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

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

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YYMA4NdB9M&w=854&h=480] 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…
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…
THE ALL NEW LOTUS 3-ELEVEN

THE ALL NEW LOTUS 3-ELEVEN

Heralding a new generation of Lotus high performance sports cars, today saw the unveiling of the company’s quickest and most expensive series production car ever, the 3-Eleven, at the 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed. Designed as an uncompromised manifestation of the Lotus spirit, the new car is focused on providing…
Inside a NORRA Mexican 1000 Pre-Evolution Winning Truck

Inside a NORRA Mexican 1000 Pre-Evolution Winning Truck

We all know that Robby Gordon won the NORRA Mexican 1000 in his crazy cool Gordini but what about the other vehicles in the race? There were vintage vehicles, bikes and ATVs and a class called Evolution with an assortment of modern race vehicles ranging from Robby Gordon’s Unlimited entry all the…
Morgan’s Electric 3 Wheeler

Morgan’s Electric 3 Wheeler

     The Morgan 3 Wheeler has traditionally been a car built for people who like to wear goggles, silk scarfs and pretend to be WWI fighter aces or if your name is Alex Roy. With the V-Twin engine up front it certainly has the soundtrack of a early 20th century…
RED BULL GRC SEASON PREVIEW: TANNER FOUST

RED BULL GRC SEASON PREVIEW: TANNER FOUST

Vitals: Born: June 13, 1973 // Hometown: Dana Point, CA 2015 Team: #34 Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross Beetle 2014 Results: It was an up-and-down year for Foust, with the negatives outweighing the positives early on. Missing the finals in Barbados and at X Games put Foust behind the 8 ball in…
2015 Olympus Rally Recap – The Build Race Party Edition

2015 Olympus Rally Recap – The Build Race Party Edition

For the forth consecutive event, David Higgins and co-driver Craig Drew brought home a commanding victory for Subaru Rally Team USA at the Olympus Rally. Marking the return of the event to the National Championship rotation for the first time since 2012, teams faced a triple threat: loose conditions, dust and tricky…
For Sale: BMW e30 M3 LS2 Track Car

For Sale: BMW e30 M3 LS2 Track Car

Now this more our style. Yes it’s expensive at $20,000 but it’s less than a 1/10th of the motor swapped e30 M3 that was for sale earlier this week for $224,000. Mostly because this M3 is fitted with a 6.0L LS2 out of a 2006 GTO. Yes, Its an 88…
A 1966 Corvair with a Turbo and a Honda B20 engine

A 1966 Corvair with a Turbo and a Honda B20 engine

This Car likes to party! Specs:1966 CorvairTurbocharged honda b20 engineSaab 9000 T25 turbochargerMs1 v2.2 ECU, with ford EDIS ignitionAir-water intercoolerCustom shocks and spings, with aftermarket adjustable control arms8 point roll cageCorvette C4 disk brakes in front. with saab calipers, using a Ford F150 master cylender (the math works)Quick ratio steering…
BMW: The End Of An Era

BMW: The End Of An Era

Three years ago I wrote the article titled “The Death of BMW’s M Brand”saying that the BMW M cars had become the Ultimate Poser Machine. But I didn’t realize how right I was until last Saturday when I went to a Chicago Region SCCA Autocross. There were two BMWs there and…
Why Can’t I Put BMW Fuel Injection on a 1974 Scout?

Why Can’t I Put BMW Fuel Injection on a 1974 Scout?

I know this sounds insane but why not? I’ve been playing with(others call it rebuilding) the Eddlebrock Performer series carb that was on the Scout when I bought it and all I can think about is how simple the BMW fuel injection is that I normally use. I know the…
For Sale: Vintage NASCAR ’66 Galaxie 

For Sale: Vintage NASCAR ’66 Galaxie 

This is a pretty cool “For Sale” post because of the car’s history. We love race cars, but old race cars are special. This one is a vintage nascar 1966 Galaxie needing a complete restoration. The seller claims that it is fully documented with pictures, and video footage from the 1960s and…
Help Bobby Kennedy get Back on the Track!

Help Bobby Kennedy get Back on the Track!

Those that follow sports car racing in the south east likely have seen and appreciated the talent of young Daytona Beach racer Bobby Kennedy. Last year, the Kennedy family invested heavily to build a Trans Am Series racer for the fast growing TA2 class. A new Mustang was constructed by…
For Sale: 1979 Ford Escort MkII Rally Car

For Sale: 1979 Ford Escort MkII Rally Car

I love these cars! Rear Wheel Drive Rally Cars are for men with large balls. And the MkII Escort might be the best overall RWD Rally car ever made. And this one was featured in a magazine! I have no idea what that means or if it makes the car…
Chuckwalla Raceparty

Chuckwalla Raceparty

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015The BuildupLike most of our coordinated amateur race weekends, the instigator of our group, Duke Stachington, got the tires spinning with a simple email: Hey guys, Letting you know that Manstache O’Toole, [pointless name 1], [pointless name 2] and myself are going to be doing the track…
McLaren 570S Unveiled

McLaren 570S Unveiled

 McLaren has historically built supercars, machines built more for a racetrack than public road that cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. With the launch of the new McLaren 570S, that is all about to change. The upcoming 570S marks the first in the manufacturer’s Sports Series range, with this launch McLaren is set…
Building my S50ti RallyCross car

Building my S50ti RallyCross car

It seems like a long time ago, but it really was only a few years ago. It was 4 AM, I was up to my elbows in Kevlar and Resin as we made a full underbelly protector for Dave Kern’s BMW 318ti Rally build. I got hooked soon after I…
Forza Ferrari! Sebastian Vettel Wins The Malaysian GP

Forza Ferrari! Sebastian Vettel Wins The Malaysian GP

Sebastian Vettel portrays true class, winning the Malaysian Grand Prix, by outsmarting both Mercedes drivers in the pits. This very eventful race has managed to showcase that his move to Ferrari was anything but a mistake, given that his former team, Red Bull, has barely managed to hang on to…
Wooden Go-Kart Kickstarter!

Wooden Go-Kart Kickstarter!

So you want a go kart… But you can’t weld. Now what? Make it out of wood! Why wood you ask? Sure, steel karts are fun and strong, but they require a large number of specialized tools to build, repair or modify. Tools that most people don’t have. Wood, on…
For Sale: E30 Turbo “Rally” Car

For Sale: E30 Turbo “Rally” Car

It’s hard to say exactly what this is. It doesnt have a full cage for rally racing. And it has “rally spec rims w/ dirt tires, a roll bar (welded).  It’s more like an awesome rallycross BMW. The guy built it on a 1989 bmw 318 so its running the m10…
The Audi R18 E-TRON Quattro is Incredible

The Audi R18 E-TRON Quattro is Incredible

A twofold quantity of hybrid energy, fundamentally revised aerodynamics, the next step in lightweight design and a lot of detailed work characterize the fifth generation of the Audi R18. “The possibilities of the revolutionary regulations that have been in effect for LMP sports cars since 2014 are far from having…
Car #34: I Brought a Trailer, Again (part 2)

Car #34: I Brought a Trailer, Again (part 2)

The story of RX-7 version 1.0 can be found here. This is the story of rally car version 1.5. We left off with a disabled car in the middle of the desert rally cross course. Once again, I had to take the car home on a trailer. A rally car with a…
1927 Miller 91 “Boyle Valve” Special

1927 Miller 91 “Boyle Valve” Special

155–250 bhp, 90.2 cu. in. DOHC 16-valve inline eight-cylinder engine with a supercharger and one updraft carburetor, three-speed Miller manual transmission, front-beam axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, and four-wheel drum brakes. Wheelbase: 100 in. Extremely rare original Miller 91 engine Original Miller 91…
Kelly Moss 944 GTR #001

Kelly Moss 944 GTR #001

If this your first introduction to Kelly Moss Motorsports, welcome to awesome world of the Stone brothers. Kelly Moss Motorsports, based in Madison, Wisconsin, boasts more than 25 years of racing expertise and delivers results. “Racing is really the core of our company,” Stone said. “It’s what we started doing 26 years ago, and…
1988 Jaguar XJR-9

1988 Jaguar XJR-9

Est. 670 bhp, 5,996 cc SOHC 24-valve, water-cooled, naturally aspirated, aluminum, 60-degree V-12 engine with Bosch fuel injection and Motec engine management, five-speed straight-cut TWR transmission, front independent double-wishbone, pushrod-actuated suspension with horizontally mounted Koni shock absorbers with coil springs, rear independent double-wishbone suspension with Bilstein shock absorbers and coil…
1969 Porsche 911 S Ex-Works

1969 Porsche 911 S Ex-Works

Est. 275 bhp, 2,492 cc SOHC air-cooled horizontally opposed six-cylinder engine with Bosch mechanical fuel injection, sliding throttle bodies, and a twin-plug ignition, five-speed manual transmission, independent front and rear suspension with anti-roll bars, and front and rear disc brakes. Wheelbase: 2,268 mm. One of six factory-built 1969 911 S…
1967 Ford GT40 Mk IV

1967 Ford GT40 Mk IV

500 bhp, 427 cu. in. V-8 engine with dual four-barrel Holley carburetors, model T-44 four-speed manual transaxle, front and rear independent suspension with coil springs and shock absorbers, and four-wheel ventilated disc brakes. Wheelbase: 95 in. The fourth of only seven continuation Mk IV GT40s A faithful recreation of one…
NISSAN READY FOR  PIRELLI WORLD CHALLENGE SEASON OPENER

NISSAN READY FOR PIRELLI WORLD CHALLENGE SEASON OPENER

Nissan Motorsports is ready for the Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) season to begin this weekend at the Nissan Grand Prix of Texas at Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas. The biggest Nissan news is the debut of the GT-R NISMO GT3 machine, campaigned by Always Evolving and AIM Autosport,…