Jordan Rimpela
Jordan Rimpela Digital Editor
7/17/19 3:39 p.m.

Go racing for $2000. It seems impossible, right? Think again. When we first issued the call to action for the $1500 Challenge, we didn’t think anybody would attempt it. Why? Because low-buck racing just wasn’t a thing back in 1999. We assumed our first $1500 Challenge wouldn’t have any actual competitors, so our staff members built their own budget race cars to ensure we’d still have something cool to write about. 

Good news: We were wrong! Our readers built some of the wildest cars we’d ever laid our eyes upon, and they did it with just $1500. After that first event, we upped the budget $500, officially creating our annual $2000 Challenge. 20 years later, the field of Challenge winners is full of some of the most innovative, clever, and just plain fast cars we’ve ever seen, so we created this definitive list of every $2000 Challenge winner so far.

Of course, there is one car missing: The winner of this year’s $2000 Challenge presented by CRC Industries. Registration is open now, so what are you waiting for? Show us what you can build.

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Jordan Rimpela
Jordan Rimpela Digital Editor
7/25/19 4:12 p.m.

OK, main story can be found at the link above!

poopshovel again
poopshovel again MegaDork
7/25/19 4:35 p.m.

Hong Norr Dream-Team is back in $2019!

Bring your title! Bring your checkbook! Bring your wife!

slowbird
slowbird Reader
7/25/19 4:41 p.m.

Wow, what an eclectic mix of cars. Kinda makes it seem like almost any type of car could win in the right hands. Which means...I'm gonna need to borrow someone else's hands if I want to win. laugh

Patrick
Patrick MegaDork
7/25/19 5:17 p.m.
poopshovel again said:

Hong Norr Dream-Team is back in $2019!

Bring your title! Being your checkbook! Bring your wife!

How old are you?  Nobody has checkbooks anymore 

Mndsm
Mndsm MegaDork
7/25/19 5:49 p.m.
Patrick said:
poopshovel again said:

Hong Norr Dream-Team is back in $2019!

Bring your title! Being your checkbook! Bring your wife!

How old are you?  Nobody has checkbooks anymore 

He's from the before-time.

DeadSkunk  (Warren)
DeadSkunk (Warren) PowerDork
7/25/19 7:23 p.m.
Patrick said:
poopshovel again said:

Hong Norr Dream-Team is back in $2019!

Bring your title! Being your checkbook! Bring your wife!

How old are you?  Nobody has checkbooks anymore 

Do not sell me any more cars

I do. Two different banks.smiley

Patrick
Patrick MegaDork
7/25/19 7:35 p.m.

In reply to DeadSkunk (Warren) :

Point made for me wink

OHSCrifle
OHSCrifle SuperDork
7/25/19 7:59 p.m.

Drag racing this year?

Tom Suddard
Tom Suddard Director of Marketing & Digital Assets
7/25/19 8:57 p.m.

Yes!

te72
te72 Reader
7/26/19 1:10 a.m.

Congrats to all the winners these past couple decades, as well as to their competitors and compatriots. You have all been a great source of inspiration and entertainment, not to mention proof that I'm not the only one who comes up with ideas that just might be a little bit crazy when it comes to the cars.

 

Thanks again, and to all the 2019 entrants, GOOD LUCK and have fun! =D

poopshovel again
poopshovel again MegaDork
7/26/19 5:49 a.m.
Patrick said:
poopshovel again said:

Hong Norr Dream-Team is back in $2019!

Bring your title! Being your checkbook! Bring your wife!

How old are you?  Nobody has checkbooks anymore 

Let the record show I did *NOT* respond with jokes about your mom, even though you’re kinda lobbing em over home plate.

infinitenexus
infinitenexus Reader
7/26/19 6:39 a.m.

I remember my dad and I reading the first challenge back in 1999 and we loved it.  Now 20 years later I'm planning on moving back to Florida, and if everything goes well, we'll build a car for the 2020 challenge.  Very excite.

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