A new kind of Auto Show featuring a collection of 'Re-Concept Cars' that prove the best ‘new’ car can be the one you already own.
The New Throwback Rebuilt by Sydney Sweeney
The Family Muscle Car Rebuilt by Freddy 'Tavarish' Hernandez
The rEVamp Rebuilt by Emelia Hartford
The Mod-Monster Rebuilt by Grind Hard Plumbing Co.
Lauded for her roles in Euphoria and White Lotus, when Sydney isn’t on the big screen, she’s rolling up her sleeves as @syds_garage on TikTok. A proud DIYer, for her Bronco restoration she’s tackled everything from rebuilding the transmission, to wire brushing out rust and installing new tan leather to get it ready for its own red carpet moment.Learn More
Freddy “Tavarish” Hernandez
Beloved on YouTube for breathing new life into castaway vehicles – Freddy knows all about ‘Re-Concept Cars.’ Now he’s setting out on his most ambitious project yet, dropping a Hellcat engine into a Chrysler Pacifica to build the fastest minivan ever created.Learn More
If you’re a passionate builder like Emelia, when you love a car, it’s forever. So when she needed more horsepower from her daily driver, she didn't upgrade it. She reincarnated it. An unconventional reverse rebuild, she’s converted her hybrid into a sleeper race car with a turbocharged Honda engine and 6-speed transmission.Learn More
Grind Hard Plumbing Co
Known for crazy creations like the infamous 85MPH Power Wheels Princess Jeep, the Grind Hard Plumbing team are no strangers to creative builds. For the New York Auto Parts Show the crew completely transformed a ‘95 Ford Ranger 6x6 rebuilding a ‘Mod-Monster’ with a custom-built front bumper, new headlights to clean up the appearance, and a set of pod lights to create the ultimate off-road vehicle.Learn More
Behind the Builds
DIY Weekend Upgrades
Off-roading is all about the tires
Take it from the team at Grind Hard Plumbing Co. if you’re offroading without the right tires, you may end up stuck in the mud. The bigger the tires, the easier it is to cruise over obstacles and improve your ground clearance without having to upgrade your suspension. From conquering rocky hills to crawling down icy trails—a good set of tires is a small change that will have a huge impact.
A Hellcat engine in a Pacifica minivan is sick from the inside, but Tavarish will tell you what’s on the outside matters too. Rather than paying thousands to repaint your ride, change the look of your ride over a weekend with a vinyl wrap. Pro Tip: it’s all in the prep. The cleaner your vehicle, the easier the job. Take your time for a clean finish, but no sweat if you fumble, vinyl is always removable with the proper tools.
Emelia turned her Toyota Prius into a turbocharged ride but she also added a new racecar-style shifter. Whether you want a sleeker look or a chromed out skull, you can personalize your driving experience in just a matter of hours with a custom shifter.
Just because you’re in an old school whip doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be able to enjoy modern music. One easy trick to bring classics like Sydney’s ‘69 Bronco into the 21st century is tuning up the tunes. Vintage-style radios are an easy installation to bring a touch of modernity to your make, with USB ports or Bluetooth connecting you to all the streaming you’d enjoy in any new car.