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Explained: Formula 1 Steering Wheel Controls

Explained: Formula 1 Steering Wheel Controls

Are Formula 1 drivers moving too fast to looking all the way to a dash for information? Perhaps… this explains why pertinent information and vehicle controls are coming from steering wheel-mounted displays. These things can be disconnected, carried around like a lap top… heck they have more computing power than laptops, and programmed like a laptop. It begs the question… Are we talking about steering wheels with computers or a computer that steers?

by 03/14/2019 0 comments Car Culture, Racing, Tech
Kyle Mohan Racing’s 1,000 Horsepower, 3-Rotor Drifter w/Video

Kyle Mohan Racing’s 1,000 Horsepower, 3-Rotor Drifter w/Video

Formula Drift is a contradiction of sorts… the cars make triple-digit power but slide for living. Kyle Mohan is a case in point. His Mazda MX-5 Miata drifter produces 1,000 horsepower at a sky-high 10,000 rpm from a turbocharged 2.0-liter, 20B three-rotor engine built by Kyle Mohan Racing (KMR).

by 02/13/2019 0 comments Car Culture, Racing
SpeedFactory Makes Quarter Mile History

SpeedFactory Makes Quarter Mile History

In an effort to keep it real on the local we’d like to give SpeedFactory Tuning and Fabrication a shout out for their recent success at the 23rd Annual World Cup Finals – Import Vs. Domestics drag racing showdown. The shop is mere minutes from Griot’s Garage HQ in Tacoma and we try to display their cars but they’re always racing when we need them. The team’s diligence is paying off.

by 11/09/2018 0 comments Car Culture, Racing
2018 Formula Drift Champion Crowned In Thrilling Season Finale

2018 Formula Drift Champion Crowned In Thrilling Season Finale

The “Luck of the Irish” was in full effect at the Formula DRIFT season finale at the famed House of Drift, Irwindale Speedway. The 2018 campaign was by far the closest points race in the series’ 15-year history and the final weekend its most exciting ever.

by 10/17/2018 0 comments Event Coverage, Racing
Video: 900-Horsepower Mustang Drifts Entire Nurburgring

Video: 900-Horsepower Mustang Drifts Entire Nurburgring

Nordschleife just got more grip as Vaughn Gittin Jr. laid down tons of rubber as, according to Ford Racing, he became the first person to ever drift the entire 12.9 mile Nordschleife at the Nurburgring. Vaughn, a staple in the Formula drifting community, attacked the legendary German track behind the wheel of the 900 horsepower Ford Mustang RTR he uses in Formula Drift competition. Vaughn won the Formula Drift championship in 2013 and is a three-time World Drift Series champion in 2011, ‘’12, and ‘13. In 2005, Vaughn became the first American ever to win a D1 Grand Prix event […]

by 10/01/2018 0 comments Car Culture, Cars, Racing
Porsche Drops New 935 At Rennsport Reunion VI

Porsche Drops New 935 At Rennsport Reunion VI

It’s an exciting time to be a Porsche fan. The automaker has unveiled its new 935 race car on the occasion of “Rennsport Reunion VI” at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca in California. Featuring a body reminiscent of the legendary Porsche 935/78, the 700-horsepower competition vehicle will be produced in a limited number of 77 units.

by 09/28/2018 0 comments Car Culture, Cars, Racing
Nissan To Be Honored At 2018 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion

Nissan To Be Honored At 2018 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion

The organizers of the 2018 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion (RMMR) will be recognizing Nissan as the first-ever Japanese featured marque. Held annually during Monterey Car Week, which features the world-renowned Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, the RMMR is one of the most prestigious vintage racing events in North America.

by 08/13/2018 0 comments Car Culture, Events, Racing
James Deane Wins Formula Drift Seattle

James Deane Wins Formula Drift Seattle

Just as baseball came out of its all-star break in the third week of July, Formula Drift emerged from its summer break doldrums on July 21. The chase for the championship hit Seattle, Washington for Round Five: Autozone Throwdown. With a scant 39 points separating the top three competitors, there was still everything to race for as unsuspecting tires braced for shredding in the Pacific Northwest.

by 07/23/2018 0 comments Car Culture, Event Coverage, Events, Racing
Toyota GAZOO Racing Wins 86th 24 Hours Of Le Mans

Toyota GAZOO Racing Wins 86th 24 Hours Of Le Mans

Toyota made some history over the June 17th weekend by taking the overall victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans race at the Circuit de La Sarthe in France. It was the automaker’s 20th attempt.

by 06/18/2018 0 comments Car Culture, Racing
Shop Tour: Art Morrison Enterprises

Shop Tour: Art Morrison Enterprises

Meet the early bird among early birds. Art Morrison knows about a hard day’s work. At 3 a.m., while most of us are deep into our REM cycles, conjuring images of our ultimate hot rod, Art is powering up the shop and readying the place for a day of making those dreams come true.

by 04/28/2018 0 comments Car Culture, Cars, History, People, Racing