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Larry and Chris James Blown Willy’s graced the cover of both Hot Rod and Rod&Custom. Full cover on the Baddest Willy’s issue because it is very bad and driven to many events.


Tim Allen’s HOME IMPROVEMENT ’46 Ford was built with a polished and chromed Flathead/C4/GEAR VENDORS powertrain. the UNDER/OVERDRIVE will greatly help the flathead perform. Tim also has a ’56 Ford Big Window truck with a 302/C4/GEAR VENDORS drivetrain.


Rich Boyd’s ’34 has been featured in a series of articles for Rod&Custom where Rich is an editor. The feature article was “GEAR VENDORS UNDER/OVERDRIVE Unexpected Performance/It’s a Blast to Drive”.


Cole Quinell’s Pavement Pounder was a Hot Rod Magazine project car. The 3500lb. car turns 9’s on the dragstrip using nitrous and GEAR VENDORS (2nd over gearsplit added a 10th) from 557 cubic inches. Driven on the Power Tour, it is very bad.


In the July ’99 issue of Rod & Custom, Jeff Tann (an editor at R&C) put his ’57 on the cover. More importantly to us a feature installation article on the GEAR VENDORS in his car appeared in the May ’99 issue.


Jack Chisenhall’s Studebaker was one of the most photographed and featured cars of the 1990’s. Powered by a 700 cubic inch Merlin, backed by a Jerico 4speed and a GEAR VENDORS. The car has been driven to Bonneville and then gone 200+ and drove away.


Ralph Weavers Olds Rat is pretty but the chassis is bad to the bone with a 427/TH400/ GEAR VENDORS. You wonder how these guys who build such greatly detailed chassis feel the day they have to cover it all up with a body.


The Predator was likely the most photographed car of the ’90’s. This ’39 Chevy really solidified builder Troy Trepanier’s (Rad Rides by Troy) as one of the top builders and creators in rodding.


Doug Bryant’s Woody is powered by a Chevy Big block, TH400, and GEAR VENDORS. It appeared on this cover as well as the Best Picks Annual. Very cool.


One of our earliest Hot Rods to get editorial was Andy Granatelli’s 220 mph Camaro. The Twin-Turbo /TH400/ GEAR VENDORS equipped ’82 is still gathering recognition (both it and the GEAR VENDORS equipped Keith Black Camaro were featured in 1990’s “Baddest Camaros of All time” issue of Hot Rod.


Phantom Dually with blown small block/700r4/GEAR VENDORS. This truck is definitely fun to drive with 4.56 rear gear and 8 forward ratios. Blain has a 55 Blown Chev with a GEAR VENDORS.


All automatic versions of GM’s CALLAWAY TWIN TURBO CORVETTES came factory with a TH400 and GEAR VENDORS. This was because these cars have 586ft lbs of torque and Hydramatic thought that was a little much for a 700r4. this is just one example of over 20 different cars, trucks, vans, and motorhomes that have come factory with our overdrive.


GEAR VENDORS fits lots of early restored iron and vintage cars like Buddy George’s ’51 White delivery truck. GEAR VENDORS are approved for the GREAT AMERICAN race participants as one of the only options these guys can do to their otherwise original restored rides.


Owens Motorsports made the cover of Sport Truck with this slammed, blown, GEAR VENDORS equipped, truck. In conjuction with the factory overdrive the truck has 8 forward ratios it can shift through under full throttle, which really helps heavy iron perform like a muscle car.


Pat Weir’s Magoo built ’33 350/TH350s/GEAR VENDORS Street Rodder June ’89


Mike Burroughs & Keith Black KB Big Block/400/GV Hot Rod’s Baddest Car of the Decade 12/89


Bob Hewitt’s ’40 Ford by Norm Francis Street Rods also has a 57 chevy with GV


Al Harris’ ’35 Ford Pickup Blown 351/C6/GEAR VENDORS Street Rodder Feb ’95


Roy Brizio-Brizios Street Rods Big Block/TH400/GEAR VENDORS Built for Hurley Haywood


David McCallum’s ’36 Blown 350/TH350/GEAR VENDORS Street Rodder Cover Mar ’88


Dave Addison’s “Buckwheat” 350/TH350s/GEAR VENDORS American Rodder May ’96


Peter Rosi’s Rolls Royce GEAR VENDORS are legal for Great American race entrants.

September ’08Popular Hot Rodding “Put it Into Overdrive!”
August ’08Hot Rod “Custom Paint – ’65 Tri Power GTO”
June ’08Super Chevy “Rev It Up And Go ’56 Chevy”
April ’08Super Rod “Hard Charger ’69 Dodge Charger”
March ’08Hot Rod “America’s Fastest Street Car”
January ’08Truckin “Project ’67 Nightmare ’67 Chevy Pick Up”
December ’07Hot Rod “Hot Rod of the Year ’69 Plymouth Barracuda”
September ’07Super Rod “Xtreme Lee -’69 Dodge Charger”
August ’07Mopar “Bullrun ’68 Charger”
May ’07Super Chevy “Power Monger – ’59 Impala”
February ’07Hot Rod “Blowfish ’69 Barracuda”
February ’07Custom Classic Trucks “Done with Gears, Splitting Ratios for Economy & Speed”
February ’07Muscle Car “Mr. Norm Returns – GSS ’68 Hemi Dart”
December ’06Chevy Rumble “Golden Anniversary Special ’56 Nomad”
September ’064X4 Builder “Black Beauty – Blown ’58 Chevy 4X4”
July ’06Car Craft “Blowing the Off-Brand – ’71 Buick GS 455”
July ’06Overhaulin’ “Chip Foose ’56 Ford”
July ’06Overhaulin’ “Leno’s Heist ’56 Nomad”
July ’06Overhaulin’ “Charge It ’67 Dodge Charger”
June ’06Diesel Builder “Tytanik – This Time The Iceberg Might Lose”
June ’06Chevy Rumble “The Big Island’s Twin-Turbo Terror”
May ’06Street Rodder “Aeroliner Sport – ’35 Ford”
April ’06Hot Rod “Barely A Cuda”
March ’06Chevy High Performance “Haul Stuff & Haul Butt – ’67 El Camino”
March ’06Custom Classic Trucks “Bulletproof!”
March ’06Hot Rod “Beautiful Brute – ’55 Chrysler 300C”
February ’06Super Chevy “Because He Can – ’70 Chevelle”
February ’06Street Rod Builder “One Hot ’32 Ford”
Jan ’06Hot Rod “Hot Rod Drag Week ’69 Mustang”
Annual ’06Chevelle “Gear Vendors 101”
November ’05Super Chevy “Bulletproof!”
October ’05Classic Trucks “The Making of a Television Star”
September ’05Rod &Custom “Ford, Packar, Cad, etc. Restorations”
May ’05Mopar “Kenny Wayne Shepard’s Xtreme General Lee”
April ’05Super Rod “Oh So Nova”
April ’05Mustang “Bullet Proofing the Slushbox”
April ’05Street Rodder “The Magnificent Seven”
March ’05Diesel Power “King of the Road”
March ’05Diesel Power “Shifty Business”
February ’05Mopar “Mopar’s Biggest Big Block”
February ’05Custom Classic Trucks “Over and Above”
February ’05Mopar “Mopar Dyno Combos”
February ’05Mopar “KWS General Lee 69 Charger”
January ’05Hot Rod “Fear Factor Cuda”
December ’04Mopar “KWS General Lee 69 Charger”
December ’04Hot Rod “Sick Fish”
November ’04Southern Rodder “Truckin C-10 Stepside”
November ’04Truckin “Heavy Hauling”
November ’04Super Chevy “Over and Above”
November ’04Off Road “Diesel Power”
November ’04American Rodder “Ralph! Denise ’32 Ford”
October ’04Speed & Chrome “Ready for Flight”
September ’04Hot Rod “Hottest Projects”
August ’04Truck Builder “Automation”
July ’04Chevy Rumble “El Loco Camino”
April ’04Sport Truck “Gear Grabbin’ Goliath”
March ’04Chevy Rumble “Top 12 Power Mistakes”
January ’044×4 “Maximum Overdrive”
December ’03Rod & Custom “Company Car”
October ’03Mopar Muscle “4 + 1 = 833 + Gear Vendors”
October ’03National Dragster “Korbel Super Eliminator History”
September ’03Hot Rod “Drag Touring”
May/June ’03Truck Trend “Performance Truck”
March ’03Popular Mechanics “Jay Leno’s Garage”
February ’03Craft “Not Dad’s”
January ’03Hot Rod “Yeehaaaw!”
December ’02Popular Hot Rodding “Street Racing Car of the Year”
November ’02Truckin’ “The Jackhammer”
October ’02Super Rod “Cubic Beauty”
July ’02Super Rod “Split Personality”
July ’02Classic Trucks “Take Two”
July ’02Mopar Muscle “New Age Behemoth”
May ’02Super Rod “Low Buck”
January ’02Hot Rod “Hot Rod Approved”
December ’01Corvette “Project Car C4 Corvette”
December ’01Super Rod “Legit-Bolt-In”
November ’01Super Chevy “Gear Splitters’ Express”
September ’01Super Rod “Splitting Gears, When More is Better”
uly ’01Mustang & Fords “Come Alive with Overdrive”
June ’01Rod & Custom “40 Ford Sedan”
June ’01Mustang Illustrated’ “Splitting Gears”
April ’01Truckin’ “Jagged Edge”
March ’01Chevy High Performance “Hottest New SEMA Parts”
January ’01Hot Rod “Hot Rod Approved”
January ’01Car Craft “Overdrive For Any Car”
October ’00RV Life “Gear Vendors, A Lifestyle”
July ’00Sport Truck “Hemi Envy”
June ’00Mopar Muscle “3+1=6”
June ’00Car Craft “Converts Wanted”
June ’00All American Chevys “Kicking into Overdrive”
May ’00Hot Rod “Max OverDrive”
May ’00Hot Rod “Grand Slam”
May ’00Rod & Custom “Surfin Safari”
March ’00Hot Rod “Hemi Hauler”
January ’00Hot Rod “Rich’s Revenge”
October ’99Hot Rod “11 Key Buys”
September ’994 Wheel & Off road “Overdrive Plus”
September ’994 Wheel “Product Review”
August ’99Rod & Custom “Ticket to Ride”
May ’99Hot Rod “Pavement Pounder Forever”
April ’99Rod & Custom “Funny Mans Ford”
April ’99Rod & Custom “Geared for Action”
April ’99Chevy Hi Performance “Performance Q&A”
March ’99Coast to Cost “Q and A”
December ’98Motorhome “Christmas Best Buys”
October ’98Rod & Custom “Best of the Best”
October ’98Rod & Custom “Warped Speed”
July ’98Trailblazer “Power it up and Go”
July ’984X4 Power “Beef up your Drivetrain”
July ’98Chevy Truck “Dually charm School”
June ’97Today’s truck & SUV “Yukon Urban Sport”
January ’97Chevy Truck “Off and Running”
November ’96Rod & Custom “Chirp Chirp Chirp”
September ’96Rod & Custom “Funny Mans Ford”
June ’96Trailer Life “Gear Splitters”
May ’96Motorhome “Auxiliary Transmissions”
April ’96RV West “Increasing Torque”
December ’95Four Wheeler “Gear to Cruise and Crawl”
November ’95RV West “RV Performance”
October ’95Off Road “Extreme Gear”
October ’95Truckin “Drawtite’s Astro”
October ’95Truckin “Maximum Overdrive”
August ’95GoodGuys “200mph No Sweat”
July ’95RV West “Gear Galore”
From 1980-9486 other major magazine editorial/features.