My nominee for this year didn’t come from the tips line and wasn’t found in a parking lot. Instead, it’s an example of promoting from within. It’s our own Scott Ith’s EV midget build. Scott’s EV midget has a little of everything Hooniverse is supposed to be: an amateur doing a totally unconventional function-over-form build of classic vehicle with a great personal connection. Scott took what was left of his grandfather’s midget kit and mated it with the guts of a decrepit old golf cart, producing a great little runabout with unbeatable style.
Scott’s eight part series walks us through the back story and breaks the build up into 8 nice little chunks. Just enough detail to know how he did it, but not so much that you zone out:
If it were up to me, Hooniverse would be a collection of write-ups on the adventures and misadventures everyone on staff is having with their projects: LeMons races, trips to Jack’s House and epic (failures of) road trips. Press cars are there to tow, haul and provide backups when the hoopties are out of service. For being all that rolled up in one compact package, Scott’s EV Midget should be the Hooniverse Car of the Year 2012.