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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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Porsche Quits IMSA For Remainder of 2016

Porsche Quits IMSA For Remainder of 2016

I first heard about this situation from a post on Cooper McNeil’s Facebook Page and assumed it was one team that was tired of losing and decided to quit. Which is sort of what it is. The team made the following statement about their withdrawal. “The decision to stop racing…
Toyota Engineers Enter Ojibwe Rally!

Toyota Engineers Enter Ojibwe Rally!

The relatively stock car held together at Ojibwe and they finished 3rd in class, 13th overall in the one regional and 6th in class, 18th in the other. (Regional events are simply the National two day rally broken into a separate event for each day.) The team is made up entire…
Bryce Menzies 2016 Baja 500 On-Board Video!

Bryce Menzies 2016 Baja 500 On-Board Video!

This two part video from Bryce Menzies at the 2016 Baja 1000 is incredible. Not only is clear and easy to see the road, but it’s also a solid 40 minutes of driving so you get a feel what the course looked liked from drivers seat. The initial section is surprisingly…
For Sale: Off Road Mini Cooper!

For Sale: Off Road Mini Cooper!

I’m not sure entirely why I like this build but it certainly is interesting. Maybe not for $6500, but it looks like a lot of fun! It’s a 2008 Mini Cooper fitted to a Suzuki Samurai frame. It’s titled, passed smog, and is ready to rock. Minus the fuel gauge…
Ari Vatanen’s Peugeot 405 T16 Pikes Peak

Ari Vatanen’s Peugeot 405 T16 Pikes Peak

Over 600 horsepower and under 900 kilos. That’s 1,984 lbs for everyone using the new method. Less than a 3:1 power to weight ratio. But it doesn’t stop there. Rear steering. Huge wings. This car was built for one purpose, to win the Pikes Peak International Hillclimb. Even cooler is…
Limrick Hillclimb 2016

Limrick Hillclimb 2016

I wish we had more events like this in the United States. This is the 2016 Limrick Sprint Hillclimb put on by the Irish Hillclimb Association and the Limerick Motor Club. It’s like a brief tarmac rally stage in super unlimited cars. Check out the Toyota above for example. The little hatch…
Incredible RWB Video

Incredible RWB Video

I’m still not sure how I feel about the bolt on fender revolution but I do like the RWB Porsches and love this RWB video. I love even more that the the RWB Porsches are hand built by one guy with basic hand tools for fitting the body parts. Akira…
NASA Rally Sport Expands With New Canadian Series

NASA Rally Sport Expands With New Canadian Series

Nasa Rally Sport is sanctioning five rallies in Canada next year which together are called the Extreme Elite Series. This means your Nasa Rally license will work at all five of these events: Rallye la Ville Tuque, Rallye Sanair, Rallye Saguenay, Rallye Mekinac, and Rallye Portneuf. Those rallies will also run under the…
Audi Widebody Racecar For Sale

Audi Widebody Racecar For Sale

Wide bodied German race cars are rare. Wide bodies Audi 4000 Quattro’s? Very rare and very cool. This one raced back in the day and now is for sale! We should point out that a friend is selling this car. We haven’t seen it. We know nothing about it other than…
Goodwood FOS 2016 Timed Runs Video

Goodwood FOS 2016 Timed Runs Video

The Goodwood Festival of Speed(FOS) is an annual historic hill climb held on the grounds of Goodwood House, West Sussex, England. Hundreds of thousands of people travel from around the world to watch the festival which includes this hillclimb. Attendance is now capped at 150,000 per day and I’ve heard the 2017 is already sold out. The…
The Grand Tour Started!

The Grand Tour Started!

Clarkson, Hammond, and May started filming the studio scenes for The Grand Tour on Amazon. The show won’t air until this fall on Amazon (no date has been set yet), but we finally get to see the tent studio they’ll drag around from city to city. There was a contest on Amazon to win…
24hrs of LeMans 2016 Video with No Commentary!

24hrs of LeMans 2016 Video with No Commentary!

The 24hrs of LeMans is the most prestigious endurance race in the world. Its also the oldest endurance race dating back to 1923. LeMans is the top of the racing career for drivers and also where the car manufacturer’s compete for bragging rights. There’s nothing like it in the world. The problem is…
Mike’s Peak Hill Climb Challenge!

Mike’s Peak Hill Climb Challenge!

Pikes Peak is the premier Hill Climb in North America, but after nearly 100 years of racing up the dirt road, the Sierra Club forced the course to be fully paved and changed the race forever. Now there is an alternative hill climb that is 31km long and completely dirt, The Mike’s…
Why Top Gear After Clarkson Is Horrible

Why Top Gear After Clarkson Is Horrible

TGAC(Top Gear After Clarkson) is horrible. It has nothing to do with the hosts although the Screaming Guy does suck pretty bad. It’s more the producing and writing. I bet you could take an old script and run the Joey and Screaming Guy through it and it would be a…