The second annual Engine Performance Expo will be held October 12 through 14, 2021. The Engine Performance Expo is a unique online event providing hands-on education, live demonstrations and interactive Q & A sessions with the Performance Engine industry’s leading builders, manufacturers and educators. With appearances by Joe Patelle, George Bryce, Mark Cronquist, Scooter Brothers, Keith & Jeff Dorton, Jon Kaase, Larry Clark, Joe Stef, and Warren & Kurt Johnson. Online attendance is free and available from anywhere via computer or mobile device. Up to 200 people will also be able to attend in person.

The second Engine Performance Expo will offer 30+ sessions over the three days covering the latest in engine building technologies, tools and techniques. New to this show will be a number of hands-on sessions focused on earning a living in the industry, including career paths and training and best practices in building, growing and managing an engine building business. The AERA Engine Builders Association, EFI University and the School of Automotive Machinists and Technology are among those who will be holding educational sessions and demonstrations.

As with the first event, held last January, the expo will be a mix of live demonstrations and audience Q&A, appearances by industry legends, all augmented by pre-recorded sessions and broadcast from Straub Technologies state-of-the-art facilities in Piney Flats, Tennessee. Unlike the first Expo, in addition to being able to watch the entire program online, the October show will also be open for in-person attendance for up to 200 people. Tickets for in person attendance will be available beginning in July.

The Engine Performance Expo will be held October 12-14 in Piney Flats, TN just before the NHRA’s Thunder Valley Nationals, which will be held October 15-17 in nearby Bristol, TN, giving people a unique opportunity to attend both events. For those who can’t attend, the NHRA is also scheduled to simulcast the first two days of the expo on its live streaming channel, NHRA.TV.

All the latest information, session updates and speakers, as well as attendee registration is now available on the Expo website at

Watch the first Expo On-Demand

For those who missed it, or want to revisit the first annual Engine Performance Expo, the event is being made available online as a 27-part mini-series. New episodes are released each Thursday. Viewers can watch on the Expo’s YouTube channel or on the Engine Performance Expo website at