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The mark of the Speed – Pb

Yesterday afternoon a small band of speed geeks descended upon Seattle’s Slave to the Needle to witness the assimilation of Brent Picasso into a storied and elite group of racing drivers.  This band of drivers all bare the mark of the truly Nerdcore. Brent proved to be a stoic tattoo recipient unlike his simian teammates […]

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Busted Chuckles

I have been involved in years worth of weekend automotive build, re-build, repair and part fabrication. Last weekend was my third session with the, now, Autosport Lab Rats turbo Miata. I have come to expect the unexpected obstacles in the way of time and energy efficient completion of a car project. Since I clearly create […]

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Team Benetton barfed on our race car!

Our first bit of work on the Miata before deciding to enter it in ChumpCar was to do a quick sanity check- perform a  brief mechanical inspection, and try to replace the door that was crushed up against the roll cage, lovingly received from a talent-starved competitor at LeMons Thunderhill 2008.  Our friend Vadim joined […]

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Chump Car world series!

We’re sure we’ll look back thinking- why o why did we do this?!  But humans aren’t typically good at learning from other’s mistakes- and we’re sure as hell no exception! So we are entering a wheezy, beat up Mazda Miata with a cobbled together turbo kit into the inaugural ChumpCar World Series- an endurance event […]

I Like Cheese! And Technology.. and Race Cars.. Fast Women.. ARM processors.. and Mojitos…

Woo! I got first post!  Wait- it’s my blog. Oh… right. So, here’s the inaugural post of the Autosport Labs Blog. While most would assume it will be some sour mechanism for broadcasting what technology we’re designing, when we’re making it available, what features it has, why it’s so cool, blah,blah blah- the reality is […]