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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

The Red Zed – Part 3: Fast and Phenomenally Fun

The transformation of the Red Zed from a basic 2007 Nissan Nismo 350Z to proper racecar is almost complete. It has gone from road...

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...

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...

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