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My Weekend At The USCA And Optima Search For The Ultimate Street Car

by Nick Betz

What's the best way to get out of organizing a brand new shop over the weekend? Well, here at MotoIQ the only excuse you can use that won't get you fired is "I'm headed to the track." That was my excuse to not put in a 4th day of shop moving, and it worked! 


 

NX GTi-R: The Search for Traction

by Frank Ewald

At Canadian Tire Motorsport Park the car with Hoosier R6 205 50 15s ran 1:47 with the GA16DE powerplant. At the same track the same fast driver, Katie, took the car with Toyo RA1 225 45 50s around at a time of 1:40 with the SR20DET. That is a good jump, but with a 200 whp gain I wanted more! You have to be in the car to realize how much speed is being lost exiting corners. It simply cannot find traction.


 

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MotoIQ Radio: Terry Hatfield of Shock Therapy Racing

by Justin Banner and Kerryann De La Cruz

You may not be familiar with the name, but unless you've been under a rock you will recoginize the car from its viral video! Terry Hatfield of Shock Therapy Racing will join us tonight to talk about his highly modified, EZGo Golf Cart and his last attempt at setting a MPH record for 1/8-mile speed. Let's say he predicted his own future before he took of that fateful night. Got comments or questions tonight? Use hashtag #motoiqradio on Facebook!


Garage Love: Speed-Dependent Wheel Vibrations

by Per Schroeder

Why would a car have a vibration at just one specific highway speed?  Why do my tires feel out of balance at 68mph?  We explore some reasons why this is a common occurrence.


 

Project MKVI Golf TDI: Dieselgeek "Panzer" Heavy Duty Aluminum Skid Plate

by Jeff Naeyaert

In our last update we were impressed so much with our Dieselgeek shifter we took a look at some of the other products Dieselgeek makes for our MKVI Golf and found a nice skid pan or as Dieselgeek calls it—Panzer Plate.   We’re not sure if the name is paying homage to the old German tank or the literal meaning of the word meaning “armor” but we get it…  It’s a tough ass piece of aluminum bent to fit underneath the engine and protect all the vital stuff that’s vulnerable to impact now that we’re riding considerably lower than stock.


 

ChumpCar: Calabogie Motorsports Park

by Frank Ewald

ChumpCar competitors and organizers take great pride in their organization, their cars, and their teams. There is a great deal of support for each other and that is seen on track also. But, it is racing and there is no doubt that a cloud of red mist will come over drivers who are chasing that victory, even if it is simply the pride of knowing that you passed that car that has already lapped you two or three times!


 

VIDEO: Pikes Peak Electric Class Mitsubishi I-MiEV Evolution III

by GTChannel

Watch in-car video from the cockpit of the Mitsubishi I-MiEV Evolution III as driver Greg Tracy pilots the Electric Vehicle to a record smashing time of 9.08.118 besting Monster Tajima's previous EV record by 38 seconds. Tracy came in 2nd overall beating out everyone in the entire competition with the exception of overall winner Romain Dumas in his 2013 Norm racer. This EV is fast!


 

Fast Fridays 2014 - Part 2

by Pablo Mazlumian

If you enjoyed our last coverage of this bi-weekly event, make sure to peek inside this time!  Unless you're tired of seeing cool cars, that is...


 

Revenge of the Nerd - Power Wars

By Mike Kojima

It's been quite a while since I had the time to write my supposedly "monthly" column. Since we started MotoIQ In 2010 it's been a wild ride which has taken us around the world and on all sorts of adventures. I have been super busy as well.  My normal day job here at MotoIQ is a pretty full time gig but I also do engineering consulting for several key OEM and aftermarket clients as well as several private motorsports ventures.  Perhaps my biggest outside of MotoIQ job is doing chassis engineering for Falken Motorsports' Formula D team.


The Road to Speed Week Part 2: The Progress Continues

by Chuck Johnson

When last we left off, Project 240SX LSR was under the knife again, in the midst of an entire electrical system and engine management revamp. In this update, we'll continue to follow 5523 Motorsports, Specialty Car, and the rag tag Team MotoIQ as they continue the build with parts from AEM, Fastbrakes, and Earl's Performance Products.


 

Nerd’s Eye View: Ferguson & Macmillan Racing K-Liner

by Khiem Dinh

Faster. There is something ingrained in many of us where we just want to go faster. It doesn’t matter the method or the machine, whether it be human powered, accelerated by gravity, propelled by electrons, or some type of chemical reaction. The ultimate expression of faster while still being bound to the earth is a land speed racer.


 

Happy 4th of July Weekend!  From the Staff of MotoIQ

Even if we are out of the country in Peru presently visiting Machu Picchu, we are still showing our support for the greatest fucking country in the universe.  Instead of being "Ugly Americans" we thought we would pretty up this historical site a little... 

Happy 4th of July!


 

Fast Fridays 2014, Part 1

by Pablo Mazlumian

Fast Fridays is back, and so is our Project Supra!  If you love all cars, take a look at some of the machinery the good 'ol boys of the Kansas City area like to bring out every other Friday night at KC Trends.


 

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MotoIQ Radio: Kenji Sumino of GReddy and Danny George Talk Pikes Peak

by Justin Banner and Kerryann De La Cruz

The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is in the books! We'll first talk to Danny George about his first time up the mountain, though it didn't end as planned. Then we'll have Kenji Sumino of GReddy to talk about this year's run and see why GReddy keeps coming back. It was a challenge this year for the GReddy crew, but the result was better than they expected! Got comments or questions tonight? Use hashtag #motoiqradio on Facebook!


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