We build an 818
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DETAILSOur 818 project is just getting its feet on the ground. Come see how it did at its first autocross.

Simulation Central
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DETAILSCome to our newest message board section and discuss your favorite racing simulators as well as all manner of video games and geekdom.

A LeMon colored yellow
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DETAILSWe're trying to build a non-cheaty Miata for 24 Hours of LeMons racing. Hey. Stop laughing.

Build Threads
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DETAILSFind out what crazy cool cars our readers are building in our hot Build Threads section.

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Current Project Cars

Jul 23, 2014

2013 Factory Five 818

Jul 23, 2014

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 ...

Jun 30, 2014

2003 Ford Focus SVT

Jun 30, 2014

We picked up this Focus SVT 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 ...

Jun 26, 2014

2014 BMW M235i

Jun 26, 2014

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 ...

Jun 12, 2014

2003 Nissan 350Z

Jun 12, 2014

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.

Jun 04, 2014

2013 Volkswagen Beetle TDi

Jun 04, 2014

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 ...

Jun 02, 2014

1992 Mazda Miata - Sunburst Yellow

Jun 02, 2014

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 ...

May 19, 2014

1997 BMW M3

May 19, 2014

This one-family, two-owner, 150,000-mile example was purchased nearly new in 1998 by Associate Publisher Joe Gearin’s dad.

Feb 19, 2014

1991 Nissan 240SX

Feb 19, 2014

We think we found the last stock S13-chassis Nissan 240SX on the planet.

May 13, 2013

1984 Porsche 911 Carrera

May 13, 2013

Wondering what it's really like to live with an air-cooled Porsche 911? We find out.

Mar 06, 2013

1994 Mazda Miata Turbo

Mar 06, 2013

The fastest Miata in our fleet.

Feb 06, 2013

2012 Chevrolet Volt

Feb 06, 2013

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 ...

Sep 12, 2012

1991 Isuzu Trooper

Sep 12, 2012

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 ...

Mar 20, 2012

1992 Mazda Miata

Mar 20, 2012

Editorial Director David Wallens' 1992 Miata has seen and done pretty much everything by now.

Apr 12, 2010

2006 Honda Ridgeline

Apr 12, 2010

Completed Project Cars

2012 Ford Fiesta

Hot on top of the new B-Spec racing series, we went to Dearborn to pick up a brand-new, no-options Ford Fiesta. We competed in the hot new Street Touring FWD ...

2010 Sachs MadAss

The Sachs MadAss is an interesting mix between scooter and motorcycle. Capable of 55+ mph and 85 mpg, the MadAss features a clutched 4-speed gearbox and a surprisingly capable 125cc ...

2002 Subaru Impreza WRX

We found this turbocharged wagon on our message board for just $2,000. Who said station wagons aren't cool?

2000 Subaru Impreza Wagon

A 2.2-liter Impreza wagon that we'll be building up for some rallycross and road-rally fun.

1999 Toyota Camry

A Camry project car? Really? Yes, really. We were surprised how cheaply and easily one could get a V6 with a manual transmission.

1991 Mazda MX-5 Miata

The highest-mileage Miata on staff (by a hair) was bought with 173,000 on the odometer and some upgrades that put it into STS class in autocross. After a couple years ...

1985 Toyota MR2

Art Director JG Pasterjak takes on restoring this modern classic.

1984 AMC Eagle

Used as a support vehicle for years in SCCA rally events, this Eagle Wagon was purchased in Colorado and driven back to Florida. It is used for rallycross and as ...

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?

1976 Volkswagen Scirocco

Found on Craigslist for $850, this 95K original mile, 1976.5 Super Scirocco hasn't been on the road since 1986! Plans include a 2.0 liter ABA transplant and period-correct suspension and ...

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