Category Archives: Detroit Speed News

Detroit Speed 2012 Camaro Test Car Profile

Detroit Speed’s Competition Manager and Engineer Ryan Mathews walks you through everything you need to know about our 2012 “White Monster” Chevrolet Camaro.


Detroit Speed, Inc. – Project Updates – 3-16-16

Watch the Detroit Speed crew show you around the latest DSE projects including Mike & Janie’s 1941 Willys, Tommy Franklin’s 1969 Camaro, Craig Hardee’s 1969 Camaro and Robert Taylor’s 1969 Camaro.


Kyle Tucker Attends the AutoGeek Detail Fest and Competes in the Detailer’s Cup

Kyle Tucker Attends the AutoGeek Detail Fest and Competes in the Detailer’s Cup With Moe’s May/Hem 1969 Charger

Mooresville, NC – The 11th annual AutoGeek Detail Fest was a great time despite the inclement weather that rolled in Saturday afternoon.

In addition to all the activities going on at the Detail Fest car show, the film crew from Competition Ready was on hand to shoot the final episode of the new Velocity TV show Competition Ready with hosts Mike Phillips and Adrienne Janic. Part of the final episode included detailing and judging 6 professional car builder’s cars that were invited to compete for the Detailer’s Cup Trophy. Cars from Bobby Alloway, Andy Leach, Gateway Mustang, Year One, Hot Rod Transformations and our very own 1969 Charger from Detroit Speed were part of the invited builders. When the professional and celebrity judges cast their final votes, Andy Leach’s Ridler winning 1940 Ford was crowned champion of the inaugural Detailer’s Cup.
The crew at AutoGeek had many activities going on throughout the weekend. There was live car detailing demonstrations, celebrity autograph signings with Mike Phillips, Chris Jacobs, Dennis Gage, Ray Evernham from Americarna, Bruno Massel and Matt Steele from Truck U, Cristy Lee from All Girls Garage and even Barry Meguiar was on hand.

Other events included the car builders sat down and talked as a panel on the cars that were on display with Chris Jacobs. The facility at AutoGeek is a must see, thank you for opening the doors and make sure you keep them in mind when you are in need of any car detailing supplies.

Detroit Speed will have a bit of a home event coming up next April 15th – 17th. The crew will head up I-85 for the Goodguys 2nd North Carolina Nationals in Raleigh. We hope to see you out there!

AutoGeek Detail Fest Highlights:

• Andy Leach won the Detailer’s Cup with his beautiful 1940 Ford

• Moe’s May/Hem 1969 Charger was on hand and competed for the Detailer’s Cup against 5 other top cars 

• Kyle Tucker  shot some video with the film crew from Competition Ready, they were shooting the final episode of the new Velocity TV show Competition Ready with hosts Mike Phillips and Adrienne Janic

• Kyle Tucker had some time to talk to the “Detail King” Mike Phillips during the weekend

See pics from the event here.autogeekdetailfest106

Detroit Speed, Inc. – Willys First Test Drive

Shop fabricator, Eric Evans, had the pleasure of taking out Mike & Janie’s Detroit Speed built 1941 Willys before loading it up for its trip to Alabama at  M&M Hot Rod Interiors.

The Road Trip – Cars & Cones 2016

The Road Trip – Cars & Cones 2016 is approaching fast. Have you registered your ride? If not click the link below to get registered. The first autocross is sponsored by Detroit Speed at zMAX DRAGWAY on May 2, 2016.

Featuring four autocross events in five days, along with a scenic cruise route and organized social activities each day, The Road Trip captures all of the driving elements that appeal to true grassroots automotive enthusiasts. Each day of the event will start with a 100-200 mile cruise, followed by five hours of autocross, finishing up with a dinner and after party. More than $70,000 in performance parts will be raffled off during the event. Get registered here!

Congratulations to Gary Bohanick on 10 years at Detroit Speed

Congratulations to Marketing & Advertising Associate, Gary Bohanick, on 10 years at Detroit Speed.

And since I, Gary Bohanick, post most of the content on the Detroit Speed Facebook page…I guess I get the chance to say something in my own words.

It has been an absolute pleasure to work with Kyle, Stacy and the rest of the crew over the past ten years. Crazy to say that, ten years.


I appreciate Kyle and Stacy taking a chance on me all those years ago when I was a young guy who just moved to the south and had only a few years of experience in design and ZERO experience with cars, let alone builds of this quality. I have enjoyed watching this place expand (unfortunately along with my waist size) to what it has become today. It still amazes me seeing the quality of work from the fabricators to the paint and body shop guys and everyone in between. They are truly artists at what they do.


I look forward to many more years with such a great family. Thanks again to Kyle and Stacy, it sure hasn’t felt like ten years!Gary 10 years.jpg

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