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      03-08-2018, 01:50 PM   #1
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Steve Dinan is back with CarBahn Autoworks

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Hi Everyone,

We wanted to introduce CarBahn Autoworks, a new company owned by Steve Dinan, with two locations in Northern California. As many of you know, Steve sold Dinan a little while back – since then he opened the doors on a pair of shops, one in Moutainview, CA and the other in San Jose, CA. The new business is open to all European makes and models and we still do a ton with BMW products including stroker motors (S65, S85 and more) along with club racing engines. In addition to high performance engine builds, we're also campaigning an Audi R8 GT4 in IMSA with drivers Jeff Westphal and Tyler McQuarrie.

We have an in-house chassis dyno and engine dyno, as well as an alignment rack and more. We can take care of everything from track car prep to general service.

We’re going to be as active as possible on here, helping with any questions you may have. Shoot us a line if you’re looking for parts, service or advice and feel free to stop by any time if you’re in the area! You can also follow us on Instagram and Facebook if you want to see what we’re up to @carbahn_autoworks or CarBahn Autoworks on FB. You'll be able to find more information on www.carbahnautoworks.com as well (our site is still being worked on, so some pages are still in progress).

Look forward to sharing cool projects as they come along at the shop! Here's a little taste of whats to come:
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We have an in-house chassis dyno and engine dyno, as well as an alignment rack and more. We can take care of everything from track car prep to general service.

We’re going to be as active as possible on here, helping with any questions you may have. Shoot us a line if you’re looking for parts, service or advice and feel free to stop by any time if you’re in the area!
Forum organized dyno day ?
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Huh. I thought Steve was working with Chip Ganassi to develop their prototype racing engines? Is he still working with them?
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Forum organized dyno day ?
This would be great.
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Huh. I thought Steve was working with Chip Ganassi to develop their prototype racing engines? Is he still working with them?
Steve was working at Chip Ganassi, but mostly on the sponsorship side of things, not necessarily engineering. A lot of folks heard about the move and assumed he was part of engineering on the GT program, but that's not the case. He left a while ago, came back to Morgan Hill, and now owns and operates CarBahn (the shops) and the race team.

Here's a shot of the car for reference!

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Forum organized dyno day ?
Sounds awesome! Let us look at some dates that might work and we'll start a thread!
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Very good news!
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That's excellent news,
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Looking forward to seeing some project cars.
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We have an in-house chassis dyno and engine dyno, as well as an alignment rack and more. We can take care of everything from track car prep to general service.
Any all-you-can-eat $99 coding specials like EAS?
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Congrats...cant wait to see some stroker motors coming out of the shop
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sold dinan to recreate....dinan?
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Will you be producing performance parts for car like Dinan?
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sold dinan to recreate....dinan?
Same thing I thought. Was wondering how his non-compete/non-solicitation was structured. It's probably now done and he can go back to compete!
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That S54 swapped Widebody E36 M3 on Motons is goals.

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Great news. I've been drooling over CarBahn s65 strokers for some time.
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Same thing I thought. Was wondering how his non-compete/non-solicitation was structured. It's probably now done and he can go back to compete!
He probably can't open another automotive related business that bears the name Dinan. Hence the reason for Carbahn Autoworks, and previously SD Autotech.
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Welcome back to Steve!
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