Product of the Month - @DetroitSpeedInc How to Build a Pro Touring Car. Trends in automotive modification come and go, some outlandish, some practical. Currently, the trend called “Pro Touring,” definitely leans toward the practical. Get the book now for a pre-order sale of $20.00. Hurry up, the offer ends October 15th! http://goo.gl/0hj9y5
At Detroit Speed and our Interview with Kyle Tucker Episode 182
AutoRestoMod At Detroit Speed and our Interview with Kyle Tucker Episode 182
We sit down with Kyle Tucker and discover why Detroit Speed is so dang cool!
1. Name and Occupation?
Ryan Mathews – Engineering.
2. How many years at Detroit Speed?
3. Hometown and State?
Lake Geneva, WI
4. Favorite Detroit Speed Test Car and why?
1969 Camaro – The classic styling combined with the all-around performance.
5. What do you like best about your job?
The variety of interesting work and being able to compete in the events in the Test Cars.
6. What’s your dream car/truck?
C5/C6 Z06 Corvette.
7. Favorite interest/hobby when not at work?
Working on cars and projects in my personal shop. I also enjoy hanging out with friends and taking weekend trips to the mountains.
8. Favorite movie/movies?
No Country for Old Men, Donnie Darko & Event Horizon
9. Pet Peeve?
Slow drivers/distracted drivers
10. Favorite quote/best advice to give?
Never give up…
DSE Hosts USCA Event # 10 in Pittsburgh October 4th & 5th
It’s almost settled, one more event to go. The Detroit Speed team is bringing out all the guns for the final event sponsored by Detroit Speed at @PittsburghInternationalRaceComplex. Four DSE Test Cars will be in attendance, along with many DSE “Equipped” vehicles to try and claim the top spot for @DriveUSCA’s finale before the Optima Ultimate Street Car Invitational in Las Vegas November 8th-9th. Find out more or register here. http://driveusca.com/events/wampum-pa-october-3-5/
Watch @DetroitSpeedInc Technical Sales/Engineering Associate walk you through what makes up Detroit Speed’s Fifth Gen Camaro Test Cars. From the front and rear suspension, to wheel and tire sizes, you’ll find out what makes these go.
Tough Weekend for the DSE Test Cars at USCA Sebring
Mooresville, NC - The second to last Ultimate Street Car Association event took place September 20th - 21st at Florida’s iconic @SebringInternationalRaceway. The event started under some suspect skies with the threat of rain looming Saturday. The @DetroitSpeedInc team was confident with the BFGoodrich Rivals hugging the pavement in any conditions.
Unfortunately, it was a short day for a couple of the Test Cars. The DSE 1970 Camaro Test Car wheeled by Kyle Tucker, had a right rear axle shaft failure after a few laps. Stacy in her DSE 2008 FR500S Mustang Test Car had a drive line failure early as well that ended her day in the Mustang. With those two Test Cars sidelined, only DSE Engineer Ryan Mathews and the DSE 2012 “White Monster” Camaro Test Car remained. Ryan ran great during the Speed Stop and Autocross, but unfortunately, had an early exit in his Test Car as well on the road course. Ryan did get one session under his belt on the road course but not at optimal speed before issues sidelined him for the rest of the event. Ken Thwaits driving his 2014 DSE “Equipped” Camaro ran great all weekend long and represented Detroit Speed with pride. Ken took home two 3rd place finishes in the Speed Stop and BFGoodrich Hot Lap Challenge on his way to a 3rd place overall finish in the over 3000lb. class. Brandon Sturgis, BFG test driver, wheeled the BFG BOSS 302 to an impressive finish this weekend over many higher horsepower vehicles.
USCA Sebring Highlights: • Ryan Mathews finished 4th overall in the DSE 2012 “White Monster” Camaro Test Car in the over 3000lb. class
• Ken Thwaits driving his DSE “Equipped” 2014 Camaro finished 3rd overall in the over 3000lb. class
• Unfortunately, Kyle and Stacy’s days ended early when issues arose in the DSE 1970 #Camaro Test Car and 2008 FR500S Mustang Test Car
• Ken Thwaits won the over 3000lb. class design challenge in his DSE “Equipped” 2014 Camaro Final Standings
Over 3000lb Class Overall 1 - Danny Popp 2 - Todd Rumpke - (OUSCI Invite) 3 - Ken Thwaits - DSE “Equipped” 2014 Camaro
Under 3000lb Class Overall 1 - Doug Wind - (OUSCI Invite) 2 - Karl Dunn 3 - Herman Porter
BFGoodrich Hot Lap Challenge - Over 3000lb Class 1 - Danny Popp 2 - Todd Rumpke 3 - Ken Thwaits - DSE “Equipped” 2014 Camaro
BFGoodrich Hot Lap Challenge - Under 3000lb Class 1 - Doug Wind 2 - Karl Dunn 3 - Mark McKay
Autocross - Over 3000lb Class 1 - Danny Popp 2 - Todd Rumpke 3 - Ryan Mathews - DSE 2012 “White Monster” Camaro Test Car
Autocross - Under 3000lb Class 1 - Doug Wind 2 - Karl Dunn 3 - Mark McKay
Speed-Stop Challenge - Over 3000lb Class 1 - Todd Rumpke 2 - Danny Popp 3 - Ken Thwaits - DSE “Equipped” 2014 Camaro
Speed-Stop Challenge - Under 3000lb Class 1 - Karl Dunn 2 - Herman Porter 3 - Doug Wind
Design & Engineering - Over 3000lb Class 1 - Ken Thwaits - DSE “Equipped” 2014 Camaro 2 - Danny Popp 3 - Jeff Montgomery
Design & Engineering - Under 3000lb Class 1 - Doug Wind 2 - Herman Porter 3 - Mark McKay
K&N Spirit of the Event Award
Matt Alcala - (OUSCI Invite)
DSE Fastest 5th Gen Award Danny Popp
DSE Fastest Pre-1980 American Iron Award Chris “Smitty” Smith