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Premium Headlight Restoration Kits and Products to easily restore headlight clarity and keep headlights protected Irvine, Calif. (2017) –Meguiar’s today announced its new line of headlight care and restoration products that make it easy for anyone to achieve amazing results. The complete line of headlight kits and products offer consumers a variety of solutions to restore and maintain headlights. The lineup of Meguiar’s headlight solutions includes: • Basic Headlight Restoration Kit – Meguiar’s® Basic Headlight Restoration Kit is a cost-effective solution to bring a crystal clear finish to headlights. This hand applied kit doesn’t require any special tools and effectively…

Nearly two decades ago, Tony Palo was working at a local BMX shop in his hometown of Rockwall, Texas. Shortly after finishing high school, Palo bought his first Integra and visited Jotech Motorsports to buy some parts for it. After installing a set of lowering springs, which were not quite low enough for Tony’s liking, he went back to see if the springs could be cut shorter. Upon his return, the shop was so impressed with his quick install that they offered him a job on the spot, and Palo has been active in the import performance scene ever since. Staff…

May 10, 2017: Subaru Rally Team USA announced today that the team has entered a technical partnership with high performance brake rotor specialists Disc Brakes Australia for the team’s stage rally program in the 2017 American Rally Association Championship.   Disc Brakes Australia (DBA) will provide custom developed brake rotors to the team for use on the two Subaru WRX STI rally cars of team drivers David Higgins and Travis Pastrana. “Disc Brakes Australia has always been popular in the Subaru community for building great brake rotors. But we really wanted to show the capabilities of our rotors in the most…

On February 25th, the 2017 time-attack season officially kicked off in Japan at the Attack Maximum Challenge. Held at Japan’s most famous time-attack venue, Tsukuba Circuit, the event attracted over 80 entries in four hotly-contested classes. Garage G-Force, ESCORT Racing, AutoBahn, RE Amemiya and Sakamoto Engineering were among the 40-plus shops supporting entries. Great weather and good track conditions allowed many car-and-driver combinations to set personal bests. Staff Report // Photos by Gavin Oliva The Classes Nearly 30 entries filled the turbo class which requires that all entries be able to run a 59.500-second lap or quicker. This class featured…

Most of the time when we visit different wheel manufacturers they don’t let us take pictures or videos of their production process.  So when Titan 7 sent over this video showing their forged wheels being made we thought that it was definitely worth a share. About Titan 7 Titan 7 is a wheel brand like no other. Our sole mission is to provide the enthusiast with the best performance wheel possible, period. We manufacture our wheels 100% in-house utilizing 10,000 TONS of industry leading pressure. Each design is fully optimized with the latest software analysis, laboratory testing, and real…

Cedar Grove, N.J. – King Engine Bearings has just launched a new comprehensive online e-catalog interface that offers more search options and cross-referencing features. This new e-catalog can filter by make, model, dimensions and cross-references or any combination thereof. The new e-catalog is in addition to King’s new 2017-2018 printed catalog, which is now available and features all of King’s new applications. “We are constantly working to improve King’s catalog data base, both online and printed, as we view it as one of our most important sales tools,” says Ellen Dekker, product manager, King Engine Bearings. “King’s strategic goal is…

The first IDRC / InstaFame event of the year takes place April 23rd at Fontana Dragway. Join the DSPORT crew for a day of fun featuring drag racing, a car show, food trucks, vendor row, raffles, a model lounge & more. Bring out your car and show us what you got. Use the coupon code “IDRC17” and save $5 on racer / car show tickets ($2 off for spectators). Hope to see you out there. What: IDRC Drag Racing Series / INSTAFAME Car Show When: April 23rd, 2017 Where: Auto Club Dragway (9300 Cherry Ave, Fontana, CA, 92335) Time: 8AM…

While NISMO Festival at the end of the year usually kicks off a season of events to usher in the new year, it’s HKS Premium Day that brings together the most well-respected tuners and quickest cars in Japan. This event, sandwiched between Tokyo Auto Salon and Osaka Auto Messe, features a plethora of activities including time attack challenges, a dyno shootout, as well as a showcase of HKS’ latest products and more. Text by Jun Chen / Photos by Gavin Oliva and Motosuke Fujii Between the blistering laps of time attack battle, the event also hosted the D1 Ultimate 4…

Anyone familiar with drag racing would recognize wheelie bars and their use primarily on high-powered muscle and drag cars. They helped to keep the torquey V8-powered, wheelie-prone, rear-wheel drive machines from losing traction, control and sight of the track. In the 1990s, no one thought it would be an effective traction and safety device for a front-wheel drive drag car, until the Bergenholtz Racing team did. Started on the Street Ed Bergenholtz and his brother Ron got into cars in the late 1980s during the infancy of import performance. At the time, their friend Ryuji Hora took them to the…

The import scene of the early 1990s not only kicked off the import performance revolution but also fostered the inception and growth of the import drag racing scene. For some, like Stephan Papadakis, it started on the street and became a passion that he took to the next level. By Richard Fong Stephan got his start in 1993 at the age of 16. He raced his Honda Civic Si at the street races in Southern California and at the local drag strips in Long Beach (Terminal Island) and Palmdale (Los Angeles County Raceway). His competitive instinct and ambitions to be…

Honda today took the wraps off one of the most anticipated models in its history with the unveiling of the production 2017 Civic Type R at the Geneva Motor Show. The long-awaited Civic Type R, slated to go on sale in the U.S. in late spring with an MSRP in the mid-$30k range, is the first ever Type R-badged Honda to be sold on American soil. The Type R will feature a high performance 2.0-liter turbocharged powertrain, substantially upgraded body and chassis, and other track-ready, Nürburgring-tuned and tested performance components. The 2017 Civic Type R will make its U.S. debut…

Innovators of any field earn their place not only by perfecting current designs and technologies, but also by being willing to try something new and different. This inclination for experimenting with ideas that no else has thought of before is a major factor in moving an industry forward. In 1994, Adam Saruwatari of Arroyo Grande, CA brought his creative and inventive personality to the automotive performance world. Growing up working on his family’s farm, Adam’s mechanical experience drove him to put together builds that earned him championships and wins in IDRC, Battle of the Imports, NIRA, CMI, Imports vs Domestics,…

On February 25th. 2017 the DSPORT crew headed out to Boost Festival 2017 presented by Honeywell Garrett which took place at Willow Springs International Raceway in Rosamond, CA.  The three tier event held a Global Time Attack event on Streets of Willow, an open drift track day on Horse Thief Mile and Drift 101 personal lessons on the Balcony. A post shared by David Haagsma (@dh422) on Feb 25, 2017 at 6:08pm PST David Haagsma and the Sp Engineering R35 put down the fastest overall time of the day with a 01:18.717. Had a blast drifting and gripping at #boostfest yesterday.…

The 2017 Boost Festival by Honeywell Garrett. Join us as we celebrate the best of all things Boost! This year’s event will take place at the famous Willow Springs International Raceway in Rosamond, CA. Global Time Attack will be coordinating a Pro Am event on Streets of Willow, JustDrift will host the open drift track day on Horse Thief Mile, and Drift 101 will be selling 1 hour drift lessons to spectators that want to learn to drift. Our vendor midway is great if you are looking to check out local performance product manufacturers and race shops, and to check…

ARP’s product line contains thousands of part numbers, and has expanded to include virtually every fastener found in an engine and driveline. These range from quality high performance OEM replacement parts to exotic specialty hardware for Formula 1, IndyCar, NASCAR and NHRA drag racing and marine applications.

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