Making Use of OEM Hardware on a Racecar

Engineers and designers who work for OEM automobile manufacturers spend years working on their education. When they do finally land a job with a...

Civic Duties: Building a Honda Civic for Street and Track

I started racing karts at age 5, and since then I have enjoyed the speed and cornering forces that you feel when racing. Near...

Gutting a Door

Without a doubt, the biggest expense in building a racecar from a production car is having the roll cage installed. That step in the...

Flight of the Valkyrie: Part 1

The Valkyrie Autosport Nissan GT-R is the only one of its kind in all of NASA racing, but believe it or not, it’s not...

Top Tips to Combat Engine Heat

Automobiles generate heat in a number of ways. Racing automobiles create a lot of heat. Engines. Brakes. Turbos. Differentials. Radiators. Exhaust. All of them...

Project Spec E30 – Part IV: Building a Roll Cage

The NASA Club Codes and Regulations dictate the materials, size and layout of a proper roll cage, so we won’t delve into the CCR...

Project Spec E30 Part III: Removing the Sunroof Cassette

One item that many builders leave in place on a Spec E30 is the sunroof cassette. Reasons vary as to why, but it’s a...

Project Spec E30 – Part II: Interior Teardown

The easiest part of the process of building a Spec E30 is stripping the interior. The obvious first step is, removing the front and...

Project: Spec E30 – Finding a Donor and Getting Started on the Build

People ask me what it takes to build a Spec E30. Believe it or not, it’s a common question that people who are interested...

Weight Transfer – the C5 Corvette Already Has Good Weight Distribution, and Here’s How...

While walking the pits at an IMSA race at Sonoma Raceway, NASA Utah racer George Smith noticed something about the pro-built Corvettes that was...

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