1993 Volkswagen Fox

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 fast) this $500 Volkswagen will take us.

Latest updates

Sep
11
Sep 11, 2020
Project VW Fox: Did Our Lemons Race Car Survive Its First ChampCar Endurance Race?

How well did our $500 budget race car with added power and no downforce do at its first ChampCar Endurance race at Daytona? Well, it's an interesting story.

Jul
08
Jul 8, 2020
Project VW Fox: Did We Really Race a $500 Enduro Car During an IMSA Weekend?

Let's talk about failure. It’s inevitable in endurance racing, and whether your trailer has GRM or Roush on its side you’ll experience it eventually.

Jul
02
Jul 2, 2020
Project VW Fox: Making Power For Daytona’s High Banks

The TireRack.com ChampCar Endurance Series would be coming to Daytona International Speedway on July 5, and we were determined to run our Fox.

Jun
26
Jun 26, 2020
Project VW Fox: Did Trading a Five-Speed for a Four-Speed Help or Hurt?

Did swapping out the five-speed transmission in our Fox with a four-speed make our Lemons race car better? Yes and no.

Jun
10
Jun 10, 2020
Project Fox: How Racing With ChampCar at Daytona Means Running During an IMSA Weekend (Sort Of)

The TireRack.com ChampCar Endurance Series would be coming to our home track–Daytona International Speedway–the same weekend as an IMSA race.

Apr
06
Apr 6, 2020
Project Fox Video: Post-Race Work, Including a New Transmission and Brakes

Having fought a bad transmission for the entirety of our time on track, we knew we had to get serious and fix it if we ever wanted to even come ...

Apr
01
Apr 1, 2020
Project Fox: Replacing the Transmission

Sure, we had accomplished our mission with our 1993 Volkswagen Fox, but after fighting a bad transmission during every lap, we needed to fix it for real.

Mar
27
Mar 27, 2020
Project Fox: Racing Our $500 VW Fox at Its First Lemons Event

After countless hours of hard work, we were eager to finally put our 1993 Volkswagen Fox to the test. Would it survive the 24 hours of Lemons Shine Country Classic ...

Feb
07
Feb 7, 2020
Project Fox: Why Is There a Giant Wing Bolted to the Front Bumper?

After countless hours of hard work, we were eager to finally put our Fox to the test. Would it survive?

Feb
07
Feb 7, 2020
Project Fox: Our Volkswagen Fox Gets Some Serious Aero!

Why is there a giant wing bolted to the front bumper of our 1993 Volkswagen Fox? For more aero of course!

Jan
31
Jan 31, 2020
Project VW Fox: We're Racing at Barber!

We're posting live updates from the 24 Hours of Lemons 'Shine Country Classic!

Jan
31
Jan 31, 2020
Project Fox: Will Our $500 VW Fox Survive Its First Day on Track?!

Watch below to see how our 1993 Volkswagen Fox managed its first time on track. Did it survive? Did it blow up? You'll have to watch to see for yourself.

Jan
31
Jan 31, 2020
Project VW Fox: A Pre-Lemons Shakedown

With our Jetta engine in place, it was time to give our Fox a proper shakedown.

Jan
30
Jan 30, 2020
Project Fox: Watch Us Swap in the Jetta Engine

Ever wanted to be a fly on the wall during one of our project car builds? Join us in the shop as we make a big decision regarding our 1993 ...

Jan
30
Jan 30, 2020
Project Fox: Does a Jetta Engine Make It Less Horrible?

What do you do when your engine-swapped Fox breaks? Swap in a new engine, of course.

Dec
23
Dec 23, 2019
Project Fox: Installing Safety Gear

We install a full suite of Lemons-legal safety gear in our Volkswagen Fox budget endurance race car.

Sep
07
Sep 7, 2019
Project Fox: Low-Buck DIY Paintjob

We paint our race car at home with a week's worth of work and $300 of materials.

Dec
13
Dec 13, 2018
Project Fox: We Bought a Used Race Car

People say buying a used race car is the cheapest and easiest way to get on track. We're going to test that theory.

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