DETAILSFollow along as we give our new Z-car a makeover. Where it will end up, nobody knows.
DETAILSWe've put together a Miata racer for 24 Hours of LeMons and other antics.
DETAILSOur 818 project is just getting its feet on the ground. Come see its new and improved look.
DETAILSFind out what crazy cool cars our readers are building in our hot Build Threads section.
DETAILSOur project Ford SVT Focus has found a purpose in life: Rallycross.
Current Project Cars
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.
2015 Chevrolet Camaro SS
This may look like just another Camaro SS, but it's a true track terror. This kit is what Chevy calls the "Ultimate Track Camaro SS." It's stage three of their ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
2015 Chevrolet Colorado
Chevrolet stepped up and offered us a brand new Colorado to test and document our findings. It'll be a great tow vehicle for our other projects.
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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 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 ...
2010 Mazda MX-5 Miata
We're borrowing a new MX-5 from Mazda and working with our friends from The Tire Rack to build it for competition in the new STR class of SCCA Solo competition. ...
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 ...
1995 Subaru Impeza
Our rough-but-gutsy Impeza proved to be a near-perfect starter rally car.
1992 Honda Civic Si
Our 92 Civc Si was a workhorse for us
1992 Mazda Miata
Editorial Director David Wallens' 1992 Miata has seen and done pretty much everything by now.
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.