custom built Roland Sands Design KTM 790 adventure
2 Wheels

Roland Sands Just Built a Gloriously Game-Changing KTM 790 Adventure Bike

The motorcycle world is similar-ish to the car and truck one, but it operates under its own rules. Custom builders in the car world definitely have clout, but there is something different about custom builders in the moto world. Custom cars tend to exist in their own enthusiast corners, usually disassociated with the major manufacturers. …

The Le Mansory #2 is in grey, black, and red in a garage
Sedans & Coupes

Mansory Just Ruined a Perfectly Good Ford GT40 – Again

 Customizing cars, trucks, and motorcycles is one of the best parts of being a gearhead. Hot rods, choppers, and overlander vehicles have such a long and rich history that when it’s done poorly or just in bad taste, it really sucks. It’s one thing to make a Buick LeSabre uglier by doing nasty-looking mods, but …

The forks, headlight, and handlebars of a custom BMW motorcycle
2 Wheels

NMoto Converts BMW Motorcycles Into Working Art Deco Masterpieces

I’m not John Doe. So, I’m not going to drive John Doe’s car. The same can be said for many motorcycle owners. Thankfully, there are diverse ways to customize a motorcycle, depending on the given budget. But, what if you want to really out there and do something extensive? NMoto, a company based out of Florida, …

Aznom Palladium Ram 1500
Trucks & SUVs

Ever Felt Like Spending $300,000 on a Ram 1500?

No. Of course, you haven’t, because that’s silly. Well, the folks over at Aznom certainly have. The Aznom Palladium is an odd bird, to say the least. At first glance, it looks one part Rolls Royce and one part El Camino. Although this wild mashup may not look it, it is really just a dressed-up …

A black custom T Sportline Model X T Largo Edition. Number 13 of 20
Hybrids & Electrics

Tesla Tuning Shop Creates Exclusive Custom Model X

There is a desire amongst many drivers to personalize their vehicles. They prefer to have their ride more in keeping with the personal character. For example, some drivers may be more outgoing or flamboyant. So, they may want wild stripes and wraps, suspension modifications, or fancy widebody kits. Other drivers may be more subdued and …

Bespoke Rolls-Royce Wraith
Sedans & Coupes

This Rolls-Royce Wraith Is Out of This World–Literally

Rolls-Royce is the North Star (pun intended) for hyper-lux brands across the board in many ways. Rolls-Royce hood ornament, the Spirit of Ecstasy, has been burned into minds across the globe as the symbol of quality and, of course, dudes with monocles with too much money. Well, Rolls is at it again with an extremely …

New Revolt Tesla Crate Motor
Hybrids & Electrics

The LS Days are Gone – Do the Tesla Swap

The “crate motor” is the cornerstone upon which the custom, hotrod, and street racing car scenes have been built around for a long, long time. The LS, in particular, is the king of the crate motors, and long has it reigned. LS is a series of engines made by GM that you could order from …

A picture taken in Paris on June 10, 2020 shows a trophy of the Dakar Rally. - The Dakar Rally will take place in Saudi Arabia
2 Wheels

Roland Sands Builds the Classiest Off-Road Racer Ever

Custom motorcycle building and adventure motorcycles have been an increasingly growing theme in the motorcycle world for a long time now. Roland Sands has been whipping up high-performance machines that never sacrifice form for function. After years of pushing the custom motorcycle world, he might have done his coolest work yet with the RSD Dakar …

HATFIELD, UNITED KINDOM - FEBRUARY 24: The McLaren Senna GTR on display at McLaren's showroom in Hatfield, Hertfordshire. The Senna GTR is a track only variant, first unveiled at the 2018 Geneva International Motorshow. (Photo by Martyn Lucy/Getty Images)
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Does a Spoiler Increase Your Car’s Value?

Adding a spoiler to a car can enhance its appearance, and it’s one of the most noticeable ways to customize a vehicle. Some vehicles come with spoilers directly from the factory, whether as a standard feature or an option on a performance-oriented trim level. A spoiler can be a practical or aesthetically pleasing addition to …

Toyota Tacoma pop-up truck camper custom built on a 2002 Toyota Tacoma pickup truck
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Tarzan’s Toyota Tacoma Truck Camper

Living in a camper isn’t for everyone. However, during recent times more and more people and their families have given thought to hitting the road on a long term trip. There are several ways to go about it. You can buy an RV, do a van conversion, or build a truck camper. For Chris ‘Tarzan’ …

A Goodyear Wrangler tire sits during the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Built Ford Tough 225

Goodyear to Remove Wrangler Name From Ford Bronco Tires, Sorta

There has been a lot of news this week revolving around the debut of the 2021 Ford Bronco. Right now, Ford is basking in all the attention the Bronco is receiving. But, do not look at its tires too closely. One of the most popular offroad tires is the Goodyear Wrangler. Ford does not want …

KTM rider Cooper Webb rides to victory
2 Wheels

Cooper Webb’s KTM 450SXF Dirt Racer

Cooper Webb finished 2019 strong, earning the season title for Monster Energy Supercross. He’s still on the rise in the 2020 racing season––poised as the only rider with a fighting chance against current points leader Eli Tomac. Today we see if he rides his KTM 450SXF factory race build to victory. Webb could take the …

A black limousine is parked in a parking garage
Tips, Tricks & Trends

What Is a $1.8 Million Limousine Like

Limousines are fascinating vehicles. Rarely are any two alike. Since they are custom made, they take a long time to build, and a limousine can get pricey depending on what the customer requests to be included. So, how pricey can limousines get, and what are they like? A rare 2016 Mercedes Maybach Pullman gives the …

A Ford Transit van that has been converted for van life sits by the beach ready for everyone and the dog
Tips, Tricks & Trends

5 Used Vans Under $20,000 for Vanlife Conversion

The full-size van is a popular platform for conversion into a vanlife ride. There are several of them available. Some have four-wheel drive. They are also roomy. However, when new, they can be pricey, which can be prohibitive to someone considering vanlife as a possibility. So, the used van is an alternative many people move to. Here are five vans that …

A selection of custom golf carts are on display at a dealership
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Custom Golf Cart Body Kits Are Real and Awesome

I have written before about an interest I had in starting a custom golf cart shop. My interest in the industry was born out of epiphany I had while exploring the town of Colonial Beach, Virginia, which is a certified golf cart community. It was there that I realized that custom golf carts are a …

A Batmobile replica enters a stadium
Tips, Tricks & Trends

All the Batmobiles Over 80 Years

The first comic featuring Batman was issue #27 of Detective Comics from March of 1939. Ever since then, Batman can be seen getting from place to place in either a helicopter, jetski, motorcycles, by ropes dangling down the side of the building to his utility belt, or by my favorite, using the Batmobile. As far as …