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This Apocalypse-Ready Nissan 300ZX Does Battle With an Unusual Infiniti V8 Swap This Apocalypse-Ready Nissan 300ZX Does Battle With an Unusual Infiniti V8 Swap

Nathan Churchel has always looked for ways to make his 1984 Nissan 300ZX Turbo stand out, as merely being the second person he knew of to swap in the massive VH45DE V8 from an Infiniti Q45 wasn’t enough. He gave the car a truly apocalypse-ready metal widebody, and was one of the showstoppers at Radwood Philly.

This Tire-Smoking Porsche 944 Showed Me Why You Basic Bros Love the LS Swap So Much

For years, I have been meh about the LS swap. General Motors’ ubiquitous V8 engine fits almost anywhere! It makes a lot of power! I know, I know. But it’s so common. It is the “live, laugh, love” of engine swaps, my dudes. It is as basic as pumpkin spice. I got bored of hearing about them.

This Mud-Splattered 911 Targa Rally Car Is The Best Kind Of Porsche This Mud-Splattered 911 Targa Rally Car Is The Best Kind Of Porsche

At Rennsport Reunion, an event full of every conceivable mind-blowing Porsche that you can think of, one car upstaged them all. It wasn’t an ex-Le Mans car, a shop build funded by an unlimited pocketbook, or even a Paris-Dakar racer. It was this rowdy, dirty, lifted 1974 911 Targa with the fenders sawzalled off that…

Porsche Tractor Racing Is the Real Pinnacle of Motorsport Porsche Tractor Racing Is the Real Pinnacle of Motorsport

Somewhere inside Porsche must be a secret directive to race everything they make. Someone has to race the Porsche—or else it is no Porsche. We’ve seen everything from rally Cayennes to Panamera touring cars, and now, at last, I got to watch Porsche tractors race on Laguna Seca. Yes, tractors. I even got to drive one…

This Guy Restored a BMW 2002 With Whatever He Could Find, Including a Tree Stump

Anybody who tells you that you have to enlist a pricey automotive shop to restore a basket-case car is a fool. Casey Madrick picked up one of the most beloved driver’s cars of all time—a 1976 BMW 2002—and restored it himself at home using everything from old Volvo parts to a tree stump in the process. It’s a car too…

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This Toyota MR2 Was Almost Scrapped But a JDM V6 Swap Made It Perfect

Scott Leone’s 1992 Toyota MR2 Turbo ought to be the ultimate cautionary tale about Craigslist trades. He thought he was getting a perfect, no-problem car. But when it turned out to be a basket case, Leone didn’t scrap it. He brought this MR2 back to life using a more powerful V6 engine that the car always deserved.…

Witness Me As I Enter The One True Porsche Heaven On Earth Called Rennsport Reunion VI Witness Me As I Enter The One True Porsche Heaven On Earth Called Rennsport Reunion VI

I come before you, oh readers, as I stare down a pile of laundry that includes way too many Porsche shirts and a large bag to pack. I am off to Rennsport Reunion VI, Porsche’s gathering of its most significant race cars and other vehicles. There is even a tractor race. I leave tomorrow. I will not sleep tonight.

I Hurt My Butt Today I Hurt My Butt Today

I think I pulled something at the gym...in my butt. My butt hurts.

How to Do a Turbocharged Time Attack Miata on the Cheap

The best cars are the ones that get used. Driven. Hooned. Appreciated as the functional objects that they are. That’s why it’s impossible to look at Luis Millan’s well-loved turbo widebody 1990 Mazda Miata and not smile a little. This is how you do track cars right, and importantly, how to do it on a budget like a…

World's Greatest Dad Added a Backseat to His DeLorean to Take His Kids Along for the Ride

We all know parents who sacrificed their sports car the moment kids entered their life, but John Dore wasn’t ready to give up on owning one of the coolest cars ever made: a DeLorean DMC-12. Instead he completely reconfigured the rear of his DeLorean to include a backseat so the kids could enjoy it, too. If that’s not…

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Had At Least 20 Concussions That He Mostly Kept Quiet So He Wouldn't Lose His Job Dale Earnhardt Jr. Had At Least 20 Concussions That He Mostly Kept Quiet So He Wouldn't Lose His Job

NASCAR’s Dale Earnhardt Jr. retired last year after struggling to return from a concussion in 2016. Now he has an upcoming book about the experience, and he’s finally opening up about his experiences with concussions over the year, highlighting the heartbreaking worries and lack of support drivers encounter when they…

This Turbo Miata-Powered Lotus Replica Started With a Haynes Book and Went Nuts by Page Two This Turbo Miata-Powered Lotus Replica Started With a Haynes Book and Went Nuts by Page Two

Building a car from scratch in your basement is hard enough to make you a bit of a hero to the rest of us. Going off-plan to completely re-engineer the design of the car, adding a turbo and doing all your own carbon fiber work is the stuff of legends. Meet Jon Frecks, whose home-built Lotus Seven replica rules hard.

The 2018 Nissan Titan Is An Unexpectedly Smart Stuff-Hauler The 2018 Nissan Titan Is An Unexpectedly Smart Stuff-Hauler

The 2018 Nissan Titan may be one of the most clever pickups I’ve ever driven. Between the numerous bins inside to the integrated tie-downs in the bed, the truck actually makes good use of its enormous size.

Miss Mercedes, Your Services Are Needed Miss Mercedes, Your Services Are Needed

I believe 5:14ish in is a call for a larger Smart Car burnout, ma’am. Please defend the good name of the Smart Car with the rowdiest burnout possible from your fleet. Thanks in advance.

America's Most Delightfully Absurd Rally Car Is This Nissan Juke America's Most Delightfully Absurd Rally Car Is This Nissan Juke

Lars Wolfe wanted his new race car to be able to do a little bit of everything: rally, road racing and whatever else potentially tickled his fancy. But he also wanted to stand out, so naturally, he bought one of the weirdest cars in recent history: a 2013 Nissan Juke. Here’s how a cute grocery getter became a…

I Don't Want To Leave Stuttgart

The cars are WAY too good.

The Hospital By the Nürburgring Has a Track Map So You Can Show the Doctors Where You Ate It The Hospital By the Nürburgring Has a Track Map So You Can Show the Doctors Where You Ate It

Say you joined the so-called Bongard Club—named such for the tow company that hauls your busted car away if you eat it on the Nürburgring in spectacular fashion—and you’re rushed to the hospital in nearby Adenau, Germany. Good news! There’s a track map on the ceiling (complete with corner names) just in case you need…

No One Could Touch This Toyota Yaris All Weekend Long In The WRC No One Could Touch This Toyota Yaris All Weekend Long In The WRC

Toyota Yaris driver Ott Tänak dominated this weekend’s Rallye Deutschland after a hard fight for the overall lead with former teammate Sébastien Ogier, now at Ford. I was there, and, if I’m honest, I’m a little disappointed that I didn’t get to help shove a car back on the road.

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