Tom Suddard
Tom Suddard GRM+ Memberand Director of Marketing & Digital Assets
8/24/22 3:53 p.m.

I just updated the $2000 Challenge trophies page, and there is plenty of good news! Check out what you could win here:

https://2000challenge.com/stuff-you-can-win

 

nocones
nocones GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
8/24/22 4:05 p.m.

Dang..   This is exciting.

CrustyRedXpress
CrustyRedXpress GRM+ Memberand HalfDork
8/24/22 4:19 p.m.

Nice!

Robbie (Forum Supporter)
Robbie (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
8/24/22 4:32 p.m.

Yeah wow!!

Stampie
Stampie GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
8/24/22 5:03 p.m.

What does the half budget winner get?  You know besides the ability to E36 M3 talk all the full budget cars they beat.

Tom Suddard
Tom Suddard GRM+ Memberand Director of Marketing & Digital Assets
8/24/22 7:23 p.m.

In reply to Stampie :

A stunning trophy. 

EDIT: And a $250 GRM merch gift card.

Stampie
Stampie GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
8/24/22 9:24 p.m.

In reply to Tom Suddard :

Ok stunning trophy is nice but E36 M3 talking is priceless.

AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter)
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
8/25/22 1:33 a.m.

So the only way to win the welder is to be over budget?

maschinenbau
maschinenbau GRM+ Memberand UberDork
8/25/22 8:32 a.m.

Holy E36 M3 that's a lot of award money! Maybe I really should switch plans and just thrash the Free Range Lotus for the next 8 weeks.

Tom Suddard
Tom Suddard GRM+ Memberand Director of Marketing & Digital Assets
8/25/22 9:21 a.m.

In reply to AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) :

Correct. We have to give the higher budget cars some love, too!

Tom Suddard
Tom Suddard GRM+ Memberand Director of Marketing & Digital Assets
8/25/22 9:22 a.m.
maschinenbau said:

Holy E36 M3 that's a lot of award money! Maybe I really should switch plans and just thrash the Free Range Lotus for the next 8 weeks.

Quoted for emphasis laugh I haven't totaled it up but we have to be somewhere near $10,000 right?

KyAllroad
KyAllroad MegaDork
8/26/22 2:49 p.m.

Bringing the Zoomboni back with an "I identify as a Miata" sticker on the front.  I want to bring something home this time!

AnthonyGS (Forum Supporter)
AnthonyGS (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
8/27/22 10:12 p.m.

I won't be in contention for any trophies but that's a pretty stellar list.

Captdownshift (Forum Supporter)
Captdownshift (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
8/27/22 10:39 p.m.

 

Welp, I've been motivated to build a 10 second car now...

Stampie
Stampie GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
8/28/22 9:00 a.m.

In reply to Captdownshift (Forum Supporter) :

I'm glad to see that you've decided to move on from the Escort and build a real race car. 

Greg Smith (Forum Supporter)
Greg Smith (Forum Supporter) Dork
9/2/22 6:23 p.m.
Tom Suddard said:

In reply to AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) :

Correct. We have to give the higher budget cars some love, too!

It would be absolutely *awesome* to see Andrew Nelson deliberately build his to $2001 just to be eligible to spank those... you'd see budget arguments in the other direction.

"NO WAY that cost over $2000!"

sanyarcosean
sanyarcosean HalfDork
9/13/22 9:05 a.m.

So an under budget car can set the fastest overall drag time of the event and walk away with a $250 Summit Gift Card, but someone can show up with their Hellcat be the quickest non budget car and win the $2000 miller welder. That seems like a huge slap in the face to the legacy challenge guys.

¯\_(ツ)_/¯
¯\_(ツ)_/¯ UltimaDork
9/13/22 9:07 a.m.
Greg Smith (Forum Supporter) said:
Tom Suddard said:

In reply to AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) :

Correct. We have to give the higher budget cars some love, too!

It would be absolutely *awesome* to see Andrew Nelson deliberately build his to $2001 just to be eligible to spank those... you'd see budget arguments in the other direction.

"NO WAY that cost over $2000!"

This raises an interesting question- can one compete in both categories?  Set your budget class run, tape a $20 bill to the inside of the windshield and go win overbudget.

Tom Suddard
Tom Suddard GRM+ Memberand Director of Marketing & Digital Assets
9/13/22 9:56 a.m.
sanyarcosean said:

So an under budget car can set the fastest overall drag time of the event and walk away with a $250 Summit Gift Card, but someone can show up with their Hellcat be the quickest non budget car and win the $2000 miller welder. That seems like a huge slap in the face to the legacy challenge guys.

Looking at the list, I see $1500 in prizes for under budget cars and a $1500 welder for over budget cars. 

DeadSkunk  (Warren)
DeadSkunk (Warren) UltimaDork
9/13/22 10:11 a.m.

Andrew could enter his 1000 whp Nova. But he also already has a welder so gift cards might be a better choice. Besides, I would like to see an 8 second pass from a $2000 car.

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