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Welcome to the Primedia Editors Charity Challenge presented by eBay Motors!

Imagine being given a chunk of money-enough to walk into a dealership and buy a new car of your choice-and the freedom to bid on any vehicle listed on the eBay Motors Web site. Ten Primedia editorial teams have been granted the ultimate car lover's wish: to build a competition car with somebody else's money. Welcome to the Editor's Charity Challenge, which will allow each team to design and build their car using specific products and parts purchased through eBay Motors. These teams will buy parts for their motorcycles, cars and trucks, and will come away with a finished vehicle ready for the track, where these very same teams will go head-to-head with each other for the illustrious reputation of all-around great magazine. And the competitors include a lineup of amazing publications: Hot Rod, Motor Trend, Truckin', ImportTuner, Chevy High Performance, Fast Fords, european car, Dirt Rider and Hot Bike are just a few. After the buildup, track tests and a few online polls, these vehicles will be sold through eBay Motors, the world's largest online automotive marketplace. The best part about this editorial dream project? The entire collection of proceeds from the auctions will be donated to Charity Cars, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping those who help others. So stay tuned for all of the updates and exciting steps as we follow these teams to the finish line.

Project Guidelines

Base vehicle or motorcycle must be purchased on eBay Motors

75% of remaining budget (after initial vehicle purchase) must be spent on eBay Motors

Parts under $50 may be purchased outside of eBay Motors (e.g. fan belts, oil filters)

Donated parts cannot exceed $500 per donation and $2500 per vehicle

Each team will have a designated "purchaser" that will be responsible for team's eBay and PayPal accounts


$25,000 for each of eight cars and trucks

$25,000 for each of two motorcycles