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How to rebuild a steering rack | Austin-Healey Bugeye Sprite project | Video
Posted by Chris Tropea on June 3, 2021, 8:04 a.m. https://www.youtube.com/embed/UthP7xOa1Ro

Rebuilding a steering rack is simpler than you might realize. Essentially, all you are really doing is dissembling, cleaning, greasing and then reassembling said rack. Sounds simple enough, right?

And, although this video is specifically about rebuilding the steering rack in our 1960 Austin-Healey Bugeye Sprite, this information is applicable to virtually any car equipped with rack-and-pinion steering. Presented by CRC Industries.

How to Restore a Car, Part 4: Rebuilding Brake Calipers | Austin-Healey Bugeye Sprite Project | Video
Posted by Chris Tropea on May 19, 2021, 8:10 a.m. https://www.youtube.com/embed/ULnBjRXnAiU

After disassembling, media blasting and properly organizing our 1960 Austin-Healey Bugeye Sprite, we could tackle one of our first big projects: converting the Sprite from drum brakes to discs.

Before we do that, however, we need to rebuild some old brake calipers. Presented by CRC Industries.

Microcars: Go Small or Go Home | Video
Posted by David S. Wallens on May 18, 2021, 8:01 a.m. https://www.youtube.com/embed/ISfsXlQ8nUU

Can small cars yield big fun? Yup. Let’s check out Patty Schwarze’s collection: Fiat Multipla, Messerschmitt KR200 Sport, Goggomobil TS Coupe, BMW 700, BMW Isetta 600 Limo, Citroën 2CV, Heinkel Kabine, Nissan Figaro and more. Presented by CRC Industries.

Le Mans 1955: The Animated Short Film About One of the Darkest Days in Motorsports History | Video
Posted by Colin Wood on May 13, 2021, 8:09 a.m. https://www.youtube.com/embed/22I7yJiOu0s

1955 would go down in history as one of the deadliest runnings of the 24 Hours of Le Mans in history after the No. 20 Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR, piloted by Pierre Levegh, catapulted over an earthen embankment and into a crowd of spectators.

More than 80 of those spectators were killed, with some 180 more injured in the accident. Levegh died instantly when he was ejected from the car.

This animated short film details the events leading up to the accident, as well as the aftermath–including the race official’s decision to continue the event, as well as Mercedes-Benz’s eventual withdrawal.

The Post-War Beetles Built for the British Army | Video
Posted by Colin Wood on May 10, 2021, 8:12 a.m. https://www.youtube.com/embed/j_QgjifI6Po

Following the end of the Second World War, the Volkswagen factory in Wolfsburg (renamed from "City of the Strength Through Joy Car at Fallersleben") was handed over to the British after it was captured by the American Army.

The story goes that the bombed-out factory was to be dismantled and sent to the United Kingdom, but after it was clear that no one wanted it, the factory stayed put.

Instead, the British reestablished production of the Beetle–then called the Type 1–which not only supplied jobs to the local German population but also much-needed vehicles for the occupying British Army.

This video from 1946 shows some of those first post-war British Army Beetles rolling off the production line and promptly being put through their paces.

Everything You Need To Know About Our Series 1 Lotus Elan | Video
Posted by Chris Tropea on May 7, 2021, 8:19 a.m. https://www.youtube.com/embed/_wao84HG80c

Perhaps you’ve been following along with the Restoration Impossible series, or maybe you are thinking about getting a Lotus Elan of your very own.

At any rate, here is a closer look at our 1964 Lotus Elan, and how we restored it from a broken, neglected car that sat in a Michigan field for nearly 40 years to a concours showfield competitor. Presented by CRC Industries.

An Hour of Detailing Secrets From Pro Tim McNair | Video
Posted by Colin Wood on May 6, 2021, 9:49 a.m. https://www.youtube.com/embed/HLq6TCKclJI

Whether you are looking for a way to clean off bug guts before a cars and coffee or need to prep an icon for the concours showfield, Tim McNair, owner of Gran Prix Concours, has at least a few detailing secrets to share.

Here’s what he had to say during a live show hosted by Vu over at the Porsche Club of America. What are some of your detailing secrets?

Video: How to Get Better Lighting for Your Shop
Posted by Chris Tropea on April 8, 2021, 8:03 a.m. https://www.youtube.com/embed/lNwqPxWiZXU

Shop lighting has come a long way since the advent of the incandescent bulb. LED lights are cheaper, lighter and less likely to break when being used (or misused).

Here's how we illuminate the Classic Motorsports workshop when we work on projects like our 1962 Elva Mk VI or 1960 Austin-Healey Sprite. How about you? What's your favorite lighting to use in your shop?

Using the Original Plans to Build an Accurate Watkins Glen Slot Car Track | Video
Posted by Colin Wood on April 7, 2021, 8 a.m. https://www.youtube.com/embed/XS4vFdQY76c

There’s building a slot car track that resembles an iconic race course, but then there's constructing a slot car track of Watkins Glen using the actual plans.

Ever built your own scale race track—slot car or otherwise—or participated in a slot car race?

Video: Would You Rather Have a Mk1 Rabbit GTI or BMW E30 318is?
Posted by Chris Tropea on March 30, 2021, 3:24 p.m. https://www.youtube.com/embed/ozZNUMhC21g

Both were icons from the late '80s and early '90s, and both were built as inexpensive ways to go fast. But between the Volkswagen Rabbit GTI Mk1 and the BMW E30 318is, which one should you choose to put in your garage?

To find out, we pitted our modified 1991 BMW 318is and Callaway-turbocharged 1984 Volkswagen Rabbit GTI against each other to see how they stack up today. Presented by CRC Industries.

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