The Miata’s first start after the R154 manual transmission swap

March 25th, 2013

The Miata now has a manual gearbox!!

Wreck Racing at the GT Auto Show

March 24th, 2013

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Come see both the Miata and the Midget this Saturday, March 30th at the GT Auto Show! The event starts at 11am for spectators so come out, meet, and show your support for Wreck Racing!

www.gatechautoshow.com

The Midget’s First Dyno Run at Forged Performance

March 24th, 2013
This past weekend we took the Midget down to Forged Performance to get a baseline horsepower number for our 2JZ-GE running the stock ECU. We found the engine was producing 145 WHP. This number is much lower than expected, but that only means one thing, room for improvement! We have a long way to go before reaching our power goal, but with the help of our friends at Forged, an ECU tune, and a little forced induction we should be able reach our design specifications in no time. Again thanks Forged Performance for all your help.

Wreck Racing in the GT Alumni Magazine

March 24th, 2013

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Check out Wreck Racing’s recent article in the Georgia Tech Alumni Magazine! According to the magazine this issue reached over 115,000 Tech Alumni. We would like to thank all of our sponsors and we hope that this publicity can help propel the club to new heights!

http://gtalumnimag.com/2013/02/techs-gearheads-unite/

Forged Performance

March 11th, 2013


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We are proud to announce Forged Performance as Wreck Racing’s newest sponsor! Forged will be providing Wreck Racing with dyno time for testing and tuning purposes. The right tune can make all the difference and access to Forged’s dyno will help both the Miata and the Midget shave seconds and reach their full potential. We would like to thank everyone at Forged Performance for their help in establishing this partnership.

Forged Performance, located in Marietta, Georgia, is a one-stop shop for high performance cars. They offer performance parts and installation, general maintenance and repair, custom fabrication, dyno tuning, race preparation, and even driver’s training. Forged has worked hard to become an authorized dealer for most of the parts that they sell, as well as being certified to tune the vehicles in which they specialize. This level of expertise and outstanding customer service has established them as one of the best Nissan, Subaru, and Mitsubishi tuning shops on the East Coast. Please go check out their services and some of their awesome work at www.forgedperformance.com.

-Wreck Racing

 

8th Street BBQ this Saturday!

March 1st, 2013

This Saturday (3/2) at noon, Wreck Racing is going to be grilling out at the 8th Street Apartments on West Campus. Come join us for free food and learn about our gearhead support group!

Engineer Week 2013

If you’re a GT student interested in getting your hands dirty applying classroom knowledge to solve real-world problems, all while having a blast building a racecar on a budget, Wreck Racing is the club for you! Whether you’re a total noob or an automotive guru, Wreck Racing offers an unparalleled learning experience to complement your engineering (or other!) education. Stop by the 8th Street Apartments this Saturday afternoon and see what all the fuss is about!

Big Bang

February 11th, 2013

We would like to welcome Big Bang to the Wreck Racing family. Big Bang has provided financial backing and access to rapid prototyping. This means that we can greatly expedite the design process, cutting down the time between concept and test fitting pieces. We hope that this can be the beginning of a very fruitful and enjoyable relationship with Big Bang for years to come.

Put simply Big Bang creates products that people love. They work with companies to come up with the next big thing. They start from their discovery process, performing user research, farming ideas, evaluating each idea, and validating the proposed ideas with the consumer. Then they find exactly how the product will used and explore the possibility of each proposed idea. Once a design is chosen they work closely with the company to refine and improve the design to better meet the consumer’s needs. Finally, they provide support for the manufacture of each product and oversee product launches. We are honored to be able to work with such a company. Much can be learned from the expertise of Big Bang.

Check out all their great work at www.bigbangip.com

-Wreck Racing

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Wreck Racing at Caffeine and Octane

February 2nd, 2013

We’ll be at Caffeine and Octane this Sunday morning with our 2JZ-powered MG Midget. Come stop by and check it out!

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More details here: http://www.caffeineandoctane.com/

It’s Alive!!

January 27th, 2013

ME Department Feature

January 14th, 2013

Wreck Racing has been featured on the Georgia Tech ME Department website! The recent feature on Speedhunters.com has garnered the attention of the Georgia Tech ME Department Faculty and reaffirms the awesome engineering work that is going on in Wreck Racing. I would like to lead all of you in congratulating all the members of Wreck Racing for their commitment and dedication to the club and to becoming better engineers.

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