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Hooniverse Motorsport News For May 2nd, 2016

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This weekend there was a bunch of racing to keep track of, and I’ve done my best for you. Sports cars, stock cars, open wheelers, and more, on both sides of the Atlantic! There was a NASCAR race, a Formula 1 race, various IMSA races in California, ADAC GT Masters races, VLN racing, plus news, reviews, analysis, commentary from those ‘in the know’, PR releases, and some great race cars for sale! The NASCAR race was apparently a giant mess, so at least read on for that one.

The racing will only continue to get hotter from here, so we’ll do our best to help keep your finger on the pulse. Just be aware of the fact that this post is filled with spoilers. Giant carbon-fiber, multi-element, DRS-equipped, Gurney-flapped, Spoilers!

NASCAR Blows Up In Alabama

In Soviet Russia, Formula 1 Races You!

IMSA Heads To The Dry Lake

MX5 Cup Returns In California

McLaughlin Fills In For Swedish Touring Car Race

VLN Race 2 At N-Ring

ADAC GT Masters Heads To Sachsenring

SO MUCH ANALYSIS!

Ex-Schumacher Benetton Selling For Peanuts In Monaco

Celebrating Senna On The 22nd Anniversary Of His Accident

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The Cammed & Tubbed Podcast: Episode 108 – “What Kinda Sauce You Using?” W/ Pat Hoffstetter

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Brad, Cam, and Jason have a guest this week in good ‘ole Pat. He’s been on before, and he always has interesting stuff to discuss, so we had him back. We all had a lot to talk about, and probably could have gone on for another hour if Skype hadn’t been a dumpster fire this week. Cam apologizes for being salty last week, and apparently transferred all of his salt to me, as I didn’t have much good to say about anything this week. Granted, I was a bit tired from several days of work in the sun, and long hours of driving. Road trips are great, but they wear you down some.

This episode’s topics include: Some d’s, Jason and Brad got together with Manuel (prior guest) and took a fast Audi to Shift S3ctor, Brad rants about safety, We talk about a crashed Camero, Brad drove the new 911, Pat sold his 944 and bought a Miata (he’s trying to be a ‘real journalist’ I guess), and shenanigans occur.

The Cammed and Tubbed Podcast – What Kinda Sauce You Using

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Hooniverse Motorsport News For April 25th, 2016

Bradley Brownell April 25, 2016 Motorsports

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This was finally a bit of a weekend of respite for me in regard to this column. For weeks it has been non-stop action, and this week things seemed to slow down a little. There was Formula E in Paris, IndyCar and PWC at Barber, A NASCAR race obviously, some WTCC action, a Blancpain race in Italy, WRC in South America, Super Formula in Japan, and that’s pretty much it. Only eight major international series running this weekend, that’s no big deal, right? Of course it is awesome that we can refer to that as a light weekend these days. There was some great dicing action this weekend, and some interesting surprise victories. Read along, you’ll like it.

The racing will only continue to get hotter from here, so we’ll do our best to help keep your finger on the pulse. Just be aware of the fact that this post is filled with spoilers. Giant carbon-fiber, multi-element, DRS-equipped, Gurney-flapped, Spoilers!

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The Cammed & Tubbed Podcast: Episode 107 – Tangential

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It’s back to just the trio for this week. as we had a lot of cool things to talk about, just among us. Sometimes you just have to get back to your roots, ya know? We’ll have a spate of guests in the next few episodes, so take a hosts-only episode when you can, I guess. Jason’t computer issues last week moved to Brad this week, as his Skype connection cut out for a bit and lagged some. We have tried our best to alleviate that for you in the edits. Jason gets emotional ’bout Eleanor again.

This episode’s topics include: The d’s, Brad went to a concert, we get existential and talk about living in the moment, Ford releases the GT configurator, and we talk pricing, Brad watched a lot of racing this weekend, Brad and Jason are going to Shift S3ctor in Coalinga this weekend, so if you are in the area, stop in and say hi!, Brad will be driving the new Porsche Carrera S and Carrera 4S between now and next week’s episode, so if you have a question or two about those, he might be able to answer them for you. Jason might have an RS7 Performance over the weekend, so ask about that, too!
The Cammed and Tubbed Podcast – Tangential

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Hooniverse Motorsport News For April 18th, 2016

Bradley Brownell April 18, 2016 Motorsports

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There was more racing this weekend than you could reasonably shake a stick at. With F1, NASCAR, WEC, IndyCar, V8S, WTCC, ELMS, IMSA, PWC, and VLN, could there really be any more acronym racing series available for the weekend? Everywhere you turned, there was more racing going on, and it was awesome. Personally, I got up hella early on Sunday to watch the WEC race from Silverstone, and I’m really glad I did, as it was awesome. Whether factory-based or privateer, there were some excellent teams out on circuit this week, and the racing could not have been better. There were, however a lot of penalties and race-exclusions this weekend, so we’ll talk a bit about that as well.

The racing will only continue to get hotter from here, so we’ll do our best to help keep your finger on the pulse. Just be aware of the fact that this post is filled with spoilers. Giant carbon-fiber, multi-element, DRS-equipped, Gurney-flapped, Spoilers! (This normally runs on Mondays, but this week I was late because I drove to Los Angeles to attend the Porsche-centric Luftgekuhlt show. It was rad, but I was driving home until midnight, so I didn’t have time to get this done for Monday. Sorry it’s late, it’ll probably happen a couple times here and there.)

Formula 1 Speaks Chinese

WEC Endures Silverstone

NASCAR Chases Its Tail In Tennessee

European Le Mans Series Plays Silverstone Second Fiddle

IndyCar Packs Sunscreen For Long Beach

IMSA Crashes In Your Long Beach Pad

PWC Sprints Along The Long Beach

VLN Nurburgring Qualification Race 

WTCC Goes Slovak

V8 Supercars On The Island

What’s The Deal With All The Exclusions?

Press Releases

Cool Race Cars For Sale

& MORE!

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The Cammed & Tubbed Podcast: Episode 106 – Apollo 13 With John Cary

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This week, Cam and Tub are joined by Mr. John Cary of Axial Racing, a maker of fine radio controlled off-road vehicles. John has been on the show before, and was a great guest, so we had him back on to talk for a while. Tub and John met up at the Luftgekuhlt show in Los Angeles, and that was definitely part of the conversation. Otherwise we talk about a whole variety of things. Jason had computer troubles, so couldn’t join us this week, hopefully he’ll be back on next week to chat.

This episode’s topics include: The d’s, R/C, Porsche stuff, Mustang memes, and Brad’s 1300 mile weekend road trip. Brad went to Seconds Saturdays in Oakland, drove down the 1, and went to Los Angeles for Luftgekuhlt. Brad and John met up at the show, and couldn’t stop geeking out about Porsches. Appropriate for this podcast, no? Cam was a guest on another podcast, so if you just can’t get enough of that jackwagon, go check out the Cleveland Moto podcast, coming soon.


The Cammed and Tubbed Podcast – Apollo 13

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New Location, Same Old Seconds Saturdays

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Last weekend we went to perennial Hoon favorite show, Seconds Saturdays in Oakland, CA. For a few years now, the show has been a staple of the weird-car loving community, and was graciously hosted by Hanzel Auto Body Works. Unfortunately for us, Mr. Hanzel has retired and the shop has closed its doors after 97 years in business [Yes, you read that right. Family owned for almost a century.] However, the torch has been passed along to a couple new hosts. From now on, the show has been moved to alternate month to month between Alloy Motors and the Rat Hacks shops. This month was the first of those, and Alloy Motors was the first up. We decided we’d take Rowdy the Audi and go check it out. The venue may have changed, but it’s lost none of its amazing-ness. Hit the jump for more photos and words.

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Hooniverse Motorsport News For April 11th, 2016

Bradley Brownell April 12, 2016 Motorsports

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There was a lot of racing this weekend, and much of it was centered on Texas for some reason. There was a NASCAR race, some two-wheel action, Blancpain GTs, Japanese Super GTs, Brazilian stock cars, and some TransAm. Also some testing was run by DTM, IndyCar, and at least one IMSA team, two historic names in racing closed their doors this week, and some news was released regarding the 2016 endurance racing season. Lots of cool stuff happening, and some sad stuff. Just… stuff.

The racing will only continue to get hotter from here, so we’ll do our best to help keep your finger on the pulse. Just be aware of the fact that this post is filled with spoilers. Giant carbon-fiber, multi-element, DRS-equipped, Gurney-flapped, Spoilers! (This normally runs on Mondays, but this week I was late because I drove to Los Angeles to attend the Porsche-centric Luftgekuhlt show. It was rad, but I was driving home until midnight, so I didn’t have time to get this done for Monday. Sorry it’s late, it’ll probably happen a couple times here and there.)

NASCAR Races In Texas

So too does MotoGP

Brumos Closes Their Doors

Blancpain GT’s Italian Job

Super GT Racing Is Okay(ama)

Stock Car Brazil At The Velopark

Trans Am Runs To Empty Stands At Road Atlanta

Bob Vandergriff NHRA Top Fuel Team Shuts Down

IndyCars Test Safety Of New Aero At The Brickyard

Mike Shank Tests Updated HPD ARX-04b LMP2 Car

Zakspeed Running Nissan At N24

IMSA Does An AMA About 2017-spec DPi Regulations

Chevy Announces Fourth Corvette C7.R To Run Le Mans

DTM Test At Hockenheim

Racer Investigates The Chaparral 2J & Toyota’s Pro/Celeb Race

Mazda’s Yoshimi Katayama Passes Away At 75

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The Cammed & Tubbed Podcast: Episode 105 – Dry EV-ing With Ian Sutton

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This week Cam, Tub, and Jason are joined by Mr. Ian Sutton, who is an engineer on the SparkCharge project. SparkCharge is working to develop a portable solution to help alleviate the range anxiety people always talk about in regards to pure EVs. It’s a really interesting project, and worth listening to. Of the 105 episodes we have recorded, this one might be my favorite. I don’t even really consider myself an EV enthusiast, but the conversation was good, and it seemed like everything flowed really well, with EVs being the over-arching theme. Give it a listen and tell me if I’m right.

This episode’s topics include: Two of the Three D’s, Jason drove an EV converted Ferrari, Jason put down a deposit on a Tesla, Brad has a strange idea for a cool electric-hybrid project (tell me how stupid it is in the comments), Jason is going to drive the new Ford GT350, Speaking of Mustangs, Cam almost died in his, Brad’s going on a road trip, and Ian talks about his EV battery project (We’ve dubbed it the ‘futuristic jerry can’). BEST ONE YET! GO LISTEN!


The Cammed and Tubbed Podcast – Dry EVing

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Magazine Time Machine: Road & Track December, 1955

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I was looking through the archives and realized I’ve only done one of these so far this year. They seem to go over well with the readers, so let’s pile another one on. I have hundreds more issues where this one came from, so if you want to keep seeing them, you’re in luck. Lincoln isn’t quite what it used to be these days. Just look at that Conti on the cover and tell me anything they make now is as beautifully crafted. They don’t make magazines like they used to either. As usual with these more-than-double-my-age vintage magazines, the cover art is awesome, there’s a couple neat road-tests, the advertisements are great, and oh those classifieds ads, they’re just so perfect. Click the jump to see more.

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