Sometimes it feels like my job is to listen to good advice, ignore it, fail miserably, and then repeat the good advice I should have followed in the first place.
If you’re a car enthusiast, you’ve likely experienced the sad scenario of the old relic stashed away in a corner, collecting dust. When you ask the owner to buy it, he says “Not for sale!” with enough vigor that you know that he’ll die before he turns a wrench on the poor car. What cars have you tried to revive but…
“There was never a great plan to build it into what it is,” is a funny way to describe how you end up with a twin-turbo V8 restomod Pontiac Firebird in your garage.
Getting 500 horsepower sounds simple: just stick a cheapo Chinese-made turbocharger on your equally-cheapo Chevy V8. But the actual process is a bit more involved.
The formula sounds simple: buy some old $800 Craigslist special and stuff an omnipresent LS in it. This is what every Internet car nerd recommends if you want cheap speed, and this is how this kind of budget build actually plays out, fuckups included.
Muhammad Ali once claimed to float like a butterfly and sting like a bee. Contrastingly, it will take a bit to make today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe Citroën float down the road on its hydropneumatic suspension again, and that’s only if its price doesn’t sting.
The Honda Logo GA3 5-Door D-series hatch (the Fit before the Fit) was in pretty poor shape when I bought it a year and a half ago for $975. Mechanically, it’s great! Passes inspection, has insurance, has a comfortable interior, all that... Jazz (womp womp). However, the outside was trashed, and I’ve even had a few…
Last week an ice fisher lowered a waterproof camera into Mayhew Lake in Benton County, Minnesota to look for fish. He was surprised to find a pickup truck instead and called the local sheriff’s department, which realized they’d actually been looking for that thing since March of 2000.
An extensive job like a clutch replacement on a Porsche 944 requires research, patience, money, skill and hope. We had next to none of these.
It didn’t take me long to realize that driving a car I actually like through a Michigan winter is a recipe for heartache. My poor XJ still has scars from last year’s salty mess. After months of soul searching, I have no choice but to drive a car I don’t like. And boy does that suck.
Bagh is Hindi for cat and Bagheera is the name of the cunning panther in Kipling’s Mowgli stories. It’s also the name of today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe Matra, and it will be up to you to decide just how cunningly priced this rare cat is.
The weather is looking up, which means project car season is coming. Read this before you start your crazy build.
There are lots of potential problems that every person runs into while stuck in the midst of their first project car. How did you get past them?
The seller of today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe Tiger claims to be Sunbeam rich and cash poor. Let's see if you think his asking price on this classic cat is worth reversing that situation.
Is there any more blood chilling statement for the auto enthusiast than 'project Alfa Romeo?' No? Well then let's see if today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe Alfetta can scare up some interest for its asking price.
Recently, the company that stamps my paychecks decreed that all who serve under its righteous heel must undergo security awareness training. Like the other delinquents at Road & Track, I settled in at the last minute to click through the slurry of stock photos and common-sense quizzes that added up the basic knowledge…
Have you ever looked at your 500+bhp sports car and said, "just not fast enough?" Some of you add engine upgrades in the pursuit of speed. Others try to reduce weight. We all know that guy: the dude who brags about how he deleted his back seats and replaced his fronts, rocks lightweight wheels and a lightweight…
Today is Labor Day here in the U.S., and to celebrate, we've got a Nice Price or Crack Pipe Jeep that looks like it might be a labor of love. It does come with friends, but will the trio prove to be worth some hard worked-for cash?
You know, I could just take it to the junkyard any time. You hear that, Lexus? CAN YOU HEAR ME? ANYTIME I WANT.