If the Corvette owner in your life wants big power via an engine swap but doesn’t want to deal with building the C5R block we just looked at, this LS376/480 crate motor brings big power with a warranty. Smith Parts Center put together this 6.2L LS3 engine with their special high performance “hot cam,” and […]

The highest performance Corvettes built are used for the factory-backed race program, like the current C6R and previous generation C5R.  And while the ZR1 packs huge power, the C5R and C6R are built to endure the rigors of endurance racing, and that begins with the engine block. This Gen III LS engine block is from […]

The Most Important Thing is to Have Fun Check your ego, don’t get discouraged , and remember why you’re doing this in the first place. Finishing last in novice class is nothing to be ashamed of. So what if your finger is tired from giving point bys to the kid in the clapped-out Daewoo? Most […]

Don’t Forget the Nut Behind the Wheel You are the car’s most important component. So while excitement may make it tough, get plenty of rest the night before. It sounds boring, but don’t forget sunscreen, and bring a cooler full of water. When you’re baking in the sun, you’ll thank me. Some clubs may have […]

Channel Your Inner Boy Scout Yup, that means being prepared. If everything is is up-to-date, the chances of something going wrong should be minimal. But brakes get hot, rotors crack, and pads wear out. Sometimes brake fluid might even boil up through the master cylinder. So I carry a ?brake job in a bag.? All […]