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[18 Jul 2012 | No Comment | ]
CapeSpeed 1st African team to qualify for Formula Student finals

Cape Town, 18th July, 2012 – CPUT’s ‘Cape Speed’ team, the first African team to ever qualify for the finals at the UK International Formula Student (FS) motorsport competition, which took place at Silverstone, United Kingdom, from the 13 to 15 July 2012, has placed 65th out of 132 overall and came 27th out of 132 for the endurance stage of the event.
Professor Isobel Pollock, President of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, the organisation which runs the competition, says that this is the first time in history of the Formula …

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[17 Jul 2012 | 2 Comments | ]
Street 2 Strip Promo Video – Killarney

Its about time we saw a Street 2 Strip promotional video clip. Its awesome to see that the event is so well attended. If you are looking to get involved in a safe drag racing environment make sure to attend the next Street 2 Strip event at Killarney racing complex.
Please note: Your Battery should not be strapped down like this one is shown in the video lol

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[11 Jul 2012 | One Comment | ]
Scalextric Race Powered by Tweets

South Africans Pledge Support for #capespeed with Scalextric Race Powered by Tweets
Cape Town, 10 July, 2012 – South Africans can show their support of Cape Speed, SA’s first Formula Student team, who will be racing at Silverstone, UK, by powering a real-time Scalextric race track, an exact replica of the UK’s Silverstone race track, via social networks with their tweets or Facebook likes.

On the 11th of July The Cape Peninsula University of Technology team, Cape Speed will be competing in Europe’s most established educational motorsport competition, where they will pit …

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[9 Jul 2012 | No Comment | ]
Shakedown 2012 – Monstermob Raceway

ON THE 28 JULY, MONSTERMOB RACEWAY (KIMBERLEY) WILL PLAY HOST TO ROUND 3 OF THE EVER POPULAR SHAKEDOWN SERIES!DRIVERS FROM ALL OVER SOUTH AFRICA WILL BE MAKING THE TRIP UP TO BATTLE IT OUT FOR THE PODIUM.WE WILL SEE THE LIKES OF:
KZN DRIFT TEAM
JACQUES LEMMER (C.T)
SEAN FEBRUARY (C.T)
QUINSLEY SALE (E.L)
WADE VAN ZUMMEREN (E.L)
RIAAN STOKES (JHB)
ALFRED WHITE (WEL)
TO NAME A FEW… THE GRAVEN BROTHERS WILL BE IN ATTENDANCE AND NO DOUBT AIMING FOR A MONSTERMOB PODIUM FINISH.CLUB ZAR WILL BE PROVIDING THE ENTERTAINMENT ON THE DAY!
KENNY KUNENE & GAYTON MCKENZIE WILL …

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[15 May 2012 | No Comment | ]
Behind the Smoke Part 3 – Forumla Drift

Dai sets out to defend his 2011 title in Episode 2 of GTChannel’s “Behind the Smoke” in front of another Long Beach sellout.  In this second show from Long Beach check out Dai advance through the tough Formula Drift field on his way to 2nd Place.
See Dai’s exclusive battles with Matt Field, Fredrick Aasbo, Ken Gushi and Daigo Saito and Justin Pawlak.
“Once again I really love coming to Long Beach.  The crowd, the track and just the overall atmosphere makes me feel really comfortable and we got 2nd, so I …

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[15 May 2012 | One Comment | ]
Turbosmart Products available from AM

Founded in Sydney, Australia, in 1997, with a range of just two products, Turbosmart and its unique blend of quality and reliability has become a world-wide brand synonymous with automotive performance. Turbosmart products are distributed in over 50 countries around the world.
To place your order for a Turbosmart product please use the order form at the bottom of the page
Turbosmart Dual Stage Boost Controller
The dual stage boost controllers allow the user to set two separate boost levels and toggle between the two, great for switching between ‘street’ and ‘track’ boost …

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[5 Apr 2012 | 6 Comments | ]
AWD Turbo Opel Corsa – Part 2

So for those that missed the 1st part of the build thread, here it is.. just click the link
http://automodified.net/awd-turbo-opel-corsa-build-thread
Alright hopefully everybody is up to date with whats trying to be achieved here. So we left off with the body work being done.

This is what the cars has been based on, its a rally version of an Opel Corsa B and I wont lie, it looks hot as hell!

With the C20xe in and the turbo manifold all hooked up it seems that the clearance between the turbo manifold and the front …

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[23 Mar 2012 | 6 Comments | ]
Kaihatsu Update with Dylan Cothill

After the unfortunate failure of my Silvia’s SR20 and it needing a R16K rebuild, I came across an amazing deal.
Brenton’s V8 S13 has received a lot of bad reviews in the past and sat on Gumtree for sale for a long time as there were rumours going around about the chassis being skew, everyone warned me about this car. I personally knew this car and the driver and knew there was a lot of money spent on this car.

The deal of my Caddy and a set of Grids was agreed …