SPECS
Horsepower
250 HP
Torque
160 LB-FT
Curb Weight
2150 LB
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Engine Size
1.8 L
Transmission Type
Manual
MPG (City/Highway)
26 MPG
VEHICLE STORY

I bought this car when I was 17, back in 2000, with 83,000 miles, for $3900. At the time I was hoping for a more modern Honda (remember, these were the F&F glory days), so an EG hatch, or a Prelude... something cool.  About 3 years later, and out of high school, I tried my hand at Autocrossing for the first time and was instantly hooked. I always loved driving sort of hard, but this was driving hard with purpose (and not doing something stupid). After a few years of trying it out, I realized the car really needed more power. Around the same time, my dad was really getting involved in helping me at the races. It became clear that he wanted to try it out for himself too. It all sort of converged over the course of a few years: the two of us really became close, working together on the car, and finally starting to race together. I have about 5 more years experience racing than he does, so it's been fun reversing the roles in our relationship, with ME teaching him to do something, instead of vice versa.  We rebuilt the first motor in the car a few times, but ultimately realized that it needed a lot more help - so we swapped in a 97 Integra Type R motor. And about 5 years later, went on to add a Jackson supercharger.  It's all been really fun. We're building the car to be a top contender in the Street Modified FWD (SMF) Class for Solo Autocross. Right now, it's probably one of the top 10 or 15 cars in the country in it's class (hard to tell, with regional events and attendance), but it's a really solid runner. We're almost always a FTD/PAX contender at local events. So we're just getting it to that next level.  We're in the process of adding aero components this summer, and also working out the new wheel & tire setup. In the pics above it's running 13x10 Panasports, square with 255 Hoosier A6s. We went to 15's to get better gearing, and a little more tire up front.

Discuss this build

[]Bill Staley

Very cool! My wife and I founded a startup too (primalpalate.com) ... very different set of tools from this. It's based on the Paleo diet. I'd be happy to provide feedback (when I think of it), or share any bugs I find (good old Chrome is always good for not displaying anything as intended!) :) Anway, nice to "meet" you!

[]Bill Staley

Ha, thanks! It truly is good at that! I recently looked back, and I think I have 5 FTD's in the last 3 years in it (all local events, mind you, nothing serious). And about as many top PAX wins too.

[]Andrew Johnson

Thanks, glad you like it! I'm one of the founders so never hesitate to send me feedback. It was about time we ditched the forums and made a community with modern tech. We have a lot of amazing things on the way so tell your friends and stay tuned!

[]Bill Staley

Love the site, btw - not sure what your role is on here, but the site is great!

[]Andrew Johnson

You've built the perfect autocross machine. I've lost many a FTD to these :-)

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