I’m not really into motor racing. I mean, I love cars, that’s obvious, but racing tends to bore me after a while. I’d much prefer to watch a race car getting built than watch it drive around a track for hours. That being said, there’s something about vintage and retro race cars (and bikes) that really do it for me, maybe it’s the way they aren’t permanently glued to the track, or the fact that they look 1000x cooler than anything available today. So what if I told you that you could by a late ’60s styled F1 car, built brand new, to race for yourself in all it’s wingless, rear-engined and fat-tyred glory? Well, you can. It’s called the F1-67, read on to find out more…

Thanks to Geoff for submitting.

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One very Swift lemon

I’m not sure if you’re familiar with the 24 Hours of Lemons races, but to be very brief the official site describes it as “A nationwide series of endurance races for cars that cost $500 or less.” That $500 includes the purchase AND building costs. The entries are very interesting, the teams are hilarious, and the whole deal raises money for charity. So now that you’ve got a run-down on the competition, let’s see just how far you can stretch that $500 budget with a bit of know-how, a lot of had work, and a sense of humour. This frankenstein hatch-back started out life as a Geo Metro (a.k.a. Suzuki Swift to my fellow countrymen, hence the title), which was gutted and then had it’s rear end violated by some Ford V6 goodness from a Taurus donor car, awesomeness ensues.

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