Engine Builder magazine and Federal-Mogul Motorparts recently announced the 2017 Engine Builders of the Year at a party on Dec. 6 at the Rock Bottom Brewery in Indianapolis ahead of the 2017 PRI Show.
The honor of Engine Builder of the Year, sponsored by Speed-Pro, Sealed Power and Fel-Pro, was given to builders in three categories – race, vintage and diesel. This was the sixth year of the competition.
The 2017 winner in the Race category is Matt Dickmeyer of Dickmeyer Automotive Engineering in South Whitley, Indiana. The 2017 Vintage winner is John DeBates of Auto Machine Inc. in St. Charles, Illinois. Rounding out the group, the 2017 winner for Diesel is Jeremy Wagler of Wagler Competition Products in Odon, Indiana.
As winners, Dickmeyer, DeBates and Wagler received a recognition wall plaque as well as a prize package from Federal-Mogul Motorparts’ brands Speed-Pro POWERFORGED Pistons and Fel-Pro Performance Gaskets.
Look for more in-depth features on all three 2017 Engine Builders of the Year in future issues of Engine Builder magazine.
If you’re an engine builder, visit TopEngineBuilders.com to enter for 2018.