Tag Archives: rally

Get Outside (Area Races) Part 2

19 Jan


April 18, 19 & 20: SCCA US Majors at V.I.R.

May 30 – 31, 2014: STPR Pro Rally. If you’ve never attended a rally event, this is a must see. Gorgeous part of the country, wide range of courses, and some of the friendliest crowds out there. All centered around the quaint town of Wellsboro, PA.

June 26th – 29th, 2014: Mt. Washington Climb to the Clouds. A world famous event returns after a hiatus. One of the most challenging hillclimb courses there is, and a huge range of diverse vehicles attend and participate.

June 27-29: IMSA Tudor Sports Car 6 Hours at the Glen (Watkins Glen, NY)., Continental Sports Car and Porsche GT3 Cup events. An awesome weekend trip!

July 18: V.I.R. Grassroots Motorsports Ultimate Track Car Challenge

July 18 – 19, 2014: New England Forest Rally, Newry, ME


Prodrive Turns 30

2 Jan


Dirt Devil

11 Apr

Play outside!


Fancy Footwork

26 Mar

The amazing Walter Rohrl at work, dancing.

Carlos Sainz, a set of Braid Wheels, and a Victory

4 Mar






Once again Carlos Sainz and co-driver Luis Moya won the Spanish Historic Rally with a Porsche 911 + BRAID BZ wheels. Braid are manufacturers of some of the strongest wheels for street and competition use, and are offered in a tremendous variety of sizes/offsets/widths and bolt patterns. Want to be like Carlos? Contact z1sales@z1auto.com and spec a set for your car!


16 Feb

Doing some cleaning around the house last night I discovered this lurking in a closet, of all places. It’s now back on display where it belongs. It’s huge – nearly 4 feet long!


Go Play in the Snow

8 Feb

Walter Rorhl knows how – a true legend


28 Oct

For those readers not in the Northeast, you may not be aware of the hurricane currently en route to our area. Public transportation is closed as of this evening all throughout NY, and many areas are now under mandatory evacuation. We had a bad storm here last year too that knocked power out for several days; hopefully that won’t repeat itself this time around.

In the sprit of anticipating this awful storm we’re about to receive, my thoughts went immediately to rally cars, and the wide range of terrain they are asked to cover in a given event. They certainly are no stranger to water crossings!

If you’ve got any cool or interesting water crossing pics, send them along!

Competition Ventilation Panels Evo VII-IX

16 Jul

New from Cusco Japan, designed as a direct fit for the Evo VII-IX as well as Evo X. Priced at $292/pair. Contact z1sales@z1auto.com to order.

Good way to kill an hour

14 Apr

Bored at work? Wife dragged you shopping? Bored at your kids little league game? Then you’ll want to watch this

Madness on Wheels

1 Apr

Too bad it’s not on in the US but awesome trailer anyway

Leap Year

29 Feb

Braid Competition Wheels – When Good Enough isn’t Good Enough

4 Jan

For 2012 we are now offering the full range of Braid Competition wheels. Many of you familiar with the rally scene have probably heard of Braid. For those that haven’t, here is a brief introduction.

Braid was formed in Spain in 1978, with the sole purpose of making competition level wheels primarily for rally use. Their wheels have been used by amateurs and professionals alike. Because all the design, R&D and production is done in house, they have an amazing level of customization available. Wheels can be produced in a very wide range of offsets, bolt patterns, and colors, something you are hard pressed to find almost at any price point. Because they are designed primarily for competition use, this is a firm that embraces the ‘small stuff’, such as 15 and 16 inch sizes. Sure, they offer larger wheels, for touring car, etc. but the roots are in rally racing, and that remains their bread and butter. Since it’s original introduction, the factory has expanded numerous times and today produces wheels ranging from gravel and tarmac spec cast wheels, to mulipiece, even forged and magnesium wheels.

To reiterate, these are not some fly-by-night knock off brand churning wheels out of some random factory in the middle of the pacific rim. These are legit motorsport level wheels. The same wheels the various teams through Europe use on their car, are the exact same wheels you can purchase for your car. These aren’t wheels that will fall apart in a few years, or lose a tremendous amount of value, or fall ‘out of style’. Good stuff never does!

Now, onto the good stuff! While we have access to the full range, and custom orders are easily accomplished, the following represents wheels that are available straight away

Click the picture of each for additional information and specs

Winrace T Acropolis: This is a heavy duty, pure strength oriented gravel spec wheel. Offered in 15×6.5, +45 (21.2 lbs), hubcentric, dual drilled so it fits both 5-100 and 5-114 cars, and finished in your choice of white or gold. Also available in 15×7 (22.2lbs) in gold. Both clear Subaru 4 pots

15×6.5 – $980 shipped in the 48 states per set
15×7 – $1020 shipped in the 48 states per set

Winrace TA: This is a lighter weight version of the Acropolis, making it suitable for tarmac or gravel use.

Currently in stock in 15×6.5 (18 lbs), white, +45 offset, dual drilled 5-114 and 5-100, clears factory 4 pot calipers. Priced at $960 shipped for the set in the 48 states

Winrace A: One of the most popular choices, this wheel can often be found on tarmac stages throughout Europe.

Currently in stock:

17×8 +45 (20.7 lbs) in white, dual drilled for 5-100 and 5-114 cars (clears Brembo and 4 pots). $1280 shipped in the 48 states

18×8 +49 (21.6 lbs) in gold in your choice of 5-100 or 5-114.3. Clears Brembo and 4 pots. $1376 shipped for the set in the 48 states.

Also have a limited 17×7, 5-100 +45 Winrace A in Black on special as well. Contact us for details

We will be adding the full range to our site in the coming days, so check z1auto.com often. Any specific questions you have, just ask.

Remember, while the above represents wheels that are good to go now, if you can dream it, it probably can be built! If you’ve got an event coming up that you NEED a set of wheels for, and waiting isn’t an option, we can generally have a custom set, made just for you, on your doorstep in just a few weeks time. If your car has specific needs, such as unique suspension or brake requirements, or even just a custom color, we’ll work with you to develop the right size, so it fits correctly, the first time

Thanks and Happy 2012!

Hella Lights

24 Nov

We’re now offering the full range of Hella lights. From replacement bulbs, to ther famed light kits, we’re here to help with all your Hella needs

Check this Ur-Quattro out sporting a series of Hella 5000’s, and a night time shot of the Hella 3000’s on a dark snow covered road. With winter right around the corner, these are an awesome way to stay safe, change up the appearance of your car, and get out there and have some fun in the mud and snow!

Email z1sales@z1auto.com with your requirements

Enkei RC-T4

12 May

Enkei RC-T4 – a genuine motorsport level, tarmac wheel that is world famous for being both strong, and lightweight

We have a VERY limited number available – 18×9.5, 5-114.3, +30 offset in the rare Hyper Black. Perfect for those looking for a unique street wheel, or a competition level wheel that doesn’t break, doesn’t break the bank, and stands out from the ‘me too’ wheels everyone else runs. Weighs just 18 lbs each!!! No other sizes or colors are available

Priced at $1825 for the set picked up or shipped in the tri state area (pickup price includes sales tax). Need tires mounted/balanced? We offer a full range of performance tires from Toyo, Bridgestone, Yokohama, Michelin…from pure street tires to full out competition tires