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Get started karting in five easy steps! #theartofkart

Get started karting in five easy steps! #theartofkart

Karting is one of the most accessible forms of motorsport for the grassroots racer. There are so many people that I’ve met who wished they could experience the track in some fashion, and had no idea that they could race a competition go-kart. However, the largest challenge I’ve heard from…
PRI: Rubber Lined Zip Tie

PRI: Rubber Lined Zip Tie

This is a pretty cool zip tie. It’s rubber lined and keeps everything in place and won’t slide around. Ideal for wiring anything important that you can’t have move. I immediately thought of all the wires by my roll cage. Most of the booths at PRI are huge well known brand names…
The Baja Pig – Part 1, The Big Picture

The Baja Pig – Part 1, The Big Picture

The drawing is real. Its a 1989 BMW 325is that I converted into a desert racer for the Baja 1000. Turns out its the first production based BMW to run the infamous race and it all started when I was dared by Miller Welders to build a BMW for the Baja…
Top Brands Opt for Audi in DTM

Top Brands Opt for Audi in DTM

Audi provided the DTM Champion five times in the past eight years. The aim for the 2015 season is clear: another title in the prestigious touring car series. In pursuit of this aim, the brand with the four rings can rely on the support of internationally renowned partners. The BP…
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…
Build, Race, Sleep in a Small Tent

Build, Race, Sleep in a Small Tent

The SCCA San Francisco region driver’s school is a yearly event to earn the novice competition license for road racing. Being only once a year, we of course procrastinated about 11 of those 12 months before getting Lina’s car ready for the event. The car? Her 1971 BMW 2002. A Rally America…
ISUZU 7.5 TONNE TRUCK PERFECT MOBILE SHOP

ISUZU 7.5 TONNE TRUCK PERFECT MOBILE SHOP

Paul Thorniley knows a lot about driving trucks. When he left the Royal Navy he changed career and became a professional truck driver for six years. He then bought a franchise for MAC Tools and for the past 12 years he has successfully run his own business, driving his truck…
HOMEWARD BOUND AS KUBICA PREPARES FOR POLAND

HOMEWARD BOUND AS KUBICA PREPARES FOR POLAND

RK M-Sport World Rally Team’s Robert Kubica will be the star of the show as the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) returns to his native Poland next week. As one of the country’s most respected and admired sportsmen, the Formula One race winner will be in high demand as he…
AUDI PREPARES ‘MEN AND MATERIAL’ FOR LE MANS

AUDI PREPARES ‘MEN AND MATERIAL’ FOR LE MANS

The Le Mans 24 Hours on June 14 and 15 is the season’s pinnacle event every year for Audi Sport Team Joest. It is the world’s major endurance race with the largest number of fans and twice the number of WEC points to be scored. Plus, the preparation for this…
Creative visionaries: MINI Paceman Adventure.

Creative visionaries: MINI Paceman Adventure.

Munich. A creative collaboration between young apprentices and their instructors at the BMWs plant in Munich and Dingolfing has produced a completely unique vision for MINI. Choosing the MINI Cooper S Paceman as their base model, the students transformed the car into a two seater with a pickup style cargo…
2014 Sandblast Rally

2014 Sandblast Rally

Over fifty car teams and over forty motorcycle riders will be descending on Chesterfield County, South Carolina next weekend. The event, known as the Sandblast Rally, is the first event in the Atlantic Rally Cup presented by RallyPro at The FIRM. Volunteers and racers will be on site beginning Thursday.…