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Mike Magda is a veteran automotive writer with credits in publications such as Racecar Engineering, Hot Rod, Engine Technology International, Motor Trend, Automobile, Automotive Testing Technology and Professional Motorsport World. He was the editor of four national automotive magazines, including Chevy High Performance, and he has authored hundreds of automotive technical briefings. In covering nearly every type of motorsport, Magda has collaborated with many of racing's top engine builders and factory engineers.


Comp Cams, along with Snap-On Tools, is sponsoring the Engine Builder Duel at two locations on the Hot Rod Power Tour in June. Check out the story for all the details.

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There are numerous ways to get 1,000 horsepower in a street engine, but here’s the most imposing — a big-block Chevy. Check out the dyno results of this Rat from Precision Race Engines!

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Part of a winter rebuild for Blown Z included a new 400ci LSX engine built by Late Model Engines to support a bigger ProCharger supercharger. Check out all the details that make up this very stout engine.

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Composite intake manifolds can be fragile under high boost levels. This new billet intake from Late Model Engines is designed to give LS7 engines plenty of air through a big plenum and short runners.

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Here’ a look at a small-block Chevy project to outfit airboats with engines that have specific rpm and power requirements. United Racing Engines took on the challenge and hit right on the mark.

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With engines in some classes like Pro Mod approaching 4,000 horsepower, CFE has engineered a new 5.000-inch bore-space billet block with Top Fuel durability while supporting big-block Chevy components.

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Here’s a blown big-block Chevy making over 1,350 horsepower with plenty of room for improvements as it’s running only 9.5 pounds of boost on methanol. Check out the details.

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CFE Racing Products has developed a new 4.5-inch bore center cylinder block that blends desired performance features from the LS, SBC and DRCE 3 platforms. Check out the details in this exclusive story!

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A ’64 Corvette fuelie display engine from the Floyd Garrett collection will be sold at the 2014 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction. While historic, it’s unlikely to bring the same price as last year’s ZL1 clone.

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Jordan Lee, chief engineer on the new 6.2-liter LT4 engine that will power the upcoming Z06 Corvette, offers details on the new Gen V V8 and says there more power coming than the early 625-horsepower estimate.

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The Arias hemi designs for LS and 351W engines are starting to draw interest again. Check out the details of these two unique cylinder heads designed by a racing legend.

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The demand for a custom billet cam can come from builders of rare engines as well 3,000-horsepower drag racers. Crane Cams now offers a full-service custom-grind operation using tool-steel billet.

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A 434ci engine based on the Dart LS Next block and making more than 700 horsepower will go on eBay December 12 to benefit the SEMA Scholarship Fund. Check out the details.

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Unwanted debris can get lodged in hoses and fittings after assembling an automotive plumbing system. Fragola now offers a garden-hose kit that connects to AN fitting for a thorough flush or pressure test.

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Edelbrock showcased numerous new products at SEMA, including an updated big-block tunnel ram intake, a CNC-machined head for Chrysler Hemi engines and huge LS3 intakes for big-horsepower applications.

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JE Pistons already has a line of direct replacement pistons for the new LT1 engine. Builders can choose from different compression ratios to accommodate boost or N/A upgrades. Also new are Ford Coyote pistons.

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