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Custom Cars

Part rebellion, part fashion, there's no end to the custom car originality. View photos of the 1950s Revival Leadsled, the complexly engineered Frankenstude and the Limelighter, among others.

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Afterglow: Profile of a Custom Car

The flowing proportions of the Afterglow were inspired by a car built by a custom pioneer more than 50 years ago. Quality execution modern building techniques and an eye-catching coppery paint job produced a winner. Learn more about the Afterglow.


Cruising Low and Slow: 10 Great Lowriders

These 10 great lowriders are perfect for cruising bajito & suavecito. Check out details and pictures of 10 great lowriders. See more »

How Car Restoration Works

Car restoration is a great way to have your dream car, but there are work and costs involved. Read about car restoration in this article to get started. See more »

Custom Car Pictures

See pictures of custom cars. See more »

Timmis-Ford V8 Roadster

The Timmis-Ford V8 Roadster is a unique reproduction built at the rate of only about one per year. Learn more about this rare replicar. See more »

Afterglow: Profile of a Custom Car

The Afterglow custom car was designed as a modern tribute to the Jimmy Summers Mercury. Learn more about the Afterglow and other custom cars. See more »

Paso Robles Custom Car Show

The town of Paso Robles, California, hosts what is widely known as the best custom car show in the world. Learn about the Paso Robles Custom Car Show. See more »

Frankenstude: Profile of a Custom Car

Thom Taylor drew a bulletnose Studebaker design dubbed Frankenstude. Learn more about Frankenstude and other custom cars. See more »

Hot Rods & Customs At Pebble Beach

Since 1950, the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance has been the ultimate car show. Learn more about the hot rods at Pebble Beach. See more »

TV Custom Cars

Custom cars made for TV were unique creations. Learn more about the Batmobile, the Green Hornet's Black Beauty, and the Monkeemobile. See more »

AMX-400: Profile of a Custom Car

The AMX-400 was a Barris Kustom creation, an example of the rarely attempted custom muscle car. See photos and learn more about the AMX-400. See more »