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[21 Jun 2010 | 15 Comments | ]
South Africa’s best on track – Otto Graven

Last week we had the privilege of interviewing South African Drift Champion, Otto Graven in ‘South Africa’s best on track’. This is how the interview went down…
So Otto, we realise that you’re an extremely busy guy and we’ll try not steal too much of your time.
AM: Being in the Mining industry you must have seen some enormous rocks.
How big is the biggest rock you have ever held?

AM: What ever happened to your R33 Skyline that you could get extremely
“sideways” with around the tracks?
Otto: I still have the R33; it’s parked …

Modifications, Modified Cars »

[17 Jun 2010 | No Comment | ]
Engine modifications – Car modifications

First time modifiers look to increase the power of their engines produce. Breathing mods for example could be a simple cold air induction kit or a nice Branch and FreeFlow exhaust system. These are usually the first engine modifications to be considered. Next you move on to internal engine modifications, these mods can range from a simple engine rebore, engine conversion and rebuilding the engine.
The head of the engine is easier to work on, many guys change their camshafts for performance camshafts and port and polish the head for better …

Modified News, Track Stuff »

[13 Jun 2010 | One Comment | ]
Mercedes SLS AMG GT3 – Pictures

This is the new Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3. The racing version of the SLS AMG has been conceived as a customer sport vehicle for participation in race series based on FIA GT3 regulations.
Details are few on the SLS AMG GT3 racer. It will have an unspecified power boost over the 571 PS (420 kW / 563 bhp) of the standard model – somewhere north of the 600 PS (441 kW / 592 bhp) mark. There isn’t much more than that to say, except to have a look at the photos and …

Modified Cars »

[12 Jun 2010 | 10 Comments | ]
Cold air induction – Performance modification

Today we are having a look at cold air inductions, we all love the growl from a cone filter or the roar of sidies. But they can damage your cars performance if not installed correctly.
Air filters are probably the most important protection part for your cars engine, air filters protect your engine from sucking up dirt and dust!
This is where we need to start chatting about cold air induction kits.
A couple of weeks back we looked at a few different types of filter available. The best filters use oiled cotton …

Modifications »

[12 Jun 2010 | 23 Comments | ]
Performance Camshafts explained  – Modifying your car

Before we get into the whole Performance camshaft story, it is important to understand how your camshaft works and its purpose.
What is the camshaft? What does it do? And, how can it be modified? It is really simple when thinking about it logically!
The camshaft is located at the top of the engine and looks like a metal bar with egg shaped lobes on it.  The shape and size of the lobe determines the amount of time that the head valves are open and how much they are open. The lobes push …

Modified News, Track Stuff »

[3 Jun 2010 | No Comment | ]
BMW unveils M3 Le Mans Art Car

BMW’s art cars have a racing history at LeMans dating back to the 1975 3.0 CSL. The company today unveiled its latest addition to the art car family — an GT2 class M3 designed by artist Jeff Koons. The car will compete at LeMans on June 12-13 which is in less than 2 weeks away .