SKUSA Pro Kart Challenge Rd 1

SKUSA Pro Kart Challenge Rd 1

Round one of the California Pro Kart challenge saw the largest field in competitive karting… in the country!  over 200 drivers made their way to Buttonwillow Raceway Park to hash it out on the black top.  My run group was a combination of Pro and Semi Pro, seeing 11 entry’s…
GT3RS on Snow – Only in Russia!

GT3RS on Snow – Only in Russia!

I don’t think I’ve seen a GT3RS on snow before! This video could be a lot better but its pretty interesting. The owner is having some financial difficulties and sold his house and some of his cars and is now living in his garage. But he won’t sell his GT3RS! And…
COOLEST POLICE CAR EVER!

COOLEST POLICE CAR EVER!

This is a Renault Sport RS 01 that’s been converted to the coolest police car ever! Its not just a show vehicle but is fully a full equiped highway patrol car. But the RS 01 Interceptor does look like a publicity stunt which is unfortunate. It would be wild to see this…
KA Motors E30 Turbo Kit!

KA Motors E30 Turbo Kit!

Check out this new M20 turbo kit from KAMotors Performance. For $3,600 you get a full T4 kit with an intercooler that produces 400hp and 370tq – Im not sure if that’s engine or wheel but its a lot of power for an E30. This is the latest turbo kit from…
VW Bug Terrorizes San Diego

VW Bug Terrorizes San Diego

This VW Bug Terrorizing San Diego streets is so insane its almost hard to believe. If you’re wondering, its crazy illegal too. There is a bizarre possibility that they closed a few roads to shoot the video but if they went through all that effort and planning, why was there an…
Get started karting in five easy steps! #theartofkart

Get started karting in five easy steps! #theartofkart

Karting is one of the most accessible forms of motorsport for the grassroots racer. There are so many people that I’ve met who wished they could experience the track in some fashion, and had no idea that they could race a competition go-kart. However, the largest challenge I’ve heard from…
WTF Robby Gordon!

WTF Robby Gordon!

Robby wasn’t having his best year at Dakar 2016 but he was about to finish and simply finishing Dakar is an amazing feat by itself. The accident happened after the final 13th stage. You have to wonder what was being handed into the car that was so important? Why wasn’t…
Karting is awesome, but 5:00am is always hard.

Karting is awesome, but 5:00am is always hard.

Competition karting is some of the purest form of racing that I’ve experienced. Nothing will provide you with a more immersive experience with a race track than a kart. Nothing at all. You’re sitting as one with the machine, as the entire chassis is flexing around you. You feel every camber…
Red Bull Frozen Rush 2016 Final

Red Bull Frozen Rush 2016 Final

Red Bull’s Frozen Rush is such a great idea – desert trucks on snow with massive studded tires… what could go wrong? The full race won’t be on YouTube for some time but here is the final which gives you a feel for how the race works. Even cooler is…
AG’s Dakar Summary – Day 13 and FINALE!

AG’s Dakar Summary – Day 13 and FINALE!

Last day of the Dakar. It’s over! The wars have been waged against the desert, against machine, against luck and fate, and against the other racers. Finally, the race is complete. The final stage was relatively short: only 180k. And also, it got started after only about a 100k transit…
AG’s Dakar Updates – Day 12

AG’s Dakar Updates – Day 12

The stage started on time, nice to begin the day with no drama. Huge stage today. about 900km total travel distance today, with 481km of special. Three hundred miles would be like doing two to three US national events non-stop in one day. They get a gas stop halfway through.…
For Sale: Audi URS4

For Sale: Audi URS4

I know I say this a lot, but SOMEONE BUY THIS! Seriously. It was maintained/ tuned by 034 Motorsport which is well known high quality shop for VWs and Audi’s. These cars are old school cool and this one looks nicely modded and well cared for which can be seriously rare…
For Sale: Widebody Turbo M52 E30

For Sale: Widebody Turbo M52 E30

You know you want a widebody turbo M52 E30. Here’s your chance.  It’s a 1987 BMW 325i with a Fiberglass widebody, turbocharged M52 with Cometic MLS head gasket, E36 double adjustable JRZ dampers, Lexan windows, Stoptech brakes, full cage, AKG control arms and more. The seller says “This is a great…
The Ultimate Tow Vehicle Is For Sale!

The Ultimate Tow Vehicle Is For Sale!

I know. Its Ferrari’s hauler. Of course its the Ultimate Tow Vehicle. But now its for sale. You could own this! You just need Euro 199,000. Oh and you need a way to get it all over to the States I suppose. But if you can afford a trailer like this…
Petrolicious Matt Farah Interview

Petrolicious Matt Farah Interview

Petrolicious recently sat down with Matt Farah to discuss his his first car, Raph’s McLaren F1, and Manual Vanquishes.  Here’s the beginning of the interview. It’s good so I wanted to share it but you will need to jump over to Petrolicious to finish it. Here’s how it starts: If…
Toro Rosso Hits The Ski Slopes

Toro Rosso Hits The Ski Slopes

I love that Formula Teams put on fun promotional events like this. Toro Rosso put Max Verstappen into a Red Bull show car to race through a specially designed section of the legendary Streif ski course in Kitzbuhel, Austria. Of course they shot video which is below. The course was set up a…
AG’s Dakar Updates – Day 11

AG’s Dakar Updates – Day 11

If you missed the Day 10 update, you can catch up here. Day 11 was pretty rough. The long distances and non-stop schedule are starting to take their toll on the competitors. First up is Paulo Gonçalves who unfortunately got a hole in his radiator. He tried to fix it at CP2,…
AG’s Dakar Summary – Day 10

AG’s Dakar Summary – Day 10

If you’re behind, you can find the Day 9 update here. Stage 10 was a mix at the front. Instead of all quads and bikes, then cars, then trucks, it is going to be something like the top 10 bikes, top 10 cars, top 5 trucks, THEN the rest of the…
AG’s Dakar Summary – Day 9

AG’s Dakar Summary – Day 9

Day 9 was 98% open country. Dunes galore and untracked desert. Toby Price (bike) has turned the speed dial up to ‘alien’. He’s created a 2.5 minute gap to the first checkpoint. Then goes on to lead by over seven minutes on the stage! Toby Price now widely known as…
AG’s Dakar Updates – Day 8

AG’s Dakar Updates – Day 8

SS8 is one of not so many days in the Dakar where there are actually “two stages” even though they score it as one stage. There’s a big transit in the middle along a river for about 100k. The transit to the stage goes through a national park. Local environmentalists…
Awesome wheel fitment database: Wheel-size.com

Awesome wheel fitment database: Wheel-size.com

Have you been wondering what wheel dimensions your car or truck? Look no further than this site. Wheel-size.com claims to have over 2,000 total vehicles with specs that include offset by wheel size, centerbore and even bolt hole diameter. Maybe your vehicle is a little more obscure than some of the…
AG’s Dakar updates, Day 3-7

AG’s Dakar updates, Day 3-7

SS3 and SS4 Bort getting silly speeding penalties, 1 minute and then another the next day for 5 minutes Wednesday was super high altitude racing, 11,000 plus feet. some riders passed out and crashed on stage. vogels puked twice inside his helmet, had to slow down a bunch. The next day,…
Nurburgring Crashes 2015

Nurburgring Crashes 2015

These are Nurburgring crashes from the 2015 Touristenfahrten VLN. Although to be honest there are quite a lot of good saves in there. I’ve certainly seen worse crash videos at the ring. But some are pretty unusual like the races or sessions in with a bit of snow on the…
Journey To LeMans

Journey To LeMans

 You’ve seen the Truth in 24hr, but I’ve doubt you’ve seen this! You can thank me later because its good. Instead of following a top team like Audi, you follow a privateer competing at the highest level. The footage is amazing as you can see by the screen grabs from…
WRC Driver Hayden Paddon In a RWD Escort!

WRC Driver Hayden Paddon In a RWD Escort!

The video below is WRC ace Hayden Paddon and John Kennard at Rally Otago 2015. For those of you who don’t know Hayden, you should so her’s his racing bio: His dad, Chris was a rally driver. Haydon naturally started in karting like every other kid and didn’t compete in his first rally until 2002 at…
Insane Rally Crash: Mineshaft!

Insane Rally Crash: Mineshaft!

Rally crashes are pretty ridiculous, but mineshaft produces some of the most insane rally crashes in pro rally. There’s something about the way the road drops off down under. The drivers have to know what’s coming. There are a ton of signs. There were cautions in the notes. The driver must…
For Sale: The Super Van!

For Sale: The Super Van!

Someone needs to buy this! Its coming up for auction at Barrett-Jackson Jan 23-31. The Super Van is Lot #1306. It was originally designed by George Barris as “The Love Machine” and reincarnated by Barris for the movie “SuperVan.” It was used for many movies and TV shows after that, such as…
2016 Club Motorsports RallySprint

2016 Club Motorsports RallySprint

Have you guys heard of the new Club Motorsports track in Tamworth, NH? It’s not paved yet but they are going to race on it this winter anyway. The first event will be a rallysprint(think rallycross but longer) on February 27, 2016 will run on 2.5 mile road coarse with…
Beading A Tire With Fireworks

Beading A Tire With Fireworks

There are many ways to seat a beat on a tire including spraying flammable fluid into the tire like the picture above, but this is by far the most random attempt I’ve seen. Fireworks!
Subaru Drives Off A Cliff

Subaru Drives Off A Cliff

This is why you have fun with cars on closed roads or racetracks. The guy knows he made a mistake when he exited the tunnel. He knows he nearly died. But why was he flying down a road he didn’t know? Here’s what happened. “This past Sunday… This past Sunday, Jan…
Formula 1 2015 Season Review

Formula 1 2015 Season Review

If you guys haven’t heard of Racing4everyone you need to click on this link now. They host all the awesome races we miss and they do it in crazy high definition. Unfortunately we can’t embed the Formula 1 2015 Season Review as you can see below so you need to go…
Racers Go On Strike At The Nurburgring

Racers Go On Strike At The Nurburgring

Other than Formula One, I’ve never heard of of teams boycotting a race series or track, but this is exactly what is happening at the Nurburgring. A group of teams now called the “Syndicate Endurance Nurburgring” or IRL joined together to address some of recent rule changes and bureaucracy at…
[BROKAGAIN] – Mid/Post-Season Catch Up Pt3

[BROKAGAIN] – Mid/Post-Season Catch Up Pt3

(don’t worry it is the last part) We left off at CR SCCA Event 5 at Lake County Fairgrounds and a finish I was relatively pleased with. The event that followed wasn’t until a twin weekend (back at Lake Count Fairgrounds) with TSSCC on September 26th/27th. Saturday I was rather…
Dakar 2016 – Day 2 Update

Dakar 2016 – Day 2 Update

Here’s what I found interesting in the Dakar today. If you missed the Prologue and Day 1 you can catch up here. -They actually raced! With yesterday being cancelled, and today having a similar bad weather forecast, it really was up in the air. -Stage adjustments. They cut the stage to…
Dakar 2016 – Prologue & Day 1

Dakar 2016 – Prologue & Day 1

Dakar got off to a crazy start with canceled stages, lightening storms, and flooded water crossings. What else would you expect from Dakar? It’s the longest, roughest, off road, endurance rally in the world. Here’s what I’ve found interesting so far: Prologue (Day/Stage 0, 11km) -Robby Gordon and teammate haven’t…
Is BBC Top Gear In Trouble?

Is BBC Top Gear In Trouble?

We all love Clarkson era of BBC Top Gear. It’s a shame he had to move on. Some of us just wanted BBC to put the show to rest instead of butchering the legend with a recreation. Then the BBC announced that Chris Evans was taking over and people seemed excited. If you…
Robby Gordon and Sheldon Creed Pre-Dakar Interview

Robby Gordon and Sheldon Creed Pre-Dakar Interview

I wish Build Race Party had the opportunity to sit down with Team Speed’s Robby Gordon, Sheldon Creed, Kellon Walsh, and Jonah Street in Buenos Aires prior to the start of the 2016 Dakar Rally but we didn’t. Race Dezert did and the interview is outstanding. Instead of one guy asking…
The FC subframe in an FB RX-7

The FC subframe in an FB RX-7

I have been asked many times how I go about this, so I figured it would be worthwhile to lay it out so I can just disseminate a link. I have better things to do than repeat myself all the time. Why do you want to bother?  The first of the RX-7 lineup…
The first BMW M1… found in a barn!?

The first BMW M1… found in a barn!?

And it’s it was on eBay. Yes, one of the early BMW M1’s. Found in a barn. On eBay. Somehow this auction went under the radar for a bit. Evidently, one of the first, Lamborghini-built BMW M1’s was tucked away among the bovines in Bavaria. The auction says little about the…
[BROKAGAIN] – Mid/Post-Season Catch Up Pt2

[BROKAGAIN] – Mid/Post-Season Catch Up Pt2

Still catching up here, but I left off with our event in Rantoul. We (the Tri-State Sports Car Council) were trying to make an effort to put the Tri back in Tri-State by not only visiting Wisconsin at the end of the year, but by taking a trip to Grissom Air…
What is DOCOL R-8 High Strength Steel?

What is DOCOL R-8 High Strength Steel?

Most of us just buy steel from the local metal supply. Ever wonder where it came from? Who made the steel? Who made the tube? There’s really no way to know. Hopefully it comes from somewhere in the US or really anywhere other than China. Even if it is made…
Supercharged V12 From Hell!

Supercharged V12 From Hell!

This is a supercharged 1200c.i. V12 built from scratch by a couple of guys with a dream. Russ Rustin(a U-21 crew member) and Kevin Braun(former Freedom Racing crew chief) started talking and came up with the initial parameters for the engine. They took those to Pete Aardema(developer of many land speed…
Race Engine Alarm Clock

Race Engine Alarm Clock

I want an alarm clock that sounds like a racecar. I want a race engine alarm clock. In the simplest sense, its pretty easy. Download an engine sound and program it as your alarm on your phone. But a recorded engine is never the same as hearing an engine in…
The Chaparral Fan Car – 2J

The Chaparral Fan Car – 2J

The Chaparral 2J might have some bad nicknames like the sucker car or the vacuum cleaner but the design was so effective that it was banned from motorsport forever. The cool part is that the car got to run a season unlike other designs that get immediately banned because the 2J…