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Anyone see the $2003 challenge first place finisher 5.0 miata?

If you didn't know, you have to build a car for $2,003.00 Hard to believe anyone could do this for the money. You're allowed to sell parts up to the cost of the car. They were able to sell enough parts to deduct the entire cost of the car from their budjet. Then it was time for a 5.0 transplant and tons of custom fab work. I'd hate to see what the labor costs would have been if they couldn't have done everything themselves.

The car has to compete in an auto-x, a drag race and a concours. I saw the car run at a local auto-x last weekend. What a monster! It was loud as hell. Everyone turned their heads when they fired it up to pull it out of the trailer. Due to budjet, they had to run on Kumho R compounds. It was definately "tire limited".

Here's the website (its still under construction): http://www.v8miata.homestead.com/index.html

Definately check out the "Build-Up" section.


 

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I saw one of those in a Mustang Magazine last year and it was running like 400hp on a 5.0
 

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I guess I should correct myself. It is not a "Monster Miata". A "Monster Miata" is a kit that is sold. This was a complete custom DIY project.

And Omni, Yes...Mmm 510. Did you check out the turbo Hot Wheels CRX that Mike and Carrie built? They finished 12th. Even with the carbon fiber hood tearing into two pieces at the end of the drag strip. I saw it run last weekend also. Two $2003 cars at the same auto-x.
 

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Originally posted by OmniFocus:
</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Originally posted by Penguini66:
And Omni, Yes...Mmm 510.
<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">No man! Second place was an Omni!
</font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Sory man...I read the web page wrong.
 

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did you know that those guys are from york,pa and they also won last year. i got to go to the secret garage and see it while they were building it. these guys can do some serious fabbing.

[ 04-15-2003, 10:26 PM: Message edited by: CWCZX3 ]
 
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