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2017 Land Rover Discovery: The ‘All Around The Dial’ Review

Last week I had the opportunity to drive the new Land Rover Discovery. I’m not much of an off-roader, but in the interest of pushing personal boundaries, I’m happy for the opportunity. The new seven-seater Disco proved it’s pretty well capable of tackling anything the environment wants to throw at …

The Cammed & Tubbed Podcast: Episode 176 – Journey Of Self-Discovery

For our regular Friday episode, Cam, Jason, and Brad are all back together. Brad is a little bit on the sick side, so it’s a little shorter episode than usual. Cam got some work done on his BMW, while Brad went to the Arizona/Utah border to test out the new …

Review: 3M Heavy Duty Headlight Restoration Kit

If you have a car or truck with plastic headlamp covers then you know that their inevitable yellowing with age is both an aesthetic and a safety issue. You could spend hundreds having a dealer or bodyshop gouge you with their “headlight rejuvenation service,” or with a product like the 3M …

False Neutral #47: Geeking Out on Two-Strokes

Despite the lede image, we only say a couple of words about the Alpha BMW …but it was too cool a shot not to include!   Mark Atkinson is back as our guest this week, at his suggestion. We delve into the dying star that is the two-stroke motorcycle world, …

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Last Call: See What We’ve Become Edition

Robert Emslie February 24, 2017 Last Call

North Carolina likes to have First in Flight on their license plates, touting the Wright Brothers’ work at Kitty Hawk on the state’s outer banks. This Viper is apparently licensed in North Carolina, and I can’t think of anything that could cause a faster flight away from the state than this.

Last Call indicates the end of Hooniverse’s broadcast day.  It’s meant to be an open forum for anyone and anything. Thread jacking is not only accepted, it’s encouraged.

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PSA: Project CARS is Free to Xbox Live Gold Members

Project CARS, the flawed but fun racing simulator is one of this months free titles on Xbox Live for Gold members. Like Forza Horizon before it it’s nice to see Microsoft providing some free games for us gear heads in the audience, especially those of us that like to challenge ourselves with a bit of a more hardcore sim than the Forza games. I’ve spent some time with the game recently, so more thoughts after the jump. … Continue Reading

Friday Fun: $30k Challenge

Ross Ballot February 24, 2017 All Things Hoon

Welcome back to Friday Fun, the game in which you spend theoretical money in as logical or illogical manner as you desire. Consider it a way to let one’s automotive imagination run as wild as it would like, or to remind it of how great a reality can actually come to fruition with real money.

This week, we’re a little more grounded than last week’s $100k, three-car parameters. In fact, this Friday’s “game”– let’s call it the $30k two-car challenge, for reasons that escape me– are very doable for many people out there. It involves an imaginary thirty-grand finding its way into your checking account for use on two cars, and an expiration date looming in the near future for when said money evaporates along with your hopes and dreams of using it to create a fleet of machines you might or might not otherwise drool over. So click past the jump and play along, and be sure to let us know what you would do with your money.

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2017 Land Rover Discovery: The ‘All Around The Dial’ Review

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Last week I had the opportunity to drive the new Land Rover Discovery. I’m not much of an off-roader, but in the interest of pushing personal boundaries, I’m happy for the opportunity. The new seven-seater Disco proved it’s pretty well capable of tackling anything the environment wants to throw at it. There is a little dial in the center console that allows you to switch through different modes, including Road, Snow, Dirt, Sand, and Rock. Over the course of two days, we would cover some 500 miles and use the knob in each of its positions. It wasn’t really intended to go that way, but as luck would have it, the area around the Utah/Arizona border had a lot more precipitation than expected. Bring it on!

[Disclaimer: Land Rover put me on a flight to LA, then a chartered jet to Utah. Two nights of great hotels, great food, and great views within Zion National Park.]

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The News for February 24th, 2017

Greg Kachadurian February 24, 2017 The News!

Welcome to the Hooniverse News! As always, this is a weekly recap of some of the biggest stories in the automotive industry without the fluff or bull. There’s also just a little opinion of mine because I can. This week:

  • Ford reveals lighter GT Competition Series for track day enthusiasts

  • The Ford Fiesta ST has a three-cylinder engine and a new look

  • Italdesign is in the business of building exclusive supercars

  • Volkswagen updates the e-Golf and improves its driving range

  • Carlos Ghosn steps down as Nissan CEO, will remain as an overseer

  • Land Rover confirms new Velar model coming to the Range Rover family

  • Jaguar-Land Rover adds three US tech startups to their tech incubator program

  • What’s your automotive news?

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Mystery Car

Robert Emslie February 24, 2017 Mystery Car

Poof, and just like that, February is almost all over. Before we say goodbye to the month that never sticks around long enough for us to get to know, let’s give it up for the last Mystery Car for Feb. Make and model of the above if you please.

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The Cammed & Tubbed Podcast: Episode 176 – Journey Of Self-Discovery

For our regular Friday episode, Cam, Jason, and Brad are all back together. Brad is a little bit on the sick side, so it’s a little shorter episode than usual. Cam got some work done on his BMW, while Brad went to the Arizona/Utah border to test out the new Land Rover Discovery.


The Cammed and Tubbed Podcast – Journey of Self-Discovery

Question Tuesday includes guest from last week, Mr. Matt Adair. Cam starts the episode in typical C&T fashion with a pun so terrible we almost quit.


The Cammed and Tubbed Podcast – Truth or Adair

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Hooniverse Asks: What Once Common Car Do You Think is Now Completely Extinct?

Robert Emslie February 24, 2017 Hooniverse Asks

There are only about 26,000 polar bears in existence right now, and many in the scientific community think that they are in danger of going extinct within the next 100 years. That would be a major bummer—especially if you are a polar bear—but in fact the polar bear is a fairly recent addition to the genus, arriving only about 150,000 years ago. Ursidae as a whole are thought to go back millions of years. What is it they say — live fast, die young, leave a good-looking corpse?

Cars are like bears. They’re big, sometimes dangerous, and some are gone before you even know it. That’s just what we’re interested in today—cars that seem to have gone extinct on the road. I don’t mean ancient iron like Duesenbergs or Hispano Suizas, I mean regular cars that you’d still expect to see every now and then.

 When was the last time you saw a Renault Le Car trundling down the street? Or how about Korean-sourced ’80s Pontiac Le Mans? Maybe these, and others like them, have seen their time come and go? What do you think, are there any cars that you can think of that while once common, might now be totally gone?

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Last Call: Small Wonder Edition

Robert Emslie February 23, 2017 Last Call

While the current Fiat 500 is small by today’s standards, I think it’s a shame that it’s nowhere near as small as its forefather.

Last Call indicates the end of Hooniverse’s broadcast day.  It’s meant to be an open forum for anyone and anything. Thread jacking is not only accepted, it’s encouraged.

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Snow, Skis, and a Rally Stage – Team O’Neal Shows Us the Way

You love to ski in the wintertime, but you also love to rally, you say? What to do? How about both? … Continue Reading