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,...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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