Weekend Overdrive: February 22-24

It's time for Weekend Overdrive on The BLOCK – your weekly motorsports and automotive show roundup. Each and every Friday, we'll provide you with all the dates and times you'll need to stay plugged into the world of Chevrolet Performance motorsports and events over the weekend.*

Published on: 02/22/2019
Parts, Chevrolet Performance, Chevy, Chevrolet, Engines, Crate Engines, Circle Track, Racing, Motorsports, CT350, CT400, CT525, GM 602, GM 604, Offers, Rebates
Three Options for the Circle Track

Chevrolet Performance is known for its innovations in the world of crate engines. These plug-and-play power plant options are known for their reliability and drivability in both classic and late-model vehicles. That same philosophy also extends to the racetrack, where Chevrolet Performance’s circle track offerings are purpose-built to win races.

Published on: 02/21/2019
Racing, Chevy, Chevrolet, Chevrolet Performance, Team Chevy, Motorsports, Drag Racing, COPO, COPO Camaro, Camaro, Sportsman, Factory Stock Showdown, NHRA Wallpaper, Wallpaper Wednesday, Downloads
Wallpaper Wednesday: Arthur Kohn's Record-Setting COPO Camaro

COPO Camaro driver Arthur Kohn had a big year in 2018. The personable Texas competitor won the NHRA Factory Stock Showdown event at Charlotte’s zMAX Dragway in the spring, then became the first COPO driver to break into the seven-second range when he did so at Gateway Motorsports Park outside St. Louis in the fall.

Published on: 02/20/2019
  • A Look Back at the 2018 SEMA Show
  • Stepping off the plane into the desert air of Las Vegas in the fall -- no matter your place of origin -- always seems full of possibility. While winter is approaching in most of the country, Vegas seems like the perfect retreat with its warm days and cool nights. Some travelers are looking to hit it big in the casinos of The Strip, others have made the journey for some rest and relaxation. Yet, during this time of year, ubiquitous bold automotive logos on polo shirts and hats also provide proof that the SEMA Show is in town once again, where the performance industry gathers to show off its newest products to buyers and one another.

  • One Sinister ’56: Premier Street Rods’ Award-winning Chevy Pickup
  • For Ross Logsdon of Premier Street Rods in Lake Havasu, Arizona, “Chevy runs deep.” The young builder says he grew up in a garage and knew he was a Chevrolet guy from his time playing with toy cars as a kid. When he finally was able to buy his own vehicles, all he wanted to do was make them better.

  • That’s a Crate Engine? Roadster Shop’s LSX 454-powered Chevelle
  • The classic, timeless lines of a 1970 Chevelle stand on their own. That’s why Roadster Shop of Mundelein, Illinois, went for subtlety with their '70 Chevelle Super Sport build appearing at this year’s SEMA Show.

Latest Videos

Premier Street Rods | LSX376-Powered 1956 Chevrolet 3100 Pickup | 2018 SEMA Show

Ross Logsdon of Premier Street Rods brought this 1956 Chevrolet 3100 Pickup to the 2018 SEMA Show featuring a LSX376 crate engine backed by the SuperMatic 4L85-E transmission. The BLOCK chose this as one of our favorite Bowtie builds from the show this year. Once you watch the video, we think you’ll understand why.

Chevrolet Performance | 2018 SEMA Show Recap

During this past SEMA show, Chevrolet Performance displayed new crate engines, the 2019 50th Anniversary COPO Camaro and a slew of concept vehicles. Check out the video here that takes you behind the scenes with Chevrolet Performance during the 2018 SEMA Show.

Roadster Shop | LSX454-Powered 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS | 2018 SEMA Show

Alan Palmer of Roadster Shop brought this 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS to the 2018 SEMA Show featuring a LSX454 crate engine backed by the T56 Super Magnum 6-Speed Manual Transmission. The BLOCK chose this as one of their favorite Bowtie builds from the show this year. Once you watch the video, we think you’ll understand why

Stoner’s Speed Shop | LS3 Connect & Cruise-Powered 1956 Chevrolet Carryall | 2018 SEMA Show

Blake Stoner of Stoner’s Speed Shop brought this 1956 Chevrolet Carryall to the 2018 SEMA Show featuring an LS3 Connect & Cruise. The BLOCK chose this as one of their favorite Bowtie builds from the show this year. Once you watch the video, we think you’ll understand why.

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 Article tags: Parts, Chevrolet Performance, Chevy, Chevrolet, Intakes, Manifolds, Intake Manifolds, Offers, Rebates
An Inside Look at Intake Manifolds

The intake manifold is one of the most important parts of an engine as it is responsible for distributing the air/fuel mixture to the cylinders. As a result, the intake is integral to making power. We recently caught up with Chris Little, Engineering Group Manager - Performance Parts and Design at Chevrolet Performance, to learn a little more about the intake manifold options from the Bowtie.

Published on: 01/02/2019
Parts, Engines, Chevy, Chevrolet, Chevrolet Performance, Crate Engines, LT4, LT4 Crate Engine, Camaro, Camaro ZL1, Valentine’s Day, Corvette, Corvette Z06
The LT4: A Love Affair

Each year, Valentine’s Day means the calendar is just that much closer to the Daytona 500 and the kickoff of the NASCAR season. That’s not to say we’re not romantic today though. Far from it. We’re very much in love with the LT4 -- the engine that comes under the hood of the road-going Camaro ZL1. Not coincidentally, that particular Camaro model is currently competing in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.

Published on: 02/14/2019