Detroit Speed Inc – OPTIMA’s Search for the Ultimate Street Car Sebring

The DriveUSCA moves to Sebring and with only two events left before Vegas, everyone is putting everything they have into it to qualify for the Optima Ultimate Street Car Invitational at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Check out all the action from the event Friday at 8:00 PM & 11:00 PM only on MAVTV.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cEQNApmswRo

Detroit Speed Inc Employee Spotlight – Dan Oddy

Detroit Speed Inc Employee Spotlight – Dan Oddy http://bit.ly/danoddy

1. Name and Occupation?
Dan Oddy – Engineering/Technical Sales
2. How many years at Detroit Speed?
6+
3. Hometown and State?
Elma, NY
4. Favorite Detroit Speed Test Car and why?
The Chevy II, it has the best power to weight ratio and it is the complete package.
5. What do you like best about your job?
The co-workers and helping customers build their dream car. The customers make this place.
6. What’s your dream car/truck?
1989 Black Mariah Corvette
7. Favorite interest/hobby when not at work?
Spending time with the wife and kids, tuning on race cars with my dad and brother, soccer, hockey, music and much more.
8. Favorite movie/movies?
What other than DSE tech videos? Okay… Field of Dreams, Almost Famous, Fight Club, Back to the Future Part 1, Swingers…Vegas Baby…
9. Pet Peeve?
People that turn out in front of you then drive 10 MPH under the speed limit.
10. Favorite quote/best advice to give?
Keep it Simple Stupid.
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Detroit Speed’s Body Mounts & Stainless Steel Bolt Kit

Detroit Speed solid body mounts provide a simple approach to eliminating the flex that occurs between the body and subframe connection. This will improve vehicle handling response by increasing chassis stiffness. These mounts should be used when installing subframe connectors for maximum torsional rigidity.

Detroit Speed’s uniquely designed body mounts are CNC machined from billet aluminum. The mounts are then hardcoated, not bright anodized. The hardcoating process resists corrosion that can occur between steel and aluminum surfaces with regular bright anodizing. CNC machined stainless steel bevel washers are included. 17-4 stainless steel flanged body bolts are also available as an option.

Our mounts are available in either 1/2 height or stock height.

The body mount kit includes:
• 2 core support mounts with stainless steel bevel washers
• 4 body mounts with stainless steel bevel washers

Optional stainless body bolt kit includes:

• 2 polished 17-4 stainless steel bolts and nuts for core support mounts
• 4 polished 17-4 stainless steel bolts for body mounts

1/2 Height Mounts – P/N: 010201
Applications: 1967-1969 F-Body

Stock Height Mounts – P/N: 010301
Applications: 1967-1969 F-Body

Bolt Kit – P/N: 010801
Applications: 1967-1969 F-Body

http://goo.gl/pD1eUM

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The two day competition to crown the Optima Ultimate Street Car is November 8 – 9 in Las Vegas

The two day competition to crown the Optima Ultimate Street Car is November 8 – 9 in Las Vegas

In the lineup, look for qualifiers Kyle Tucker in the DSE 1970 #Camaro Test Car and Ryan Mathews in the DSE 2012 “White Monster” Test Car.  GOOD LUCK Kyle AND Ryan!

See all the details at  http://driveusca.com/events/las-vegas-nv-november-8-9/facebook-OUSCI

Detroit Speed Employee Spotlight – Michael Neighbors

1. Name and Occupation?
Michael Neighbors – Lead – Paint/Body
2. How many years at Detroit Speed?
6+
3. Hometown and State?
Franklinville, NC
4. Favorite Detroit Speed Test Car and why?
The 1970 Camaro Test Car because I am currently building a 2nd gen for myself.
5. What do you like best about your job?
Be able to put the finishing touches on amazing cars.
6. What’s your dream car/truck?
1946 Chevy Pickup
7. Favorite interest/hobby when not at work?
Spending time with family (2 children) and friends and working on my personal 1981 Camaro.
8. Favorite movie/movies?
Gone in 60 Seconds, Armageddon & The Notebook. (Hey, a man’s gotta have a soft side)
9. Pet Peeve?
Shower Curtains.
10. Favorite quote/best advice to give?
If you are going to do something half-assed, get out of the way and let somebody else do it.

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Detroit Speed Employee Spotlight – Andy Kralovic

  1. Name and Occupation?
    Andy Kralovic – Operations Manager
  2. How many years at Detroit Speed?
    6+
  3. Hometown and State?
    Mirimar, FL.
  4. Favorite Detroit Speed Test Car and why?
    1969 Camaro – It was built 10 years ago and the car is still relevant and cool to this day.

    5. What do you like best about your job?
    The variety of my job, no two days are the same. (And I get to travel a little bit too)

  5. What’s your dream car/truck?
    My 1969 Orange Chevrolet Suburban.
  6. Favorite interest/hobby when not at work?
    Tinkering in the garage and working on my project cars.
  7. Favorite movie/movies?
    Heat, Fight Club, Shawshank Redemption, Blues Brothers and many more.
  8. Pet Peeve?
    Texting and Driving.
  9. Favorite quote/best advice to give?
    Tell the truth even if it hurts…


http://bit.ly/andykralovicAndy-Kralovic

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