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$2000 Challenge , Hagerty , Low-Buck Tech , Tire Rack , Cars & Caffeine , Low-Buck Racing
This weekend: Don’t miss out on our ultimate low-buck automotive festival

Time is quickly running out if you want to experience the 2023 Grassroots Motorsports $2000 Challenge Presented by Tire Rack.

$2000 Challenge | Toyota | MR2 | Low-Buck Tech | Tire Rack | Toyota MR2 Spyder | #LowBuckWednesday
This MR2 demonstrates the most inexpensive way to add lightness | #LowBuckWednesday

Andy Surprenant's idea of "simplify and add lightness" is to remove the body panels of a MR2 Spyder and fit a Toyota 2ZZ engine, apparently.

Colin Wood
Colin Wood
$2000 Challenge | Mazda | Miata | Low-Buck Tech | Tire Rack | Garage Rescue Miata | #LowBuckWednesday
Now is your chance to challenge our Garage Rescue Miata | #LowBuckWednesday

Wish you could compete against a GRM project car? This year's $2000 Challenge is the chance you've been waiting for.

Colin Wood
$2000 Challenge | Low-Buck Tech | Tire Rack | Low-Buck Racing
How to get paid to work the $2000 Challenge

Wish you could be more involved in the $2000 Challenge? You're in luck: We are currently hiring autocross workers–and yes, that means you get paid.

Colin Wood
$2000 Challenge | Lotus | Low-Buck Tech | Tire Rack | Europa | Free Europa | #LowBuckWednesday
Is this Lotus one of the last free joys in the world? | #LowBuckWednesday

This Lotus Europa is the stuff of GRM legends–fitting, then, that it's destined to compete in our (equally legendary) $2000 Challenge.

Colin Wood
$2000 Challenge | Chevrolet | malibu | Low-Buck Tech | 2JZ | Tire Rack | Low-Buck Racing | #LowBuckWednesday
Will 2JZ power make this Chevy Malibu a surefire low-buck champion? | #LowBuckWednesday

What this old-school Malibu lacks in American iron, it plans to make up for with turbo Toyota power.

Colin Wood
$2000 Challenge | Pontiac | Fiero | Low-Buck Tech | Tire Rack | Low-Buck Racing | #LowBuckWednesday | Pontiac Fiero
Is this Pontiac Fiero a bargain engineering marvel? | #LowBuckWednesday

If you've ever sworn vengeance against the engineers who designed your car, here's your chance to compete against them.

Colin Wood
$2000 Challenge | Low-Buck Tech | Tire Rack | Low-Buck Racing | #LowBuckWednesday
Can you defeat this Neon dynasty? | #LowBuckWednesday

Bill Cuttitta, and the Shelby Dodge Auto Club, have been mainstays of the $2000 Challenge since its inaugural event in 1999–but does all that experience equate to an easy win?

Colin Wood
$2000 Challenge | Tesla | Low-Buck Tech | Tire Rack | Tesla Model 3 | Low-Buck Racing | #LowBuckWednesday
Is electricity superior to $2000 of ingenuity? | #LowBuckWednesday

Is a car built for more than $2000 faster than one built for less? Michael Simmons took that question a step further.

Colin Wood
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