[5 Aug 2011 | One Comment | ]
Carbon Fibre Engine blocks

Composite Castings in the US have developed a new lightweight, carbon fiber composite, four cylinder engine block. This engine block design was developed by Matti Holtzberg, president and founder of Composite Castings. The new block makes use of carbon fiber as the reinforcement for the base epoxy resin. The high performance compound is moulded into the finished engine block profile using Composite Castings proprietary moulding process that features low cost tooling and provides for faster cycle times compared to conventional moulding methods. The new engine blocks are apparently up to …

[3 Aug 2011 | No Comment | ]
WesBank Super Series – 6th August

The BIGGEST National WesBank Super Series,Engen National Race Day & Entertainment event in the Eastern Cape. It offers more than just loads of Premier car and motorcycle racing action. This event offers something for everybody, with a kids play park, stalls, car walk where you will see the various historic and modern cars, not to forget the racing cars and drivers reving it up in the pit lane. There will be loads of interesting and tasty food. Lets not forget the Beer tent.

This year we have a surprise for you …

[3 Aug 2011 | 3 Comments | ]
Random Image – Monster ladies

I just found this awesome pic of the Monster Energy Drink Ladies posing with the Monster Rally Cross truck on the Speedhunters.com website. Just a lil something to keep you entertained and away from your daily work load.

[3 Aug 2011 | 10 Comments | ]
Improving your vehicles downforce

Being a bit of the track day enthusiast I am always looking for new ways to improve on my cars handling and performance. I’ve been doing quite a bit of research on down force and aerodynamics.

[2 Aug 2011 | 2 Comments | ]
Whats your flavour…

So what is your style of modified car? Are you the drag racing expert or do you prefer to bang your brains out with some of South Africa’s SPL guru’s. Maybe you enjoy a couple of laps around your local racing track or even flicking your car through the corners sideways what ever it maybe, i think we all have some thing in common.. We all like to do it in STYLE!!!!!
Tell us what make gets you all rev’d, it would be great to see what the popular forms of …

[2 Aug 2011 | No Comment | ]
Ken Block @ Xgames 17

Ken Block and Marcus Gronholm at X Games 17 in the USA , Ford expected great things from the Fiesta race program. But this is However motorsport and things often go south. The new Fiesta had to fight through some of the best rally cars and racers in the world and she did just that.

You can read more about Kens new rally car after the jump..
http://automodified.net/uncle-kens-new-rally-toy/

[2 Aug 2011 | No Comment | ]
Maserati GranTurismo S Superior Black Edition

A car tuner from Germany, has unveiled its upgrade package for the Maserati GranTurismo S. The exterior is coated in silky matt black, tinted front and tail lamps as well as shining black window frames, grill and rear logo.

The Modified Maserati GranTursimo S is also fitted with carbon body kit which consists of sports engine bonnet, exterior mirrors, tailgate, roof ledges and lateral left and right air inlets.
The Modified Maserati GranTursimo S 4.7-liter V8 engine has been tuned to produce 492 hp instead of the stock 440 hp thanks to …

[1 Aug 2011 | No Comment | ]
Drift Build – Nissan powered Hilux Drift Pickup

In Australia there is a guy by the man of Nigel that is in the process of building and developing a Toyota Hilux Bakkie powered by a Nissan SR20 motor. Over the last 4-6 months I have been following Nigel’s build on his website engineeredtoslide.com which was originally posted on a .blogspot domain. What makes this build completely different to others that you see posted all over the internet is that Nigel has built the drift machine from literally the ground up. He has built his own space frame to …

[1 Aug 2011 | 22 Comments | ]
Poly bushes now available from AutoModified

After all the response we have received from our blog about the importance of using polyurethane bushes, we found a supplier of Polyurethane bushes in South Africa. Automodified has been appointed one of the local suppliers for their Polyurethane kits. These poly bushes are amazing quality and extremely well priced too.
Benefits of using Poly Bushes
For more precise handling and firmer control on your vehicle, installing polyurethane bushings can make an enormous difference. They help to maintain the right alignment of caster, camber and toe. Polyurethane bushes can be used in …

[28 Jul 2011 | No Comment | ]
KILLARNEY DRAGS : SUNDAY 31st JULY

Be at the Killarney Race Track this coming Sunday the 31st of July 2011 to support the quarter mile professionals and see who will be the quickest over the 400 meter strip.

Various foods and refreshments are available at the facility or spectators are welcome to bring their own, skottel braais are welcome or use one of the various braai stands available on site.

[28 Jul 2011 | No Comment | ]
Random image – Subaru STI Wagon

If you guys aren’t aware yet I’m a HUGE Subaru fan and of late I have become really fond of the STI wagons, I came across this very hot looking lil lady this evening. Have you noticed how a lot of people are leaning towards the military colour schemes these days. Any way I think this green metallic Subaru STI wagon looks super hot, also notice the little touch of red wheel nuts.