04/06/12 11:00PM Car Shows, Del Mar, Events, GoodGuys, Vehicle Weights Database

News from Ridetech

GoodGuys Del Mar

Post Show Report
It was an eventful weekend out at the GoodGuys Del Mar show.  Over 100 cars were weighed at the Ridetech suspension analysis booth and hundreds of customers talked to our on-hand tech advisors.  But the loudest happenings were over at the autocross...

Mary Pozzi, equipped with RideTech Triple Adjustable CoilOvers, took first place in the street machine class and several other customers ranked towards the top of the Streetrod and Truck classes.  Since Mary won the street machine class she moves on to the Pro class, where Ridetech’s Bret Voelkel is currently in the lead.  Even though the weather threatened at moments, several cars were in attendance both at the autocross and the show in general; Including Rob McGregor's new C10 truck with Ridetech TA CoilOvers installed.

Overall the mood at the show was positive and many are excited to go back next year.  But until then you can review dozens of exclusive photos and autocross times online at ridetech.com.



Mary Pozzi's 1973 Camaro ripping it up on the autocross


Rob McGregor's new C10 at the show, sporting RideTech Triple Adjustable CoilOvers


2012 Vehicle Weights
Datebase updated

So far this year, we’ve weighed and performed ride quality analysis for over 250 cars at GoodGuys shows across the US!   And now that we're back at HQ, we have had time to upload all the vehicle weights from the most recent events online [Click Here].  So check them out!  We’ve encountered everything from a 1956 VW Beetle that weighed 1,200 lbs to a 1972 Steyer-Puch Pinzgauer (army truck) that weighed 5,200 lbs.

Battle at the Banks

Ridetech Sponsored Event
If you live in the midwest then you might want to check out the Battle of the Banks event happening early this May.  Ridetech will be a sponsor and participant at the event and we recommend anyone looking for a fast track to come out and thrash on their car.  The fastest car at the event will win $1,000 in cash! 

At the show, we are going to be showing off the new 1933 Ford we've been building all this spring.  The event should prove as a great testing ground for the car.  Also appearing at the Battle of the Banks is the 48 Hour Camaro with a new 417 Lingenfelter engine that should promise some nice horsepower.

The event will take place at the Salem Speedway in Indiana on May 5th.  Rules, regulations, and signup forms are available at: http://calekernhotrods.com/batb/register.php


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33 Ford Update

More progress on the Ridetech 1933 Ford. With plans to fire the car later this month and to race it on May 5th at the Salem Speedway, the build team is working frantically to finish the project.  Every other day we are throwing up new pictures from the build online: http://www.ridetech.com/33ford/.  So stay tuned.

Part List
Engine - 427 cu in small block Ford with a Dart aluminum block and Brodix Neal heads built by Sunset Racecraft in Lubbock, Tx. MSD ignition, Holley Dominator EFI, custom stainless headers, Earls oil cooler, Mezeire electric water pump Approx. 630 hp and 600lb/ft torque
Trans - Rankin magnesium case clutchless 4 speed from the old Jasper Engines NASCAR program
Clutch - Tilton 5.5" triple disc carbon fiber, Magesium bellhousing, 8 lb steel flywheel
Rearend - Winters quickchange
Brakes - Baer 13" rotors with 6p calipers
Wheels - Speedlines 18x13 and 18x11
Tires - BFG KDW 295-35/18 and 335-30/18
Rear suspension - Custom wishbone with TA series shocks. Trading between Hypercoil coilsprings, ShockWave airsprings, and some new Carbon fiber springs
Front suspension - inboard rocker arm with custom built control arms and the original Factory 5 attachemnt points, and the same shock combo as the rear
Other components - Custom stainless rollcage, Custom built stainless exhaust with oval tubing and some special stainless mufflers built by Flowmaster, FuelSafe fuel cell, FuelSafe fire suppression system, Ididit shorty tilt steering column, Unisteer electric power steering unit, Optima battery, Kirkey road race seats


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