Yes, even Europeans can’t deny some good old classic American muscle. Bulgarian tuning outfit, Vilner, has customized all sorts of killer rides from Bentley Continentals to Mercedes SLS AMG’s, but this custom 1976 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray takes the cake in our books. The original 350 cubic inch V8 was tuned with new heads and shafts, and fitted with twin carburetors. The inside was completely redone with nappa leather (calfskin) all the way from the seats to the t-tops. Perhaps a little over-the-top are the door panels which are fitted with Corian inserts which are normally used for high-end kitchen countertops. At any rate, it’s nice to see that they didn’t butcher this ‘Vette too much…
Check out Charlie's Corvair which may very well be the fastest Corvair in the world with a top speed of 213 MPH. As a retired Air Force Pilot, Charile is no stranger to speed and actually totaled his first Corvair in a horiffic end-over-end crash. Charlie managed to walk away and built the "Fastair" you see in this video. Watch it blow a rear tire when it hits 186 MPH then spin out of control. Somehow the car didn't flip and Charlie was fine...
News source: Jalopnik
It will be hard to do this Super Clean 1951 Chevrolet Truck any justice in this write up it is nicer than words can describe. This Beautiful 1951 Chevrolet 3100 Pick-up Truck painted in High Glamour Dark Blue Metallic shows just how much attention, body work, craftsmanship and detail was put in to this Truck. The New Gray Cloth interior shows many modern upgrades Power Steering, Power Brakes, Tilt, Cruise, Remote Mirror, Air Conditioning, Grant Steering Wheel, AM/FM CD Player, Lokar Shifter, and topped off with a complete Digital Dash Display makes it a true comfort to drive. Under the hood is a nicely dressed Small Block Chevy out fitted with Mallory Ignition mated up to an Automatic Transmission powers it down the road with ease. Underneath was not over looked up front is a bolt in aftermarket front suspension, Disc Brakes, with rack and pinion, the rear has been up graded to a 9" Ford with sway bars on both ends. Riding on a set of Torque Thrust Wheels gives this truck the perfect curb appeal. The inside of the bed has been done in oak and topped off with a very nice painted to match fiberglass bed cover. This truck in this condition will not last.
KISS bassist, Gene Simmons, and his wife Shannon Tweed, unveiled a killer custom 1956 Ford F-100 pickup. They named it “Snakebit” and it’s got plenty style and power to honor the Shelby Mustang badge. Under the hood it’s got a supercharged Ford Racing 5.4-liter V8 pumping out 550 horsepower and 6-speed manual transmission.
The wheelbase has been stretched 5 inches and the bed was widened and sports a billet machined floor to simulate wood. Creating just the perfect stance are the 18” wheels up front and 20” wheels in the rear inspired by Shelby Mustangs.
Snakebit will be auctioned off by Barrett-Jackson and is part of a fundraising effort to build a children’s hospital in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan the hometown of Shannon Tweed.
Let’s say you love the modern conveniences of a late model car but you find the style of classic cars to be superior to today’s new car designs. Retrobuilt, based in Nixa, Missouri has come up with a good compromise for you. These guys will take a late model Mustang from 2005 to current model and make it look like a 1970 Boss 302. You can tell from the pictures that the proportions are a bit off, but in general the overall look isn’t bad. The conversion project entails removing all of the body panel and replacing them with fiberglass panels, a shaker hood, HID headlights, stainless trim, and 18” wheels. All you need is a donor Mustang and $34,500 to get started!
If you love the look of the 1969 Shelby Mustang GT500 but want the modern amenities that come with a late model ‘Stang, then Retrobuilt from Nixa, Missouri has a ride for you. All you need is a Mustang convertible from 2005 or newer. Retrobuilt will then completely replace the exterior of the car (except the doors) with new fiberglass body panels, chrome trim, door handles, and taillight covers. You’ll also get vinyl stripes, Shelby wheels and tires, and custom HID headlights. Then there’s an optional racing package which includes a supercharger, Baer brakes, and custom suspension. These guys have even gone as far as to work out a license deal to use the Shelby name. The base price for the conversion starts at $34,500.
Meet the coolest mom in the whole world. Alex Taylor, 16, is too young to participate in NHRA events but she did qualify for 2013 Drag Week. While all other 16 year olds were in the classroom, Alex’s mom allowed her to miss a full week of school to take to the ¼ mile. That’s a pretty cool move for a mom, but what makes her even cooler is that she let Alex borrow her drag-ready 1968 Camaro! We’re happy to report that Alex took full advantage of this opportunity and actually posted some times in 11’s!
Let’s face it, if you’re a genuine motor-head deep down you want to be buried in a car. We all have to go sometime so you might as well go out in a coffin that suits your style. These Cruisin Caskets, inspired by lead sleds from the 1950’s, are made of fiberglass and sport your typical coffin interior. They start at $5,500 for the base model but you can opt for some upgrades such as white wall tires, chrome trim, and our personal favorite – ice chest conversion option! That’s right, if you decide to invest in one of these Cruisin Caskets now, you can use it as a crowd-pleasing cooler at your next backyard barbecue. Which one of these beauties would you want to take on a 6 ft. drive?
Enjoy these photos showing some of the crazy things people do to their cars. You're better off not asking why...