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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…
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…
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…
Buying the Scout

Buying the Scout

Last winter I bought a 1974 International Harvester Scout II. Yes it’s made by a tractor company. Or maybe you know the company simply as international… the same company that makes the horrible school buses from our youth. But somewhere along the way they made these awesome trucks! My dad…
Fire System: Are You Doing It Right?

Fire System: Are You Doing It Right?

Most racing sanctioning bodies require some form of fire suppression systems in race cars, whether a fire bottle or an integrated system. While a fire bottle might be okay for some, many of us have full systems, such as a Firesense system by Spa Technique, but is it installed correctly?…
Build Race Party sends Virgin to Rolex 24

Build Race Party sends Virgin to Rolex 24

That’s right, I said virgin. No, not the kind of virgin you are usually thinking of, a virgin of the Rolex 24hr at Daytona. It was quite amazing, even for someone who is mostly known for his rally and drifting exploits. I arrived only about an hour or so before the…
1972 AAR Eagle 7200 Indianapolis

1972 AAR Eagle 7200 Indianapolis

Dan Gurney’s All American Racing hired brilliant engineer Roman Slobodynskij away from Rockwell Aerospace in 1969, and a brand-new car was begun in May 1971, with wind-tunnel testing of its models. USAC rules had changed, and the new Eagle 7200 took advantage of them, moving the wheels out to the…
Flame Shooting Audi at Foutecross 2014

Flame Shooting Audi at Foutecross 2014

I was racing in the Netherlands this past weekend in the Lopik500 at an event called Foutecross when I stumbled upon this cool Audi shooting flames in the parking lot. I wanted to try cooking a hot dog or marshmallows for smokes but….
All Speed Innovations – Time Attack STI

All Speed Innovations – Time Attack STI

I’ll start off with a quick overview of the original build process, prior to discovering the old engine that was already in the car was toast. All of this took place in a two week scramble between working on customer cars and filling parts orders only to get it on…
How to Start the Build Race Party Scout

How to Start the Build Race Party Scout

So first off the accelerator pump is bad in the carb and a rebuild kit on the way. But until then, this is how you start the scout, keep in mind there is no parking brake so we jam the fire bottle under the wheel to keep it from rolling.
Endurance racing: “What makes those numbers glow?”

Endurance racing: “What makes those numbers glow?”

It was 11:30 PM as I shook-off my drunken stupor. A loud, raspy scream coming from beyond the trees drew me closer to the edge and it was then that I saw the orangish-yellowish glow… Have you watched an endurance race and seen those wild, glowing numbers on sides of…
1965 Ford Mustang 289 Racing Car

1965 Ford Mustang 289 Racing Car

This notchback Ford Mustang has had vast expense lavished on it in order to build it into an ideal historic race/rally competitor. The shell was sent to highly regarded preparer Rae Davis Racing, and main assembly and preparation was carried out by the talented men at CCK Historics of Kent,…

Eurotrip B Roll

This is all the b roll or random footage from our trip to Europe in May 2013. All the video was shot by us on the trip from either a GoPro, our Iphones, or a Nikon D7000.  The video covers Amsterdam, 24 hrs of the Nurburgring, the Monaco Gran Prix,…