Abomination: The 2JZ ’68 Mustang

As you can tell by the title, we’re not beating around the bush regarding the power plant with this feature. Beau Miklethun’s 1968 Ford Mustang is the unlikely combination of classic American aesthetics and Japanese turbo power. It’s unapologetically different, but ...

Sometimes, All You Need Is Air

Frown, Purist Sometimes you don’t need to throw the entire catalog at a car. If you make just a few choices carefully you can strike the right balance. The first choice that Jason Mendieta made was to get his hands on ...

Spoiler Alert: A 900hp Turbocharged LS2 Porsche

Window Shopping I can finally add a third item to my list of unexpected things that come from Iceland: volcanic ash clouds, a half decent national football team and Fannar Thor’s 900hp turbo V8-powered Porsche 944 drift car. It was ...

Madness Or Genius? You Decide

There are ethical and moral topics that divide opinion amongst us all. Should tomato ketchup be kept in the fridge or the cupboard? Would you rather have legs as long as your fingers or fingers as long as your legs? ...

A Widebody American Classic Built To Corner

Teen Spirit Garrett Randall’s love for old school American muscle runs deep. Imagine yourself at five or six years old, or whenever it was that you started to develop actual, lasting interests; you wander into the garage, as one does, ...

Straight From The ’80s: The Santini Supra

Pete Santini The name Santini was vaguely familiar to me before I met up with Eddie Perez to take a look at his second generation Toyota Supra. It turns out he snuck along a MkIII and MkIV as well, but ...

This Is The Datswagen

Sixteen years before Les Tuck held the keys to Bowest Motors, he was standing in a dusty Arizona junkyard, salvaging for Volvo parts. He was 10,000 miles into seeing what life would offer him, and that offering happened to be ...

How To Hakosuka In California

Sonkei Blue The Nissan Skyline. Originally built by Prince Motor Company in the late 1950s as a compact luxury car aimed at executives, nearly every generation since has had broad collector appeal. Especially in the United States where the older generations ...

Unicorn Hunting At Luftgekühlt

For the most part, the line-up for the first ever Luft GB event was kept under wraps. I knew the Singer test mule might make an appearance, and the event artwork featured the 904 GTS, which I guessed might be there, but other ...

Just Right: A Well Balanced NSX

The Perfect Driver’s Car We all know the NSX to be Honda’s answer to having your cake and eating it too. Designed to compete against the thoroughbred exotics and touring cars of the era, the NSX’s development took place in the ...

The Ugly Truth Behind Singer’s DLS

The Ugly Duckling There was one car on display at Luft GB that wasn’t like the others. It seemed out of place. In fact, were it not for a little insider knowledge, or an eye for the several intriguing clues ...

It Took Five Engine Swaps To Get Here

At Gatebil Rudskogen, things are rarely what they first seem. When I spotted this little orange Opel Kadett on display in the paddock, something told me I should take a closer look. Why? Well for a start, Kadetts of this ...

Unorthodox Flavor: A Nissan-Powered AE86

AE86 Praise for the AE86 as a chassis seems to be unending. Some people hold them in such high regard because of certain legendary drivers or iconic media, while others swear by them based off their experiences alone. Regardless of ...

The M7 That BMW Never Built

Craigslist Is Dangerous Above all else it’s passion that produces some of the best feature cars to grace this site. Not likes, trophy-hunting or anything of the sort. Plain and simple passion. If there’s one thing Scott Johnson has, in almost overwhelming ...

God’s Chariot: A Standout E30 M3

God’s Chariot. The E30 M3 DTM race car achieved huge success to earn this nickname, especially in 1987 when BMW won the highly prestigious World Touring Car Championship. However, in order to compete in the DTM racing series, the homologation rules ...

Picking Up Where Honda Left Off: The Evasive Motorsports Civic Type R

The GT3 Approach Those of us with a little snow on the roof and shake in our cane distinctly remember when the first Civic Type R was released. It was Honda’s way of saying ‘we know what you guys want ...

Friends That Benz Together, Stay Together

Classic Collectability When I reached out to Arman Mariano to shoot his red ’72 Mercedes-Benz W114, his response was that “old school Benzes on bags roll together.” So, instead of meeting up with one classic Mercedes in Los Angeles, I ...

A Seven Year Build & An Understated GT-R

Lowkey Attitude Humility in the modified car scene is seldom seen these days, but Western Australian resident David Maier has his ego kept in check two ways. Firstly, he’s part of a group of great mates who all own savage cars ...

The Car Everyone Loves

There’s something special about any older car. Classics are full of universally appealing character; enthusiasts and ‘normal’ folk alike will always have a certain make or model that speaks to them on some level. Memories of their childhood, their first time ...

Actually Buying The Car That Started It All

It seems like there’s a common theme among car enthusiasts. A theme that during our formative car-loving years (typically somewhere around middle school and high school) revolves around one car that stands out to us. A car that has such a ...

The Turbo Bug

It’s been a bit of a crazy week following the announcement of the very first Speedhunters Live event, but with that made and the behind the scenes craziness that comes with putting something of this magnitude together easing off a bit, it’s time to ...

The Last King Cobra Standing

The ‘King Cobra’ moniker was thrown around by journalists in the 1960s to describe a number of Carroll Shelby’s projects. However, I’m told that the T-10 is the only one that Shelby himself referred to as such. This particular chassis is the last remaining example ...

Welcome To ‘Merica

There’s nothing more American than drinking cheap beer and screaming at the top of your lungs as a literal monster truck drives over wasted econoboxes that carry us to work each day. It’s a strange past-time, but one that hundreds of ...

The Speedhunters Choice At Art Of Speed

Every year at Malaysia’s Art Of Speed, Speedhunters is asked to select one car that stood out above the others, for whatever reason. Judging is something we’ve always stayed away from, but I’ll gladly give my opinion and impression of any car when ...

Going Full Circle In A Viper Green 911

First Time Around The story behind this incredible 1978 911 is steeped in negativity, but ends with two blokes being reunited over a Viper Green Porsche and a dream build. Initially, Brendan Anesbury, one of the names behind Perth’s Porsche specialist ...

American Luxury, With A Touch Of Gangster

If you’ve ever seen the 1999 movie The Matrix, you’ll likely recall the suspenseful ‘debugging’ scene. That’s where Neo gets picked up under a highway overpass in the city, while raining, cold, and dark, with Trinity proceeding to use this ...

When 10,000RPM Is Life

It’s In The Blood Craig Saywell lives and breathes rotaries thanks to memories forged in his formative years back in New Zealand. His passion has never waned; the urge to race has only grown stronger with time. This RX-3 Savanna ...

When Life Gives You Rust, Build A Race Car

Before coming on board as an official Speedhunter, I contributed fairly regularly to the IAMTHESPEEDHUNTER program. One of my most ambitious posts was titled The Other Ontario wherein I shoehorned as many Canadian builds as possible. The cover photo of this post was snuck into that ...

A 1000hp GT-R & The Long Road To WTAC

Rome Wasn’t Built In A Day If you’re of the opinion that the World Time Attack Challenge is restricted to a single weekend in Sydney, Australia, you’d be dead wrong. WTAC is a full-time commitment for the brave and somewhat ...

How To Go Fast In A Mini Cooper

‘Concours on the Avenue’ in Carmel-by-the-Sea was an impressive event, to say the very least. I will need some amount of time to properly go through my photos and figure out what’s what, but I don’t want to leave you hanging ...

Panel Swap: A Thames Wagon With A Surprise

Is there anything more ‘hot rod’ than a performance motor stuffed into a car originally fit with a hamster wheel? Motor swaps are at the core of our hobby, and the center pin of many Speedhunters features and spotlights. Some ...

Shooting A Million-Dollar 935 With A $22 Lens

Photography has many different meanings depending on who you are. For most, it’s a medium that’s consumed with an ever decreasing regard for how these images got in front of our faces. For others, it’s a way to have fun, ...

A ’68 Beetle With An Artful Twist

“Every car I’ve owned has been lowered as far as possible.” With those few words, I knew that Connor Surdi and myself were of similar mind. Appreciating a car lowered well past functional benefit is squarely within my wheel house. Hailing from ...

The CLK GTR: My Hero Car

The Dominator The Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR is a stunning creation. It was also an incredibly successful one. The car’s dominance in the 1997 and 1998 FIA GT Championship seasons resulted in literally zero GT1 team entries for the 1999 season besides ...

As Seen On TV: A Freak Show On Wheels

Do you watch automotive TV shows? I do. I know many can’t stand the average car show because the ‘entertainment’ to ‘education’ ratio is often heavily weighted towards entertainment. But, when I need a little distraction from whatever mundane task I’m ...

Wider Is Better: TRD’s 3000GT

Finding a Unicorn The Supra is all we will soon be talking about. When Toyota puts the new generation car on sale it will have quite the impact on the tuning scene around the world, and I’m sure I’m not ...

The Sebring-Winning GT40 X-1 Roadster. Maybe

I can only imagine the excitement when Ford’s posse of GT40s rolled up to Le Mans in 1966. Could an American team finally win at Circuit de la Sarthe? Would Henry Ford II have his vengeance on the ever-dominant Ferraris ...

The Canadian Garage Saurus R34 GT-R

Are you into GT-Rs? A fan of Japan’s golden era of car tuning? If so, you should be very familiar with the name Garage Saurus, a legendary Japanese tuner synonymous with fast Skylines, big horsepower numbers, and drag racing. Hayashi-san ...

Cops Are Car People Too

Hiding In Plain Sight White paint, a moderate drop, and classic Enkei RPF1s – at first glance this particular Scion FR-S is considerably understated. So much so in fact, that many of you might be wondering why exactly it’s being featured? ...

A Rock Star GT40

First Impressions I enjoy nice cars, I’m addicted to caffeine, and who doesn’t enjoy an early Sunday morning get together with fellow automotive enthusiasts? If only there were an event that somehow simultaneously catered to all these desires… Oh wait, Cars ...

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