to SEMA and the automotive industry, Erik was expecting Dave to respond with a location somewhere on the West Coast. He was surprised when David replied, “Port Washington, Wisconsin”. Small world. We are very proud to feature David’s latest creation in our booth.
Our 1650 Ultima GTR returns to SEMA – this time with miles on the odometer and wear on the tires. We recently brought it to our local airport for photos and videography. While there – we captured some test data that provides just a glimpse of QC4v’s performance capabilities.
Our friend Dave Hemmingson is with us once again. Dave’s DCB M41 performance catamaran, featuring twin 1350 sterndrives, was the talk of the show last year. This year we have another twin engine 1350 DCB; a spectacular M35R in radiant yellow. It’s going to be a beacon for our booth as Custom Performance Central.Small Block 4-Valve Concept Engine
With such positive feedback regarding our exclusive QC4v engine platform and its robust valve train, we felt compelled to explore the adaptation of the four valve DOHC head to General Motor’s popular LS small block V8. We are anxious to get input regarding our unique small block four valve motor.
Rumor has it a very trick custom car, to be featured in a high profile location, will feature the concept Mercury Racing Small Block 4-Valve engine as well. Check back for details on this hot number.
We are very excited to be back at SEMA. For those of you lucky enough to go – be sure to stop by our booth – #34221 – Upper South Hall. For those who can’t make it, be sure to check back for show updates. we’ll also be posting to Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram.