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The Cammed & Tubbed Podcast: Episode 204 – Project Stork W/ Manuel Carrillo III

This episode of the Cammed & Tubbed Podcast is brought to you by Manuel Carrillo III and his Project Stork 1977 Porsche 911S. Cam and Brad and Manuel sit around to talk project cars, road trips, and more. Cam recently did some work to his Stanza. Brad went on a …

Quick Spin: 2017 Dodge Charger SXT AWD

Please give all the credit and respect to Dodge, all of FCA actually, for creating some of the most interesting vehicles on the market today. And then for having the guts to splash them in some equally ridiculous colors. Take this Yellow Jacket Dodge Charger, for instance. What other brand …

The Mazda MX-5 RF: A Miata for people who hate convertibles

The ND Miata is good. There’s no denying that the current generation Mazda MX-5 is an excellent machine. Still, I’m a bit of weird who prefers coupes to convertibles. Some air would be nice… and that’s where the MX-5 RF comes into play. Say hello to the Retractable Fastback version …

Podcast: Episode 207 – Dan Greenawalt and Forza 7

Dan Greenawalt, the Creative Director for Turn 10 Studios, swings by the podcast studio to talk about Forza 7. We dive into a bit of his current car love (A Mustang GT350), and press him for some details on the game before taking your questions.  Hooniverse – Dan Greenawalt and …

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The News for June 23rd, 2017

Greg Kachadurian June 23, 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:

  • Cadillac XTS gets numerous updates for 2018

  • Jaguar announces E-Pace compact SUV, debuts in July

  • Camaro ZL1 1LE is scientifically proven to be stupid fast

  • Volkswagen confirms ID Buzz (Microbus) revival for production

  • Dodge announces plans to combat dealer markups for Demon

  • Assetto Corsa Ferrari celebration car pack and poll announced

  • What’s your automotive news?

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The Cammed & Tubbed Podcast: Episode 204 – Project Stork W/ Manuel Carrillo III

This episode of the Cammed & Tubbed Podcast is brought to you by Manuel Carrillo III and his Project Stork 1977 Porsche 911S. Cam and Brad and Manuel sit around to talk project cars, road trips, and more. Cam recently did some work to his Stanza. Brad went on a press trip to drive the new Volkswagen Tiguan. We have fun here at C&T. 


The Cammed and Tubbed Podcast – Project Stork W/ Manuel Carrillo III

And in continuation of last week, we had Mental around for a nice question tuesday episode. Thanks to all of our listeners who continue to supply us with excellent questions every week. Join the patreon or follow us on Instagram and Facebook to get in the question queue.


The Cammed and Tubbed Podcast – Driving Like My Dad Knows the Sheriff

Check out our Instagram, our Twitter, and our Facebook pages. As always, we’d really appreciate it if you would rate us on iTunes, share us with your friends, and maybe if you’re feeling nice, interact with us on those social medias. If you’re so inclined, Cammed & Tubbed also now has a Patreon with some fun perks. You can even join our Cammed & Tubbed slack to chat with us basically all day, and get some live updates from Cam and Brad on our project cars.

S197 vs S550: How well does the prior-gen Mustang GT hold up, and how much better is the current model?

Driving subsequent generations of any particular vehicle is always an interesting experience. You get to experience and feel for yourself the work an automaker did to improve upon the prior model, and at the same time you have a chance to evaluate the more modern example to see if their efforts were successful. I’ve had the lucky first-hand opportunity to drive quite a few of these sequential generations, among them the Chevrolet Camaro SS, Chevrolet Tahoe, Ford Mustang GT, Subaru WRX and Outback and Legacy, Jeep Wrangler, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Lexus RX, Lexus LS, and so on.

Of them all, aside from the Wrangler, the Mustang has made the biggest forward leap in its changeover from one generation to the next. Ford’s ponycar made massive progress in in going from later year 5.0L-powered S197 chassis to the S550 that followed, and in some ways still managed to keep them extremely similar.

That said, the 2011-2014 ‘Stang has a good arsenal of merits: rear-drive, six-speed stick, classic good looks, and more power than most people would know what to do with. But now that it’s out of production we can examine the S197 from afar, and ask the critical reflective question: was the S197 any good towards the end of its run? And when compared to its newer counterpart, how does it stack up? Eager to find out for myself, and equally curious to see if the S197 is a car worth pursuing to replace my WRX, I found a local 2012 example to find out.

Read on to see how it fares, and how it compares.

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Just Cleaning Up The Thumbdrives: VW Ads

So this olelongrooffan has been spending some of my free time lately trying to organize the over 5,000 images I have saved to several different thumbdrives over the past few years. Some of the many images I have saved have been Vintage VW Ads. Most were created by Doyle, Dane and Bernbach and their early VW ads demonstrated a then new concept in advertising which I find entertaining. I especially like the lede image as it represents a food truck, long before their current popularity.

Below the jump are a few others I found in my “coolstuff/ads” file but a quick google image search will turn up hundreds more.

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Quick Spin: 2017 Dodge Charger SXT AWD

Please give all the credit and respect to Dodge, all of FCA actually, for creating some of the most interesting vehicles on the market today. And then for having the guts to splash them in some equally ridiculous colors. Take this Yellow Jacket Dodge Charger, for instance. What other brand would offer a relatively pedestrian sedan in this color? BMW’s Individual Program comes to mind, but even that’s all custom order.

But there’s a little bit of an issue here. When I drove this car around, everyone had an opinion of the color. Unfortunately, aside from children and a friend of mine who owns Jeeps in orange and yellow, no one really liked it. So I ask, what is the problem here – the color or the fact that most people over forty have become boring geezers?

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The 2018 Chevy Camaro ZL1 1LE just ripped the ‘Ring a new one

The other day, I posted a video of my review of the Chevy Camaro SS 1LE. There’s a more evil beast coming out soon though, and its badging will read ZL1. You can spec your future freak-beast Camaro in 1LE guise, and that gets you Dynamic Spool Valve dampened suspension setup, a healthy heaping of aero bits, and a car that is capable of lapping the Nürburgring in 7:16.04.

You’ll also have a 650-horsepower engine under the hood and a six-speed manual gearbox at you beck and call.

There are few rear-wheel-drive production vehicles that have gone around The ‘Ring more quickly. An AMG GT R holds the top spot with a time of 7:10.92, and has a price tag quite a bit higher than the $70k it takes to own a ZL1 1LE.

We know that ‘Ring times don’t mean much in the real world… but you have to admire the fact that a Camaro just slapped its throbbing lap time on the counter, and right in the face of Yurup’s fastest machines. Also, watch the video above just for the driving ability alone and you’ll come away impressed.

The Mazda MX-5 RF: A Miata for people who hate convertibles

Jeff Glucker June 22, 2017 Featured

The ND Miata is good. There’s no denying that the current generation Mazda MX-5 is an excellent machine. Still, I’m a bit of weird who prefers coupes to convertibles. Some air would be nice… and that’s where the MX-5 RF comes into play. Say hello to the Retractable Fastback version of …The Answer to any question where it’s not already 42.

You start with the basic MX-5 goodness that is the front-engine, rear-wheel-drive layout. Add in a slick-shifting six-speed manual gearbox and you’re on the right path.

Now make it a Club version car, which gets beefier brakes, nice bits of blacked-out trim, and some sweet BBS wheels and you are doing even better. The MX-5 RF won’t please the Miata Purists but it will make a whole lot more people who might not’ve considered the car before start to take a closer look.

[Disclaimer: Mazda tossed us the keys to this car and included a tank of fuel. We spent more money on pomade over the next few days at our own expense.]

A Rare Three Wheeler

So the other day this olelongrooffan was out and about, cruising down old Route 66 here in the Queen City of The Ozarks and spotted this contraption offered for sale. It was parked on the sidewalk outside of those nearly commonplace antique shops lining that historic roadway.

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Podcast: Episode 207 – Dan Greenawalt and Forza 7

Dan Greenawalt, the Creative Director for Turn 10 Studios, swings by the podcast studio to talk about Forza 7. We dive into a bit of his current car love (A Mustang GT350), and press him for some details on the game before taking your questions. 


Hooniverse – Dan Greenawalt and Forza 7

The DFL Show: Episode 57 – Porsche Homer

Eric, Stef, and Brad are all talking racing this week. We recorded at a weird time, so we didn’t have a full cast. This week’s episode is all about the 24 hours of Le Mans. We give a recap of the race, a few of our thoughts, and some experiences that we had during the 24. It was an awesome race this year, and if you missed it, please go watch at least some highlights programs or something. Well worth it!. If you don’t want the race spoiled, maybe hold off on listening to this episode. 


The DFL Show – Porsche Homer

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