Speed School Podcast with Gale Banks

By Gale Banks

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Gale Banks, the Godfather of turbocharging, shares over 65 years of automotive engineering know-how in this educational and entertaining audio series. From gearing for top speed to calculating Manifold Air Density, every automotive enthusiast stands to learn a thing or two from this land speed record-holding legend. Join Gale for exclusive interviews, frank talk, myth-busting, history lessons, and step-by-step how-tos.

Episode Date
Ep 5 - Scott Birdsall, Pike's Peak Diesel Record Holder

Gale is joined by Scott Birdsall, Pike's Peak record holder for the fastest diesel vehicle. He plans to return to Pike's Peak this June to beat his own record. But this time he won't be piloting his Cummins-powered 1949 Ford F1. He explains the new EcoDiesel-powered LeMans Prototype car and why Fast & Loud's Aaron Kaufman will take his seat in the Ford. 

May 24, 2022
Ep 4 - Kevin Oeste of V8TV, Bonneville Podcast, Hot Rod Magazine
Gale Banks is joined by Kevin Oeste, host of Bonneville Up to Speed Podcast, V8TV, and owner of V8 Speed & Resto. Oeste is also a former writer at Hot Rod Magazine and is currently the voice of the SEMA Show in Las Vegas. Everything he does is for the love of cars. The two discuss Banks' dry lake bed speed records as well as what it took to get there. 
May 17, 2022
Ep 3 - Kory Willis and the EPA, Consequences of Poor Tuning, the Real Story of Gale Banks and CARB

Gale Banks welcomes Kory Willis, owner of PPEI. The controversial Louisana-based tuner discusses his fight with the EPA, ownership of a Tesla Plaid, making sizeable horsepower gains on emissions-equipped vehicles, and valuable tips that he's learned from Gale. The two gearheads also discuss the future of automotive electrification including a story about Gale's adventure in Jay Leno's Tesla Model S Plaid.

May 10, 2022
Ep 2 - How Not To Drive A 1,400HP Trans-Am, Why Is Gale Laughing So Hard?, Rick Young's Stories

Gale Banks welcomes Rick Young, Banks' 12th employee. Gale erupts in infectious laughter as Rick recalls hilarious antics during the company's early years. From racing exotics in Banks' 1,400 horsepower twin-turbo muscle cars to frightening customers in their own vehicles, Rick's epic tales have Gale falling off his chair. 

May 02, 2022
Ep 1 - World's Fasted Production Car with Car & Driver's Csaba Csere
Gale Banks welcomes Csaba Csere, former technical director and editor-in-chief of Car and Driver. The two laugh about making history in a 700-hp, 200-mph street-legal Pontiac Trans Am. And, a hair-raising tale of a 170 mph test drive down a Southern California highway that almost cost their lives. Gale answers your questions. 
Apr 26, 2022