Power Automedia Announces 1,000-HP Engine Giveaway Winner

Go Go Godzilla

Power Automedia’s EngineLabs magazine recently partnered with Summit Racing Equipment to host an engine giveaway at the industry’s SEMA and PRI Trade Shows.

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A 7.3L V8 “Godzilla” crate engine from Ford Performance was built into a 1,000-horsepower capable twin-turbo engine by Late Model Engines (LME). Attendees of the 2022 PRI Show had the opportunity to watch the engine build live and enter to win at various sponsors’ booths.

The giveaway officially ended December 31st, 2022. The randomly chosen winner, John K. of Wimberly, Texas, was then notified on January 13th, 2023.

“This was a complete surprise, and it was on my birthday so that made it double awesome,” explained John. “The vehicle I want to put this in is a 1951 F-1 Ford Pickup. I’ve had the truck since I was 19 and this is the second time I am going through it. This is going to make the truck’s story even better.”

“This engine build has been an extremely exciting process,” stated Greg Acosta, Editor of EngineLabs. “Seeing the latest and greatest the aftermarket has to offer, all coming together to make such a potent powerplant is really what we all live for. Plus, knowing the engine will be going to a good home helps soften the blow of having to send it off.”

Next up, the engine will be put to the test on the dyno at LME. The complete build series, including the upcoming dyno video, can be found on the Power + Performance YouTube channel. For additional build details and updates, follow EngineLabs.com.


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