Under The Hood
Formula Drift Champion Chris Forsberg wraps up another awesome season of touring garages around the country. In this episode Forsberg shares some highlights including Top Gear US co-host Rutledge Wood’s eclectic collection, Jeremy Baye’s period correct hotrods at 1945 Speed And Custom, and Luis Miranda’s custom lowriders. We saw it all from classic luxury cars, to off road truck fabrications, to Supercross bikes—let us know which episode was your favorite in the comments below. Is there a garage you’d love to see Chris check out? Leave it in the comments below.
In this episode of Garage Tours, Chris Forsberg visits Nameless Performance in Woodland, Washington. Nameless is one of the largest manufacturers of custom performance exhaust systems for the Subaru market. Jason Griffith gives Forsberg a tour of the manufacturing division including the fabrication room with a cutting room, welding stations and the final assembly area.
John Hoyenga then tours us through the Motorsports division, introducing Forsberg to the rally program and the new Formula Drift program. Nameless driver Ryan Tuerck pops in to talk about his relationship with Nameless and his 2015 Formula Drift FRS!
Check out the Nameless Performance site at namelessperformance.com.
There aren't many things in the realm of cars that are foreign to Chris Forsberg. But lowriders and hydraulics are some of those things, so Forsberg decided to get an education in lowriders from one of the best shops in the country for just that on this new episode of Garage Tours.
In this episode Forsberg visits Miranda’s Custom Car shop in Phoenix, Arizona—a lowrider shop driven by the passionate mechanic Luis Miranda whose built a reputation for attention to detail and artistic paintwork. Luis’ affection and commitment to custom lowriders and the lowrider culture runs deep. Miranda handles every process of the vehicle’s fabrications from sourcing parts to engine fabrications, custom upholstery, paintwork, and of course, hydraulics.
Forsberg gets a tour of the yard where vehicles, including some long lean ’58 and ’59 Impalas, are waiting for their transformation. Inside we see works in progress and lowriders in the final stages of customization. And finally! Forsberg gets his first ride in slammed down to the ground lowrider.
In this new episode of Garage Tours, we turn the camera on two of the most popular drivers in Formula Drift: our host Chris Forsberg and fellow driver Ryan Tuerck, to get a look inside their mobile garages.
Forsberg takes us inside his 75-foot, two-story trailer complete with car and equipment storing capacity and indoor work stations. We also see the mobile work stations that keep these cars in prime competitive condition throughout the race weekend. Tuerck tours us through his 53-foot trailer and shows us how his crew stays on top of maintenance and repairs throughout the competition.
Sean Geiser tours Forsberg through the truck design and fabrication garage where trucks are built from the ground up. We get a look at the CNC shop, the chassis build area as well as a brilliant rotisserie welding station. Sean shares the backstory on Geiser’s custom suspensions, a key component in off road truck racing. Geiser also features a maintenance shop for keeping all race trucks in prime race condition including the 2015 winning Baja 500 truck.
Formula Drift champion Chris Forsberg takes us on a tour of garages around the country, from professional outfits to grassroots backyard garages.
In this episode of Garage Tours, we visit 1945 Speed And Custom in Troy, New York. Owner Jeremy Baye shares his love for building some of the coolest custom hot rods in the world. Baye is a master designer and fabricator creating classics reminiscent of a bygone era with a focus on high-quality metalwork, his 10,000 square-foot shop is in a renovated car dealership along the river.
Baye tours us through finished works including a custom Rail Dragster, a late 40s Big Car, a 1927 Ford Model T, and Baye’s own ’51 Ford Flathead V8 Truck. After a tour through the garage checking out some works in progress, Forsberg heads out for a drive in the 1927 Ford Model T.
In this episode Forsberg visits Redline Restorations in Black Rock, Connecticut, which is a high-end restoration shop focused on the European classics including Ferrari, Maserati, Aston Martin, and Bugatti.
Owned by Colton Amster, this bright brick shop prides itself on its concours-quality restorations. Our tour includes a ’37 Bugatti Type 57S, a ’39 Delage D6 race car, a ’61 Ferrari GTO and an unexpected 1970 Chrysler Hemi 'Cuda with an incredible backstory. After a behind the scenes tour of the garage, Forsberg gets behind the wheel of a Ferrari 250T (!), and then enjoys a few burnouts in a classic rear-wheel drive Fiat 500.
Formula Drift Champion Chris Forsberg takes us on a tour of garages around the country, from professional outfits to grassroots backyard garages.
In this episode of Garage Tours, we visit Coupe King in Long Beach, California. Coupe King is owned and operated by Peter and Erik “Slick” Sliskovich, a father and son team. It started as a hobby in the early 80s, but has since evolved into a highly recognized full-service BMW restoration and parts business. Slick shares their enormous collection of BMWs including a pair of rare orange 1971 ultralight 3.0 CSL. In the garage we see just how busy this shop is with an incredible number of full restorations in progress. Then it’s time to get behind the wheel as Forsberg takes a 1974 3.0 CS with 260 HP to the streets of Long Beach.
Chris Forsberg heads out to TwoTwo Motorsports on the new episode of Garage Tours. The official team of multiple time AMA/World Supercross champion Chad Reed, the team headquarters is in Temecula, California where his crew of skilled technicians service the Kawasaki 450 team bikes to prepare for the grueling Supercross and Outdoor Nationals seasons.
Team Manager Dave Osterman tours Forsberg and special guest (and Supercross super fan) Ryan Tuerck through the facility before it closed its doors recently—we get a look at the machine shop, the engine shop, the suspension room, and the dyno room and hear from each of the specialists responsible for getting these bikes ready for the starting line and another winning Supercross season.