Wes Dumalski posted on Thursday, December 12, 2013 7:14 PM
Someone had the genius idea to move the PRI show from Florida to Indiana for 2013 right around the time the entire nation was giving Florida the middle finger for being one of the only states above freezing temperatures. Fitting given that this was my first PRI show, why send the midwest frozen tundra guy anywhere warm? Regardless, more than 1200 exhibitors braved the cold to display their wares and latest performance goodies at the show. Step inside for a taste of what MotoIQ's partners had on display and stay warm...
Mike Kojima posted on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 12:18 AM
Colin Holte posted on Monday, December 09, 2013 11:48 PM
by Khiem Dinh
Times are a changin’ and they be changin’ quick. Fuel economy is the name of the game and the OEMs are releasing new powertrain configurations as quickly as they can release new vehicles. Part of that equation involves turbos which should make every gearhead happy. The other part of the equation is electrification. The fastest road course race cars on Earth are hybrids, so electrification should be embraced. Enough rambling, on with the engine show!
Justin Banner posted on Thursday, December 05, 2013 2:50 AM
by Justin Banner
Redline Time Attack has completed its first year since it last ran in 2011 and it ends at one of the fastest courses in their series: Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California. This would be the second Redline at Fontana for 2013 and it is a track that typically favors horsepower over finesse. The track layout was similar to the 3rd round of the MPTCC, so it will be interesting to contrast and compare lap times to our own series as well. Follow along as we witness the rebirth of Redline Time Attack!
Wes Dumalski posted on Wednesday, December 04, 2013 11:47 PM
Let’s face it, autocross is hugely popular. There is a statistic floating around that the SCCA Solo II Nationals is the largest motorsport event in North America. While I have not audited that fact, I can tell you that a LOT of people love the sport. In fact, my very first interest in automotive performance was an autocross event that I attended and competed in after being encouraged by a friend to give it a try. After that event out came the stereo and in went suspension modifications. That car was Project 200SX and the year was 1999. I have always had a penchant for the sport but after spending more time at the road course, life sideswiped me and my participation in AutoX events waned; that is, until recently.
Colin Holte posted on Tuesday, December 03, 2013 2:29 PM
We each have a different view concerning what we found interesting, exciting or cool at this year's SEMA show. Similarly, there are things at the show each year that are not so good. Seen here are some of my selections for the Good, the Bad and the Ugly. I'll leave it up to you the reader to judge which are which.
Mike Kojima posted on Sunday, December 01, 2013 5:29 PM
Paint used to be the preferred and just about the only method of refinishing a race car. Paint looks nice but it takes a long time to apply and costs a lot to do. In the sometimes rough and tumble world of Motorsports cars end up having to be refinished frequently.
A lot of guys don't care about how their track car looks and just bang her out so the wheels clear fenders when things get bent. However, sanctioning bodies like NASA and SCCA have appearance rules and if you are sponsored, sponsors expect your car to be presentable so the beat ass race car look wont fly.
Since painting can be a significant expense, any means available to reduce the time and money spent keeping a car looking good is a godsend. One of the ways to keep your car looking its best relatively inexpensively is through a wrap. Wraps used to be pretty hard to apply with mixed results but with new technology, they're becoming easier and easier.
Check out how we wrapped the Dog Car giving it a fresh look with the help of 3M and Skyprint media.
Moto IQ posted on Wednesday, November 27, 2013 3:06 PM
Project: Fried Turkey
MotoIQ Staff Report
Well, the holiday season is upon us and we decided we were going to cook something MotoIQ style which means it has to be technical and dangerous. What better thing to cook than a fried turkey? Frying a turkey gets the job done in only 45 minutes and leaves you with a succulent and tasty bird with very little hassle and an easy clean up.
Daniel O'Donnell posted on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 9:12 PM
Why on Earth you would be excited to wake up at a less-than-luxury (much less?) motel in the middle of the desert at 5 am on a Thursday? Odds are, if you're a regular reader of MotoIQ, you've driven yourself out to the boonies to either watch fast cars, drive fast cars, or fix fast cars when their drivers weren't driving their fast cars. Buttonwillow's "four-star" Motel 6 had a drastically changed clientele this fateful Thursday with the usual guests, aka nobody, being replaced by countless automotive enthusiasts. These enthusiasts gathered from all over North America and, in one team's case, England, to compete in the Global Time Attack/Super Lap Battle finale.
Colin Holte posted on Monday, November 18, 2013 10:44 PM
I believe Ricky Bobby best summed up the SEMA show for me when he spoke the words, “I wanna go fast!” Sure, SEMA has booths full of… all kinds of automotive stuff that I pass over and don’t really pay much attention to. But a whole big part of SEMA caters to us folks who wanna go fast. In Part I, we’re going under the skirt of vehicles to see what makes them go fast.