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Ken Block’s Coyote-Swapped Classic Bronco

Ken Block’s Coyote-Swapped Classic Bronco

We’ve all heard stories of husbands buying their wife a power drill for her birthday or wives getting their hubby a foot bath for his birthday. We are wondering if such a scenario is playing out in the Ken Block household as the head hoonigan has gifted his wife a Coyote-swapped classic Bronco.

by 07/19/2017 0 comments Car Culture, Cars, Star Cars, Sweet Builds
Caption It! Pedals-to-the-Metal Edition

Caption It! Pedals-to-the-Metal Edition

We’re all guilty of trying to haul too much stuff at once. My grandpa used to call this a “lazy man’s load”. Sometimes you get away with it, sometimes everything comes crashing dramatically to Earth and you realize your folly. This image of a bike-jammed van is just… I have no words. But maybe you do. Submit a caption and win a car care prize!

by 04/23/2013 44 comments Caption It!, Cars, Columns, Randomness
Vince Gardner and the Two-Seater Mustang

Vince Gardner and the Two-Seater Mustang

The world of custom cars is fascinating. Sometimes history is well-preserved. Other times, as with a shortened, two-seater Mustang that resurfaced a couple years ago, it must be peeled back layer-by-layer. Often, the full and true story (mired in years of  fable, or even corporate secrecy), can never be realized.

by 02/07/2013 10 comments Car Culture, Cars, History, People, Relics
El Camino: Crunk or Junk?

El Camino: Crunk or Junk?

On this day in 1958, Chevrolet introduced its infamous car/truck hybrid, the El Camino. Unfortunately, Ford had beaten Chevy to market with its Ranchero, and the bowtie was discontinued after two years. As Ranchero’s shrunk to fit the Falcon platform, Chevy saw an opportunity and reintroduced its “coupe utility vehicle” in 1964.

by 10/16/2012 3 comments Cars, Crunk or Junk?
One Bad Brick

One Bad Brick

In 1968, Hurst began a long-standing collaboration with Oldsmobile, producing special editions of its 442 and Cutlass models all the way through the 1980’s. A less well-known Hurst car (in fact, you may not have ever seen one) wore Chrysler 300 badging. This would be Mopar’s only Hurst. And it is awesome.

by 08/13/2012 2 comments Cars, Relics
Reviving a Tired Bull: ’68 Lamborghini Islero Restoration II

Reviving a Tired Bull: ’68 Lamborghini Islero Restoration II

Disassembly is my favorite part of a restoration. You uncover the details that make these automobiles so unique. Unmolested cars can show you the original finishes used when the car was built at the factory. It’s especially interesting when dealing with a low production number car like the Islero.

by 08/13/2012 0 comments Cars, History, Relics, Sweet Builds
What’s the greatest Chevrolet car or truck ever?

What’s the greatest Chevrolet car or truck ever?

On this day in 1918, General Motors acquired the Chevrolet Motor Company, and positioned the fledgling automaker to create mainstream vehicles to compete with Ford. In the years that followed, Chevrolet produced some of the most iconic cars and trucks ever to grace the roads. Who can’t spot the fins of a ’57 Bel Air from a hundred yards?

Mystery Machine Clone: Crunk or Junk?

Mystery Machine Clone: Crunk or Junk?

We’ve spotted this Mystery Machine replica passing the IMG Global Headquarters on more than one occasion. Each time, a “Zoinks!” is yelled down the hallway as everyone reaches for their phone to snap a picture. Where does this car-toon replica rate on your scale of automobile awesomeness?

by 04/17/2012 4 comments Car Culture, Cars, Crunk or Junk?, Star Cars
Reviving a Tired Bull: ’68 Lamborghini Islero Restoration I

Reviving a Tired Bull: ’68 Lamborghini Islero Restoration I

Lamborghini produced just 125 Series I Isleros, so seeing one in person is a rare treat. Our car, Chassis #6282, rolled out of its transporter in a foul cloud of varnished gas, and with rust bubbling through the paint on all four fenders. No matter. The old bull deserved to be revived and shared with the world. Let the restoration begin!

by 03/29/2012 1 comment Cars, History, Relics, Sweet Builds
Car Quotable: Close Calls Edition

Car Quotable: Close Calls Edition

“The crashes people remember, but drivers remember the near misses.” – Mario Andretti Racing accidents are like hockey fights, they get our adrenaline pumping even from the comfort of our couches. But what about close calls? If you’ve ever been behind the wheel for one, I’m sure you still get that sinking feeling in your stomach just thinking about it.

by 03/26/2012 3 comments Car Quotable, Columns