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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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