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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 F750 World Cruiser Is a $6 Million Monster Home on Wheels
The F750 World Cruiser Is a $6 Million Monster Home on Wheels

16 Nov 2021, 04:10 UTC / Peter Dunkel set out to create “the mother of all multipurpose vehicles,” and he did just that. The final price tag was three times the initial budget

 
Lingenfelter and Dave Kindig Team Up To Build CF1 Custom Corvette with 673 Horsepower
Lingenfelter and Dave Kindig Team Up To Build CF1 Custom Corvette with 673 Horsepower

15 Nov 2021, 22:08 UTC / When you combine one of the worlds foremost engine builders with one of the best custom car designers you get the CF1, a stunning classic custom Corvette

 
Ford 302-Swapped MGB Is an Anglo-American Collaboration on Par With the Shelby Cobra
Ford 302-Swapped MGB Is an Anglo-American Collaboration on Par With the Shelby Cobra

15 Nov 2021, 21:45 UTC / The MGB was one of the first British sports cars to see success in America and at least a few thousand of them were imported

 
Exclusive Interview With the Host of L’Automobile Show 2021 XXXX Elo
Exclusive Interview With the Host of L’Automobile Show 2021 XXXX Elo

15 Nov 2021, 20:59 UTC / L'Automobile Show 2021 is set to take over Miami this weekend and we sat down with its host, supercar collector XXXX Elo

 
Remembering a Schwartz Performance Masterpiece, the 900-HP Oldsmobile Cutlass 442
Remembering a Schwartz Performance Masterpiece, the 900-HP Oldsmobile Cutlass 442

15 Nov 2021, 20:56 UTC / With a nitrous-fed supercharged LSA and a completely new bespoke chassis, this amazing vehicle is probably the coolest 1970s Cutlass 442 in existence

 
This Fully Juiced-Up '69 Camaro Sports a Big-Block Engine Powerful Enough To Warp Gravity
This Fully Juiced-Up '69 Camaro Sports a Big-Block Engine Powerful Enough To Warp Gravity

15 Nov 2021, 20:30 UTC / This 1969 Camaro was built to handle both street and drag strips, and is powered by one big-block Chevy engine aided by a supercharger

 
Custom '48 Chevy Stylemaster Has a Great Name, Even Greater 383 Stroker Engine
Custom '48 Chevy Stylemaster Has a Great Name, Even Greater 383 Stroker Engine

15 Nov 2021, 18:34 UTC / Originally produced between 1946 and 1948, the Stylemaster was one of the very first post-war American cars to roll off the assembly line.

 
Custom Moto Guzzi 850 T3 Looks Phenomenal, Hosts Abundant Powertrain Upgrades
Custom Moto Guzzi 850 T3 Looks Phenomenal, Hosts Abundant Powertrain Upgrades

15 Nov 2021, 18:30 UTC / We’re utterly dumbfounded by the amount of work that’s gone into transforming this 1976 MY Guzzi into a unique superstar with 85 hp on tap

 
We Ride in the First 1,000-Horsepower Jeep Gladiator From America's Most Wanted 4x4
We Ride in the First 1,000-Horsepower Jeep Gladiator From America's Most Wanted 4x4

15 Nov 2021, 18:19 UTC / Riding in this 1,000 horsepower Jeep Gladiator proved that it wasn't just fast but that it is also a marvel of engineering by America's Most Wanted

 
1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Looks Like a Barn Find, Hides LS7 Surprise Under the Hood
1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Looks Like a Barn Find, Hides LS7 Surprise Under the Hood

15 Nov 2021, 14:52 UTC / This Bel Air might look like it just came out of a junkyard, but it's actually a hot rod with a beefed-up Corvette engine under the hood

 
Novitec Plays Spot the Changes With the Ferrari Roma, and There Are a Lot of Them
Novitec Plays Spot the Changes With the Ferrari Roma, and There Are a Lot of Them

15 Nov 2021, 11:10 UTC / From the enhanced aerodynamics to the new wheels and punchier engine, Novitec's tuned Ferrari Roma has them all, and then some

 
2002 Harley-Davidson V-Rod Goes Turbo and Then Some
2002 Harley-Davidson V-Rod Goes Turbo and Then Some

15 Nov 2021, 08:53 UTC / A 2002 Harley-Davidson V-Rod VRSCA gets seriously upgraded by an Estonian customizer going by the name Fredy Jaates, Garret turbo featured

 
Rich Rebuilds Checks SEMA Show Options for Seamless EV Conversions
Rich Rebuilds Checks SEMA Show Options for Seamless EV Conversions

15 Nov 2021, 07:47 UTC / He felt guilty after Fox 5 showed the ICE-T – the world’s first V8 Tesla – as an example that SEMA Show had focused on electric cars

 
The Chevy 789 Is an Elegant Frankenstein Monster With ‘50s Style
The Chevy 789 Is an Elegant Frankenstein Monster With ‘50s Style

15 Nov 2021, 07:23 UTC / Because he couldn’t decide which classic he liked best, Gene Langmesser set out to create his own by combining the ‘57, ‘58 and ‘59 Chevies

 
Mercedes-AMG E 63 S Challenges BMW M5, Super-Sedans Blast Through the 1/4 Mile
Mercedes-AMG E 63 S Challenges BMW M5, Super-Sedans Blast Through the 1/4 Mile

14 Nov 2021, 16:47 UTC / Two tuned sports sedans are about to go head-to-head down the quarter-mile and it's going to be a very evenly-matched challenge to say the least

 
Storyteller Overland Rocks RV Kasbah With Heavily Modified AWD Ford Transit
Storyteller Overland Rocks RV Kasbah With Heavily Modified AWD Ford Transit

13 Nov 2021, 16:33 UTC / This AWD Ford Transit has been upgraded and modified heavily to accommodate an off-grid and off-road lifestyle. Equipped to the teeth with systems

 
Powered by a Modern 392 HEMI, the Ringbrothers 1969 Charger Is Restomod Perfection
Powered by a Modern 392 HEMI, the Ringbrothers 1969 Charger Is Restomod Perfection

12 Nov 2021, 15:55 UTC / With classic looks and a wide range of modern upgrades, the Ringbrothers Defector might be the best 1969 Charger restomod ever

 
This Modified Award-Winning 1968 Camaro Goes as a Bundle With a Unique Honda ATV
This Modified Award-Winning 1968 Camaro Goes as a Bundle With a Unique Honda ATV

12 Nov 2021, 14:12 UTC / Selling a combo is not unusual, but selling a combo that matches this heavily modified 1968 Camaro plus a Honda 3 wheel ATV is different

 
Barn Find 1985 Ferrari 308 Is a “Head Turner” Pontiac Fiero
Barn Find 1985 Ferrari 308 Is a “Head Turner” Pontiac Fiero

12 Nov 2021, 12:50 UTC / A Pontiac Fiero replica car emerges from hiding after at least 4 years with hopes the phrase “barn find” will make it more appealing

 
BMW M8 What? Manhart’s M850i Convertible Is Way More Powerful
BMW M8 What? Manhart’s M850i Convertible Is Way More Powerful

12 Nov 2021, 09:01 UTC / Based on the BMW M850i Convertible, the Manhart MH8 700 boasts no less than 700 horsepower, and sports a few carbon fiber upgrades