George Poteet's legendary Speed Demon 715 has recently set a new piston-engine land pssed record on the Bonneville Salt Flats of 470.015 mph. This means that the only vehicles that have gone faster were jet-powered. It also earned a record 9th Hot Rod Trophy with a top speed of 481.576 mph for the fastest speed of the meet.
The Duttweiler-built big block engine uses all ARP fasteners to generate 3,156 HP for more the 65 seconds.
Car builder Maxwell Industries used ARP high-strength stainless fasteners in the frame, steering, suspension, intake and driver safety system.
ARP is proud to have played a part in pushing the boundaries of speed.
The 2017 ARP Catalog has just been released at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas. Stop by our booth to pick one up or click on the link to request your copy online.
If you weren't following the news from Bonneville this year, the Speed Demon Racing Team won the Hot Rod Trophy for the 6th straight year. This was a significant milestone for several reasons. First, this was the debut of the completely redesigned and rebuilt Speed Demon Streamliner. It was also the first time Speedweek had been run in three years, after rain left the course covered in water for two straight years.
The video below is from one of the runs on Wednesday and will give you some idea of what it's like to go over 400 mph. This Speedweek allowed George to add several runs over 400mph - his total of 37 is more than anyone else in world.
SEMA Show - 11/1-4 - Las Vegas, NV - booth #22525
PMW - 11/9-11 - Cologne, Germany - stand #5028
PRI - 12/8-10 - Indianapolis, IN - booth #801
Autosport - 1/12-13 - Birmingham, UK - stand #E670
ARP’s Performance R&D Division has just released six new dual size Ring Squaring tools designed to make tting piston rings as accurate as possible. These tools are CNC machined from 6061-T6 billet aluminum tube material and Black Anodized for a brilliant finish. The bore sizes are prominently engraved for easy identification and range in size from 3.150” to 4.800” SAE and 80mm to 122mm Metric.
The 2016 ARP catalogs are delivering today from the printer. We'll have them available at SEMA next week and they'll start shipping for new catalog requests as well. We've added almost 100 new kits during the past year, so make sure you've got the latest information.
The new catalog is already posted online at ARPcatalog.com. You can page through the catalog online and/or download a copy to have on your computer.
SEMA in Las Vegas - Nov. 3-6 (Booth #23613)
PMW in Cologne, Germany - Nov. 11-13 (Stand 5018)
PRI in Indianapolis, IN - Dec. 10-12 (Booth #810)
Autosport in Birmingham, UK - Jan. 14-17 (Stand E670)
IN THE NEWS
Brandan Gillogly on July 6, 2015
Automotive Racing Products, better known as ARP (http://arp-bolts.com/), has made a reputation in the automotive industry for producing high-strength, high-quality studs, bolts, nuts, and just about every other fastener one might need to assemble an engine. ARP has several facilities in and around Ventura, California, where spools of steel wire are cut, heated, hammered, and rolled to make fasteners that far exceed the typical Grade 8 bolt you’ll find at your local hardware store. In high-performance applications where engines and components are taxed far beyond what the factory ever had in mind, having a fastener that applies the proper clamping load becomes even more critical. Because of the company’s expertise, ARP is contracted to build fasteners for the most demanding motorsports in the world as well as aerospace applications. We toured a couple of its facilities to see the manufacturing process from raw material to packaging.
The 2014 SEMA Show starts off our trade show season on November 4-7. We will be in booth #23713 and we will be showcasing a Detroit Speed Camaro in our booth. Make sure to come by and see us to grab a copy of our 2015 catalog with over 200 new products.
Our second show is the Professional Motorsport World Expo where we will be on stand 5016.
After PMW we head to Indianapolis for the Performance Racing Industry show from December 11-13, where we will be in booth 801.
Shortly after the new year, we'll be at the Autosport Expo in the UK from January 8-11. We will be on stand E670.
ARP R&D, 7/14/2014
ARP recently released two new head stud kits for the Cummins 4BT 3.9L diesel. The kits are in-stock and ready to ship.
ARP R&D, 6/18/2014
ARP recently released the rod bolt kit for the Cummins 4BT diesel engine. The kits are in-stock and ready to ship.
ARP R&D - 4/18/2014
The world leader in fastener technology has just released a new High Performance
Series head bolt kit for 2003-2007 Ford 6.0L Powerstroke diesel applications.
Part No. 250-4206 - includes a set of ten (M8 inner row) head bolts, ten washers and a
1/2 oz. pack of ARP Ultra-Torque fastener assembly lubricant. This kit is designed to be
an add on to the extremely popular 250-4202 M14 head stud kit and helps complete the
factory bolt torque sequence.
ARP High Performance Series bolts are cold forged to ensure molecular integrity, heat
treated prior to thread rolling and machining and rated at 180,000 psi tensile strength.
Optimum design, enhanced reliability and increased strength are the main attributes of
ARP’s High Performance Series fastener kits.
NHRDA and ARP
ARP has signed on as the official fasteners of NHRDA for 2014 and you get fringe benefits. As a friend of ARP, you can use our exclusive sponsor link to purchase general admission tickets for any 2014 event and receive a 20% discount. Just click the link below, select an event and use promo code "ARP". (After you apply the promo code, the ticket prices will show the discount.)
We have just launched the Show Us Your ARP photo contest for 2014. Upload photos of your vehicle and you could win.
ARP works with teams that are putting our fasteners to the test on the track. Whether its pulling or the quarter-mile, these teams wouldn't use anything else besides ARP diesel fasteners.
Ventura, CA – ARP is proud to announce that it has signed a multi-year official product sponsorship agreement with DIESEL Motorsports (National Association of Diesel Motorsports), and will be the official Head Bolt of this sanctioning organization.
"We are excited about our continued partnership with the DIESEL Motorsports race and pulling series," stated Chris Raschke, "In addition to being a premiere sanctioning series for competitive Diesel racing and pulling; it is an ideal proving ground for our diesel engine technology." Raschke added, "the diesel market is huge for us and by leveraging the exposure of the series and the fact that many are multi–use vehicles. We feel we can reach not only the diesel competitor but also the towing and fuel economy diesel market. By being an official product of DIESEL Motorsports we hope to create awareness about our exciting technology and the big benefits for diesels."
Since ARP head studs are the de facto standard for today's diesel engines, it only makes sense for ARP to be the official head stud of the National Hot Rod Diesel Association. NHRDA competitors are continually pushing the limits of power and torque that diesel engines can generate and they use ARP to keep the heads on.