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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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History of Hot Rods & Customs

The drill was simple: Buy the nicest roadster you could find; strip off everything not needed to go fast, like the fenders, headlights, hood, and top; find some cheap used tires to replace your bald ones; and take that hot rod racing.


Cruising Low and Slow: 10 Great Lowriders

Early lowriders cruised the streets of California in the 1930s in customized cars to impress the girls. Find out why these 10 bajito y suavecito cars made our list.

How Car Restoration Works

Some people dream of owning a brand new Escalade or Maybach, but others have bigger -- and older -- dreams. If you'd rather drive a classic, the accessibility and ease of car restoration can turn that vision into reality.

Custom Car Pictures

Do you love custom cars? Buckle up and get ready for a wild ride through the world of custom cars, then and now!

Timmis-Ford V8 Roadster

The Timmis-Ford V8 Roadster is a unique reproduction built at the rate of only about one per year. Buyers are able to purchase this 1934 Ford V-8 Deluxe Roadster replica for about $60,000. Learn more about this rare replicar.

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.

Paso Robles Custom Car Show

The Paso Robles Custom Car Show is considered the best in the world. Historic customs mix with ground-scraping lowriders vintage hot rods follow ­modern machines and billet beauties share with grungy rat rods. Read about the Paso Robles car show.

Frankenstude: Profile of a Custom Car

The bullet-nosed Frankenstude debuted at the Minneapolis Institute of Art. Its unique design, complex engineering, and robust performance potential made it a hit. Read how Frankenstude helped launch a new wave of custom takes on '50s cars.

Hot Rods & Customs At Pebble Beach

Since 1950, the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance has been the ultimate car show. Steeped in tradition, it is an exclusive and elegant celebration of the history of the automobile. Read more about hot rods at this classic invitation-only event.

TV Custom Cars

Custom cars made for TV were unique creations. Cars such as the Batmobile were usually built from pre-existing concept vehicles like the Lincoln Futura. Learn more about the Batmobile the Green Hornet's Black Beauty and the Monkeemobile.

AMX-400: Profile of a Custom Car

The AMX-400 was a Barris Kustom creation an example of the rarely attempted custom muscle car. The larges modification on the car is the top which was reduced by a full 4 and a half inches. See photos and learn more about the AMX-400.