At a huge automotive auction event like Barrett-Jackson, the crowd knows how to appreciate a fine automobile. Therefore it is no surprise the amount of people that gathered to view the Lysholm Twin-Screw Supercharged DSO Eyewear Camaro SS Convertible on display at the event. With all the custom styling work, and the Lysholm Supercharger under the hood, there is enough to impress even the pickiest automotive enthusiast in attendance.
Another successful year for Lysholm and The Air Power Group, as evidenced by the fact that you couldn’t walk anywhere in the show without seeing a Vortech, Paxton, or Lysholm logo staring you right in the face! Take a look at some of the photos we got of the show, and be sure to send us any of your own!
We found the Stitch Craft Camaro SS Convertible in North Hall, sitting pretty in the Pecca Leather booth. Custom paint – check. Custom interior – Check. Wheels, Tires, and Brakes – Check. Lysholm 2.3L Twin-Screw Supercharging System under the hood – Check.
Walking around the show, we found this Weistec Engineering Supercharged 6.3L Mercedes Benz on a dyno display. Weistec uses the 2.3L Lysholm Twin-Screw Superchargers in the outstanding systems they offer for Mercedes vehicles. Be sure to check them out.
The Delta Tech Bold Spirit Camaro SS was on display in the Delta Lights booth. It was one of the many Lysholm 2.3L Twin-screw Supercharged Gen. 5 Camaros on the property this year showing the other guys how it is done.
Our friend Gary S’s Lysholm Twin-Screw Supercharged Camaro SS was looking sharp in the Wössner booth. This Gen. 5 beast is always gleaming white and ready to show off it’s Lysholm Twin-Screw Supercharging system lurking under the hood.
Based out of Orange County California, Weistec Engineering is an industry leader in research, development, and design. They have grown to provide customers with the highest level of satisfaction and value through relentless testing and continuous improvements in product and performance. Specializing in computer aided design and vehicle calibration, Weistec has the ability to manufacture quality products that are able to withstand even the most rigorous testing. From OEM vehicle manufacturers to the aftermarket performance enthusiast, we aim to deliver innovative solutions that address a client’s needs.
Vortech ventured out to Firebird International Raceway in Arizona for the 2nd Annual gathering of 5th generation Camaros, dubbed Camaro5Fest II. Joining forces with Rocky Mountain Competitive Research, our Top Tier Dealer/Installer from Colorado Springs, CO, we hit the track in good spirits ready for a good time…and the C5 crew did not disappoint!
RMCR put together this sick Vortech Centrifugal System on a display engine to really give the crowd a good look at what the kit looks like up close & personal. It helped to show how the Vortech intercooler is over twice the size of what the competitors use.
R.M.C.R. customer Dustin had his Lysholm Twin-Screw Supercharging System installed just in time for Camaro5Fest. He couldn’t stop talking about how happy he was with his choice. The Lysholm System is a great choice for all gen. 5 Camaro owners who want to go the positive displacement route!.The 530rwhp and 516rwtq this 2.3L Twin-Screw Supercharger made on an otherwise virtually stock Camaro SS puts many of the other competitor’s offerings out there to shame!Gary Shellum, or 1RADCAMARO on Camaro5, had his gorgeous Lysholm Twin-Screw Supercharged SS Camaro all over the show! We saw it on the track, on display, in the Air Lift booth, in the US Wheels booth, and all over the place! Thanks for coming out and representing Gary!.
This stock looking SS is what you would call a SLEEPER. While unassuming on the outside, this beast sports an R.M.C.R. built LSX 427 engine with Callies internals, Diamond Pistons, cnc ported heads, custom camshaft, FAST 102mm intake manifold, Nick Williams 102mm throttle body, Katech carbon valve covers, Stainless Works 2″ Headers and 3″ exhaust, Fore Precision triple 255lph pump setup, BMR subframes, sway bars, trailing arms, toe rods, strut tower brace, KW coilovers, AP Racing J-hook brake rotors, a DSS 9″ rearend conversion with Moser aluminum center section, and to top it all off…a cog-driven Vortech V-7 YSi-Trim Supercharging System. Although the guys from R.M.C.R. didn’t quite finish tuning it before they had to leave for the event, it still wore a dyno sheet showing it put down over 919rwhp through its heavy duty 9″ rear end. That’s nearly 1,100 horsepower at the crank!Also in the sleeper department, this 700+ horsepower Tahoe was in the Vortech/R.M.C.R booth showing more of what the R.M.C.R. guys do best – make things really fast! Sporting a built engine and a Vortech V-7 YSi-Trim Supercharger and Air-to-Water Power Cooler, the owner claims he built it to destroy Porsche Cayenne Turbos. When asked how this unassuming silver SUV does in that endeavor, he simply replied “It works!”.The famous Guillermo Garcia, or Tribone as he is known as on Camaro5, brought out his Vortech V-3 Supercharged black beauty, and had it displayed prominently in the US Wheels booth. Running himself ragged as one of the event organizers, we saw him hurriedly speeding here and there throughout the entire event. Hope you had some time to relax once it was all over, G!Dave Christensen (d69chris) and his customized Inferno Orange Metallic SS took full advantage of the show. When he wasn’t racing the car on the track, Dave was showing off his V-3 Si-Trim Supercharged ride in the SoCal section of the car show area. We hear Dave also won the prize for “best exterior”. Great job Dave, but you know us…we are usually more partial to what you’ve got under the hood..
We found Andrew M’s (shevyman) Vortech Supercharged Hot Wheels Camaro sittin’ low in the Air Lift Booth. From the looks of it, he hadn’t anticipated us asking to lift the hood for photos. C’mon Andrew…it’s a CAR SHOW. You can’t just clean the outside of your car!Here are some other great pictures from the event for you to enjoy.
Although not Supercharged, this tribute Camaro was definitely worth checking out. Not only does it honor our country, but the amount of hours in airbrushing alone this must have taken is truly amazing!
Thank you to Camaro5, R.M.C.R., Tribone, d69chris, 1RADCAMARO, shevyman, Mike, Mark, Zack, Keith, Don, Colin, Dustin, and everyone else in attendance. We’ll see you next year!
Phil Doré has a very angry beast on his hands thanks to his going with the Lysholm 3300AX Supercharger Upgrade, along with his other modifications. After pulling off a broken brand X supercharger, Phil has been able to consistently make more power with less boost than before, and the car has never been as fast or as fun to drive!
Check out Phil’s car from the SVTPerformance.com Dyno Day @ GTR High Performance
Phil’s mods include:
– Lysholm 3300AX Supercharger Upgrade ~16psi (91 Octane Pump Gas)
– SCT3000 MAF
– 60lb Injectors
– KB B-A-P
– Kooks 1 3/4″ Long Tubes
– Magnaflow Cat-back
– Crower Stage 3 Blower Cams
– Crower HD Springs & Retainers
– Tuning by Greg @ RET
Would you like power like this in your Terminator? Time to ditch that factory blower, dump that brand X knock off, and go with the originator of the Twin-Screw Supercharger. Lysholm products are now sold through Vortech Distributors everywhere, so get on the phone, get on your computer, drive to your local speed shop, and get yours on order today!
The Tjin Edition RoadShow Ends 2010 With a Bang!
This past weekend the Tjin Edition RoadShow came out in full force at the MotorMavens Mass Appeal / Ken Block Gymkhana Grid Invitational at Irwindale Speedway.
The massive 80×30 Tjin Edition RoadShow booth was set-up at the front of the vendor midway / car show area and had a HUGE presence at the show.
On display in the RoadShow booth were some of the most talked about cars from SEMA, including the aLL STaR Chevy Camaro, the Tjin Edition Chevy Camaro and 5.0L Ford Mustang GT, the UTI Ford Fiesta, and the Fortune Motorsports Honda CR-Z.
Besides these high profile display vehicles, the RoadShow booth was also outfitted with some of the best aftermarket products in the industry.
The show was a huge success and the team had a great time interacting with fellow car enthusiast, the media, vendors, drivers and spectators alike.
Neil Tjin and crew made a special point to say thank you to each and everyone of thier RoadShow partners, including Air Lift, Royal Purple, Webasto, iForged, Forgestar, Vortech, Paxton, Lysholm, UTI, Baer, Auto Meter, MagnaFlow, StreetGlow, Status Racing, and all the partners that supplied parts for these amazing display vehicles. “We would not have been able to build these display vehicles and put on this incredible RoadShow without our partners support and their outstanding products. We have had an amazing time on the road this year with the RoadShow and we look forward to even bigger and better things in 2011 and beyond.”
GTR High Performance has one of the most loyal customer bases in Southern California, and it is no surprise as to why. Starting out as a Mustang specialty shop, GTR has consistently grown over the years to today, where they work on most popular performance vehicles in their 8,500 square foot facility in Rancho Cucamonga, CA. A family run operation, GTR is owned and operated by brothers Gonzalo & Ricardo Topete, and are frequently described as 2 of the nicest guys in the industry. Always preforming quality work, always willing to go the extra mile, always willing to help out a customer in need…GTR is more than a shop to much of their clientele. That is why it is no surprise that when GTR has their annual open house, the turnout is always large, and it always makes for a fun day.
Air Power Group brands Vortech Superchargers, Paxton Automotive, and Lysholm Twin-Screw came out to represent their products , and support GTR High Performance as a Dealer and Top Tier Installation facility for everything they have to offer. Here are some pictures and video from the event.
Fresh from the SEMA show, Vortech brought out the same Race Red 2011 5.0L Mustang GT that was one of the highlights of their booth.
Vortech’s 20th Anniversary Black Edition Supercharging System carries this car’s black & red color scheme under the hood.
Also just back from SEMA, the WD40 Mustang was showing off the new Paxton 2011 5.0L Supercharging System with NOVI 2200 Supercharger and air-to-air intercooler.
Phil Dore from Magnaflow Exhaust brought out his monster Terminator Cobra with 3.3L Lysholm Twin-Screw Supercharger package. In addition to looking great, his car won the dyno competition, laying down over 628rwhp on GTR’s Dynojet!
Speedfactory’s Vortech Supercharged 5.7L Challenger R/T got the MOPAR fans in attendance excited about supercharging their rides.
Daniel Velarde’s Paxton NOVI 2200 Supercharged “Body Ink” Mustang GT was looking great as the main feature in the TruFiber booth.
Eddie Garcia’s Saleen S351 is always a treat to check out, and today was no different.
Rob Estell’s S197 GT is Paxton NOVI 2200 Supercharged and intercooled…and HOT!
Steve Mizell’s Vortech/A&A Corvette Supercharged C5 Z06 Corvette put down the 2nd highest # of the day in the dyno competition – 585RWHP!
Gonzalo Topete’s Mustang GT is one of the GTR shop cars they use to showcase the parts that they sell & install.
Brian Ellis & Erica Gordon’s Vortech V-Power Supercharged S197 was looking sharp as usual.
Dan Ellebracht’s PSCA-prepped Fox Body is NOVI 2000 equipped and ready to make some serious power! Look for him to begin competing next season!
Thanks to GTR High Performance and their customers for a good day. We are already looking forward to next year!
From Street Legal TV:
Power adders have the been the most popular power improvements on the new-age big three. Following up with Lysholm’s rendition is their twin screw supercharging system, featuring the Lysholm 2300 supercharger. The 2300 utilizes a custom air inlet manifold designed to fit under the Camaro’s hood without cutting and mates to the factory throttle body. An integrated air/water charge cooler configuration features a closed loop water cooling system with a stand-alone pump, tank and dual-pass front mounted heat exchanger. The intake assembly includes high-flow ducting and re-uses the factory hydrocarbon trap, which is required for 50 state CARB certification.
The kit is a direct bolt on and can be optioned with their 3 year, 36,000 powertrain warranty. Lysholm says to kit will make around 620 horsepower with the given seven pounds of boost through the six rib pulley, with the capability of producing over 700 horsepower with a smaller pulley. For fuel management the kit includes a hand-held programmer (controls ignition timing and fuel enrichment), extruded aluminum replacement fuel rails, high-flow fuel injectors and braided stainless steel fuel hoses.
The aLL STaR Performance 2011 Camaro SS not only looked great in the booth, it also won not one, but TWO awards at the show!
The Deltatech Camaro was front & center in the Central Hall inside the Deltatech Lighting booth.
The Real Autoworks (RAW) Camaro caused everyone stop and look as they walked into the main show entrance
Come See The New Lysholm Twin-Screw Supercharged aLL STaR Performance Chevy Camaro SS At SEMA 2010 (Booth #22963)…
With the Chevrolet Camaro SS being at the forefront of the modern muscle movement, the aLL STaR team took note of the design that GM originally wanted to market and made it their own. On the exterior, the first thing you’ll notice is the custom Autobahn Blue finish thanks to Dupont. Fighting for your attention, the first ever set of 22×9″ and 22×10.5″ Forgestar Concave F14 wheels are wrapped in Falken Tire rubber are mounted in front of Baer’s brake upgrade kit and then accented thanks to Air Lift’s digital suspension.
Making your way inside the vehicle, the custom red leather interior, Unique Fabrication harness bar and Status Racing harnesses show that the aLL STaR Camaro is all business but if you’re a true gearhead, you’ll know where the real eye catching appeal is found, under the hood. Thanks to Lysholm’s brand new 2.3L Twin-Screw Supercharging System, this once tame Chevrolet Camaro SS has now turned into a true monster ready to tackle whatever is thrown it’s way. Along with additional power adders from MagnaFlow Performance Exhaust and American Racing Headers, the aLL STaR Camaro is the perfect example of how to create an everyday street cruiser that can easily be taken to the track on weekends.
Come see the culmination of design, style, and performance in the Vortech/Lysholm Twin-Screw Superchargers Booth (#22963) at this year’s SEMA Show in Las Vegas
2.3L Lysholm Twin-Screw Supercharging System
MagnaFlow Performance Exhaust
American Racing Headers
Tech AFX heater hoses
Royal Purple products
Dupont Autobahn Blue paint
Street Scene aero accessories
Extreme Dimensions / Tjin Edition hood
Unique Fabrication rear spoiler
Smoothed side vents
Smoothed reverse lights
Relocated LED reverse light
Flush mounted retro Camaro emblems
Matte black body accents
Trent’s Trick Upholstery billet bolt kit
Light Wurkz LED headlights / taillights
Ignited HID lighting
Wheels and Tires:
22×9″ and 22×105″ Forgestar Concave F14 wheels
255/30/22 and 295/25/22 Falken FK-452 tires
Suspension and Brakes:
Air Lift digital suspension
Baer big brake kit
Eibach sway bars
STACK gauge cluster
Auto Meter gauges
Custom red leather interior
Innovate OT-2 unit
Azentek Smart Mirror
Unique Fabrication harness bar
Status Racing harnesses
Recaro child seat
Image Dynamics Audio
Metra trim panel
It was a beautiful day, and a great turnout which was once again one of the best shows of the year. The Mustangs At The Queen Mary Event in Long Beach, California brings out all measure of Mustang & Ford enthusiast to see what is new and hot, and to showcase what they’ve got.
New for this year was the highly anticipated Vortech Supercharging System for the 2011 5.0L Mustang GT. Among the lineup of amazing cars that Vortech brought along with GTR High Performance was a newly Supercharged Race Red GT that drew a massive amount of attention throughout the show.
Another star of the show was the Street Scene Equipment Vortech Supercharged 2010 GT. Shining brightly in the Long Beach sun, this gorgeous car has got everything going for it – looks, style, speed, handling, and Vortech boost!
Many people expressed interest in the 3.3L Lysholm Twin-Screw Supercharged GT500 belonging to Carlos Cortez, being that it was 5.0 Mustang & Super Fords selection for the recent Castrol Syntec Top Car Challenge, and was stickered up and ready to race!
Phil Dore’s Terminator Cobra came to the show fresh off the dyno rollers at RET, where it made 631rwhp @14psi with his new 3.3L Lysholm Twin-Screw Supercharging System.
Oscar Zavala’s black on black GT convertible is Vortech Supercharged and Paxton Intercooled, drawing through an Anderson Power Pipe and feeding into his Accufab throttle body, Accufab Intake Plenum, and down into his built 4.6L engine.
Most people have seen Daniel Velarde’s airbrushed “Body Ink” 2010 Mustang GT either in magazines or on the internet, but it still never fails to draw a crowd of onlookers when seen in person. Daniel is now hooked on Paxton boosted power, thanks to his ride seeing more horses these days due to an intercooled Paxton NOVI 2200 System being installed, along with a Ford Racing throttle body and FR500S exhaust.
Manny Dubon’s ’96 Saleen Speedster is a beautiful example of why the Saleen name rose to popularity as fast as it did and has remained a fan favorite to this day. Manny’s car features the Vortech V-2 S-Trim High-Output Intercooled Supercharging System, Racecraft Suspension, UPR offroad pipe, and Borla Exhaust.
Eddie Garcia’s S351 Saleen is sporting some heavy equipment, having his original V-1 S-Trim Supercharger with Anderson Power Pipe bolted to an upgraded 408 cubic inch engine with AFR Heads, Hooker Headers, and various additional go fast goodies.
Bill Switzer’s beautiful red GT has been seen in our Blog before, and Bill brought it out to the Queen Mary to show off the fruits of his labor in person.
Everyone loves Bob Lee’s ’57 Ford. It’s classic body looks go unbelievably well with the polished engine compartment and Paxton NOVI Supercharging System under the hood. In addition to the Paxton Supercharger, Bob’s ride currently features a 351W engine with forged pistons & rods, Edelbrock aluminum heads, Edelbrock aluminum “Air Gap” high-rise intake manifold, a Holley 4150 style carburetor, and a T10 toploader 4 speed transmission.
The first word that comes to mind when describing this sick Fox Body is CLEAN. Extremely well done with an immaculate engine compartment, the Vortech V-2 Supercharging System and Vortech fuel rails jump right at you along with the rest of the entire engine, which is polished in all the right places.
This Laser Red SN95 GT also had a nice, clean, and polished up engine compartment… complete with the compulsory Vortech V-2 System to bring the boost.
This green machine has quite a bit of customization done to it in addition to the Paxton NOVI 2200 Intercooled Supercharging System under the hood. Check out the flames, Killer Glass radiator hose, and the airbrushed gator on the underside of the hood!
This gorgeous Roush jumped into our freeway caravan on the way to the show, and he fit right in with his Vortech charge cooled V-2 Supercharging System whistling away under the hood just like the rest of our crew. The customized red accents under the hood really go a long way to set this car apart from so many others.
The Hillbank Motorsports Shelby CS8 was lookin’ fine all decked out with its Paxton/Shelby Supercharging System underhood.
This hot blue Fox Body has a lot going for it, with a nice stance, custom color paint, polished engine compartment, and a Paxton NOVI 2000 feeding the boost to it.
Another great Fox Body was this race ready example from Performance Associates. Cleaned up engine compartment, Vortech Supercharger, boxed intake manifold, and drag suspension made this car stand out nicely.
Going for a triple white theme, this convertible Fox featured white paint, white interior, and Cobra R wheels, along with a Vortech V-3 System, and an Edelbrock intake manifold.
Going in the complete opposite direction of the white Fox above, this super stealth GT had everything blacked out except for his Vortech Supercharger!
This silver GT is rocking an Aftercooled Vortech System, Anderson Power Pipe, Professional Products Intake Plenum, Cervinis hood, and Saleen S281 spoiler.
This GT was in a line of 3 Vortech Supercharged beauties in a row. Although the third car was silver, we can still think of it as an American boosted tribute…red, white (silver), and blue.
The Mustang Roundup & All Ford Picnic is a show that we look forward to every year. Held in the Pacific Northwest, Ford enthusiasts of all ages from the Seattle & surrounding areas reaching all the way to California, Montana, and parts of Canada come together for 4 days of fun and camaraderie. A visit to Pacific Raceways for open track racing, then the Pony Trails cruise, dinner boat cruise, and a massive 2 day car show cap off the event.
Lysholm Distributor and track day sponsor Brad’s Custom Auto invited us to come out and participate with them at this great yearly event, and these are the results. We hope you enjoy it, and hope to see you there next year!
5.0 Mustang & Super Fords Selects Lysholm/Vortech GT500 As Its 2010 Castrol Syntec Top Car Challenge Entry…
From the 5.0 Mustang & Super Fords Blog:
Join us in congratulating Carlos Cortez of Simi Valley, California!
Carlos and his Lysholm Twin-Screw Supercharged 2007 Shelby GT500 will represent 5.0 Mustang & Super Fords magazine in the 2010 Castrol Syntec Top Car Challenge (www.syntectopcarchallenge), an event that pits 5.0 against editors, enthusiasts and cars representing 5 other Source Interlink Media publications, to determine superiority in performance and driving tests.
A full feature with details on Carlos’ Lysholm Twin-Screw blown Shelby GT500 is coming in the September ’10 issue of 5.0 Mustang & Super Fords Magazine.
Make sure you stay tuned to the magazine, and check out video clips posted on the Top Car Challenge Web site (www.syntectopcarchallenge.com), for information on our preparation for the event, to vote for Carlos’ ‘Stang as your favorite (and the best) car in the competition, and, of course, for results on how we do against a tough field of Euro/Asian import cars.
Lysholm, Paxton, and Vortech strut their stuff at the 25th Annual Fabulous Fords Forever show @ Knott’s Berry Farm…
The 25th Anniversary of the Fabulous Fords Forever show at Knott’s Berry Farm was this past Sunday, April 25th…and it was a great show! The 3 brands of the Air Power Group – Lysholm Twin-Screw, Vortech Superchargers, and Paxton Automotive were there showing all the spectators and those in attendance what Ford performance is all about. Showcasing the new Lysholm Twin-Screw 3.3L GT500 System was Sean Roberts from Extreme Automotive, and his beautiful red Shelby drew crowds the whole day, as people were vocally surprised to see not only how well made the system was, and how clean the installation looks, but that a twin screw offering from a Vortech brand was now available for purchase. As one enthusiast stated “A Vortech twin-screw…it’s like all my prayers have been answered”. The event was truly a feast for the eyes of Ford performance enthusiasts of all ages.
Here is just a small sample of the vehicles that came out to show their Vortech/Paxton/Lysholm devotion: