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Hooniverse Bookshelf: America Edition – “American Wheel Man”

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Happy America day. To celebrate, I’ve lined up three book reviews today that celebrate the speed, ingenuity, and forward-thinking ways that used to typify the American automotive and racing industries. There was at time when we could proudly stand as a nation and see our drivers, cars, and teams taking on the best that the world could throw at us. There’s a bit of that remaining today, but certainly nothing like it was in the 60s and 70s. Racetracks the world over were dominated by our best cars, and driven by our most prolific drivers. This is the third of today’s books. In his day, George Follmer was one of the best racing drivers around, getting behind the wheel of anything anyone would let him drive. This book, published in just the last couple of years, “American Wheelman” by Tom Madigan, covers the life and times of Mr. Follmer, an American legend who was fast in anything on four wheels. Is this book worth putting on your bookshelf?

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Hooniverse Bookshelf: America Edition – “America’s Star-Spangled Sports Car”

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Happy America day. To celebrate, I’ve lined up three book reviews today that celebrate the speed, ingenuity, and forward-thinking ways that used to typify the American automotive and racing industries. There was at time when we could proudly stand as a nation and see our drivers, cars, and teams taking on the best that the world could throw at us. There’s a bit of that remaining today, but certainly nothing like it was in the 60s and 70s. Racetracks the world over were dominated by our best cars, and driven by our most prolific drivers. This is the second of today’s books. This is an updated and revised and modernized version of Karl Ludvigsen’s original 1973 publication of the same name, “Corvette: America’s Star-Spangled Sports Car”. Obviously, this book extends that 1973 book, adding ten more years up to 1982. There will obviously be a second book to finish out the rest of the car’s history. I’m sure Karl is more than capable of handling the research for that book himself, but perhaps he should call Eric Rood for a bit of help? Anyhow, is this prolific Ludvigsen original worth adding to your own book collection?

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Hooniverse Bookshelf: America Edition – “The Snake That Conquered The World”

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Happy America day. To celebrate, I’ve lined up three book reviews today that celebrate the speed, ingenuity, and forward-thinking ways that used to typify the American automotive and racing industries. There was at time when we could proudly stand as a nation and see our drivers, cars, and teams taking on the best that the world could throw at us. There’s a bit of that remaining today, but certainly nothing like it was in the 60s and 70s. Racetracks the world over were dominated by our best cars, and driven by our most prolific drivers. So lets dive into it, shall we? The first book on the docket today is Collectors Edition reissue of 2011’s “Shelby Cobra:” The Snake That Conquered The World” by Colin Comer. Comer is one of the experts on all things Shelby, and this book is one of half a dozen the man has released on the topic of ‘Ol Shel. So, is it worth picking up?

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The Cammed & Tubbed Podcast: Episode 62 – Allegedly

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Well, we were all back together last week, only to fall apart again this week. Cameron had some computer issues, so I had to host by myself this week with Jason Connor as a guest (Probably for his 20th time?). Anyway, it was still a good time, and we had some interesting stuff to talk about.

This episode’s topics include: 2 of the 3 D’s, Goodwood FoS recap, Blipshift t-shirts, Mustang “Eleanor” progress?, Project Boxster Clubsport progress, Mustang GT350R launch, Pikes Peak recap (including a moment discussing the sad passing of Carl Sorensen). It was a good one, but wasn’t quite as long as usual, because Cam wasn’t around to get us off on tangential discussions. No 80s music or Cleveland Punk Rock scene discussion this week, sadly.


The Cammed and Tubbed Podcast – Allegedly

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Doin’ Car Stuff On Our Honeymoon

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My Wife and I, newly wed and all, packed up all of our things into that Rogue and drove back to the Detroit Wayne County airport for a long, long flight west to Los Angeles. I’d been to LA a few times before, but mostly for work and had never really seen the sights. Amanda had never been, and she was pretty excited. Because we’d been together for quite a while, we’ve already done pretty much everything together. We were looking to spice things up a little, and I was able to, just once, convince her to spend the day doing car stuff. I mean, I knew I would enjoy it a lot more than she would, and it would probably just be a pain for her, but there was a chance she might enjoy it and let me do that again. We went to my favorite vintage car sales specialists, European Collectibles, we visited Blake at the Petersen Museum, and stopped in to Singer Vehicle Design. It was only one day of our week long trip, but it was just so freakin’ awesome. Read on for more.

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The Cammed & Tubbed Podcast: Episode 61 – The ATS-V Team

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Jason came back for this one, and just like that the trinity was back together again. What did everyone think of the bed music from the last episode? Acceptable compromise? Still hate it? Sound off in the comments below.

This episode’s topics include: The 3 Ds, “Hometown Heroes”, Goodwood Festival of Speed, Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, Dirt Rockets get a new band tour vehicle, Cam has some project car updates, and Jason drove the new Caddy ATS-V at Willow Springs (so he compares it to the M4 he drove a couple weeks ago). This is a great episode with some cool topics. We really enjoyed making it. We hope you enjoy listening.


The Cammed and Tubbed Podcast – The ATS-V Team

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2015 Nissan Rogue SL AWD – The “Gettin’ Hitched Review”

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At the beginning of June, I had to fly back to the Midwest (where I’m from) for a couple of weeks. While I was there, Nissan let me borrow the keys to a brand new Rogue crossover (NOT the Rogue Select, it should be mentioned). I logged a surprising amount of miles, and used the car for pretty much everything it was built to do. I hauled some stuff, I hauled some people, I commuted, I road tripped, and I took it for a nice night on the town. If you’re in the market for a small-ish SUV style thing, you might want to continue reading this review. Oh, and to make this plug a bit more enticing, I was in the Midwest because I got married!

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The Cammed & Tubbed Podcast: Episode 60 – Unfamiliar Shower

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Jason had to work late this week and couldn’t make the podcast, so we’re on another two-person episode. Unfortunately that’s the third one in four weeks. We’ll try to all be together again next week. Oh, and we’ve convinced Cam to only do one loop of the bed music, because some of you mentioned that would be a good idea. Say your piece in the comments, do you like the change, or would you prefer the music stay for the whole show?

This episode’s topics include: A new DCFC music video (linked after the jump), we talk about how Brad watches car-related youtube videos, Cam has some updates on his project cars, Cam played a Dirt Rockets show on top of a bicycle shop (stick around for a Dirt Rockets song at the end of the podcast), we recap how much fun we had at Brad’s wedding (photo after the jump), and discuss how the car part of the honeymoon went (Ed. Note: THANKS BLAKE!). Oh, and the day Brad got back from his honeymoon, he went to an openhouse at Canepa Design with the Seconds Saturdays crew and saw Editor Odell there. Good times had by all.


The Cammed and Tubbed Podcast – Unfamiliar Shower

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An Audio Guide To The 24 Hours Of Le Mans

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There are some crazy folks, like myself and Eric, who mark their calendars from June to June. The 24 Hours of Le Mans is the reason for that. Held every June for literally decades, this race has grown to insane levels of both speed and competitive quality. There are four major manufacturers taking part in the top-tier LMP1 category, a massive 19-car LMP2 privateer category, and more GT cars than you can shake a stick at. If the previous two races of the WEC season are anything to go on, this Le Mans 24 will be one for the ages. Everywhere you look there will be on-track battles, passing, traffic, fuel strategies, tire strategies, and the regular scars of endurance racing. This is an old-world race being tackled by new-world technology. Listen along and we’ll let you know everything you need to know in order to follow the race with fervor.


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

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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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