Hurst Releases Pistol-Grip Quarter Stick For GM 4-Speed Automatics| 02/18/2019
They're based on Hurst's 2- and 3-speed Quarter Stick race shifters and perfect for for 700R4, 4L60, 4L60E and 4L80E GM automatic transmissions.
Where is the Missing Hurst Shawnee Scout?| 09/29/2017
Stranger things have happened, right? Probably, but this one caught us off guard. Back in 2015 a tech at Hurst was perusing Craigslist during one of his breaks and came across an intriguing ad; something that you don’t see every day. A 1980 Hurst Shawnee Scout was up for grabs in the “For Sale by Owner” section of the site. One of three ever produced in a joint venture with International Harvester, this was a rare opportunity indeed. The cost of entry, $175,000 green backs. Yeah, that wasn’t a typo. It may sound like a stretch, and it may have been, but there are certainly collectors out there willing to pay top dollar for an ultra-rare Hurst built vehicle. The seller was local, only about an hour and a half drive from our Northern California headquarters, and many of us considered making the trek to catch a glimpse of this unique 4×4. Of course, none of us were in the position to take the Scout off of the owner’s hands at that price, but it would have been cool to actually see it in person. Well, that never happened, but the ad did circulate through the automotive community, catching the attention of online gearhead destinations like Jalopnik.com.
Adam Eppolito’s 2009 Pontiac G8| 09/07/2017
If you took a step back three years to 2014, you would find Adam Eppolito on the hunt for his next car. After weighing his options and putting some serious thought into what he wanted to be behind the wheel of next, Adam ultimately found his new ride at a dealership in Minnesota. That ride: a 2009 Pontiac G8. Based off of the exceptional Holden Commodore and manufactured in GM’s South Australia production facility, the G8 offered muscle car performance with family sedan practicality.
Goodguys 31st West Coast Nationals| 08/30/2017
This past weekend over 3,000 classics, hot rods, and muscle cars descended on the Alameda County Fairgrounds for the Goodguys Rod & Custom Association’s 31st West Coast Nationals presented by Flowmaster. Marked on almost every American horsepower enthusiast’s calendar, the West Coast Nationals are a celebration of American motor cars from the beginning through 1972, drawing out the best from the West.
Brian King’s AWD 1982 Oldsmobile Cutlass - Customer Spotlight| 08/22/2017
Many of us have fond memories of our first car. The good times spent in those early days of open road freedom last a lifetime. Sadly, most of these cars and trucks don’t. Wrecked, broken down, parted out, traded-in, sold, whatever its fate may have been, very few people can say that they still own their first automobile. Brian King is one of those rare few.
9th Annual AmericanMuscle Mustang Show| 08/14/2017
Once a year over 3,000 Mustangs and an additional 10,000 spectators converge on Maple Grove Raceway in Mohnton, Pennsylvania for the AmericanMuscle Mustang Show. Said to be the biggest one-day-only Mustang show in the nation, visitors can expect to see everything from seemingly showroom fresh stock examples, to the fastest and craziest modified Fords in the country. Needless to say, with last year’s event being so successful, we were very excited to see what the 2017 show had to offer.
Rudy Irizarry’s 1973 Ford Gran Torino - Customer Spotlight| 08/03/2017
When shopping for a classic, it’s not often that you can find a car with a clear and recorded history. Rudy Irizarry had always wanted to own a vintage Ford and was quickly finding out about that struggle. However, back in 2011 Rudy happened to come across a dusty Ivy Green Metallic 1973 Gran Torino that had been sitting in a garage for over 14 years.
A Year’s Worth of Performance| 08/02/2017
Burgers and fries, peanut butter and jelly, macaroni and cheese, 40 Series and Fox Bodies. These are all things that traditionally go well together. They can be enjoyed separately, but there is something special that happens when they are served as a pair. In many ways, these combinations have become somewhat of an American tradition. The annual SEMA Show is an automotive aftermarket tradition and an event that we look forward to each and every year. Decked out with our newest products and vehicles built by some of the most talented craftsmen on the planet, our SEMA booth is always a sight to see, but it wouldn’t be complete without a little something extra.
Hurst Nationals Recap| 07/28/2017
Everything happens for a reason. Of course, this thought isn’t universally accepted, but there is relevance to the idea. It may not always be obvious in the moment, but certainly there is some level of truth to the notion that one thing leads to another. If you’ve ever built or modified a vehicle, you can testify to that one.
The Hurst Nats are Here| 07/11/2017
If you’re one of the Mopar faithful, you’ve probably been looking forward to this weekend’s Chrysler Nationals in Carlisle, PA. We certainly have been. However, this year we have more than one reason to be excited about our upcoming visit to the Keystone State.