You don’t need the resources of a global automaker to build your dream car. All you need is a dream. Here are the good, the bad, and the ugly in homebuilt autos.
At the Detroit Autorama this past weekend, on display were some of the finest handcrafted custom vehicles in America. These are not those cars.
No, these machines represent the outsider art of the automotive world, you could say. No trained designers or professional fabricators stepped between these builders and their dreams, you can be sure of that.
You know how we can tell you people are real, unreformed gearheads? We know you’re going to look at these cars, and no matter how awful they may look, each one of you is going to select at least one and say to yourself, “You know, that’s not that bad. That sort of works. All it really needs are the right paint and wheels.”
Besides, we’re not judging. There’s obvious tongue-in-cheek in many of these creations. And in their own way, every one of these dream cars is a manifestation of sincere automotive enthusiasm. Gallery below.