Brabham BT62R Debuts As Road-Legal, Everyday Race Car

Featuring the most powerful non-turbo V8 on the market.

The reports from May last year were correct. Brabham has modified the BT62 race car to become street-legal “in selected markets” and the car you see in the gallery below is the final product. According to the automaker, it is still (nearly) as capable as the actual race car but can finally be driven on public roads.

Gaining the R suffix to reflect the transformation into a vehicle that can be driven on a regular basis, the BT62R comes equipped with a modified exhaust system that meets the restrictions for public use. There’s also an adjustable suspension and an optional air conditioner plus a heated windshield. A set of new Eagle F1 SuperSport tires and a modified aerodynamic package round off the changes.

“Launching the BT62R is a great achievement for the team at Brabham Automotive,” Dan Marks, CEO

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Proof a Round Steering Wheel Option Might Exist!

We found some images of the new Model S with a regular steering wheel buried within the source code of Tesla’s website, which suggests to us that even the automaker is hedging that the new wheel shape may go unloved by customers or, more critically, be banished by regulators.

Wait, Can Tesla Even Sell Cars With a Steering “Yoke?”

The law isn’t totally clear on whether or not the new Teslas’ steering yokes are fair game, although, in recently proposed rule changes to primary vehicle controls amidst the rise of self-driving cars, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) noted it has never fully defined the necessary shape of a steering wheel—i.e., that it must be a complete circle or at least mostly round. It’s only written that the control must satisfy crash standards. In fact, in seeking to clarify definitions of driver controls (and explicitly

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Cadillac

Car & Automotive,automotive industry,Car & Mechanical,Car & Classic,motorcycleLots of the modifications occurring within the automotive market as we speak, including tightened credit markets in a capital-intensive business and increased authorities involvement are the newest international challenges. The first design for an American car with a gasoline internal combustion engine was made in 1877 by George Selden of Rochester, New York Selden utilized for a patent for a automobile in 1879, but the patent software expired as a result of the car was never constructed. After a delay of sixteen years and a sequence of attachments to his utility, on 5 November 1895, Selden was granted a United States patent ( U.S. Patent 549,one hundred sixty ) for a two-stroke car engine, which hindered, greater than inspired , development of cars within the United States. His patent was challenged by Henry Ford and others, and overturned in 1911.

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How to Guide: J&L Automotive: Choosing the right mechanic | Business

As one of few certified, full service repair shops in East Texas, J&L Automotive, located at 1914 East Houston Street in Marshall, offers customers a wide variety of automotive services.

Specializing in AC repairs, heavy duty repairs such as engines and transmissions, shocks, struts, brakes, oil change and lube, plus much more the 22-year-old business offers reliable, dependable and warrantied services.

The business, owned by James Lester and named after James and his wife Laura, was started by Lester after he found his passion in life — repairing old cars. He is the proud owner of a restored cherry red 1966 Chevrolet truck.

“I enjoy working on cars,” he said.

Lester got his start in the automotive industry after receiving a Fingerhut tool kit at home which piqued his interest. He worked for several years at Walter’s Auto Repair and then opened his own business and his 11,000 square foot

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