This is Jeff Kiesel at Orange County's El Toro air base back in 2009, storming through the cones in a 370 horsepower turbocharged Mazda 13b-powered "Bugeye" Sprite. It's 74.4 seconds and 1,810 pounds of absurdly precise fury.
The ninth installment of Josh Clason's Depth of Speed series introduces us to Roger and Rob Gisseman, two generations of British car lovers.
Much as I like to get my parts at the junkyard, I tend to feel a little uncomfortable using junkyard brake hoses. Anyway, there's been a real Spridget drought at my local self-service yards.
There's something satisfying about the sight of the Murilee Martin Motor Pool.
The '65 Sebring Race was noteworthy for both rain and Jim Hall's Chaparral stealing the chequered from better-funded competitors Ford and Ferrari. While the big dogs slid through the slush, one little Sprite showed them all how it was done.
When I stopped by my local self-service yard to photograph the Crusher-bound '49 Ford on Friday, I discovered that I'd walked into Half Price Weekend. Might as well do some shopping!
countless several reasons I can't drive my 20R-powered Austin-Healey Sprite on the street is the lack of seats. Junkyard, here I come! Thing is, it's tough to find good driver's seats.
What do you do when you've got a project car that lacks good junkyard parts availability, yet you want to keep the budget within reach of 24 Hours Of LeMons qualification? Parts interchange!
You know how you kick yourself over the Car That Got Away? That cheap '70 Chrysler 300H I didn't buy in 1989 was the worst, but the Toyota-engined Austin-Healey Sprite was nearly as painful.
An Alfa Giuletta duking it out with a Volvo 544 on a 2,450-mile race across the Alps in 1958? Well, sometimes there are more important things than slaving for The Man on a Monday afternoon!