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General Race Car Design

 

Engineer To Win Engineer To Win

Metallurgy, engineering tips, nuts/bolts/fasteners, brakes, wheels, plumbing

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Race Car Engineering and Mechanics Race Car Engineering and Mechanics

Information on all aspects of race car components and systems.

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Auto Fundamentals: How and Why of the Design, Construction, and Operation of Automobiles. Auto Fundamentals

Systems and their workings in automobiles (Not race car specific).

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Racer's Encyclopedia of Metals, Fibers & Materials

Racer's Encyclopedia

Materials used in race car fabrication, and their applications. A handy reference.

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Auto Math Handbook : Calculations, Formulas, Equations and Theory for Automotive Enthusiasts Auto Math Handbook

Automotive math.

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Race Car Vehicle Dynamics Race Car Vehicle Dynamics

All aspects of race car design. Aero, chassis, suspension.

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Dictionary Of Automobile Engineering Dictionary of Automobile Engineering

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The Car Builder's Handbook The Car Builder's Handbook

More for kit cars, provides information on construction techniques and tools.

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Chassis/Suspension/Handling

 

Chassis Engineering Chassis Engineering

Handling, suspension design, physical forces

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Racing and Sports Car Chassis Design Racing and Sports Car Chassis Design

Focus on structural loading and spaceframes.

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Race Car Chassis Design and Construction

Race Car Chassis Design And Construction

Chassis design - Focused on chassis structures (monocoque, spaceframe, etc)

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Car Suspension At Work

Car Suspension at Work

Guide to Car suspension operation, and relation to roadholding

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Performance Handling/How to Make Your Car Handle Performance Handling

Instruction on car handling factors, guidelines, and tips.

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How To Make Your Car Handle How to Make Your Car handle

Car handling, suspension, and physics.

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Circle Track Suspension Circle Track Suspension

Suspension design and modification specifically for circle track cars.

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Aerodynamics

 

Race Car Aerodynamics : Designing for Speed Race Car Aerodynamics

Aerodynamic design specifically for race cars. Wings, body shapes, ground effect.

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Competition Car Downforce : A Practical Guide Competition Car Downforce

Maximizing aerodynamics.

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Aerodynamics For Racing And Performance Cars Aerodynamics for Racing and Performance cars

Aerodynamics explained..flows, turbulence and drag concepts.

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Race Car Components

 

Engineering Fundamentals of the Internal Combustion Engine Engineering Fundamentals of the Internal Combustion Engine

Guide to the basics of engine physics.

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Brake Handbook Brake Handbook

A detailed look into brakes and brake system requirements. Includes theory, calculations, and applications.

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High Performance Hardware : Fastener Technology for Auto Racers and Enthusiasts High Performance Hardware

Book all about fasteners and their appropriate application. Very up to date - published 1999.

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Carroll Smith's Nuts, Bolts and Fasteners and Plumbing Handbook Carroll Smith's Nuts, Bolts and Fasteners and Plumbing Handbook

Carroll Smith's books are always packed with practical, hard learned advice. This book is no exception. Useful when determining the right parts for the application.

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Fiberglass & Composite Materials : An Enthusiast's Guide to High Performance Non-Metallic Materials for Automotive Racing and Marine Use Fiberglass & Composite Materials

A guide for bodywork design and construction. Includes information on working with various fiber types, as well as metals and other materials.

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Tuning/Testing/Driver

 

Tune To Win Tune to Win

Another Carroll Smith book. Covers race car prep, setup and tuning.

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Drive To Win Drive to Win

This book looks at race cars from the driver's perspective. Driver responsibilities, setup troubleshooting, interpretation, fitness...


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Think to Win : The New Approach to Fast Driving Think To WIn

A driver perspective book for analyzing driving style, problems, race car behavior and communications.

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Specific Race Cars

 

750 Racer : Everything You Need to Know About Building and Racing a Low-Cost Sports-Racing Car 750 Racer

A book about the UK racing cars. Helpful to builders of lightweight, tube framed, small engine cars.

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Race and Rally Car Sourcebook : The Guide to Building or Modifying a Competition Car Race And Rally Car Source Book

A book that covers a wide variety of aspects of race cars and fabrication.

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How to build a dune buggy cover

Build dune buggies.

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The Modern Formula 1 Car : From Drawing Board to Racetrack The Modern Formula 1 Car

An F1 car design book.

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Technology Of The Champ Car Technology of the ChampCar

Explanations of technology in Champ cars

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Anatomy and Development of the Indy Race Car Anatomy and Development of the Indy Race Car

 

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The Anatomy & Development of the Top Fuel Dragster The Anatomy & Development of the Top Fuel Dragster

Book focused on Top fuel dragsters

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Showroom Stock Race Car Preparation Showroom Stock Race Car Preparation

Car preparation

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Racing The IMCA Modified Racing the IMCA modified

Recommended by IMCA involved visitors to our site.

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Build Your Own Electric Vehicle Build your own Electric Vehicle

For alternative power...

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Build Your Own Sports Car For As Little As $250 cover

Design and construction of home-built sports cars.

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Kart Industries Buyers Guide Kart Industries Buyers Guide


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