1/24/20 5:39 p.m.

hi, my name is Joseph. I live in North Bergen.

i'm the owner of 2012 Ford 150.

enjoy traveling and fishing.

2/3/20 2:27 p.m.

Im Mitchell, this my first motorsports fourm, hopefully i'll learn a lot about both cars and racing them.

chuckg997 None
2/3/20 3:53 p.m.

New here. I've got a 24 Hours of LeMons car that we've raced at Buttonwillow for 3 years and are getting ready for the Willow Springs event in March.  Signed up here to research some cheap speed!

Joseph Leahy
Joseph Leahy
2/5/20 12:55 p.m.

Good afternoon, Joe here from Medford, NJ. Just joined for a few reasons. Lemons/Champ advice, normal car talk, and hoping to find some help with a couple projects. Looking forward to meeting new faces, and learning a bunch. 

CAinCA New Reader
2/5/20 1:24 p.m.

Hello, I'm Chris from Gilroy, CA. I've driven trucks/SUVs/minivans for most of my life. I finally decided that it was time to sell our Sienna and Highlander, bought the wife a new Explorer and bought myself a 2011 GTI with 20k miles on it. I attended a couple autoX and one track day at Laguna Seca last year. I wound up going down the stage 1 tune/suspension upgrade rabbit hole. I found this forum while researching track/autoX tires.


My other hobbies are machining (small CNC mill, manual lathe), high power rocketry (I've flown up to M power), and photography.


If you ever need a custom bracket, spacer or other widget made let me know. 

ChrisLS8 New Reader
2/9/20 3:00 p.m.

Chris here in Los Gatos, CA. I'm in union construction and I have a 2006 Lincoln LSE, 2018 GT and my 97 SE-R project car. 

I like home improvement projects, building up my cocktail bar and recipes, building my Nissan to get on Buttonwillow. 

Loweguy5 New Reader
2/10/20 10:14 p.m.

Mike from CT.  It struck me the other day I have been subscribing to GRM for about 20 years now.  That's 2 marriages,  4 dogs and the births of 2 children long.

I've loved cars since I was a kid and have owned just under 90 of them in 30 years of driving.  I havent spent much time on a track in the past 15 years but I do SIM race quite a bit and I'm hoping to get involved in Lemons soon.


cwh PowerDork
2/12/20 1:19 p.m.

OK, I am definitely not a real newby, but have been very inactive for too long.  Serious health problems have slowed me down a lot, but got some seriously good news from my cancer doc today.  I am in full remission from leukemia!!  So, happiness has ensued.  One year of chemo does a number on you, but it worked.  I have too many doctors to go see, but they all are very pleasant and professional.  Anyway, I will be here, and hopefully will be able to be helpful again.  Old handle was cwh, my initials.  Do I still get to be a Dork??

Pete Gossett
Pete Gossett MegaDork
2/12/20 3:14 p.m.

In reply to cwh :

Welcome back Chuck, you've been missed around here! And congrats on your diagnosis!!!

Mandalore None
2/13/20 3:40 a.m.

Hi Guys,

Steve is my real name.

Design Engineer in motorsport brake system development. Materials science, thermodynamics, solid state chemistry, dyno testing, tribology, hydraulic systems and all that stuff we like to talk about over a beer at night. Love my motorsport and tinkering with physics on four wheels. Prefer to get dirty in pit lane than drive.

I'm here to learn and hopefully share some knowledge and ideas. Maybe debunk some BS marketing about brakes too, ;-)

Please don't ask who I work for. Im not here to sell anything. This is my hobby.

I'm an Aussie but work in the USA, west and east coast. Sorry there may be additional A, E, I, O, U's in my spelling. 8-)


P.S Like to fish too if any one has some advice for Pac NW.

Centurial New Reader
2/13/20 12:26 p.m.



Hi all,

I build cool Motorsport stuff. I like to get community engagement in the things I build and this forum is one way to do that. 

Shortly I'll be posting a new project I've started. And can't wait to hear what you guys have to say about it.

My work is all open source, so anything I build is available for download. It's just one way for me to help pay the bills and also better the community. 

See you on the threads. Best Matt

2Girlsracing None
2/15/20 5:54 a.m.

Hi, Steffi here from down under Australia where all the animals try to kill you. Will post up my little hillclimb project in a while

BigTurbo_GTI New Reader
2/18/20 12:56 p.m.

Devon here.  Indianapolis.   I like weird and fun junk.    Currently own:


MK5 GTI-  Stock turbo.  BSH cold air pipe, BSH turbo heat shield, BSH PCV plate, Upgraded HPFP, Black Forest Industries race mounts, BSH lower pendulum mount, R32 under-tray, H&R springs and Koni yellows, Aluminum shift bushings, Stage 2 South Bend clutch, Aluminum lower control arms with poly bushings, Go Fast Bits DV+, Stage 2 Integrated Engineering software flash, 3" catless downpipe and 3" custom exhaust with no muffler or resonator.   180K miles and no CEL!!


1996 Dodge Neon- Painfully stock SOHC engine.  Only mods so far are Moorespeed Performance trans and engine mounts and TTI solid front mount.  Riceland coilovers, Fiero wheels, 2gn R/T dual exhaust muffler, 2gn center console.   I just got an Iceman intake and ordered a new filter to go on it today.   I've got plans for this car.


1987 VW Jetta MK2- Just picked this one up a month ago.  ZERO rust. California car. Bought it for Radwood.  1.8 8valve bone stock.  Great runner and extremely clean.  

Loweguy5 New Reader
2/18/20 7:29 p.m.

In reply to BigTurbo_GTI :

I'm a big fan of Neons!

BigTurbo_GTI New Reader
2/19/20 9:56 a.m.
Loweguy5 said:

In reply to BigTurbo_GTI :

I'm a big fan of Neons!

Me too....evidently I can't get away from them!  I've had two first gens and a second gen R/T.  They're so much fun! 

Ras2231 None
2/28/20 9:39 a.m.

Hey, my name is jo. I live in nashville. I'm owner of a 2003 blazer 4x4. I love 12v. Love a good trail and little bit of mud

Cheese302 New Reader
3/2/20 7:30 p.m.

In reply to Mandalore :

where do you usually end up on the east coast?

Nick Stone
Nick Stone None
3/16/20 9:07 p.m.

Hi Folks -

New to the forum, looking forward to being a part of the Grassroots community! Here's my car and truck. Cheers

drock25too New Reader
3/29/20 11:03 p.m.

Rock here. Originally from Greenland. Greenland, Arkansas that is. I'm into first generation Dodge Avengers, 1995 - 2000. I have two 98 Avengers now, one for the street and one for the track. Have been involved in dirt track racing almost all my life but always wanted to run on road courses. Started doing that last March at Hallett Motor Racing Circuit in Oklahoma and ran a ChampCar race at Watkins Glen last May. 


11GTCS New Reader
4/2/20 8:42 a.m.

Mark here, I've been enjoying the forum as a lurker for quite a while.  What a great group you have here. 

The fun car is a 2011 Mustang GT California Special in race red, 6 speed stick basically stock except for Roush axle back mufflers.  (It's never to late to have a happy childhood, lol)     We've had the car since February of  2016 and enjoy it for day and weekend trips.      



jerrysarcastic New Reader
4/3/20 5:32 a.m.

Hey y’all I’m Jerry and I’ve also been a lurker for some time (under a different username) and really enjoy absorbing the knowledge here. I figure it’s time to step forward and say hi, and start contributing to the party. 

Ive always been a classic car nut but pretty much enjoy driving anything fast (or at least as fast as it’ll go) and have really been looking to try my hand at autocross lately. I’ve never had a turn around the cones but at the moment I’m working on getting my old wagon up to decent enough shape to make a few runs without falling apart.

That’s been taking some time (as all projects do) but between now and then I’ll keep dropping in on posts to watch and learn, and also try to keep my berkleying foot out of my mouth.  No promises though.  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Fun fact, there are now two 67 Falcon wagons on this forum...

ChillOutSystems New Reader
4/3/20 9:50 a.m.

Hey guys long time listener first time poster.  My name is James Marcellana and I'm the Global Accounts Director for Chillout Systems.  Glad to finally be here and offer support.  We love GRM and will be doing more content with GRM as soon as this pandemic passes.  In the mean time please feel free to message me with any Chillout related questions.

4/8/20 4:07 p.m.

My First Time on the Grassroots Motorsports Forum.  Have been an avid Reader of GRM for a couple of years by SnailMail subscription (the only way to go!). I have been drunning AutoCross since 1967 (EMPI-modified VW 1300). Currently am a licensed SCCA Instructor (Advanced) since 2009. Drive a lightly modified 2002 WRX Wagon [313WHP, Brembos (13-inch) on  all 4 corners, Quaiffe LSD F+R, Borla Exhaust). I will try to post a photo here of this car exiting Turn 12 at Road America where I am pulling 123-125MPH entering Turns 1, 5 and 12. 


Jeff Shaffer
Jeff Shaffer New Reader
4/12/20 2:56 a.m.

Hi names Jeff I am a big guy with a love for compact and subcompact cars I daily a Fiat 500 and I got a mean dirt track FX16.... Looking to maybe dabble in rallycross soon (with a different car)

Danny Shields (Forum Supporter)
Danny Shields (Forum Supporter) HalfDork
4/12/20 9:37 a.m.

Welcome to the forum, Jeff.

What track is that?

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