Mighty Green Machine

When you have lemons, you make lemonade, and when you break an egg, you make an omelet. In this single-use, disposable world, it is refreshing to hear about a bad situation made better through…

Mighty Green Machine: Custom Auto’s Silverado 3500HD

When you have lemons, you make lemonade, and when you break an egg, you make an omelet. In this single-use, disposable world, it’s refreshing to hear about a bad situation made better through…

Road Less Traveled: A 2016 GMC Canyon

In a world where it seems everyone is building Chevy Silverados and GMC Sierras—boosting already-formidable Duramax engines to their full extent and lifting them ever skyward—it becomes a…

White Knight: 2016 Ford F-450 Platinum

At the intersection of Interstate 20 and Highway 338 that runs an oval around Odessa, Texas, a sprawling town of 160,000 surrounded by the arid deserts of the Texas panhandle, is a relatively…

Flawless Fabrication: An F-450 Built with Pure Dedication

Approximately 30 miles northeast of Austin, Texas, sits Taylor, an oasis of small town charm surrounded by the vast agriculture industry that is central Texas. Taylor was called home…

Haters Gonna Hate: After Hours Bikes’ Diesel-Powered Hater 3

Before the turn of this century, fitting a diesel motor onto the frame of a motorcycle was rarely attempted because of the engine’s poor power-to-weight ratio, a motorcycle’s need for…

Under Pressure: The Life and Death of Rudolf Diesel

Rudolf Diesel was vain, oversensitive, and paranoid. His stubborn and persistent disposition clouded his ability to make friends, while his sanctimonious bluster alienated those even…

Stepping Off: Retracting Running Boards

One of the drawbacks of having a lifted truck is the inconvenience of having to hoist yourself up into the cab every morning. Add to that small children, a short wife or a decrepit…

Stepping Off: Bestop’s PowerBoard Retracting Running Boards

One of the drawbacks of having a lifted truck is the inconvenience of having to hoist yourself up into the cab every morning. Add to that small children, a short wife or a decrepit…

Cut to the Chase: A Polaris Racer’s Custom Chase Truck

For an off-road racer, the night before the biggest race of the year—the Baja 1000—can be fraught with anxiety and trepidation, not to mention the thousand last-minute things that need…

DIY Alternative Fuel: How to Make Your Own BioFuel in Nine Easy Steps

For a number of decades, one of the allures of diesel fuel is that it was less expensive than regular gasoline. It wasn’t until about 10 years ago that diesel fuel prices have…