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Video: It’s not just the rain that’s getting sideways…

Jeff Glucker October 30, 2012 Hoonivercinema 24 Comments

Hurricane Sandy is wreaking havoc across the East Coast, and we hope everyone out there is doing their best to stay safe. We have family, friends, and members of the Hooniverse that sit directly in the path of this storm. That said, it doesn’t mean there is a chance for a bit of Hoonanigans out there.

One lad or lady in particular decided that the wet weather provided the perfect opportunity to show off their oppo skills. With a quick stab of the throttle, the live Pennslvania news broadcast was livened up a bit, even if the on-scene newsman didn’t approve.

Click past the break to see the quick clip.

[Source: YouTube]

Typically we don’t enjoy jumping on a latest SEO-rich event, be it good or bad. This clip, however, is a bit of fun that’s all about a quick splash of automotive shenanigans. Enjoy…

  • DemonXanth

    When life gives you a hurricane, make it a hoonicane.

    • $kaycog

      Or you could make it a hurrihoon.

      • Nah, just a plain ol' typHOON.

        • DemonXanth
          • In my not so humble opinion, doing that in anything FWD confers immediate Hoon status. Not so humble because it took me many years to master it in a Mk 1 Rabbit, but dammit, I could eventually get sloppy oversteer on demand.

            • C³-Cool Cadillac Cat

              Anyone who doesn't understand vehicular behaviour cannot possibly understand how happy, nigh, ELATED I was when I figured out how to get my wife's '95 3.5L Intrepid to oversteer on gravel.

              She had a similarly fun moment when she got my full-time 4WD V8 '94 Grand Cherokee to do the same…much to her son's surprise.

              Heh, heh.

              Living right off well-maintained, wide, mostly smooth gravel roads means the commute is a WRC stage.

              • bhtooefr

                I actually got quite the knack for tossing my 85 Jetta diesel into the turn from the paved road onto my gravel road, grabbing a touch of handbrake, and then balancing the car on the throttle to keep it sideways.

                And then I crashed the Jetta, not doing anything hoonworthy.

                Replaced it with an 86 Golf diesel, never could get it to slide as well (Jetta had the pendulum of the trunk out back to help keep the tail out).

  • vroomsocko

    At least they didn't honk…

  • MVEilenstein

    I wouldn't call that an epic drift. Still, the look of disapproval on the reporter's face is worth watching.

    • BobWellington

      It's epic just because of the fact that they did it in front a news camera.

      • MVEilenstein

        I'll give you that. Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry

  • PowerTryp

    When a hurricane is on the way, the hoons come out to play!

  • Van_Sarockin

    Danged crazy Hoonigans!

  • IlkkaH87

    Hah! I love it 🙂
    Laugh of the day.

  • Froggmann_


    Hoontastic left drifts.


    Wobbling back and forth in news broadcasts. CNN is one of the worst offenders of this. I want to punch in the TV at the local coffee shop every time they have CNN on.

  • BobWellington

    That is awesome. I want to go join 'em.

  • Vavon

    … all the warnings should be taken seriously. Of course powerslides could be a problem…

  • dukeisduke

    A whole lot of awesome! Note the passenger that hangs out the window as the driver practices skid recovery. Somebody needs a Hooniverse.com sticker.

    • joshwebster84

      I believe I saw a middle finger from the passenger as well.

  • dukeisduke

    The reporter probably drives a Prius.

  • C³-Cool Cadillac Cat


    It's never a good idea to stand in the rain…



    • scponder

      I love watching those fools flapping in the wind. It's the only reality tv worth watching.

      • Vairship

        I'm just waiting for one of them to be chopped in half by a flying two-by-four on live TV. Would the ensuing lawsuits finally end this idiocy and finally have them figure out they can do this in front of a green screen and nobody would be the wiser?

  • yaymx5

    "That's never a good idea?"

    Always a good idea.