first time out racing the diesel rabbit, 2 days after buying it, on one hour of sleep after spending 36hrs straight preparing it for this race. It was a high-adrenaline environment, and I was wearing steel toe boots!
Managed to beat an integra, a talon AWD turbo, a lotus elise turbo, a bigblock corvette and a rotary powered mg before getting eliminated. what fun!
RUN AWAY Detroit Diesel! 453-T
DD 453-T runs away! rack gets stuck on valve cover. almost lost some fingers too, it was all i could find. F'ed up new turbo compressor wheel, was only damage thankfully!
Corvette Crashes During An AutoCross Event
This is the first time we've ever witnessed an accident at a speed ventures autocross. It was a pretty fast track and it was his first time up since his last break so the tires were pretty cold & so was the track. Unfortunately the driver never touched his brakes after he lost control. The driver was shaken up quite a bit, but he walked away.
Speed Ventures AutoCross 11/19/11
1981 VW Rabbit Pickup (Caddy) Turbo Diesel Engine Swap 4
1981 Volkswagen Rabbit Pickup (caddy) Engine Swap. Pulled out the naturally aspirated 1.6 diesel and put in a turbocharged 1.6 out of Germany from qualitygermanautoparts.com. Just had new straight pipe Exhaust installed. Ask me anything if you have any questions or need troubleshooting advice. Thanks!
Diesel Drag Trucks Drag Racing
Diesel Drag Racing Trucks at Bandimere Test n Tune Night at Bandimere Speedway in Morrison CO at 5800 feet above sea level. Some Cummins Rams, Duramax and one or two Powerstroke.
Fast 82 VW Rabbit Pickup Turbo Deisel
This is the rabbit I currently have on listed on eBay. Engine custom built by us here at TJ customs performance shop. The turbo is a custom built GARRETT ball bearing that I had built to my specs.
VW Rabbit Turbo Diesel Autocross 6
My friend out on another run. Getting faster! You can see my number (81) on it this time as I broke my own car. Thanks for letting me finish the day in your car, bud!
Check out my other vids to see me get this car up on two wheels!
SCAT Autocross 07-12-09
The Fiat 850 Sedan breaks-in the new suspension at the SCAT Autocross @ Qualcomm Stadium. The engine had other ideas about how the car would finish - 2nd in class.
Autocross Louisville Kentucky
Here's a little autocross montage I shot on September 27, 2009. This was the first time I had ever seen autocrossing before. I was able to get a ride in the last black corvette shown in the video. It didn't take me very long after the ride started to realize why we needed to wear helmets(your head gets banged around the interior a lot).
This was a really fun day and I had a great time.
Enjoy the video!
Camera: Panasonic GH1
Lenses: Stock Panasonic 14-140mm, Olympus OM 300mm 4.5
Tripod: Manfrotto 028B legs with 501 head
File Transcoder: Cineform Neo Scene
Editing: Adobe Premiere Pro CS3 and After Effects
0-60 1983 VW Rabbit Diesel Automatic
This is a video of me doing 0-60 in my old 1983 diesel rabbit with an automatic, wasn't too bad considering it was a 1.6l with 50hp going through a 3 speed auto.
RARE 1983 vw rabbit gl factory turbo diesel
this car has all service records since new. the original owner (multiple business owner) spent thousands on service/maintenance my hat off to him. things i did as part of maintenace valve adjustment, new belts, including timing belt and tensioner, water pump, clutch cable, 2 tie rod assembly , 2 f a g front wheel bearings , 2 rear wheel bearing kits , 2 meyle ball joints , 2 new wheel hubs 2 control arms , 2 cv/trans seal kits , 2 rear struts assembly, meyle expansion tank, thermostat, oil baffle in valve cover, ac recharged with freeze 12, 4 new fuel injectors, trans flush, car has a/c, p/b, p/s, 5spd just been buffed seats and carpet shampooed and is ready for dubs on the boards and h2o international car shows. car has 200000 miles on it. comes with original window sticker, original vw dealer brochure for 83 turbo diesel rabbit. this car lived in georgia it's whole life (no road salt). this factory turbo rabbit is rare but in this original rust free condition makes it even more rare. car is a 1st place show winner. (vw show on boardwalk in wildwood nj. 1st place 09' 10') thanks for looking. p.s.car can be seen on vw vortex.com under diesel classifieds.