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Ep 1 - World's Fasted Production Car with Car & Driver's Csaba Csere

Speed School Podcast with Gale Banks

Release Date: 04/26/2022

Ep 9 - Mustang 5.0 to Diesel Power, the rise of KJ Jones show art Ep 9 - Mustang 5.0 to Diesel Power, the rise of KJ Jones

Speed School Podcast with Gale Banks

Motor Trend's KJ Jones joins Gale Banks. KJ's fox body is one of the internet's most famous Mustangs. The former Mustang 5.0 editor and now Diesel Power Magazine content creator, recalls the challenges of transitioning from gas to diesel expert. Gale Banks speaks truth to power, previewing his upcoming diesel vs electric argument, and explores Toyota’s groundbreaking diesel innovations. 

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Ep 8 - Matt Gamble Banks Engine Program Manager show art Ep 8 - Matt Gamble Banks Engine Program Manager

Speed School Podcast with Gale Banks

Matt Gamble, Banks Engine Program Manager, joins Gale Banks to discuss the company's forthcoming turn-key diesel engines. Gale recalls his first engine build, a 31 Ford Model A, explains his love affair with racing '53 Studebakers on dry lake beds, and answers your tech questions. 

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Ep 7 - CFM is dead. MAF is what matters. Gale's grandson Erik hot-rods the flow bench. show art Ep 7 - CFM is dead. MAF is what matters. Gale's grandson Erik hot-rods the flow bench.

Speed School Podcast with Gale Banks

Gale is joined by grandson Erik Reider, Banks' Special Projects Lead. Erik and Gale explain how measuring CFM on an industry-standard flow bench can be misleading. Measuring air mass flow is what the engine really cares about. And, Gale answers your questions. 

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Ep 6 - EPA and CARB Emissions Testing Explained, Peter Treydte from SEMA Emissions Lab show art Ep 6 - EPA and CARB Emissions Testing Explained, Peter Treydte from SEMA Emissions Lab

Speed School Podcast with Gale Banks

Peter Treydte, Director of Emissions Compliance at SEMA, and former Banks employee explains EPA and CARB emissions testing and why it's so grueling. Gale discusses the past, present, and future of hybrid, hydrogen, diesel, gas, and electric vehicles. The two laugh about stories from Banks' early years. Gale answers your questions.

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Ep 5 - Scott Birdsall, Pike's Peak Diesel Record Holder show art Ep 5 - Scott Birdsall, Pike's Peak Diesel Record Holder

Speed School Podcast with Gale Banks

Gale is joined by Scott Birdsall, Pike's Peak record holder for the fastest diesel vehicle. He plans to return to Pike's Peak this June to beat his own record. But this time he won't be piloting his Cummins-powered 1949 Ford F1. He explains the new EcoDiesel-powered LeMans Prototype car and why Fast & Loud's Aaron Kaufman will take his seat in the Ford. 

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Ep 4 - Kevin Oeste of V8TV, Bonneville Podcast, Hot Rod Magazine show art Ep 4 - Kevin Oeste of V8TV, Bonneville Podcast, Hot Rod Magazine

Speed School Podcast with Gale Banks

Gale Banks is joined by Kevin Oeste, host of Bonneville Up to Speed Podcast, V8TV, and owner of V8 Speed & Resto. Oeste is also a former writer at Hot Rod Magazine and is currently the voice of the SEMA Show in Las Vegas. Everything he does is for the love of cars. The two discuss Banks' dry lake bed speed records as well as what it took to get there. 

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Ep 3 - Kory Willis and the EPA, Consequences of Poor Tuning, the Real Story of Gale Banks and CARB show art Ep 3 - Kory Willis and the EPA, Consequences of Poor Tuning, the Real Story of Gale Banks and CARB

Speed School Podcast with Gale Banks

Gale Banks welcomes Kory Willis, owner of PPEI. The controversial Louisana-based tuner discusses his fight with the EPA, ownership of a Tesla Plaid, making sizeable horsepower gains on emissions-equipped vehicles, and valuable tips that he's learned from Gale. The two gearheads also discuss the future of automotive electrification including a story about Gale's adventure in Jay Leno's Tesla Model S Plaid.

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Ep 2 - How Not To Drive A 1,400HP Trans-Am, Why Is Gale Laughing So Hard?, Rick Young's Stories show art Ep 2 - How Not To Drive A 1,400HP Trans-Am, Why Is Gale Laughing So Hard?, Rick Young's Stories

Speed School Podcast with Gale Banks

Gale Banks welcomes Rick Young, Banks' 12th employee. Gale erupts in infectious laughter as Rick recalls hilarious antics during the company's early years. From racing exotics in Banks' 1,400 horsepower twin-turbo muscle cars to frightening customers in their own vehicles, Rick's epic tales have Gale falling off his chair. 

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Ep 1 - World's Fasted Production Car with Car & Driver's Csaba Csere show art Ep 1 - World's Fasted Production Car with Car & Driver's Csaba Csere

Speed School Podcast with Gale Banks

Gale Banks welcomes Csaba Csere, former technical director and editor-in-chief of Car and Driver. The two laugh about making history in a 700-hp, 200-mph street-legal Pontiac Trans Am. And, a hair-raising tale of a 170 mph test drive down a Southern California highway that almost cost their lives. Gale answers your questions. 

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Gale Banks welcomes Csaba Csere, former technical director and editor-in-chief of Car and Driver. The two laugh about making history in a 700-hp, 200-mph street-legal Pontiac Trans Am. And, a hair-raising tale of a 170 mph test drive down a Southern California highway that almost cost their lives. Gale answers your questions.