I had bought my car knowing fairly well what sort of attention it needed. Its mechanicals were mostly taken care of by the super-major service that I gave it in late 2014; there is another write-up dedicated to that. This time I will share the cosmetic restoration that I have been undertaking—OK, I will admit the…
Curse the BMW 2002 for being so darn lovable that poors like me can’t afford one anymore. Alas, there will always be a place in my heart for this car. If you feel the same, you’ll find this complete factory-spec restoration most cathartic.
Think the only way to come away with a trophy at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance is with a fat stack of money and your best spats on? Guess again.
Ever had a car that makes you think irrationally? One that grabs at your heartstrings and makes you say and do very strange things? That car, for me, is the Jeep J10. My weak spot for the J10 has existed for many years now, so finally I bought one. But it’s pretty rough.
Deep down we all know a project car is a dangerous proposition. But the “ran when parked” siren song can be hard to ignore when you’re looking at a rusty version of your dream car. Let us be the devil and the angel on your shoulders here... Do it. Here’s what you’re in for.
Remember that part in Alien when the alien comes out of the guy?! Don’t worry, watching these dudes yank an engine out of an old Blazer (or is that a Jimmy?) isn’t too grotesque or disturbing. Unless you really like old Blazers, in which case, this might be tough to get through.
The motorstorm of retro off-road awesomeness that is the NORRA Mexican 1000 takes over Baja next week. Among this year’s competitors is this badass Bronco; it won the race almost forty years ago, ended up a derelict in a desert junkyard, and is returning with a legendary driver and a fresh restoration.
Is buying a Willys Wagon that's been sitting in a garage since 1978 a good idea? As long as you live close to a desert, I say hell yeah!
Reggae legend Bob Marley's 1977 Series III Land Rover pickup was almost as cool as the man himself. Yet it spent some thirty years waiting in vain for somebody to stir it up and satisfy its soul. See what I did there? You should also see this beautiful restoration video and how happy the truck made Marley's kids.
Early next year, a fundraising campaign will begin, in hopes of resurrecting a rare biplane airliner called the Handley Page HP42. Though only 8 copies of the massive plane were built, it is considered the Concorde of its day, carrying travelers at the epitome of luxury, while flying at 100MPH.
You've been tempted by them before; abandoned cars in barns, junkyards, and on roadsides in "rusty but restorable" condition. Whoever owns it is willing to let it go for pennies, there's just one catch– the car doesn't have any paperwork, and without it you'll never be able to get a license plate. Or can you?
The Colosseum in Rome is being cleansed of car exhaust that has built up over decades, ever since Mussolini's ill-advised decision to build a major road nearby.
This is a 1972 Lamborghini Miura SV with a built-in fire extinguisher under the lucky passenger's legs, as it should be with every Italian supercar. But not all SVs have the last line of defense.
The reason why this barn-find Jaaaag E-Type made three times its pre-sale estimate is that it's a 1961 "Flat Floor", one of the last unrestored examples.
I have some hot news for all the Back to the Future fans out there! Which should be all of you, because if you don't like those movies, then you hate America. And I hate you.
You know about Google Books, right? It's an ambitious project by Google to, essentially, scan and make publicly available every known book. I'm guessing the end goal is to put them all onto a chip implanted in Larry Page's brain so he can always beat anyone in an argument, forever. It's a grand, noble idea, and it's…
This Probe 16, a.k.a. the Durango '95 driven in "A Clockwork Orange" that was last seen sitting in pieces under the glare of Top Gear's cameras has been restored to full guttiwuts-vibratey capacity.
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.
I had never heard of this tiny pre-Minica kei van prior to reading about it on the Japanese Nostalgic Car forums, but now I must have one!
I've been running into Northern California Alfa restorer Conrad Stevenson pretty regularly- he's the Ecurie Ecrappe crew chief and a LeMons perpetrator, after all- but I'd never visited his shop… until now.