By: wpengine On: October 18, 2022 In: Company News, Press Release, Project cars Comments: 0

Murrieta, CA — Power Automedia is excited to announce that Project Max Street, a 1966 Chevrolet Nova, will be featured at Race Winning Brands’ booth during the 2022 SEMA Show this November. Max Street is the company’s longest ongoing project, with its first article covering engine upgrades published back in 2010.

“We are excited to wrap up Project Max Street and have it on display at the SEMA Show this year,” shared Brian Havins,  Director of Content & Consumer Marketing. “This car is the pinnacle of a true high-performance street machine with a plethora of modern-day hot rod parts. Our team has done a fantastic job with this build, and it shows with every nut and bolt replaced on the ’66 Nova.”

Project Max Street began its journey in desperate need of restoration with a 350 small-block Chevy engine that needed to be replaced. Through the years, Street Muscle Magazine has worked hard to turn this classic into a potent muscle car with an Edelbrock/Musi 555ci big-block Chevy engine, ProCharger F2 supercharger, TCI 6X transmission, Wilwood brakes, Moser rearend, and so much more. Most recently Max Street received a fresh coat of matte white paint from Axalta Coating, bringing this half-century-old build closer to being on display. 

“From its inception, our CEO James Lawrence and Street Muscle set out to make Max Street a ‘rowdy Friday night muscle car.’ But it evolved over time with great attention to detail and a unique, subtle vision – as evidenced by the matte white and dark gray pallette,” stated Chief Content Officer Scott Parker. “To my knowledge, this is the first time an active SEMA Chairman has had a vehicle on display at the SEMA Show.”

Max Street will be showcased at the SEMA Show from November 1st until November 4th at the Race Winning Brands booth #22943. For additional build details and updates, follow StreetMuscleMag.com.

 

ABOUT POWER AUTOMEDIA

Power Automedia believes in the magic of the automobile, helping automotive enthusiasts achieve their dreams, and building something special. They communicate with passion and emotion, educate with expertise and enthusiasm, and nurture and entertain new enthusiasts. Power Automedia currently publishes digital automotive enthusiast magazines and produces video content for auto industry clients. For more on Power Automedia visit powerautomedia.com.

ABOUT STREET MUSCLE MAGAZINE

StreetMuscleMag.com is the Internet’s most popular all-digital magazine for the muscle car enthusiast, providing the latest in up-to-date industry news, nation-wide event coverage, dirt-under-your-fingernails do-it-yourself technical articles, tuning secrets for the street and strip, and features on some of the coolest examples of Detroit’s best firepower – old and new. For more on Street Muscle’s project cars visit streetmusclemag.com.

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By: Kevin McIntosh On: October 28, 2016 In: Company News, Industry News, Press Release, Project cars Comments: 0

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Dragzine.com – the world’s leading drag racing publication owned by Power Automedia – has competed with a “Drag Radial” project car for the last four years nicknamed “BlownZ”. Driven by company CEO James Lawrence, BlownZ regularly raced in NMCA competitions, and has traveled as far east as Georgia, Chicago, and Memphis, competing in the Limited Drag Radial and Street Outlaw classes.

Power Automedia is excited to announce that BlownZ will be featured in the Mickey Thompson Tire exhibit (booth #43035) at this years’ 2016 SEMA show in Las Vegas, Nevada.

BZ-new2This incredible 4th Gen Camaro, built by Power Automedia’s shop crew at the magazine’s facility, is a proven drag strip winner, competing in NMCA Limited Street and Outlaw Drag Radial. The car won the 2016 NMCA West Limited Street Championship, going undefeated with fourteen straight round wins, and an overall “perfect season”.

The BlownZ Camaro features a vast array of high-performance racing components, including Mickey Thompson Pro 5 Drag Wheels wrapped with with ET Pro Drag Radials and ET fronts. Before the SEMA show, the car will be completely re-wrapped with a new “carbon fiber” theme.

The 2016 SEMA show takes place November 1st through 4th, showcasing the industry’s hottest and newest products and drawing top industry professionals from all over the world. Power Automedia’s exhibit will be located at booth #21707 in the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center. Mickey Thompson will be at booth #43035.

By: Kevin McIntosh On: March 03, 2016 In: Company News, Project cars, Video Comments: 0

The Power Automedia Garage

Welcome to the Power Automedia Tech Center

Power Studios Video Production TeamAt Power Automedia, we do not just have a fully operational shop onsite, we have a complete shop that can handle just about anything, ranging from simple K&N installs to new brakes, custom rollcages, full suspension upgrades, complete restorations, and full race car builds. We literally can do it all.

Through trusted, and valued relationships, with almost every major manufacturer in the automotive aftermarket, we often receive parts before they are available to the public. In addition, our facility is occasionally tapped by manufacturers to assist in the final stages of R&D initiatives.

 

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How Do Our Clients Benefit From Our Tech Center?

Teamed with four highly experienced technicians and fabricators, with more than 50 years of combined experience, the Tech Center exists solely to support editorial efforts, our clients, and advertisers. We work only on project cars owned by Power Automedia, its employees, or on privately-sourced vehicles that serve a definitive purpose to meet client-driven objectives.

This is a clear advantage over many other shops who may need to juggle a myriad of repairs from the public that also competes for the valuable time of our technicians. At Power Automedia, your schedule is our schedule. We do not accept outside business, or perform repairs or services for the general public.

Power Automedia TechnicianBecause our technicians are dedicated to in-house projects, this positions us as experts in professional staging.This is key, as in addition to its operation as a state-of-the-art Tech Center, the shop also serves another vital function as our onsite video and photography studio.

Having our own production facility means that we have greater control over every repair, install, or rebuild required to produce award-winning videos, commercials, photography, and editorial content.

For more information about our creative services, click the Video Production tab above.

By: Kevin McIntosh On: January 21, 2016 In: Company News, Industry News, Project cars Comments: 0

Factory Five Cobra Jet Challenge Car Rendering

For the first time since its founding 10 years ago, Power Automedia entered a project car in the prestigious SEMA Show. The build is one of the most ambitious, baddest street cars our team of builders, visionaries, and in-house professionals have ever envisioned.

FFR Cobra Challenge Car_Garage build 3Built almost entirely in a home garage using basic tools, the Factory Five Cobra Jet Challenge Car made its debut at SEMA in Las Vegas in December 2015.

As a featured automobile in the SEMA Battle of the Builders competition, the Challenge Car is constructed of raw billet and carbon fiber with a satin luster, which gives it a rugged, yet sleek and modern appearance without losing the distinctive profile these roadsters are known for.

“This is a true, two-car home garage build that has only been worked on after hours and on the weekends in the last year,” said Mark Gearhart, builder. “We finished it up in our Power Automedia Tech Center due to the SEMA time constraints, and to perform final tests on our in-house Dynojet.”

FFR Cobra Challenge_Cage Toyo TiresThe basis of the project is a proven Factory Five MK4 Challenge series car with the optional Street Completion package (which consists of a second seat, carpet, and a windshield) that adds to its road-worthiness. The Challenge kit differentiates itself from the standard Roadster kit due to its fully integrated, NASA legal cage, a robust halo bar, and fully integrated door bars. A Factory Five standard three-link rear suspension and tubular front suspension are a few of the additional items that are included with the kit.

2015-11-05_05-48-34Purpose-built for track and street use, the 2,100-pound car will be driven to and from the track when it’s raced. It is powered by a fully-built 312 cubic-inch Coyote engine featuring a Livernois-sleeved 3.700-inch bore block and Mahle pistons. It makes more than 530 rear-wheel horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque at a conservative 12:1 compression ratio utilizing InnoV8 billet individual throttle bodies for its aspiration.

“This build has been a labor of love, and we are excited to get it out on road courses to see how it handles and performs,” Gearhart said. “Our thanks to all of our sponsors and build partners who helped this dream become a reality.”

To learn more about this landmark project, follow the build thread here: http://www.turnology.com/project/project-ffr-cobra-jet-challenge/