Rather than hijacking the other thread where we started talking about this, I thought I'd start it's own. I mentioned I'm getting into "Spec Miata" racing, and other folks showed interest... I bought a well-worn car for $1200 and will end up putting another $5000 or so for the roll-cage and spec suspension. Getting started is pricey, because getting a competition license requires several driving classes/schools which ain't cheap. After that though, the race entry fees are generally <$500 (sometimes half that.) And the car is still street legal. A relatively cheap way to get into the sport.