Carl Wegner has been around performance for at least as long as Kelly. After graduating high school in the ‘60s, he worked at John Schlieper’s speed shop in Brookfield, Wis., building engines for Modifieds and USAC racing cars and Top Fuel motors for NHRA Div. 3 dragsters. In 1975, he moved to Markesan, Wis., and started Wegner Motorsports (www.wegnerautomotive.com), which today builds engines for NASCAR stockers and Formula One cars. Carl and Kelly are contemporaries, but Wegner stays up to speed on 2011 technology. After his son Casey graduated from college and joined the business, Wegner also moved into street performance and today he builds car engines for all of the current-generation Nickey Camaros and Harley’s Screamin’ Eagle® models.
Wegner Motorsports is a nationally-known source for engines, components, machine work and dyno tuning for the street, strip, track and racecourse. “We build about 500 engines a year,” Wegner has done engines for Bobby and Davey Allison, Dale Earnhardt, Ernie Irvan, Terry and Bobby Labonte and Darrell Waltrip.
Gunner’s Garage with John Gunnell
"Gunner" is one of of the most prolific authors and most visible characters in the old car hobby. He has written dozens of books about old cars for Krause Publications and is the former editor and publisher of Old Cars Weekly. His collecting pursuits range from old Pontiacs, to MGs, to retired police cruisers, to Indian motorcycles. He remains a frequent contributor to Old Cars Weekly and owns and operates Gunner’s Great Garage, a classic car restoration and gift shop in Manawa, Wis.
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