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It’s Time To Get Fired Up About Artemis I’s Launch, the Next Moon Landing Finally in Sight
It’s Time To Get Fired Up About Artemis I’s Launch, the Next Moon Landing Finally in Sight

If you're too young to be a Baby Boomer, you grew up in an era where global space programs spent decades stuck in the proverbial purgatory that is Low Earth Orbit. To a certain set of people, no amount of space telescopes, space stations, and ...

 
This Crusty BMW Z3 Sat Under a Tree, Time for a Satisfying Deep Cleaning To Sooth the Soul
This Crusty BMW Z3 Sat Under a Tree, Time for a Satisfying Deep Cleaning To Sooth the Soul

As the tragically lost too soon rapper Lil Peep once famously exclaimed, "I need a Beamer, boy. I want a Z3; that's a two-seater, boy." But when this dearly missed icon of the 21st century dropped that verse, he was absolutely not ta...

 
Mint Condition 1978 Ford F-350 Camper Makes Most Out of 460 Cubic Inches and Wood Paneling
Mint Condition 1978 Ford F-350 Camper Makes Most Out of 460 Cubic Inches and Wood Paneling

It's hard to make a mobile camper feel like home, especially when it's bolted to the back of a pickup truck. But rest assured, with enough TLC and upkeep, even a 44-year-old Ford F-350 camper conversion can feel like home sweet home. ...

 
Subaru Flat-Four Swapped VW Type 3 is All the Looks With None of the Maintenance Headaches
Subaru Flat-Four Swapped VW Type 3 is All the Looks With None of the Maintenance Headaches

There are more than a few drawbacks to owning any Volkswagen circa the 1960s through the mid-1970s. While the majority of the flack gets thrown at the T1 Beetle and T2 Bus, the same issues also apply to the admittedly much nicer-looking T3 coupe. ...

 
LK Lunar Lander: The Tiny Tin Can Built to Land Cosmonauts to the Moon
LK Lunar Lander: The Tiny Tin Can Built to Land Cosmonauts to the Moon

It's said that the metal that made up the outer skin of the Apollo Lunar Excursion Module was no thicker than a couple of soda cans stacked on top of each other. How it never failed even once is beyond us. But if you think the LEM looked like ...

 
Republic P-43 Lancer: The P-47 Thunderbolt's Pipsqueak Little Cousin
Republic P-43 Lancer: The P-47 Thunderbolt's Pipsqueak Little Cousin

In the hierarchy of American fighter planes during World War II, the top will be forever populated by the P-51 Mustang and not much of anything else. The Mustang may get all the glory, but if you were lucky enough to talk to an American Second Worl...

 
1926 Indian Prince Is Clinging to Life, Are You the Chosen One To Bring It Back to Glory?
1926 Indian Prince Is Clinging to Life, Are You the Chosen One To Bring It Back to Glory?

In the 1920s, there were essentially two major American motorcycle companies worth talking about. These two would be Harley-Davidson and, of course, Indian. In 2022, these two companies are still around. so one would think all of the remaining exam...

 
Turbo K24 Swapped Lotus Elise is Jetting 800 HP to the Tires, a True Rocket Ship
Turbo K24 Swapped Lotus Elise is Jetting 800 HP to the Tires, a True Rocket Ship

The Honda K-series of engines is the gift that keeps on giving. With the potential for V8 levels of power out of a compact and lightweight 2.4-liter four-cylinder block, it's the engine of choice for those who value lightness over raw displace...

 
Here Are Three Fuel-Burning Classics We Want to See EV-Swapped
Here Are Three Fuel-Burning Classics We Want to See EV-Swapped

Engine swaps are life's blood for some of us here at autoevolution. We get more enjoyment from looking at unique and supremely skillfully built restomods than we do out of nearly all earthly pleasures. But we don't discriminate based on e...

 
F-15 Eagle Celebrates 50 Years of Obliterating the Competition With No Losses
F-15 Eagle Celebrates 50 Years of Obliterating the Competition With No Losses

What is there that can be said about the Boeing-McDonell Douglas F-15 Eagle that hasn't already been said? It's beloved the world over by Air Forces and regular civilians who grew up with the prized American fighter jet as a pin-up poster...

 
Hellcat Swapped Dodge Dart Demon Was Forged in the Red Abyss of Hades (Not Really)
Hellcat Swapped Dodge Dart Demon Was Forged in the Red Abyss of Hades (Not Really)

The Dodge Demon is a name that has a special place in the hearts of Mopar fans. It appeared in a not insignificant capacity in both the classic and modern era of American muscle cars to become an icon from both time periods. So what do you thin...

 
Wernher Von Braun's Plan for NASA to Mars by 1982 Was Bonkers, Killed by Nixon
Wernher Von Braun's Plan for NASA to Mars by 1982 Was Bonkers, Killed by Nixon

By even the most optimistic of time frames, NASA, the ESA, Roscosmos, and the Chinese Space Agency won't be going to Mars until at least the 2030s. For fans of space travel with hydrazine in their veins and infrared telescopes for eyes, that&#...

 
Russian Cosmonauts Leaving the ISS in 2024 Is a Bigger Deal Than You Think, Here’s Why
Russian Cosmonauts Leaving the ISS in 2024 Is a Bigger Deal Than You Think, Here’s Why

Besides just being the largest man-made object ever put into space, the International Space Station was built to signify that after the end of the Cold War, the world was about to enter a new age of cooperation for the benefit of all mankind. B...

 
Crusty Old 1949 Buick Super is Half Sedan, Half DIY Camper, 100 Percent Outrageous
Crusty Old 1949 Buick Super is Half Sedan, Half DIY Camper, 100 Percent Outrageous

It isn't often we find a vehicle on the web that leaves us completely speechless. When one scours every corner of the internet for all the custom car builds we can find, it can often feel like you've seen everything. Well, evidently, we h...

 
This Ford 5.0-Swapped RX-7 Makes Rotary Fans Cringe, Engine Swap Junkies Sing
This Ford 5.0-Swapped RX-7 Makes Rotary Fans Cringe, Engine Swap Junkies Sing

The first-generation FA Mazda RX-7 is a landmark vehicle. Why? Because it was the first time that many North Americans got a good look at Mazda's flagship rotary engine. It may not have been the first, but it was certainly one of the most memo...

 
This Astonishing Sports Coupe Scrubs More CO2 Than it Emits, Built by Engineering Students
This Astonishing Sports Coupe Scrubs More CO2 Than it Emits, Built by Engineering Students

If we told you there's a prototype vehicle undergoing testing as we speak that actually removes more carbon dioxide out of the surrounding atmosphere than it emits? Would you call us liars, fools, or nincompoops? Well, friends, we urge you to ...

 
No, the Horton Ho-229 Was Not a Stealth Bomber, Let's Put The Myth to Bed
No, the Horton Ho-229 Was Not a Stealth Bomber, Let's Put The Myth to Bed

There's more than a little bit of misinformation out there when it comes to World War II-era German scientists and their supposedly out-of-this-world exploits. Everything from Nazi UFOs to a levitating, time-traveling monstrosity supposedly ca...

 
Is This Classic 1978 VW Westfalia Camper Still a Viable RV in 2022?
Is This Classic 1978 VW Westfalia Camper Still a Viable RV in 2022?

Old Volkswagen busses are iconic and memorable for more reasons than one. Be it as a symbol of American flower power or for all the very suspect history behind its sister vehicle in the original Beetle. There are more than a few reasons to be fasci...

 
Take Notes Hoovies Garage, Here's How to LS Swap a Porsche 911 Properly
Take Notes Hoovies Garage, Here's How to LS Swap a Porsche 911 Properly

If you're as big of long-time fans of Hoovies Garage on YouTube as some of us at autoevolution are, you'll no doubt look back fondly on one of his most memorably early projects. Tyler Hoover's LS3-swapped 996 Carrera 911 called &quo...

 
Forget a Massive Class A RV, This Dodge B3500 Camper is All You Need
Forget a Massive Class A RV, This Dodge B3500 Camper is All You Need

When one conjures an image in their mind of what a recreational vehicle looks like, they're liable to think of a 30 to 40-foot long Class A leviathans packed to the brim with all the luxuries a high-end condominium wouldn't be caught dead...

 

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