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February 19, 2007

VRPerformance 90 Min Enduro Kart Race

The 2nd Annual VRPerformance 90 Minute Endurance Kart Race is in the history books. The turn out was better than expected with 12 teams of 3 or 4 drivers. While the experience level ran from expert to complete newbie, the top 5 spots were highly contested, with the final three swapping positions throughout the race.

After the race everyone was invited over to the workshop for some bench racing along with the free food and drink. Thanks to the overwhelmingly positive response, we're considering making this a quarterly event-- stay tuned.

Also, we'd like to thank Kart2Kart (www.kart2kart.com) for helping us put on this great event-- with special thanks to Jeff.


Some first corner action.


Since this was an endurance race driver changes were part of the strategy.


Outside looking in, co-drivers and spectators watch the action from the lounge.


Final Lap.


The winning drivers and teams: 3rd) Baby Racing, 2nd) Team German and 1st) Team Pak

February 12, 2007

the Making of an Engine Block

Okay, we're suckers for technology, especially when it comes to making cars. Here's a cool video showing how an engine block is made starting from sand casting moulds to finished hunk of aluminum.