Friday, October 28, 2011

Driftober and Driftember?

Phil tried out his new contour on a stick method at Turner Field #2 and he made this short teaser. Needless to say we are excite!!

Drift promo from racefriv on Vimeo.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Project: Scrap Metal..Update!

So project scrap metal is starting to take shape and I figured I'd share some of the progress it's made as it may explain why Ive been selling/buying so many S13 parts lately. Basically this all started when I got bored due to not working on anything, with the Corolla being mostly done and on drift duty I had nothing to wrench on. All my friends recently went out an bought S2000's and I wanted a vert too but couldn't bring my self to sell the suby and get one.  I was determined to get a vert and one day I found this. At first I thought it was going to be a big horse power build but I quickly changed my mind to a cheap, simple and fun build. Something I can drive everyday, enjoy being topless :) and drift it on occasions. So here's where were at. Hit read more for the full story.

(Yes its still looking like scrap metal)

Petit LeMans: Race Snaps.

As you know we stayed for the weekend at Petit LeMans at Road Atlanta last month. Russ went out and shot a few photos for the people here at racefriv. Most of the night stuff didnt come out to well but heres what did. So hold on to your seat for some raceporn from Road Atlanta.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Technical Corner - Engine Pron

Phil "James May" Ball here with the first of what may become a series of interesting yet frivolous articles.

Fact: The vast Majority of people reading this blog are gearheads.  We at racefriv are too, and if you're like us you probably get a small chuckle when you see craigslist ads for cars confusing an I6 and a V6. Mentioning a Wankel engine to a non-car plebian is usually good for a giggle too.  Even gearheads have limits though and many are unaware of some really cool engine designs that history has left behind.  Some were successful, some were not, some just made awesome sounds or looked nice.  So here, for the dedicated gearhead is a small collection of my favorite engines.  If the extreme James May content in this post disturbs you, try to stay calm.  I was born British, my Father was in the RAF and I'm an engine design engineer during the daytime, this stuff excites me way more than it should.  Also - Mustache.

Tally-ho chaps, fancy a quick fight to the death in the sky before Sundays Cricket match?

Friday, October 14, 2011


Unobtainium (aka Unobtanium) : In engineeringfiction, and thought experiments, unobtainium  is any extremely rare, costly, or impossible material.
        Some times you come across something so rare, so unbelievable, something so awesome that you have to have it, and nothing can stop you. This is what happened to our friend Kevin, and once you take a look inside you'll understand why he would travel across a continent for it. (if you don't already understand by the picture below)

Video and more pics below!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Petit Le Mans: The Experience.

So Russel, Jon, and I both took a lot of pics at Petit so we decided to split it for two post one being the "experience" post the other filled with all the race porn you could ever hope for. I wanted to do the experience post because there is a lot more to Petit that sitting around taking pictures of cars, which is what everybody normal sees. So I decided to dive a little deeper into Le Mans and show what it really means to go to a race and stay for 3 days.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

A home-made Focus Truck - Fruck? And a car with a new arse.

Phil here, I got me some pictures to post of some neat custom rides. At some point Ish and Russ will probably post some pictures from Petit Le Mans.  I would have gone but I need to spend less money.  I just made a large purchase (that's another post for another day).  While they were heading to Braselton riding along the highway listening to REM "everybody hurts" crying and wishing the band would get back together they saw this fine creation:

click read more - go on - you know you want to see more of this.