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Grassroots Motorsports Track Day at the FIRM: What you missed

The day after the $2000 Challenge Presented by Tire Rack, we once again hosted a track day at The Florida International Rally & Motorsport Park. Here's how it went.

’85 Ranger-bodied Ford Taurus police car wins $2000 Challenge

Katie Ortengren and her team Material Girls Racing secured the 1st place overall finish in the 2024 Grassroots Motorsports $2000 Challenge presented by Tire Rack.

Live Thread: 2024 Grassroots Motorsports $2000 Challenge

Follow this thread for live updates from the 2024 Grassroots Motorsports $2000 Challenge presented by Tire Rack.

$2000 Challenge: All cars are welcome at Hagerty Cars & Caffeine

On Sunday during our Grassroots Motorsports $2000 Challenge presented by Tire Rack, Hagerty will be hosting a Hagerty Cars & Caffeine–and you're invited.

$2000 Challenge: Free-to-attend swap meet on Sunday

Looking to score a deal? Don't miss out on our Grassroots Motorsports $2000 Challenge presented by Tire Rack swap meet.

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Features: #TBT: A budget CRX racer built with a Chevy V8 and a Mustang chassis

This wild build that competed in our $2000 Challenge back in 2004 is an amalgamation of a Honda CRX body, Ford Mustang floor pans, a Corvette frame and a Chevy V8.

Features: #TBT: Turning a rusty MGB into a small-block-powered budget racer

Back in 2010, the Nelson family brought an MGB powered by a Chevrolet small-block V8 engine to our annual $2000 Challenge.

Columns: How to tackle the most radical project of your dreams?

Patrick Caherty–better known in these parts as AngryCorvair–shares his wisdom on tackling a big project when you have a family, a job and only a small two-car garage to build in.

Shop Work: How to turn an ordinary couch into a RaceCouch

Georgia Tech’s Wreck Racing transformed a couch–itself a team member of long standing–into a motorized piece of living room furniture.

Columns: How to win the $2000 Challenge? You have to be there to find out.

What started out 25 years ago as a simple way to prove racing can be done on the cheap has exploded into a wild, motorsports-fueled family reunion.

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$2000 Challenge project car updates

A friendly reminder: cars are meant to be driven

Has our M3 been sitting too much lately? Well, you could say that.

Since purchasing our 2004 BMW M3 in the fall of 2016, we have put …

How to complete a weekend of motorsports? Even more track time.

What’s the best way to recover after the automotive festival that is the Grassroots Motorsports $2000 Challenge Presented by Tire Rack? More track time, of course!

We …

Super-easy car show prep that’s super easy | Garage Rescue Miata

The new format has opened our $2000 Challenge to all cars, including our Garage Rescue Miata. We showed it off on Sunday during Hagerty’s Cars & …

Is our Garage Rescue Miata faster than the reigning $2000 Challenge champion? | Garage Rescue Miata

There it was, sitting on grid just a few spaces away from us: Chris Brake and the Bradley-bodied, Ford Panther-chassised creation that took top honors at last year’s $2000 Challenge. …

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May 21, 2024 by davidadam1110
2024 None ℚ𝕦𝕚𝕔𝕜𝔹𝕠𝕠𝕜𝕤 𝔼𝕟𝕥𝕖𝕣𝕡𝕣𝕚𝕤𝕖 𝕊𝕦𝕡𝕡𝕠𝕣𝕥 ℙ𝕙𝕠𝕟𝕖 ℕ𝕦𝕞𝕓𝕖𝕣@+1 800-417-5147

ℚ𝕦𝕚𝕔𝕜𝔹𝕠𝕠𝕜𝕤 𝔼𝕟𝕥𝕖𝕣𝕡𝕣𝕚𝕤𝕖 𝕊𝕦𝕡𝕡𝕠𝕣𝕥 ℙ𝕙𝕠𝕟𝕖 ℕ𝕦𝕞𝕓𝕖𝕣 𝕃𝕠𝕠𝕜𝕚𝕟𝕘 𝕗𝕠𝕣 𝕥𝕠𝕡-𝕟𝕠𝕥𝕔𝕙 𝕤𝕦𝕡𝕡𝕠𝕣𝕥 𝕗𝕠𝕣 ℚ𝕦𝕚𝕔𝕜𝔹𝕠𝕠𝕜𝕤 𝔼𝕟𝕥𝕖𝕣𝕡𝕣𝕚𝕤𝕖? 𝕃𝕠𝕠𝕜 𝕟𝕠 𝕗𝕦𝕣𝕥𝕙𝕖𝕣. 𝕆𝕦𝕣 ℚ𝕦𝕚𝕔𝕜𝔹𝕠𝕠𝕜𝕤 𝔼𝕟𝕥𝕖𝕣𝕡𝕣𝕚𝕤𝕖 𝕊𝕦𝕡𝕡𝕠𝕣𝕥 ℙ𝕙𝕠𝕟𝕖 ℕ𝕦𝕞𝕓𝕖𝕣 𝕚𝕤 𝕙𝕖𝕣𝕖 𝕥𝕠 𝕡𝕣𝕠𝕧𝕚𝕕𝕖 𝕪𝕠𝕦 𝕨𝕚𝕥𝕙 𝕥𝕙𝕖 𝕘𝕦𝕚𝕕𝕒𝕟𝕔𝕖 𝕒𝕟𝕕 …

Jan 30, 2021 by Floating Doc (Forum Supporter)
1963 None Minor

Originally built by GRM forum member Tripp, competed in the 2013 Challenge. Sold to me in Jan ‘21, Challenge use stipulated. The Morris body is on an Chevy S10 xtreme …

May 13, 2022 by QuasiMofo (John Brown)
2003 None GS430

Traded an $800 Tahoe for this. I overpaid.

Nov 13, 2019 by surfshibby07
1992 None Mustang LX Coupe

2019 Challenge car. 5.0 5 speed car. trickflow top end, nitrous, and baby suspension upgrades.

Jul 06, 2019 by spkorb
1973 None Fiat 850 Spider

$2012.00 for a $2015 Challenge with Cookie Monster seat covers, Googly eyes and a scant amount of rust. Frozen brakes kept me from getting to full speed but... full speed …

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