GT67sy is proud of his Syclone, and rightly so. Fewer than 3,000 of the factory turbocharged, AWD minitrucks were ever made by GMC, and his has never seen rain. He's been gradually building it ever since he got it. Check out he progress on his ride page.
Check out the Gothrod! More pics on HellDevil’s Volvo 122 ride page and video after the jump!More »
Check out clodola's '93 Supra—In Ireland!
For its season finale, BIG MUSCLE heads to the mean streets of Trenton, NJ to meet up with Sean Rich and his Road Warrior-style 1973 Chevrolet Chevelle. This particular car was constructed with the idea that if one needed a getaway vehicle for which to rob a bank, well then, this would be the perfect candidate. This is not some high-dollar, no-holds-barred supercar, but a ride built by its owner for the purpose of putting a smile on his face every time the key was turned. Hit the jump to watch the video! And as Rob pointed out in the blog a few weeks back, you can read up on this car at BangShift.More »
This poor Cobra was participating in a Shelby rally when someone alerted the driver that the car was on fire. He pulled over and managed to get clear, but the inferno devoured the roadster within minutes. Sadder still, this appears to be an original aluminum-bodied AC Cobra rather than one of the more common fiberglass or steel-bodied replicas, a fact confirmed by the poster's grandpa, a member of the Shelby club hosting the rally. RIP. From r/cars via Reddit.
Check out this cool point-of-view footage of the new GReddy FR-S kicking up some smoke alongside the Hankook drift Camaro. Video below the jump!More »
It's a big deal because BMW never actually made an E30 M3 wagon. But this custom shop in New Jersey did, and fitted it with a 3.0L straight-six from a later M3. There's some great documentation of the build and bodywork in the eBay listing, and the final product looks like it could easily have come that way from the factory. Only a few hours left!
So the year 2012 finally brought us an affordable sports car for the Toyota family (in contrast to the $350,00 price tag of the Lexus LFA). This is the only true sports car (in my opinion the Celica and the convertible MR-2 don't count) that Toyota has offered since the death of the famous Supra in 1998. I'm sure you already, to keep costs down this is a joint effort between Toyota and Subaru, whose twin FR-S and BRZ will share a 2.0L mill engineered by Subaru. Subaru recently announced an STi version for 2014 that will feature lower and sportier suspension and the kind of flamboyant body embellishment that STi is famous for. The BRZ STi will slso get an additional 50 HP, though the power will come from adjustments to the VVT system, not from a turbocharger. Subaru says they plan on keeping power outputs between the WRX STi and the BRZ STi signiciantly different. That makes me you wonder with the current BRZ at around $26k, how much will the STi version cost? An additional $8k to $10K more? And how much with the next generation WRX cost? I guess we'll have to wait to find out.
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Remember when eBay was the hot and happening place to get car parts? You could buy a 500-dollar car and find literally anything you needed for it. Then, over the years, the used-car dealerships and junk-aftermarket segment got hold of it, "volume sellers" were rewarded, and before we knew it, we were wading through seas of Chinese HID headlights and dealer lots full of Hyundais to get to anything cool. A lot of gearheads, myself included, lost interest in what was once a daily, obsessive browsing of eBay auctions. We drifted away to the other options available to feed our habit, and one of those options was the deliciously low-brow Craigslist. Craigslist was like a fantastic junk goldmine for car enthusiasts, because it offered unlimited, fee-free, and zero-consequence buying and selling of all the weird crap our rusty little hearts could desire. We could trawl locally for parts we used to have shipped from across the country (or farther). We could take an hour to go have a conversation and kick the tires of a clunker we might acutally buy, rather than engaging in dicey email negotiations with a faraway seller or entering a binding contract by bidding on something. Now, however, although Craigslist has always addressed a somewhat different demographic than eBay, it seems like it might be in a similar state of decline. What would we do if Craigslist were to turn into a ghost town? Continue reading...More »