Driver Profile: Emme Hall
By Amanda Martin
Get to know Emme Hall, driver of the #549 Hall Ass Racing Class 5 unlimited VW Baja Bug.
TurnInConcepts' X-Brace - The Return of Awesome!
Industry Press Release
The folks at TiC are proud to announce that after a long absence from the market they will be bringing back the CarLab Development X-Brace. Those of you that were around a few years ago may recall this part for the 02-07 Subaru Impreza, but for those of you who were not - come take a look at what it does.
Tested: Fluke Thermal Imager
By Khiem Dinh
Heat, it's a quantity we have to deal with in motorsports yet we often don't have a clear picture of it. Thermal management is critical to performance and reliability of any race vehicle; everything from brake fluid temperatures, to rear differential temperatures, to making sure hot parts in the engine bay don’t melt other components. One tool that can be used in product development and race track setup is a thermal imager. I had access to a Fluke Ti32 thermal imager and put it to use.
It's another international show this week. This time Tech House & Speed is concentrating on international rallying and rallycross. We go from Australia to Wales with a couple stops in between in Norway and Holland. It's another example of the web's only topical weekly webcast with international sports car content including rally, drifting and time attack. And each week we bring you nothing but Winners, Champions and Legends.
Dai Does it Again! Dai Yoshihara and Mike Bonanni Win MPTCC TU and TO Championships at North American Festival of Speed
MotoIQ Staff Report
Fresh off his 2011 Formula Drift Championship, Dai Yoshihara proved that he can drive grip as well as he can drift by clinching the MotoIQ Pacific Tuner Car Championship TU class at the first inaugural North American Festival of Speed at Las Vegas Motor Speedway last weekend. Dai drove Team MotoIQ’s iconic Dog Car Nissan Sentra SE to one victory in the weekend double header after not finishing his first race due to a collision with the Acura TSX of APD Racing’s Brian Smith. The win gave Dai enough points to put a lock on the TU championship.
by Sarah Forst
Vegas revved up for another exciting SEMA convention and it seems like the auto industry is taking off again. This year, ten of us MotoIQ editors hit the show like a piston slapping a valve; of course, we only damaged our livers…
Driver Profiles: Shea Holbrook
By Amanda Martin
Get to know Shea Holbrook, driver of the #67 Honda Civic Si and first ever female winner of a round in the Pirelli World Challenge race series.
Project V8 RX-7: Part 6 - Installing the E-Rod LS3
by Jeff Naeyaert
In our last installment of Project V8 RX-7 we took a look at the T-56 Magnum transmission from Tremec we’ll be using for our swap, now it’s time to bolt it up to our E-ROD LS3 and get this engine in already!
We have a very full and busy webcast this week on Tech House & Speed, NASCAR Free Radio. Our content comes from the Vallelunga track in Italy to Vermont to Las Vegas. And, as we promise every week, there are winners, champions and legends. Tech House & Speed is the web's only topical weekly webcast with international content specializing in sports car competition including rally, drifting and time attack.
Spy Shots from Halloween Bash
By David Karey
Things get interesting at Willow Springs during Just Drift’s annual Halloween Bash drift event.
By Sarah Forst
Sarah, please help me! There is tar or something gooey and black all over the front and bottom half of my car. How can I get this off my paint?
Got a difficult tech question? Email Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org
MotoIQ Certified Legit!
By Wes Dumalski
Let's face it.... There are a lot of shit products on the market and we here at MotoIQ make no bones about the fact that we hate crappy parts and knock offs. In a straight out rebellion against said polished piles of crap we have come up with a designation of sorts. When we find a product we like, one that is cutting edge, works well, makes sense, bests others in performance etc.... we will bestow it with the honor of being MotoIQ "Certified Legit".
Project Miatabusa Part 11:
Shorai Lithium Iron Battery (and Lots of Plumbing)
by Dave Coleman
Shorai doesn't technically make any automotive batteries, but they have a full line of motorcycle batteries. I can't think of any reason why a motorcycle battery won't work in a car, and certainly not one powered by a motorcycle engine and charged by a motorcycle alternator. Shorai's direct replacement battery for the Hayabusa (theoretically all we would need to start a Hayabusa engine) weighs only 1.7 pounds!