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    Chicago: Lingenfelter Chevy Reaper is ready to make Ford's Raptor go extinct [w/video]
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    Lingenfelter and Southern Comfort Automotive piqued our interest late last month with the digital unveiling of the Chevrolet Reaper, a customized Silverado designed to tackle some seriously rough terrain. While that vehicle made its original debut at the North American Dealers Association show, ...

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    Chicago: Mopar-modified Chrysler 200 reappears in Chicago
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    Chrysler made what was one of the biggest debuts of the 2014 North American International Auto Show last month when it debuted the heavily redesigned 200. While impressive on its own, the sleek sedan's Mopar counterpart, which was tucked away in a corner during the Detroit show, adds even more ...

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    Video: Backroad Gold is American Pickers meets Chasing Classic Cars
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    Not all reality television is a guilty pleasure. Sure, there's stuff like Keeping Up With the Kardashians and Real Housewives that give the genre a bad name, but some reality TV can be genuinely fascinating. Take this latest reality show, set to air tomorrow on the Travel Channel. It's called ...

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    Rumormill: Modified Magazine axed amidst word of Source Interlink layoffs
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    Today is a sad day for the world of automotive print media, as Source Interlink, the parent company of Motor Trend, Automobile Magazine and Hot Rod, has reportedly shuttered Modified Magazine. It's feared that this is the first of many cuts within the company according to a report on Jalopnik. The ...

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    Official: Lingenfelter announces Raptor-fighting Chevy Reaper
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    For the past several years, if you wanted a vehicle capable of rocketing across the desert at freeway speeds, the process was fairly simple - drive to the local Ford dealership and plop down $44,000 for an F-150 SVT Raptor. What if the Ford isn't enough for you, though? Or maybe you're so ...

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    Report: Lexus RC F resurfaces with Carbon Package
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    Take one look at the new Lexus RC F and it'll be fairly obvious that Toyota's luxury division went to considerable lengths to make the new muscle coupe look the part. Still, there will always be those looking for that extra measure of visual aggression. And for them, Lexus is reportedly offering ...

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    Official: Callaway details new supercharged Stingray SC610
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    There's something about a Corvette that just begs to be supercharged. That's why Chevy blew out the previous ZR1 and why it did the same with the new Z06. And it's also why Callaway has been working on a supercharger kit of its own for the Stingray. The House that Reeves Built indicated the ...

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    Jeep Wrangler by Vilner takes extreme luxury off-road
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    Vilner turned its customary and intensely luxurious attentions to a two-door Jeep Wrangler Sahara Unlimited back in 2012, following that up this year with its take on the four-door version. A coat of lustrous black paint outside is brightened up LED headlights, foglights and taillights and layers ...

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    Auctions: Barrett-Jackson 2014: Ring Brothers 1964 Ford Fairlane 'Afterburner' brings in $247,500
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    The 1964 Ford Fairlane you see above is anything but stock. It originally debuted at the 2009 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, and it's one of the vehicles that helped cement Ring Brothers as a force in the custom car world. Underhood is a fuel-injected, 427-cubic-inch V8 engine from Roush that puts out a ...

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    Auctions: Barrett-Jackson 2014: Linda Vaughn LV-1 Chevy Camaros bring $280k for charity [w/video]
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    You may not be familiar with Linda Vaughn, but back in the mid-1960s, she was known as Miss Hurst Golden Shifter by just about every racing fan in the United States. The spokeswoman has teamed up with the well-known car designer Doc Watson to auction off a pair of Linda Vaughn LV-1 Chevrolet ...

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    Official: 50th Anniversary FIA Shelby Cobra 289 unveiled
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    To celebrate 50 years since the Shelby Cobra made its mark on the FIA racing world, Shelby American has created a special limited-production Continuation Cobra called the CSX7000 Shelby 289 FIA Cobra. Limited to just 50 units, this commemorative model was unveiled today at the 2014 ...

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    ETC: There's a Porsche Cayman under here somewhere
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    What we have here is the work of Dubai tuner Royal Customs that is controversial even beyond its styling. The Middle East aftermarket house says it spent fourteen months developing a bodykit for the Porsche Cayman, and the results seem to be aimed at those who wish their coupe were a 918 Spyder - ...

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    Official: New Michelin tire improves as it ages
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    We don't often cover tires, but a new model from Michelin, Premier A/S with EverGrip, has us at least a little curious. That's because the French tiremaker claims they're not just new tires, but offer "truly revolutionary advancements in tire technology" that are "...able to break the traditional ...

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    Official: Ford cranks up '32 Ford body production
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    If you're going to build your own hot rod, you'll want to start with a '32 Ford 5-Window Coupe. Favored by American servicemen returning from World War II, the '32 Ford remains the very icon of the hot rod to this day. The trouble is there were only so many of them made in the first place, and ...

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    Official: Bonkers Honda Vezel headlines Mugen's lineup at Tokyo Auto Salon
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    Japanese automakers and their tuning divisions have descended upon the Makuhari Messe in Chiba City for the 2014 Tokyo Auto Salon. And for Honda, it's all about Mugen. Honda's Japanese Domestic Market tuning division brought a series of modified concepts and racing cars to the salon this year, ...

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    Official: Toyota reveals brace of customized concepts at Tokyo Auto Salon
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    The Tokyo Auto Salon kicked off this weekend, filling the slot in the Japanese car scene that SEMA does in North America or Essen does in Germany with tuned and modified versions of domestic automobiles. Of course, Toyota wouldn't miss out on the opportunity to show just how far its JDM models ...

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    Official: Mopar opening Custom Shop at Cobo
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    While other automakers have been streamlining their brand portfolio, the Chrysler Group has shown no such signs. It's got the Dodge, Chrysler and Jeep brands, plus Fiat, and it recently broke out its SRT and Ram nameplates into their own brands. And you can bet each will have its own presence at ...

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    Auctions: eBay Find of the Day: Well-done Detomaso Pantera GT5-S custom
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    Back when it wasn't so easy for a visionary gent to build his own supercar (but the results were just as mixed as today), Alejandro DeTomaso managed to maintain production of the DeTomaso Pantera for 20 years – and that was his third car. This 1972 DeTomaso Pantera GT5-S 'Prototipo' ...

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    Teased: Gazoo Racing hints at Toyota GT86 concept for Tokyo Auto Salon [w/video]
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    Gazoo Racing has teased a new take on the Toyota GT86 (our Scion FR-S) that it is bringing to next week's Tokyo Auto Salon. Having only posted a picture of the coupe's rear wing and backlight on its Facebook page, we have no idea what the rest of the concept will offer. If last year's ...

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    Video: Vice documentary checks out the UK's real fast and furious in Boy Racer
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    The most recent installment of the Fast & Furious franchise spent much of its time in London, and naturally that meant another one of those interchangeable nighttime party scenes with loud exhausts, loud paint jobs, loud music and loud attire. Vice magazine went to London to check out the ...

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