Starting the Integra rally car for the first time since last August. New motor, new suspension, new wiring and a new plan. Twice as good, half the power, twice the fun. There is still more to do, but with plenty of time before the next rally and the car already running, we're the most ahead of the game in years.
Track is White Picket Fences by Airtone from CCMixter.
Wagon Attack 2
A short film about a rusty Honda Civic Wagon and a dude that loves deals.
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Wagon Motor Replacement
The Wagon Motor explodes while picking up babies from daycare, complete
with rod bits in the oil pan. Luke begins work on swapping a new motor into
the wagon. Will the wagon live again? Will Wagon Attack III ever happen?
Alex Kelsey's Rally Car
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Twenty-one-year-old Alex Kelsey is about to become the talk of world
motorsport after building his own rally car in his family's Coromandel
Kelsey's rally car can go from zero to 200km/h in seven seconds - faster than any supercar on earth.
Kelsey spent 18 months designing and building his dream rally car.
"It needed to look good, it needed to sound good, and it needed to be easy
to work on and cheap to maintain. We've met those criteria," he says.
The Peugeot-style body was chosen because Kelsey liked the shape, and the
V6 engine is from a Renault race car because he liked the noise it made.
The suspension, the carbon fibre and the badge are all Kelsey's work. The
MC2 (Mad Creation 2) is all road legal.
It is quite an achievement for a kid who barely scraped through NCEA level
"[I was] absolutely useless at school, hopeless at writing and stuff like
that," he says.
The school stuff was difficult because Kelsey is dyslexic - but his life
was changed by the story of Kiwi motorcycle designer John Britten, who is
Like Britten, Kelsey's approach can be unconventional - just take the
bulletproof wheel liners.
"Kevlar wears out all the time but it's got unbelievable strength with
stopping bullets and things. Then you've got mud flaps, which never wear
out. So I've joined the two together and made Kevlar-reinforced rubber."
This is not the first automotive Frankenstein to come out of the Coromandel
barn. Kelsey drove his modified Subaru to victory on debut and he remains
the youngest driver to have won a round of the National Rally Championship.
Not content with stage victories, he now wants to win hearts.
"If people can't get excited about going and watching that, then I'll give
up. That's the best I can do, the most exciting car I can build," he says.
He will find out in three weeks when the MC2 makes its debut at Rally
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Honda Civic Rally Car
This is the honda civic rally car. shot at the coffs harbour rally in
How To Get Started Rallying Your Car -- AFTER/DRIVE
You've watched a million rally videos. Now, learn how to start storming the
woods. Team O'Neil's Wyatt Knox and Broken Motorsports' Bill Petrow get you
started, even if you have no experience.
How To Get Your Car Ready To Rally -- AFTER/DRIVE
You've decided to make the leap from sliding around fire roads to competing
in your first stage rally. What do you need to do to your car to make it
stage-ready? Watch and find out.
With Bill Petrow, owner of Broken Motorsports
Watch "How To Get Started Rallying Your Car" on AFTER/DRIVE
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Targa Newfoundland 2009 - Car 115 acura integra - Flatrock prologue stage
This is the prologue stage for Targa Newfoundland 2009. It takes place in
a small community called Flatrock not far outside of st. John's. The
prologue served as a means for qualifying for Targa. It would determine
the running order for the next day. We are car 115, a 1995 Acura Integra
turbo. See more info about Targa
Newfoundland on their web site www.targanewfoundland.com
Spring Update - Transmission Rebuild
We tear apart the motor we smoked at Lake Superior Rally, and begin
rebuilding our new close ratio gearbox from M-Factory. Fitz the crazy
Jamaican helps out and talks funny.