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The Cammed & Tubbed Podcast: Episode 120 – Pickup The Pieces W/ Manuel Carrillo III

Jason is still out “herding cats” as he puts it, but Cam and Brad are still hanging around as the show must go on. We do have good friend of the podcast Manuel Carrillo III as a guest, which is cool. Manuel recently did a long haul road trip in …

NASCAR, From the Paddock to the Showroom

NASCAR is one of the most popular sports in the United States, not just motorsports, but all sports. Millions of people watch it on television and thousands attend each race. But for most people attending those races is a lot more than something akin to an evening ballgame. People travel …

Podcast: Episode 161 – Flyin’ Solo

I’m alone on this one, but I manage to eek out nearly 40 minutes of chatter. Not bad for a guy alone in a room talking to himself! Topics this week include: First Drive of the Infiniti QX30 Upcoming drive of the Grand Sport Corvette Upgrades to the HoonTruck The launch of …

False Neutral #21: Twin Cams, Part 2 with Cam Vanderhorst

In our conclusion to Cam Vanderhorst’s visit, he claims to go “FULL LIBERTARIAN” over the Kymco K-pipe recall (although he doesn’t, really—you never go full libertarian). We wade ankle-deep into the world of cyclecars for a bit, then veer into Suzuki cars and why they didn’t make it in the …

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Last Call: I’d like to be 1 in a 100 Edition

Robert Emslie July 22, 2016 Last Call

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I think it pretty much goes without saying that the original Audi 100 Coupe S was a highly underrated beauty. It’s a shame we didn’t get them over here.

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Quick Pic: Quite a Grand Sport indeed…

Jeff Glucker July 22, 2016 Quick Pics

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This is the 2017 Corvette Grand Sport and that’s me behind the wheel. I like to pretend I know what I’m doing, but this car felt great out there. Full video of the First Drive coming soon.

The Carchive: The Renault Le Car 2 (5)

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That time of the week has arrived where we briefly put aside all that is new and current, and take a few moments to think back at that which went before. The good, bad and ugly of motoring history. Join me for another visit to The Carchive,

Last week we were in late ’80s Italy for a look at one of the later X1/9s, a car which is difficult to imagine sitting in a Fiat dealer today. And so we move onto elsewhere in Europe, where Renault was trying to sell the last of their Mk1 Renault 5’s before an “all new SuperCinq” arrived. They called it Le Car, 2.

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Fastback Friday: Engine-swapped 1968 Volkswagen Type 3

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I think we should all own an old Volkswagen at some point in our life. I’m not there yet personally, but I could easily see something like this Type 3 in my life. The styling on these is great, and this one looks pretty sweet with it’s dropped stance and eight-spoke wheels.

The seller states that there’s a 1915-cc engine mounted under the skin. That would be a bit larger than the 1.6-liter mill with which this ’68 Fastback would’ve shipped. The ad could use a few more photos, but the ones posted should be enough to at least pique your interest.

I’d sure like that $3,500 asking price to be closer to $2,500 as well.

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The News for July 22nd, 2016

Greg Kachadurian July 22, 2016 The News!

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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. I just throw in a little opinion of mine because I can. This week:

  • Toyota adds two off-road-focused 4Runners to the 2017 lineup

  • BMW confirms the 1 Series Sedan is finally a thing, but it’s not for us

  • New special edition BMW M5 brings 600 horsepower to the states

  • McLaren reportedly working on a real successor to the F1

  • Tesla reveals part 2 of their master plan

  • CAFE’s 54.5 mpg target is kinda sorta going away, maybe

  • What’s your automotive news?

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Mystery Car

Robert Emslie July 22, 2016 Mystery Car

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John Dillinger was shot dead on this date in 1934. The first criminal ever to be named by the F.B.I. Public Enemy Number One, Dillinger met his end exiting the Biograph Movie Theater in Chicago where he had just taken in the Clark Gable movie Manhattan Melodrama.

People don’t rob banks that much any more, at least not with the gusto that Dillinger put into his work. Instead they have to find other ways to get their blood pumping and there’s no better way to do that than to try and solve the weekly Mystery Car challenge here on Hooniverse. Make and model of the above getaway car if you don’t mind.

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The Cammed & Tubbed Podcast: Episode 120 – Pickup The Pieces W/ Manuel Carrillo III

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Jason is still out “herding cats” as he puts it, but Cam and Brad are still hanging around as the show must go on. We do have good friend of the podcast Manuel Carrillo III as a guest, which is cool. Manuel recently did a long haul road trip in a ND MX5 and fell in love with it. He also was recently on the same Infiniti QX30 launch that Jeff attended, so we talk about that car a while as well. Brad bought a 1978 Toyota Hilux Pickup project truck for 200 dollars, which is fun. Cam gets a package from a fan, talks about a 930 he drove, and had a pokemon go story to tell. We answer a couple of listener questions and close out the show. I know I say this a lot, but this one was a lot of fun to record. We hope you enjoy it.


The Cammed and Tubbed Podcast – Pickup the Pieces

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Hooniverse Asks: What Would Be Your Collection of The Top 10 World’s Most Important Cars?

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We all know that cars are important, I mean if it weren’t for them, how would we get around places, public transportation? I don’t think so. The thing is, some cars are more important than others, and I’m sure that tehre are at least 10 that could be considered the most important in history.

What’s even more sure is that I’ll bet that not everybody would agree on what cars would comprise that top 10 list. That’s why, to close out the week, I want to know each of your lists of what has been the top 10 most important cars. Let us know which of those you’d actually like to own too.

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Last Call: Are You Experienced? Edition

Robert Emslie July 21, 2016 Last Call

The DYou know, sometimes I’m damn sad that Suzuki pulled out of the U.S. car market.

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In search of steering feel, Finding it at Sea.

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One criticism seems to be common to every online car review I ever take the time to read. Sometimes the reviewer has a point, other times I know that they’re making it up. Occasionally it seems suspiciously as if they have no idea what they’re talking about, just like how so many reviewers can’t see the difference between handling and roadholding.

I’m talking about steering feel.

To remind yourself just what steering feel means, you need to hang up your car keys and take control of something a little more visceral, where the connection is purer, more direct. You could do it on a motorcycle, but a sudden, big movement through the bars on a bike is gonna send you shredding your leathers along the blacktop, and maybe worse. No, you’ve got to feel it somewhere that wipeouts don’t necessarily mean game over.

You gotta sail a boat.

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