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Here’s your chance to win a turn-key, race-ready $50,000+ race car for just $100. All the while, proceeds go toward a good cause. Click here to enter the raffle. Simply make your donation (more entries ensure a greater chance of winning) and check back in on March 18, 2017, during the 12 Hours of Sebring race to see if you’ve won a brand new Global Mazda MX-5 Cup race car. Need a refresher on why you should jump into one of the Global Mazda MX-5 Cup cars? Check out our test drive of the MX-5 race cars, including the new…

We’re all about educating the reader, so we’ve done all the dirty work for you. We pour hours upon hours into research, building, testing and tuning in order to deliver you the how’s and why’s behind every performance upgrade. This includes lessons in forced induction, suspension setup, and in-depth looks at some of today’s best performing cars and parts. Make sure you don’t miss out on what everyone else is learning, and see our most popular articles of 2016 below. 12. Ford EcoBoost 1.6L Analysis | Turbocharged, Direct-Injection & CCVTC Looking for a complete analysis of Ford’s 1.6-liter engine? Look no…

The Miyoshi RX7 was turning heads at last years Tokyo Auto Salon, so we journeyed to the RE Miyoshi ( 三好自動車) shop to take a tour of this rotary heaven… The “RE” in RE Pro Shop Miyoshi says it all, Rotary Engine. Located in the suburban prefecture of Okayama, Japan, this tuner of the triangles loves rotaries and racing. Within its 407 square meter (4,380 square foot) facility, the company president, Toshiaki Miyoshi, and his staff have poured their passion into every machine to pass through their garage doors for more than three decades. Just looking at the vehicles parked…

Aeromotive Inc. is a true high performance manufacturer specializing in fuel delivery and fuel delivery components. Combining three generations of racing experience with ground-breaking innovation and aerospace manufacturing standards.  Aeromotive delivers performance and quality that is second to none.

The Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles has definitely got a winner on its hands with the new Keith Haring art cars exhibit, previewed during the opening reception on a rainy Thursday night in December. This exhibit featured five of Haring’s original works: a 1963 Buick Special, a 1991 BMW Z1, a 1971 Land Rover Defender, a Honda CBR1000F Motorcycle and, one of my favorites, a go-kart that Keith painted while attending the 1984 Le Mans 24 Hour Race. If you’re not familiar with Keith Haring, his art made a big splash on the New York City street culture scene…

For the Gear Heads Magnetic Nut and Bolt Tray $13 Nut And Bolt Tray keeps small metal parts and tools from getting lost with its two strong double magnets and stainless steel construction. Even works sideways and upside down! CSX3 Squash Air Freshener $15 This is the Eikosha Air Spencer CS-X3 Squash Air Freshener. While running into the gas station, or pumping gas, what is that passenger doing inside your car? Who knows but this air freshener keeps the citrus vibes going into your senses, even when you can’t contain yourself. Don’t let your car smell like a…

For the Gear Heads Race Track Sculpture $60 The craftsmen at track-art in Bristol UK, create precision cut sculptures from premium laminated birch plywood and hand finish them. With a variety of sizes and thickness’s available you can customize your choice to fit in the perfect location. Hang it on a wall or let it free stand on the table, a Track Art sculpture will be a conversation piece in any situation. Brake Disc Coaster $97 One of the most durable and heavy duty coaster sets in the world, our brake disc coaster has a die cast metal brake caliper…

Check out the 2017 Garrett Turbo catalog for all the latest in their turbocharged applications. “Garrett continues to redefine the art and science of boosting technology with advanced air management systems for the full spectrum of modern engines. With over 30,000 turbos produced EVERY DAY, you know the Garrett name is one you can trust. “

If you haven’t tuned into a Red Bull Global Rallycross Championship (GRC) race, you’re missing out. This series puts together a formula that’s unlike anything else in motorsports. First, the cars. 600 horsepower, 600+ lb-ft of torque, six-speed sequential gearbox, all-wheel drive, and zero-to-sixty in under two seconds. What makes these specs even more impressive is the environment that these machines are used in. Instead of taking turns around an empty road course trying to set a fast lap, GRC drivers battle door-to-door on short tracks composed of dirt, gravel and tarmac, surrounded only by walls. If the changing road…

Check out the new 2017 catalog from ACL Race Series featuring their high performance engine bearings.  ACL Race Series performance engine bearings are recognized as a premier brand throughout the motorsports world. Race Series rod and main bearings are standard components in race engines that have set records and won championships from Mexico to Bonneville – from sport compact drift racing to small block NASCAR, IHRA and NHRA cmpetitions. The unique combination of design, metallurgy and engineering provides Race Series performance bearings with the endurance and capability to perform where others cannot. These exceptional bearings are available for a variety…

High-powered modified Subaru engines tend to generate excessive blow-by oil and gasses. In these cases, an ordinary small catch can may quickly fill with oil and not be adequate. Like the Radium Engineering Subaru Dual Cath Can Kit, the AOS (Air Oil Separator) kit is responsible for keeping blow-by oil and other pollutants out of the intake pipe, manifold, turbocharger, and intercooler during all engine loads. The main difference is that an AOS system returns what is collected back into the oil pan so there is no servicing required. The built-in heater keep water from condensing in the AOS, making sure ONLY oil…

Autumn marks the end of the racing season in many parts of the USA as racers begin their winter rebuilds. But in Southern California, IDRC racers and InstaFame Car Show entrants formed lines before dawn to gain entrance to the BorgWarner IDRC International Finals presented by ARP. Moderate temperatures greeted attendees on Sunday October 23, 2016, offering ideal racing conditions as the masses made their way into the venue at Auto Club Dragway in Fontana, California. The racers set up in their pits while the InstaFame contestants filed to the end of the track to coordinate and get staged into…

The term “future-proof” is a dangerous one to throw around for any modern technology. Many mobile device manufacturers regularly push out their latest hardware while deeming the previous generation outdated. You can’t go shopping for a laptop without the expectation that there will be a new model next year that is thinner, lighter and more powerful. Even automotive technologies follow this pattern, with engine management solutions and active suspension continually proving more effective than ever before with every update. In the cockpit, the motorsports industry pushes data acquisition technologies forward, making gigantic strides in the last decade. Despite the trend…

Regardless of what you drive, we know you care about your car’s style – That’s why we’ve teamed up with Hoonigan to release a limited edition billet aluminum oil filler cap, complete with a matching bottle opener/multi-tool keychain to complete the package. Whether you drift, autocross, air-out at the local Cars and Coffee, or just daydream about these things while commuting to work in your ’99 Camry, we had you in mind when we engineered this cap. This is the quintessential gearheads’ toolkit; our goal is to provide you with the means to get out there and thrash tires while…

The CD-7/CD-7L color digital displays feature a super bright, high contrast, sunlight readable display and include an integrated glare diffuser and shade hood so that they are readable in even the brightest daylight conditions. They are designed to accept channels from CAN bus connections and do not include analog inputs. Two CAN bus channels are included so that it can receive and collect data from AEMnet enabled devices such as the Infinity ECU, Series 2 EMS or EMS-4, and 3rd party devices including PDM’s, CAN sensor modules and programmable engine management systems. Third-party systems will require download of 3rd party…

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