Beck Racing Engines
Since 1986 Beck Racing Engines has been building the finest in Hi Performance, Street, Strip, Road Race, Marine and Off Road Race Chevy engines for thousands of happy customers.
We proudly offer both carbureted and EFI engine packages in naturally aspirated, supercharged, blown, turbocharged, or nitrous combinations. BRE builds the finest Chevy performance engines available anywhere. Our professional staff of engine builders takes pride and stakes their reputation on every engine we build. When you purchase a BRE built engine you’re buying over 30 years of experience in building and testing hi-performance and championship racing engines. We don’t mass produce engines but custom build them one at a time with your application in mind. Our secret to the power, quality, and reliability of every engine is our complete control of every phase of construction.
All machine work is performed in our own facility using the latest state of the art technology available today. Every engine is fully blueprinted and balanced, individually machined and assembled. Our engines undergo a numerous series of assembly procedures before final assembly and dyno testing & tuning.
Our goal is to build maximum performance and reliability into an engine that will give years of trouble free operation. A glance through our brochure gives a good indication of the quality, power and torque we make from our Chevrolet engines.
We strive to and excel at delivering reliable horsepower for your driving pleasure and excitement. We’ve developed a world wide reputation for building some of the best and most reliable dyno proven Chevrolet engines around. We have engines and cars winning races and car shows all across America and in numerous countries around the world such as Germany, Norway, England, Sweden, Switzerland, Aruba, Jamaica, Canada, Mexico, New Zealand, Australia, Thailand, Japan and beyond!
Whether it’s road racing, vintage motor sports, drag racing, Bonneville, Baja, Mud bogging, tractor pulling, drag boats, poker run, pleasure boats, off shore race boats, hill climbing, mud bogs, off roading, desert racing, sand duning, 4 wheeler’s, rock crawlers, pro street, pro touring, hot rods, show cars, cruisers, or factory original muscle cars, we have a package for you!
Since then, BRE has built countless engines that have won all kinds of races, shows, events, been in numerous magazines, have set track records and have been class champions in numerous race circuits, from drag racing, road racing, mud bogs, Baja off road racing, drag boats, to Bonneville & beyond!
So what makes us different from the hundreds of other engine builders out there that all claim they make the best product for the money?
At BRE, we design, engineer, and build every engine in-house. We also do all of our machine work in-house. This allows us to manage our quality control every step of the way. We don’t employ warm bodies, we employ skilled technicians that have years of experience in machining, assembling, and tuning performance engines.
Over the years, we’ve bought and used parts from nearly every major supplier. Only those companies that build the best of the best earn our business. No single company offers the best of everything, so we hand select parts from dozens of top tier suppliers, such as Dart blocks & heads, Edelbrock intake manifolds, ARP fasteners, Clevite bearings, Fel-Pro gaskets, Mahle pistons & rings, Total Seal, Cloyes Gear, GM, Calico Coatings, Manton, Isky, PAC, Comp Cams, Jesel, Manley, Ferrea, Melling, Moroso, MSD Ignitions, HVH, Quick Fuel, Holley carburetors, XRP, Champion, ATI Super dampers, Scat 4340 Forged, Callies, Crower, Sonny Bryant Billet crankshafts & Carrillo connecting rods. Parts are selected based on reliability, performance, and compatibility. Rest assured, we’ve bought a lot of the wrong parts over the years so that we could narrow our selection to the right ones. This continual R&D puts us miles ahead of builders that select their parts based on volume discounts or pricing.
We simply refuse to use an inferior part just because we can get it cheaper. For example, we use MSD Pro-Billet distributors exclusively. Many of our competitors use a distributor that looks like an MSD, but it’s simply a cheap Chinese knock off – they hide this by calling it a “house brand” but they’re not fooling us. Be leery any time you hear the words house brand!
Too often, engine builders and consumers alike are caught up in the numbers game. Over the years, we’ve come to realize that the following three things are the most discussed:
- Cubic Inches
- Peak Horsepower
We offer the same data, but we include a guarantied minimum Horsepower number that more accurately reflects real world performance. Real performance comes from a package with smooth torque and horsepower curves. In every application, from drag racing to marine, an engine with a better average horsepower rating will outperform one with a lower average horsepower rating regardless of their peak horsepower ratings. This is far more difficult to achieve and this is where we shine!
Our secret here is… well, our secret; but, we will tell you that it has a lot to do with the valve train. For example, the big companies have a huge selection of camshafts sitting on the shelf and most builders take advantage of that. Not us – every camshaft we use is a custom ground based on our years of R&D. We know exactly what we need and want and it isn’t readily available. Speaking of R&D, we use our in-house Super Flow engine dyno extensively to separate fact from fiction and opinion from reality. BRE’s self-sufficient shop provides virtually all Machine Shop & Dyno services in house which allows BRE to keep the tight tolerances to their engines. Each and every Beck Racing Engine is dyno tested and tuned to insure power levels, reliability, and a controlled break in procedure.
Of course, we’re also happy to dyno your engine and provide to you a complete printed copy of its measured performance.
We are so confident in our engine packages we provide something unheard of in the aftermarket – a complete warranty. That’s correct; we guarantee all Max Velocity, Pro Tow, Pro Off-Road, Turnkey engines to be free of defects in workmanship and material for a period of THREE YEAR UNLIMITED MILEAGE from the date of shipment! Our Pro Street & Street Kill series Turnkey engines have a TWO YEAR UNLIMITED MILEAGE warranty. Our Marine, Race, Off Road and Forced Induction Turnkey engines have a ONE YEAR UNLIMITED MILEAGE warranty. Please ask for a copy of our complete warranty policy.
Contrary to popular belief, value isn’t a better price – in fact it has nothing to do with price. Value is achieved when a service or product exceeds expectation. Yes, you can find engine packages cheaper than those that we offer – in some cases significantly. But, you will not find an engine package from any other builder that offers more value than one of ours, period. So, how do we know that – because we’ve lost bids to other builders and then we hear the horror stories . . .
Typical Horror Story we encounter
Several years ago, we built a twin turbo LS motor for a sand car application for a customer. A friend of his shopped us shortly after but felt he could get a better price from another builder. He found a similarly advertised package from another builder that offered more horsepower, more cubic inches, and a much lower price. Without doing his homework, he jumped on it.
When the engine arrived, he took it to a local shop to install and tune it – the same shop we refer our customers to for chassis dyno tuning. Immediately, they uncovered significant problems with the combination that had to be redesigned and repaired before it could be tuned. Even afterwards, they tuned it only after he understood there was a good chance it would fail in the process. It survived, but it barely lasted one season on the sand before failing. Sure he got a better price, but in the end he paid much more for the mistakes than he would have by buying our package. And the builder’s response? “We lost money on that engine. I guess we got in over our heads. Sorry.”
And his friend? Well, we’re happy to report that his engine is still going strong after numerous seasons.
If you’re considering the purchase of a performance engine, then you owe it to yourself to visit our facility and see the BRE difference for yourself. We are conveniently located in Central Phoenix, just 20 miles from Phoenix Sky Harbor airport. Call to schedule a time that you can tour our facility and discuss which engine package is right for you. Ask to speak to owner Frank Beck, he’ll be glad to take your call personally.