Shakedown 1979 // LS swapped Jeep Cherokee Chief

My wife, Amber, and I have always talked about building a muscle car together. She's fond of the first few years of the Mustang; I'd love a Mopar. Maybe a Charger R/T, a Cuda? So many good choices. So anyway, we bought a 1979 Jeep Cherokee Chief lol. Well… I did....

Foxbody Movin’ – low & steady wins the race

So many times do we see the clear divide between a purist’s restoration vs a builder's wild modifications. Rarely do we see the two meet so gracefully as with Andrew Schenk's ‘86 Foxbody Mustang GT. While it may seem the best of both worlds, the reality is, it’s a...

Gramp’s F150 was sitting on 20s, and it juuuuust wasn’t clicking for me.

So I got a wandering eye, and stumbled on these old American Racing wheels for the lowered Bricknose F150… super cheap & super local. 15x10, mega-low offset, old-school 3-spoke style. Curiosity killed the cat, and I copped ‘em!  TIRES: Cooper Cobra Radial GTs in...

KW V3 coilovers on a 944: How low can you go

How low will the new KW V3 coilovers go on a 944?? Lower than this actually lol... but not much. But let me back up & fill you in, because this is an ongoing project/saga. The KW coilovers only come for 'late-model' 944  fitment.  That means models 1985.5 and up....

Stand up Jet skis

Not car related, but do you know what you should buy?? Like right now?? A damn stand up jet ski! Holy crap! So until yesterday, I've had absolutely zero experience with these things. Weirdly, I grew up in Jacksonville Florida, which is a perfect place to own one. In...

Ford Lightning // Electric F-150

So Ford introduced the new electric Lightning F-150, and it pretty much just looks like a regular-ass truck if we’re being honest. But is that good or bad? I mean it certainly has it’s benefits. Full-size truck owners expect a truck to look a certain way, and that way...

Wooley’s Editorial from Issue 56: Losing your cool

I tend to lose my cool when I’m working on cars.  That’s not how I want to be. I hate that about myself. Because it’s bigger than cars; it’s personality flaws. We all know cars can be a royal pain in the ass sometimes… and I’m fine with that. It’s worth it in the end....

Chameleon 450SE (W116) Benz

Time is a necessity to freedom. Meaning - you can’t truly be free if all your time is spoken for. Remember that. Because the people out there with real money?? With opulence?? Often what they DON’T have… is real time to invest into themselves, their passions, or their...

Lifted 2wd Silverado Trophy – LEX Motorsports

You can only drive 1 vehicle at a time… so why not try & build 'everything you love' into 1 vehicle? ? This is Jason Lader’s turbo LS Silverado trophy truck - 2008 2wd. And with this build, the motive was to create something wild, capable, versatile, and street...

The Elements

I never thought much of BMWs... Writing them off mostly as status symbols. See - I like raw & visceral cars. Buuut I ended up buying a 1992 E34 5-series with a manual transmission last year for $500. I did it on a whim, with no particular love for the car other...
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This story is from Issue 21. Click here to purchase a copy of that issue. There are some of you, who read this magazine, and it connects with you on a deeper level than just rad cars.  At least that’s what I hope.  Because I remember the feeling I used to have 5+...

Wooley's editorial from Issue 23

Alright – I saw some stuff on the internet fairly recently that honestly saddened me to my core.  Maybe some of you guys saw it to… it was the whole Skunk2 fiasco.  Basically – if you missed it, you’re better off, but here’s the gist:  a couple of forum guys decided...

Issue 23 Now Available

Issue 23 is finally done printing! Subscribers, you should be getting your copies delivered over the next couple of weeks; everyone else can pick up an individual copy in our store. If you have any subscription or mailing issues, please write us at...

Rowdy Hour

It was hot as shit out. The kind of hot that makes your balls stick to the inside of your knee. Alex and I were both hanging out inside his car on pit row inside Nashville Super Speedway. The car that had been staged in front of us was now fading into the left sweeper...

Viva Hood

This car is not for everyone. It’s not gonna be for most people. Does best always have to do with nicest. In some cases – yes. We should be able to look at something that is finished and flawless, and admire it. But if, as a culture, that is the only path that we are...

Undoing the Wrongdoing

Cory Dahlgren is an unpredictable guy. The sort of unpredictable - where a Honda is built in the back of a Toyota dealership by a former Subaru and Volkswagen mechanic. The brand of unpredictable - that dailies a slammed-out S2000… and keeps the Civic hatch as the...

Club Dred: 1981 MK1 Volkswagen Rabbit GTI

Today’s import scene finds itself littered with cars - that are built just to snag a moment in the limelight. They get their features… whether it is on a large-scale website or in a publication. And then, just like that, they are dismantled, parted out, and forgotten...

Swedish Sweetballs

Unfortunately, on some small scale… some very very small scale… I can relate to Zeke’s situation now. Or maybe it’s better to say that I still can’t relate at all. But at least I have adequate compassion for his situation now. See – Zeke is paralyzed from the waist...

At Some Point…

Judging by Enjuku’s usual clientele and reputation as a 240 hub, this Genesis looks a bit out of place. One could chalk this build up to some KDM affirmative action plan— a car given to Enjuku as a dollar-car on pretense of whoring the Hyundai name… lugging it from...