$2000 Challenge Special Guest Judge Announced

Each year, we supplement a roster of industry experts and actual judges (both legal and car-related) with one former Challenge competitor who isn't competing in this year's competition. Our super special judge this year will be...


Jonny Pruitt!!!! As we wrote a few years ago: "Back in 1999, a young man named Jonny Pruitt called our office to ask about the $1500 Challenge. At that very moment, we realized something: People were actually going to attend this thing. Jonny drove in from Texas for that first event, and he’s been a fixture ever since. He has mixed and matched bodies and drivelines in the years since, but it all started with that red Yugo."

Today, Jonny is the only person outside of our own staff that's been to every single running of the Challenge. That makes him perfectly qualified to judge the event, and we can't wait to see him again.