Current project cars

Jan 10, 2019
1991 BMW 318is

We found this forlorn E30 in a North Carolina field, then dragged it home for the low price of $450. It’s a 1991 BMW 318is slicktop, making it one of ...

Dec 21, 2018
2015 Scion FR-S

We bought this FR-S for $13,718 from a Copart auction. Can we turn it into a great daily driver that's also a weapon on track?

Dec 20, 2018
2003 Nissan 350Z

We swapped the stock V6 automatic drivetrain for a home-built Chevy LS1 V8 and a Tremec Magnum six-speed. Follow along as we build a blisteringly-fast track car.

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Dec 15, 2018
1999 Volvo V70 XC

Call it the ultimate daily driver: cavernous space, turbo power, and a silky-smooth ride. Our goal? Commute in comfort, while still having the power and handling to beat a Subaru ...

Dec 13, 2018
1993 Volkswagen Fox

It's almost always easier and less expensive to start your racing endeavor with a car that somebody else built, so that's just what we did. Let's see how far (and ...

Dec 06, 2018
2004 Chevrolet Corvette Z06

The C5 Z06 is one of the best performance bargains going right now. We’re taking GM’s amazing fiberglass sports car and making it even better.

Dec 04, 2018
2006 Ford E-250

This old van spent its life hauling magazines around. With a little elbow grease and not much cash, we're turning it into the perfect racing tow vehicle.

May 15, 2018
1997 BMW M3

This one-family, two-owner, 180,000-mile example was purchased nearly new in 1998 by Associate Publisher Joe Gearin’s dad.

Apr 10, 2018
1996 Mazda Miata

Photo Credit: Michael Roselli/FCP Euro We love budget endurance racing. We also love Mazda Miatas. After our last project Miata's untimely demise, we vowed to rebuild it better, stronger, and ...

Jan 08, 2018
1973 Ford F-350 Ramp Truck

The Grassroots 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 ...

Apr 27, 2017
2004 BMW M3

We've chronicled our adventures in E30-chassis and E36-chassis BMW M3s. Now we've got our hands on an E46-chassis example in beautiful Mystic Blue.

Feb 17, 2016
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.

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Completed project cars
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