If “the fastest-ever car to drive the Glamis Sand Dunes” doesn’t mean anything to you, we’ll break it down: This 1600 horsepower two-seat death-sled simply cannot stop flying.
Fifty years after creating the original Dune Buggy, Bruce Meyers says the message of the Meyers Manx is still fun and reminds us that there has to be a difference between cars built in factories and the ones put together in family garages.
They say that residents of Texas' capital should keep Austin weird. It doesn't get much weirder than today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe dune buggy, but is it priced to ensure it will be kept by its current Austin owner?
It's a strange feeling when you kind of agree with something that Charles Manson did. It's not a good feeling. But I just learned that Charles Manson's insane "Helter Skelter" global race war fever dream used battalions of VW and Porsche-based dune buggies as key components, and I gotta say, at least in this one…
Rolls-Royces always seem sort of untouchable. If you see one, it's usually immaculate and maintained in a standard fitting its absurdly highbrow image. Not always, though.
The Mercedes-created Smart, for all its tiny charm, isn't a great car and it sells horribly. I think I have a solution to both problems: turn it into a dune buggy.
Like many young car lovers we first fell in love with the exotic high dollar cars we saw on television and hung on our walls. Shortly thereafter, like many young car lovers we realized the closest we were going to get to the expensive supercars we lusted after were staring at posters and watching them on TV.
All you dyno chiefs and testbench heroes, with your cossetted rides angered only under laboratory lights, look upon the 1,800-hp buggy doing wheelstands in the sands of California and weep in awe. And this is with the turbos dialed back.
Michael and Kenny Ham want to protect the world from zombies, expensive electric cars, and a reliance on oil. Their solution? The ApocalypsEV, a solar-powered dune buggy that's also the cheapest car in America. Here's their plan — Ed.
Once, any mediocre wrench could turn a boxed kit and VW Beetle into a dune buggy. One can still do that, or take a worn 1991 Eagle Talon and let pure garage talents determine the outcome.
The gauge cluster from the Hayabusa-powered Speed Unlimited MC-10 buggy makes the inside of the high-flying desert ripper look like an aircraft cockpit. Is there video? Of course.
Meet Sandy Sanderson from New Zealand. Needing something to keep himself occupied after breaking his wrist in a motorcycle accident, he started building amazing model cars from discarded aluminum cans. His incredibly intricate work below.
The 429 Mustang II put up a good fight in yesterday's Choose Your Eternity poll, but only a French or Italian car really stands a chance against a Triumph GT6 when it comes to true Project Car Hell. Still, every so often you need to let a PCH underdog take on one of the superpowers. We're going to try it again today,…
The problem with putting huge-diameter wheels on most cars is the pesky fenderwells getting in the way, but this Floridian has avoided that problem by putting 20s on a VW-based dune buggy. A bit of fiberglass cutting and they fit just fine! Nitpickers might point out that the dunes are now off-limits with this setup,…
Normally, when commenters post awesome links on the site, we let them have the glory. And we are giving commenter rgseidl all the credit for this one, but we had to bring it to the wider attention of our readership. Imagine all of the glory of the Joie Chitwood Thrill Show, crossed with with rank amateurishness,…
Rubber bands, boxer engine, fiberglass body, retro-design and a inflatable dolphin! And yeah, it's a Camino. You cannot find a hotter and/or uglier ride anywhere. I checked. Davey, you have no victory. The Dutch karate is too strong. More topless, clutchless, eyesore-ness after the jump.
You thought the dune buggy went the way of Murph the Surf? No way, fink boy. Bruce Meyers, the guy who created and marketed the fiberglass buggy body that would become as recognizable an icon of motoring as the '65 Mustang — the Meyers Manx — still has a going concern for the cute little buggers. In fact, you can get…
Before Bruce Meyers got the idea to rebody a VW Beetle and tear off down the Baja Peninsula in the sucker, guys were building crazy homebrew dune buggies to drive on the beaches of the California coast. One such character was Bob Forgnone, a service-station owner from Salinas, California, land of John Steinbeck and …