Adrian De La Rosa

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How To Build A Scrambler

You’ve searched the web, watched the moody videos, and discovered that your street tires don’t like wet grass. You’ve decided you need a scrambler—but how do you tweak your bike for good dirty fun, with a bit of extra style?<p>Here we’ll focus on the best-value mods, balancing cost with performance. …

BMW CS reinterpretation proves retro can be sexy [w/video]

Designer David Obendorfer doesn't work for BMW, but perhaps the German automaker should give him a call. His CS Vintage Concept shows a singular ability to understand the brand's classic style and reinterpret it for today. He isn't some amateur, either. Obendorfer has an industrial design degree …

Triumph Bonneville T100 by Bunker

Our most recent Top 5 feature showed just how versatile Triumph’s Bonneville is as a custom platform. The venerable Bonny makes for as good a flat tracker as it does a café-racer–so it’s easy to forget what a fine looking motorcycle it actually is in stock trim.<p>This 2013 Triumph Bonneville T100 …

Buy the ICON D200 Power Wagon

No, officer, I don't know anything about that bank robbery.<p>If you don't remember the ICON D200 Power Wagon, I strongly suggest you take a moment to familiarize yourself. The truck is another one of Jonathan Ward's brilliant creations, and it combines a 2006 Dodge ¾-ton pickup truck chassis with a …

Modular bit-swapping T-handle wrenches are brilliant

Meet the Fix It Stick—simple, elegant, and useful.<p>It seems like a lot of smart tool ideas are coming out of the cycling world. It makes sense—on a bike, space is limited and weight is the enemy.Compact multitools are the answer, but configurable ones—tools that let you choose which bits you'll need …

HCV's old school bobber

For a workshop you’ve probably never heard of, Halls Custom Vintage is pretty famous. Jake and Rob Hall are the go-to guys for British bike enthusiasts in the States, and they usually have five machines up on their lifts at any one time.<p>Most of these bikes will be restoration jobs, or build-ups for …

2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 vs 2014 Nissan GT-R Track Edition! - Head 2 Head Ep. 52

Top 5 Triumph Bonneville customs

We’ve already rounded up our favorite Triumph Scramblers and Thruxtons, but today we’re tackling the base model in Triumph’s modern classics line—the Bonneville.<p>Styled after the Bonnies of the 60s and 70s, the ‘new’ Bonneville was released in 2001 and went on to form the basis for the Scrambler and …

C/D Underbelly: A Tour of the 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28's Amazing Chassis

Video<p>We go beneath the Z/28's hard-core bodywork and reveal its technical wonders.<p>The Best and Others to Consider<p>Compare<p>Compare<p>Compare Cars

Honda NX650 custom

Many builders cite similar reasons for taking up their craft, one of them being a growing dissatisfaction with modern motorcycle design. This, and an over-active imagination, led Simon Garcia to tear into his 1989 Honda Dominator NX650—and inject a little style and charm of his own.<p>Originally from …

2014 Camaro Z/28: Everything You Need to Know About the Aero Package

Junkyard Turbo Swap! Chevy-Powered 1971 Datsun 240Z Autocross Thrash - Roadkill Ep. 26

BMW R1200S by Cafe Racer Dreams

The R1200S saw the debut of BMW’s most powerful-ever boxer motor, with over 120 horsepower going to the back wheel. It was that rare breed, a sportbike with a shaft drive, and retained the classic Paralever single-sided swingarm.<p>Not what you might consider to be ideal custom material: I think this …

The 51 Coolest Trucks Of All Time

Theres just something we all like about a pickup, man.<p>There's just something we all like about a pickup, man.<p><i>[Editor's Note: Our list is not ranked from 51 to 1. These are just our favorite trucks.]</i>

General Motors

The brilliance of a classic key fold

Protect your phone from scratches and your pocket from disorder.<p>I stopped keeping my keys in my pocket a long time ago—too many keys and too many jabs turned me into a carabiner man, which gets clipped to my backpack or, sometimes, to my belt loop. That means a bunch of jangling keys hanging from …

Truck Thursday: 1981 Volkswagen Has Room for All Your Things

It’s everyone’s favorite, the VW Caddy!<p>I was spending a few quiet moments on my laptop last night (stop it), when I came across a truck that needs no …

Custom Triumph Scrambler

Francesc Galindo has a job most of us would kill for: he’s a MotoGP mechanic who flies around the world wrenching on bikes for the Pramac Racing Ducati team.<p>In his spare time, he likes to work on customs. He runs Fgmotoworks, a small workshop in Barcelona, and builds road and race bikes—with a …

Awesome 1/4-Scale V-8-Powered 1934 Ford R/C Car: Video

Small-scale, functioning versions of car engines are all the rage now, but what's the point of a miniature motor that can't drive anything?<p>Fabricator …

Turbo GMC Sierra Kills Ferrari 458 Italia In Street Race: Video

In the automotive world, appearances can be deceiving.<p>"Sleepers" are vehicles that look innocuous, but can pack devastating power and performance. …

GMC Sierra

How Engineers Kept the Camaro Z/28's Obscenely Grunty V8 from Slipping the Wheels Inside the Tires

When an unstoppable force like a 505 horsepower, 7-liter V8 meets immovable objects like rear wheels wrapped in gummy Pirelli P Zero Trofeo <i>R</i> rubber, the challenge to maximize every ounce of performance can be immense. In the case of the LS7-powered Camaro Z/28, the torque running through the wheels …

Automotive Industry

A simple fix solved a big Camaro Z/28 tire problem

Mo' performance, mo' problems.<p>As far as problems with cars go, wheels slipping within tires due to an excess of braking, cornering, and accelerative forces is a pretty good one to have—way better than, say, a blown head gasket or dying window motor.<p>During performance testing of the Camaro Z/28, the …

First 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Auctioned for Charity

Want to own the first factory supercharged Corvette Z06? GM will auction off the first 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 through Barrett-Jackson next month, with proceeds benefitting the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer institute at Wayne State University in Detroit, Mich.<p>The auction will take place during …

Audi reveals revised RS5 DTM for 2014

There existed an era in German touring car racing between when the DTM series was revived in 2000 and when BMW rejoined in 2012. During that twelve-season span, the wins were pretty evenly divided between Audi and Mercedes-Benz, the only two manufacturers who took part. Audi won six drivers' titles …

FIA Eligible: 1965 Ford Mustang Race Car

This 1965 Ford Mustang race car comes as a fully built K-Code car with a 430 hp, 289-inch Ford crate engine, and is FIA eligible as well. The car was …

King of the Hammers (KOH): Part 2 - /BIG MUSCLE

2015 Yamaha SR400 by Palhegyi Design

Is any confirmation needed that a large sector of the motorcycle-buying public is bored with anodyne, plastic-clad offerings? This is it: The venerable Yamaha SR400 goes on sale in the USA in June, following its relaunch in Europe.<p>Yes, we’re talking about a simple mid-capacity roadster with a …

Jeff Gordon pulls off the best prank ever

Jalopnik's Travis Okulski gets the ride of his life.<p>So, full disclosure here: Travis Okulski at Jalopnik is my friend. We have lunch. We get coffee. We make fun of ridiculous things. And possibly not ridiculous things. He name-checks Jerry Seinfeld. I love Travis. He's a good dude. Period.<p>A good …

Never Seen One: Mexican-Market 1967 Dodge Coronet

This very original-looking 1967 Dodge Coronet 440 4-door sedan is described as a Mexican-market car with unique features like the cool Charger-style …

Godzilla wants to conquer the racing world

Oh, no. There goes Tokyo.<p>Like the 150-foot atomic monster it's nicknamed after, the Nissan GT-R has quite a presence. In the words of driver Peter Dumbreck, it imparts "a slight sense of invulnerability" when battling smaller GT3 machines for track supremacy. Nissan figures its GT-R Nismo has what …