The Cammed & Tubbed Podcast: Episode 56 – So Very Sickened


Jason was off seeking fortune and fame on the regular old Hooniverse podcast, so Cam and Brad had to carry the torch without him. It’s still a good episode though. We don’t need him…

This episode’s topics include: The three Ds (drinks, desk, and driving music), we discuss /Drive+, the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, Mustang GT350 pricing, the Indy 500, Cam’s ex-boss going to jail, and more. Next week, Brad will be in Cleveland celebrating his impending betrothal, and will be podcasting from Cam’s house. Jason should join us with discussion of the recent Motor Press Guild event, so if you have any questions about that, post them below, and we’ll try to get them answered for you.

The Cammed and Tubbed Podcast – So Very Sickened

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Gumball 3000 Stops Through Reno: When Did I Get Old?


Yeah, I’m one of those #millenials that people talk about all day on the news or whatever. I grew up watching Seinfeld and FRIENDS, I listened to what my parents listened to (mostly Billy Joel), and I went to college to get a degree that’s mostly meaningless. I’m still young, so I should be out partying and raising hell with my friends, right? So why the heck did I find the Gumball 3000 event in Reno, NV last night to be tedious as heck and completely pointless? Oh well, let’s get into it. Click the jump for more ranting and raving.

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Hyundai Sonata Hybrid & PHEV: Can Green Be Normal?

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What do you expect out of a mid-sized family sedan? More and more, you hear “fuel economy” as one of the top factors in buying a new car. I mean, sure it’s important. We all like our sports cars and German super sedans until we have to fill them up with premium unleaded, yeah? Fuel prices are back down to an acceptable level, enough that truck and SUV sales are back through the roof, but we all know that won’t last right? When it hits the fan again, and we’re fringing on 5 dollars a gallon, hybrids will be all the rage again. So which one do you buy? Do you need a plug-in hybrid?

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The Cammed & Tubbed Podcast: Episode 55 – Trash Talk


We’ve hit the double nickel with a shorter than usual episode 55. Cam, Brad, and Jason are at it again with some audio high jinks. It’s mostly in good fun, and only partially in good taste, so go give it a listen.

This episode’s topics include: Brad’s recording remotely from a Hyundai Sonata Hybrid and PHEV launch*, The D (No drinks, no desk, just driving music this week), Cameron’s in a foul mood and pulls very few punches**, New Camaro, a discussion of journalist conduct on press launches, Carlos Lago leaving Motor Trend, and probably other things. I had to leave early to get to dinner, so I missed the last bit. It’ll be just as much a surprise to you as it is to me!

The Cammed and Tubbed Podcast – Trash Talk

*Hyundai launch embargo stands until the 26th, you can read all about it then!
** The views and opinions expressed by Cam are not necessarily the views of Hooniverse, the Cammed & Tubbed podcast as a whole, or literally anyone else. He was in a bad mood, I guess.

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An Audio Guide To The Indianapolis 500


This is it. This is the Indy 500. It’s probably one of the most revered races in all of motorsport. Right up there with the Daytona 500, the Monaco Grand Prix (also this weekend), the 24 Hours of Le Mans, etc. It’s the second oldest racing event in the country, with only Pikes Peak being older. And on top of all of that, this is the 99th running, making it pretty damn important. 33 cars will take the starting flag this Sunday, and everyone and their brother will be watching, either in attendance at the circuit, or on television, obviously. It’s a big deal. It’s a lot like the Kentucky Derby, even people who don’t care about horse racing watch that race. So, here’s why you should be watching, and why you should care, and everything you need to know in order to follow along easily. Eric Rood and I can bring you up to speed with this audio guide. Just for fun, we also give our predictions of who might take that win after 500 miles of racing.

The Cammed and Tubbed Podcast – The Indianapolis 500 Preview

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The Carchive: 1960 Volkswagen Trucks Lineup


Yeah, I’m not Chris, and it’s not a brochure for some obscure thing that can’t be purchased here in the 50 States, but I thought you might be interested in seeing my most recent eBay score regardless. I’m a bit nutty for all things oddball and aircooled, so when this came up on my computer screen, I just had to put in a bid for it. It’s stuff like this occasionally popping up that makes me bookmark the AACA Museum’s eBay store.

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The Cammed & Tubbed Podcast: Episode 53 – Let Them Eat Cake


The big-ole 53. We made it. Another full-length episode for you folks to indulge in. Cam, Brad, and Jason are here again with a brand new bag of tricks. I had a lot of fun recording this episode, and I hope you enjoy listening to it.

This episode’s topics include: The 3 D’s (Drinks, Desk, and Driving music), a recap of this week’s Project Car State of the Union, Jason gets hassled by Greenpeace (while driving a hybrid), New Jersey bans Coal Rollers, Magnus Walker debuts a new video, and we all say our piece on the passing of the legendary Denise McCluggage. Somehow Paul Blart keeps popping up in conversation.

Next week I will be recording from a brand new Hyundai launch in SoCal. If you have any questions about the car, let me know what I should be keeping an eye out for.

LET THAT UKELELE RIP, CAM! Let’s start the podcast!

The Cammed and Tubbed Podcast – Let Them Eat Cake

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Project Car SOTU: The Exalted Collection Of Cameron VanDerHorst

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[As a member of the Cammed and Tubbed Podcast *Every Friday Morning, available exclusively on the Hooniverse Network Of Podcasts*, Cam sent me this blurb to include in the project car SOTU today. Hopefully you enjoy hearing about his quartet of lovely project cars. If you listen to the podcast, you’re likely already familiar with them! – BB]

Hi, I’m Troy McClure Cameron VanDerHorst. You might recognize me from “The Cammed & Tubbed Podcast,” the “other” podcast here on Hooniverse. Since it’s PCSOTU time, I thought now was as good a time as any to introduce my projects to you.

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Project Car SOTU: 1995 Audi S6 Sedan

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Rowdy the Audi has been living a rough life, and it’s catching up to him. After nearly 200,000 miles of dutiful service, he’s starting to get tired and require some upkeep. I’m sure that will come as no surprise to a lot of you. German cars aren’t known for their reliability, but this one has been great to me for the last couple of years. I guess it deserves some much needed rest and relaxation, no?

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How I Helped A Hoon Get Into Mark Webber’s Underwear

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Life is really weird sometimes. Just a day or so before the Silverstone 6 Hours World Endurance Championship event back last month, I saw a post float across my facebook wall touting a SportsCarOne.com contest to win a piece of Mark Webber’s race kit for accurately predicting an aspect of the race. When I saw what the prediction required, my mind immediately jumped to one person, the only person I knew with encyclopedic knowledge of sports car racing, and the “Rainman-esque” level of ability to crunch data. If I’m a sports car endurance racing enthusiast, this guy is a savant.

I’m a huge Porsche fan, and I’ve enjoyed watching Mr. Webber race for years (my second favorite driver ever behind the retired Allan McNish), but do I really need something like this? Well the obvious answer is yes, but I certainly don’t have the predicting skills to pay those bills. Besides, I’d just stretch the thing out walking around the house with it on saying things like “That Seb’s a bit of a wank, in’t he, mate?” and “Not bad for a number two driver“. My wife doesn’t want to see that. So, since I’d ruled myself out, I sent the link to Mr. Motorsport himself, Eric Rood, and crossed my fingers for him.

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