Part 6 - Building an £850 hatchback into a competitive race car.

In part 6 of Bargain Racement, we look back at what happened in our first race and plan some improvements to try and go a little faster. We go to Wales for some testing before heading back to the shed for some last minute fettling.

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  • These guys are insanely talented machinist

    J NJ N16 tuntia sitten
  • 12:40 "far from optimal"... sure... that's what the lips are saying. Pretty sneaky Mr. Blackhurst :)

    Gus PriyolGus Priyol4 päivää sitten
  • Can you please share more information on the string alignment kit you're using? If it's a DIY setup, it would be awesome to have a cheeky mini episode about building that. Asking for a friend ;) Awesome motivating content, thank you! :)

    MrAlexLamusMrAlexLamus14 päivää sitten
  • 13:02 drinking tea whilst doing the voiceovers

    backgroundbabblebackgroundbabble17 päivää sitten
  • What about the chain modification, did it work?

    Douglas BergDouglas Berg18 päivää sitten
  • I asked you before to stop the stupid music. You guys know about cars, isn’t that enough?

    Miro DyerMiro Dyer19 päivää sitten
    • "Stupid"?... You've clearly never seen the rest of FIstart then...

      Germaine LiewGermaine Liew19 päivää sitten
    • Miro, f**k off mate. The music stays.

      Bad Obsession MotorsportBad Obsession Motorsport19 päivää sitten
  • What will cut your lap time a few seconds is if you learn how to drift your rear end around turns...

    BIG LUCIENBIG LUCIEN19 päivää sitten
  • Squeeze the ink out of the rule book

    Jason ElliottJason Elliott20 päivää sitten
  • 12:39 "which is far from optimal". Correct Translation: Fucking Shite

    George BeardGeorge Beard22 päivää sitten
  • Found this series purely by accident! I've now just sat & watched every episode! More! I need more content! I love the sense of humour, the how to guides & seeing the racing. Fingers crossed I can get to a circuit in 2021 to watch you guys! LOVE IT!

    Mark AldrichMark Aldrich22 päivää sitten
  • How to make Bargain Racement quicker... paint Binky blue and slap a Citroen badge on it. Boom, job done. Time for a cuppa.

    Al BAl B23 päivää sitten
  • The update rate on that link display is abysmal

    Matthew GribbenMatthew Gribben23 päivää sitten
    • OBD2 will do that. It's instant over CAN but we don't have that option within the rules.

      Bad Obsession MotorsportBad Obsession Motorsport23 päivää sitten
  • The exploitation of grey areas in the rules might be my favourite part of racing. Engine wise could you get away with a balanced rotating assembly, polish the engine and exhaust and ceramic coat the cylinder walls. Also maybe a larger fuel pump, race fuel with a piggyback ecu and flex fuel censor? Chassis wise if you remove more weight you could have a flat underbody which would have an areodynamic advantage and lower the centre of gravity. You could seamweld the door seam, door frames, stut tops and perhaps lower the engine.

    Sam ClarkeSam Clarke24 päivää sitten
  • Some big laughs in this one 🤣 Loving this series, awesome work lads!

    All Aussie TravellerAll Aussie Traveller24 päivää sitten
  • I absolutely love the fact you didn't just go like "meh, if we can't weld onto the chassis, it's not even worth it to try with brackets and screws" and did it. It was really good seeing you testing it somehow too, scientifically with the jack, and not just say "yeah, we bolted them together, it's better, bye". Really my kind of entertainment these parts are!

    kicsipkicsip25 päivää sitten
  • holy tits, that wind allmost took that door off, and Nik with it!

    Morten BakkeMorten Bakke26 päivää sitten
  • Four stiffer 😂

    Craig MardenCraig Marden26 päivää sitten
  • Great video but the volume is muffling too much when you talk, keep an eye on that

    vapewaves and subarusvapewaves and subarus26 päivää sitten
  • Sweet haysuice I think you've got it!!!

    Kurt SumthinorotherKurt Sumthinorother26 päivää sitten
  • I ordered my first credit card today from @darkbolt1 I’m 21 yrs old, as you mentioned as long as you can buy what you can afford, there is no reason not to use one okay💯💯

    Dawakins RobertDawakins Robert26 päivää sitten
  • The scratched helmet and all the one liners lol

    salvage chasersalvage chaser26 päivää sitten
  • Loving these videos. What's happening with binky?

    salvage chasersalvage chaser26 päivää sitten
  • Less tirepressure in the rear and take a wider line to keep up speed in the corners. Is it possible to fine tune gear shift to target max engine torc?

    Stig AndersenStig Andersen26 päivää sitten
  • 1st to come 2nd! How about setting the corner weights with thoughs coilovers?

    Paul CannonPaul Cannon27 päivää sitten
  • just saw a post by croft from 3 hours ago after wondering why all event information had been removed from their website. no spectators allowed. I'm mega bummed out. these series always have great racing and I was hoping to shout some terrible innuendo loosely disguised as a well wishing comment over railings to you while brandishing my BOM keyring. Best of luck nonetheless.

    Chris MChris M27 päivää sitten
  • You missed a very important part from Race Day - Scrutineering, even if you couldn't show t on track maybe you could do it in the garage showing what they look for?

    Gary SeymourGary Seymour27 päivää sitten
    • There's no scrutineering at the moment. It's all done on a form. Random checks during the day.

      Bad Obsession MotorsportBad Obsession Motorsport27 päivää sitten
  • Guys in the words of one Mr Rascal, I'm loving it, loving it, loving it. However, and say this with complete admiration. Could you do an instructional episode, of an 'OCD' complete car service. As in the best servicing you could do to your car. What are the best spark plugs, why should you gap them, oil filter selection and also if you want better brake discs and pads, how not to get stuck with run of the mill, rad flush (should you use rad flush), should you use engine flush. Basically be yourselves. Seb

    Sebastian SmithSebastian Smith27 päivää sitten
  • Niceee videeeooo

    - Russ14n -- Russ14n -27 päivää sitten
  • "sim racing is too expensive" what much be getting close to 15 thousand pounds worth of parts and labour later later so about that 50 pound used logitech set with shoes over the whee ls to stop you rolling away....?

    Dylan AngelDylan Angel27 päivää sitten
    • the link dash unit is about $1,000 quid... so that was a big budget bust

      Lowe RyderLowe Ryder27 päivää sitten
  • Three questions; Are all of the City Car Cup competitors now subscribers? How far above the minimum weight limit are you? Will you be doing anything to shed weight? (from the car ;-))

    JakobusVdLJakobusVdL27 päivää sitten
  • So,Binky still a thing or what?

    Matej MrkonjićMatej Mrkonjić28 päivää sitten
  • @2:03: what is the tool did you use for geometry? it's a DIY kit or commercial tool?

    elberto33elberto3328 päivää sitten
    • @Bad Obsession Motorsport it it possible to have drawing if exist?

      elberto33elberto3325 päivää sitten
    • We made it all apart from our digital level.

      Bad Obsession MotorsportBad Obsession Motorsport27 päivää sitten
  • whats happened to project BINKY have you painted her yet we are dying here please give us an update on when you might get around to building her for the final time even thou these videos are also very good and super interesting you have even got me salivating at doing this myself as 6 grand would just about do me as a fully qualified mechanic and auto electrician for 30 plus years this looks an easy rebuild to me and Citroen C3 are cheap as chips round here in Warwickshire I can get one in good condition with low mileage for 500 quid easy so might save a bit more on the an ex motocross rider from many years ago I've now got the racing bug again so the misses is not going to be pleased with me well 36 years married I don't think she will leave me now I hope not here

    john kindonjohn kindon28 päivää sitten
  • a strap around the shock absorber would be better?

    Ryan ShekRyan Shek28 päivää sitten
  • Brilliant, you guys never cease to amaze, and it's out of the box thinking that moves racing ahead, well done rebels well done.

    Peter AmannPeter Amann28 päivää sitten
  • Love the reference to Hal!

    investinhudsoninvestinhudson28 päivää sitten
  • OMG........ where is Binky........... it's been months...

    Rob DoneRob Done28 päivää sitten
  • Nearly 4 stiffer. Jesus that cracked me up

    eikliuxeikliux28 päivää sitten
  • Rules are for the obeyance of fools, and the guidance of wise racers!

    StevoStevo28 päivää sitten
  • good luck at the next race :)

    Kirk NelsonKirk Nelson29 päivää sitten
  • Simplify and add lightness? - Nahh

    Colin BrownColin Brown29 päivää sitten
  • I think (only 'think' mind you) that I am enjoying this more than Binkies build...

    Brett SalterBrett Salter29 päivää sitten
  • Fkn brilliant. loving the videos, guys.

    DenwayClassicCustomsDenwayClassicCustoms29 päivää sitten
  • Never let Blackhurst get any applications from Elon Musk or SpaceX. Or there will be so many brackets on the Falcon 9 and Falcon 9 heavy, they'll never get off the ground!.

    TominBachTominBach29 päivää sitten
  • Can you run some type of auto shifter? I could probably build and program something to control the shift cables with pneumatics or stepper motors and then you could use paddle shifters to keep your hands on the wheel at all times

    Jonathan StoddenJonathan Stodden29 päivää sitten
  • 👍👍😎👍👍

    Joel LJoel L29 päivää sitten
  • Did you ebay all the trim you took off to offset the cost?

    Martyn WhiteMartyn White29 päivää sitten
  • B R I L L I A N T. A S A L W A Y S.

    Gordon GalbraithGordon Galbraith29 päivää sitten
  • Amazing engineering ingenuity 😎👌

    Ricky DubRicky Dub29 päivää sitten
  • The navigator reference was genius!

    PipelineProjectsPipelineProjects29 päivää sitten
  • 12:39 haha Utter shit I mean "far from optimal

    ChrisChris29 päivää sitten
  • Hi guys been watching your bargain racer is it not allowed to port the cylinder head

    Per OlsenPer Olsen29 päivää sitten
  • I was wondering how much on the performance gains were due to your mods and how much was the changing track conditions and more experience later in your test session.

    \m/ MayheM \m/\m/ MayheM \m/29 päivää sitten
  • If HAL mode is included in a LINK dash I'll buy one today

    ae101craigae101craig29 päivää sitten
  • Another cracking video, lads. I think we all miss Binky, though.

    AlexAlex29 päivää sitten
  • Dyno Sesh and massage the Plug Gaps

    james daltonjames daltonUukausi sitten
  • Great job as Always!! I never had imagine that a C1 could be so interesting to watch 😍👍🏻 Cheers from Switzerland

    Porci82Porci82Uukausi sitten
  • You guys alowed to run a little less engine oil?? less windage = more power, saw it on engine masters and it works

    Incognito BanditoIncognito BanditoUukausi sitten
  • Great videos but is there really any tea in those mugs u keep waving around while talking 2 camera?? 😳

    TTvTTvUukausi sitten
  • This is all fine and entertaining but what about Binky and the transporter?

    ItsjustbrizItsjustbrizUukausi sitten
  • Great video mates. Cheers from Michigan USA. Looking fwd to the next race.

    Steamy1225Steamy1225Uukausi sitten
  • My God man, these guy's are engineering genius'. Sweet series guy's! Love all you do!!

    Cat xlsCat xlsUukausi sitten
  • Great stuff lads I love the c1 car Toyota Argo thingy

    Aidan FEATHERSTONEAidan FEATHERSTONEUukausi sitten
  • Love that you showcased Anglesey circuit 24 hours before that popular uk tv car show 👍

    Ian HowdenIan HowdenUukausi sitten
  • you can change under-steer and over-steer by putting different tire pressures front to back - for instance if all pressures were equal and you were experiencing understeer - just take a little out of the fronts and put it in the rear - the front will gain a little traction, the rears will loose some and then you'll either be neutral again in corners or over-do it and end up with over-steer. :D And, tire chemistry can make a huge difference - can you change tire brands? Bridgestone RE-71's would stick you to the road like rails.

    Talisman1957Talisman1957Uukausi sitten
  • Absolutely brilliant stuff

    Adam BinnieAdam BinnieUukausi sitten
  • This is all very good but where on Earth is binky ? It’s been months and I’m suffering withdrawal symptoms. I may have to start from the beginning again.

    biggeordiejbiggeordiejUukausi sitten
  • What alignment tools are you guys using in this episode?

    Mr1234567asdfghMr1234567asdfghUukausi sitten
    • @Bad Obsession Motorsport Well then, I suppose it's time for me to get the funk out

      Mr1234567asdfghMr1234567asdfgh28 päivää sitten
    • We made them.

      Bad Obsession MotorsportBad Obsession MotorsportUukausi sitten
  • Interesting recipe at 25:58 !!

    Yanick BourretYanick BourretUukausi sitten
  • This series: 50% stuff about racing 50% B R A C K E T S

    Spectacular SpaghettiSpectacular SpaghettiUukausi sitten
  • Can't say I'm not liking this build but I'd rather see binky going back together with its fresh new paint an see that get some action on the dirt or wherever its gunna be raced or is it just eye candy

    David MackiesonDavid MackiesonUukausi sitten
  • Still thoroughly enjoying this series, but 6 eps and still no Binky :(

    stupidchicken03stupidchicken03Uukausi sitten
  • Not wishing to appear rude but one way to improve performance (legally) is to reduce weight. So perhaps a nice lithium battery, and less pies for Richard 😂

    Andy GlastonburyAndy GlastonburyUukausi sitten
  • mmmm think all the bits yous added post testing will eat into those hard found 2 seconds..

    Greg JGreg JUukausi sitten
  • I thoroughly enjoy these episodes!

    Michael ÖrdögMichael ÖrdögUukausi sitten
  • 3.2 basically says exactly the same thing but that maybe they'll let you if you ask!!

    sinbaadisinbaadiUukausi sitten
  • You ever thought about increasing your seat time by driving in a sim racing set-up?...........

    Matthew ColemanMatthew ColemanUukausi sitten
  • Good job guys

    Colin ChaffersColin ChaffersUukausi sitten
  • Awsome stuff boys

    D BurgessD BurgessUukausi sitten
  • 12:40 great dubbing 😂

    Dylan NicholsonDylan NicholsonUukausi sitten
  • Amazing.

    Tomas J.Tomas J.Uukausi sitten
  • Cheers guys

    Trucker Jay In the UKTrucker Jay In the UKUukausi sitten
  • I’d love to see the engine bored and stroked

    Go ClunkerGo ClunkerUukausi sitten
  • Flow test the injectors and new fuel filter. :)

    T. W.T. W.Uukausi sitten
  • " unfortunately we aren't allowed to do any of that Which is Just Shit!" bwahaahhahahaha

    AdrenalfixAdrenalfixUukausi sitten
  • One thing you can do to stiffen a chassis (depending on the wording of the regulations ) is to spray some closed cell fire retardant construction foam into every suitable cavity. You can even make some suitable cavities by riveting some aluminium sheet to the floor and ceiling with a gap of about half an inch between and spraying the foam in between. It has the added benefit of heat shielding and sound deadening for very little weight gain. Doing this can make a floppy sock as stiff as a board.

    Anom AmosAnom AmosUukausi sitten
  • Have you thought about a fuel cooler

    regan somersregan somersUukausi sitten
  • I started on a project car of my own. Nothing to the extent of Binky, however, it does have some brackets that are showing what a life living near the coast in a former ownership looked like. Once i removed the engine to get it disassembled to be inspected and rebuilt, I got to work refinishing the brackets. Strangely, as I was putting a wirewheel attachment to my drill... I heard a faint whisper from Nik "Lets make new ones", so like any logical person, I made new brackets. As I was making the new brackets with my cutting wheel and making 90 degree bends using the bench vice, I could feel the warm yet ghostly feeling of Nik's hands gliding over mine and guiding me to bracket perfection. As if it was the pottery scene from Ghost.

    rotor13rotor13Uukausi sitten
  • Well done Nic, weld on Richard )) oi oi oi

    Jim ClarkeJim ClarkeUukausi sitten
  • This is such an informative build, I've learned so much about rules, handling geometry of steering etc. Really a nice track, makes me want to visit the UK....maybe.

    BriBriUukausi sitten
  • "Far from optimal"... worst lipsync ever! hahaha

    felixrisingfelixrisingUukausi sitten
  • Can you add a tow hitch and stay in the gray area?

    George BoyleGeorge BoyleUukausi sitten
  • 8:52 why try to fool us? You moved the jack handle further, of course the car lifted higher/faster First test, handle moves to mirror. Second test you pushed it to the floor. Just use a measuring tape under each corner of the chassis

    jane blogsjane blogsUukausi sitten
  • OK, I must say that I've enjoyed this series immensely, but I have to admit, I'm quite disappointed with the last episode. Playing devil's advocate and all that, and I have also come from a motorsport background, but I'm disappointed with the "cheating" involved in this. While I respect the modifications Nik & Richard have made, the fact remains that they are exploiting a loophole in the regulations - that being, the exclusion of the "if it doesn't say you can, then you can't" clause. They even highlighted that it was missing, and suggested it was a mistake! I would be very surprised if the publicly-acknowledged omission of this clause isn't immediately rectified with some Supplementary Regulations. At the very beginning of the series, they mentioned quite clearly that this series was developed to be: A) Cheaply affordable for people who can't otherwise afford to get a foot in the door of competitive motorsport, and B) the basis was that all cars were identical, so any success (or otherwise) came down purely to the skill of the driver, and not any mechanical, electronic or financial benefit that one team has over another. I'm sorry - as much as I thoroughly enjoy the engineering/fabrication & personal abilities of these 2 incredible people, this is out-and-out cheating, and goes beyond the "spirit" of the series. Their everyday jobs is exactly this - being paid to exploit loopholes in regulations and build competitive racecars for their customers. But that's NOT what this particular series is supposed to be about. This is not F1 or WRC. Fully expecting other people to respond to this comment with historical comparisons along the lines of "this is what motorsport is about, look at what Ferrari did in F1, look what Audi did in rallying" blah blah blah...... But please don't. This ISN'T world-class motorsport. This isn't even the "normal" class of rallying that Nik & Richard regularly compete in. This is SUPPOSED to be a ground-roots foot-in-door motorsport series.... What they are now doing is cheating, or at the very least, against the spirit of the sport; pure and simple.

    David ReinlDavid ReinlUukausi sitten
    • If you launched a new series and had just 3 or 4 races in a truncated year to sort a set of regulations out in advance of the first championship year, wouldn't you want a pair of sneaky bastards to stress test the rules? Because that's what we've done. And if you read the rules, it states that you have to check with the organisers before doing anything. There was nothing underhand here at all. So jump off your high horse...

      Bad Obsession MotorsportBad Obsession MotorsportUukausi sitten
  • Well done lads great worj

    s cs cUukausi sitten
  • 2nd place "1st looser" =)))

    The BoxThe BoxUukausi sitten
  • Didn’t notice the Total D sticker. Solid chuckle from that one

    cam welchcam welchUukausi sitten
  • maybe the first place driver is just better than you

    Christian SmalleyChristian SmalleyUukausi sitten
  • Nice video gentlemen...

    Dan CookDan CookUukausi sitten
  • There is a small flaw in your bending the rules, you are putting on here for everyone to see whether its competitors or scrutineering. 😅😅

    Marko PoloMarko PoloUukausi sitten