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Best of Craigslist

Best of Craigslist

We all know that Craigslist has a way of attracting the best and worst parts of society, I’m not sure where to file this under!  Check out this post and judge for yourself! listing reads: Freightliner rv hauler – $15000 (Chino valley) Ultimate RV hauler. Wife says buy me a…
Farewell to the VW Eos, An Unrivaled Boulevardier

Farewell to the VW Eos, An Unrivaled Boulevardier

The Volkswagen Eos is the best four-seater cabriolet for people who want a convertible but not a sports car. Sadly it is being discontinued with no replacement. This statement requires some explaining for several reasons, the first being, that if you read this site, your head likely hurts at the…
For Sale: 1950 Cooper Streamliner

For Sale: 1950 Cooper Streamliner

You don't need this. No one does. But man is it cool. They just don't make anything like this anymore. Super lightweight and powered by a Norton Motorcycle engine attached to a 4 speed, the car started life as a 1950 Cooper MKIV. So this isn't an original Cooper Streamliner.…
For Sale: Lexus Off-Road Sedan

For Sale: Lexus Off-Road Sedan

This one isn’t for everyone. You need to be a special kind of person to appreciate this build. Its awesome. Its also way out there. And for $3,500, its yours! You can see the live ad here, but I pasted it in below for longevity.   I have for sale…
Next Gen Tire Chains?

Next Gen Tire Chains?

                            Sure the video is 5 years old but I have yet to see these chains on the road. Has anyone ever used them? They looks like they would so much more effective than what is currently…
Recaro PP No Longer Legal for Racing

Recaro PP No Longer Legal for Racing

Recaro just announce that its Pole Position seat is no longer FIA Homologated. This appears to be for all Pole Position seats manufactured by Recaro and not just current models.   Here is the letter from the FIA(the second page was the signature). But it looks like during testing for the…
Build Race Party goes Indoor Karting

Build Race Party goes Indoor Karting

Rental karts are always easy fun, but when you go with a group of 8+ friends… many of whom have racing knowledge and or experience it becomes more enjoyable. Build Race Party’s Travis Marr, seven other friends and I descended on Miramar Speed Circuit for 2x 20 min sessions of…

Camping and Off Roading

I know you cant see it.  You have to click thru to the video.  And normally I screen capture some frames to give you a feel for the video but this guys work is so good I feel like the individual frames are better some photographers life’s work so I’ll…
ATKO Returns to the WRC!

ATKO Returns to the WRC!

If you’re a rally fan, this is HUGE news! Chris ‘Atkinson has been handed an early Christmas present with the announcement he will be part of Hyundai Motorsport in next year’s World Rally Championship. The Gold Coaster has been out of a full time drive since the end of 2008 and…

No One Is Buying the Dodge Viper

Viper sales are down, future production numbers are cut, and employees are being reassigned – I read it on Jalopnik. It makes sense. Truck frames and push rod V10s are the dreams of a previous generation. We all love horsepower but where is the carbon fiber? The fancy engine? The…
James Hunt Replica Helmet

James Hunt Replica Helmet

How cool is this helmet? I think the Build Race Party house needs one of these for sure. $500! but man its cool.  I’m sure its a modern helmet but it does sort of look retro. But I get the feeling the real 1976 helmet looks even more 1970s. Here’s…
Highest Mileage Exige Ever?

Highest Mileage Exige Ever?

I used to own an Exige. It was my daily driver for roughly 10,000 miles a year. I loved it. My girlfriend hated it. But she’s tall so it doesn’t really count. You see the Lotus Exige (and an Elise with the top on) are nearly impossible to get in and…
Stirling Moss and Racing Movies…

Stirling Moss and Racing Movies…

What would you say to Stirling Moss if you got the chance?  To the winner of the 1955 Mille Miglia? I told him it was one the most amazing drives I’ve ever read about. But I could tell he was tired of telling the stories over and over again so…

Is the Nurburgring Overcrowded?

I’m surprised there hasn’t been more accidents at the Nurburgring like the eight car pile up over the weekend. Nothing has changed about the track or its physical safety but the number of public lapping sessions have been significantly cut back since the new management took over. With the Nurburgring…
M3 FTW!

M3 FTW!

This Picture was taken in June only a few weeks before I crashed it at the Pikes Peak International Hillclimb and nearly destroyed the car.  It will never be the same but the chassis and the car’s soul will continue to race.  It’s been to One Lap with my sister…
Road America Spectator Guide

Road America Spectator Guide

There are many difference races at Road America and different parts of the tracks are used for different events.  For example during the ALMS weekends you want to check if the small track by the kink is being used for rental karts.  If so, you want to do that.  They…
Monaco Grand Prix Spectator Guide

Monaco Grand Prix Spectator Guide

Overview SPECTATING: You need to buy a ticket to see this race. Pick your favorite corner and price it out.  If you really dont have cash you can watch from high above by the princes palace. FOOD: Pizza is the cheapest option. Tip top serves it all night long and…