Project 240SX Land Speed Racer: Racecar Livery, the Function Behind the Form
Project 240SX Land Speed Racer: Flat Out on the Bonneville Salt Flats (Video)
By Chuck Johnson
It’s really easy for people to discredit going fast in a straight line. Hell, I myself have been guilty of snickering at the thought of "run what you brung" night at the drag races. I mean how much skill could it really take to hold a steering wheel straight and mash on the throttle for a ¼ mile? The truth is though, it doesn’t matter if it’s driving in a straight line or around the same damn circle for hours. Click on the link to see the in-car video!
Project Land Speed Racer 240SX: All The Right Gauges
by Stephen Quinn - Photos by Joe Lu and Chuck Johnson
Project 240SX Land Speed Racer: The Sheet Metal Whisperer
Fear and Loathing in Bonneville (My Trip to Speedweek)
By Mike Kojima
No this story is not a tale about a classic blowout to Sin City but something almost as bad, the conclusion to my 2012 Motorsports world tour which started on the Formula D circuit at the end of July and just ended this last weekend at the Las Vegas round of Formula D. During this time I have probably only been home for about 7 days with perhaps 5 uninterrupted days being home straight.
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.
Project 240SX Land Speed Racer: The Best Laid Schemes of Mice and Men
In the beginning of this perhaps irrational quest to conquer a land speed record, I somehow rationalized the purchase of another S13 hatch because I just "couldn’t bring myself to ruin another perfectly good street car." If I could go back in time, I would ask myself, "What the hell were you thinking?" and then follow it up with a swift slap to the side of my own noggin. In all fairness to myself though, how the hell was I supposed to see this coming? Even "the best laid schemes of mice and men often go awry."
Project Land Speed Racer 240SX: SPL Pro Suspension Bits and More!
By Chuck Johnson, Photos by Joe Lu
Since the beginning, the plan for project 240LSR was to address the chassis and safety requirements first, and then afterwards, take care of corralling enough ponies under the hood to make it scary fast. So the first milestone in this project is to get this heap of metal to the point where it’s a caged out roller with the complete suspension and brake bits to suit. We just need to finagle together a few, small finishing touches… like sway bars, bushings, brakes, a 5 lug conversion, and a smorgasbord of other suspension links. Who am I kidding? We’re like eons away from reaching this milestone! Or are we?
Project Land Speed Racer 240SX: KW Suspension
To accomplish our 200 MPH goal, we need a suspension system that can confidently dampen the imperfections of a blemished, dirt and salt covered racetrack. On top of that though, we also need a suspension system that can endure the hostile environments that come with land speed racing.
Project Land Speed Racer 240SX: Chassis Prep and Roll Cage Fabrication
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