This Guy Restored a BMW 2002 With Whatever He Could Find, Including a Tree Stump

Anybody who tells you that you have to enlist a pricey automotive shop to restore a basket-case car is a fool. Casey Madrick picked up one of the most beloved driver’s cars of all time—a 1976 BMW 2002—and restored it himself at home using everything from old Volvo parts to a tree stump in the process. It’s a car too…

This Toyota MR2 Was Almost Scrapped But a JDM V6 Swap Made It Perfect

Scott Leone’s 1992 Toyota MR2 Turbo ought to be the ultimate cautionary tale about Craigslist trades. He thought he was getting a perfect, no-problem car. But when it turned out to be a basket case, Leone didn’t scrap it. He brought this MR2 back to life using a more powerful V6 engine that the car always deserved.…

World's Greatest Dad Added a Backseat to His DeLorean to Take His Kids Along for the Ride

We all know parents who sacrificed their sports car the moment kids entered their life, but John Dore wasn’t ready to give up on owning one of the coolest cars ever made: a DeLorean DMC-12. Instead he completely reconfigured the rear of his DeLorean to include a backseat so the kids could enjoy it, too. If that’s not…

'Mission Creep' Is Threatening to Take My 1979 Jeep Cherokee Golden Eagle Project Into Infinity

I was just going to replace a single broken exhaust bolt in my 1979 Jeep Cherokee Golden Eagle’s cylinder head, when I discovered some major issues that threaten to turn this “short” repair into a genuine time-suck. This phenomenon is called “mission creep” and for decades, it’s been plaguing wrenchers around the…

This Turbo Miata-Powered Lotus Replica Started With a Haynes Book and Went Nuts by Page Two

Building a car from scratch in your basement is hard enough to make you a bit of a hero to the rest of us. Going off-plan to completely re-engineer the design of the car, adding a turbo and doing all your own carbon fiber work is the stuff of legends. Meet Jon Frecks, whose home-built Lotus Seven replica rules hard.

Rebuilding an Alfa Milano Verde So It Won't Burn Down the Garage Like the Last One Did

Graham Blyth suffered the ultimate heartbreak: He lost his entire garage after his 1989 Alfa Romeo Milano Verde caught fire while trying to diagnose an ignition issue. Instead of shunning Alfas forever, Blyth bought another Milano Verde less than two months after the fire, and completely rebuilt it to (hopefully!)…

Torch and David's Unaccredited Life Garage: The Answers You Deserve

Hot damn. It’s happening. It’s really happening. We let you know that we’re here to help with your life, your cars, your soul, your problems—all of them, car-related and otherwise, and you came through, sending us a whole rusty busload of quality, thoughtful, and, yes, sometimes painful questions. We can’t answer them …

I Just Bought This $500 Postal Jeep Sight Unseen And Now It's My New Off-Road Project

For three years now, I’ve been buying junkyard-quality Jeeps, fixing them, and embarking on long trips to the off-road mecca that is Moab, Utah. Last year, my project was a rusty $800 Jeep Grand Wagoneer. The year before, it was a dilapidated Willys CJ-2A farm Jeep. And the first year I took a highly perforated $600…