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We're looking forward to next year's Challenge and we already have some news and updates.

Miller Electric will be giving away a welder at this year's Challenge. Join us in Gainesville, Florida for your chance to win.

We now have easy online registration open for the Grassroots Motorsports $2015 Challenge.

We're issuing an open invitation for all past $2000 Challenge cars to return for the 15-year $2015 Challenge anniversary.

The Grassroots Motorsports $2015 Challenge is one month away. There's still time to sign up.

We have a nice large field lined up for this year's low-buck challenge.

We have a lot of duplicate automotive books. Pick a couple up for free this weekend at the $2015 Challenge.

The Grassroots Motorsports $2015 Challenge brought some major budget masters to Gainesville, Florida.

Registration is now open.

We have 23 entries so far. Come see what they're bringing.

Have you registered for our $2016 Challenge yet?

From minivans to Miatas—and a "Ghettocet"—this challenge will have it all.

This might be the fastest Studebaker Lark you've ever seen.

Rust? That's just nature's Loctite.

We'll be streaming the fun online.

The Grassroots Motorsports $2016 Challenge brought some major budget masters to Gainesville, Florida.

Save your spot for the $2017 Challenge today.

It's a cheap thing.

Smith College enters the Grassroots Motorsports $2017 Challenge.

After a wild ride during hurricane Irma, we have things mostly cleaned up and are back to business as usual.

The field includes a little bit of everything.

Even if you can't make it to Gainesville, Florida, you can be part of the event.

Now you can get your own car through tech early.

Tune in for live coverage this Friday and Saturday.

The Grassroots Motorsports $2017 Challenge brought some major budget masters to Gainesville, Florida.

This ute gets the turbo treatment.

He was the concours judge at the Grassroots Motorsports $2017 Challenge wearing the name tag "Media Darling."

One of the most famous drag strips on the planet is repaving just for us.

You've only got a few days left before registration gets more expensive.

The winner of the $2018 Challenge will receive a Miller Multimatic® 215 Multiprocess Welder with TIG kit.

We'll be broadcasting for the duration of the event.

We're bringing Valve Cover Racing to the $2018 Challenge this year.

One Mustang, one Subaru Justy, and an impressive victory.

This week we'll get a sneak preview of the 2018 SCCA Runoffs with Heyward Wagner from Huffaker Racing's garages.

Register your creation made for the $2000 Challenge today!

It's like Farmers Only, but with brake dust. Maybe the occasional farmer.

It's too legit to quit.

The $2000 Challenge will be even better this year!

May the best valve cover win!

$2000 Challenge Articles

Features: Great Moments in $2000 Challenge History: `66 Corvair V8

With Registration For Our $2000 Challenge Now Open, We Think It's A Great Time To Highlight Some Previous Entrants.

Features: Great Moments in $2000 Challenge History: `79 Mazda RX-7

With Registration For Our $2000 Challenge Now Open, We Think It's A Great Time To Highlight Some Previous Entrants.

Features: Great Moments in $2000 Challenge History: '73 AMC AMX

With Registration For Our $2000 Challenge Now Open, We Think It's A Great Time To Highlight Some Previous Entrants.

Drivetrain: From the Vault: The Top 10 Basic Driving Mistakes (And How To Correct Them)

From The Vault at the Home Office in Holly Hill, Florida, It's The Top 10 Basic Driving Mistakes (And How To Correct Them)

Features: Civic to Subaru

How to transform a Honda sedan into an all-wheel-drive Subaru Impreza homage in 555 easy steps.

News and Notes: Sights from the $2016 Challenge

Oh the things you see at our $2000 Challenge.

Features: Great Moments in $2000 Challenge History: `72 Datsun 240Z

With Registration For Our $2000 Challenge Now Open, We Think It's A Great Time To Highlight Some Previous Entrants.

Features: From the GRM Vault: Goes Like Wood

$2001 Challengers recount their struggle to produce a fast, faux-finished Omni.

Features: Millennial Falcon: Meet Calvin Nelson and His Studebaker Racer

The second generation of GRM $2000 Challengers arrives to win.

News and Notes: Live Coverage of the Grassroots Motorsports $2017 Challenge

Live coverage from our low-buck racing showdown.

Features: Unholy Trinity: A Wartburg Tries to Complete Three Grueling Events

"Driving this Wartburg is like being waterboarded."

Features: The Tale of Two Killer $2000 BMWs

Two ’80s BMW icons rock the GRM Challenge with very different approaches

Features: Rise of the Sunbird: An Unexpected Drag Racing Champion

A Forsaken Pontiac Autocrosser Is Reborn With V8 Power for Our $2014 Challenge.

Features: Great Moments in $2000 Challenge History: Endurance Racer Sentra

This GRM $2000 competitor has Playboy Endurance Cup heritage.

News and Notes: Great Moments In $2000 Challenge History: Fiberglass MR2

This budget MR2 added some unique lightness and color to the $2003 Challenge

News and Notes: Great Moments in Challenge History: Pontiac Firefly Turbo

How do you make a turbo car faster? Yep, more boost.

Features: Two Grand to Tango: The $2000 Challenge

Twice the Turns Flavor the Fun at the $2000 Challenge

Features: Racing Spirit: Turning an AMC Spirit into a $2000 Challenge Car

This $2017 Challenge AMC is the result of some much-needed garage therapy.

Features: Great Moments In $2000 Challenge History: `87 Chevy Cavalier Z24

With Registration For Our $2000 Challenge Now Open, We Think It's A Great Time To Highlight Some Previous Entrants.

Features: Great Moments in $2000 Challenge History: `90 Audi 90

With Registration For Our $2000 Challenge Now Open, We Think It's A Great Time To Highlight Some Previous Entrants.

Columns: The $2000 Challenge: 20 Years Of Wild Budget Builds

Eighteen Challenges, Eighteen Winners.

$2000 Challenge Forum Topics

Thank you GRM, from an employed Aggie

1995 Camaro Z28 Challenge Project, The White Trash Camaro

The Official Challenge Rules Questions Thread

1992 Civic Hatch- Reborn Challenge Car

$2014 GRM Challenge Parts Swap and Sell?

$2014 Challenge Event Schedule

Let's try this again! Parking lot Challenge build anyone?

Attention $2014 Challengers:

Challenge car safety essentials--IM A NEWB

Cornhole at the $2014 Challenge?

$2014 photos and updates link

Chump/Lemons/Challenge Miata NA - $2014

Live feed from the Challenge

A big "High Five" "Atta Boy" or just "How the Hell did you keep in it?" to the Challenge Drag Racers

Number request for $2015

If you're going to start a new thread about the $2014 or $2015 Challenge...

$2014 Challengers on the road

Thanks for another great event!

Challenge results?

15" Hoosier Drag Slicks and Set of 16" Transam Rims with Used A6 and V710s in Wakefield RI

2014 Challenge Pics

$2015, it's our event, we all need to bring a friend

My (stalled) Project '98 Ford Escort ZX-2 - Dayton, OH -

For Sale:$500 '95 Miata

V8 MGB Drag Run

What Transmission?

possible $2015 '98 Pontiac Bonneville

Photos From the $2014 Challenge

FS: Goodyear Ultra Grip WINTER/SNOW Tires

2000 Toyota Echo & 95 Toyota Tercel

'86 MR2, $1000 manual NMNA

challenge and 3D printers?

What engine would you swap into a 91 MR2 Challenge car?

WTB: 1980s corolla 4 door sedan

Please somebody make this a Challenge car...

Facebook page for Challengers, past, present, future and maybe

2000 New Beetle - 2.0l - 5spd - Bunch of random spares - located in CT

$2015 Challenge Questions from a rookie builder

Thinking of building a challenge car, some questions from the new guy

91 Miata for $2015 Build

$20xx challenge question

Camaro and Miata

$2015 E46 330 Build thread

1997 Nissan 200SX SE-R Raleigh NC

2 1/4" and 2 1/2" Mild Steel Mandrel Bends - Free - Atlanta

$2015 Challenge: Needed Value for Parts

Another Spitfire build

(mine) Audi 90 20V Quattro, challenge potential

WTB used road racing tires "r compound" for 15x7 rims

2001 BMW 330i(E46): Parting out Interiors

2001 BMW 330i(E46): Parting out Interiors

Need Roll Cage Tubing

FS:GENUINE BRAND NEW Carpet Floor Mats

$2016 Challenge- 86 Ford Thunderbird

1998 Neon ACR Fuel System

10 Years After....Or Part 2

98 Eclipse ATL southside. Friend owned. cel. runs drives. nice interior.

Challenge Car in March 2015 Mustang Driver Magazine

What van? (Band edition)

1991 Pontiac Firefly Project Build for sale (Geo Metro)

HARBOR FREIGHT COUPON For Haul Master 1195lb Capacity 4x8ft Foldable Trailer

Kumho Ecsta V700 185/60R14 NOS - $80 obo

3" Air-to-Air intercooler: $10

FS: Kart Parts/Engines: Kt100 WKA Sr. Pipe with Starter, KPV complete,

FT/FS: 2006 Mazda 5 (5 speed Manual) Get your The Millenium Falcon!

created Vintage racer?

Quick Challenge Question

FREE! - Ford 2.3 Turbo Coupe engine

Anti-sway bar end links

Teach Me Lancia Zagato

Circle Track / Prepared Class Parts

1987 Toyota MR2 MK1

2001 Honda Civic EX 2 Door 5 Speed Manual_OHIO

nitrous fuel supply versus the fuel pressure regulator

Another Challenge Question

1984 Mercury Capri, Much suspension, Little price. Seattle

1998 Dodge Neon ACR - Rochester NH - $1200

My DD is near Challenge money

Porvette (1985 Porsche 944 with Corvette LT1 engine) - $1,000

$1500 Corvette

Learn me Holset Turbonators....

1995 Pontiac Firebird Formula

"Almost" Dune Buggy Frame: What do you see?

1987 Toyota Supra Project w/ Lexus V8/W58 5-speed - Tampa, FL

1999 Saab 9-3 Turbo - Ontario - NMNA - Go head to head with bgkast in specSaab class!!

Potential $2015 challenge car (just add motor)

1969 Datsun 1600 Roadster 2,000 dollar car challenge

returning old challenge car

1st Gen Neon Stuff - Konis, springs, rims...

2000 Focus Sony Edition w/ Zetec powah

Help with Tire choices for my challenge car

Tire recommendations for Challenge

FS: 94 Honda Civic

93 Honda del Sol - Mine

Challenge Content - Hauling parts from York, PA to Gainesville, FL or back

DC Metro to Gainesville Wheel Transport

Another What Car Thread

Craigslist: Nashville/Donelson, TN 87 E30 BMW for $750 NMNA

1986 Toyota MR2 Hardtop 2-Tone Bare Shell (Damaged) - FREE - NYC Area

Good body (bad motor) E28 528e CHEAP!

Last minute challenge car anyone? 2007 Caliber - no title - best offer

Really bad challenge idea: May need assistance.

Classic Saab 900 turbo

Save this for 92 C Package 3/4 BBS Miata $1200 OBO

2012 Victory Kart W/ Briggs and Stratton 206

2004 Ford Crown Vic Police Interceptor - $1k OBO - Tampa, FL

help with tuning ITBs

1996 Chevy Lumina APV GTP - $2016 Soccer Mom Challenge

Hello I am new and I have a great 2016 chalenge car 1999 Mustang V6 with and IRS

DIY piston coating

Free Fuel Injectors

03 Saab 9-5 $2016 Spousal Commuter Challenge

Challenge Candidate - A pair of Fiero GT's and V-8 Conversion kit CHEAP - NMNA

new members $2016 Challenge build

BMW 325i .... With Ford 5.0 V8 for Conversion

2002 Toyota Echo

Team T-Bone 1995 Camaro Z28 $2015 Challenge Rebuild for $2016

1995 LS400 $2015 Challenge car

Ice is slippery

427 Cobra chassis ERA #254

2015 Challenge 1995 Maxima, VA Beach, $1000

1987 Dodge Daytona Shelby Z and loads of extras only $1500 (Florida)

Anybody with a trailer want a Florida Keys vacation?

Nissan Frontier V.S. Toyota Tacoma

OH: 1999 Subaru Legacy Outback $1300

Kart Garage clean up

Andy's $2016 build thread and beyond

GRM $2016 Challenge Build - 91 Honda CRX DX

99 NB Miata, Blown head gasket, aftermarket suspension/wheels - NMMA - Tampa, FL

need a little help with megasquirt

should I buy this LSD from japan?

'86 Hyundai Pony 1400 - NMNA

'91 Audi 200, $400, Western NY

FS:4cycle White Chassis,kart stand, extra bodywork

Can we please stop posting Engine and Transmission bell housing drawings?

1980 Ford Fiesta Road Race Car

'95 M-B SL600 V12 Manual, parts car...

Challenged NA Miata - located near Worcester, MA - $1000

$250 Formula 440 in Madison, WI, a bit rough: NMNA

FS: G-Force Pro belts and harnesses... cheap !

Anyone in DFW/Texas want to put together a challenge car?

Challenge tire questions, ideas and opinions

4-cam Ford for challenge

$500 OBO - 4x114.3 wheels with an fc3s chassis attached

CJ-5 Jeep frame, Random CJ-5 parts, Zetec, 4 speed RWD Trans, $500, WI

'94 Miata with '99 Engine in NC

200k mile Miata with turbo and ECU $2500

275/40/17 - Hankook Z214 C71 - Set of 4

Almost Challeged Priced: The $2800 Porsche Boxter

Challenge '94 Miata - No need to click on this thread.

chassis certification

BWAHAhahahaha!

Valve Cover Racing at the $2016 Challenge

Rules on "free" vehicles for the 2016 (2017?) challenge.

Turbo Dodge 600 race it or buy and part out

custom steel fuel tanks and transfer pump

Callenge budget questin...

Porsche 944 - LeMONs cars

1978 Fiat Spider -- Halfmoon, NY

2003 MINI Cooper no drivetrain

1978 Fiat 124 runs and drives, Dallas, Tx

Challenge Rule Changes - 3 year freeze ending?

1st gen maxima with roller cam 5.0l

The challenging journey on the Crown No-so Victorious

Teammate/driver/banquet ticket for the Challenge, where to buy?

Andy's $2017 challenge build

Photos from the $2016 Challenge

1978 Honda Civic CVCC

What Was the Greatest Challenge Build of All Time?

Is it worth holding onto?

Free Nissan 240sx S14 shell

NMNA Free Mail Jeep (Southern MD)

1993 Lexus LS400

Free NA Miata misc. suspension parts/hardware

$600 Turbo Dodge

1975 mercedes 300D W115 in FL

GRM turbo Van?

Headman S-10 V8 Headers

Warm vs cold oil change: is my logic flawed?

Future Challenge Car: 1991 MR2 with Toyota 1MZ V6 (just needs to be installed)

Discount if you take two or more! - NMNA

Stripping grass?

1991 'Players Challenge' Camaro Build

NMNA: 2001 Toyota MR2 needs engine $1000.00 Washington DC

2004 Subaru Legacy GT Wagon - Ithaca NY - $1100

RACE SEATS FOR SALE

Need help picking a base car for the GRM Challenge

Indy's Answer ---> Challenge (aka Roadkill Style) - NA Content

Cincinnati-ish area GRMers - Interested in the $2017 Challenge?

Unusual Challenge budget question

Challenge ...... just checking in.....

Anyone else having problems with the $2017 Challeng Budget spreadsheet?

1958 Vespa 400

AW11 MR2 with 20v silvertop swap, NMNA $2k asking price

1947 CROSLEY NMNA

The Challenge Autocross - Unlimited runs for the 1st hour

NMNA - Swift GT

Yesterday THIS showed up

Z31 300zx VG30ET donor or race as is Maxima turbo 3.0 L

94 Civic $400

$2017 Challenge Build: Honda CRX

Post Challenge Life: Bugzilla Rises Again

NMNA: $2017 Truck Class Easy Button

MINE: 1986 Toyota MR-2 Automatic [ : ( ] $600

$867 left to make it a Challenge Car!

Introducing the "Toy-let"

$ GRM Challenge SVO - Team Cobra Kai

$300 240sx FL NMNA

1988 Volkswagen Jetta | Rolling Shell | Northeast Ohio—Mine

2001 BMW 325i/330i project car - $1500 (Orlando) NMNA

The Challege Needs more q45s! very nice example for $780

Datsun 240 Z suspension cash or trade

1984 Toyota Supra $ 800.oo

$800 99 Miata for sale 162k NMNA

Fly in and Drive? 1999 Audi A4 1.8T modified $1700 NMNA

How to find out how much cars sold for on CoPart?

'89 Volvo 240DL, mine until it's yours

Smith engineers $2017 Challenge

79 Volvo 262C Bertone, $250.00, Owensboro, KY

PACC Racing's new website

S-10 Blazer V8

NMNA- $1800 1992 Corvette - challenge potential?

2001 e46 BMW 325i sedan roller

RX7 FC S4 tail lights

Fess up. Who did this?

1991 Mazda Miata, 99k miles, 5-speed, has some needs but would make a great race car (Ann Arbor, MI)

This thing really needs to be included in the 2017 Challenge

Selling my 2006-2008 Challenge car - Thunderbird Turbocoupe powered Spitfire

!974 Saab Sonnett $1250.00 - NMNA

2000 Miata rolling chassis + extras - $700. Mine, affiliated, all the way live

Hood Pin Question | Skip the hinges?

Cherry Bomb: High School Class

Floral City, Florida - Who can put eyes on a car?

Has anyone ever used PayPal to send a deposit for a car?

Project Hazmat '09 Honda Civic Si

Learn me drag radials (Mickey Thompson ETs)

Suspiciously cheap e46 330i ($500, NMNA, PA)

2002 Jaguar XJR-100 NMNA. Texas

FMV on an L98 Chevy small block?

Oh Deer! It's a Jaaaag. '01 XJR

NA & NB Miata Hard Dog M1 Hardcore Double Diagonal Roll Bar

Jaguar S-type R supercharged - $1800 - Atlanta NMNA

Free Z

1981 Plymouth Champ - Yes that Plymouth Champ - FREE, need gone by this weekend Atlanta area...

Who do we like for aftermarket timing and head gasket kits?

Budget question with parts lot

$2000 Challenge Registration Open

Memorial Day Public Service Announcement

FMV Hondata Flashpro

Rally car candidate wanted!

Challenge Boxster?

Friday Night Drags - Electric Exocet, a Challenge Car, an El Camino, and a Broken Tow Dolly

Have you seen the Holley Clearance page???

Wetsanding and buffing single stage paint

What about this trade?

Ormand beach/ (cough cough) Holly Hill -Hold A Tranny.!

$400 LeMons Alfa Romeo, Austin TX, NMNA

Volvo S60 Parts -- Amherst, MA

Gastropod E36, building a $2000 challenge car, then going wheel to wheel racing with it?

What can you do with EXACTLY one can of spray paint?

Opinions on this tire: Uniroyal Tiger Paw GTZ A/S

1997 Lexus ES300 Texas ($2000 or trade)

NHRA regulations thread

budget question parts cars

The hunt for a rally car continues...

C4 Lemons

1990 Miata turbo sort of (Wilmington, NC) NMNA $1300

Potential Challenge Candidate in DFW

Lets talk about crankcase oil capacity

Saw Karl, an MR2, some vines (another MR2?), and stood in for a pretty Native American Archer.

92 Mustang LX Foxbody Coupe

So we heard you like small stickers...

Number on Challenge Car ?

Yet another Challenge Gastropod entry...

Spoil Me Rotten for the $2000 Challenge

Budget question - free beater

Budget - Can you sell a 'traded' part

1999 Saab 9-3 "Ute" aka "Texas Edition"

Drag Radials! Nitto NT555R 245/45R17 on 17x8 wheels (5x114.3) - $100 pair

Cheap drag tires for sale

NMNA: $1500 AW11 MR2 Silvertop in Colorado Springs, CO

Judge me hard on this nitrous fuel tap

Which year of the $2000 Challenge was your first hearing/reading of it? First car that stuck out?

I bought my wife a $2000 Challenge car! And she does'nt know yet...

MONZORA redux: ‘65 Corvair + ‘94 Corvette mashup for 2019 Challenge

1994 Mazda Miata, mine

Trouble in Paradise

Parking lot build

WTB Hoosier A7 245/40-17 and 275/35-17 Detroit-ish

Learn me - drag racing technique with nitrous

Too much?

2004 Jaguar XJR - $2000 obo - NMNA

You'll Never Guess Who the Challenger Judge at the $2019 Challenge Will Be

$2000 Challenge Readers' Rides

Feb 12, 2015

sumukhavegito2: 2001 $2000 Challenge BMW E46 330i

Feb 12, 2015

love the smell of burning oil.. :)

Feb 05, 2017

JmfnB: 2004 $2000 Challenge Mazda RXh8

Feb 05, 2017

It's ugly and it's exhaust leaks.

Nov 11, 2016

chaparral: 2003 $2000 Challenge Birel R32/TM K9B

Nov 11, 2016

My Challenge-money shifter kart!

Oct 05, 2016

JmfnB: 1979 $2000 Challenge Fairmonster

Oct 05, 2016

Thirty eight years ago the Ford Motor Company released upon the world a revolutionary chassis design that would remain in production until 2005. This amazing chassis was responsible for spawning ...

Nov 01, 2018

cemike2: 1999 $2000 Challenge Mazda Miata

Nov 01, 2018

Bought this 1999 NB Miata from a towing company right after the $2018 Challenge. It had been in a front end wreck, but the frame was not damaged. Plan is ...

Nov 20, 2018

JmfnB: 1958 $2000 Challenge Panhard Dyna Z

Nov 20, 2018

It's old. It's rusty. It's really a 4 door Miata.

Jun 20, 2019

Daylan C: 1989 None Chevy Caprice Classic Wagon

Jun 20, 2019

Humphrey the wagon. Formally owned and built by gearheade30. Probably ruined by me.

Jul 06, 2019

spkorb: 1973 None Fiat 850 Spider

Jul 06, 2019

$2012.00 for a $2015 Challenge with Cookie Monster seat covers, Googly eyes and a scant amount of rust. Frozen brakes kept me from getting to full speed but... full speed ...

Jul 31, 2019

surfshibby07: 1992 None Mustang LX Coupe

Jul 31, 2019

2019 Challenge car. 5.0 5 speed car. trickflow top end, nitrous, and baby suspension upgrades.

$2000 Challenge in the Magazine

June 2019

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