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Check out this guided tour of QA1′s massive facility in Lakeville, Minnesota, where company President Melissa Scoles walks us through their research and development processes and discusses product development.

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From a single hard-to-find part to a vast selection of components for every generation of America’s Sports Car, Corvette Central has grown to meet the needs of enthusiasts and restorers worldwide.

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Take a look inside one of the world’s leading manufacturers of Corvette restoration products.

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Making a set of headers is a little bit more involved than bending tubes and welding them together. We toured Pertronix Performance to see what it takes to turn a tube into a set of quality headers.

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Heidts Automotive Group has been helping musclecars and street rods handle the bumps in the road, and helping them handle the autocross tracks with IFS and IRS systems. We visited their facility to see what they do, and how they do it. Take a look inside.

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Although the winter season means no racing and rarely driving your performance car here in Colorado, Dragon Pro Street Engineering, a local performance shop, is changing the idea of a miserable winter into an exciting time to modify cars for the good weather to come. But this isn’t just your ordinary shop…

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Ever wondered what steps your Chevy goes through before you place yourself behind the wheel? Click here to see the great level of quality control that GM applies to all of its cars.

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Point at any high-end race car and most car and truck builds, and you’ll be able to find ARP fasteners on it. The team at ARP in California recently invited is in for a tour of their facility, check it out here!

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We head to Dearborn Heights Michigan, to get inside access to Livernois Motorsports’ massive 36,000 square foot facility. We sat down with Engine Department Supervisor Mike Schropp for the low down on this mechanical Mecca.

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If you’ve been to the drag strip, chances are pretty good you’ve seen Dart parts in action. We take a first hand look at how this company keeps innovating and producing top quality products for racers and street enthusiasts, while building their products here in the USA.

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From billet aluminum fuel pumps and radiators to NASCAR engines in a dragster, join us as we take an all-access tour of the Aeromotive offices and manufacturing facility in Lenexa, Kansas.

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For a price, Corvette buyers have the option to actually build the supercharged LS9 engine that goes into their Corvette ZR1. Beau Blackwell got a chance to do that, and had this stop-motion video of the process filmed while he built the motor…

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The innovative team at Accessible Technologies Inc., the name behind the ProCharger supercharger brand, opened their doors to the powerTV team, allowing us a virtually all-access look inside the design, manufacturing, and assembly process that goes into their self-contained supercharger systems.

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We visit American Racing to see how the legendary hot rod wheel manufacturer went about creating possibly the single-most iconic drag racing and muscle car wheel in the industry and how they’re continuing to make new legendary designs.

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The team at Jet-Hot recently opened the doors to their corporate offices and primary coating facility in Burlington, N.C. to powerTV, allowing us to take an all-access tour of the coating facility and its intricate processes, allowing us to share with you what goes on behind closed doors.

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Recently, the good folks at AFCO Racing Products and Dynatech invited us to tour their manufacturing facilities to get a behind-the-scenes look at – and share with our readers – something that most will never get to see.

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ATI Racing is the leader in harmonic damper technology, and their vibration-absorbing devices can be found everywhere, from NASCAR’s Sprint Cup series to the local drag strip. They took us on a tour of their Baltimore facilities to give us an inside look of what it takes to build these oft-overlooked parts.

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In the late ‘70s there was a growing demand for increased braking in stock car racing; an engineer named William Wood saw opportunity to create a high performance brake package for this expanding niche market. Today, Wilwood supplies brake hardware to every corner of the globe for anything that rolls.

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Thanks to a unique program, Corvette buyers who select the Z06 or ZR1 models can opt to help build their own engines at GM’s Performance Build Center. Join us as we follow along with regular customer JD Haase as he gets to deliver his new baby LS7 engine into the world!

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We head over to local piston manufacture Ross Racing Pistons to see just how they make a set of their forged bullets. We will run you through a full slate of photos showing you Ross’ facility and what it takes to be one of the leading piston manufactures in the racing industry.

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