I have something to confess, driving an AWD turbo car on the autocross course may be fast, but it’s not terribly fun.

Driving the daily-driven car on the autocross course is a bit nerve-wracking when it’s got a few miles on it.

Beating on a project car is fun, especially when it’s a lightweight, RWD car with decent power and doesn’t act as anyone’s daily.

To that end, i’m retiring the Wagon from service as a racer, and directing my attention and some finacnes into building a fun, fast project car.

The car is a 1984 GSL-SE RX-7 that a few friends have raced several times this season. It’s got the 13B with EFI and an LSD. We’ve powdercoated the stock 14s (low weight), put some Falken Azenis tires on for superior grip, removed the AC and a number of other reasonably easy to strip items, replaced the cat with a test pipe, fabricated a custom ignition and put in a K&N air filter.

The car is fun to drive. RWD is a blast, and since the car has a completely stock suspension, it’s pretty balanced but very rewarding. No power steering makes some of the corners a bit of an exercise, but PS can get in the way in quick transitions.

I also beat a turbo MR2 and an Integra in SM2 to take my first 1st place ever. I’m stoked.