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...

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...

Fitting a Tall Driver in a Small Car — and Other Cage Tricks

The first question a tall Miata driver gets is, “How do you fit in it?” Well, a carefully constructed cage and a well-chosen seat and...

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 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 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,...

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 – 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...

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...

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...

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