“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

2010 Volvo XC70

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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Project Miata Update

  Finally got a chance to do some street tuning of the Miata with my dad behind the wheel and me in the passenger seat focused on the laptop computer. We started off slow just in the neighborhood and as we gained more confidence we ventured further away. Filled up with fresh 93 octane fuel. Did some auto tuning and tried to hit as many throttle position / rpm bins as we could, riding the brake to simulate loads when necessary.     Coolant temps were stable around 200F the whole time, with brief spikes to 215F immediately after a […]

Project Miata Update

I spent all day Saturday stripping a wiring harness from a junkyard Honda Pilot to get some quality OEM wire and then running a new TPS ground wire from my sensor to my ECU analog sensor ground. I didn’t want to drill any new holes in my firewall and there wasn’t enough room to run it through the same hole as my vacuum reference hose. So I did what many others have done and just poked a tiny hole in the large rubber boot that seals the hole where the vast majority of OEM wires pass through the firewall to […]

New Door Panels

Check out my new “Forever Door Panels” by Primer 3d aka vortexblue aka Chris. He’s a super cool old school air-cooled VW dude who used to work for Sector 111 building incredible Ariel Atoms and BAC Monos. Now he has his own business offering prototyping, 3d scanning, 3d printing and computer modeling services. He’s also doing these laser cut ABS plastic “Forever” door panels, which you can get from Goodwin Racing or at his stores on eBay and Etsy. The nice thing about them is they’ll never warp like the OEM hard board. I always like to upgrade when given the opportunity, […]

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