Current project cars

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Jul 16, 2024
2015 BMW 435i

Is the BMW F30 chassis the next hot track day car? We intend to find out.

Jul 14, 2024
1992 Mazda Miata

This 1992 Miata has been with Grassroots Motorsports since 1998. It’s a keeper. 

Jul 12, 2024
2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI

 Is it still possible to have a fun, trackable daily driver without paying the average new car price of $48,000?

Jul 06, 2024
2014 Porsche Cayman

We bought a broken Porsche Cayman on the opposite side of the country. What could possibly go wrong?

Jul 02, 2024
1996 Mazda Miata

The perfect formula for a budget-friendly endurance racer car? We try stuffing a GM LFX V6 into an NA-chassis Miata.

Jun 25, 2024
1991 Toyota MR2 Turbo

No, it’s not a Ferrari–close, though, as the SW20-chassis MR2 also marries beautiful lines with healthy power. This Turbo Toyota is destined for SCCA’s new Xtreme Street autocross class.

Jun 12, 2024
1965 Ford Mustang Fastback

Why a vintage race Mustang? Cool sounds, cool vibe. And rather zippy, too.

Jun 11, 2024
2004 BMW M3

We've chronicled our adventures in E30-chassis and E36-chassis BMW M3s, but what's life like with an E46-chassis example?

May 14, 2024
1988 Honda One Lap CRX

The legendary One Lap CRX will be returning for the 2024 Tire Rack One Lap of America Presented by Grassroots Motorsports. 

Apr 26, 2024
2019 Mazda ND MX-5

We seek out to build an MX-5 that’s equally adept at autocross, circuit use and comfortable cruising.  

Apr 23, 2024
2022 Ford F-150 Lightning XLT

Just how futuristic is the Ford F-150 Lighting? Our website doesn't have a way to properly display the specifications for an electric powertrain.  

Apr 10, 2024
2010 Toyota Tundra

We were so impressed by a Tundra we test-drove that we went and bought one for ourselves. This might be one of the few times a loaner ended up costing us …

Mar 18, 2024
2004 Chevrolet Corvette Z06

 We’re taking GM’s amazing fiberglass sports car and making it even faster.

Mar 07, 2024
1991 BMW 318is

This BMW 318is is the perfect candidate to see if we can make it just as fast as an M3 without breaking the bank.

Feb 28, 2024
2015 Nissan Frontier Desert Runner

How our video editor outfitted his camera car, complete with the all-important blinky light.

Feb 22, 2024
2018 Honda Ridgeline RTL-E

Back in 2016, Honda loaned us a then brand-new Ridgeline for two years. After sending it back, we knew we had to get one for ourselves, so we bought this 2018 Ridgeline …

Jan 30, 2024
2007 Porsche 911 Carrera

Before prices for water-cooled 911s get too crazy, we decided to get one for ourselves–you know, for science.

Nov 28, 2023
2003 Nissan 350Z

Is an LS V8 the secret to making a Nissan 350Z into a serious track machine? We aim to find out.

Nov 22, 2023
2003 American Speed Association Stock Car

Can we convert a former American Speed Association stock car into a capable track machine that can turn left and right?

Jun 01, 2021
2015 Scion FR-S

We bought this FR-S for $13,718 from a Copart auction. Can we turn it into a great daily driver that's also a weapon on track?

Dec 30, 2020
1977 Saab 99

Once upon a time, we prepared a 1977 Saab 99 for rally dirtiness.

Jun 24, 2019
1973 Ford F-350 Ramp Truck

We weren't necessarily looking for a unique support vehicle, but we found one anyway when we came across this 1973 Ford F-350 ramp truck.

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