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Current Project Cars
2003 Ford SVT Focus
We picked up this SVT Focus for a paltry sum of $3500. The catch? It has 250,000 miles on the clock. It's been well-maintained all its life, and came with ...
1996 Mazda Rotary Miata
Will a turbocharged rotary engine from Mazda's RX-7 fit into a Miata? One of our departed forum members wanted to find out, and now we're finishing his project to fund ...
2012 Ford Mustang GT
The Mustang has pretty much always been a great bang for the buck, and it fit the bill perfectly for our next project objective: competing in SCCA Classic American Muscle ...
1997 BMW M3
This one-family, two-owner, 150,000-mile example was purchased nearly new in 1998 by Associate Publisher Joe Gearin’s dad.
2015 Mini John Cooper Works
When given the opportunity to foster one of the new MINI John Cooper Works, how could we say no? So, our question: Does it live up to its promise by ...
1973 Ford F-350 Ramp Truck
The Classic Motorsports van has seen over 200,000 miles. Realizing we can't expect it to last forever, we have kept our eyes open for other event support vehicles. Then we ...
2016 Mazda MX-5
We got our hands on the brand new fourth generation (ND chassis) Mazda MX-5. With this car we will explore what takes this roadster from great to unbelievable.
1997 BMW M3
Would BMW's E36-chassis M3 be more fun with a giant V8? Let's find out.
1994 KBS Eclectus
In a quest to return to SCCA Solo Nationals, we obtained a 1994 KBS Formula 500 car to run in the F Modified class.
1992 Mazda Miata - Sunburst Yellow
This Sunburst Yellow Miata--one of 1519 built--was advertised for $700 on our message board. When we went to pick it up, the seller didn't have a title. So we got ...
1987 Mercedes-Benz 300SDL
Every situation doesn't necessarily call for a sports car. Our commute, for example: it's a long, straight, bumpy, boring road. Nobody wants to drive that in a Miata every day, ...
2014 BMW M235i
After driving an M235i around for one of our new car reviews, we decided we just had to have one as a project car. We picked this one up straight ...
2003 Nissan 350Z
We've always liked Zs, and now we have one of our own. This bottom-of-the-market 350Z is destined to be more than just another used car.
1991 Nissan 240SX
We think we found the last stock S13-chassis Nissan 240SX on the planet.
1984 Porsche 911 Carrera
Wondering what it's really like to live with an air-cooled Porsche 911? We find out.
1994 Mazda Miata Turbo
The fastest Miata in our fleet.
2012 Chevrolet Volt
The Chevrolet Volt has been called such disparate things as “the most technologically advanced car on the road today at any price” and “an utter, miserable failure.” Clearly, we had ...
1991 Isuzu Trooper
Essentially a Japanese Land Rover, this Isuzu Trooper was purchased bone-stock less than a mile from GRM Headquarters and currently does triple-duty as a daily driver, parts hauler, and off-road ...
2006 Honda Ridgeline
Completed Project Cars
2013 Factory Five 818
After letting our readers design the Factory Five 818, we'll be building the first production kit. Follow along on our website as we find out what it really takes to ...
2013 Volkswagen Beetle TDi
You may already know that we’ve added a controversial Chevy Volt to our long-term fleet to explore what alternative drivetrains mean to the future of enthusiast cars. Well, Volkswagen challenged ...
2005 Mini Cooper
Per and Kim get a 2005 Chili Red MINI and have *way* too much fun.
2002 Mini Cooper S
This particular Cooper S was originally going to compete in SCCA's Street Modified autocross class, but we ended up making a track car out of it--and learned a lot about ...
1992 Honda Civic Si
Our 92 Civc Si was a workhorse for us
1991 BMW 318is
We supercharged our little 318is and turned it into one sweet little car.
1989 BMW 325is
Club Editor Scott R. Lear is campaigning this '89 325is in NASA's Spec E30 class.
1984 Mercedes-Benz 300SD
This aging oil-burner was bought on a whim for $300. Can we drive an S-Class for used-Neon money?
1977 Saab 99
Our '77 Saab 99 is destined for rally dirtiness.
1959 Berkeley Sports
Can we turn a tiny 46 year old FWD British sports car chassis into a fire breathing rocket? Stay tuned for further installments, and find out.