Project Grandma

Grandma Goes 10.59 All-Motor in Shakedown Runs

Grandma Goes 10.59 All-Motor in Shakedown Runs

After more than a year of construction, Project Grandma was finally ready for her shakedown runs! With the car strapped down on the trailer, we made the trip up to Fontana, CA for the 2009 LA Invasion Car Show and Drag Racing.

Inside Spaghetti Menders Wiring Systems & Technology

Inside Spaghetti Menders Wiring Systems & Technology

Wiring is usually the last thing an enthusiast thinks about when building a new race car. And - it usually shows. Bundles of unlabeled wires, shorts, difficulty starting, and electrical gremlins usually show up when the car debuts, or soon after.

Day 19: Adding Simpson Belts and Parachute

Day 19: Adding Simpson Belts and Parachute

For our Project Grandma, we needed to add a nice set of restraints and a parachute to make sure our driver - and our car - make it back to the pits in one piece. We sourced famous safety-supplier Simpson to supply some of the safety gear for our car.

Building Big Tube Headers with Lemons

Building Big Tube Headers with Lemons

You sit in the stands, anxiously awaiting the arrival of the next pair of performance monsters to line up at the tree. Burnt rubber and high octane racing fuel permeate the air at the drag strip, as the two cars produce billowing clouds of white smoke that only seconds before …

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