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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.
"The Apex 2.0" Is a Unique Husqvarna Vitpilen 701 Crafted for F1 Pilot Charles Leclerc
"The Apex 2.0" Is a Unique Husqvarna Vitpilen 701 Crafted for F1 Pilot Charles Leclerc

24 Nov 2021, 23:06 UTC / The amount of carbon fiber worn by this two-wheeled marvel is truly impressive, though Bad Winners’ custom wizardry doesn’t stop there

 
Wild 1,900-Horsepower Ford Mustang Becomes the Fastest Stick-Shift Drag Racer Ever
Wild 1,900-Horsepower Ford Mustang Becomes the Fastest Stick-Shift Drag Racer Ever

24 Nov 2021, 20:27 UTC / At the World Cup drag racing finals this insane 1,900-horsepower Mustang sets a whole new record for stick-shift vehicles

 
Novitec Tours Insane Garage With Tuned Lamborghinis, Ferraris, Porsches and More
Novitec Tours Insane Garage With Tuned Lamborghinis, Ferraris, Porsches and More

24 Nov 2021, 17:56 UTC / It's rare to see a million dollar hypercar and that's what makes this giant garage with some $40 million dollars worth of automobile so special

 
2021 Ford Bronco R Series Kit Is $6,750, Feel Free to Roush the Trails With It
2021 Ford Bronco R Series Kit Is $6,750, Feel Free to Roush the Trails With It

24 Nov 2021, 14:05 UTC / Roush Performance promises unrivaled capability and adventure, but there are a lot of aftermarket options on the market claiming the very same thing

 
2022 Chevrolet Silverado ZR2 Wins Big at the Cal City Desert Challenge
2022 Chevrolet Silverado ZR2 Wins Big at the Cal City Desert Challenge

24 Nov 2021, 09:28 UTC / Before trucks go entirely electric, a dedicated team of engineers and enthusiasts is preparing two new Chevrolets for the 2022 model year

 
All-Steel 1941 Willys American Is the Perfect Retro Build, Ruined by Flames
All-Steel 1941 Willys American Is the Perfect Retro Build, Ruined by Flames

24 Nov 2021, 08:24 UTC / This 1941 Willys American rocks a huge 540ci (8.8-liter) V8 engine of Chevrolet make and an all-steel body, sadly the paint job involves flames

 
1 of One Customs Mid-Engine V8 Powered Excalibur Truck Is a Monster in Shining Armor
1 of One Customs Mid-Engine V8 Powered Excalibur Truck Is a Monster in Shining Armor

24 Nov 2021, 07:38 UTC / Sean Puz is the founder at 1 of One Customs and his Excalibur is one of the most devastatingly beautiful and brutal creations to ever have a license plate

 
Custom Husqvarna Vitpilen 701 Looks the Business, Sits on ZX-10R Ninja Forks
Custom Husqvarna Vitpilen 701 Looks the Business, Sits on ZX-10R Ninja Forks

23 Nov 2021, 20:12 UTC / A bespoke transformation doesn’t always have to be insanely complicated. Sometimes, a toned-down approach can really work miracles

 
Mechatronik’s AMG V8-Powered W111 Mercs Turn Restomodding Into an Artform
Mechatronik’s AMG V8-Powered W111 Mercs Turn Restomodding Into an Artform

23 Nov 2021, 15:59 UTC / A perfect example of German engineering at its finest, these old W111s are given a new life thanks to an AMG-developed V8 and a host of other modern upgrades

 
1927 Shadow Rod by Kindig It Still Is One Bitchin' Grocery Getter, Now Up for Grabs
1927 Shadow Rod by Kindig It Still Is One Bitchin' Grocery Getter, Now Up for Grabs

23 Nov 2021, 09:32 UTC / This 1927 Shadow Rod by Kindig It was shown in 2017 and featured in the Bitchin' Rides show, next January it is selling at aucton

 
Midnight Madness in Miami: How L'Automobile Show Gets Made
Midnight Madness in Miami: How L'Automobile Show Gets Made

23 Nov 2021, 03:39 UTC / It's not every day that we're invited to see how a supercar collector puts on one of the most innovative shows on the planet

 
'69 Charger Hellcat Swap Is a Time Warp We Want to Live In
'69 Charger Hellcat Swap Is a Time Warp We Want to Live In

22 Nov 2021, 17:43 UTC / American Hotrods and Muscle Cars of Phoenix, Arizona was responsible for this frankly astonishingly clean 1969 Dodge Charger

 
The Story of ICE-T, the World’s First Tesla With a Chevy V8 Under the Hood
The Story of ICE-T, the World’s First Tesla With a Chevy V8 Under the Hood

22 Nov 2021, 16:05 UTC / One of the most audacious custom cars ever built, this Tesla Model S powered by a Camaro-sourced V8 became one of the star attractions at this years SEMA show

 
’70s Mazda 929 Gets RX-8 Engine, Becomes Anti-LS Swapped Muscle Car
’70s Mazda 929 Gets RX-8 Engine, Becomes Anti-LS Swapped Muscle Car

22 Nov 2021, 15:46 UTC / When most people think of an engine swap, they assume it's out with the small, in with the colossal. But not rotary fans

 
Jeep Specialists at Quadratec Launch Stallion 4x4 Brand for Ford Bronco Owners
Jeep Specialists at Quadratec Launch Stallion 4x4 Brand for Ford Bronco Owners

22 Nov 2021, 15:36 UTC / Aftermarket specialists at Quadratec have announced the launch of a new brand for off-road enthusiasts, Stallion 4x4. This one is aimed at Ford Bronco owners

 
How Ignition Tuning Sparks Your Imagination
How Ignition Tuning Sparks Your Imagination

22 Nov 2021, 15:32 UTC / This week we're covering Ignition Tuning Essentials that should be the basis for all your modifications, don't be scared of more power

 
Remembering the MINI Wildgoose, the 1963 Awesome Expandable Motorhome
Remembering the MINI Wildgoose, the 1963 Awesome Expandable Motorhome

22 Nov 2021, 12:54 UTC / Coachbuilder Wildgoose Ltd. from England created the Wildgoose camper kit in three models, with the Brent featuring a telescopic roof that doubled headroom

 
What It Takes to Turn a Ford Fiesta ST Into a Rally Car and How It Is Done
What It Takes to Turn a Ford Fiesta ST Into a Rally Car and How It Is Done

22 Nov 2021, 12:53 UTC / Do you want to tune your vehicle to make it look like a rally car? Or better yet, turn it into a rally car? You should watch this video for inspiration and tips

 
1948 Chevy Decoliner COE Is Retrofuturism on 6 Wheels, Took Ten Years to Make
1948 Chevy Decoliner COE Is Retrofuturism on 6 Wheels, Took Ten Years to Make

22 Nov 2021, 09:28 UTC / 1948 Chevrolet Decoliner is a former 3-ton truck converted into a head-turning cab over engine, going under the hammer in January

 
2018 Harley-Davidson Road Glide Is Roaring Toyz Simplicity, Still Stands Out
2018 Harley-Davidson Road Glide Is Roaring Toyz Simplicity, Still Stands Out

22 Nov 2021, 08:33 UTC / This white Harley-Davidson Road Glide is the work of a California-based shop called Roaring Toyz, a rather simple project that still manages to stand out