Man Builds Ariel Atom From Scrap Parts, Sets New Bar For Home-Built Cars

We've hacked together some pretty hairy cars in our day, but a self-proclaimed "Maker" with the nom de plume Proximacentuari has put together a positively amazing home-built version of the Ariel Atom » 9/24/08 11:00am 9/24/08 11:00am, the track-day speedster. The reader's called it "Z59," and powered by a four-cylinder from an Acura RSX, it's the…

Little Rascals for Real: Depression-Era Locomotive Built by Kids

Those Little Rascals, always building some kind of contraption to haul around their latest moneymaking scheme or the He-Man Woman Hater's Club collection of BDSM toys (oops, wrong movie). The burden always fell on poor Petey the circle-eyed terrier to provide motivation for their homemade vehicles. If only the… » 11/10/06 12:37pm 11/10/06 12:37pm

How to Void Your Toyota Warranty, 101: Hacking the Prius

We can't help but be in the CalCars guys' corner on their quest to give the Toyota Prius hybrid full-electric capability. After all, as someone once said (Mark Twain? Henry Ford?) "tinkering is the best revenge over those who'd just as soon spit in your eye as say hello." (Hmm, that doesn't sound quite right).… » 3/23/06 9:45am 3/23/06 9:45am