If you’re a hands-on kind of car guy, you should definitely have a subscription to Grassroots Motorsports. While Road & Track and Car & Driver are fun, they rarely get down to the hardcore nuts and bolts of fixing up cars, and they’d never consider writing about something many of us tool guys love — older cars.
Back when I was in college, I was autocrossing around the Central Florida region, and actually spent some time with many of the people who still work for GRM. I strongly doubt that any of them would remember me — I was just another snot-nosed college kit — but I did see many of them at the track, and I wrote some coverage of the old One Lap of Florida for them once.
Here’s what I remember: These guys are completely legit. They love cars — and not just brand new expensive ones. They’d rather spend their evenings dirty under the car than standing around drinking and shooting the bull about cars they — and we — can’t afford.
After college I lost track of the magazine, but a few years ago I picked it back up and was amazed at how much it’d grown. Now it’s thick and glossy, but it’s still packed with real-deal articles about real-world project you could actually take on.
Seriously, check it out. You can find GRM in major bookstores like B&N and Borders now, so pick one up and check it out. I’ll bet you end up with a subscription.
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