Reminder: We’re Giving Away a $2000 Miller Welder

By Tom Suddard
Oct 3, 2018 | $2000 Challenge

We originally came across this idea on our forum, and after giving it some thought we think our members might really be onto something.

You see, the $2018 Challenge will have two autocrosses instead of its usual format (an autocross and a drag race). We won’t dwell on the details, but we will point out this interesting glitch in the matrix: It’s much easier to build a good autocross car than it is to build a car that can autocross and drag race, and we’re awarding a prize that’s worth nearly as much as the event’s budget cap: Miller Electric is providing a Multimatic® 215 Multiprocess Welder with TIG kit.

What’s this mean for you? It means you should probably start scouring Craigslist for a Miata, throw a cheap turbo kit on it, buy some sticky tires, and have a really good shot at winning the $2018 Challenge and taking home a sweet welder next weekend. We don’t want to be enablers, so we’ll stop our argument with just two more data points:

  1. $2018 Challenge online registration closes Friday, October 5th, though we always accept walk-up registrations on the day of the event.

  2. Clicking this link will take you to a Craigslist search for the term “Miata” costing less than $2018 near the $2018 Challenge.

Good luck! We’ll see you there, right?

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Andy Neuman
Andy Neuman Dork
10/4/18 7:19 a.m.

Please don’t let a Miata win. 

mazdeuce - Seth
mazdeuce - Seth Mod Squad
10/4/18 7:45 a.m.

This makes me want to buy the $2k Sentra that has been sitting on the street for a month. 

captdownshift GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
10/4/18 8:16 a.m.

So you're saying I should run a primered BP+T 323. 

Andy Neuman
Andy Neuman Dork
10/4/18 8:21 a.m.

In reply to captdownshift :

Yes, dare to be different. 

pimpm3 SuperDork
10/4/18 8:31 a.m.

A parking lot build mr2 is going to win...

RossD MegaDork
10/4/18 8:34 a.m.

That's the most sub $2k miatas I've ever seen on CL. Florida is a snowbird location for Miatas too!

Robbie GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
10/4/18 8:34 a.m.
pimpm3 said:

A parking lot build mr2 is going to win...


pimpm3 SuperDork
10/4/18 9:21 a.m.

41 entries so far.  Not to shabby considering there are no drags.

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