Our project car Blown Z has been outfitted with an ultra-trick Kevlar/Carbon seat supplied by Racetech USA, designed for the utmost in the driver safety while remaining lightweight and strong.
by Joshua VanWynsberghe on February 4, 2014
Drag racers are always looking for ways to make their car faster and more consistent at the race track. A properly installed anti-roll bar can lead to reduced 60-foot times and improved consistency at the track.
by Rick Seitz on October 9, 2013
In order to perform as designed, suspension components have to have a rigid chassis framework to support them, and that’s where this all-in-one kit from Granatelli Motorsports comes in.
by Barry Kluczyk on August 15, 2013
It’s not everyday that you get the chance to experience a tour of OE level proving grounds and R&D, so when we had the opportunity to tour the Eaton facility we jumped on it! Check out how Eaton puts their superchar
by Bobby Kimbrough on July 18, 2013
We follow up the Bolt-on Front Clip installation on our project car with a fully adjustable four-bar rearend suspension from Chris Alston’s Chassisworks. Our crude ’69 Camaro is beginning to take shape as a genuine Pro-Touring vehicle. Read the details here.
by Bobby Kimbrough on July 1, 2013
When it came time to work on our 1969 Camaro aptly named Project Blank Slate, we knew that a chassis upgrade was in order. We turned to Chris Alston Chassisworks for their experience and expertise in chassis design to try our hand at installing their Bolt-on g-machine Front Clip for First Gen Camaros.
Ever since the 2001 Daytona 500, when we witnessed the tragic death of legendary Dale Earnhardt, head and neck restraint (HNR) systems have been commonplace in racing. Many believe driver fatalities are on the decline, but is that really the case? Read here how a HNR device could save your life.
by Lindsey Fisher on December 20, 2012
When it comes to American muscle cars, there is no limit to what can be done with a pro-touring goal. That is unless you’re hindered by time, money or ability to create your perfect car. But lucky for you first-generation Camaro fans, Chassisworks just recently added to their line of 1967-1969 Camaro parts.
by Clifton Klaverweiden on October 2, 2012
We’re on a mission for traction as we try to feed 1,300 horsepower through a stock type suspension and some skinnny M/T drag radials on Project BlownZ. How do we plan to do that? Easy – with tough parts from Moser, Afco, and Wolfe Racecraft, mixed in with adjustability and endless hours of chassis tuning…
by Michael Harding on September 19, 2012
Chassis stiffening and safety are things almost any enthusiast would want to take advantage of, and Moroso’s frame connectors and driveshaft loop for new Camaros are a great way to take care of both. So, follow along as we install Moroso’s latest chassis and safety components on a 5th Gen Camaro…
by Clifton Klaverweiden on September 5, 2012
The job of getting BlownZ’s power to the ground at the starting line lies on the suspension, and it all starts with the front suspension setting the events in motion to get the weight to the rear tires. Read along as we set up Project BlownZ’s front suspension for maximum effectiveness at the drag strip…
by Michael Harding on August 14, 2012
It’s one thing to go fast, but it takes more than horsepower to get around the corners. We install Ridetech’s suspension, Stainless Steel Brake system to make it handle as good as it looks. We also throw in a sticky set of Continental rubber on all four corners for a smooth ride and unparalleled adhesion.
by Andrew Wolf on July 17, 2012
In this feature tech piece we’re going to take a look at the in’s and out’s of the basic roll cage, from the materials they’re constructed of, to where you can have one installed, what it will cost you, and what NHRA regulations you need to know before you chop up your prized vehicle and start bending and welding.
by Blair Sonnen on May 31, 2012
While everybody wants to be able to say they have “race car” parts on their street ride, often the compromises involved make for a miserable experience in the real world. Pfadt Race Engineering’s Blair Sonnen gives us some insight into how to make the right choice for your balance of road and track use.
by Bobby Kimbrough on April 2, 2012
Is that new cold air intake going to help your tow vehicle get your race car to the track or will that new sway bar? In our book, our vehicles are not worth the risk. A safer and more stable haul wins out over the handful of potential horsepower. We explain why here.
Bret Voelkel, founder and president of RideTech, didn’t have to look far to find inspiration to improve the hard-riding suspensions his contemporaries had grown uncomfortably accustomed to.
Air Ride has become well known in hot rodding circles for not only building kick-ass suspension systems, but debuting some of the cleanest project cars of just about every make and model. As such, the team at Air Ride has been building a ’68 Camaro which will come close to topping just about every creation they have built so far.
by Andrew Wolf on June 30, 2010
Racers who want build a 2010 Camaro drag car or road racer will find the 2010 Camaro as a great platform. GM Performance Parts wants to help return the Camaro to racing glory and is offering 2010 Camaro body in white packages.
Drag racers have had a good problem for the past few years – horsepower, and lots of it. It seems in just a short few years, door slammers have become brutally fast to the point of surpassing the mandated chassis certifications. We contacted chassis builder and SFI committee member Bryan Metz about what exactly the 25.3 cert will entail.
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by Andrew Wolf on June 30, 2010
Drag racers have long favored the straight axle as the best source of traction when the tree goes green. Imagine my surprise after asking Graham Behan, Lingenfelter Performance Engineering’s chief engineer, what they did to the IRS on their ZR1 Vette project to achieve a 1.5-second 60-foot time… and the answer was “Nothing”.