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O/T Build & Compete - $2005

My friend and I ran across this competition:

Grass Roots Challenge

I think we are going to enter in to see what we can do... The jist of the competition is that you can only spend a total of $2005.00 on a car to race in this competition. That includes buying the car and any modifications you would like to do to it. The way I see it... a cheap way to learn how to build a car.. You get to do the playing, plus it's fun all around.

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Can you guys think of any kinds of cars that would be good to buy for between 500-1000 that would be fun to race.(drag and autocross)

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Re: O/T Build & Compete - $2005

I think that I'd lean towards something heavy with a big engine. It's a lot cheaper to reduce weight on a ground pounder than to add horsepower to anything.

Can't give any specific suggestions because I haven't looked at used cars for years. Looks like a super fun way to build a racer, though.

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car and driver does this i think. They do less than 2 grand. If i remember right - one dude bought a 80's camaro and killed it. Another bought an Audi - and it broke down.

Finally, the last guy bought (i think) a mazda rx-7. It was the style that was out in the early (83) eighties. The rotary engine puts out good power for the car and it lacks the standard interial parts that break down.

The rx-7 killed the other two cars then they tried to kill it by running it off road and through streams. Kept on ticking..

My little brother is working on his 82 rx-7. But he has gone the way of a 350 and other assorted parts...he's a mechanical engineer.
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Hmm....too bad I don't still have that old Renault 18i station wagon...quick as a theif and supposedly the engine was an I-4 hemi...not that I worked on it enough to be sure! That little bugger would be just about perfect for this competition!
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Can you guys think of any kinds of cars that would be good to buy for between 500-1000 that would be fun to race.(drag and autocross)

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Actually, you can buy, say $3500 car, but sell off $1500 worth of stuff from it on ebay, etc. and still fit the bill as far as the rules go, as long as you can prove your sales via recipts (bunch of people do it that way)
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