Traco Engineering and Thunder Alley

Traco Engineering may not have ever been a household name – Jim Travers and Frank Coon seemed to prefer working behind the scenes, building engines for major race teams rather than for the general public. Still, they’re a significant duo in American high-performance history, enough to warrant a Hot Rod Hero article on them in […]

SIA Flashback – Gas-Saving Gadgets and Gimmicks, Part 2

Where in part 1 of his story, Roy Ames outlined the various small-potatoes, back-of-the-magazine ways in which hucksters tried to sell fuel-saving devices, in part 2, from SIA #65, October 1981, Ames goes after the more well-known fuel-saving schemes, including Louis Enricht, the Fish carburetor and the Pogue carburetor. Under Ames’s analysis, only the latter […]