The Genius Of The Original Dune Buggy Is That You Built It Yourself

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. » 10/07/14 12:19pm 10/07/14 12:19pm

For $1,750, This Custom Buggy Is Ready For The Dunes

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? » 9/16/14 8:00am 9/16/14 8:00am

Charles Manson's Evil Plans Involved A Crazy Dune Buggy Battalion

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… » 5/06/13 2:28pm 5/06/13 2:28pm

Holy Crap, It's A Baja Rolls-Royce

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. » 9/17/12 2:30pm 9/17/12 2:30pm

What Is The Ultimate Island Car?

After being reminded this past week of the hassle and expense of transporting a vehicle to or from a relatively small island, we immediately understood why most people usually bring a car to an island and leave it there. » 6/16/12 5:00pm 6/16/12 5:00pm

The Smart Car Would Be Better As A Dune Buggy

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. » 6/01/12 3:00pm 6/01/12 3:00pm

What Was The First Realistic Project Car Of Your Dreams?

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. » 2/11/12 5:00pm 2/11/12 5:00pm

Ride along in an 1,800-hp wheelie-popping dune buggy

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. » 10/04/11 12:30pm 10/04/11 12:30pm

Why we’re building a post-apocalyptic electric car

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. » 9/20/11 2:30pm 9/20/11 2:30pm

From Eagle Talon to dune buggy in many steps

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. » 3/17/11 10:00am 3/17/11 10:00am

Hayabusa Dune Buggy: Ready For Take-Off

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. » 6/16/10 9:30am 6/16/10 9:30am

Man Builds Detailed Model Cars From Discarded Aluminum Cans

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. » 12/03/09 3:30pm 12/03/09 3:30pm

PCH, Legends of LeMons Edition: V12 Jaguar or V8 Dune Buggy?

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,… » 3/27/08 5:18pm 3/27/08 5:18pm

Why Should GM Boxes Have All The Donkin' Fun?

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,… » 3/21/08 3:00pm 3/21/08 3:00pm

When Shriners Go Bad!

According to the Washington Post, no charges have been filed against James H. Brooks, who apparently heard Judas Priest's "Hell Bent For Leather" playing at max volume in his head and hooned his miniature dune buggy into the crowd at a Chattanooga parade. Eight were injured in the mishap, five of whom were hurt… » 8/28/07 4:30pm 8/28/07 4:30pm

Hoons of an Epoch: Dutch Reversing Amazingness

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,… » 3/17/07 6:45pm 3/17/07 6:45pm

DAF vs. FAF: Storming the Beaches with the DAF Dune Buggy!!!

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. » 12/13/06 12:00am 12/13/06 12:00am

Dune Boggle: Car and Driver Drives the Meyers Manxter

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… » 5/23/06 10:30am 5/23/06 10:30am

Homemade Dune Buggy Party!

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 … » 2/01/06 12:43pm 2/01/06 12:43pm