Detroit Speed Employee Spotlight – Shane Radford
- Name and Occupation?
Shane Radford – Product Design/Development Engineer
- How many years at Detroit Speed?
- Hometown and State?
- Favorite Detroit Speed Test Car and why?
The Detroit Speed 1970 Camaro – because it wins.
- What do you like best about your job?
Get to be around cars all day and with people operating at their highest level.
- What’s your dream car/truck?
A 1954 Chevy 210 2 door
- Favorite interest/hobby when not at work?
Car shows, working on cars, and photography.
- Favorite movie/movies?
The Warriors and O Brother Where Art Thou
- Pet Peeve?
- Favorite quote/best advice to give?
Persistence brings great rewards.
Mooresville, NC – The 48th SCORE International Baja 1000 went a bit better than last year as Detroit Speed’s Kyle Tucker and the BC-2 team fought tirelessly through the grueling Baja 1000 and came out as the winners of the Baja Challenge class. Last year some untimely bad luck caught up with them but the team made all the right moves at the right time that resulted in a great team win.
Kyle Tucker, Rich Minga, Bob Bower, Brad Lovell, Brian Finch and Bill Weber worked hard and came away with the victory, the first for Kyle and the BC-2 team since 2012. The BFGoodrich KO2 tires preformed so flawlessly the team finished the race with the same set of tires they started with!
For those of you who don’t know, the SCORE Baja 1000 is an off-road race that takes place on Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula in November of every year. The event includes various types of vehicle classes such as motorcycles, production vehicles, buggies, trucks, and custom fabricated race vehicles.
Not only did the BC-2 team capture victory but it was also the 40th anniversary for BFGoodrich as a major player in SCORE Baja racing. In addition to being the official tire of SCORE International for nearly four decades, BFGoodrich Tires has produced the tire of choice for 27 of the overall 4-wheel vehicle winners in the Bud Light SCORE Baja 1000, including 27 of the last 30 years that featured a record-run of 20 straight from 1986 through 2005. In total, BFGoodrich Tires has now been the tire of choice for the overall 4-wheel vehicle winner in 85 SCORE Baja races.
In this year’s race, they were the tire of choice for all of the top 10 overall 4-wheel vehicle finishers, nine in SCORE Trophy Truck and one in Trophy Truck Spec. BFGoodrich Tires also provides unmatched pit support for pre-registered racers using their tires with six full-service pit areas along the race course out of and back into Ensenada along with complete radio relay the entire 821.38 miles.
The Detroit Speed 6th Annual Black Friday Sale. 10% off any Detroit Speed product purchase. WEBSITE PURCHASES ONLY. (Excludes Vendor Products). Thursday, November 26th at noon through Friday, November 27th at 11:59 EST.
-10% will be taken off your total when the order is processed.
-Excludes truck freight, continental US only.
– Detroit Speed parts only. Excludes vendor products.
Mooresville, NC – The 48th annual SCORE Baja 1000 is set to kick off November 20th in Ensenada and run over 800 miles circling Baja California until eventually finishing where they started in Ensenada. Once again Detroit Speed co-owner, Kyle Tucker, will be embarking on the trip to run the Baja Challenge class for BFGoodrich Tires in the BC-2 buggy.
This is the 48th anniversary of the Score Baja 1000. For those of you unfamiliar with the race, the Score Baja 1000 is an off-road race that takes place on Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula in November of every year. The event includes various types of vehicle classes such as motorcycles, production vehicles, buggies, trucks, and custom fabricated race vehicles.
Kyle will be joined this year by Rich Minga, Bob Bower, Roger Lovell, Brian Finch and Bill Weber. Chasing for BFG is Richard Winchester, his wife Jackie and Jeff Cummings. There will also be many BFGoodrich pit stalls setup along the course offering assistance for the team on their trek through the tough terrain of the Baja. Kyle would like to personally thank BFGoodrich for this opportunity to run in one of the greatest races in the world.
Detroit Speed will be tracking Kyle and BFGoodrich throughout the entire 840 mile long race and will have updates to post as we receive them. To track Kyle and BFGoodrich live, use any one of the links below.
Track Kyle Tucker and the BFGoodrich BC-2 team here!
(After clicking link, click on browse, then buggy and finally Baja Challenge)
Check out updates on Kyle at the Baja 1000 here.
Detroit Speed Employee Spotlight – Josh Davis
1. Name and Occupation?
Josh Davis – Production Welder/Assembly
2. How many years at Detroit Speed?
1 year 2 months
3. Hometown and State?
4. Favorite Detroit Speed Test Car and why?
The Chevy II – Cool interior and great stance.
5. What do you like best about your job?
Cool atmosphere and good friends.
6. What’s your dream car/truck?
My Rat Rod 1954 Ford F-100
7. Favorite interest/hobby when not at work?
Rock Crawling in my Suzuki Samurai and working on my many projects.
8. Favorite movie/movies?
9. Pet Peeve?
Laziness ( Get to work )
10. Favorite quote/best advice to give?
“I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.” – Philippians 4:13
Moe’s Chevelle Wins Best Chevrolet G-Machine and Makes the Top Ten at the SEMA Ignited Battle of the Builder’s
Mooresville, NC – http://goo.gl/qbDzFe As it is every year, the SEMA Show’s sheer size and influence on the entire universe of aftermarket automotive products delivered in a big way. With the SEMA show running through Friday followed by the SEMA Ignited after show and of course the Optima Ultimate Street Car Invitational, it was a full week of non-stop action at every turn. See all the photos here http://www.detroitspeed.com/SpeedNews/SEMA-OUSCI-2015-recap/SEMA-2015-recap-pg-2.html
The SEMA show started Tuesday morning with hundreds of companies bringing in some of the best aftermarket builds in the country to show off their parts and hard work. Anything you could imagine is at the SEMA show, from Hot Rods to the latest in modern performance, there was no shortage of things to see. The Detroit Speed booth was packed day in and day out.
The Detroit Speed crew had Moe’s 1969 Charger at the HRIA booth and also had Moe’s 1970 Chevelle on hand at SEMA central and immediately received lots of attention. The team from BCIITV were on hand Tuesday with the Chevelle shooting footage for Competition Ready, the new TV show from Velocity that will air early in 2016. The team followed the Chevelle around all week capturing footage of the run to the Top Ten of the Battle of the Builders, being named a finalist for the Mother’s shine award as well as capturing a GM Best G-Machine award. Unfortunately the Chevelle didn’t make the top 3 but we were all still very proud of the accomplishments and recognition it garnered throughout the week. Detroit Speed also had the CDV (Cool Delivery Vehicle) that was located at the Mother’s Polish booth, came in handy, and received a nice plaque from General Motors. Congratulations to Bobby Alloway for winning the competition. Now Moe’s Chevelle wasn’t the only Detroit Speed built car making some waves, Moe’s 1969 Charger was invited to participate in the Optima Ultimate Street Car Invitational following the SEMA show at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Along with the Charger and the Chevelle, Detroit Speed were well respresented with Detroit Speed “Equipped” cars on the show floor and at OUSCI. We would also like to take a moment to congratulate Tim and Cici Spencer. Tim’s Detroit Speed “Equipped” 1969 Mustang won the Mother’s Shine award. Tim’s Mustang spent some time at DSE early in its life.
With the inclusion of the Charger, Detroit Speed now had three cars in the competition to be named the Ultimate Street Car for 2015. Kyle Tucker drove his trusty Detroit Speed 1970 Camaro while Ryan Mathews drove the Detroit Speed 2012 White Monster Camaro. Test Car foreman, Matt Butts, who was out to oversee the 1970 and 2012 ended up becoming the driver of the Charger and performed rather well driving the newly completed monster of a Charger. Before the competition started Kyle was awarded with his GTV class championship trophy and his overall class champion trophy. The competition was stiff as classes were wiped out for this competition and everyone competed in one big field. Danny Popp came away with the victory for the 2nd time in a row.
Ryan will now turn his focus to the Goodguys Scottsdale Autocross Finals taking place November 20th – 22nd. Kyle already captured the 2015 Goodguys Pro Class points championship and sets his sights on the autocross finals. Unfortunately with the Baja 1000 calling his name, Kyle will not be able to compete in the Scottsdale finals.
SEMA 2015 Highlights
• Moe’s Chevelle was named a Top Ten Finalist in SEMA Ignited’s Battle of the Builders
• Moe’s Chevelle also captured the Chevrolet “Best G-Machine” award at the Chevrolet Design Award Breakfast
• Moe’s Charger was invited to the Optima Ultimate Street Car Invitational at Las Vegas Motor Speedway