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Most people familiar with Brock Racing Enterprises immediately think of John Morion and the Datsun 510. With good reason. The boxy red, white and blue No. 46 BRE car won the SCCA 2.5-1 iter Trans-Am championship in 1971 and 1972. And the affordable 510 adapted so well to racing that scads of them, many painted like original BRE cars, popped up at racetracks around the country. Even today youTl see the occasional 510 road racing, often in BRE-inspired paint. Before the 510, however, Peter Brock...

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O Event data recorders, EDRs for short, have been in the news of late, as part of Toyota's quandaries and subsequent government actions. There have been misunderstandings and misinformation about the purpose of EDRs, their access and their future utility, i thought we might all profit from learning more about these devices. To do this, I got in touch with automotive specialists at Audi, BMW, GM, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan and Toyota as well as with people at the National Highway Traffic Safety...

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A small office upstairs still has the desk where ACBC designed his first cars, the peg holes for the drawing board are plain to see. A locked safe dating back to Lotus days still remains cemented in another wall. The key disappeared years ago, but it's tempting to think there might be some long lost designs secured inside. In another room, there's a pair of abandoned fireproof filing cabinets from Chapman's time, too heavy to remove. It's all very poignant and a bit sad as the office block and...

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Don't confuse an EDR with an Engine Control Unit's feature of storing fault codes. Fault codes are retained by a car's ECU for purposes of later diagnosis by technicians. Some of these are part of OBD-II emissions control compliance as well. They're the sort of thing illuminating your car's Check Engine Light. On-Board Diagnostics equipment has been required of all new cars sold in the U.S. since the mid-1990s, SAE J1979 defines a protocol of access as well as a list of operational data that...

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They're young and feeling guilty about paying off student loans, or worried about rent money. But back in the 1960s, when social roles were more traditional some would say medieval , there may have been another unspoken, implicit message here Women were expected to own cars from which they could be rescued by men, rather than the other way around. No guy with a Chevy II wanted to find out his new girlfriend owned a Hemi Cuda. It just wasn't right. Anybody could see that. We had no mythology...

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When Peter Egan wrote about Phil Hill's cross-country journey in the Jaguar C-Type Side Glances, June 2010 , it reminded me of a story Phil told to my Porsche Club about his visit to Omaha, Nebraska, on that trip in 1952. Phil had dinner with his friend General Curtis LeMay, Commander of the Strategic Air Command, who also had a strong interest in sports cars and was very proud of his Allard J2R, After dinner, LeMay had every Jeep he could find at Offutt Air Force Base line up along one of the...