The Cammed & Tubbed Podcast: Episode 96 – Just Guyz

We’re back for a host-filled episode, as we’re lacking a guest this week. We had a guest lined up, but his computer asplode just a couple of hours before game time. That’s okay, though, because we had plenty to talk about among ourselves. We’ve had a bunch of really cool …

2016 Audi TTS: Not So Mellow In Yellow

You want a coupe. You also want a hatchback. In addition, you’d like it to be sporty, have a touch of luxury, and boast the latest in interior tech. That’s not a long list of vehicles you’re going to be looking at… in fact, there’s pretty much just one and …

Podcast: Episode 139 – Running Solo

Rejoice all ye faithful, we’re back with a semi-normal episode. Apologies for the SEMA glut, but Chris and I have been slammed as of late. Rather than keep that train rolling, I sat down to record a solo episode. No… this won’t be like Scotland. Instead, I talk about driving the: Acura RLX …

2016 Cadillac CTS-V: Catch Me If You Can, Germany

It has 640 horsepower under the hood. It’s capable of hitting 200 miles per hour. It’s well under $100,000. It’s also an American luxury sedan built by Cadillac, and it seats five people. Four of them could be screaming… The all-new 3rd-generation Cadillac CTS-V is an extraordinary machine. It’s a …

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Last Call: Oasis Edition

Robert Emslie February 12, 2016 Last Call


If you have watched the Cohen Brothers’ movie Inside Llewyn Davis then your curiosity was no doubt piqued at the appearance of the Harvey House, a set piece partway through the film where three characters stop for coffee—and other stimulants—in a dining room that straddles the tollway.

This was a painstaking recreation of a real restaurant on the Illinois Tollway, with the dining hall at Pace University Briarcliff Campus in upstate New York standing in for the long-departed actual Harvey House. It recreated what was one of five original Harvey House diners that offered a high highway view. The chain was at one time managed by motelier Howard Johnson’s.

I don’t know about you, but I’d gladly pay extra to eat my road trip meals in a diner that’s actually “on the road.”

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Long Shots: 1985 Buick Skylark

LongRoofian February 12, 2016 All Things Hoon


So one of the things this olelongrooffan has been doing to keep myself out of trouble these days has been gathering up random images for freelance publication in some local print publications. The other day I happened upon the unloading of an old ferris wheel a local multiple go kart track theme park owning company has purchased for assembly on the grounds of one of their speed parks. This ferris wheel has been in use at the Chicago Navy Pier for the last 20 some years. The transportation of this 150 foot tall, 240 seat ride required the use of some 45 flatbed semi trucks which have been unloaded by that huge ass crane over the past week. It has been a pretty cool sight to see and I look forward to photo documenting the reassembly of this thing over the next few weeks. But wait, what is that even older ride seen just to the left in this image?

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The Carchive: The Mercedes W123 Sedans


It’s been a long, heavy week, and boy am I looking forward to taking an hour away from 2016. Let’s jump aboard the skiff of research, put the oars in the rowlocks of time and skull slowly across the lake of automotive history, before reaching up on the rocky shore of The Carchive.

Today we’re looking at a quality brochure for a quality product. Resplendent in vivid orange, this document simply screamed to be plucked from the mass of flotsam and jetsam surrounding it. We’re off to 1970’s Germany for a ride in a W123 Mercedes-Benz.

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Watch McLaren Celebrate the Sinister 650S GT3’s Performance at Bathurst

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Most know McLaren from their historical home in Formula One, but through their McLaren Automotive arm they have been competing in GT3 series races all throughout the world. Most recently, they were at the 12 hours of Bathurst taking place at Mount Panorama in Australia.

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Fastback Friday: 1965 Plymouth Barracuda Fastback


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The News for February 12th, 2016


Welcome to the Hooniverse News! This week, I’m LIVE(ish) from the 2016 Chicago Auto Show media preview bringing you the biggest stories from the show floor. Compared to the other major auto shows in America, Chicago always seems to be the most practical show of them all. There are plenty of six-figure luxury cars and carbon fiber-tubbed sports cars on display, but the actual debuts are of more modest and at least somewhat family-friendly offerings. There’s quite a bit to talk about, so let’s get to it. This week:

  • Nissan double-downs on land-yacht SUVs with the 2017 Armada

  • Chevrolet Camaro 1LE returns

  • Kia reveals a trio of new hybrids

  • Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro is prepped for off-road duty

  • Ram updates their ultimate off-road truck

  • Hyundai refreshes the Santa Fe

  • Chevrolet updates the Trax to remind you it exists

  • What’s your automotive news?

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Mystery Car

Robert Emslie February 12, 2016 Mystery Car


Happy Lincoln’s birthday everyone! Also props to Charles Darwin who was born on the same day as our sixteenth President. We’re noting the day with a very special Mystery Car contest: the Lincoln-Darwin Mystery Car! One thing I can tell you is that it’s not a Lincoln… or a Darwin.

Make and model of what it IS if you please.

Image: ©2016 Hooniverse/Robert Emslie, All Rights Reserved

The Cammed & Tubbed Podcast: Episode 96 – Just Guyz

C&T 96

We’re back for a host-filled episode, as we’re lacking a guest this week. We had a guest lined up, but his computer asplode just a couple of hours before game time. That’s okay, though, because we had plenty to talk about among ourselves. We’ve had a bunch of really cool guests lately, but it was nice to get back to just the trio again, if only for one episode. Next week we’ll have Hooniverse News and Chicago Auto Show Attendant, Mr. Greg Kachadurian on the podcast for discussion. If you have any questions for him, please post them below.

On this week’s episode: Brad plugs his Hyundai Elantra piece, his weekly Motorsport recap posts (Mondays on Hooniverse!), and his upcoming Project Funf Zylinder series on QuattroWorld. Jason talks about filming the new CTS-V video for the Hooniverse YouTube channel, Cam bought a Dream Wheels Porsche, We discuss some Auction results from the Paris collector car auctions, and Cam helped his significant other Beth buy a new/used BMW 5-series wagon. All in all, it’s a pretty cool episode, so listen along and have fun!

The Cammed and Tubbed Podcast – Just Guyz™

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Hooniverse Asks: Would You Not Live on a Street With a Stupid Name?

Robert Emslie February 12, 2016 Hooniverse Asks

Caitie's Crotch Rd

Have you ever heard of the film director Duncan Jones? He’s known for the movies Moon and Source Code. He’s also known for having a birth name that’s a little more flamboyant than Duncan Jones. You see, Duncan’s dad was David Bowie and he named his son Duncan Zowie Haywood Jones. For a long time people just called him Zowie Bowie.

Names mean a lot, and while we have little control over what our parents name us—Bill Lear cruelly named one of his daughters Crystal Shanda—we do have control over where we live. Our home address speaks a lot about us, and having to address correspondence to potential employers, future in-laws, or your probation officer from someplace on Penis Street or at the corner of Inyo and Butte can perhaps reflect poorly on your prospects.

The question for today is whether or not your street name is important to you. Would you turn down a domicile if it was on a street with a stupid name?

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Last Call: A Bold New Car Edition

Robert Emslie February 11, 2016 Last Call

Bold Pontiac

It may be hard to imagine today, but Pontiac once positioned themselves as the “Bold New Car for a Bold New Generation” juxtaposing their products with, what at the time were, the trappings of the modern age: rockets, radio telescopes, and rectilinear architecture. It was a bold move.

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