“To add speed, add lightness.”

This saying is often attributed to Colin Chapman, founder of Lotus Cars and racing Team Lotus. In essence, it is the passionate pursuit of speed and performance through economy of materials, creative design and ingenuity. Adding lightness is a captivating paradox, the seemingly contradictory ability to add something by taking away. What drives you?

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2016 Volvo XC90

2016 Volvo XC90

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2010 Volvo XC70

1991 Mazda Miata

1991 Mazda Miata

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2000 Aprilia RS50

2000 Aprilia RS50

1972 Honda CB350

1972 Honda CB350

1969 Honda CB350

1969 Honda CB350

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V8 Roadsters Pro Series Subframe and Billet Control Arms

Introducing the new Pro Series front subframe and billet aluminum X-lite series control arms from V8 Roadsters for the NA and NB Miata. This subframe kit is popular for engine swaps and custom turbo kit because it is strong, lightweight, easily customized for different motor mounts (fitting everything from GM LSx V8 to Mazda 13B) and provides increased room for routing turbo intercooler and exhaust pipes. The CNC machined alloy control arms are stronger and lighter than original. Upper control arms have integrated outer ball joint that allows for custom pins to adjust roll centers. Alignment is via 5/8″ heim […]

RMU Moto

What would happen if a real GP bike showed up to the local kart track?

It seems at times that I like to follow the path of most resistance. I know a stock Honda XR100 or Kayo MR125 likely offers the best bang for the buck in NJMGP racing. But I just can’t get over how cool tricked out grand prix prototype race bikes are. I love MotoGP and I follow with great interest what’s going on with Freetech 50cc racing over in Europe and sometimes I think I’d like to play along even if it means I’m spending way too much money and getting my ass handed to me by smaller, lighter, faster riders […]

Volvo Steering Wheel Decor Panel

Silk metal steering wheel decor installed

One thing that bothered me about my new XC70 was the peeling steering wheel trim staring me right in the face each time I drove the car.  So the first order of business was to purchase a new steering wheel decor trim piece (p/n 31390457) from Tasca Parts.  The Charcoal color item is no longer available but I was happy to update to Silk Metal trim.  It matches the radio and ignition slot trim well.  I followed the installation instructions from the Volvo Accessories website. OEMplus upgrades help freshen up the interior.  No more peeling steering wheel trim! Volvo DiCE […]

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