The third article in the Building Blocks Series explains wheels, tires, suspension and steering systems on a basic level.
Like baseball, apple pie and Chuck Norris, drag racing is an American institution. Despite being inherently one-dimensional, it is perhaps the purest form of motorsport, offering nothing more than an outright measure of a car's acceleration and top speed. Whether on a two-lane back road or a pro track, bragging rights are won and egos built on drag racing. In this first installation, we'll explain the basics of drag racing and focus on optimizing your experience as a spectator.
Event recap from the KBPI Rock 'n' Roll Car Show held at Bandimere Speedway in Denver, Colorado on August 26th, 2012. Includes the top 20 victors from the Revvolution.com / KBPI Rock 'n' Roll Show-Down!
Automotive lingo is filled with a myriad of abbreviations and acronyms; some are commonly known, others are more obscure and many don’t make sense. In this article, we will discuss basic terms concerning engine and drivetrain layouts - where is the engine located and which wheels are driven?
The second article in the Building Blocks Series focuses on the basics of the transmission and driveline, explaining how the engine's output is converted into motion.