There are 14 cars in Sport Compact Car's project fleet. Fourteen examples of aftermarket automotive glory ranging from the smoothly polished, diaper-wiped, Q-tip-cleaned neurosis of Project 300ZX to the rat's nest of wires, dirt and weld splatter that is Project Rally Beater.
Bullish Motor Racing was a force to behold at the K&N Filters Sport Compact Nationals, held June 15-16 at Maple Grove Raceway just outside of Reading, Pennsylvania. The truth of the matter is the entire Pro class is off the chain. At the 2001 race in Pomona, the Escort Drag Racing 300ZX put the spor
A few issues back we asked for more and more serious reader's rides. Michael LePore Jr. answered our call to arms and his car quickly graduated to full feature status. His exquisite Z-Car represents what a couple snaps and a 37-cent stamp can result in.
When we last left off, we were busy upgrading the suspension and safety equipment of Project Z in anticipation of big power gains. Work is progressing rather slowly on our promised super engine, but don't despair, we aren't slacking off. Actually, we're moving
In our last foray in the adventure of building the poor man's exotic killer, we did some extensive suspension and brake work to prepare the chassis of Project 300ZXTT to make it worthy for the installation of our anticipated 500-hp-to-the-wheels engine. In thi
Because our original plans for a super-exotic brake system were thwarted due to production delays, we did a nice, but slightly less trick brake system to keep the car's stopping ability somewhat in line with its power output
You know how project cars can be, especially ones with goals that are as ambitious as the results we desire from Project 300ZX; stuff has to be made, things fail during testing, other things need to be redesigned. Days stretch out to become weeks, weeks become
In our last installment of Project 300ZX Twin Turbo (September '99), we began detailing our plans for a new engine built to handle 600 to 700 hp. Unfortunately, progress on that engine is running slower than expected (which, ironically enough, is what we have
Few cars have had such a significant impact on the import performance scene as the 1990 Nissan 300 ZX. Overnight, the car went from a soft, mild-mannered boulevardier to a taut, tuned performer from the factory. Its clean, high-tech styling inside and out was cutting-edge at the time, and aged well
On September 28 and 29, NHRA staged the final leg of its inaugural Summit Racing Import Drag Racing Series at the famous Pomona Raceway in Pomona, Calif. The excitement surrounding the finals was phenomenal going into the weekend with all but one of the class championships going down to the wire. Fu