This little beast was first built in 2000, and the owner supposedly COMPLETELY (his or her caps, not mine) rebuilt it in 2013. Per the seller, the suspension, steering, brakes, differential & axles all came from a Mazda Miata originally, but the seller reworked the suspension; so it’s not clear how much Miata is left. This is claimed to be an adult go-kart and we can see how it could be lots of fun, but we’d sure like to know how it handles, given the unknown suspension. Continue reading “Fun Ride” Custom Buggy with Miata bits and GM V6 Power
Replica implies a certain amount of accuracy in reproduction; so perhaps we’ll consider this more of a tribute. Either way, someone took a 1964 Ford pickup and made something that looks somewhat like a 1910s-era racer. Continue reading Homebrew 1913 Stutz “Replica”
It’s a bit difficult to classify this oddball, but roadster isn’t too far off. We see sand rail styling influences, but no off-road capability. Continue reading Custom VW One-Seat Roadster
The pictures speak volume here, but we do like a couple quotes from the ad:
“Custom fabricated by a Boeing airplane manufacturer ”
“With 6 wheels and three cylinders it’s not the fastest car in the world. Steep grades you have to drop into third at around 40-50mph”
“Leaks oil typical for a 91′” Continue reading Rolling Weenie: Six-Wheeled 1991 Geo Metro Stretch
We love old Chevy Blazers, so we briefly shed a tear when we find one has been sacrificed; but it’s a relief when the end result is awesomely odd. In this case, someone decided a 1962 Studebaker Lark two-door post would make a good off-roader. We tend to agree.
Jeep made and sold a CJ6, but this isn’t it. The CJ6 was a long-wheelbase CJ, offered with two or four doors. Today’s feature is a CJ8 with six wheels and the option of two-, four- or six-wheel drive!
Here we have a home-built hot rod with parts from a 1950s International pickup, Jeep mail truck, 1960s Mercedes and Chevy S-10. I’m sure I missed something, but, regardless, the end result is unique.
We’ve featured our share of van to truck conversions, but haven’t previously encountered one based on the creatively named 1980s “Toyota Van.” This seems like a winning combination of weirdness and reliability.
Not too long ago, we featured a hot rod made by partially dismantling a 1986 Corvette. Today’s feature is similar, but started with a 1994 Dodge Viper and ended with custom fiberglass bodywork.
For its annual Easter parade of awesomeness (the Easter Safari), Jeep created a Renegade-based Comanche pickup, which was revealed in 2016. Today’s feature is a replica, which appears to be well done.