Looking to upgrade parts in your car or motorcycle but aren’t sure where to start? Owning a vehicle is a double-edged sword for the average person that isn’t quite caught up on modern day expertise, meaning you have to search endlessly for simple questions on keeping your muscle car or custom roadster fighting fit. No longer! Below is a simple and accessible list on the history of vehicles and manufacturers, how you can improve your performance driving and, of course, how you can properly upgrade parts while going easy on your wallet.
History Of Manufacturers
Let’s take a look at some of the most well-known automobile manufacturers around the world. Chevrolet, first established over a whopping 100 years ago, still leads the pack in America for both sales and repairs. An early competitor with Ford, it has quickly become a household name due to their wide selection and reliable technology. Japanese brands, such as Subaru and Honda established in the early 1900’s, ensure that Americans will never be at a loss for a variety of automobile manufacturing, design and repair. You can’t talk about the history of cars without touching on the history of racing, however!
Racing And Runways
Now how about more high speed vehicles? Among your average race there are three different arenas — short tracks, speedways and super speedways all ranging from 0.5 to 2.5 miles long. Common ratings, as well, are monitored by the SFI Foundation. A non-profit organization dedicated to the art of racing, they set the standard for racing equipment as well as driver gear and speed measurements. One of the first prototypes for racing cars was the 75 Cobra Mark 1, fitted with (at the time!) a state-of-the-art engine and design. While some racing cars can weigh up to a whopping 3,400 pounds, Cobras are significant in their more lightweight construction.
Choosing A Custom Roadster
When it comes to horsepower, weight and reliability, which brand do you turn to? The original AC Cobras designed by Carroll Shelby were designed, first and foremost, to beat out the then-popular Corvettes with a lighter and smoother frame. Soon enough, an AC Cobra Coupe became famous for reaching a stunning 186 miles per hour on a British motorway all the way back in 1964, quite literally paving the way for faster and more agile machines to come. As for modern roadsters, many still find themselves turning to Ford and Dodge for custom models. A classic frame with a modern engine is prime for getting you the best of both worlds!
How To Upgrade Parts
What’s the best way to upgrade parts while going easy on your wallet as well as your sanity? Your first step is to find a regular shop or manufacturer, as you can build a familiar business-client relationship for repeat inquiries and purchases. Second is deciding what you’re using your car for — is it getting to and from work or are you someone with racing aspirations? With the rate technology is going nowadays, everything from engines to tires can be easily improved in a matter of hours. Practicing strong habits, such as routinely changing your oil and cross-referencing with your manufacturer on modern parts, will make sure your automobile is always ready for what the road has in store. Now that you’re caught up on a bit of history and technical know-how, where are you going to start on crafting the car or Cobra car kit of your dreams?