Author Archives: Jason Udy

Mini Mini Cooper Concept At Geneva Next Week

By | February 22, 2011

At 11’3” long the Rocketman is 15” longer than the original 1959 Mini. BMW says it is not hinting at an upcoming future model, but it is intended to preview the design language direction they have planed. Ready for the Geneva motor show next week the Rocketman uses the 3+1 seating layout of the Toyota […]

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Affordable Street-Legal Track Car?

By | February 15, 2011

Here at the Daily Derbi we love supercars, but we and most of the world can’t afford them (yet?). We also are a big fan of affordable, lightweight, rear-wheel drive cars. So of course we were excited to hear Factory Five Racing announce on Saturday the addition of their newest and most affordable component car. […]

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Utah Valley University Students Go On High-Performance Field Trip

By | February 8, 2011

Last Wednesday, students from Utah Valley University‘s Automotive Department went on a field trip to Southern California. The trip was the idea of Professor Todd Low for students in his High-Performance Engine class. The students got to visit CP Pistons/Carrillo Rods, Edelbrock and Pomona Raceway. They drove down on Wednesday. Thursday morning they visited CP Pistons/Carrillo […]

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Ford’s New WRC Fiesta Rally Car

By | February 1, 2011

Ford unveiled the specs for its new Fiesta RS WRC rally car just in time for its first race February 10, 2011. The car past the tough new technical specifications required for homologation by the FIA, for WRC’s “new cost-effective regulations.” Paperwork is expected to be finalized this week. One of the “cost-effective regulations” is […]

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Shelby To Make 50th Anniversary Cobra

By | January 25, 2011

Shelby announced the 50th Anniversary 289 Cobra at the 40th Anniversary Barrett-Jackson Auction last Friday (January 21,2011). Only 50 of the 50th Anniversary cars will be built: all in “Shelby Black” with “a premium wine colored leather interior, special badges, wire wheels and other items,” according to Shelby’s website. The original (1962-1965) Cobras were European […]

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More from the Utah International Auto Expo…

By | January 17, 2011

We don’t get new concepts here in Utah but we do get some older concepts and movie cars on occasion. We also get some upcoming vehicles that we aren’t supposed to touch yet. Below are some of the cars we got to see this year: Although we didn’t get to see the 2012 Ford Focus […]

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