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Tanshanomi August 17, 2010 For Sale 112 Comments


The Tucker Terra Medicat is not only more capable than your Mattracks-equipped Hummer, its is imbued with a level of no-nonsense industrialistic awesomosity that makes your bling-festooned, consumer-grade vehicle whimper. And while you’re cruising the lodge parking lot trolling for snow bunnies, the Medicat is saving lives. You’re not worthy, worm.

The Tucker Medicat was chosen by the wise old owls over at Hemmings as Saturday’s Find of the Day. Check out the awesome details at Hemmings Blog.

  • Number_Six

    When I win the lottery this week, I am going to buy this and turn it into a winter partymobile. I'll just modify the red cross to look like one of my favourite winter drinks:

    <img src="http://www.falusiturizmus.eu/ftp/hungarikumok//unicum.jpg&quot; />

    • http://chrishaining.blogspot.com Rust-MyEnemy

      Is that stuff, you know, ejected from Unicorns or something? The bottle even says it zwack. Never heard of it, looks fun though. I'll stick with Jagermeister.

      • Number_Six

        It's essentially a Hungarian Jagermeister: supposed to be medicinal but gets thoroughly abused.

        • http://chrishaining.blogspot.com Rust-MyEnemy

          I never did understand the term Alcohol Abuse. It's not like I'm sticking up my arse or anything…

          • Number_Six

            It's a term coined by people who either don't drink or can't hold down a job and drink.

      • http://hooniverse.com/ Tanshanomi

        Unicum comes but once.

    • http://www.hooniverse.com Mad_Science

      "Unicum Zwack" seems like I nickname I would've given someone around age 19.

      • http://chrishaining.blogspot.com Rust-MyEnemy

        That's what I was getting at, couldn't find, you know, the words.

  • http://o2richenvironment.blogspot.com/ engineerd

    Going through my 1000+ unread articles in my Google reader account this morning I saw this. I stopped, read, stared, drooled, and generally looked like a blithering idiot after seeing it.

    I would totally deliver tacos in a post-apocalyptic world in this thing. Especially if the movie The Day After Tomorrow is to be believed.

    • Number_Six

      I can just see it being dropped out of the back of an Antonov AN-225, with a La Cucaracha horn blaring and driver shouting "tacos for everyone!"

  • http://chrishaining.blogspot.com Rust-MyEnemy

    That'll do me until one of these comes along

    <img src="http://farm1.static.flickr.com/156/348539387_e097fc3cfa.jpg"&gt;

    • zaddikim

      I've seen a few of these around the outskirts of Saskatoon, and I so want to do stupidly destructive and hoontastic things with one.

      • http://chrishaining.blogspot.com Rust-MyEnemy

        I've seen one running on a rural road in Suffolk, watching those tracks turning is curiously hypnotic. I wouldn't dare look at them if I were driving one.

  • njhoon

    Cool but I would rather have this:

    <img src="http://forum.difflock.com/files/pinzgauertrax_966.jpg&quot; width="600">

    • zaddikim

      mmmm, Pizgauer.

      OK, I know I don't room for toys, but daddy wants…

  • http://www.Hooniverse.com Jeff_Glucker

    I will drive the scout vehicle

    [youtube nTDNLUzjkpg http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTDNLUzjkpg youtube]

  • dmilligan

    Those rigs are cool and probably a kick to drive, but man, am I glad I don't live in a place that needs vehicles like that anymore. I'm sick of snow and bust-yer-pipes cold. I like the high desert in summer.

    • http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/pages/Tombstone-AZ/Goodenough-Mine-TourTCMC/205373899689 CptSevere

      I completely agree. I got tired of that cold white snow stuff a long time ago. However, something like this could be fun on dunes or in a wash.

      • dmilligan

        True, and they'd be good when the sage brush is over 5 feet high, too. It's always helpful to see where you're going before you get there. And up above the snakes.

  • http://www.oleragtop.blogspot.com longrooffan

    I'd totally Hoon this down here on The World's Most Famous Beach. And Dan over at Hemmings is a spry young man!

  • http://hooniverse.com/ Tanshanomi

    You mean Hemmings?
    Well, aren't they all a bunch of old guys with white goatees and tweed flat caps, always discussing the proper way to disassemble SU carburetors and smoking pipes?

  • Buickboy92

    Is this street legal???? I would love to know!

    • zsm

      >poof!<

      • $kaycog

        Funny that you'd pick Tanshanomi's article as a starting point, as the original Stormchasers started with my reply to one of his comments. You know, Dearthair asked us near the end of Stormchasers if we would do something like that here, and we all agreed, and everybody signed up here, but I think they are concerned about overloading the system or something. So, you better get the okay from the powers that be before we start something. I don't see how it's going to work with everybody replying to BB. I'm game for anything, but I think we need approval. Also, for some reason, I don't always get an email from here when somebody replies to my comment.

        • zsm

          I got the okay from Dearthair and I emailed Tim as well, hopefully I will hear back from him tomorrow with another okay. And yes I picked a comment by BB in a post by Tanshanomi deliberately. I'll go and add just one more integer so people know to reply tot the top-most comment up there by BB. Also when I replied I selected "Subscribe to All new comments" in the drop-down list, and it worked! That's the reason I also picked a months old post.

        • zsm

          I got the ok from Tim as well. Let's start chasing storms here tomorrow!

        • Vavon

          I'm in!!!
          Scroll down for my first comment on Stormchasers 5.0 exile

        • Alff

          You children are incorrigible.

    • zsm

      I thought I'd add that if we all reply to BB's topmost post here for these 50, then we can all edit our comments as well. Like say Tim says, less of the legs more of the Amazon. Wait she's Amazonianly tall, I mean less of the Swede and more of the Volvo. No wait, oh I give-up, you all know what I mean. Goodnight everybody!

      6702

    • zsm

      Dear skaycog,

      I just realized that we will have to start with something each comment so we all know who is talking to who. I think I will use this letter format for now. It will be just like old times.

      Sincerely,
      6703

      • Vavon

        <img src="http://www.vangarderen.org/images/205T16.JPG&quot; width="500">
        Good morning Friends!
        Let's see how this works out.
        TGIF

        6704

        • Tower Of Power

          WooHoo! I thought stormchasers had been lost to the interwebs. Hello everyone, what a good start to a Friday!

        • zsm

          Pssssst, I replied to BB to show what I meant. I used a B&W image to illustrate so it would not be so confusing, only slightly.

    • zsm

      Dear Vavon,

      Alright, welcome aboard! Though I think it's best to pick one person with a top level comment every 50 (like we did in another game) and keep replying to that person, in this case BB. In this way numbers will always be in order and we will be able to edit our poor counting. You can Subscribe to All new comments to get email notification if you like. Here I will show you, it will be funny 😉

      <img src="http://img573.imageshack.us/img573/8228/vavon.jpg"&gt;

      Sincerely,
      6505

      PS: 205.2 lb

    • $kaycog

      mzs……….let's go for it! I subscribed to all new comments, but if I don't get email notifications, this is going to be hard for me, and I don't have that much time to keep checking in. BTW, I know you as mzs, not zsm, or whatever.

      6506

    • $kaycog

      Vavon…..good morning, ami! Are you ready for a new venture? I'm ready, willing and able! I just hope we don't break things here.

      6507

    • $kaycog

      Buickboy……..long time, no see. I've been wanting to ask you where you got that crazy picture of the Ford GT? I couldn't find it in Google Image Search, but I copied yours for my GT folder. It was insane!
      6508

    • $kaycog

      TowerofPower……..remember when you stumbled onto our temporary stormchaser thread a year ago. That was when we couldn't get to the original due to format changes. Well, guess what? It's happening again!

      6509

    • Tower Of Power

      $kaycog….so much change! It’s too bad that our stormchasers thread is unworkable at the moment. I wonder if it will get better or if it just won’t be possible to keep separate comment threads open?

      6510

    • Alff

      How is your old stormchasers thread unworkable? I took a quick look at the new format and decided it was too much trouble to understand.

      6511.

    • $kaycog

      TowerofPower…….When the original SC was kaput for awhile, we eventually was able to get back to it and finish it up. We'll just have to see how everything goes. How was your week weather wise there?

      6512

    • $kaycog

      Alff………Stormchaser5000 isn't working well at all right now. Comments don't show up most of the time. Also, I'm not getting notifications at all right now. I have patience, but it is wearing kind of thin right now.

      6513

    • zsm

      Dear Alff,

      The real reason is that I do not go to jalop during work anymore, and hardly ever from home. So I am very glad to be back here with friends again! Are you getting notifications via email here?

      Dear Skaycog,

      I always have to do the Subscribe to All new comments, everytime I reply since it defaults to only Replies. Then I get notification emails from notifications@intensedebatemail.com If you are doing that, maybe add that email address to your addressbook so it does not get chucked as spam.

      Tower,

      Man have I missed you friend! Here's hat I looked like after the first 4.5hrs of shovelling. I bet you really dug the blizzard. The snow was really neat, like ultra reflective here. Difficult to describe, almost looked like salt.

      <img src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_L7CpcVU28Sw/TUmXRpSPTDI/AAAAAAAAAv0/MxbFLyyYFBQ/s400/IMG_0043.jpg">click to embiggen

      Sincerely,
      6514

    • Vavon

      [youtube wOfEuKSxQfU http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOfEuKSxQfU youtube]

      Dear Hooners… (Jalops would be a bit silly)
      Am I doing it right now???

      6714

      • Vavon

        Except for not logging in… DOH!!!
        And you guys already screwing up the numbering…
        Hahaha!!!

        6716

    • $kaycog

      msz, zsm, mzs, zms, szm, smz, whoever you are. I didn't get email notification of your comment. Do I have to "Subscribe to All new comments" each time I reply? Evidently, BB doesn't have email notification, or his inbox would be getting pretty full by now.

      6515

    • Vavon

      Bringing the counting back on track…

      6718

    • $kaycog

      Vavon: Good grief! We got screwed up right off the bat with the counting. All we can do is give it a try.

      6719

      • Vavon

        It wouldn't be right if we didn't screw it up, would it now?

        6720

        • $kaycog

          Vavon………I finally see those two replies from you and engineered in the movie post. New problem: I received email notification and your comment 6722, but I don't see the comment here. I'm putting up with that elsewhere. I really don't know.

          6723 (but at this time, I don't see 6722).

    • Alff

      My Lord this is confusing. I won't subscribe to e-mail notifications – I had it turned on when I first got an account and I got too many emails.

      BTW, just surfed over at the other place. What a mess!

      6274

      • $kaycog

        Alff……….I'm so tickled now that I can't stop laughing at this fiasco! This is really hilarious! Yes, it's a mess over yonder, but I'm commenting a little. There haven't been email notifications all week. And now, there are no notifications anywhere. You have to go to your own profile to see if anybody replied, but then it takes awhile for that to show up. Replies seem to disappear here too. We still can't find Vavon's 6722. I'm still laughing.

        6727 or whatever

    • zsm

      Everybody,

      Yes it is confusing, but not that bad. Here's something else I do based on Deartháir's recommendation.
      <img src="http://img171.imageshack.us/img171/227/lastact.jpg"&gt;
      I browse by "Last Activity" by clicking on that text link I pointing the arrow too. Then all of our chasing ends-up right on top, and the last number is also right on top.

      I think we should reply to BB for the first 50, then switch over to some other post and top-level comment by one of the chasers to reply to. There are a few reasons for this. One, everything lines-up nicely. Two, everybody can edit as long as no one gets replied to in the meantime (how I could fix my poor counting if I cared enough, and may later). Third, once a post goes over 100 comments, then you have to click on the doodad to expand all the replies, yuck.

      Sincerely,
      6228

    • zsm

      Dear Alff,

      I think you will not be needing notifications at all here, lots of replies, whoa! Just check in whenever. How was the snow out where you live? It was awesome here! After I made a three room igloo with the kids.

      Sincerely,
      6229

    • $kaycog

      msz……….WHAT? I'm confoosed even more.

      WE'RE IN THE 6700's!!!!!!!!!! NOT THE 6200's.

      6731………..OR THERE ABOUTS.

    • zsm

      Dear Vavon,

      Yes you're doing it WAY right when when post videos like that. This one is both right and wrong:
      [youtube 5h7HM4t-Rj0 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5h7HM4t-Rj0 youtube] That place being messed-up did not agree with my last VVVV post, probably ever sadly. Man I'm an atrocious counter! Could you reply to BB someplace on jalop to come on over? For some reason I could not reply in the stormchaser5000 thread to him when I tried for at least two evenings.

      Sincerely,
      6230

      • $kaycog

        ZSM OR MSZ ………….WE'RE IN THE 6700's!!!!!!!!!!!! You keep posting in the 6200's. Look at your first post to BB….6701. This is tooo funny!

        6733 POSSIBLY!!!!!

      • Vavon

        [youtube l0JMU4PCD28 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0JMU4PCD28 youtube]
        I'll try to warn BB!!!

        6736 (maybe)

    • zsm

      Hahahaha! Man Skaycog, I'm so very sorry about the very poor counting on my part.
      <img src="http://www.portlandmercury.com/images/blogimages/2010/08/05/1281038856-coffee-web-designers-716621.jpg"&gt;
      Anyway about missing comments here. If it ever happens to one you made, just reply with ">poof!<" to BB like I did. It has 50/50 shot of bringing it back. I always copy what I am about to comment into the clipboard before I click on "Submit comment" here after I made a really funny long great one to Alff a few days ago and it went missing :( That way I can paste it right back. Also you you got an email notification from engineerd, go ahead and just copy and paste that right in from him. People do that here to show Lucas who's boss. (Hoonibles Lucas prince of devnull is his full name here.)

      Sincerely,
      6733 (or there abouts)

      PS: I always pick All new comments from the dropdown, everytime I reply. But like I said, they happen so fast, you probably don't need to/ Just check whenever.

      PPS: What do you have in store for the weekend? Me, today after work I make catapult MkIV. Hopefully it will be better than my MkIV Golf was, no offense Deartháir.

      • $kaycog

        I have never been so lost as I am here, but I still laugh. Poof? Unbelievable.
        I'm going out to dinner tonight to start the weekend. The rest of the weekend will be typical of every other one……shopping, cleaning, church Sunday, brunch Sunday, ta da ta da ta da.

        6738….in the vicinity thereof.

    • mr. mzs zsm msz esq

      Dear Deartháir,

      Maybe I had better put this one behind a click, but indeed some days start off better than others! Also thanks for the name suggestion a while back.

      About the redesign over there. It's unfortunate, but even when it will work 'right' it will not work for me. See my wife and kids use the good computer. I get the almost 9 year old eMac and the netbook. They have made it faster than it was, but it is just so painfully slow even when everything is working over at jalop. I see how it is supposed to be in the iMac, it's bearab;e then assuming all the bugs get worked-out in terms of speed, but they added a feature that messes me up all the time, scroll wheel and keyboard navigation. So if I press an arrow key, pgup/pgdn, j, or k sometimes it automatically takes me to some random other post! Here's the worst part on my netbook I have the right half of the track pad do scrolling, on the iMac if I touch the mouse wrong it scrolls, and the keyboard I use on the eMac is for a PS2 where I cannot disable the trackpad scroll. That errant touch always get me to some other random post. Then it is at least 5 clicks to get back to where I was before, each step taking tens of seconds. Think about that, a dragster in the 12s is faster than a web blog for me.

      Sincerely,
      6734

      PS: I forgot the video, thanks to Phil G. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iD6w1NPtZmA

    • mr. mzs zsm msz esq

      Dear Vavon,

      Smoking! I see wax numbers, bet it's about to go on a used car lot 😉 I love Aga.
      <img src="http://img39.imageshack.us/img39/2188/amcaga.jpg"&gt;
      Sincerely,
      6737

      • Vavon

        Are you going to buy that AMC Ambassador?

        6739

    • mr. mzs zsm msz esq

      Dear Vavon,

      No it's too far away and I have a great car I like now. I showed the listing to Aga, and she commented that to the seller. Have a good one everybody, I'm out-a-here for today!

      6740

    • mr. mzs zsm msz esq
  • Deartháir

    Meh. Give 'er beef. If you break something, or manage to kill Lucas, it'll just show us what needs to be fixed. :)

  • $kaycog

    Vavon~~~~I got two email notifications from you. One from my Ford GT post in that movie article, but I don't see a reply from you. Earlier, I got an email notification that engineerd replied to same post "Hell, yeah!", but I don't see it there either.

    Are we supposed to reply to BB every time here? I'm trying.

    6721

    • Vavon

      Apparently, but I think we shouldn't really bother with that.
      This commenting systems just works different.
      Even the numbering is a bit strange.
      As always we only have 1 rule: we have no rules!

      6722

    • Vavon

      Strange, I can't see it either. But I saw a comment of Tonyola to someone that comments seem to disappear here sometimes too. Apparently one of Nibbles friends left Jalopnik too…

      6725

      • $kaycog

        You have a PM in return. This is ridiculous. The comments in email notifications aren't showing up here all the time. It's so ridiculous that I keep laughing.

        6738 possibly.

    • Vavon

      <img src="http://www.ultimatecarpage.com/images/large/2178/Ford-GT40-Mk-III_4.jpg&quot; width="500">
      This is such a weird picture, I mean how BIG is that BMW X5???
      As if you saw the BMW…

      6726

      • $kaycog

        Vavon…….Nice pic, friend! You're right……I see no BMW. 😉 As you can see in my reply to Alff, I'm really laughing at this stormchaser endeavor. Hey! It's the weekend for you!!!!!!! Yay!

        6728 (maybe)

        • Vavon

          I sent you a PM.

          6735

          • $kaycog

            Roberto got banned in COTD. I saw his first comment (below my award) and thought it was pretty raunchy. They he replied to my comment which I don't know what he said. They he made another new comment. Two comments were moved to #notawesome, but they hadn't appeared yet.

            6740

            • BlackIce_GTS

              I could see them by going to his account page (once you provoked my curiosity). That seemed almost like trying to get banned.

              I know somebody said there are no rules, but I think it's more fun if I don't ask WTF is going on here. If I've guessed this much of the system correctly:

              6742 ?

              • $kaycog

                Hello! This is a continuation of a #stormchaser5000 tag that got screwed up at J. with their format change. zsm got permission from the Hooniverse bosses here for us to carry on here, but I'm not sure if it's going to work out or not. You're most welcome to join in…….we talk about cars, food, booze and whatever comes to mind.

                I looked at his profile after you mentioned it. I agree that he must have been trying to get banned. His comment to me at 5:45 was blanked out though which Vavon says is a good thing.

                6745………..so screwed up. Ha!

                • http://uwnews.org/uweek/article.aspx?id=52703 mdharrell

                  Banned, eh? Took long enough. I complained to Mr. Wert about that guy's repeated ethnic slurs and general filth several months ago and got a personal reply that he'd look into it. The result? Nothing, not even a de-starring (though I understand he was de-starred for unrelated reasons a few months later). That experience was the final straw that precipitated my departure as a commenter over there. If Gawker wants to make such a fuss about approving their commenters, then that also entails full responsibility for their decisions not to revoke that approval. I can only infer they weren't particularly bothered by the content of his earlier posts, which in turn meant I wanted nothing to do with that organization.

                  Not that I'm bitter about it, mind you.

              • mr. mzs zsm msz esq
          • $kaycog

            I PM'd you back……….I didn't see what he said to me. Was it that bad?

            • Vavon

              Yes, it was that bad! I'm glad you didn't see it. I'm not even going to tell you what it was. He is not worth it! By the way your PM hasn't arrived… Nibbles is an ass!

              • $kaycog

                PM didn't arrive because I screwed up and PM'd myself. DOH! Can't you tell me in a PM what he said or close to it? It must have been pretty bad because it wasn't even put in #notawesome like the other two were.

                6741 ????????????????

                • Vavon

                  <img src="http://www.desktopcar.net/wallpaper/26629-2/Ford-GT40_42.jpg&quot; width="500">
                  Hahaha! The answer is no, never! You can have some Ford GTs instead!

                  • $kaycog

                    Can't you just tell me in nice words what he said?
                    Was his comment directed at me personally? I did get that reply from AntiCat telling me to keep up the good work. Thank you for the GT's, ami. :)

                    6743

                    • Vavon

                      No! There are no nice words for that.
                      And now stop asking…
                      I won't tell you!

                    • $kaycog

                      Okay, I won't ask anymore. I trust your judgment that I don't need to know.

                      6746

                    • Age_of_Aerostar

                      well, dammit, I don't know what this is all about, but now I'M curious what it was he said!

                      (can you PM on here? I'm a dummy)

                    • Deartháir

                      We utilize a very sophisticated PM system that allows you to receive the messages even when you're not on Hooniverse, and possibly through other programs, even wireless devices. It's pretty sophisticated, and has had widespread adoption.

                      We're calling it "E-Mail". It's gonna be huge!

                      (Sorry for the snark, it's just my way of saying no, we don't have a PM system. At least… NOT YET!)

                    • Age_of_Aerostar

                      Don't say "sorry for the snark"….. what would Hooniverse be without snark!

                      Now what does the "E" stand for in "E-mail"??

                    • Deartháir

                      "engineerd".

                    • mr. mzs zsm msz esq
                    • mr. mzs zsm msz esq
                    • TurboBrick

                      Wow! As soon as I get my brand new wireless TV system set up, I'll have to check that out.

                  • Vavon

                    Good night friends, sleep well!

                    6745

    • mr. mzs zsm msz esq

      Dear Skaycog,

      I know what Bobo said, something about you being wonderful and special. Seriously now, it's not worth it for you to fret about. I did not see any of it. We don't ever really know about why other people behave the way that they do. There were certain things that set him off pretty predictably and I hope there was not a truly unfortunate reason for that in his life. I wish him the best, there was a time long ago when he made me laugh and some nostalgic comments by him as well that I will miss.

      What I think may have set Roberto off is that Cesario Japan had posted some images like this, but less funny, before. <img src="http://www.naughtybits.us/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/Sexy-murderous-button.jpg&quot; width="500"> I nudged Cesario a couple of times. I thought I was getting through, but sadly I don't think he really got it: http://jalopnik.com/#!5748151/commenter-of-the-da… Otherwise he would not have further argued with Flick. At that point I just start ignoring people until the new year when I give everyone another shot. There is only so much I can attribute to different culture.

      Sincerely,
      6750

      PS: 204.2 lb (Yay!)

  • http://hooniverse.com/ Tanshanomi

    I noticed, but, um, I am clearly not in the loop here…

  • $kaycog

    Yay! It's Saturday, and I'm delighted. The snow is melting, and it's time for some fun. Well, somebody's having fun while I'm doing weekend jobs. Don't mind Dearthair and his snarkiness or him calling me a dirty shirt. *whispering* He's actually a pretty neat guy.

    <img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3233/2611050089_7e36674d07.jpg"width="500"/&gt;

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