We build an 818
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DETAILSWe're building Factory Five's newest kit car. It's mid-engined, Subaru-powered and rear-wheel drive. It should be epic fun.

Turbocharged AWD wagon
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DETAILSOh yeah, with a manual transmission. Do you really need any more reasons to click?

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.

Current Project Cars

Apr 18, 2014

2013 Volkswagen Beetle TDi

Apr 18, 2014

You may already know that we’ve added a controversial Chevy Volt to out long-term fleet to explore what alternative drivetrains mean to the future of enthusiast cars. Well, Volkswagen challenged …

Apr 16, 2014

2013 Factory Five 818

Apr 16, 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 …

Apr 15, 2014

1992 Mazda Miata - Sunburst Yellow

Apr 15, 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 …

Apr 14, 2014

2002 Subaru Impreza WRX

Apr 14, 2014

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

Apr 11, 2014

2003 Nissan 350Z

Apr 11, 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.

Feb 19, 2014

1991 Nissan 240SX

Feb 19, 2014

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

Feb 04, 2014

1992 Mazda Miata

Feb 04, 2014

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

Oct 14, 2013

1984 Mercedes-Benz 300SD

Oct 14, 2013

This aging oil-burner was bought on a whim for $300. Can we drive an S-Class for used-Neon money?

Aug 05, 2013

2012 Ford Fiesta

Aug 05, 2013

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 …

Jun 10, 2013

2000 Subaru Impreza Wagon

Jun 10, 2013

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

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 …

May 16, 2012

1997 BMW M3

May 16, 2012

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

Oct 19, 2011

1976 Volkswagen Scirocco

Oct 19, 2011

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 …

Jun 15, 2010

1984 AMC Eagle

Jun 15, 2010

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 …

Apr 12, 2010

2006 Honda Ridgeline

Apr 12, 2010

Jul 16, 2005

1985 Toyota MR2

Jul 16, 2005

Art Director JG Pasterjak takes on restoring this modern classic.

Completed Project Cars

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