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autoevolution's Tuning Month

Vehicles to move us to and fro have been around for more than a century, and have been made in such huge numbers that it’s literally impossible to know how many of them, cars or motorcycles, came and went since the first one rolled under its own power.

Now, take that huge, yet unknown number, and multiply it several times. It’s a pointless exercise, we know, but one that gives us a sense of the endless reservoir of customized, bettered, or transformed machines that has been building up over the decades.

Because yes, humans being what they are, they are never satisfied with something stock. Vehicles felt the full force of this reality, especially given how they’ve come to be perceived as an extension of the self.

Inspired by SEMA kicking off in November, we've decided to dedicate this month to vehicle tuning and everything it stands for. We’ll have a small army of writers going at it for 30 straight days, trying to bring to light the worthwhile, or wild, or failed projects from across the globe and ages.

We’ll of course fail in covering them all, given their incomprehensible number, but if you plan to treat yourself this November to custom, tuned or otherwise modified cars and motorcycles, this is the place to be.

Editor's note: This special feature by autoevolution was not sponsored or supported by a third-party.

Exclusive Interview With Tim Moceri of Salvage to Savage on His Twin Turbo DeLorean
Exclusive Interview With Tim Moceri of Salvage to Savage on His Twin Turbo DeLorean

1 Dec 2021, 08:54 UTC / At L'Automobile Show 2021, Tim Moceri walked autoevolution through every aspect of this intense Hollywood famous restomod

 
The 1966 Datsun Sports From Japanese Classics: The Cleanest Fairlady Retro Build There Is
The 1966 Datsun Sports From Japanese Classics: The Cleanest Fairlady Retro Build There Is

30 Nov 2021, 21:56 UTC / The general appearance of the vehicle is one of a vintage racing car. Nonetheless, major efforts have been put to also become as refined as possible

 
Ruffian Cars' Ford GT40: How One Man and His 3D Printers Can Revive a Legend in His Garage
Ruffian Cars' Ford GT40: How One Man and His 3D Printers Can Revive a Legend in His Garage

30 Nov 2021, 20:32 UTC / The Ruffian GT40's appearance is more of an evolution of the Ford racing legend. The bodywork has been completely redone using modern fabrication technology

 
Hennessey's Deep Space Hyper-GT Is a $3 Million Six-Wheeled Electric Monster
Hennessey's Deep Space Hyper-GT Is a $3 Million Six-Wheeled Electric Monster

30 Nov 2021, 15:00 UTC / As deliveries of the new Venom F5 have begun, the Texas based company is already looking at the future and it's got a lot of wheels

 
How to Build the Best Tuned Exhaust for 2022
How to Build the Best Tuned Exhaust for 2022

30 Nov 2021, 08:39 UTC / Loud and proud or mellow and discreet? Let's look at what goes into building the perfect exhaust system without breaking the bank

 
Pogea Racing's Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG Is What the GT 63 Should've Been
Pogea Racing's Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG Is What the GT 63 Should've Been

30 Nov 2021, 08:19 UTC / Boasting updated looks on the outside, a serious sound system, and 732 bhp, this tuned Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG S is owned by Pogea Racing's founder

 
Valkyrie Racing Project 356: A Porsche-Badged Snowmobile on a Quest To Conquer Antarctica
Valkyrie Racing Project 356: A Porsche-Badged Snowmobile on a Quest To Conquer Antarctica

30 Nov 2021, 06:14 UTC / The chassis had been extensively reinforced to cope with the harsh glacial conditions, and the overall design of the vehicle gives off an aggressive demeanor

 
Harley-Davidson Fat Back Is an Expensive Horned Beast, Based on a Very Rare Breed
Harley-Davidson Fat Back Is an Expensive Horned Beast, Based on a Very Rare Breed

30 Nov 2021, 06:02 UTC / Harley-Davidson Fat Back is a custom Fat Boy 115th Anniversary edition modified by German custom garage Thunderbike into an even more unique build

 
Custom BMW R 18 “Sport Edition” Waves Goodbye to Loathed Fishtail Pipework
Custom BMW R 18 “Sport Edition” Waves Goodbye to Loathed Fishtail Pipework

30 Nov 2021, 02:53 UTC / FCR Original retained the cruiser’s fundamental DNA, but they promptly ditched a good chunk of visual mass with some thoughtful adjustments

 
This Yellow Dodge Van's Interior Gives an 80s Vibe for When You’re Feeling Nostalgic
This Yellow Dodge Van's Interior Gives an 80s Vibe for When You’re Feeling Nostalgic

29 Nov 2021, 17:07 UTC / With a yellow exterior and banana-themed interior, this 1977 Dodge van is nothing of what you'd expect. It just spreads that 80s vibe

 
What Are V-Bands, What Are They Used for and Why Many Prefer Them Over Flanges?
What Are V-Bands, What Are They Used for and Why Many Prefer Them Over Flanges?

29 Nov 2021, 17:04 UTC / Many project cars feature V-Band clamps instead of conventional flanges. Learn what V-Bands are, as well as their pros and cons from this article

 
Custom Harley-Davidson FLH Electra Glide Embraces Stripped-Down Bobber Aesthetics
Custom Harley-Davidson FLH Electra Glide Embraces Stripped-Down Bobber Aesthetics

29 Nov 2021, 15:35 UTC / While they were at it, Hide Motorcycle’s surgeons also performed a comprehensive engine overhaul, boosting the Shovelhead’s capacity to 1,340cc

 
This Reptilian “Volks-Vette” Is One of the Wackiest Movie Cars of All Time
This Reptilian “Volks-Vette” Is One of the Wackiest Movie Cars of All Time

29 Nov 2021, 14:22 UTC / The star of a 1975 movie called "Death Race 2000," this alligator-themed Corvette was built around a modified VW Beetle chassis and featured a Chevy flat-six

 
These Are the Results of Tuning a Stock 2000 Dodge Viper and How It Is Done
These Are the Results of Tuning a Stock 2000 Dodge Viper and How It Is Done

29 Nov 2021, 10:58 UTC / Are you wondering if there's something to be done to improve the power of a stock Dodge Viper that was made 20 years ago? Wonder no more, as the answer is here

 
The Caraboot Is a Maximum MINI, With Four-Person Accommodation and a Boat
The Caraboot Is a Maximum MINI, With Four-Person Accommodation and a Boat

29 Nov 2021, 10:49 UTC / One of the most iconic conversions for the MINI, the Caraboot was a sliding caravan that came with an integrated rowing boat and a full kitchen

 
Vilner Says Tesla's Interior Quality Is Average, Tunes the Heck Out of a Model 3
Vilner Says Tesla's Interior Quality Is Average, Tunes the Heck Out of a Model 3

29 Nov 2021, 09:31 UTC / On top of that, the Bulgarian tuner also said that it is "the work of an art God," using some very controversial words in the press release

 
Modified '70s Volkswagen Thing Fits Right In at Flight Worthy Warbird Museum
Modified '70s Volkswagen Thing Fits Right In at Flight Worthy Warbird Museum

28 Nov 2021, 15:46 UTC / During the war, these vehicles were built by several different German companies, with the US Market spec VW Thing having its earliest ancestry in the war

 
Exclusive Interview With the Man Who Hand-Built Excalibur, the Mid-Engine Super Truck
Exclusive Interview With the Man Who Hand-Built Excalibur, the Mid-Engine Super Truck

28 Nov 2021, 14:02 UTC / Sean Puz is a master fabricator and no creation demonstrates his expertise quite as beautifully or completely as his award-winning truck Excalibur

 
Brash Mercedes-AMG A 45 S Has Most Colors in Town on Speed Dial
Brash Mercedes-AMG A 45 S Has Most Colors in Town on Speed Dial

28 Nov 2021, 04:18 UTC / It may look all wild, but beneath the aftermarket skin, this is still a stock Mercedes-AMG A 45 S, albeit one with new suspension and wheels

 
Royal Enfield Continental GT Adopts Custom Flat Tracker Cues and Carbon Fiber Armor
Royal Enfield Continental GT Adopts Custom Flat Tracker Cues and Carbon Fiber Armor

27 Nov 2021, 23:17 UTC / Power output has grown by almost 60 percent thanks to an 865cc big bore kit, and the additional force is joined by a weight reduction of over 70 pounds