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ARP-sponsored Speed Demon 715 Is Now the Fastest Piston-Engine Car On the Planet
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.
ARP 2017 Catalog Released at SEMA Show in Las Vegas
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.
Speed Demon wins Hot Rod Trophy #6
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.
Fall & Winter Trade Shows
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
Piston Ring Squaring Tools - 3.150-4.800˝ (80-122mm)
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.
2016 Catalog Online & Ready to Ship
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 You can page through the catalog online and/or download a copy to have on your computer.
2015-16 Trade Show Schedule
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)
ARP Shows HOT ROD How a Bolt is Made
Brandan Gillogly on July 6, 2015
Automotive Racing Products, better known as ARP (, 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.
Closer Look at Goodwin Competition’s 1,700 HP, 650ci Marine Engine
By Mike Magda, posted on Dec 22, 2014
Adapting an all-billet engine originally designed for dirt-slinging truck pullers to the high-dollar yet wet environment of powerboats provided a unique set of challenges to Goodwin Competition — mainly directing priorities away from massive power numbers toward more pump-gas-friendly manners and consistent reliability.
“It’s not meant to be a high-winding, high-strung engine,” says Evan Uerkwitz, an engine builder at Goodwin. “It originally was a clean-sheet design set up for large tractor pulling. We saw a niche in the market to change the product and use it...
Polaris RZR 1000 Head and Main Kits
ARP R&D Department
We've just released the head and main stud kits for the Polaris RZR 1000 engines.
SEMA Starts off Trade Show Season on 11/4
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.
Win Cash, ARP Kit Credit and Swag!
We have just launched the Show Us Your ARP photo contest for 2014. Upload photos of your vehicle and you could win.
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