As part of expanding our operations, Vorshlag has added a brand new phone system at Vorshlag HQ, now with more incoming lines and better features. We hate calling trees as much as anyone, so you will only get to one if we cannot get to your call by the 3rd ring. The new system has been live for a week and we are tweaking the settings daily – almost perfect. The music on hold is a bit old, but at least there is music on hold (and we will upload better!)
Another new feature is the new Vorshlag Scoreboard page. What is this? Duh… winning!
This page was the brainchild of Costas and implemented by our web designer Ken this past week. This page allows us to show the results of Vorshlag testers and customers, with a list of significant class wins & track records. What starts as a scrolling list at the bottom of our Home Page links to a full fledged database listing of all of our winners. Of course this is brand new and we need your track records and wins to help fill it. If you have won your class or set a track record in a recent competition event, and were using Vorshlag supplied parts, please send us the details to email@example.com.
We have some other Vorshlag manpower and product expansions and improvements to announce – check back soon!
This is the link to the eBay auction for our 330 which began on Saturday Nov 10th, 2012 at 12 pm noon CST and will end exactly ten days from that time.
eBay auction link: cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Sport-/321020699183 (or just go to eBay.com and search on item 321020699183)
Low mileage and stock 2005 model M54 engine, 5-spd, steel flared fenders, 18×10″ wheels, 285/30/18 tires (choose between Yokohama AD08 or Hoosier R6 sets, both fresh), OS Giken, Kirk Racing 4-point roll bar, 5-point harnesses, AST 4200, Vorshlag everything. Recent paint (flawless Lapis blue), A/C blows cold, custom 3″ stainless exhaust behind stainless headers, drives great. Perfect dual-purpose street/track or street/autocross car.
We have 7 Vorshlag cars and two of them are 2001 BMW 330 Coupes, so this one has to go. Legal for SCCA DSP class or NASA TTD – and the street! You will not find a cleaner E46 on the planet.
So we have been quietly working on our BMW E46 LS1 V8 swap prototype car and have some news to report, which you can read here.
The pre-production long-tube 1-3/4″ stainless steel headers are going through production fixture adjustments and a run of these will soon be produced. Stay tuned!
We’ve had a busy week at Vorshlag and these four Project Thread Updates below were added in the past 5 days.
2011 Mustang GT Update – Global Time Attack and Autocross weekend: Click Here To Read
2013 Subaru BRZ Update – Whiteline, Swift and Vorshlag suspension upgrades: Click Here To Read
1999 Mazda Miata LS1 “Alpha” – More Transmission testing and more: Click Here To Read
1998 Firebird “ChumpCar” build – Interior gutted, Exhaust removed: Click Here To Read
Tired of shredding front tires on your E9X M3 every time you go out on track? Want to dial out some of that understeer in your 1M Bimmer? Well the testing and waiting is finally over – Vorshlag has released our production Camber/Caster Plate + OEM upper perch solution for the E82 1M and E9X M3!
This is the piece that makes our camber plates work with the OEM or KW V3 springs
You can read more about this product and our testing here or order the set online from this link.
Here is our last post on the Brianne Corn Racing Subaru for a while.
This update (click here to read) covers the race itself from my perspective, including Friday practice, the FanFest car show and race day on Sunday. Brianne had to deal with rain and hail on her blast up the mountain and it was a pretty hairy experience (all shown on video). Enjoy!
We at Solo Performance Specialties and Vorshlag Motorsports wanted to recognize the class winners at the 2012 SCCA Solo Nationals that did not receive the coveted Nationals Jacket for a class Championship. This includes some new and extremely popular Supplemental classes like the Road Tire category and a few traditionally recognized classes that did not meet the new 3 entrant minimum, which included some Ladies classes. Winners in these classes will soon be contacted by us for sizing on a special run of 2012 “National Class Winner” jackets. These will be free of charge, just like the recognized Nationals Champions, but paid for by SPS and Vorshlag. The winners in these classes are all champions in our eyes.
If you want to see our extremely detailed write-up of our experiences at the 2012 SCCA Solo Nationals just click here. Amy and Terry did pretty well in their classes, with Amy winning ESP-L and Terry getting 4th out of 33 in ESP, both driving the Vorshlag prepared 2011 Mustang GT.
The new Whiteline Watts link, rear upper control arm kit, and swaybars made a huge difference in the car’s handling and we cannot wait to get the production parts in to sell. We learned a lot about the class and will be back in ESP next year with a much more serious effort. Pictures, videos, and more here.
We’ve got several AST coilover shock kits on the shelf here at Vorshlag that are priced right and can ship today. Some of these are the “last set in the nation” and some sets are discounted because they are on clearance, so if you have a car on the list at the forum post linked here then take a look. Mostly 4100 single adjustables with some 4200 doubles as well.
There are some great deals on some Moton Motorsport shocks as well. Take a look.
If you have been following our projects for a while you already know that Vorshlag is a suspension design shop, and we strive to make cars handle better. Naturally several of our employees own, prepare and race Miatas, which have a factory suspension design that is superb to many other sports coupes and roadsters out there. You would also know from our previous projects that we love real, usable, reliable horsepower. We have been replacing BMW motors with GM aluminum LSx V8 engines for over a decade, because “LS1 engines fix everything”.
Can you guess where this is going? Making our own LS1 Miata is kind of a no-brainer! Sure, there are some other kits out there but we want to put our own twist on this potent combination, so we found a willing candidate and are developing our first “Alpha” Ls1 Miata using a 1999 “NB” chassis. Follow along in this thread and watch as this swap stars from the very beginning. You can also find this swap forum thread build-up on Corner-Carvers, SCCAForums, DFWMiata, and RoadRaceAutoX.