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Budget DIY Corner Weight Scales

Home-Made Corner Weight Scales Many years ago I went to TAFE with a friend of mine who we all knew as “Dangerous Dave”. I struggled in my Statics subjects, whereas Dave was a gun at it. He quickly worked out not only how to solve the problems in class, but how to apply the methods…

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Designing a Race Car with Open Source Tools

David Chinner is a genius. I first met David many years ago when I used to rally and do club level stuff with his brother Andrew. Both brothers are genuine and down-to-earth guys, which, when talking about geniuses, is pretty rare. David is easy to talk to even though he is an enormous brain with…

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Race Magazine’s Video Project – Episode 1

Here it is! It’s taken forever, and about 20 versions due to my poor understanding of the editing software. It is aimed at people that are interested in getting involved in motor sport and think it’s too hard or expensive, or people that should be interested!  Forward it on to friends and family that should…

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The Supercar From Caloundra Giocattolo Event

So today I’m currently visiting Jason Overland’s Giocattolo event. Of the 15 original cars, one was destroyed at Eastern Creek claiming the life of it’s owner and driver and another is unaccounted for. So it is already a very rare car. Jason has managed to assemble nine of them in one place! The Giocattolo was…

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Touring Car Masters crash at Winton

Possibly irreplaceable classic racing cars destroyed at Winton Raceway today. Race leader Jason Gomersoll spun unassisted and was hit by a number of other cars. The pile-up that followed took out most of the front runners and has apparently destroyed some cars and, according to Facebook chatter, injured a few drivers including Bernie Stack and…

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AASA Statement to all Motor Racing Officials, Staff & Competitors

AASA released a statement today to reassure competitors and officials of the ability of the governing body to adequately support participants, presumably in response to the recent open letter to officials from CAMS. (This post updated 12:30pm 10/03/17) Source: https://aasa.com.au/news/ AASA says: 10th March 2017 We get it. The Australian Auto-Sport Alliance (AASA) isn’t the…

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William Toet on Formula 1 Design, Performance and Aerodynamics

William Toet is the former Head of Aerodynamics for the Sauber F1 Team, and is one of very few F1 engineers that has been willing to impart with his vast wealth of knowledge.  He is an engaging speaker and covers a fascinating array of motor sport topics. Here he speaks about the design, performance and aerodynamics…

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Cams Fines Competitor for Competing

CAMS has handed a $5k suspended fine to a competitor for competing in an AASA Formula Ford event at Winton on 24 September, 2016.  The competitor, Paul Zsidy, is a CAMS state council member and by competing in the non-CAMS sanctioned event he breached the CAMS constitution. CAMS released a statement last week that stated:…

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Air Ducts with William Toet – A Down to Earth Explanation

I have been following William’s posts for a while now as they are amazingly insightful and deeply technical. Here is his fantastically easy to read explanation of duct design, and the magic number you need to aim for when working out expansion angles. William explains; “Ducts are there to capture air from, ideally, a clean,…

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