Caterham Seven 310R kit
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Stuck at Home? Build a Kit Car

Usually, wrenching on your car means changing the oil or fixing the brakes. But kit cars offer a whole new meaning to the phrase. Wrenching your own car together isn’t exactly easy. But besides really getting to know your wheels, a kit car can also offer an opportunity to own a modern vintage machine for …

Hot Rod Truck Kit
Cars

What Is A Kit Car?

Ever come across the term “kit car”? Wonder what they are? Are they toys or real, driveable vehicles? Just what is a Kit Car? Kit cars are component vehicles. Some kits contain all the components necessary to complete the car, except the fluids. Other times, the “kit” from the manufacturer will require a donor vehicle. …

Smyth Performance Jeep Grand Cherokee ute
Trucks & SUVs

You Can Make a DIY Gladiator From a Jeep Grand Cherokee

Although the Jeep Gladiator, whether Trail- or Desert-Rated, is an amazing off-roader, it’s also an expensive one. In top Rubicon trim, the Gladiator stickers at $45,370. And that’s before you add any accessories. Luckily, Smyth Performance, the company behind the DIY ute kits, has a solution. Initially, we only heard rumors that Smyth Performance was …

1994 Holden Commodore VR ute
Trucks & SUVs

Live Your El Camino Dreams with Importable Australian Utes

As pickup trucks have grown, there’s been a demand resurgence for trucks that scale closer to cars. Car-based trucks, aka ‘utes’, like Chevy’s El Camino, once formed a popular segment, though it’s been dormant for some time. Chevy first attempted to bring it back with the SSR. Honda and BMW then made some functional one-offs …

Volkswagen Golf Smyth Performance truck conversion
Trucks & SUVs

All the Cars Smyth Performance Can Turn into Trucks

It’s beginning to look like we should prepare for a flood of new small pickups to hit the market. Ford car-based truck test mules have been spotted running around Australia. Kia is allegedly planning a similar-sized pickup for release there, too. While no pickup version of Ford’s baby Bronco exists officially, there’s a good business …