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  4. McLaren tweaks F1 livery to support diversity campaign The McLaren Formula 1 team has tweaked its MCL35 livery ahead of this weekend's Austrian Grand Prix, as part of the sport's campaign to fight COVID-19 and tackle inequality. Last week McLaren pledged its support to Formula 1's #WeRaceAsOne campaign, which aims to raise money for charities around the world who are fighting against COVID-19, while also recognising frontline workers who are tackling the pandemic Ahead of this weekend's opening round of the revised 2020 Formula 1 season, McLaren has updated its livery to promote the campaign, while also carrying anti-racism messages on the cars of Lando Norris and Carlos Sainz. In addition to a rainbow on the halo, the rainbow colours also feature on the sidepod of the MCL35. The car will also carry the 'End Racism' message on the halo. The Woking outfit announced it will launch a range of special merchandise, with all profits going to the campaign. Earlier Mercedes also revealed a different 2020 look, going for an all-black livery to support diversity.
  5. Mercedes to race all-black F1 livery to support diversity Mercedes has unveiled a new, black livery for the 2020 Formula 1 season as part of a new campaign to fight racism. The reigning constructors' champion team announced the new look for the Mercedes W11 car on Monday ahead of this weekend's season opener in Austria. Mercedes has traditionally raced in silver throughout its time in F1, dating as far back as 1954, but will now run in black for the entirety of the new season. The new black livery base retains the green trim of title sponsor Petronas, the red elements of principal partner INEOS, and the speckled star design on the engine cover. The car will also run with 'End Racism' written on the Halo. Drivers Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas will race in black overalls through 2020, and will also adjust their helmet designs accordingly. Mercedes also confirmed it will launch a new diversity and inclusion programme before the end of the season to address the lack of diversity within the team, with just 3% of its workforce identifying as belonging to a minority ethnic group. "Racism and discrimination have no place in our society, our sport or our team: this is a core belief at Mercedes. But having the right beliefs and the right mindset isn't enough if we remain silent," said team principal Toto Wolff. "We wish to use our voice and our global platform to speak up for respect and equality, and the Silver Arrow will race in black for the entire 2020 season to show our commitment to greater diversity within our team and our sport. "We will not shy away from our weaknesses in this area, nor from the progress we must still make; our livery is our public pledge to take positive action. "We intend to find and attract the very best talents from the broadest possible range of backgrounds, and to create credible pathways for them to reach our sport, in order to build a stronger and more diverse team in the future." It is the latest major statement from the F1 world amid global protests against racial injustice, sparked by the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis last month. Mercedes driver Hamilton - the only black driver in F1 history - has been especially vocal in recent weeks, calling on the "white dominated" F1 community to be more conscious of racism and racial injustice. Hamilton also recently announced plans for a new commission aimed at improving diversity within motorsport and STEM industries. "It's so important that we seize this moment and use it to educate ourselves whether you are an individual, brand or company to make real meaningful changes when it comes to ensuring equality and inclusivity," Hamilton said. "I have personally experienced racism in my life and seen my family and friends experience racism, and I am speaking from the heart when I appeal for change. "When I spoke to Toto about my hopes for what we could achieve as a team, I said it was so important that we stand united. "We want to build a legacy that goes beyond sport, and if we can be the leaders and can start building more diversity within our own business, it will send such a strong message and give others the confidence to begin a dialogue about how they can implement change." F1 launched a new campaign called 'We Race as One' last week, promoting inclusivity and greater diversity in the sport. Branding for this campaign will be present on all 20 cars in Austria, as well as being a key part of F1's messaging through the upcoming season. Mercedes is the second team to make a late change to its livery ahead of the new season. Williams unveiled its new look last Friday after splitting with title sponsor ROKiT in May.
  6. Let the engine swaps begin! Ford’s modular V8 engine is upwards of 30 years old. The overhead-cam mod motor began replacing pushrod engines back in 1990, with everything phased out by the early 2000s. That's why Ford’s announcement of a massive new pushrod engine for the 2020 F-250 completely dropped our jaw last year. And now, it's available as a crate engine. To refresh your memory, Ford’s Godzilla pushrod V8 displaces 445 cubic engines, or 7.3 liters. It makes 430 horsepower (320 kilowatts), which doesn’t sound terrifically impressive for its size. However, it's designed to be a truck engine, and as such it develops 475 pound-feet (644 Newton-meters) of torque at 4,000 RPM. It’s basically a workhorse mill with a diesel-like powerband for those who don’t want to burn diesel. However, there’s another side to this engine that’s been percolating in the minds of enthusiasts since it was announced. Utilizing a cam-in-block design, a pushrod engine is more compact than an overhead-cam configuration, be it two cams or four. This means it should fit easier into a range of vehicles, and that means it could live a very happy life as a crate engine for a variety of projects. Many see the 7.3-liter engine as Ford stepping up to challenge the infamous GM LS engine, which also features a smaller, cam-in-block pushrod design. Size and a simpler valvetrain can make for a lighter engine, not to mention one that's cheaper to build and modify, which are the primary reasons why the LS engine is so popular in the aftermarket community. The only variable missing from Ford’s new 7.3-liter V8 is how much power it can make when uncorked. Now that Godzilla is available for purchase, we suspect we’ll be getting an answer to that question shortly. Ford Performance currently lists the big engine for $8,150, which gets you a fully-dressed long block fitted with a throttle body, exhaust manifolds, ignition coils, and the production flex plate.
  7. afx

    Porsche 914

    I've built a pair of these kits, challenging but rewarding when finished.
  8. Sorry Tim that is the only photo I found. Glad you enjoy the thread.
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