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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

Top Tips for Building A Spec E46 Roll Cage

It might be overstating the obvious to say that a roll cage in a racecar is the last line of defense in a big...

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 – 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 – 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...

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...

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