The Hot Rods Of The 2008 Woodward Dream Cruise

We've given you the muscle and the customs of the 2008 Woodward Dream Cruise. Now it's time for the hot rods. — Ed. » 8/18/08 4:00pm 8/18/08 4:00pm Metal-flake, flames, chrome wheels or just plain flat-black, the appeal of hot rods stretches across generations. The brings 'em out in droves, so here are just a few of of the chopped, channeled and…

Community College Students Build 550 Horsepower Mid-Engine Ford Five…

At Washtenaw Community College near Ann Arbor, MI, you can take algebra and English lit. You can also take Custom Cars & Concepts, where your assignments might include building a mid-engine Ford Five Hundred » 8/16/08 2:20pm 8/16/08 2:20pm with a supercharged 5.3-liter Ford GT engine putting out 550 HP. What course would you choose? Instructor Scott…

Roush Mustang Stage 3 Suspension, Now Sold Separately

Good news for 2003 through 2009 Ford Mustang owners that don't want to throw down $21,000 on a complete Roush Stage 3 kit: The suspension alone is now available separately for just $1,449, meaning it's now affordable to make your 'Stang handle. The complete kit is a direct replacement for the spongy stock suspension,… » 7/31/08 4:00pm 7/31/08 4:00pm

And The Winner Of The Greatest Use Of Fiero Powertrain: '39 Chevy Rat…

The art of chopping up Pontiac Fieros and using their guts in other projects is one which occasionally, if rarely, produces something really unique. Instead of a passe Nailhead up front, or a cobbled together amalgam of collected parts, LuckyFast Eddie of Camden, Delaware has dropped the whole enchilada — engine,… » 6/19/08 2:00pm 6/19/08 2:00pm

Buick Roadmaster Hot Rod Makes Flat Black Look Good

Flat black, white walls, wagon, flames. On paper, this Buick Roadmaster wagon would be a spectacular hot rod and parts hauler, but the truth is far stranger than that. Start with the first description, then chop the top off the wagon, add a vinyl liner to the back, and make those flames out of wood-grained contact… » 6/10/08 5:00pm 6/10/08 5:00pm

Norwegian Hot Rod Slammed, Literally

Looking at this bad wipeout it's hard not to be surprised that the driver survived. Apparently, the 52-year-old driver was not wearing a seatbelt and was thrown from his car before it landed wheels-up in the ditch. Though lucky to survive, the man is in stable but serious condition in a hospital with significant chest… » 4/29/08 10:20am 4/29/08 10:20am

Mysterious Single Seat Lakes-Style Hot Rod

A very mysterious custom hot rod showed up at the Lone Star Rod & Kustom Round Up last weekend and it's caught our eye. The single seat, lakes-style inspired roadster is sleek and smooth with some very cool tricks up it's sleeve. The car is powered by an inline six sporting a straight pipe running down the side and a… » 4/10/08 2:45pm 4/10/08 2:45pm