The 2017 Honda Civic Type R lands in the U.S. this week and after 20 years of waiting for it, American enthusiasts can finally feel the fury of Honda’s international hot hatch. But as good as it is out of the box, this car was born into tuner culture and it’s hard to resist fantasizing about modifying it. So I will.
Nope, it’s not a “Colorado-inspired” body kit wrapped around a space frame. Well, actually, it pretty much is at this point. But this seriously extreme off-road truck started life as a regular-ass crew cab Chevy Colorado.
This summer, I’m going to help put the hybrid powertrain from a hybrid Mitsubishi Outlander into an ancient 1917 Mitsubishi Model A. And by “help,” I mean stand in a corner and try not to hurt myself while the craftsmen at West Coast Customs cut and weld and create, and Mitsubishi writes checks to make it all happen.
Matt and Sophie’s YouTube series, “Engines And Unfinished Business,” about their casual Toyota restoration is better than any gassy, monstrous “car build” show I’ve ever seen. It’s cute, simple, and must be credible because British accents!
I’ve never painted racing stripes on a car myself. But man, watching this video is right up there on the scale of satisfaction with hitting an exact increment at the gas pump or pulling a crusty booger out of your nose on a cold day.
If you thought cars were an expensive hobby, check into the operating costs of a used prop plane. (It’s a lot.) Unless, apparently, you whip up your own aircraft from some plans drawn up about 90 years ago like the guy in this video.
Building a project car with limited money and skills forces you to find creative solutions to basic problems. But sometimes finding the dumbest “solutions” end up making me feel like a goddamn genius.
Everybody on the internet seems to think Brooklyn’s all about expensive coffee and Instagram posing. But there’s still serious hot rodding going on out there. Step in to Tim Harney’s Bushwick motorcycle shop with us to see for yourself.
It’s shameful, really, how excited I am about ten-seconds of grainy vertical video. But sweet crusty rusty goodness check out this Cummins-swapped 1925 tow truck!
Diesel-powered pony cars—so perverse and unnecessary that I have to admit I’m intrigued. The real question is, what’s filthier: the fumes pluming out of these exhaust pipes or the grandiloquence coming out of this narrator’s mouth?
A Cummins diesel in a clapped-out old Cadillac? At first I thought, surely, Roadkill is just bored at this point. And they might be, but they’re still putting on a hell of a show. Watching this terrible car turn fuel into noise is way more fun than it should be.
The owner of this STI engine-swapped Subaru Forester doesn’t have the use of his legs, but he still hustles his car around canyons and track days. Watch him explain how it’s done, and see well-practiced car reviewer Matt Farah give the hand controls a shot for the first time.
A Cummins-diesel powered Jeep Wrangler is pretty cool. But a diesel Jeep that also works as a submarine? It’s a redneck James Bond dream come true!
We know you’ve been begging for Ford for a new Bronco, and no one can deny that the 2004 Bronco concept still looks cool today. Well somebody took the matter into their own hands, turning a humble Lada into a surprisingly clean execution of this design.
We joke about the official car of Jalopnik being a brown rear-wheel-drive manual turbodiesel wagon Miata, but if you have one of those things (a turbodiesel), these Finns plan on showing you how to make it faster.
At just over 3,000 miles young, this bone stock 2003 M3 probably covered more miles in its shipping plastic than it did on the road. The warranty expired due to years sat idle, instead of years of use or modification. That changed, because over a one month transformation, stock is a word that could no longer be used…