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Volvo Celebrates 50 Years of Its CSI-esque Accident Research Team

Volvo's Accident Research Team is a lot like a CSI team, but instead of making bad puns and solving crime, they work to make Volvo even safer.

How To Make an Older Car Safer

As technology improves, newer cars become safer and safer, but that doesn’t mean that older cars can be made a least a little bit safer.

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Features: What Can Go Wrong When Towing Improperly

We commit eight common towing sins and watch the carnage unfold.

Safety: After a Crash, Part 1: Three Types of Wrecks

Everybody knows motorsports is dangerous. Even if in the back of their mind they hope it will never happen to them. You can do it all right, but if you do it for long enough, you’ll crash your car.

Safety: After a Crash, Part 2: The Day After the Wreck

Crashes happen and most race cars are repairable, depending on the amount of damage. When a severe crash happens, sometimes it is easier to start over than it is to fix the crashed car.

Safety: After a Crash, Part 3: Seeking Justice

Racing has its own judicial system, the 700-page document called the General Competition Rules. If you break the GCR’s laws or rules, the sanctioning body has a system in place to issue corrective action.

Safety: After a Crash, Part 4: Building a New Race Car From Scratch

After deciding to start a fresh race car build with only 57 days out from the Runoffs, the search began for a new E46 M3 shell.

Safety: After a Crash, Part 5: A New Roll Cage for the New Race Car

While working on the car, Hi-Speed notified me of some alarming news: My cage was not fully welded together.

Features: After a Crash, Part 6: The Thrash to Meet a Firm Deadline, the SCCA Runoffs

A tight timeline to build a new E46-chassis M3 to replace the one wrecked meant that every moment needed to count.

Shop Work: Before Heading Back to the Action, Take a Good Look at Your Safety Gear

As the racing world comes back online, bit by bit and likely with some new rules, here's a question to ponder: Is your gear ready?

Columns: Column: Safety Gear Only Works If You Use It

The human body is somewhat resilient, but getting hurt still hurts.

Shop Work: How Roll Bars and Cages Are Made

The execution of turning straight pipes into a safe, sound structure takes some finesse and engineering—here is how they do it.

Shop Work: 10 Endurance Race Essentials (That They Probably Didn’t Mention in Driver School)

The Nonnamaker family has been racing since 1974, including many trips to all of the big endurance contests: Daytona, Sebring and even Nelson Ledges. Their experience translates to club-level events as well.

Safety: Snell SA2020 Is Here. Should You Upgrade Your Helmet?

If you play with cars, you likely own a helmet. Time to upgrade?

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