The GM Enthusiast Network began in early 1999 as The J-Body Organization. JBO provided a meeting place for enthusiasts of GM J-platform small cars, including Cavalier, Sunfire, and others. In the four years following, j-body.org became the largest J-car web site on the Internet. With a very active message board, technical information, a member registry, and a growing list of features, it became an example for other automotive enthusiast web sites.
In 2003, General Motors announced the end of the J-car platform, and the replacement, to be built on the new Delta platform. At this time the decision was made to expand JBO to embrace this, and future changes. Thus, the GM Enthusiast Network was officially born in August of 2003. Our new mission is both to unite existing GM enthusiast groups and organizations, and to create new groups where others had not previously existed.
From a mere 1,000 members in 1999, to over 50,000 registered members today, GME is growing at an exponential rate. The GM Enthusiast Network is a privately held company, and is based in Surprise, Arizona.