Gymkhana 6 just released!
Written by Martin A Scott   
Sunday, 24 November 2013

Ken Block has just released his 6th Gymkhana Video...He doesent drive a Kappa but it's worth watching..Enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUO-lPubXeI

 
Got Brakes!!! ya we do....
Written by Martin A Scott   
Saturday, 10 August 2013

Strictly Aftermarket.com has partnered up with TCE to supply us with Big Brake Kits for the Solstice, SKY, and Opel GT... Remember community members get a discount when they order!

http://www.strictlyaftermarket.com/select-vehicle/pontiac-solstice/wheels-brakes/126-front-brake-kits

 

ToddTCE's Solstice and Sky album on Photobucket
 
New Logo Apparel
Written by Martin A Scott   
Saturday, 30 March 2013

New Kappa Branded Logo-Wear now available in the store!

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Head to the Store to get yours today... Just in time for the 2013 NASSM Meet in June!

 
NASSM 2013
Written by Martin A Scott   
Saturday, 29 December 2012

Winter Solstice is over….but that means the Summer Solstice is only a half a year away and you know what that means… Nationals! As many of you know and those of you who don’t…now will know that the 2013 North American Solstice & SKY Meet will be held June 20, 21,22, and concluding on the 23rd in Flagstaff Arizona. This event is being hosted by the Phoenix area Chapter www.SKY-SOL.com with support from GM Roadster Club. Here are the Event details as of now:

Official Event Web Site: www.nassm2013.com

Hotel: Radisson Woodlands

Room Rate: $115 per night and includes a hot breakfast for 2 each morning

Rides & Activities: We will have scheduled rides, meals, vendors, etc posted on the web site in the coming weeks.

We encourage you all to make your room reservations ASAP because rooms in Flagstaff in June are at a premium and the room rate with breakfast is below market, so get them while you can. To reserve your room you may call the Radisson Woodlands, ask for the front desk, and make the reservation under the group name GM Roadster Club, there direct number is (928) 773-8888.

We are also encouraging clubs to organize rides into Flagstaff, if you coming from a specific part of the country please let us know so that we can form groups for arrival.

See you all in June!

Martin Scott

 
Happy Thanksgiving
Written by Martin A Scott   
Thursday, 22 November 2012

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From our families to yours, have a Happy and Safe Thanksgiving…. And if your kappa is uncovered and the roads are clear….Take a Drive!

Martin Scott

Executive Director

 

 

 
Tombstone 2013
Written by Debbie Denette   
Sunday, 16 September 2012

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Well, it is that time of year again.  TOMBSTONE!!!  Many of you already made your reservations last year before you left.  Be sure to call your hotel/inn to verify your time and date.

Click here to go to the Sky-Sol website and register for the event.

 You may pre-pay for the BBQ dinner and T-shirts using Sky-Sol PayPal. [CLICK HERE ]

 Contact Trail Riders Immediately if you registered for the Tombstone Event before leaving last year.  They need to be contacted with your information to ensure you have your room.

13 North 7th Street
Tombstone, AZ 85638

(520) 457-3573

Possible Lodging Options:

 

 

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PNWR Regionals 2012
Written by Martin A Scott   
Monday, 09 July 2012

2012_pnwr_regionals_logo.jpg The Pacific Northwest Roadsters 4th annual regional event is just around the corner.. 

Please visit their Club Web Site for more information on this wonderful event! 

 
North American Solstice SKY Meet 2012 is happening now!
Written by Martin A Scott   
Monday, 18 June 2012
 
Product Spotlight EFR Turbo Chargers
Written by Steven Kenniff   
Monday, 23 January 2012
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The EFR line of turbos was born out of an internal BorgWarner Turbo Systems program labeled Advanced Aftermarket Products or AAP. So, the first thing you might be wondering is what does a new product line of high-performance turbochargers have to do with commercial applications? Commercial/industrial turbo products have extreme requirements for durability, reliability, and aerodynamic performance. Since modern passenger car applications use turbos smaller than 55mm in turbine wheel diameter, it's the aerodynamic development from the commercial side of the business (i.e. everything larger) that feeds into what the performance enthusiast wants and needs for big power production. Boost pressures of 45-50 psi (3 bar+) are the norm, not the exception. Also required is resistance to abusive thrust loads, high vibrations, and robustness for a wide range of lubrication conditions. Additionally, our commercial product validation standards are among the highest in the engine boosting industry; all good things that also benefit the performance enthusiast or racer.

 

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November 2011- Tech Talk
Written by Martin A Scott   
Thursday, 10 November 2011

cat1.jpgOK..Lets begin with, "what is a Catalytic Converter or CAT and why does your car need to have one"...A CAT is a device used to convert toxic exhaust emissions from an internal combustion engine into non-toxic substances. Inside a catalytic converter, a catalyst stimulates a chemical reaction in which noxious byproducts of combustion are converted to less toxic substances by dint of catalysed chemical reactions. The specific reactions vary with the type of catalyst installed. Most present-day vehicles that run on gasoline are fitted with a "three way" converter, so named because it converts the three main pollutants in automobile exhaust: an oxidising reaction converts carbon monoxide(CO) and unburned hydrocarbons(HC), and a reduction reaction converts oxides of nitrogen (NOx) to produce carbon dioxide(CO2), nitrogen(N2), and water (H2O).

"Does anyone else feel like a fried Egg"...

 

 Ok now that we know that lets talk about how a factory catalytic converter robs our motor of Horse Power... Inside the factory CAT there is a ceramic type material that if held with a light at one end the light can barley pass through the membrane... this material is packed so tight that it inhibits the flow of exhaust gas... and in turn reducing the amount of exhaust your motor can expel. Remember a motor is able to make more HP if it can breath air in and expel exhaust gas out.. This is what a forced induction (Super & Turbocharged) motors are able to make more power than naturally aspirated motors.

 

 

 

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Tombstone 2013

Tombstone - A Town Too Tough to Die - A Weekend to Remember - Sept. 27-29, 2013377243.jpg

Well, it is that time of year again.  TOMBSTONE!!!  Many of you already made your reservations last year before you left.  Be sure to call your hotel/inn to verify your time and date.

Click here to go to the Sky-Sol website and register for the event.

 You may pre-pay for the BBQ dinner and T-shirts using Sky-Sol PayPal. [CLICK HERE ]

 Contact Trail Riders Immediately if you registered for the Tombstone Event before leaving last year.  They need to be contacted with your information to ensure you have your room.

13 North 7th Street
Tombstone, AZ 85638

(520) 457-3573

Possible Lodging Options:

 

 

 

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