The Rat Trap

Between 2008 and 2015, I had the privilege to work for one of the most traditional speed shops in Brazil, Powertech, the company was founded with a noble mission: to bring performance parts from the USA to South America, helping a legion of gearheads who craved speed but had nowhere to go. Powertech’s founder, João Alexandre deContinue reading “The Rat Trap”

The American V8. Part One: Ford Flathead

The economic prosperity that blessed the USA in the decades after the WWII, helped to consolidated the American cars as the standard for the automotive industry, they were big, elegant, powerful, reliable and above all, affordable. The engine of choice for the American automakers, at that time, was the V8, the only machine capable provideContinue reading “The American V8. Part One: Ford Flathead”