Welcome to Project Starletabusa!
By Alex Vendler
Teaching a junkyard dog some new tricks. Giving this long forgotten gem some much needed star power using a Miatabusa drivetrain and more. One man's journey to create a unique street/track weapon on a tough budget.
At the end of the racing year we take another whirl around the globe checking out the constant variety in motorsport from Australia to Sweden. And at all the stops we bring back great chats and tales with winners, champions and legends. And that includes a python "wrassler" and a self proclaimed Crazy Man from Moscow. It's a great show!
Basic Control Theory and Engine Management Systems
By Vince Illi
The modern internal combustion engine is a marvel of engineering. Compared to engines of the early and mid twentieth century, today’s engines are more powerful, more efficient, and orders of magnitude more reliable. These breakthroughs are mainly due to one thing: the engine management system.
Say I would like to accelerate to a specific speed while going up a hill with a moderately steep grade. Which gear is better for fuel economy and which is better for the longevity of the engine?
by Jeff Naeyaert
The 2012 Mazda3 is the first for the manufacturer to get a taste of SKYACTIV technology--Mazda's philosophy of optimizing engine and drivetrain efficiency, body rigidity and overall vehicle weight reduction to achieve 40mpg on regular ole unleaded gasoline and at the same time be a fun car to drive.
By GT Channel
http://gtchannel.com for more car videos. GTChannel Highlights the 2011 LA Auto Show held in November at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
Christmas comes EARLY! The
100 136 Drifters of December!
By Justin Banner
How do you put on the most epic drifting event on the East Coast? Drift on three tracks at the same time for three days, that's how! Did I mention it was only $75, too? Yep, you heard right! Put in a dash of two Formula Drift Pros, a Skid Pad, and camping on site and you have the 100 Drifters of December at Summit Point Motorsports Park by Drift Nirvana!
Project Civic EJ: Fast Brakes Rear Disc Brake Conversion Kit
by Chuck Johnson
After completing the install of the front Fast Brakes big brake kit, we knew that we had to do something about the drum brake lameness that was taking place on the rear of Project Civic. Project Civic had been retired to commuter car only status almost a decade ago and since then had only the basic maintenance performed. We were pretty suspicious that the rear drums weren't contributing any work in the whole braking equation since there seemed to be an abnormal amount of front brake bias. Never mind that the rear drums and shoes had not been replaced ever even after 260,000 miles of use.
Basic Drift Chassis Setup Part 2
By Mike Kojima
In part one of our series we spoke about the importance of good suspension which is probably the first major step in setting up a car for drifting. Although the suspension is really important, perhaps just as important is a good limited slip differential.
By GT Channel
http://gtchannel.com for more car videos. GTChannel interviews Scion VP Jack Hollis about the Scion FR-S at the reveal event in Los Angeles. We also talk to Kenji Sumino from GReddy Performance Product on the first modified FR-S. We also learn that the FR-S can directly transfer your actual driving data log to Gran Turismo 5 on the PS3.