by Eric Hsu
On the other side of the world is a lush green island with some of the brightest minds and most creative people in the world. They gave the world the Beatles, the universal joint, the Rolling Stones, Cosworth, the Smiths, Aston Martin, the wind tunnel, James Bond, bangers and mash, stainless steel, Depeche Mode, black pudding and of course, fish and chips. England is the little island that's given the world quite a bit. Now (or actualy several years ago in WRC), they give us external combustion anti-lag technology. Well they haven't quite given it to the world yet, but here it is in the first working street driven Subaru STi that belongs to my buddy Ben who's the best engine calibration engineer that I know.
by Sarah Forst
It's almost 11pm Friday night in Hole-in-the-Wall, New Jersey; my bad, near Wall Speedway... I'm sitting in a hotel room with Dai Yoshihara and Darren "D-Mac" Mcnamara and their crew from SPD Metal Works. I'd refer to them as "Team Git-R' Dun", though Crew Chief Scott Dodgion and I threw around the name "Team Fuck Nuts" in jest. I tend to avoid NJ like a car accident, but I have been entrenched with the Falken Motorsports drift team to relate what it's like to be on the crew of one of the top teams in drifting.
By Mike Kojima and Eric Hsu
The clock is tearing itself through the calendar and there is only a week left before Team America's ARK Design BNR32 is scheduled to be loaded into a shipping container bound for Australia. Eric and the crew are determined to make it but personally I have my doubts. I have never seen a car this complex be built in such a short time for such a low budget.
Team America World Time Attack - ARK Design's BNR32 Skyline GT-R Part 6
By Mike Kojima and Eric Hsu
So much has happend on the car that it was a bit much to go over it all on one sitting so here is part 2 exactly one day later. We will take the story up where we left off before.
Supposed to be by Eric Hsu but really again by Mike Kojima
Well it's getting closer to go time all the time and the Team America crew is working around the clock to get her done. The deadline is nearly impossible but Eric and company are determined to make it. Work on the car is progressing very fast. The car might just get there but it may well be lacking a little in the cosmetics department.
Team America World Time Attack - ARK Design's BNR32 Skyline GT-R Part 4
Supposed to be by Eric Hsu, Really by Mike Kojima
In the last segment, Gary Castillo of Design Craft Fabrication was starting to work on the rest of the car's fabrication. With the clock ticking away and a lofty early June completion date looming closer, it was decided to let the gutting of the rear section of the car wait until next year. In my opinion this year will just be a development year for us to get some experience with the car and the World Time Attack format.
In our last segment we had a look at the entirely new front suspension of the Team America/ARK Design's BNR32 Skyline GT-R. With a tight deadline, Eric can not get around to writing these updates so I am doing them for him. The car is scheduled to be loaded in a container to Australia by early June and the clock is ticking. I don't know how we are going to make it but everyone on the team is cranking in all of their free time.
The team and I have been hard at work with ARK Design's BNR32 Skyline GT-R. You may remember this car as the old XS Engineering BNR32 GT-R, but that was the distant past. ARK Design now owns this car and it is being rebuilt from the ground up. Follow us as we convert this car from the glorified street car that it was to the world class Time Attack car that it will become. The team only has until June to have this car built, tested, and loaded into a shipping container for Sydney's 2012 World Time Attack Challenge with a limited budget and limited man power.
By Sarah Forst
We'll give you the low down on upgrading to an MSD ignition and external coil on a 200SX, converting to metric units on DashCommand software, and what's up with a coolant surge tank/swirl pot system?
VIDEO: GReddy Racing FR-S - Behind the Build
Check out this behind the scenes video of Ken Gushi's new FR-S drift car! Eric Hsu (who makes a cameo appearance around the 2 and a half minute mark) will be doing a feature on this car very soon! If you won't be at Formula D Long Beach this weekend be sure to watch it streamed live here on MotoIQ!
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