Auto Racing : Cars & Vehicles
A cold air intake is a popular engine upgrade because of its ease of installation, affordable cost and noticeable performance gain. As with all aftermarket engine components, not all cold air intakes are created equal, and not all are street-legal. California law states that for a cold air intake to
Showcars from the 1950s are well preserved reminders of America's past.car show image by itsallgood from Fotolia.comShowcars from the 1950s feature technological advancements and design work that is important to the history of automobile production. Hailing from a bygone era of nights at...
A car woofer box is designed to hold your subwoofer speakers. It is crafted from fiber board (also called MDF board) or a solid hardwood of your choice. The project is of moderate difficulty if you possess basic carpentry skills. But it still requires planning and patience. The most difficult part w
The 1997 Crest Sport Pontoon has several bench seats along the perimeter railing of the boat. The standard seat covers are durable but will become worn after exposure to the sunlight and the elements for extended periods of time. Replacing the seat covers requires new upholstery and can be completed
The Ford Mustang has one of the largest sets of aftermarket parts available for any car model. One of the most requested aftermarket parts is the Mustang hood. A variety of hood types are available for the Mustang (of just about all model years) and knowing how to install a Mustang hood once you dec
Cycling enthusiasts with a small two-seater automobile such as the Honda S2000 probably can't fit their bicycles inside the car, even with the wheels removed. The solution is a trunk- or hitch-mounted bike rack. The Honda's convertible top eliminates the option of a roof-mounted rack.
Classic cars are often judged and awarded prizes at car shows.car show image by itsallgood from Fotolia.comCar shows are a popular event in Michigan. People gather to see rare and expensive cars, and take part in the many events organized at the car shows. There are many to choose from in...
Combining an incredibly small size with a high style and practicality quotient, the Smart Car is an increasingly popular mode of transport in the U.S. Whereas the general population used to turn their noses up at the notion of small cars, the rising cost of fuel and the toll that the economy has tak
A wrecking yard, or auto salvage yard, is a business that collects or purchases wrecked, abandoned or worn out autos and trucks for recycling. The most common method of recycling is to remove the usable parts of the autos and resell them to car owners doing their own repairs, or to mechanics or body
High performance headers can make a difference in your engine.dragster engine image by Robert Young from Fotolia.comThe basic premise of engine design is that the easier it is to move air in and out of the engine, the more efficiently the engine operates. Because of this, anything that...
If you're going to go racing, you'll need a way to get your car to and from the track. Although starting with a good long utility trailer is a way to build a trailer to haul a race car, you'll need to do a few things to make it ready to get to the race and bring everything necessary to ensure victor
Headers have been around as long as hot rods have been modified. As a cost-effective way to boost horsepower and torque and increase fuel efficiency, headers are hard to beat. The advent of new materials, and new coating types, has led to a large selection of header configurations for many vehicles.
Holley carburetors are frequently installed on muscle car engines and can be easily adjusted to increase gas mileage, to smooth the vehicle's idle and to improve the vehicle's acceleration, in addition to optimizing responsiveness. The most common adjustments made to a Holley carb involve the compon
A car alarm can discourage a thief from stealing a car--but so can a fake car alarm, if the thief thinks it is real. More often than not, the flashing light indicative of a car alarm moves a thief on to a car without an alarm. A fake car alarm is simply a flashing light that looks like a real car al
The Honda VFR700 was a street bike made in the 1980s to compete against the Kawasaki Ninja. This bike's 700 cc engine displacement was smaller than some of the highest end of the so-called "crotch rocket" spectrum, but this kept the bike accessible to first-time owners of street bikes. The VFR, like
Transporting a vehicle on a trailer is ideal for making a move when you need to drive another vehicle to transport the contents of your home. It allows for the transfer of all of your property at once and reduces the need to drive multiple vehicles from one location to another, especially in the cas
Exhaust headers on cars and motorcycles produce a lot of heat. Wrapping the header can increase the heat inside the pipe, increasing the amount of exhaust scavenging. However, the improvement in performance isn't all that great, so the usual reason that you wrap your pipes is for looks. It's not dif
Making a Honda Civic faster is equivalent to making the engine of a Civic run more efficiently, which thereby improves performance. Two of the most important elements of improving the performance of your Civic is improving the air intake of the engine and the ability of the engine to expel exhaust
The fender flares on your 2000 Jeep Wrangler are replaceable should damage occur to them. The fender flares are made from ABS plastic; and while they are somewhat flexible, they can break or crack given the right circumstances. Replacement flares are available from the Jeep dealership. If you are i
Gauge pods are important to those who modify their cars because it allows them to install gauges that give them the ability to monitor every aspect of their motor, whether it be coolant temperature, oil temperature, boost pressure, A/F ratio, battery voltage, and many other things. Monitoring all th