Outsourced? Car Customization in India

Posted in Custom, Funny, Funny Videos, Other Rides, Rides, Videos by MrAngry | June 3rd, 2011 | 4 Responses |

Automotive Customization

What can you say about the Extreme Zone automotive custom shop in India. By the looks of it they’re a cross between Pimp My Ride and West Coast Customs all rolled into one great big ball of outsourced fun. Taking queues from such automotive shows as Overhaulin’, the boys from Extreme Zone have been given the task of transforming an unsuspecting Suzuki four-door into something that oozes with power, performance and custom touches. Unfortunately they fail miserably on all counts. Here in the United States we’re used to custom shops that possess the skills and talent to outfit a car properly, in India though… not so much. Click play and watch as this little four-door is transformed into something that is neither fast nor furious.
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Hot Wheels Twin Mill: HOLY FREAKIN’ MOLY!!

Posted in Best of, Cross Over Vehicle, Custom, News, Other Rides, Rants & Raves, Toys, Videos by MrAngry | June 1st, 2011 | 3 Responses |

Hot Wheels Twin Mill

The great thing about toys like Hot Wheels cars is that they have the ability to stimulate the imagination at a very young age. Cars like the Deora, the Sizzler series from the 1970’s and the original Twin Mill from 1969 have helped generations of car enthusiasts get their wings. Some of the cars, like the aforementioned Twin Mill are so cool that I suppose it was only a matter of time before they were actually built. What you are seeing here is the real life version of the original design that debuted in 1969. It comes complete with a pair of blown 502 cu inch big block Chevy’s that produce a total of 1,400 horsepower. It’s low slung, raw and the fantasy of every 11 year old kid out there. Obviously the Twin Mill wouldn’t make the best daily driver, but for a weekend cruiser, hell why not. Click through for the video.
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Carlisle Import and Kit Nationals 2011

Triumph TR4 and TR3

BCW MG TD Replica
Recently, I attended the Carlisle Import and Kit Nationals show at the Carlisle Fairgrounds in Pennsylvania. Held every May, this show features a vast array of meticulously maintained classic British, European and Japanese cars, exemplary examples of their more modern kin, as well as a beautiful collection of kit cars.  As far as sheer variety in makes, models and years, hands down, this show can’t be beat.

This has become something of an annual treat for me as I can think of few better ways to spend a weekend than by gazing at a gleaming sea of jaw-droppingly stunning automobiles, many of which I guarantee you won’t find at other shows. Plus, participation is open to anyone with an import or a kit car – all you have to do is register, make your car pretty and show up. It’s a great opportunity to display your cherished ride and meet other aficionados of your favorite marques.

I used to come down to show my Saab and hang out with the Saab contingent that makes it out every year. But even though I have a Subaru now, it’s just so much fun that I continue to make the trip to Carlisle (my WRX was parked over by the lone DeLorean, if you happened to be there). Volvo, BMW and Audi clubs also traditionally have a large showing so the weekend is packed with the cars you love, cars you haven’t seen before, your friends from the forums, barbeques – it’s a good time for everyone.  So, if you’re not too far out from Pennsylvania, I definitely recommend heading out there next May to check out the Carlisle Import and Kit Nationals. To tide you over, provided for your viewing pleasure are some of my favorite cars of the weekend. Enjoy!


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Nissan Titan: 16-Cylinder “TEXAS” Edition

Posted in Custom, Import Rides, Nissan, Other Rides, Rides by MrAngry | April 17th, 2011 | 1 Response |

Apparently everything is bigger in the great state of Texas. This Nissan Titan’s got stick on chrome, two spoilers, window flares and 16 – count them – 16 exhaust ports. Nothing like going WAY over the top ehh…


Quasimodo’s Convertible: Lancia Delta Chop-top

Posted in Custom, Featured, Lancia by Dustin Driver | April 3rd, 2011 | Leave a Reply |

There are many automotive atrocities, plenty of ill-conceived motorcar mutations created by madmen. Way back in the heyday of Italian industrialism, super-magnate and fashionista Gianni Agnelli had some guys at Zagato chop the top off the infamous Lancia Delta to create the monstrous Delta Cabrio. Now the guys at a shop called HF Il Cavallino have spawned another one. Read More…

Half Bug, Half Boxster: Bugster

Posted in Bizarre, Car Branding, Custom, DIY, European Rides, Featured, Porsche, Volkswagen by Dustin Driver | March 30th, 2011 | 6 Responses |

In the vast uncharted wilderness of Austria lives an automotive Dr. Moreau, a mad genius who splices cars together to create breathtaking beasts like this unholy union of a ’73 VW Bug and 2000 Porsche Boxster S: The Bugster. The man behind this beauty is Siegfried Rudolf. His shop, CarMaxx, specializes in tuning and restoring VWs and Porsches. Apparently he got the idea for the Bugster after he parked his tuned ’73 Bug next to his wife’s Boxster and noticed the two cars shared a remarkably similar wheelbase.
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Ecosse Titanium Series FE Ti XX Cost $300,000!

Posted in Custom, General, Motorcycle Rides, Other Rides, Rides by MrAngry | March 29th, 2011 | 1 Response |

Ecosse Titanium Series FE Ti XX

This is the Ecosse Titanium Series FE Ti XX, a motorcycle with a price tag that’s almost as big as its name. You see it cost a whopping $300,000 which makes it the world’s most expensive motorcycle, a title which I suppose, someone has to have. I remember way back in 1994 when Ducati first released the stunning 916. It was $12,400 and I thought that was insane, especially when you could go out and buy a new GSX-R for $7,000. This new bike from Ecosse Motorcycles though seeks to take two-wheeled opulence to an entirely new level by trying to get a few uber wealthy enthusiasts to part with some of their moola’. I’ll give the bike some credit though because let’s face it, it’s got some pretty trick bits on it. But 300k… I think not.
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Brabus iBusiness 3D Mercedes-Benz Viano

Posted in Concept Cars, Custom, European Rides, General, Mercedes Benz, Other Rides, Rides by MrAngry | March 21st, 2011 | 3 Responses |

brabus mercedes-benz viano ibusiness

Mercedes-Benz super tuner Brabus is known for bringing us some pretty outlandish stuff. From obscenely powered vehicles like the 800 hp Brabus 800 Widestar SUV, to the office minded S600 iBusiness, the people at Brabus not only know how to outfit a vehicle, but how to charge top dollar for them as well. Not ones to rest on their laurels, Brabus has now introduced the new Brabus iBusiness 3D Mercedes-Benz Viano (it’s a mouthful I know). The iBusiness 3D Mercedes-Benz Viano is the ultimate cross between a pimped-out luxury limousine and a fully functioning office space. For example, in what other vehicle can you find a 40-inch 3D capable Sony flat screen TV that has a digital receiver and PS3. It also has full connectivity allowing it to be used as a giant monitor for the pre-installed Mac Mini which has internet connection via UMTS and HSDPA. Oh, and just in case that’s not enough there is also an iPad, iPhone and an iPod, hell, it’s like the entire Apple factory got sick and up-chucked all over the interior of this thing.
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Screwdriver Powered Trike is a Head Scratcher

Posted in Custom, Electric Cars, Electric Vehicles, General, Motorcycle Rides, Other Rides, Rides by MrAngry | March 15th, 2011 | Leave a Reply |

Electric Drill Powered Trike EX

Electric vehicles seem to be all the rage these days with just about every automobile manufacturer jumping on the bandwagon. Although the batteries still aren’t quite perfected, that hasn’t stopped them from moving forward and pushing the boundaries of today’s technology. Cars like the Tesla Roadster, Nissan Leaf and Chevrolet Volt have paved the way for future automobiles, but what about other transportation. For instance, how about a three-wheeled trike that’s powered by two cordless electric drills – interesting right? Built by Hamburg based designer Nils Ferber, this electric trike is powered by two 18-volt-screwdrivers that can accelerate its driver up to 30 km/h or 18 mph. The driver literally lays atop the contraption and steers by use of a specially developed joint that tilts the back wheel when the driver shifts their body weight into a corner. Throttle and brake controls are located on front mounted stalks that sit mere inches above the front wheels.
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Custom Wheels: What you need to know!

Posted in AMC, Camaro, Chevrolet, Custom, Featured, Rides, Wheels by MrAngry | March 3rd, 2011 | 18 Responses |

Proformance Wheels

It seems like just about every car on the road today has a set of aftermarket wheels. Some look fantastic, while others are just nightmares. A good set of wheels can change the look and feel of your ride, increase performance and enhance it’s value, but this is if, and only if they are chosen correctly. Over the years wheel and tire sizes have increase dramatically. For instance, back in the 1960’s most cars came stock with 14-inch wheels and hubcaps, the 70’s went to larger 15-inch wheels and then in the 1980’s we saw the emergence of 16-incher’s. It wasn’t until the 1990’s though when the aftermarket wheel scene really took off. All of a sudden we had 17, 18 and 19-inch wheels and then in the first part of the new millennium we saw the introduction of the DUB or 20-inch wheel. I remember when I first saw a 20-inch wheel on a car and was like, what the f*ck was that! Back then it wasn’t all that common, but today they’re all over the place. For those who are uneducated in the process, there are few elements when buying wheels that you really need to look at. First you need to define the application for which the wheels are going to be used, second is to determine your fitment parameters and lastly you need to pick out a style that suits your ride.
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