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Stage Rally: Laughing, Sliding and Chatting to the Finish
Posted by Colin Wood on Jan. 17, 2020, 1:25 p.m.

Let rally driver Neil Hickey and co-driver Enda Kennedy show us how much fun a rally stage can be at the Carrick Forestry Rally—lots of chatter, lots of laughing. Good times, folks, good times. 

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How to Make Your Mercedes Sound Like an F1 Car
Posted by Colin Wood on Jan. 16, 2020, 1:50 p.m.

Who knew that all it took to make a Mercedes-Benz S600 sound like an F1 car was a custom-made $12,000 exhaust only available in Japan?

Worth the price?

Project BMW 318is: What’s Wrong With the Engine?
Posted by J.G. Pasterjak on Jan. 15, 2020, 4:01 p.m.

The BMW 318is came with a 1.8-liter four-cylinder, designated as the M42. After cleaning and inspecting our new purchase, it seemed that the engine was really the only major issue with the car.

Read all about this project car here.


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Best Daily Driver: We Talk VW Mk. VII Golf GTI and Audi S4
Posted by J.G. Pasterjak on Jan. 14, 2020, 12:30 p.m.

What's the best daily driver that's at home on track, too? We talked to Javad Shadzi from 034Motorsport to get his opinion.

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Video: Talking with Tom O'Gorman: Life as a Pro Racing Driver
Posted by J.G. Pasterjak on Jan. 13, 2020, 12:43 p.m.

Tom O'Gorman's career behind the wheel has seen one success after another. Multiple SCCA Solo National Championships led to road racing, which led to wins and championships in IMSA and SCCA Pro Racing. But he’s spending the beginning of his 2020 season on the sidelines after facing one of the harsh realities of professional racing: There are only so many seats. He expects to find a ride before long, though, and we’ll check back with him later this season to see how things are going. For now, enjoy our chat and a peek behind the scenes of a tough business.

Presented by CRC Industries
In association with Intercomp and Tire Rack

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Video: Real-Time Audible Data System Feedback With Race Voice
Posted by J.G. Pasterjak on Jan. 10, 2020, 1 p.m.

Michael Knight had a talking car, and together they fought crime. Now you can have a talking car, and together you can fight bad lap times. Race Voice is an audible interface that syncs with your data acquisition system in your track car to provide real-time feedback on a customizable assortment of engine, time, and performance data. It’s like having a robotic driving coach that you never have to buy lunch for. We’re chatting with the inventors and discussing how having real-time feedback from your data can improve your lap times.


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Video: Tire Rack Ultimate Track Car Challenge Competitors' Thoughts
Posted by J.G. Pasterjak on Jan. 10, 2020, 9:21 a.m.

Where can you find some of the fastest cars around? Our annual Tire Rack Ultimate Track Car Challenge. Let the competitors that lived it explain why they loved it, and what it's all about.

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Video: Cool Shop Tools for Your Project Car Builds
Posted by J.G. Pasterjak on Jan. 8, 2020, 12:30 p.m.

Make the most out of your shop sessions by using some of our favorite tools and techniques. In theory, this will free up more time to do what you really love: acquiring more project cars.


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Video: 2020 Honda Civic Si Track Test and Review
Posted by J.G. Pasterjak on Jan. 8, 2020, 8:48 a.m.

Tag along as we take the 2020 Honda Civic Si to the Florida International Rally & Motorsport Park (The FIRM) and into the shop to see if it’s a worthy bearer of the Si badge. With 205 horsepower and 192 lb.-ft. of torque, the Civic Si is overshadowed by the mighty Type R, but it’s a competent and fun track machine in its own right. Enjoy our comprehensive review featuring laps at The FIRM, data by APEX Pro, and a weigh-in on our Intercomp scales.


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In association with Intercomp and Tire Rack

Florida International Rally & Motorsport Park official test track of Grassroots Motorsports Magazine

APEX Pro data logger


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Video: Mini Rock Crawling in a Mini Off-Roader
Posted by David S. Wallens on Jan. 7, 2020, 1:36 p.m.

Sometimes the backyard provides all that the imagination requires, whether that be the setting for your neighborhood World Series or just a fun-sized off-road park. In this case, it’s a mini crawler course for a stock 1/24-scale Axial SCX24 Deadbolt. Remember, folks, slow, steady and watch your spotter. 

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