Race Car Articles and Reviews

Race Car Articles and Reviews

Book Review: The Race Car Chassis

Aspiring designers will find Forbes Aird’s book on chassis design to be a good introduction to the fundamental purposes, structures and materials of race car (or road car) chassis. What the book might lack in formulas and design calculations, it…
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Book Review: Competition Car Suspension

Competition Car Suspension is a practical look at suspension history, types, theory and design. It provides enough discussion of each of these areas to leave the reader with a comprehensive view of the types, components and characteristics of suspensions. Read…
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Book Review: Race And Rally Car Source Book

The Race and Rally Car Source Book provides useful tips and advice for race car designers, especially those designing small scratch-built spaceframe cars. It offers one of the most unique collections of information available. Written by Allan Staniforth, the book…
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Book Review: Chassis Engineering

Chassis Engineering teaches the fundamentals of how race cars handle and the key considerations of their design and construction. It offers a great foundation for anyone getting started in race car design because it gives a big picture view of…
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New Race Car Type: Cyclekart

There is no other race car type that we’ve seen in a long time that piques the imagination more or fits the budget better than the Cyclekart.   Originally designed and built by Michael and Peter Stevenson around the early…
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Book Review: Build Your Own Sports Car For As Little As £250

Whether you are designing a race car from scratch, looking to build from plans or simply trying to understand what it takes to build your own race car, Ron Champion’s book is a wonderful resource to have. While the book…
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Book Review: Race Car Aerodynamics

Joseph Katz’s book on race car aerodynamics offers a complete guide for amateur race car designers. From theory to practical applications, the book includes numerous illustrations, graphs, charts and formulas that help the reader understand nearly every aspect of race car…
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Formula One: The Slow Decline

Back in June, when Formula One’s long-time and very successful promoter Bernie Ecclestone was widely reported to have said “Formula One is crap”, air raid sirens should have been blaring. When is the last time a store owner told you…
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10 Great Gifts to Inspire Your Kids About Race Cars and Design

We take a look at 10 great gifts (plus a few more!) that you can give your kids to help them get excited about race car design and building. Tailored to kids between the ages of 4 and 16, there are some fantastic books and products that will peak their interest in engineering, give them hands-on experience, and encourage their creative side.

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