Because Life Without a Custom Van Isn't Worth Living!

With the 20R Sprite project awaiting its new rear suspension at Evil Genius Racing and a lot of unused parking space at my new home in Denver, I was feeling the Project Car Hell Jones something terrible! » 9/11/10 11:00am 9/11/10 11:00am

Renault-Packed Colorado Warehouse May Turn Earth Into Hell Project…

Some of you might have wondered where in hell Rocket Surgery Racing found the 1956 Renault 4CV that served as the basis of their Index of Effluency-winning LeMons car. In the conveniently-located Warehouse Of French Hell Project Doom, of course! » 8/21/10 1:00pm 8/21/10 1:00pm

Restoring a '37 Lancia Aprilia: How Hard Could It Be?

The answer: Restoring an original 1937 Aprilia Berlina is very, very hard (but worth every wad of $100 bills and gallon of sweat). I visited the legendary Conrad Stevenson's Alfa Romeo shop last weekend and found this work-of-art-in-progress there. » 7/04/10 3:00pm 7/04/10 3:00pm

Can You Spot The Problem With This Corolla's Center Link?

There's much more to an engine swap than making the new engine fit under the hood. Say you're trying to drop a Ford 302 into an '82 Corolla, and the Toyota center link won't clear the new engine's oil pan… » 2/13/10 1:00pm 2/13/10 1:00pm

20R-Powered Sprite Wiring Hell Nearly Complete: It Lives!

Remember that Fiat tachometer I scored at Junkyard Half Price Day? Well, it and many other scavenged pieces have found their way into my Toyota-engined '67 Austin-Healey Sprite. » 7/19/09 10:30pm 7/19/09 10:30pm

Crazed Modelmaker Makes Tiny-Scale Model Of Murilee's First-Ever Hell…

Not long ago, I dug up some old photos of the 1958 Volkswagen Beetle that launched me on the primer-and-junkyards automotive path I've taken to get to this point. Now look what's happened! » 7/18/09 6:00pm 7/18/09 6:00pm

Evil Clint Gets A Few Loose Bolts, Buys DeLorean And Honda Z600 For…

When you're 21 years old and you've already owned a Yugo, a Fiat Spider, and numerous air-cooled Volkswagens, what's the next logical step? Hey, those cars were PCH gateway drugs!
» 4/25/09 2:00pm 4/25/09 2:00pm

Half Price Sale Day At The Junkyard Means It's Time To Stock Up On Hell …

Now that the rain has finally stopped, I'm able to get some work done on the 20R Sprite Hell Project. The steering wheel problem is solved, but what about the wiring?
» 3/14/09 5:00pm 3/14/09 5:00pm

All Must Bow Down Before This Nissan-Powered Land Rover With Citroen…

You think you know the meaning of Project Car Hell, do you? It is to laugh! Next time your flesh is feeling singed because you can't find some trim component for your Borgward and you're feeling like you're experiencing the full measure of Hell's torments, contemplate the enormity of what Mr. Curtis Merrill of Calgary, … » 5/21/08 3:20pm 5/21/08 3:20pm

Does Xerxes5's MGC-GT Put Him In The Pantheon Of PCH Poster Children?

Back in February, Mad_Science failed to attain the dubious honor of Project Car Hell Poster Child, because the voters felt his 1967 Ford Country Sedan was insufficiently hellish. Today I'm putting up Xerxes5 for PCHPC status, even though that's not what he had in mind when he emailed me in the first place (when I… » 4/01/08 4:00pm 4/01/08 4:00pm

Mad_Science Makes Bid For Project Car Hell Poster Child Award

The PCH Poster Child ranks are populated by the likes of BrendanSF, Belvedere Adrian, Junkman, SeanKHotay, dculberson, and Franzouse, and each of them got in because of the undeniable madness of their respective projects. Now Mad_Science is rapping his bloody knuckles on the PCH Poster Child Clubhouse door with his '67 … » 2/28/08 4:00pm 2/28/08 4:00pm

Leata Cabalero: Most Beautiful Car Ever Built In Post Falls, Idaho

Sure, Junkman has some nice cars in his collection. There's the Honda Coupe 9, the Pontiac-powered Deutsch-Bonnet, and the insane Porsche 356. But something was missing... until Junkman obtained this Chevette-based 1977 Leata Cabalero. Make the jump to hear what he has to say about this beauty!

» 2/01/08 1:30pm 2/01/08 1:30pm

The Die Is Cast: Work Begins On 24 Hours of LeMons Car!

Well, after the Loverman and I covered the last couple 24 Hours of LeMons races, we just couldn't maintain our usual ironclad journalistic detachment. Objective has now become subjective in a big way, as we've rounded up a crew of junkyard-crazed madmen intrepid competitors and have started preparing our mighty iron… » 1/21/08 4:00pm 1/21/08 4:00pm

Is Franzouse The Latest Project Car Hell Poster Child?

France-based commenter Franzouse, not content to rest on his Project Car Hell Tipster laurels (you may remember him as the man responsible for the Yankenwagen Me, Krankenwagen Me Edition of Project Car Hell), is now looking to climb the rust-and-Bondo ziggurat and achieve Project Car Hell Poster Child Status as well...
» 1/09/08 3:00pm 1/09/08 3:00pm

Belvedere Adrian Sets Sights On 24 Hours of LeMons!

After screaming himself hoarse as a spectator at the last 24 Hours of LeMons race at Altamont (and preparing to hitch up the ol' Serro Scotty to meet me and the Loverman up at the Thunderhill LeMons race), Belvedere Adrian has obtained a wrecked '66 Belvedere and is in the process of readying it for some… » 12/20/07 1:00pm 12/20/07 1:00pm

Project Car Hell Poster Child, Halloween Edition

Seems that our Pontiac Versus Plymouth Ambulance Project Car Hell Poster Child poll (in which DCulberson edged out Plymsole in the voting) has inspired reader Dave to send in the tale of his Miller-Meteor Classic Duplex ambulance/hearse combo, based on a 1962 Cadillac. Take a look at the photos of this fine machine,… » 10/31/07 11:00am 10/31/07 11:00am

Who Shall Wear The Ambulance Hell Project Crown?

Saab-O-Maniac SeanKHotay won our last PCHPC vote, but now dculberson has stepped up in an attempt to unseat Belvedere Adrian, owner of the '58 Plymouth Ambulance, to take the Ambulance Hell Project trophy for his own! He's got a '66 Pontiac Superior Consort that looks like a never-ending nightmare quite a refreshing… » 10/26/07 2:30pm 10/26/07 2:30pm