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Archive for the 'Design' Category

Half a track day

Thursday, April 8th, 2010

March 20th 2010 marked the 58th running of the Sebring 12 hour race, for me it was only the 7th time at the event. For a half day of racing, it has a gruesome reputation as being the event that really tests whether or not you have a “race car”, or “project”. For the Risi [...]

Last weeks carrion…..

Monday, March 15th, 2010

Last week – March 8 – 12, I enjoyed what is best described as pure good luck. Although I could make an effort to deceive and pretend that it was a solution derived from hard work and investigation, that would not be true. The result of a simple mis-strike on the keyboard delivered me with a [...]

Career Guidance – Formula SAE

Sunday, January 17th, 2010

In April of 2009 when Tracey and I were on a brief visit to Australia, I had the opportunity to visit the ECU Motorsports workshops at Joondalup and talk with half a dozen of the ECU, Formula SAE team who were completing the 3rd year of the ECU Bachelor of Technology (Motorsports) course that uses the FSAE [...]

WEVO Shifter “from the Dreamtunnel”

Monday, January 11th, 2010

Last post I covered some very, very early “research” into shifter design. Preceding that in the early 70′s was a very funky double lever, one wheel brake for my hill trolley as an 8 year old……..but that’s another story. This time we are covering some more recent history and forthcoming shifter product developments. In 1999 Windrush purchased [...]

WEVO Shifter “Barn Finds”

Monday, January 4th, 2010

Some times it’s not a matter of where you are heading, but rather – where have you come from?…. Today I had a chance to uncover some relics that long pre-date the first products I ever designed for Porsche’s, but it is air-cooled and it is mostly hand made. In the very best of “competition engineering” [...]

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