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Hooniverse Motorsport News for February 8th, 2016

Bradley Brownell February 8, 2016 Motorsports

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This weekend held one of the biggest events in international GT racing, or at the very least, one of the major fan favorites. The Bathurst 12 at Mount Panorama is certainly one of my favorite events of the year, and this year was no less exciting than it has been for years. International GT3 racing is some of the best racing anywhere in the world, perhaps only beat out by WEC LMP1 racing. Either way, this was a great race. Oh, there was also a great Formula E race in Argentina, some F1 cars were launched, the full Le Mans entry list was released, and some Porsche news hit the presses.

Normally people don’t think of January and February as ‘the racing season’, but we’ve already seen three major international endurance races, not to mention lots of news bits making headlines. Sit up and pay attention, people! Just be aware of the fact that this post is filled with spoilers. Giant carbon-fiber, multi-element, DRS-equipped, Gurney-flapped, Spoilers!

Bathurst 12 Hours: Chiyo Vs. SVG Edition

Formula E’s Buenos Aires EPRIX Brings Electric To The Heart Of Fossil Fuel Country

Renault Shows Off Their New F1 Car, It’s Yellow And Black… SURPRISE!

Full Le Mans Entry List Released, Viper Nowhere To Be Seen

Walkinshaw Set To Run Factory Backed Porsche [ed. note – !!!!!]

Porsche Crashes A 919 In Testing, Says It’s No Biggie

Vague Condition Update On Schumacher

Tinknell Speaks Up About Nissan LMP1 Effort

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2017 Hyundai Elantra Limited – The Eat, Shoot, And Leave Review

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You’ve heard the one about the panda right? A panda walks into a restaurant, sits down and orders a sandwich. After he finishes eating the sandwich, the panda pulls out a gun and shoots the waiter, and then stands up to go. One patron says to another patron “What’s the deal with the murderin’ Panda?” and in reply the guy pulls up Wikipedia and reads aloud “Panda Bear: Eats, Shoots, and Leaves”. Haha, get it? Grammar jokes! Improper use of a comma is hilarious. Well, on this particular trip, I was the panda, but my weapon of choice was a Canon T5i instead of a 9mm pistol. It was a quick 24 hour trip to San Diego to drive the All New Elantra, and of course eat some delicious shrimp tacos. Read on to get an in-depth look at all of the new tech available in the Elantra, and get an idea for how it is to drive. Before we get into that, I have to say that I’m impressed that Hyundai has kept to traditional names instead of alpha-numerics, and I told them so in person.

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The Cammed & Tubbed Podcast: Episode 95 – Carrillo Talk W/ Manuel Carrillo III

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We started a trend by inviting Jonathon back on the podcast last week, as we had another return guest in the form of Manuel Carrillo of Internet Brands auto division. Manuel is a good dude, and was recently out committing alleged shenanigans with Jason, so we had to have him on to talk about that. Cam, Tub, and Jason are also here, so we had a grand old time talking over each other! It’s almost like he’s part of our regular crew. Good guy, and plenty insightful.

This episode’s topics include: Drinks, Desk, 5-minutes speed talk about how to get into RC cars, the death of Scion, Brad went on a presser for Hyundai’s new Elantra (look for a full review soon), somehow got a flat tire, and Jason drove a new Subaru WRX as well as the McLaren 675LT with Jeff over the weekend. Manuel might be buying a BMW, so of course we rant about that for a while. We talk a bit about how awesome our listeners are. We generally have a great time, and it seemed like Manuel actually enjoyed himself, despite me mispronouncing his name and Cam going gaga over the limited Spanish he knows. Anyway, hopefully you enjoy this as much as we enjoy making it for you!


The Cammed and Tubbed Podcast – Carrillo Talk

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Hooniverse Motorsport News for February 1st, 2016

Bradley Brownell February 1, 2016 Motorsports

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This weekend was the *true* start to the racing season for many fans, as North America (and the world) was treated to one of the greatest endurance racing events of the year, the Rolex 24 at Daytona. The self-described “World Center of Racing”. Every year this race is a favorite of mine, and it seems that every year the racing gets more intense and the finishes get closer and closer. This year, the GTLM class victory was mere fractions of a second. The GTD victory was determined by just a few drops of fuel in the tank. In Prototype, it seemed like everyone was having problems at one point or another. In PC, everyone *did* have problems at one point or another.

There were all kinds of new cars. There were all kinds of new racers. This endurance event is one for the proverbial ages! There was an F1 test session at Paul Ricard. There are a few key seat changes in F1 also. Legendary broadcaster Barney Hall passed away. Some Indy news. Some changes in PWC. Well deserved inductions to the Motorsport Hall of Fame! Just be aware of the fact that this post is filled with spoilers. Giant carbon-fiber, multi-element, DRS-equipped, Gurney-flapped, Spoilers!

24 Hours of Daytona, obviously

What the Hell is a Pipo?

F1 Test at Paul Ricard

Pastor out, K Mags in

Remembering Barney Hall

Blancpain says no to COTA, PWC unaffected

Motorsports HoF inductions 

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The Cammed & Tubbed Podcast: Episode 94 – Beginning & End W/ Jonathon Klein

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Another week and another great guest. Jonathon is our first returning guest (well, except for Jason). Jonathon was recently hired by Automobile Magazine (Part of TEN: The Enthusiast Network), and we had him on to talk about it, and give him a congratulatory conversation. Cam and Tub and Jason are also on this one, but you’d probably never know it, as Klein could talk forever! Somebody get this man a podcast!

This episode’s topics include: What’s on your desk, Jonathon’s new job, an upcoming Hyundai event that Jon and Brad are both attending [Tub Note: I actually just got back home as I’m typing this. More info coming Monday.], we talk a bit about music, and beer, and movies, and other junk. Then, the unthinkable happens. During the podcast we notice Cam has gone a bit quiet and contemplative, so we ask him about it. Apparently, he’d just gotten a series of text messages informing him that his band, Dirt Rockets, has broken up. We spend a good chunk of time trying to ease his shock. Then we talk about the new 718 Boxster, the impossibility of the new Golf R420 (and the mid-engine Corvette), and close out with a few high-fives. Enjoy!


The Cammed and Tubbed Podcast – Beginning & End

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Magazine Time Machine: Motor Trend March 1952

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It’s been a couple of weeks since the last one, so lets break back into the archives for another Magazine Time Machine. This issue of Motor Trend featured a lot of information about “The Mexican Road Race” also known as the Carrera Panamericana. There is also some stuff on the 50s era hot rod culture and how jimboys are hopping up their jalopies. As usual with these more-than-double-my-age vintage magazines, this cover art is phenomenal. I’d like to see a modern car magazine use a painting for the cover instead of some overly photoshopped junk-mobile. This issue had a lot of racing coverage that I found fascinating and a really neat ad from Edelbrock (that they honestly should rehash for print ads today). Click the jump to see more.

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The Coolest Car At The Paris Auctions Is One You’ve Definitely Never Heard Of

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The French are an odd sort, and I mean that in the absolute best way possible. Georges Irat seems like one of the best kinds of odd Frenchmen, in that he created this thing. This car is actually a prototype of a production car that never actually materialized, but as a one-of-one, it is one of the most *unique* unique automobiles I’ve ever seen. The Retromobile show is known for showing off some unique cars, but this “Georges Irat cabriolet par Labourdette” is amazing, special, cutesy, and sporty all wrapped up into one package. This car will be crossing the auction block next week at the Artcurial auction in Paris, which runs concurrently with the Retromobile show. The limited knowledge of the internet as it pertains to this car can be found after the jump.

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Hooniverse Motorsport News for January 25th, 2016

Bradley Brownell January 25, 2016 Motorsports

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We’re a couple of weeks into “Motorsport Monday”, so now is as good a time as any to ask ‘How’s everyone liking it?’ I hope it’s been as enjoyable to read as it has been for me to write. The hope here is to give everyone a solid weekend/previous week recap on the happenings inside various motorsports. Is it working?

This weekend was a bit on the slow side again, with just the biggest international rally ever, the Asian LMS season ender, and other various news. Just be aware of the fact that this post is filled with spoilers. Giant carbon-fiber, multi-element, DRS-equipped, Gurney-flapped, Spoilers!

WRC Gamble Pays Off In Monte Carlo

Asian Le Mans Series Season Ender At Sepang

NASCAR Makes Up The Dumbest Rule Ever

Indy 500 Gains Presenting Sponsor

Daytona 24 Coming Soon

Craig Lowndes Injured, Replaced For Bathurst 12 Hour

Level 5 Motorsports Owner Scott Tucker In Trouble With FTC

Automatic Invites To Le Mans Announced

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The Cammed & Tubbed Podcast: Episode 93 – Doppelgänger W/ Bozi Tatarević

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Cam, Tub, and Jason are joined by the prolific talents of Mr. Bozi Tatarević on the podcast this week. It was immediately evident when we called on the skype-line bling that Bozi and I share some remarkably similar facial features, leading Cam and Jason to call him my Doppelgänger. We had a lot of fun with this one, and it was interesting to hear a bit about what it’s like to become a car guy as a young newly emigrated American. We have a history of our guests always being pretty awesome, and Bozi continued that streak in grand fashion. We had a great time recording with him, and probably could have gone on for a few more hours. We hope you like listening to this one, and appreciate your choice to fly with C&T Podcast Airlines.

This episode’s topics include: What’s on your desk, a lot of project car updates from Brad, including finally getting the timing belt changed on ‘ol Rowdy the Audi, we talk about our favorite Eagles songs for obvious reasons, we talk a bit about Star Wars (which Bozi has never seen) and Making a Murderer (which Bozi and Cam had never seen), Cam drove a Miata Club, Jason drove a TTS and a high-mile Lexus, Bozi went to Red Bull Frozen Rush with BF Goodrich, which sounds like a lot of fun.


The Cammed and Tubbed Podcast – Doppelgänger

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Hooniverse Motorsport News for January 17th, 2016

Bradley Brownell January 18, 2016 Motorsports

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Last week I decided that it was time to bring back my old-faithful “Motorsport Monday” recap posts. My very first post for Hooniverse was a motorsport recap post, so it is sort of a return to form. There’s been a lack of motorsport content here lately, so the time was right. Besides, it’s something I’m passionate about, and they always tell you to write what you know. This weekend was a bit on the slow side, with just the biggest international off-road race, Dakar, ending and the first of many 24 Hour endurance races for sports cars, the 24 hours of Dubai going on. Not much news, but some crazy good racing. Just be aware of the fact that this post is filled with spoilers. Giant carbon-fiber, multi-element, DRS-equipped, Gurney-flapped, Spoilers!

This week:

  • Dubai Endurance Race Sees Sports Cars And Camels
  • Competitors On The Dakar Rally Finish Their Trip To Not Dakar
  • Toyota TS050 Endurance Prototype Makes Test Debut
  • Creventic Issues One-Race Ban For Scuderia Praha
  • Stir Up A Delicious Bowl of Chili
  • Black Falcon Mercedes Suffers Crashes On Debut Of Both New AMG GT Racers
  • Tony Stewart Heckled, Doesn’t Like It

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