Tags: certificate-in-motorsport-level-2

Posted 24 Nov 2012, 12:34pm by Brent Shaw with 0 comments

Car Build > MIT Honda Civic – Reassembly

Tags: car builds, manukau institute of technology, mit, certificate in motorsport level 2, honda, civic, kiwimotoring mit honda civic, alan clarke, brent shaw

MIT Motorsport lecturer Alan Clarke emailed a few progress photos recently showing the reassembly of my MIT/KiwiMotoring Honda Civic. The students have been working hard to put the car back together, and it's really exciting to see how it's coming along so quickly now as they approach the end of Certificate in Motorsport (Level 2) course...

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Posted 13 Oct 2012, 12:34pm by Brent Shaw with 0 comments

Car Build > MIT Honda Civic – Sourcing an Engine

Tags: car builds, manukau institute of technology, mit, certificate in motorsport level 2, honda, civic, kiwimotoring mit honda civic, brent shaw

After having the MIT/KiwiMotoring Honda Civic completely repainted on the outside, inside and underneath, it was time for the students to move on to the next stage of the Certificate in Motorsport (Level 2) course - Engine Construction and Operation...

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Posted 14 Sep 2012, 11:36am by Brent Shaw with 0 comments

Car Build > MIT Honda Civic – Painting the Car

Tags: car builds, manukau institute of technology, mit, certificate in motorsport level 2, honda, civic, kiwimotoring mit honda civic, brent shaw

Wow, it's been nearly 4 months since my last blog post about the MIT/KiwiMotoring Honda Civic! Time sure flies when you're trying to juggle multiple projects at once...

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Posted 06 Jul 2012, 2:34pm by Brent Shaw with 0 comments

Video > X Games Los Angeles 2012: Hot Wheels Double Dare Loop

Tags: videos, x games, tanner foust, greg tracy, certificate in motorsport level 2, rallying, brent shaw

Here's a short and sweet video from the X Games in Los Angeles, where stunt drivers Tanner Foust and Greg Tracy performed a double loop in the Hot Wheels Challenge - the first in X Games history. The X Games feature extreme sports such as Moto X, skateboarding, BMX, and rallying, and you can check out more videos from the official X Games channel on YouTube...

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Posted 30 May 2012, 4:10pm by Brent Shaw with 0 comments

Car Build > MIT Honda Civic – The Roll Cage

Tags: car builds, manukau institute of technology, mit, honda, civic, certificate in motorsport level 2, brent shaw, kiwimotoring mit honda civic

Great progress has been made on the MIT/KiwiMotoring Honda Civic over the over the last few weeks, so I headed up to Auckland to have a look at the nearly completed roll cage...

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Posted 02 May 2012, 9:29pm by Brent Shaw with 0 comments

Car Build > MIT Honda Civic – 3rd Time Lucky?

Tags: car builds, manukau institute of technology, mit, honda, civic, certificate in motorsport level 2, alan clarke, brent shaw, carl foster, northtec, kiwimotoring mit honda civic

Here's another update for the KiwiMotoring/MIT Honda Civic project, and once again there has been a slight change of plans after it was discovered that the rust in the black car was worse than expected...

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Posted 18 Apr 2012, 6:15pm by Brent Shaw with 0 comments

Car Build > MIT Honda Civic – Stripping the Car

Tags: brent shaw, car builds, honda, civic, manukau institute of technology, certificate in motorsport level 2, mit, strong for honda, kiwimotoring mit honda civic

The first stage of the KiwiMotoring/MIT Honda Civic car build project involves stripping the cars down to an almost-bare shell...

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Posted 05 Apr 2012, 5:35pm by Brent Shaw with 0 comments

Car Build > MIT Honda Civic – A Plan is Formed

Tags: brent shaw, car builds, honda, civic, alan clarke, manukau institute of technology, certificate in motorsport level 2, mit, trevor hennessy, kiwimotoring mit honda civic

Upon arriving back in New Zealand from my brief trip to Japan for the Tokyo Motor Show, I stopped off at the School of Automotive and Vehicle Technology in Pukekohe again to talk to Alan about what I had been thinking about since I saw him last...

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Posted 27 Mar 2012, 9:25pm by Brent Shaw with 0 comments

Car Build > MIT Honda Civic – Introduction

Tags: certificate in motorsport level 2, manukau institute of technology, honda, civic, possum bourne motorsport, alan clarke, brent shaw, car builds, kiwimotoring mit honda civic

In November of last year, I headed up to Auckland to begin my automotive-themed trip to Tokyo, Japan with a friend of mine. I had a number of stops to make before I arrived at Auckland Airport, including a quick stopover at Possum Bourne Motorsport to drop off the dash from my Series 1 RX-7 so they could recreate it using a combination of fibre glass and carbon fibre. As I pulled up to their workshop, I noticed a bunch of brightly coloured Honda Civic EG hatches in the workshop across the alleyway. "That's interesting", I thought to myself - then wandered into Possum Bourne Motorsport as I had originally planned...

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