How fast can you go for only $2000? | The $2000 Challenge | Video

https://www.youtube.com/embed/moDllyZ-HZk

Where can you find a Grand Marquis-powered vintage kit car, a Subaru 360 LMP-style racer and a Pontiac Sunbird capable of a 9-second quarter mile–all built for like $2000? The Grassroots Motorsports $2000 Challenge presented by CRC Industries and TITAN Fuel Tanks.

Here are just a few of our favorites from the 2021 event, and visit 2000challenge.com for more information.

alfadriver
alfadriver GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
10/28/21 5:40 p.m.

I wish the video was at least 5 min longer with a view of more cars.

CrustyRedXpress
CrustyRedXpress GRM+ Memberand HalfDork
10/28/21 6:14 p.m.

Awesome video guys-would love to see more about the cars too.

bobzilla
bobzilla MegaDork
10/28/21 6:27 p.m.

In reply to CrustyRedXpress :

I'm sure there's more to come. 

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
10/28/21 6:27 p.m.

More Challenge videos to come. Call this a sizzle reel for those who have never heard of the event before. 

Stefan (Forum Supporter)
Stefan (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
10/28/21 6:39 p.m.

Love it.  Would like a bit less music and more ambient noises though.  Hopefully MOAR! videos are coming.

nocones
nocones GRM+ Memberand UberDork
10/28/21 6:42 p.m.

Thanks guys!  Excellent video.  I'm jazzed up for next year already.

Robbie (Forum Supporter)
Robbie (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
10/29/21 8:49 a.m.

Thumbnail looks excellentcheeky

 

Curtis73 (Forum Supporter)
Curtis73 (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
10/29/21 9:13 a.m.

I'm just stoked that White Lightning got a little photobomb opportunity :)

Thanks to all the staff and participants who made this noob feel so welcome.  I loved every minute of it.

bobzilla
bobzilla MegaDork
10/29/21 9:31 a.m.

I'm just happy the nanobeavers made it.

EricM
EricM SuperDork
10/29/21 10:28 a.m.

SO all I need is a tube framed build?

Pete Gossett (Forum Supporter)
Pete Gossett (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
10/29/21 12:04 p.m.

In reply to EricM :

Nah, just a cheap car for the half-budget class!

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
10/29/21 12:44 p.m.
nocones said:

Thanks guys!  Excellent video.  I'm jazzed up for next year already.

See, it worked. laugh

Great having you, and your car is just amazing. I hear there's a video in the works that dives deeper into that build....

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
10/29/21 12:45 p.m.
Robbie (Forum Supporter) said:

Thumbnail looks excellentcheeky

 

Doesn't it? Thanks for building something cool and also eye-catching. 

Greg Smith (Forum Supporter)
Greg Smith (Forum Supporter) Dork
10/29/21 1:33 p.m.

In reply to Pete Gossett (Forum Supporter) :

My NC Miata handled great - the bradley GT is essentially a crown Vic underneath. Combine CVPI power ($500) with NC Miata suspension ($800 shell with full interior, no drivetrain)... Might get into the top 10. With the right tires. We shall see in a future event ;)

Greg Smith (Forum Supporter)
Greg Smith (Forum Supporter) Dork
10/29/21 1:33 p.m.

In reply to David S. Wallens :

The drone shots are really slick. 

bobzilla
bobzilla MegaDork
10/29/21 1:42 p.m.
EricM said:

SO all I need is a tube framed build?

Sure if you want to run exhibition. cheeky

bobzilla
bobzilla MegaDork
10/29/21 1:43 p.m.
Robbie (Forum Supporter) said:

Thumbnail looks excellentcheeky

 

Brownnoser!

gumby
gumby GRM+ Memberand Dork
10/29/21 4:43 p.m.
Stefan (Forum Supporter) said:

Would like a bit less music and more ambient noises though.

After watching a few times, I realized the reason the music is louder than the Bradley in the drifty boi slide is that the floor was touching the ground. All anyone would have heard was a toddler dragging a dustpan thru the driveway.

KyAllroad
KyAllroad UltimaDork
10/29/21 7:20 p.m.
bobzilla said:
EricM said:

SO all I need is a tube framed build?

Sure if you want to run exhibition. cheeky

Ouch.

Andy Neuman
Andy Neuman SuperDork
10/29/21 7:25 p.m.

To answer the title according to past results I can barely make a car go 13.9 for 2k + budget exemptions on a good year. 

wheels777
wheels777 UltraDork
10/30/21 8:57 p.m.

What a great weekend.  Favorite event of the year.  We tried...

Pete Gossett (Forum Supporter)
Pete Gossett (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
10/31/21 5:43 a.m.

In reply to wheels777 :

You guys still beat your previous best, which its self was an amazing accomplishment!

DeadSkunk  (Warren)
DeadSkunk (Warren) UltimaDork
10/31/21 7:16 a.m.

In reply to Greg Smith (Forum Supporter) :

In 2017 my supercharged Miata was 2nd (tied) on the autocross with $40 worth of Ebay coil over springs and a Ford Ranger front bar. Tires were takeoff SM7s. On dynamic score it was 4th overall with a high 14 second drag pass. I firmly believe a Miata with a properly set up suspension , autocross tires and some real power would do very well, better than just top ten.

Floating Doc (Forum Supporter)
Floating Doc (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
10/31/21 7:23 a.m.
Pete Gossett (Forum Supporter) said:

In reply to wheels777 :

You guys still beat your previous best, which its self was an amazing accomplishment!

And your ET win streak is still one of the most amazing things about the Challenge.
I have the greatest admiration for anyone who owns a competition, year after year. 

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