On Friday, I may or may not have made the claim: “This weekend is it. If I can’t get my 1948 Willys CJ-2A up and running by Sunday night, all hope is lost.” Well, I was wrong, because my friends Brandon, Steve and I didn’t get the Willys up running, but because we got a lot done, there is still as much hope as there…
More than a few people are bummed that when the Scion FR-S got a Toyota badge, it didn’t get the name Celica name to go with it. The Celica nameplate has always meant fun on the cheap, and now a decade into the used market, that’s more true than ever.
Hi. Hey. How are you? You seem well. You look, and you’ll excuse me for being a little forward here, like you could use a 1962 Volvo Amazon for $550.
When the topic of 1990s Japanese performance cars comes up, we as car enthusiasts tend to beat the proverbial dead horse. We rattle off the Toyota Supra Twin Turbo, Mitsubishi 3000GT VR-4, Mazda RX-7, and the Nissan 300ZX Twin Turbo. We stake out our brand allegiances, javelin the performance specs, and take magazine…
This weekend is it. If I can’t get my 1948 Willys CJ-2A up and running by Sunday night, all hope is lost. The problem is, I just found out that my engine bearings are toast. All of them.
If you’ve ever wondered how your car’s battery stays charged, wonder no more. I cracked open a junkyard alternator and recorded the wonders that lie within in the second installation of our new video series, David Dissects.
This is bad. I’ve got three weeks to turn a rusty carcass into an off-road beast, and there’s just no way in hell. Not after what happened this past weekend.
Before Lamborghini made cars with angles sharper than Wendy’s twitter responses, the Italian automaker made cars that were unquestionably timeless works of art. With examples of Lambo’s vintage roots becoming harder to come by, cars like the ones for sale by comedian Adam Carolla should light fires under the asses of…
Sharing a bond with an automobile can be a beautiful thing, but it’s not all jellybean raindrops and unicorn farts. Sometimes it straight up sucks to be the person that takes an interest in cars. My question to you is, what’s the worst thing about being car-obsessed?
Cars don’t have to make sense to everyone, but at some point they have to make sense to at least someone.
Have you ever had a wish so improbable that merely mentioning it to people would get you weird looks and at-you-not-with-you laughter? Well, come on in, because at the risk of me being scarred for life by the comments, I’m curious to know what your wildest, most unrealistic automotive fantasies are.
I’ve only got about a month to prepare for my trip from Detroit to Moab’s Easter Jeep Safari, but I’ve still got about a decade worth of wrenching to do. I really didn’t think those whole project through, but screw it, it’s too late to turn back now! Here’s the approximate route I’m taking. If you live anywhere along…
“Project Ahura” is the world’s first all-wheel-drive four-rotor FD Mazda RX-7, and it’s exactly as insane as you’d expect it to be. It was built from a car that YouTuber Rob Dahm had since he was a teenager, and he’s here with a tour of everything under the hood that makes it work.
Velocity stacks may not be the absolute coolest thing you can put on your car, but... actually, you know what? They are the coolest thing you can put on your car. Here’s what they do, how they work and why everyone goes nuts over them.
You know, $18,000 will buy you a lot of car. You could get yourself a reasonably well-equipped new Nissan Sentra, if you hate yourself and hate driving, or any number of nice older used cars. But none will be as good and nice as this car, because it is a Porsche 911 Turbo. A 911 Turbo, for under $18,000! The mileage…
When automakers get desperate to satiate the car buying public, they sometimes take chances on unconventional models that are great in their own right. However, sometimes they just create automotive monstrosities that serve only as thinly veiled tax write-offs. Your challenge this week is to find the latter - those…
Nothing may be as deeply satisfying as watching an old, pressed-in bushing slowly pop out of its hole thanks to a clever use of a drill.
A lot of people regard Cubans—who have mechanical ingenuity bred from decades in a closed economic system—as the best wrenchers on earth. I think that title belongs to the mechanics of Hong Kong, because they do their wrenching on the streets.
Here in Japan I drive a Honda Logo, a supermini that was kind of a precursor to the Fit you’re familiar with. Honda, unfortunately, never made a Logo Type-R, but I’m getting close with a few simple and affordable interior swaps. I used factory parts, just never in way the factory imagined.
Vintage Jaguar engines have such a reputation for breakdowns that it’s not uncommon to see ones with engine swaps. Most people go with brutally simple American V8s in their place. One shop in the UK decided to go in the opposite direction.