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Automotive Trivia

the-friddle2 friddle-t-shirt Friddle: Which Rolls Royce model was the predecessor to the Phantom I, otherwise known as the "New Phantom"? Check our blog next Friday for the answer and another Friddle. Last Week’s Friddle: Which U.S. automaker built the two-door Ranchero? Last Week’s Friddle Answer: Ford Motor Company Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: Mel Read

Denny Hamlin Wins His Second Race in a Row

Denny Hamlin took the checkered flag for the second week in a row with his win in this weekend's AdvoCare 500 race in Atlanta. The back to back wins have bumped him up a place in the Chase Standings. It was a good weekend all around for JASPER race products with five Top-10 finishes. A recap of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers running JASPER Race Products this weekend is as follows: 1st     Denny Hamlin (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission) 3rd     Brad Keselowski (JASPER Differential) 4th     Martin Truex, Jr. (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission) 6th     Kyle Busch (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission) 10th   Mark Martin (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission) 11th   Sam Hornish, Jr. (JASPER Differential) 18th   Joey Logano (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission) 27th   Clint Bowyer (4-Speed Transmission) Five drivers currently hold places in the Top-12 positions of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Martin Truex, Jr. is fifth;  Brad Keselowski is sixth; Denny Hamlin is seventh; Clint Bowyer is eighth; and Kyle Busch is twelfth. In the NASCAR Nationwide Series this weekend, Brad Keselowski finished second, while teammate Sam Hornish, Jr. finished ninth.

Automotive Trivia

the-friddle2 friddle-t-shirt Friddle: Which U.S. automaker built the two-door Ranchero? Check our blog next Friday for the answer and another Friddle. Last Week’s Friddle: Which German automaker manufactured the 968? Last Week’s Friddle Answer: Porsche Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: Eric B.

JASPER Technical Clinics - More Than You Expect

Because of today’s advancements in automotive technology, it has become increasingly important for new advanced technical training to maintain your customer’s vehicle and your customer’s confidence that you’re doing the job right.  That’s why JASPER, working with our nationwide customer base, has developed five distinct technical courses.  Each of these courses will give your technician the    opportunity to apply newly-learned diagnostic strategies either in a classroom setting, or on a live-run vehicle. • Strategies for Gas Engine Diagnostics • Strategies for Transmission Diagnostics • Strategies for Diesel Engine Diagnostics • Strategies for Allison Transmission Diagnostics • JASPER’s Advanced Diagnostics Course “The courses I teach are not sales oriented, but true technical courses,” says Jim Davenport, JASPER Technical Trainer. “Across the country, technicians have told me the classes are way more than they expected.  If you’re not 100% satisfied with these technical programs, JASPER will provide you a full refund of your class fees.” For more information on any of these technical courses, please contact your JASPER Factory Representative.  

Automotive Trivia


friddle-t-shirt Friddle: Which German automaker manufactured the 968? Check our blog next Friday for the answer and another Friddle. Last Week’s Friddle: What is Jasper Engines & Transmission's present Mission Statement? Last Week’s Friddle Answer: Do It Right ... And Have Fun! Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: Dennis A. - Pine Grove, PA

Ohio Technical College Partners with Jasper Engines & Transmissions

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Ohio Technical College (OTC), a premier provider of specialized technical training in a wide variety of transportation fields, has formed a partnership with Jasper Engines and Transmissions to use its products in the school’s Automotive and Auto-Diesel programs. Through the partnership, JASPER, a maker of remanufactured gas and diesel engines, transmissions and differentials, will provide engines, transmissions and differentials along with manufacturing, marketing and sponsor support to OTC. Students will train on the company’s products during a six-week course held in the new Jasper Engines and Transmissions Training Center Lab building.
The training center will consist of five classrooms: three engine labs, one automatic transmission lab, and one manual transmission and differential lab. Students will learn disassembly, measuring, cylinder honing, how to work with heli-coil inserts, timing belt installation and proper re-assembly and torque procedures. The JASPER course will also train students on automatic transmissions in rear and front-wheel drive vehicles which will be covered in car diagnostic testing as well as transmission removal and reinstallation. In addition, the manual transmission classes will cover differentials.
"We are excited to have JASPER as the official automotive engine and transmissions partner of OTC, and they will have a great presence in training the next generation of technicians," said Tom King, Vice-President of Enrollment Management and Technical Training for OTC. "The Jasper Engines and Transmissions Training Center allows our students to work with quality products that come from a leader in remanufacturing."
OTC’s ASE/NATEF-certified Automotive Technology program offers relevant hands-on training over the course of 72 weeks, while the Auto-Diesel program combines the automotive courses with Diesel Equipment Technology training. Some of the subjects covered include engine performance and repair, automatic transmission and transaxle, manual drive train and axles and alternative fuels.
About Ohio Technical College Ohio Technical College (OTC) is an accredited private, proprietary technical school dedicated to providing premier technical training in the world of modern mechanics by pursuing industry alliances, providing outstanding training equipment and focusing on the needs of individual students. An Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) college, OTC and its PowerSport Institute branch campus encompass nearly 800,000 sq. feet of classroom and workshop space. OTC offers technician-training programs in Automotive, Diesel, Auto-Diesel, Collision Repair, Classic Car Restoration, High Performance and Racing, Welding and PowerSport Technology as well as specialization in BMW, Alternative Fuel Vehicles, Custom Bike Building, Custom Paint and Graphics and Power Generator Systems. Motorcycle technician training is provided through the PowerSport Institute, a branch campus of OTC in North Randall, Ohio. For more information, call 800.322.7000 ext. 163; or visit and About JASPER Engines and Transmissions Headquartered in Jasper, IN, Jasper Engines and Transmissions has been remanufacturing quality products since 1942 and today is the nation’s largest mass remanufacturer of gas and diesel engines, transmissions, differentials, rear axle assemblies, marine engines, stern drives, performance engines and transmissions, alternate fuel engines and electric motors. In 2010, the company became 100% Associate (employee) Owned. JASPER’s 1700 Associates, 41 branch and distributor locations, three manufacturing facilities and two distribution centers are committed to providing the perfect product through continuous improvement in Safety, Quality, Productivity, Customer Service and Reduction of Waste. The company’s processes and procedures are designed to produce a quality component that meets or exceeds expectations. JASPER’s mission statement is "Do It Right… And Have Fun!" The company strongly believes that they must not only produce high quality products, but they enjoy and are passionate about the work they do. Engines, transmissions and differentials are backed by a 3-year/100,000 mile warranty. Please visit for complete warranty information and additional information about the company.

Automotive Trivia

the-friddle2 friddle-t-shirt Friddle: What is Jasper Engines & Transmission's present Mission Statement? Check our blog next Friday for the answer and another Friddle. Last Week’s Friddle: Which German automaker offers a line of luxury vehicles known as the 7 Series? Last Week’s Friddle Answer: BMW Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: No Winner