If you happen see a copy of Grassroots Motorsports peeking around the dozens of other car magazines on the shelf at your local retailer, you’d probably think it’s another mag just for racers or ricers.
You’d be dead wrong.
Started by a small staff of car lovers and active Florida motorsports participants many years ago, GRM is a fantastic resource for anyone who loves performance cars — but doesn’t have hundreds of thousands of dollars to drop on the latest toy. It turns out that a lot of the cars all of us drooled over in our youth are still out there. And many can be had for quite reasonable money now, assuming you have some basic tools and are willing to turn a wrench or two to own your dream.
GRM publisher Tim Suddard takes that a step further. I remember seeing him and the other GRM guys and gals regularly on the Central Florida autocross circuit — whenever they could find time around the crazy schedule they kept, constantly busting their asses and living meagerly to push GRM over the top. And now that GRM is big stuff and Tim finally has some cash to spend, what does he spend it on? Why more project cars, of course.
You’ll find lots of awesome resources in GRM ranging from tutorials on replacing a rusted quarter panel to encyclopedic run-downs of details and issues related to every make and model of your favorite sports cars car — perfect for locating the right used model for your next project. While you’ll see a lot of material related to autocrossing and road racing as well, much of the tech carries over directly to personal enjoyment of these vehicles.
Anyway, if you get a chance snag yourself a copy and check it out. And if you subscribe (you should), tell ’em the guys at Toolmonger sent you. They probably don’t know us from Adam, but we’re big fans.
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