Author Archives: John Milmont

A funny thing about exotics…

If you ever see an older exotic car at a show, like a Murcielago or early 2000’s Ferrari, take a look at the manufacture date on the tires.  A funny thing with these cars is that its fairly rare for people to put many miles on them, and therefore, their tires never ‘wear out’. Furthermore, […]

Track day footage

Did a track day at the Autobahn Country Club on the 6th. I have been building this car for some time, so it was quite an accomplishment to have it finish the day in one piece and able to drive it home.

Are 8+ gear slushboxes the future of transmissions?

With paddle shifted robotized (Electrohydraulic) transmissions being all the rage, are their days already numbered before they have even come into wide spread use?

Aston Rapide wrapped in Alcantara is so luxurious

  Not only does it give the car a soft luxurious feel, but it also hides dents! Very eco-friendly as well since you no longer need to wash the car; instead, it is simply vacuumed. Photo taken by a friend in Irvine.

Dealing with tuners

Last fall, I took my project car to a tuner to have it tuned on a dyno. I learned quite a few things during the process that I think anyone interested in getting a tune should know before going. Armed with this knowledge, you will be able to maximize your time with the tuner and get […]

Linear vs progressive rate springs

We are lucky to live in a time that has so many options available for upgrading a suspension. There are so many companies that make high performance components like coilover system, springs and shocks; and they are made for pretty much any application. It is possible now (though, for a price) to simply go online […]

Paul Walker Accident Explained

**Update 4/10/15: If you like this post, be sure to check out my post on the Importance of Paul Walker.** Sad news came over the weekend of the death of actor and car enthusiast Paul Walker. He will be missed, and I’m sure many people will want to know exactly what happened. The circle shows is the exact […]

First start with your Megasquirt (or possibly other standalone fuel injection system)

When I was ready to start my freshly built engine for the first time using my Megasquirt II fuel injection system, I ran into some issues that I could not easily find answers for. One of the reasons for this was how incomplete and disorganized the information concerning the Megasquirt is. I hope that this […]

Tires – Sidewalls vs Air pressure

The Vredestein tires I’m running have very soft sidewalls (carcass) making for a smooth ride. Unfortunately, handling and stability has suffered and is something I miss quite a bit. So why not just inflate the tires with more air pressure to counter the compliant tire construction?

Vredestein Ultrac Sessanta review

My trusty Nitto Invo’s had come to the end of their life and it was now time for some new meat for my 350z. If you read my previous review of them, you would know that I was very impressed with the Invo’s and that they held up to everything I threw at them – […]