Hooniverse \ who-kni-vur-s \ noun;
1. A combination of the words “Hoon” and “Universe”
2. The universe of all things hoon
3. Your favorite website devoted to a love of all things with wheels and an engine.
The word hoon is a term that comes to us by way of our friends down under. In Australia, hoon refers to someone who drives in a reckless manner, and this has led authorities to develop anti-hoon laws. Here in the United States, however, we’ve adopted the word and redefined it. Our definition refers to someone who loves the simple act of driving. Be it at a 1/10th cruise in a beloved classic machine, or a 9/10ths rip down one’s favorite canyon run.
We strive to capture the feeling, familiar to all who love automobiles, of standing around a car immersed in gearhead babble. Not car enthusiasts in the typical “mine’s faster” sense, we seek out the obscure, rare and unknown to share with our readers. We seek out the stories behind these incredible machines. We don’t concern ourselves with the day-to-day auto news grind, preferring focus on what’s in the garage: ours, yours, or someone else’s. That said, we don’t ignore modern machines either. We’re fascinated by all cars, and we even like the two-wheeled rides as well.
Our readers are vehicular omnivores; their tastes range from the old and clapped out to the overengineered and decadent. One thing remains true: they are the reigning Car Guy or Girl wherever they go. Their friends ask them for automotive advice, advice likely based on what they read here.
We’re based in Southern California, with satellite offices in Boston, Atlanta, and Edmonton.
If there’s an event we should be attending, please let us know via firstname.lastname@example.org.
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