Show us your roof rack

By Colin Wood
Mar 19, 2022 | roof rack

Photography Credit: David S. Wallens

Roof racks aren’t just for the family hauler anymore, they also look right at home on sporty cars, too–we’ve even seen them on Miatas. 

Case in point? We mounted a bike rack on our 1984 Porsche 911 project car so we could show off a rad bike along with our rad Porsche during The Amelia weekend.

[How to put a bike rack on an air-cooled Porsche 911 | Project Porsche 911 Carrera]

Do you have a roof rack fitted on your car? Let’s see them.

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Brotus7 Dork
3/15/22 1:13 p.m.

This counts, right?

crankwalk (Forum Supporter)
crankwalk (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
3/15/22 1:16 p.m.

Here's a throwback to the funniest car I had a roof rack on:

Appleseed MegaDork
3/15/22 1:19 p.m.

Slippery GRM+ Memberand UberDork
3/15/22 1:23 p.m.

Woody (Forum Supportum)
Woody (Forum Supportum) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
3/15/22 1:25 p.m.

How about this? I was lacking sufficient roof at the time.

iansane GRM+ Memberand Dork
3/15/22 1:30 p.m.

It's kind of a roof rack.

Trent PowerDork
3/15/22 1:31 p.m.

I put it on to take photos for the ad and left it on for the week it took to sell.

I thought it was ludicrous to have a rack on a vehicle with a large cargo space, but I got compliments on it every time I stopped

Toyman! GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
3/15/22 1:31 p.m.

When I bought the XJ, I put one of these on it. It did the job but didn't hold up very well. 



The current rack is this one from JRC. Made for the XJ with a much lower profile and covers the entire roof. Hauls camping gear nicely.  


pinchvalve (Forum Supporter)
pinchvalve (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
3/15/22 1:32 p.m.

The Sienna came with nice roof rails, so I added Malone cross-bars which I absolutely HATE.  They are more of a collection of random parts that are loosely assembled and make removal/installation very difficult. I am saving money for a better set. The Yakima Skybox however is AWESOME. 

Russian Warship, Go Berkeley Yourself
Russian Warship, Go Berkeley Yourself PowerDork
3/15/22 1:41 p.m.

I'm not sure how sporty an AMC Eagle wagon is, but these low buck mods would work great on any sporty car rack.  For Chico the Street Eagle, I took an inexpensive (under $100) mass produced roof basket, and gussied it up a bit with a homemade dimple die and some old school Daylighters on modified clamp on brackets.






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