Budget Build Honda Challenge Part 5 – the Devil Is in the Details

We began our budget Honda Challenge build in the March 2016 issue of “Speed News” magazine with the goal of completing the car and...

Budget Build: Honda Challenge Part 4 – The Powertrain

Every racecar driver wants more power. For our budget Honda Challenge build, we wanted more power, too. The problem was that pesky rulebook. More...

Budget Build: Honda Challenge Part 3 – Suspension and Brakes

After we found our Honda Challenge project car for $500 at a tow yard, and then had Autopower put a roll cage in it,...

Budget Build: Honda Challenge Part 2 – Safety, Safety, Safety

When building a racecar, you have to make the thing safe before you can make it fast. The major difference between the car you...

Budget Build: Honda Challenge, Part 1 – Finding and Stripping the Right Platform

As racers, we do a fair amount of bench racing. During the off-season we sit behind our computers and mock up a possible new...

Innocence Lost – Turning a garage-queen BMW E92 M3 into a proper Time Trial...

It’s funny what racing does to the human mind. One minute we’re capable of making rational decisions and the next we’re tearing apart a...

From the Ground Up – Building a BMW E36 M3 for Performance Touring C

It’s not often when a shop gets a chance to build a fresh racecar from the ground up. It’s often quick and dirty matter...

Transformative Processes – Preparing a production vehicle for spec-class racing

In the early days of sports car racing, most cars were based on stock, street vehicles. In the late 1940s through the 1950s, you...

Dirt-Cheap Fabrication Tools and Techniques – You Might Already Have the Tools You Need...

Buying nice, fancy tools that you will only need to use once pulls money out of your wallet that would otherwise go toward your...

Decking it Out – One NASA member helps people create their dream garages

NASA NorCal member and HPDE instructor PJ Kiely is a contractor in Santa Cruz, Calif. His primary business, Santa Cruz Brick Paving, builds custom...

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