Dave Zipf posted on Wednesday, August 26, 2015 10:59 PM
By now, you've probably heard that IndyCar driver Justin Wilson succumbed to injuries sustained in Sunday's Pocono 500. After being hit in the helmet by a piece of debris, Wilson hung on for just over a day before finally passing away at Lehigh Valley hospital, surrounded by his family. Less than a month after Formula 1 driver Jules Bianchi succumbed to head injuries sustained in the 2014 Suzuka Grand Prix, racing has once again lost one of its own. Today, we will remember a man who was the embodiment of a British gentleman.
Colin Holte posted on Tuesday, August 25, 2015 12:47 AM
The original Cars & Coffee is no more. A number of replacements have popped up to fill the void, but there’s no replacing the one which started a global phenomenon. However, within the Los Angeles area, an alternative with an alter ego has happily co-existed north of the Malibu hills. We revisit SuperCar Sunday to see it if it still holds true to its unique personality.
Colin Holte posted on Sunday, August 23, 2015 6:00 AM
by Colin Holte
MotoIQ has had plenty of German representation on the project car front as of late, but there's one problem: it's all been BMW! Arriving from Ingolstadt in all of its bone stock glory our new project is a 2006 B7 chassis Audi A4 Quattro. In this introduction we'll share some tips on what to look for when purchasing your own A4, identify some typical problem areas, and outline our project goals.
Mike Kojima posted on Thursday, August 20, 2015 7:00 PM
Here is a Flashback Friday article to the beginning of our Ultimate Guide to Suspension and Handling. This long running (10 parts and counting) series has everything you need to make your car handle.
Horsepower is sexy and chicks dig it, at least a lot of meatheads think that way. Making horsepower is relatively easy. A lot of competent people know how to make power, lots of it. Until drifting became the rage in this country, handling and cornering prowess was for geeks, the road racing elite and autocrossers. Handling was for dweebs that raced around cones in parking lots, or loners prowling canyon roads at night, not for cool people in the scene.
Frank Ewald posted on Tuesday, August 18, 2015 10:18 PM
Tow vehicles are workhorses to get our cars to the track and back, to allow us to run errands and haul large items around, and in my case, a home away from home. My tow vehicle is a 2000 Ford E450 24’ Triple E Recreational Vehicle. My wife and I got it in 2008 for its functionality as a camper. I have enjoyed it immensely at the track as I am able to find a relaxing spot trackside – with air conditioning (or a furnace) if the conditions warrant it – any time I need it.
Mike Kojima posted on Monday, August 17, 2015 4:31 PM
It takes balls to tear into a brand new car and turn it into a race car but that's exactly what the owner of our Project Fiesta did after just a short few thousand miles of street driving. First it was the track day bug and now the car will be campaigned in our MPTCC race series in the TU class!
Our Ford Fiesta ST's conversion to a full time track car at SPD Motorsports is moving along and we are almost ready to address the motor with a bunch of parts from mountune. The craftsmanship and attention to detail of SPD's Scott Dodgion is superb. What is also cool is Scott's ability to do great work within a reasonable budget. We are getting excited as our car is getting closer and closer toward it's track debut. It will probably be one of the first racing Fiesta ST's in the country. Check it out!
Colin Holte posted on Thursday, August 13, 2015 1:57 AM
In 2015, we returned to the famous race along with Mackin Industries, Evasive Motorsports and GReddy Racing, enlisting Robert Walker to pilot the Mackin Scion FR-S, which has been specially rebuilt for the rigors the car was put through on such a challenging event. Enjoy the sights and sounds as the Mackin FR-S tackles the infamous Pikes Peak. Check it out and check out the link to our story on the car inside!
Dave Zipf posted on Tuesday, August 11, 2015 12:57 PM
If you've been a longtime reader of MotoIQ, you may remember in 2011 we featured the University of Delaware's Formula SAE car. This was a landmark car for University of Delaware, as it was UD's first FSAE car to finish every event in an SAE competition. In 2012, we featured a coverage piece on the inaugural SAE Lincoln event. However FSAE coverage has been notably absent since then. It's time we fix that.
posted on Thursday, August 06, 2015 2:41 PM
Dave Zipf posted on Wednesday, August 05, 2015 10:33 AM
Isuzu VehiCross. If you have no idea what that is, well you're just like the DMV, insurance company, mechanic's shops, and about 95% of the general population. Also, you're not reading MotoIQ enough, because astute readers will have already seen this particular VehiCross (or VX for short). So what is a VehiCross and how did we end up with this latest project?