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August 31, 2010

StopTech around the Web

StopTech, the ultra-performance division of Centric Parts, gets a fair amount of chatter on car forums around the web. Here's some threads on our radar this month...

You can keep track of a custom job StopTech did for a screaming 1999 Chevy Camaro SS over on the LS1 Tech Forum for Firebird and Camaro lovers.

There is a surprisingly eye-catching Honda Accord with blue calipers piling up the positive comments on

StopTech's Facebook friends may already be familiar with the snazzy Honda S2000 project car over at MotoIQ.

Do you have a thread going about your StopTech equipped car?  Send us a link at and we may feature it here.

August 23, 2010

Team StopTech Goes Canadian with Fastco Motorsports Hyundai Tiburon racecars

Team StopTech has a division north of the border now that Fastco Motorsports is running with StopTech in the Castrol Canadian Touring Car Championship.  The series has a pair of classes, and the Super Touring class allows for brake upgrades. 

Fastco Motorsports has fielded a trio of 2008 Hyundai Tiburon V6 racers for two drivers in the 2010 season.  That would be father and son racers Glenn and Lee Chaplin. They go toe to toe with a field chock full of BMWs.  The brakes of choice this season for Fastco are StopTech Big Brake Kits featuring 328x28 patented AeroRotors with Aerohats and clamped by patented ST-40 for piston calipers.

The season has made it through Round Five already with the next round later this month.  The feedback from Lee in the drivers seat is that they could pretty much outbrake everybody at 125mph down to 40 mph.

You catch a taste of the series with this snazzy video recap of Round Three featuring Glenn and Lee Chaplin...

August 22, 2010

StopTech Make a Splash with Lexus on the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance

Once each year, on the third Sunday in August, 175 of the most prized collector cars and motorcycles in the world roll onto what is often called the best finishing hole in golf — the famed eighteenth fairway at Pebble Beach. Tire meets turf and transformation occurs: the stage is set for one of the most competitive events in the automotive world. The occasion is the prestigious Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.

The Concours is not a contest of speed, but of excellence. Automobiles and motorcycles are judged for their historical accuracy, their technical merit and their style. And the best garner reward and recognition.

Thousands of enthusiasts are on hand to celebrate these vehicles and enjoy the company of others who share their passion. The 2010 event marked the 60th anniversary of the first Concours, which was held in 1950.. From less than 30 cars on display in 1950, the event's grown to an estimated 255 cars and motorcycles this year.
One such car at the Lexus pavilion was this beauty sporting F Sport brakes engineered and manufactured for Lexus by StopTech.

August 19, 2010

New Free Video Series from StopTech Answers Common Brake Upgrade Questions

A new free video series from StopTech answers common brake upgrade questions.  You can read about them here, jump on over to the YouTube Channel where they live, or catch the first three right here...