14 more reasons Detroit Speed & Engineering’s ’69 Charger is the coolest one ever built. Written by Christopher Campbell on March 25, 2015
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1. Name and Occupation?
Andy Stapp – Project Fabricator
2. How many years at Detroit Speed?
3. Hometown and State?
4. Favorite Detroit Speed Test Car and why?
The DSE 1963 Chevy II. “The all-around drivability and it’s just damn cool.”
5. What do you like best about your job?
We get to work with and work on some of the best street cars in the world.
6. What’s your dream car/truck?
A 2008 White Duramax Chevy Dually 3500 (Because we don’t have to add DEF to it.) with a 2015 J&J 410 sprint car in the trailer behind it.
7. Favorite interest/hobby when not at work?
Racing with my kids.
8. Favorite movie/movies?
World’s Fastest Indian & Planes, Trains & Automobiles.
9. Pet Peeve?
The smell of cigarette smoke.
10. Favorite quote/best advice to give?
“Life’s way too important to be taken seriously.” – Oscar Wilde
Watch Engineering and Technical Sales associate, Dan Oddy, discuss the @DetroitSpeedInc Mustang Mini-Tubs. The Tubs are stamped from 18 gauge steel, made in the USA and are guaranteed for a perfect fit! Increase your tire size and get more rubber on the road with the Mustang Mini-Tubs available for your 1964.5-1970 #Mustang
Mooresville, NC - Goodguys Texas didn’t pan out exactly like Scottsdale the previous weekend. Rainy weather kept the participants off the autocross Friday, was rain shortened Saturday, and was a washout for Sunday.
Friday morning the rain swept in and dropped a good amount of moisture on the track. Just as the track was drying out and the drivers were prepping to get some runs in the rain came back in and closed down the course for the day. Saturday was much better and it was about time for Kyle and the DSE 1970 Camaro Test Car to take on the autocross with the hopes of consecutive Pro Class victories after taking the win at Scottsdale. The course was filled with cars all day long getting in their runs in the event before the rain returned and put a halt to the action.
Sunday at Goodguys was an All-American weekend letting in cars of any year running an American made engine. This could’ve been the chance for the DSE 2012 “White Monster” Camaro Test Car to put in some laps but unfortunately Sunday was a total washout.
Kyle ran well all weekend and was able to crack the top 5 but was unable to claim the top spot. That privilege went to Josh Leisinger with an overall time of 56.306. We’re sure Kyle is anxious to get back at it in Del Mar April 10th – 12th.
Goodguys Texas Highlights:
• Kyle Tucker captured 5th place in the Pro Class during a rain shortened autocross at Fort Worth
• Josh Leisinger won the Pro Class autocross in his Corvette with a time of 56.306
• Chris Jacobs won the Street Machine class
• Duke Roddy took home 1st place in the Truck class
Detroit Speed will team with Holley EFI, Hooker BlackHeart and Earl’s Performance Plumbing for the 2015
Mooresville, NC – Detroit Speed will display, promote, and sell the Holley Brands in the Detroit Speed booth at all shows and events for 2015. Teaming with Holley will increase awareness for both Detroit Speed and Holley while allowing us to reach new customers who are looking for the ultimate in performance. Detroit Speed will be using Holley products on their Test Cars, as well.
“Detroit Speed and Holley teaming up is a perfect fit in the aftermarket industry. Both companies are committed to quality, excellence, and being leaders in the industry. Detroit Speed is excited to begin this partnership and watching it grow year after year,” said Stacy Tucker, co-owner of Detroit Speed, Inc.
The partnership of Detroit Speed and Holley can be seen all across the country with Detroit Speed attending over 30 events this year including Goodguys Rod & Custom Shows, Optima Search for the Ultimate Street Car competitions, the Holley LS Fest, and much more.
“We’re excited to team-up with the topnotch crew at Detroit Speed. Their suspension and engineering expertise combined with our Holley EFI, Hooker BlackHeart Exhaust, and Earl’s Performance Plumbing products make for a winning combination,” said Tom Tomlinson, President of Holley Performance Products.
About Detroit Speed, Inc.
Detroit Speed, Inc. is located in Mooresville, North Carolina. The company provides products and services to transform a vintage muscle car into an all-around versatile vehicle. In addition to design and fabrication services, the company manufactures a line of components to bring muscle cars into the new millennium. Detroit Speed, Inc. has been recognized for its engineering and attention to detail.
Holley was founded in 1903 around the advent of the automobile and has been a supplier to every major American OEM automobile manufacturer. Holley supplied half of the fuel systems in WWII including those for land vehicles, marine and aircraft. Its primary focus today is in the high performance aftermarket where its world famous carburetion has won more races than all others combined. Holley is proactive in developing EFI systems for street users and professional racers alike. Holley manufactures products under the famous brand names including Holley, Hooker Headers, Flowtech, Earl’s, NOS Nitrous Oxide Systems, Demon, and Weiand. For more information about Holley visit www.holley.com
Mooresville, NC - http://bit.ly/DSEgoodguysscottsdale2015 What a beautiful weekend in Arizona for the opening Goodguys Rod & Custom Association’s 6th Spring Nationals at @WestWorld of Scottsdale. Over 2,500 rods, customs and classics filled WestWorld for the start of another Goodguys show season.
Along with all the vendors and exhibits, there was also, of course, the Goodguys Autocross. Kyle Tucker was the lone Detroit Speed representative competing in his DSE 1970 Camaro Test Car. Kyle has a little bit of added pressure this year as he is defending the Pro Class points championship from 2014. Kyle officially kicked off the Goodguys 2015 Autocross with the first run of the season!
Autocrossing started bright and early Friday, and after a full day of cone carving Kyle Tucker and the DSE 1970 Camaro Test Car were sitting atop the Pro Class by just under 2 seconds. BFG tire dealer, Fletcher’s Tire came out to visit and go for a ride on the BFG Rival tires as guests of DSE and BFG. Steve and Pete were the representatives from Fletcher’s, and had a blast riding along with Kyle. Brandy Phillips, driving her DSE “Equipped” 1972 C10R with the DSE X-Gen 535 Series Universal Frame, was also in the top spot in the Truck Class with a commanding 4 second lead. This year at WestWorld was an awesome “Autocross” Bar & Grill where spectators could enjoy the action while grabbing a bite to eat or drink in the shade.
Saturday started out just as beautiful as Friday and with many more autocross laps available to knock some seconds off of your time. Again, putting in a full day of racing, Kyle and Brandy ended the day exactly where they had on Friday, atop of the autocross leader boards. Congratulations to both of you. A familiar face was also out on the autocross this weekend, Paul Alderman in his DSE Equipped 1970 Camaro along with his son-in-law, Calin were out laying down some great times.
As always, it’s great to see so many Detroit Speed “Equipped” cars across the WestWorld of Scottsdale including Mark Allen’s 1967 Camaro and Bob Gawlik’s 1972 Camaro among many others.
This event is always a perfect way to kick off the show season, look for the DSE 1970 Camaro Test Car at the BFGoodrich booth next week and of course, shredding the asphalt on the autocross.
Goodguys Scottsdale Highlights:
• Kyle Tucker officially kicked off the Goodguys Autocross season with the first official run of 2015
• Kyle kick-started his points championship defense with a Pro Class win and had the fastest time overall for
• Brandy Phillips won the Truck Class in her DSE “Equipped” 1972 C10R
• Detroit Speed customer, Paul Alderman put down some great times in his DSE Built 1970 Camaro