DIY: Installing Carbon Fiber Spoiler on a M3

DIY: Installing Carbon Fiber Spoiler on a M3

I thought I would write a DIY on adding a carbon fiber spoiler to my E92 M3. There are plenty of threads on the forums and some YouTube videos, but most have image links that have expired and mostly show the beginning and after with none of the trials and…
For Sale: Super Space Beetle!

For Sale: Super Space Beetle!

No words can really describe this. The dash is amazing but why? Here is the original ad in all of its weirdness. “A product of the failures of vinyl dashboards. I started with overhauling the ugly warped face and decided to simplify the shape and from there spawned an aircraft-like…
Hoonigans Wanted (Found)

Hoonigans Wanted (Found)

Hoonigan Wanted Found If you’ve been sleeping, or just not subscribed to The Hoonigans on youtube you probably didn’t know they’ve been doing a driver’s challenge to find a Female Hoonigan Driver to pilot their all new Fiat 124 Rally Car. Click HERE , or scroll to watch episode one to…
BMW Builds Their Engines in China?!?!

BMW Builds Their Engines in China?!?!

BMW builds their engines in China! WHAT? I have a really hard time watching this video. Not because it’s China specifically, but because the name BMW means Bavarian Motor Works and I’ve always thought German engineering and manufacturing are some of the best in the world. Maybe BMW should start a…
For Sale: “Do you even drift Brah?”

For Sale: “Do you even drift Brah?”

Do you even drift Brah? Want a car that makes you feel like a man (using that term loosely)? I’ve got the beast for you! This car was built for a big burley logger type to drive, talking logging boots, full beard, and your favorite set of flannels. The purple…
Car #44: The Best Mercedes is a Cheap Diesel Mercedes.

Car #44: The Best Mercedes is a Cheap Diesel Mercedes.

There is a saying that the most expensive Mercedes is a cheap Mercedes. Honestly, why shouldn’t I believe that? If Volkswagen, the least expensive car of the German bunch, can have parts that make my wallet cringe, then logically the luxury brand Mercedes must bring outright fear. But so far its been…
Rally Pacenotes Explained

Rally Pacenotes Explained

Ever tried to understand rally pace notes? That weird language a codriver reads to a driver during a rally race? This video from Team Oneil Rally school is your chance. Not only do they go through the basics of pace notes, but they also get into modifying your notes and more…
BMW’s bursting into flames

BMW’s bursting into flames

Reporting news isn’t our thing here, but this hit my inbox and wanted to share. ABC News Investigates: BMW mystery fires ABC News Chief Investigative Correspondent Brian Ross conducted an in-depth investigation into BMW safety concerns and discovered dozens of incidents in which the luxury cars caught fire even though…
This Corolla has a Mullet!

This Corolla has a Mullet!

The little Corolla looks normal from the front. Sure there’s a front lip and side skirts, but its pretty clean. Then you walk around to the back and mother of god, there’s party going on! Louvers, a wing, and a bumper so large you could sit on it! I’m surprised…
Endurance racing: more fun, harder than expected

Endurance racing: more fun, harder than expected

My friends and I recently competed in our first endurance race with AER (American Endurance Racing) at Watkins Glen International. It was incredible. And, a lot harder on equipment than I imagined.   We started with my well-maintained 1989 BMW 325is that I previously used for racing in NASA’s Spec E30 series.…
Oregon Trail Rally 2017

Oregon Trail Rally 2017

Welcome to Build Race Party’s Coverage of Oregon Trail. We are not there, so maybe this is “fake” news but we wanted an easier way to track all the updates from the rally. So throughout the weekend we’ll update the post with things we’ve learned but the cool part is…
For Sale: Redneck RV

For Sale: Redneck RV

It’s like those kids from the Beverly Hilbilly’s decided to build a modern car. I keep staring at the RV section wondering how its attached. The ad says that “Its solidly mounted.” Like as solid as the craftsmanship the built it? Once you get past the part where he grafted…
RJ Anderson’s XP1K4: WTF!

RJ Anderson’s XP1K4: WTF!

XP1K4 may be the 4th in the series, but it’s outstanding. I watched it three times before typing this up. Its that good. Normally I grow tired of these types of videos. They get repetitive. All I really want to see is an amazing driver do some cool stuff. Zp1K4…
For Sale: V8 E30 Station Wagon

For Sale: V8 E30 Station Wagon

This is your shag’n wagon. Classy on the outside, clean on the inside, and dirty under the hood. They’re asking $22k, but it’s got an LS3 under the hood. Fitting the motor and exhaust isn’t easy in an e30. At least the longer wheelbase might make it somewhat drivable. The…
For Sale: Overlander From Hell!

For Sale: Overlander From Hell!

Calling this truck an overlander is a bit of stretch. It’s more of a storage unit on wheels. So naturally you would think a moving truck would be a good start. Nope. Too easy! This is a Ford F350. Can you pull a car and 30ft sailboat with your moving…
For Sale: V8 Mini Cooper!

For Sale: V8 Mini Cooper!

I have a personal thing for this little shitbox. I’ve been talking about throwing a V8 in a Mini for years. I even measured one a ways back and confirmed it would fit perfectly. Sure enough, here’s one for sale exactly like Ive been talking about for years. I would…
Hilux Expedition V1: The Ultimate Camper Truck

Hilux Expedition V1: The Ultimate Camper Truck

I love expedition vehicles. I don’t really care about a house. I love cars. Unless the house is strapped to the back of a truck! So when I’m bored I spend my time digging through the Expedition Portal or searching for 4×4 Fuso’s like Earthcruiser uses for their vehicles. Then…
The greatest tow vehicle, ever?

The greatest tow vehicle, ever?

I currently tow my race car with a 2011 Ford F150 crew cab. It’s great. I rarely find an issue with it when towing to races. But, it’s not perfect. There are occasions where having a topper for the bed would be beneficial, but I can’t justify the cost and lost…
Lancia 037 Replica For Sale

Lancia 037 Replica For Sale

If you look in just the right light, and squint just a little bit, you’ll see a Lancia 037! Unfortunately its not a real one and is a Lancia 037 replica. Underneath is a Toyota MR2 which seams like a really good choice for a Lancia 037 creation but like…
Mid Engine VW Rabbit Cabriolet

Mid Engine VW Rabbit Cabriolet

Someone buy this so I can drive it! I know its just a Fiero with  V6 swap rebodied as a VW but I kind of like it. Maybe not that huge wing but the whole thing is proper Lemons style and I bet really fun to drive. So go buy…
What It Takes To Finish King Of The Hammers

What It Takes To Finish King Of The Hammers

King of the Hammers is one of the coolest races in North America if you haven’t heard of it. It’s part rock crawling, part desert racing. Your rig needs to be able to crawl up the most hard core 4×4 features and still do 100mph+ through the desert with ease.…
For Sale: Yellowstone Snow Cat Van

For Sale: Yellowstone Snow Cat Van

I’ve always wanted a snow cat van. Now I just hope someone buys this and takes me skiing! I’m not entirely clear on how it works. There is a traditional steering wheel and it looks like it turns the front skis. I always assumed my snow cat van would have…
Nurburgring On Two Wheels!

Nurburgring On Two Wheels!

You read that correctly. Someone actually drove the Nurburgring on two wheels. Chinese stunt driver Han Yue set the slowest world record ever recorded at the ring. It seems pretty stupid in a lot of ways. Until you see the Mini come around the corner in two wheels. Its not right. Its…
1997 WRC Season Review

1997 WRC Season Review

1997 saw a lot of changes for the World Rally Championship. A new top specification called World Rally Cars were introduced and manufacturers could choose between the existing Group A rules or the new World Rally Car rules which no longer required road going versions of the race car. Only…
Steve McQueen in Le Mans: new graphic novel

Steve McQueen in Le Mans: new graphic novel

Are you or someone you know a fan of Steve McQueen? Still needing that last-minute gift for your favorite car person for the Holidays? A group out of Switzerland, Garbo Studios, has announced a new graphic novel, Steve McQueen in Le Mans, celebrating McQueen and the cult classic movie, Le Mans.…
Dajiban: Racing Dodge Vans!

Dajiban: Racing Dodge Vans!

Racers will always be racers and will race anything they can get their hands on. Even if it means they are racing Dodge vans! Which is  exactly what happened when a bunch of motorcycle racers in Japan started arguing about who’s tow van was the fastest. Naturally they decided to race…
Drift vs. Track Mode on the Focus RS

Drift vs. Track Mode on the Focus RS

 I’ve been waiting for this video since I first tried out the Ford Focus RS for Road & Track last winter. We spent an afternoon at a moto GP circuit in Valencia and the drift mode felt good but not all that different at high speed on a racetrack. But…
Helmet skirt and intercom kit DIY installation

Helmet skirt and intercom kit DIY installation

Due to the low availability of my new helmet, I was not able to wait to get it wired professionally before heading out to California ahead of the Baja 1000. At the same time, I needed to install a helmet skirt to keep the elements out. This article covers the…
Lotus Exige Sport 380

Lotus Exige Sport 380

The Lotus Exige is one of the coolest, most unique sports cars on the market. Things have changed since it was first introduced in 2000, and companies like Alfa Romeo launched direct competitors, but the Lotus Exige continues to evolve. The latest is the Sport 380 which runs from 0-60mph in…
Volkswagen WRC. Where to now?

Volkswagen WRC. Where to now?

Earlier on in the year Volkswagen shocked the motorsport world by pulling the plug on two very big projects. And whereas Audi’s departure, while premature, was very expected, the decision to end the VW WRC team was a shock to everyone. Seemingly overnight three of the most prominent drivers expected…
Motorsport Manager Review

Motorsport Manager Review

I think it’s fair to say that most people understand that racing is a far more complex than just having a fast driver in a fast car. After all, racing is a team sport, and every element in the team has to work perfectly in order to stay competitive, yet…
2017 Ford Raptor: Baja 1000 Stock Full Class

2017 Ford Raptor: Baja 1000 Stock Full Class

Ford announced their return to the 2016 Baja 1000 with the newest and baddest-ass F150: the 2017 Raptor. The best part about this announcement? They are running in the Stock Full class, which is intended to limit what can be done to the truck. And, because rules are rules, they did…
BMW at SEMA: “racing-inspired” driving dynamics

BMW at SEMA: “racing-inspired” driving dynamics

BMW has done it again. By combining fast cars with aerodynamic add-ons and new exhaust sounds, they have brought the race track to the street at SEMA. To quote the press release (my emphasis in bold): “The [spoiler] is made completely from carbon fibre (wing, side sections, bases) and brings…
This Offroad 2002 is the original BMW X2!

This Offroad 2002 is the original BMW X2!

  This video could be a lot better but its all we have. It’s really just a slide show of Sin City’s offroad 2002 during the build process, but it’s pretty cool. For example did you know this 2002 is actually a BMW 325ix? Check out the video. They cut the roof…
New Seat From Racetech – RT4119W

New Seat From Racetech – RT4119W

I love when good companies release new products. Racetech makes incredible seats with a bunch of cool features. Seat that bolt to the cage, airflow channels through the back that you can pump cold air into, and ergonomically shaped memory foam seat cushions. There next innovation actually removes a feature…
Try to Follow Rally Pace Notes!

Try to Follow Rally Pace Notes!

Want to see if you can follow pace notes? Here’s you chance(video below). You can clearly see the road and the notes are easy to hear. The number after the Left or Right is the degree of the corner. It sounds like they’re using a 1-10 scale (normal Jemba notes…
For Sale: Two Forwards, No Reverse

For Sale: Two Forwards, No Reverse

Two forwards no reverse! You simply get out and jump in the other seat. Which of course is facing its own way with its own separate set of steering and pedals connected to a separate engine! The guy took two Yugo’s and welded them together. Well technically the guy bought…
For Sale: Nissan March Super Turbo Hotness!

For Sale: Nissan March Super Turbo Hotness!

Someone buy this! It’s so awesome. It has a tiny little engine but its both super charged and turbo charged. It only makes 110hp but also weighs less than 2000 lbs and he wants $8,500 for it! What is it? It’s a NISSAN MARCH SUPER TURBO! Rather than try to explain…
Lone Star Drift, Round 1, 2016

Lone Star Drift, Round 1, 2016

I’ve never run a drift event but this makes me want to sign up. The video covers the first round of the Lone Star Drift series down in Texas and it looks like a great time. Cool cars, good people, a fast course and you get to drift by a…