During the muscle car era, performance junkies wanted to dump the clutch on their killer four-speed in their new car. Amid those years, the manual transmission was not exclusive to the hot-rodder. It was the standard option in most cars and was a way of life. Automatic transmissions were a luxury that many did not feel was needed.
Now, many enthusiasts want the experience of grabbing gears in their classic, but also want a clutch that doesn’t require enough force to cause leg cramps when holding the pedal. To learn more about clutch design — why some have a harder-to-push pedal than others and selecting the best parts for your need — we reached out to the folks at McLeod to get some insight
March 8, 2022 (ANAHEIM, CA) Import racing star and industry veteran, Lisa Kubo, will join the McLeod Racing family as the Director of Sport Compact Sales. For over 27 years, Kubo has lived and breathed the sport compact lifestyle so it only made sense to bring her on board with McLeod Racing.
Lisa Kubo, the first sport compact FWD driver to break into the seven-second zone, has an immense background in the sport compact world. As a professional drag racer of 12 years, Kubo brings a world of knowledge and connections to help grow and strengthen the McLeod Tuner Series line. And to be part of her journey as she re-emerges on to the scene, McLeod sees the opportunity to grow with race teams and engineers to bring the best products on the market.
The Wharton Automotive Group acquires Silver Sport Transmissions. The Wharton Automotive Group, consisting of McLeod Racing and FTI Performance, is owned by NHRA Nitro Funny Car driver and businessman Paul Lee.
McLeod Racing, the leader in aftermarket driveline components, welcomes Will Baty as an Off-Road and R&D Specialist. Baty is a pillar in the aftermarket industry and will bring his off-road expertise to the Anaheim, CA-based company.
McLeod Racing’s Joe Macasero raced to the finals in the 11.50 index class at the Import Face-Off event in Bakersfield, CA this weekend. Macasero pilots the McLeod Racing ’95 Honda Civic EG equipped with the B-series Mag Force twin-disc clutch unit.
By John DiBartolomeo at Competition Plus Oftentimes when a person establishes a new company, they use their own name; Harry's Auto Parts; or the name of the place it's located; Spring Haven Auto Parts.