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Advantages and Disadvantages of a Rotary Engine

Gear and Tech : January 29, 2009

What the hell is a Rotary Motor? What’s all this about rotors and NO PISTONS!?! Blasphemy! Jokes aside, the rotary gets a lot of flack but there’s actually many advantages to this type of engine. While you make think that’s “rotarted”, read on to learn more.

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Running on Fumes: Grassroots.

Editorial : December 19, 2008

This is to you true grassroots guys (and gals). This is to those of you who scrounge up every last dollar and cent just to go visit the racetrack every month. This is to the autocrossers, roadcoursers, drifters, dragracers and rallycrossers. To those who value ducttape and zipties more than anything. To those of you […]

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The New Subaru/Toyota Coupe – The AE86 Rebirth?

News : December 8, 2008

A new AE86? I know I’m interested. There hasn’t been a fun, cheap RWD sportscar in recent years, and I think Toyota/Subaru knows exactly what we need. A joint product between the two companies, the new Rear Wheel Drive coupe is sure to strike home with tuners. With a 2.0 liter Naturally Aspirated boxer motor […]

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What is Gymkhana?

Editorial | Gear and Tech : November 13, 2008

Gymkhana For those wondering, Gymkhana is basically a mixture of autocross and drifting, with other additional skillful maneuvers thrown in as well. Cones represent obstacles to navigate through. The “obstacles” involve many highly difficult driving maneuvers such as 360 spins, parking boxes, and figure eights…in other words my daily commute. For those of you talking […]

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