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Those of us who are Jeri Ellsworth fans have heard about her race car builder/driver past, but most us know of her through her electronics engineering exploits. In this Building a Pure Stock Race Car video series, she proves her automotive hacking mettle as she helps her friend Trish make race-worthy a 1981 Camero. If you weren’t interested in welding before, after seeing a car basically being deconstructed and rebuilt, you’ll see the power of what you can do, armed with the skill, a welding rig, and some square and round tubing.

Building a Pure Stock Race Car

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Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor for Boing Boing and WINK Books. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.


  • Michael Pechner

    Since this will be the shorter list, what can’t Jeri do?

    • Anonymous

      I have the sense she’s not real big on the “home ec” arts. But I DO know she flambes a mean marshmallow Peep.

    • Anonymous

      I have the sense she’s not real big on the “home ec” arts. But I DO know she flambes a mean marshmallow Peep.

      • Anonymous

        Flames are so crude.  Peeps respond *much* better to microwaves.

        //the best part is that campfire marshmallow smell when you take them out

      • Anonymous

        Flames are so crude.  Peeps respond *much* better to microwaves.

        //the best part is that campfire marshmallow smell when you take them out

    • http://twitter.com/restifo Christian Restifo

      Wrestle a bear.

      Then again, she’d probably build something that would do a fantastic job wrestling the bear for her….;^)

      • http://blog.johntiernan.co.uk John T

        Really? I heard bears won’t attack out of fear of her skills. Something about them trying to hire her one day for grabbing picnics…

      • http://blog.johntiernan.co.uk John T

        Really? I heard bears won’t attack out of fear of her skills. Something about them trying to hire her one day for grabbing picnics…

  • Anonymous

    uhhhh….she’s my hero…my hero…

  • Anonymous

    uhhhh….she’s my hero…my hero…

  • Jens Christian Restemeier

    That is some lovely welding. Much better than mine.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MDJ5N2CGZFRA2Y3PYSCMKJHPUY M B

    CAMARO

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MDJ5N2CGZFRA2Y3PYSCMKJHPUY M B

    CAMARO