This past weekend, the Institute of Automotive Performance held their first Introduction to Tuning Basics (EFI) under the new format. This 2-day weekend course, delves into the basics of tuning and the explains the components that are used. This course is designed to give those interested in the automotive performance field a little more information into tuning. This course is a prerequsite for IAP's more advanced tuning courses. This first course was taught by Jason Oefelein, a founder of IAP. Jason has an extensive background in the automotive performance field and is willing to share his knowledge with eager pupils.
The Intro course is mainly comprised of a lecture section that talks about the fundamentals.
Some of you might know that PSI and John Reed have been working for the last year or so to develop an Institute for teaching EFI basics and tuning. The Institute is called I.A.P for the Institute of Automotive Performance. This has been a long time desire for me personally to put together a place where people interested in tuning and enhancement of the performance and general automotive knowledge can go to get educated. IAP has been developed with the help of many experts in the industry, to create a structured system that allows students to pick the area of interests and focus on those items exclusively. Below is a general outline of topics covered;
Last evening, the Institute of Automotive Performance had their first open house event.
The inaugural event was a big success. There were over 30 people in attendance.
Before and After the presentation, the attendees were able to walk around and talk with some of PSI's staff.
Talking with some attendees.
John Reed talking with an attendee.
Jason Oefelein started out by talking about the high performance automotive industry. He discussed the different courses offered at IAP and how they will prepare students for the automotive industry.
John Reed continued by expanding on the tuning aspect of the automotive industry.
After they concluded their presentation, the attendees were given a tour of PSI's facilities.
Jason lead the tour by first going to the fab shop. He and Alex talked to them briefly about fabrication and its part in the industry. Erick's Continental was included in the discussion as it sits in the fab shop as a work in progress.
Next, they headed over to Russ' area to learn about the electrical side of the industry. Russ showed them an custom wiring harness and engine and transmission control box. This system is going into a Toyota Supra.
The attendees got to briefly see what is involved in tuning a car. As John was tuning, Jason was describing to the attendees what John was doing.
The event was a big success and very informative for all the attendees. The upcoming generation of tuners and technicians looks promising. We hope to see many of the attendees at our IAP's first class, Intro to Tuning Basics, on April 9th. For more information, go to IAP's website at http://iapedu.com.
The Institute of Automotive Performance will be having their Open House on March 3, 2011 at Portland Speed Industries. The event will begin at 6:00pm.
John Reed will be leading the discussion on courses, scheduling, and basically anything you need to know about IAP. There also will be a time to ask any questions you may have.
John Reed instructing an IAP student on the dyno.
This event will be an informative and important event to attend for those serious in expanding their tuning knowledge. If you are interested, please rsvp through their contact page, http://iapedu.com/contact.php.
John Reed Racing was well represent at the Texas Mile in October 2010.
John Reed has provided the tuning and wiring solutions for Underground Racing's twin-turbo Lamborghini's, Viper's, and Ferrari. He also tuned SW's fully built Supra and consults on a other few other Supra's. His tuning solutions for these purpose built cars include either MoTeC or AEM engine management systems.
John Reed checking the tune on this MoTeC controlled Underground Racing twin-turbo Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4.
Some of the cars he has been of part of that were running at the October 2010 Texas Mile include, a 1938whp twin-turbo Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera, twin-turbo Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4, twin-turbo Ferrari F430, twin-turbo Lamborghini Gallardo, twin-turbo Dodge Viper SRT-10, and a few Toyota Supra's. A Underground Racing built and John Reed Racing tuned Lamborghini Murcielago also showed up but did not run.
John Reed will be bringing all of his tuning knowledge and experience to the Institute of Automotive Performance, which he is cofounding with Jason Oefelein. John Reed is a master engine management specialist and will become a valuable asset to the students of IAP.
The Institute of Automotive Performance had its first student go through an advacned course on AEM tuning. This first course was presented as a one-on-one session over the weekend and Monday. The course was taught by John Reed, one of the founders of IAP.
The course covered both a lecture and hands-on training. The student tuned a naturally aspirated Dodge Viper and a single turbo Toyota Supra. The student created a base map for both vehicles and began a little performance tuning.
Hands-on training in a Supra on the dyno.
John Reed and Jason Oefelein, the founders of IAP, with their first student.