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Shop Work: Atom Imposter: Building an Ariel Atom Replica From Scratch

Why reinvent the wheel when you can simply recreate a proven design? GRM Challenge veteran Jon Winterhalter drew inspiration from the lightweight Ariel Atom and built this street-legal sportster from scratch.

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1990 Locost

In most states, you have to wait three days to buy a handgun. This was good news, since our plan to build a Miata-based Locost in just two days would …

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The Oreo Diet
FS: +4 Miata Locost project, $2,000.
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FS/FT 2001 Suzuki Esteem 5 speed
adjustable sway bar
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NASA-SE: Spring Brake, Apr 10-11, NCCAR
FS Margay W/Yellow Box Stock $700 obo
2003-2010 Grassroots Motorsports Back Issues
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E30 or E36 rear-end swap into MGB
Nismo Racing seat
Nice but Naughty
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Lotus 7 kits
1st of all, that's NOT silver, 2nd of all What the Hell is it?!?
Logitech MOMO Racing Force Feedback Wheel & Pedals
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2 race suits starting at $1.00
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Birel Ar4 125cc Sr Rotax Max Tag kart
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Seats for FiberFab Gazelle
Birel M31 PRD tag kart W/ enclosed trailer
Torques or Horsepowers?
How does a computer control an automatic transmission?
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[NC] Rebuildable FJ20E and transmission
Trailer Hitch & cargo net/cargo cover
fs: Complete Birel Kart Package with spares
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2008 Biesse Kart $1200
Justin's Garage Odyssey - Ford/Duratec Based Full Bodied Locost
Targa Newfoundland
Cheap seat sliders
Lotus 7 / Locost Pics & Builds
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FFR 818 vs Smyth Performance
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DF Goblin Prototype 2
DIY Zonda
(D.C.) Almost Go-Karted 818S Build $18,000
2012 Victory Kart W/ Briggs and Stratton 206
Nissan Frontier V.S. Toyota Tacoma
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Jul 16, 2009 by SkinnyG (Forum Supporter)
Kit Car & Replica Lethal Locost

Locost Se7en using a 1986 AE86 Corolla GT-S as a donor. Based on Ron Champion's "Build Your Own Sports Car for £250 ...and Race It!" The car is licenced and …

Jan 21, 2011 by lowflyer1
Kit Car & Replica Stalker V6

Bought as a kit in 2004 and completed in 2005. Powered by a Chevy 3.4L V6 w/ 5 speed and limited slip rear axle. Occasionally autocrossed, but mostly a nice-day …

May 24, 2011 by davstone
Kit Car & Replica Tonka

Grandson Elijah has been trying to figure out if Grandpa's FM turbo Miata will be depreciated enough to qualify for the GRM 2025 Challange...................

Jul 28, 2011 by m3cruzzer
1994 Kit Car & Replica KBS Mk-VII (F500)

Finally bought a racecar. KBS Mk-VII running in SCCA Club Racing's F500 class. These things give the biggest bang for the buck. The pictures are a before and after I …

Jan 21, 2011 by martyh
1995 Kit Car & Replica MidStates Cobra

Gentle Beast with a 377 ci Chevy small-block

Oct 16, 2011 by kevlarcorolla
2010 Kit Car & Replica custom,not named

I started designing this as an autox and track day toy last summer,tacked the 1st tubes together at christmas. It uses miata hubs,brakes and rear diff along with the miata …

Jan 15, 2014 by lancer360
2009 Kit Car & Replica NovaKBS F600

Formula 600 race car powered by a 600cc Suzuki GSXR engine, 6 speed sequential gear box, 875 lb minimum weight.

Oct 25, 2019 by tk
1992 Kit Car & Replica Maxton Rollerskate

12A Rotary Koni coil over shocks Tubular space frame Fiberglass body

Feb 22, 2011 by ArthurDent
2010 Kit Car & Replica Leugo Locost

Toyota 4AGE engine with dual webers. Toyota T50 gearbox, Hyundai Pony rear axle. Still no finished.

Jul 21, 2011 by Geezer
1965 Kit Car & Replica FFR Type 65 Coupe

Factory Five Racing Type 65 Coupe, big-bore 347 small block Ford, individual runner stack EFI, dry sump, TKO 600, IRS, 2400# (in progress)

Jan 03, 2013 by unevolved
2012 Kit Car & Replica AMR-14

Texas A&M's 2012 Formula SAE Car Yamaha YFZ-450R Hoosier 18x7x10 LC0s Ohlins TTX-25 100% Student Designed and Built

Feb 19, 2012 by David F
1962 Kit Car & Replica AC Ace replica

Replica of 1962 AC Ace. MGB engine and drive train. Near original dimensions and horsepower.

Mar 06, 2012 by civicduty13
2009 Kit Car & Replica Kawasaki ZX-14 Monster Edition

Here is my bike. Not a lot done to it but it put down 159.6 hp at the rear wheel. :)

Nov 17, 2014 by Kgrazor
2006 Kit Car & Replica Ultralite S2K

WCM S2K used for autocross, track days, and time trial

Jan 03, 2013 by Lunatic
2011 Kit Car & Replica Z-Cars Minibusa

This is a kit I got from England from Z-Cars. I only got what wasn't available in America like the frame, body, and suspension. Everything else I bought or built …

May 27, 2013 by daltongarage
1959 Kit Car & Replica Kellison J3 roadster

Never assembled Kellison J3 competition body roadster on a TR6 chassis with a 5.0 Ford and five speed

Sep 14, 2013 by Stalker77
2008 Kit Car & Replica Brunton Super Stalker

Lotus 7 kit car 3800 GM S.C. V-6

Dec 12, 2013 by edvb
2014 Kit Car & Replica Eco-Exo-R

Reverse Trike

Jan 15, 2014 by lancer360
2014 Kit Car & Replica Novarace Blade Formula 600

SCCA Formula 600 open wheel, open cockpit race car. Engine is a '11 Suzuki 599cc GSXR with 6 speed sequential paddle shift gear box. 875 lbs minimum weight with driver …

Jan 28, 2014 by Thoritsu
2008 Kit Car & Replica Superformance Lotus 7

Modern seven kit. 2 liter Zetec with Jackson Racing Supercharger.

Jun 05, 2014 by TomCBartlett
1983 Kit Car & Replica Lotus 7 Replica

"Book" frame, 3TC Toyota engine, 5-speed, Dellorto carbs, bugeye seats, MGB (Smiths) instruments.

Oct 08, 2014 by mrjgmorales
1985 Kit Car & Replica Everett Morrison Cobra


Jun 01, 2015 by VikingTT
1980 Kit Car & Replica VikingTT

'66 Lotus 7 replica powered by a crossflow Kent with dual DCOE 40's, Burton A2 cam and Ivey prepped head.

Nov 05, 2016 by lotusseven7 (Forum Supporter)
1990 Kit Car & Replica Rotus 7

Lotus 7 replica built by Rotus and powered by a Mazda 13B Turbo II rotary and 5-speed. Basically a sort-of street-legal go-cart at 245 rwhp and 1200#!!! Been doing a …

Jan 18, 2016 by einy (Forum Supporter)
2015 Kit Car & Replica Exocet

Built from 1991 base model Miata, currently using the stock 1.6 liter engine, FM's VMAXX coil overs, and Nitto NT05 tires.

Nov 05, 2016 by lotusseven7 (Forum Supporter)
1995 Kit Car & Replica Lotus 7

The body and frame were manufactured by RM LTD in Port Elizabeth South Africa. My father, uncle and I bought 11 of these frame/body kits back in the early 90's. …

Mar 05, 2017 by turbo_bird
2014 Kit Car & Replica Locost

Ford V6, Mitsubishi 5 speed, Toyota axle and spindles, with a bunch of other random junk making up the rest of it. Started with a CMC frame after I found …

Mar 09, 2018 by veek
2002 Kit Car & Replica CAV GT40

In the early 1960s Ford Motor Company embarked upon a course to become a serious competitor in World Manufacturers' Championship racing. Possibly the most remarkable aspect of the GT40 was …

Jul 07, 2018 by RichardSIA
2019 Kit Car & Replica Ambro Special, Dio-Tipo.

Thought I had this in here already. I once owned an Alfa powered Huffaker Genie but never got to drive it. Always felt cheated, so this is my consolation build …

Oct 16, 2018 by FE3tMX5
2013 Kit Car & Replica Roadster Zero-E

Built from bed frames, jogger strollers and scrap car parts for gravity races (sort of like GRM Challenge soap box derby).

Feb 09, 2020 by TexAg71
1981 None MP Lafer

Brazilian roadster, factory-built from 1974 to 1989 in Sao Paolo. Approximately 4,300 built in total. Style inspired by MG-TD, but with fiberglass body on VW Type 1 frame. Powered by …

Apr 22, 2019 by RichardSIA
1965 Kit Car & Replica Another Di-Tipo, "Period Correct" Buick 225/T10 power!

Started another Dio-Tipo build. As much fun as I know the finished car will be it's intended for resale, maybe after I run at least one event. Dio Tipo body, …

Nov 30, 2019 by pugboy
1991 None Exomotive Exocet

My Exocet race car has the guts of a 1991 Miata, but features a built engine with a Disco Potato turbo, Flyin Miata FOX suspension, adjustable control arms all around, …

Jan 20, 2021 by RichardSIA
1968 None Bradley GT-1

Well, I made it home with the Bradley. '68 pan so swing axle, kind of a bummer there. 1600 DP engine, nothing fancy, claimed to be rebuilt. Brakes are rebuilt …

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