Remember this little CR-X? It was the first FWD drag car, designed by Bergenholtz Racing, to utilize wheelie bars and changed the game for all future pro FWD dragsters. Recognizing their engineering accomplishments and various NHRA victories, they have now been inducted into the NHRA Hall of Fame where the CR-X will forever be on display in a special diorama made to look like their garage at NHRA Museum in Pomona, CA. "It is a great honor. Being inducted into the museum is legendary. I know my grandchildren and my great grandchildren can go to the NHRA Museum and look at the amazing things their grandfather did in drag racing," said Ron Bergenholtz, Team Manager of Bergenholtz Racing. "The diorama took a fair amount of time to complete. We had just got done with Formula Drift Finals and started right away on preparing the CR-X as well as acquire the necessary props for the display. I can't wait for everyone to see it!" said Ed Bergenholtz pilot of the Bergenholtz Racing CR-X.
Ghetto Spaghetti...Charles Trieu
Do You Remember The Times?
My life revolves around cars. Growing up in the '80s I was fortunate to have seen many ridiculous TV shows. The funny thing was if a show had a cool car in it, it would be a hit. It wasn't just cars though; Street Hawk had a motorcycle, Airwolf and Blue Thunder had a helicopter, even The Fall Guy had some lifted truck for the rednecks.
Top Five '80s TV Cars
5. The A-Team - I actually wanted to buy a GMC Van and shave my head like Bad Ass Baracus. Not sure how but they made the ugliest van ever cool. Let's not forget 'Face' had the white Corvette.
4. Dukes of Hazzard - And you thought Japan started drifting. The dirt drifting Challenger with broken doors was gangsta. Admit it, I know you climbed through a car door when you were a kid.
3. Magnum P.I. - With a Ferrari 308 GTS and a mustache, Tom Selleck won the hearts of women and men alike. Made me grow an epic 'stache too.
2. Miami Vice - When Enzo Ferrari found out that the show was using a fake replica Ferrari Daytona, he donated the then new Testarossa to the show. Can you feel it coming in the air at night? I can.
1. Knight Rider - Don't hassel the Hoff. The show didn't just popularize Member's Only jackets, it also popularized scrolling red LED lights for your car alarm.
100WHP Or Bust!
The guys from Fits-In-Tune threw an all Honda Fit dyno day at Wired Electronics in Linden, NJ. Some Fits made as low as 82whp. Yes, you might think the Fit is a grocery-getter that shouldn't be modified. But these guys take their grocery shopping very seriously. One Fit owner showed up with the HKS turbo kit and another even had a K24 swap, making over 200whp. Next year the crew will be extending the invite to more Fit crews to see who's got the best Fit in tune. Maybe we'll see one this year at our FF Battle. We'll be sure to send it out for groceries at lunchtime.
Ready To Rock
Ford and champion drifter Vaughn Gittin Jr. tag team again to create a limited production Mustang RTR. Coming in February of 2010, the RTR will be suited with a K&N high-flow air filter, Falken FK452 performance tires, Ford Racing damper kit with lowering springs, Baer drilled and slotted rotors, and a special RTR performance exhaust. On the outside, the RTR 'Stang will come with a rear diffuser, front splitter, aluminum rear spoiler, RTR side and rear emblems, as well as a distinctive RTR vinyl scheme. The lip kit comes right off designs from the track and are sure to give the car an aggressive look. Each RTR owner will be part of an exclusive RTR registry and will receive a numbered badge with their new machine. A carbon version of the Mustang dubbed 'RTR-C' is also in the plans. Check out the site for the photos and info of the limited RTR and RTR-C.
Track The Genesis Coupe Yourself
Now available on Forza 3 is a virtualized Hyundai Genesis Coupe that you can take on the track and really beat on. We drove the Genesis on the track and can't wait to drive and modify one in the game. In addition we're told that Hyundai is letting players download the Rhys Millen Racing/Red Bull Hyundai Genesis Coupe, HKS Genesis Coupe and a one of a kind built Genesis Coupe. Rhys and HKS denied us keys to their Genesis so we'll have to get them back by purposely crashing their cars in the game.
Net News ...
Koyo produces all kinds of replacement parts from small bearings to larger items like radiators. Koyorad is strictly their radiator segment, for all OEM and race type radiators. To separate the Koyorad racing radiators from their OEM replacement types, they launched a new site strictly supporting their all aluminum racing radiators and oil coolers.
The name Ohlins is known by every sport bike rider in the world. With the motorcycle world dominated, Ohlins USA is now focusing more on their automotive line, already available in other parts of the world. The new website will be dedicated to their automotive products, while leaving their parent site for the motorcycles.
Just The Tip (Photo Tip That Is)
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Location, Location, Location!
This month's tip might seem like a no-brainer to some of you, but for others it might not be so easy. One of the most common things we see with Reader's Rides photos are very poor locations, typically a driveway or street curb. Try to think outside of the box a little but not too obscure. An easy way to tell if your location sucks is to decide how boring the picture would be if the car wasn't in it. If the spot is so dull you wouldn't bother taking a picture of it by itself it has no business being the backdrop for you car.
When choosing a location it's generally a good idea to pick something without too many distractions in the background, like trees or lightposts. You should try to avoid cluttered areas like parking lots, strip malls and other busy places. Good candidates usually include a desolate area with little man made obstructions, larger plain colored buildings like warehouses or loading docks or even a back road or alley in a pinch can work well.
Once you have a location picked out be careful of car placement, you don't want the car blending into the background too much and you also don't want it to be overly separated. Also make sure that there aren't any random objects reflecting off the car or protruding out from behind it. Follow these basic guidelines and you'll be amazed at how much better your images start to look.Sincerely,