Engine Enthusiasts Rejoice — Engine Performance Expo Announced

It’s no secret that 2020 has been hell on the automotive performance season. With so many events being canceled or postponed, it’s great to not only see a new one come to life but one open to the general public, even if virtually.

Recently, the Engine Performance Expo was publicly announced. Scheduled for January 7-9, 2021, the three-day online event will feature live lectures, question-and-answer sessions, and educational seminars with the performance engine industry’s top parts manufacturers and engine builders. Supported by companies like AERA, Dart, Diamond Pistons, Rottler, and Total Seal, this event will be packed full of information well worth your time.

“My favorite part of PRI was AETC. The information gathered and connections made were invaluable,” says  Total Seal‘s Lake Speed, Jr. “The Engine Performance Expo utilizes technology to bridge the “knowledge gap” left behind this year, to come together to share products and processes in a way we’ve never done before. Being able to watch a block be set up and bushed for keyway lifters is something you could not do at AETC. This 3-day event provides unparalleled access to the best people, products, and processes in the industry, and you don’t have to go anywhere or pay anything to do it!”

The Engine Performance Expo is a free event open to all enthusiasts, with the only requirement being that you preregister via the Expo’s website registration HERE. The Expo’s current schedule is below and will be updated as required (check back HERE for the latest version) with the final schedule of events and guest speakers to be published in early December. “From speakers like Billy Godbold to Darin Morgan and companies like Dart and Comp Cams, the leaders in the performance engine building industry are coming together to provide this one-of-a-kind educational platform,” Speed elaborates.

The current (as of 10/20/20) list of presenters includes:

Ben Strader – EFI University
Billy Godbold – COMP Cams
Chuck Lynch – AERA Engine Rebuilder’s Association
Don MacAskill – Shaver Specialties Racing Engines
Ed Pink – Ed Pink’s Garage
Jon Kaase –Jon Kaase Racing Engines
Keith Jones – Total Seal Piston Rings
Lake Speed, Jr. – Total Seal Piston Rings
Randy Neal – CWT Industries

JANUARY 7, 2021

8:00 – 8:25 AM: Opening & Featured Engine Builder Interview
8:30 – 9:25 AM: Seminar with Q&A – Block Selection & Machining Considerations
9:30 – 10:25 AM: Demonstration with Q&A – Block Machining
10:30 – 11:25 AM: Seminar with Q&A – Surface Finishes & Sealing
11:30 – 12:25 PM: Demonstration with Q&A – Surface Machining
12:30 – 1:00 PM: Break
1:00 – 1:55 PM: Seminar with Q&A – Cylinder Honing & Surface Finish Considerations
2:00 – 2:55 PM: Demonstration with Q&A – Honing & Profilometer
3:00 – 3:55 PM: Seminar with Q&A – Rotating Assembly Balancing & Considerations
4:00 – 4:55 PM: Demonstration with Q&A – Balancing Machine
5:00 – 5:55 PM: Seminar with Q&A – Pistons, Pins, Clearances & Coatings
6:00 – 6:55 PM: Demonstration with Q&A – Cleaning Equipment

JANUARY 8, 2021

8:00 – 8:25 AM: Opening & Featured Engine Builder Interview
8:30 – 9:25 AM: Seminar with Q&A – Engine Lubrication System – Pumps, Pans, Clearances, Filters & More
9:30 – 10:25 AM: Demonstration with Q&A – Custom Parts Manufacturing
10:30 – 11:25 AM: Seminar with Q&A – Cylinder Head & Manifold Porting
11:30 – 12:25 PM: Demonstration with Q&A – 5 Axis Machining
12:30 – 1:00 PM: Break
1:00 – 1:55 PM: Seminar with Q&A – Valves, Valve Seats & Guides
2:00 – 2:55 PM: Demonstration with Q&A – Seat & Guide Machining
3:00 – 3:55 PM: Seminar with Q&A – Valvetrain – Cams, Pushrods, Rockers, Lifters & Valve Springs
4:00 – 4:55 PM: Demonstration with Q&A – Spintron
5:00 – 5:55 PM: Seminar with Q&A – EFI
6:00 – 6:55 PM: Demonstration with Q&A – EFI Software

JANUARY 9, 2021

8:00 – 8:25 AM: Opening & Featured Engine Builder Interview
8:30 – 9:25 AM: Seminar with Q&A – Turbos
9:30 – 10:25 AM: Demonstration with Q&A – Sleeving
10:30 – 11:25 AM: Seminar with Q&A – Nitrous
11:30 – 12:25 PM: Demonstration with Q&A – Bushing Installation
12:30 – 1:00 PM: Break
1:00 – 1:55 PM: Seminar with Q&A – Diesel
2:00 – 2:55 PM: Demonstration with Q&A – Diesel Specific Machining
3:00 – 3:55 PM: Seminar with Q&A – Assembly Tips & Tricks
4:00 – 4:55 PM: Demonstration with Q&A – Power Ring Filers, Bolt Stretch Gauge & Torque Angle
5:00 – 5:55 PM: Seminar with Q&A – Dyno Testing & Health Checks
6:00 – 6:55 PM: Demonstration with Q&A – Dyno Room Tools

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Greg has spent fifteen years and counting in automotive publishing, with most of his work having a very technical focus. Always interested in how things work, he enjoys sharing his passion for automotive technology with the reader.
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