Did I mention that the cars are getting better built and more insane every year? Better cars need better parts. Here are a few of the more interesting and better engineered parts I saw around the show. Plus a few things that are just plain cool!
This episode features the installation of an HKS GT Supercharger to really boost the power under the hood and a CSF radiator to help handle the resulting extra heat. HPS hoses are also featured for their added pressure and thermal capacities. Mike and Taro discuss the selected components in depth while our man Howard handles the install at the MotoIQ megashop.
When thinking of the 24 Heures du Mans that takes place at the fabled Circuit de la Sarthe, Gainesville, Georgia is not the first place that comes to mind. Even though Georgia may conjure associations with the Petit Lemans, a 12-hour enduro that takes place in the fall of each year at Road Atlanta, the storied French endurance event and metro-Atlanta aren't exactly synonymous. Those who fail to make the association between Mulsanne and Gainesville Highway are overlooking a crucial part of Ford's GT racing history, as this is where you will find the current home of Robertson Racing.
I’m sure some of you are curious as to how a 1990 Civic hatch has now become a part of the MotoIQ project car fleet. Others who are fans of the 88-91 model range of Honda front wheel drive cars might be excited to see the old and gold econo car on the pages of this very site. Regardless of your preference, this former grocery getter is going to make a run in the MotoIQ Pacific Tuner Car Championship for 2015, but that wasn’t always the plan.
Our Project Mustang has been doing just fine with its new suspension and tires which have drastically improved the car's handling. With the chassis doing a lot better and with the car's factory Brembo brakes adequate for now, we decided to do the classic Mustang thing and tackle the engine. Our first step will be the addition of an AEM air intake.
Another SEMA has come and gone and the vehicles get crazier and better built every year. Tuner track cars, all-out race cars, off-road vehicles, you name it and it has been taken to the next level. After walking a couple dozen miles fueled by much caffeine, here is just a small collection of a few of the cool things I saw. Please excuse the fuzzy pictures… too much caffeine I tell you.
I’m sure the first question that you are asking yourself is, “What is an Aurora? I thought that was a crappy Oldsmobile!” Well you aren’t wrong, but there was also another type of Aurora that was originally manufactured by a Canadian automotive company from 1981-1983 designed to be a limited production replica to the slab-side Shelby AC Cobra.
Project: Fried Turkey
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Well, the holiday season is upon us and we decided we were going to cook something MotoIQ style which means it has to be technical and dangerous. What better thing to cook than a fried turkey? Frying a turkey gets the job done in only 45 minutes and leaves you with a succulent and tasty bird with very little hassle and an easy clean up.
It’s November and that means it’s time for the great debates on who’s fastest around Buttonwillow to be confirmed with the grand finale. The Global Time Attack/Super Lap Battle Finals presented by Continental Tire would live up to be the best in years. Drivers gave it their all, cars put down their best times, and there were teams who were heartbroken or elated. So, who would take the fastest time around the track and who would burn out this year?
In previous installments of Project SEMA Scion Tuner Challenge FR-S, we've worked on improving the suspension, braking and improved the grip with a new set of wheels and tires. Now we will start focusing on getting more power out of the engine. We will begin with simple modifications and start to ramp things up in our quest for power.
Our first step is perhaps the most basic, adding a lightweight Unorthodox Racing front pulley. The Unorthodox pulley is not an underdrive pulley but a lightweight pulley that takes several pounds off the engine's reciprocating mass. Spinning up extra mass takes power and a lightweight pulley can free up some of that power to reach the rear wheels.
A big part of the driving experience is in your surroundings inside the cabin. With about an afternoon's worth of work, we show you how we tastefully transformed the look inside Project E46 M3's cabin.
The Toyota Supra has long been known as one of the strongest performance sport cars to come out of Japan. Although the Supra has not been sold in the United States since 1998, the spirit of Toyota’s last true sports car is still very much alive and well.
The Atlanta metro area is quite a big place. But, despite its size, most residents wouldn't know where Ball Ground, Georgia is. To anyone wanting to get down the drag strip with 4,000+ horsepower, however, this exurb 50 miles outside of the city is special, because that is where Pro Line Racing calls home.
We are starting a new feature at MotoIQ called "The Alley". The Alley is our ultimate photo location area, which also happens to be the alley behind the palatial and luxurious MotoIQ Megashop. With its mix of legit urban backdrops, great lighting and convenient location, it's perfect for our lazy ass photographers! The Alley moniker will be used when we feature street builds that we would be proud to drive ourselves.
When I first saw John Lazorack's 1988 Conquest TSi at the Japanese Classic Car show, I immediately did a double take and backtracked to get a closer look. You see I have always had a soft spot in my heart for these cars after having wanted one really badly when I was a young man. Well not a Conquest but but its badge engineered sibling, the Mitsubishi Starion ESi-R.