A good seat is a racing essential, but there is a lot to know if you want to pick the right seat. This buyer’s guide is meant to help you get started, answering your questions to make sure you are making the right purchase. There are a lot of options, after all, and in the end, you need to make sure you’re asking yourself the right questions.
Louis Klemantaski, whose motorsport photography work spans from 1930s through the 1970s, represents the pinnacle of the Jacques-Henri Lartigue aesthetic, a photographer who pioneered the art of capturing images moving objects during the turn of the 20th century. The son of a Willys-Overland importer, Klemantaski spent his youth at the famous Brooklands racing circuit in Surrey, England, both racing on the circuit as well as taking photos of cars during races.
Racing harnesses may seem like just an obligatory safety measure, but their configuration, design, and ease of use can also have big impact on both your comfort in the car as well as your ability to quickly and easily get belted in before races and during driver changes in endurance events. There’s a number of options to consider when buying racing harnesses, so we’ve taken the most common questions asked by racers and turned them into this handy buyer’s guide. So without further ado, let’s dive in.
Now that we’re between seasons, it is the ideal time to schedule the installation of a roll cage or roll bar in your race car. Say you’re planning a Spec Miata or AI Mustang or Spec Boxster or T2 911. Many drivers find they can do most of the work, but…
It’s summer time and the rising temperature just makes it that much hotter in a race car, where temps can exceed 120 degrees. Here at Winding Road, we always advise drivers to add a driver cooling system to their car. Keeping your core body temperature at a safe level helps reduce hydration and fatigue, leaving to improved performance throughout your race.
For many, half the battle of making the jump from racing fan to racing participant involves cobbling together the requisite gear. With these bundles we’ve taken the guesswork out of that task, offering bespoke packages based on experience level and the type of track driving you’ll be doing. Of course, it never hurts to have some guidance along the way, so we’re also highlighting some of our favorite books on race driving technique too.
Back in April we brought you our list of racing essentials – items that we would consider to be vital to a racer’s toolkit. As a supplement to that list, we have here a handful of items that can help make things a whole lot easier when headed out to the track. These tools and accessories can reduce hassles like wasting time running around trackside in hopes of borrowing or buying said items, and in turn allow you to keep your focus on racing by reducing the guesswork involved in the event that you need them.
Over at the Winding Road YouTube channel viewers often ask us about how we capture the footage of the cars we review, both in terms of the equipment we use and how we use it. Recording footage of your car may seem like a pretty straightforward proposition, but getting great footage of your car requires some forethought and the right tools for the job. In this article we’ll cover both, as well as how to handle situations that might necessitate changing your recording style due to outside factors.