Entries for August 2012

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Nerd’s Eye View:  2014 Aston Martin Vanquish

By Khiem Dinh

On my last foray down to Cars and Coffee in Irive, California, Aston Martin brought out a fleet of cars along with the upcoming 2014 Vanquish.  Better yet, Aston brought along a cutaway of the car showing off all the bits and pieces usually hidden by paint and interior panels.  Some of the notable features are the aluminum frame, all carbon fiber body, and 6.0L V12 residing under the hood.  It's the little details which ring up the price on this beauty to almost $300k.  Here is a closer look at the nitty gritty stuff.


 

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Posted in: Magazine, Tech
29

Chumpcar At The Ensenada Grand Prix

By Alex Vendler

Where the whips meet the waves!  Team Geo Metro-Gnome heads south of the border and takes on the wild and wicked beachfront street course of the Ensenada Grand Prix.  Racing the likes of nothing one can imagine and we survived to tell the tale.


 

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Posted in: Features
28

MotoIQ Radio: Shea Holbrook, Fredric Aasbo, Jarod Deanda & Jim Liaw

By Justin Banner & Kerryann De La Cruz

On This Week's Show we'll have World Challenge Touring Car driver Shea Holbrook and detail her career.  Followed by our Formula Drift Las Vegas recap with Fredric Aasbo and then Jarod Deanda will take us into the second hour.  Finally, we'll have FD co-owner Jim Liaw end the show with some information on Irwindale, the season thus far, and where we will see Formula Drift in 2013!


 

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Posted in: MotoIQ Radio
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VIDEO: Rhys Millen Pikes Peak 2012 World Record FULL CLIMB 

MotoIQ Staff Report

2012 marks the first time in history that the historic Pikes Peak hillclimb has been done on a fully paved course.  This marks a new era in the event with new records. It was not a surprise to us that Formula D ace Rhys Millen set the new record for an assault at the peak.  We were surprised that his car of choice was not his high tech PM580 race car built specifically for the mountain but his Formula D Hyundai Genesis!


 

 

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Formula Drift Round 6 - Las Vegas Motor Speedway

Formula Drift Round 6 - Las Vegas Motor Speedway

By Justin Banner

This season has been full of surprises, but Las Vegas is always a game changer. The heat, the speed, and sometimes the unexpected have always had some sort of influence by the end of Round 6 of the Formula Drift Pro Championship. What do we have in store? You'll have to read on to find out!


 

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Garrett Turbo NMCA West Report

Team Garrett Turbo NMCA West Race Report

By Justin Banner

Hot temperatures and a hotter track can make for some difficult times down the strip. Team Garrett Turbo cars from Modular Mustang Racing and the '70 Garrett Volkswagen Turbo Beetle came out swinging none the less! See how the event went down at the 2nd Annual NMCA West at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona for Team Garrett.


 

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27

Behind the smoke

Behind the Smoke 2 - Ep 17 Formula D Seattle Battles - Dai Yoshihara 2012

By GT Channel

2011 Formula Drift champion Daijiro Yoshihara advances to the top 32 battles. Can he overcome the challenges to reach his goal of back to back series championship? It's absolutely critical that he does well this event to gain points on 1st place Justin Pawlak and 2nd place Daigo Saito.


 

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Posted in: Magazine
26

Motul 300v

Motul Launches Latest Evolution of its 300V Racing Oil

Industry Press Release

Motul, manufacturer of world class lubricants and pioneer of Ester technology, announces the latest evolution of their 300V line of automotive racing oils. This new reformulation further improves engine lubrication with its advanced blend of Esters, 100% synthetic base oils and a package of innovative additives.


 

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25

Tech House and Speed by Bill Wood: Episode 132

Tech House and Speed: Episode 132 - Guests Include: John Edwards, Craig Stanton, Martin Plowman, Tom Kimber-Smith, Guy Smith & Petter Solberg

By Bill Wood

Tech House & Speed this week concentrates on some of the best winning performances of the weekend and, in one case, maybe one of the best winning performances of the year. We have winners from Montreal and Road America, we have a former World Champion and a former champion who's pioneering a new brand in North American racing. Tech House & Speed continues with The Best Guest List in Radio. Winners. Champions. Legends. Every week.


 

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25

Formula DRIFT Round 7: Title Fight Tickets On-Sale Now

Industry Press Release

Tickets for the finale event of the 2012 Formula DRIFT season are on-sale now. Round 7: Title Fight on October 12-13, 2012 will be held at Irwindale Speedway.  Formula DRIFT will be the first major event to return to Irwindale Speedway since the new management group has taken over the day-to-day operations of the venue. 


 

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23

Tested: RS-R's Ran-Up Oil Treatment, Power in a Bottle

By Mike Kojima

"Mike, MotoIQ has to try our Ran-Up oil treatment", RS-R's John Masuda would say to me every time I saw him over the past year.  "It gives you 5-12 more whp in our testing and I really want you to try it".  Yeah right I would think.  Sounds too good to be true.


 

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22

Turbosmart Time Attack FC RX-7

by Khiem Dinh

The FC is the middle child in the RX-7 family meaning it doesn't get quite as much love as the other two.  The 1st generation FB was a pure sports car that really introduced the rotary to North America while the 3rd generation FD was (and still is almost 20 years after its introduction) sex on wheels.  The FC was designed to be a little softer than the FB, but it was still a better performance car all around with an independent rear suspension and rack and pinion steering.  Of course, you could also buy the FC with boost!  For the 2011 World Time Attack Challenge, the boys down under at Turbosmart decided to show that the FC is a highly capable car even with a simple build.


 

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21

Race Engineering 101: The Black Art Explained - Dyson Racing ALMS 2012

By GT Channel

Dyson Racing's drivers Guy Smith and Chris Dyson and race engineer Peter Weston explain race engineering. The American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila PatrĂ³n is the world’s premier sports car racing series. The 10-race championship is a venue for the planet’s largest auto and tire manufacturers to go head-to-head on legendary circuits, piloted by the sport’s most respected drivers and teams. The Series gives fans non-stop action on track and an open and friendly paddock, while providing manufacturers with a real-life laboratory to push the limits of automotive innovation and technology.


 

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Posted in: Magazine
21

MotoIQ Radio:  Joon Maeng, Nacho Speed Garage, World Time Attack Challenge and Your New Hosts

By Will Cannady

Guest packed show tonight!  Joon Maeng will be giving us updates on his new FD build, Nacho Speed Garage drops the latest on their show and all things Honda/Acura, Greg Lysien and Chris Diggles from down under will give us the low down on the World Time Attack Challenge and we introduce your new hosts of MotoIQ Radio.


 

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Posted in: MotoIQ Radio
21

Project Toyota Tundra Part 9- Installing TRD's big brakes & Volk Wheels

By Mike Kojima

When we last left off we had just gotten our TRD big brake set and were anticipating installing them on our Project Tundra Supertruck.  However our brakes were so big we could not fit them under our forged 17" TRD wheels.  It was not even close.  Checking with TRD we found that the smallest diameter wheel we could use was a large 20" in diameter wheel.


 

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Project GD Subaru STI Part Three- Making More Power with Greddy and Cobb Tuning

By Mike Kojima

When we last left off, we had turned our STI into a G machine without giving up much daily driving comfort.  Now it was time for us to turn our attention to the engine.  The GD STI really responds to very basic tuning.


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Behind the Smoke 2 - Ep 16 Formula Drift - Seattle
- Dai Yoshihara 2012

By GT Channel

2011 Formula Drift champion Daijiro Yoshihara gets back into action at Evergreen Speedway in Monroe Washington for the 5th round of the series. But...on his first qualifying run he scores a zero... Dai is in 3rd place in overall standings just behind Daigo Saito and leader Justin Pawlak. He needs to score high at this event in order to improve the chances of defending his championship.


 

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Posted in: Magazine
19

act mustang gt500 clutch kit

Advanced Clutch Technology - 2007-2009 GT500 Twin-Disc Clutch Kits

Industry Press Release

Advanced Clutch Technology (ACT)is pleased to introduce its new twin-disc clutch kits for the 2007 - 2009 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500.


 

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bonneville speed week 2012 project 240sx lsr chuck johnson land speed racer

Project 240SX Land Speed Racer: Bonneville Speed Week Results

MotoIQ Staff Report

Against all odds, the team behind MotoIQ’s Project Land Speed Racer managed to execute a Hail Mary play to make it to this year’s Speed Week at the Bonneville Salt Flats.  On the fifth day of Speed Week, Project 240LSR piloted by Moto IQ editor Chuck Johnson, made its fastest pass of the event.  


 

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Holley Accessory Drive Kits, LS Engines

Holley Accessory Drive Kits For GM LS Engines

Industry Press Release

Holley is pleased to introduce a simple, clean, and cost effective solution that solves the accessory drive challenges when swapping a GM LS engine into a muscle car, truck, hot rod or other vehicle. These brackets were designed to deliver a factory style appearance, correct belt alignment and provide factory stability.


 

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