There are few people on the planet who devoted their lives to making high-performance engines run faster and more efficiently than Nick Arias. Yet he’ll tell you, he is still learning new ways of doing so. It was Nick who friends came to with an engine problem because every vintage photo that I viewed shows Nick working on someone’s motor. Nick had a burning desire to succeed, working almost around the clock to do so. By day he was a tune-up man at a Cadillac dealer and, “at night, I started to build high-performance engines like the 302 GMC at home in my dad’s garage.” Nick is about to unveil his 540-inch Hemi Chevy crate engine, tested and ready to fire. Is this guy ever going to slow down? Only when his engines do!