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Rusty floor pans? Here’s how to replace them | Video
Posted by Chris Tropea on Jan. 5, 2022, 8:39 a.m. https://www.youtube.com/embed/3coXUQn1dXA

Your ride looking more and more like a Flinstones car thanks to rusty floor pans? 

Lucky for you, it’s possible to replace the pan yourself. Just watch this video to learn how. Presented by CRC Industries.

Is this the ultimate BMW GT4 race car? | Video
Posted by Chris Tropea on Dec. 23, 2021, 2:37 p.m. https://www.youtube.com/embed/8TSy94GzWaA

If you could make a track car that had no limits on its performance, what would it look like? Let BimmerWorld give you an idea with its latest creation, the BMW M4 GTMore.

[Meet the Bergsteiger, BimmerWorld's 1000-plus horsepower E36-chassis BMW M3 Pikes Peak racer]

The goal? Build the ultimate GT machine–no restrictions, no caps on power and no rules to follow.

Is a Formula 1 car really the fastest car on track? | Video
Posted by Colin Wood on Dec. 17, 2021, 2:53 p.m. https://www.youtube.com/embed/a-lfocbxnn4

Formula 1 is often considered the pinnacle of motorsports, but are those multi-million-dollar Formula cars really the fastest track machines around?

YouTube channel Driver61 gathered the specs and broke out the calculators to find out.

Surprised by the results, or are they just what you expected?

All the weird and unusual cars that lapped the Nürburgring in 2021 | Video
Posted by Colin Wood on Dec. 15, 2021, 8:45 a.m. https://www.youtube.com/embed/JY9NiVcw50c

Sure, most people visit the Nürburgring to explore the limits of their sports car and their driving abilities, but doesn’t mean the only things allowed on the track are go-fast machines.

When there are no races happening, the famed circuit operates as a toll road, meaning that any and all cars, trucks and bikes are welcome to take a lap for a small fee–about $28 Monday-Thursday, or roughly $34 Friday-Sunday.

What sort of non-sports car would you take around the Nürburgring?

The best track car you you’ve never heard of, according to Randy Pobst | Video
Posted by Colin Wood on Dec. 13, 2021, 11:53 a.m. https://www.youtube.com/embed/pG_v_YNU3yI

Sure, the Fields Auto Works Cardinal Coupe offers a lot on paper–300 horsepower, a 1750-pound curb weight and a sub-$50,000 price tag–but how well does it actually perform on the track?

[The Cardinal Coupe from Fields Auto Works: Supercar performance without the supercar price | Video]

Pro driver Randy Pobst recently put one through its paces at Mid-Ohio to find out.

How a pro IMSA team prepares for a race weekend | Video
Posted by Chris Tropea on Dec. 12, 2021, 8:30 a.m. https://www.youtube.com/embed/t_crd2xAVhk

How do you prepare for a race weekend? If your answer is “by loading up the car the night before,” you could be setting yourself up for failures out on track.

The best way to set yourself up for success? Take notes from FCP Euro’s professional IMSA team. Presented by CRC Industries.

Did you test those switches before you installed them? | Video
Posted by Chris Tropea on Dec. 12, 2021, 8:30 a.m. https://www.youtube.com/embed/syKwyuFXBSg

Don’t wait until you are on track to discover that you have a bum switch–simply test them before the install.

Here’s how to do just that using a standard multimeter. Presented by CRC Industries.

Do you really need to run European-spec oil in your European car? | Video
Posted by Chris Tropea on Dec. 9, 2021, 5:05 p.m. https://www.youtube.com/embed/t0wpDYr-MaQ

Sure, your European car asks for special oil, but is it really necessary? Can’t you just run any oil so long as it meets the weight requirement?

We asked Michael Trueba from MPT Industries to find out. As a bonus, he even gives us some tips about oils for track uses, too. Presented by CRC Industries.

[Ask an oil expert part 1: All about Oil for street and autocross use]

This VW GTI track car has a Honda K-Series heart | Video
Posted by Chris Tropea on Dec. 7, 2021, 4:10 p.m. https://www.youtube.com/embed/TI4c32sekq4

Is the Honda K-Series engine the perfect poweprlant for something like a VW Golf GTI? Paul Inskeep seems to think so, since that’s what he put in his Mk2 Volkswagen track machine.

We took a closer look at this Honda-powered VW at the 2021 Tire Rack Ultimate Track Car Challenge, where the car managed a fastest lap time of 2:12.095. Presented by CRC Industries.

Watch an engine builder diagnose a broken 2JZ | Video
Posted by Colin Wood on Dec. 3, 2021, 4:37 p.m. https://www.youtube.com/embed/_V5KCgWlXYI

It might be obvious that this built 2JZ had some sort of head gasket failure, but what specifically caused that gasket to fail?

Just like a detective at a crime scene, an engine builder often has to piece together (well, in this case, disassemble) many clues to discover what went wrong.

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