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Archive for: October, 2012

We had the chance to meet up with our VP, Gregory Boutte at our indoor booth at 2012 SEMA yesterday to give you an update as to what we’re focusing on now and what you can expect in the near future. Enjoy the video and please chime in with what you’d like to see more of here at eBay Motors!

Presenting a visual sample of our first day at SEMA Show 2012. There was a lot of everything for everyone. Some beautiful restored classics, over-the-top lifted trucks with even bigger engines, slammed hot rods with tuck ‘n roll leather interiors, and beautiful spokesmodels luring SEMA members into their booths.SEMA...

Photo credit: Norman Woo Every fall, the biggest, brightest and best car designers, builders, restorers and customizers flood into the mammoth Las Vegas Convention Center to show off their stuff at SEMA. SEMA stands for Specialty Equipment Market Association, and it’s a group that promotes just about any kind of part...

Today, we’re having our live unveiling of the BUILT from eBay video series, concluding the narrative here live at 2012 SEMA.

The week of SEMA Show 2012 is pure visual if you are into the automotive scene. Over-the-top cars, custom paint jobs, impressive installs of aftermarket parts and car audio. Before the show kicks off early Tuesday morning, we bring you a behind the scenes video of our BUILTfromeBay vehicles making an entrance into...

With the world’s largest aftermarket parts expo, the SEMA Show, just around the corner, it’s going to be easy to catch the modification addiction. But don’t just slap a bunch of stickers and neons to your car and call it a day. Why not give your ride an extra boost of adrenaline? Consider these performance...

[updated 10/29/2012 20:05] Photo credit: ERC24 – European Rallycross Championship We learned last night that David Binks, our eBay Motors Global RallyCross racer, had rolled his Ford Fiesta Mk 7 end-over-end after landing a jump that didn’t go very well. Fortunately, David only sustained some minor bumps and walked...

Well, it’s been a busy year that has flown quicker than a car over a gap jump. The final round is nearly upon us and we roll in to Las Vegas next weekend for my last run of the eBay Motors Mk 7 Ford fiesta this season. After a poor show in the last round, I really want to finish this year on a high and plan on going...

Stop in and hang out with the cool kids this year. The following are the activities we have planned for the SEMA Show this year. Location: eBay Motors Outdoor Booth – #63036 DUB Live – Front of South Hall TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30 BUILT vehicles reveal hosted by Justin Bell Time: 3PM Meet and Greet the teams from BUILT from...

Here at eBay Motors we’re a little partial to candy for Halloween, but we have a treat for all of our readers just in time for the holiday — an updated Car Care Center site, including all of the information you need to be prepared for the coming winter. The newly updated Car Care Center has all of the in-depth...

“We had a silver 1969 Corvette with chrome side pipes and red leather interior that I got to help ‘pick out’ when I was in the 5th grade. I helped take care of it, and I got to use it some during high school, including driving it to prom. We sold it when I went to college, but I became somewhat obsessed with finding...

eBay Garage, Formerly known as My Vehicles, has undergone a major overhaul and upgrade. Now it’s fun and easy to share your passion and knowledge of cars and motorcycles with other community members. Next week we’ll give a rundown of all the nifty, new features of the eBay Garage. Meanwhile, browsing the vehicles in our...

When you think of hybrid cars, BMW is probably not the first automotive brand that comes to mind. So, you might be surprised to learn that BMW started selling its first hybrid nearly three years ago. The makers of the ultimate driving machine can now point to four different hybrid vehicles, including the X6 SUV,...

Wanting to improve what you have is a human trait — even if you just bought that new or old car. I first noticed this way back in 1977, when I was 16 and drove my rebuilt 1965 Mustang on the road to my high school. I was pretty stoked with the black-on- black car that first entered my life during a visit to a Southern...

The 2012 SEMA show in Las Vegas marks the thirteenth year eBay has been at the event for custom motors and car modders in the world. With this history of eBay’s presence at SEMA, it’s only fitting that we have not just one but two booths at this year’s show. For this very special second booth, we’ll be featuring the...

The SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) Show is the premier automotive specialty products trade event in the world. This annual event brings tens of thousands out to Las Vegas, NV in a four day barrage of automotive overload to the senses. Whether you’re into high performance, cars, lifted trucks, lowering,...

eBay Motors gave our audience a garage “throwdown” with you, our viewers, helping select a winner. We challenged four of the best garages in the world, absolute masters in different classes of vehicles, to build the best vehicle from parts and accessories sourced from eBay. Each garage represented a publication —...

As we prepare for our live chat with the BUILT from eBay team tomorrow, we thought we’d familiarize you once again with the vehicles. Click this links below to view the eBay Motors Garage profiles of each vehicle.1966 El Camino Of the four vehicles involved in the BUILT from eBay challenge, the ’66 El Camino chosen...

We are somewhat spoiled in the first part of the 21st century. For the first time in human history it’s possible to pursue unusual hobbies, interests and pastimes without leaving the comfort of your swivel chair. Whether you’re interested in motorcycles, cars, helicopters or planes it’s now all laid out in front of you,...

Tomorrow we are going to host a live chat with the team leads from our BUILT from eBay video series. Before we begin, we have an introduction to the teams and team leaders. As you may recall, four teams and four garages were chosen to select and build a custom vehicle sourced entirely from eBay. At the end of the 60...

Watching Justin Bell rip around Willow Springs sent me looking hungrily for a John Cooper Works edition MINI, which is how I stumbled on this 2011 model. MINIs are spunky little sports cars, but the John Cooper Works edition is a beastly performer, pumping 211 hp out of its four cylinders. This one looks downright...