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The DFL Show: Episode 34 – Stephanie Botha

Mercedes F1 Driver Announcement Mercedes AMG Factory, Brackley, UK Monday 16 January 2017 Valtteri Bottas is announced as the new Mercedes AMG F1 driver for 2017. World Copyright: Steve Etherington/LAT Photographic ref: Digital Image SNE11799

This week on The DFL Show, we’ve got Brad, Pat, and Eric back for some semi-coherent conversations about racing. Granted, Eric did drink a 10% ABV beer during the recording, so he gets a little louder as the show progresses. Coherent is maybe the wrong word… We do enjoy the discussion and drift our way through various topics, including Dakar, the 24 hours of Dubai, the Chili Bowl, and the upcoming Daytona and Bathurst endurance races. We talk about how inaccessible sports car racing is to the casual fan (hopefully we make it more accessible?). Then we jump into the news, ranging from Formula 1 Silly Season to some WEC news to our breakdown of times at The Roar test session last week. Then it’s a quick quiz, our awards for the week, and a brief discussion of next week’s activities. Enjoy!


The DFL Show – Stephanie Botha

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The Hooniverse Motorsport News For January 16th, 2017

Bradley Brownell January 16, 2017 Motorsports

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There was a minimal amount of racing this weekend, but the season is just about to crank out to full power shortly. We’ve seen our first 24 hour endurance race of the year, Dakar has rolled in to the finish line, and the midget sprint race major event was this weekend as well. There’s some pretty big breaking news this morning, and we’ll cover all of the other news you need to know from last week. If the supposed “off-season” is any indication, 2017 will have some pretty righteous racing this year. Check it out!

Read along to see what good stuff happened this weekend. Summer is winding down a bit, and the racing is running to the end of the championships, 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! Oh, and be sure to tune in to The DFL Show, our racing podcast, every Thursday at 7:30 AM here on Hooniverse.

Mercedes Replaces Rosberg

Dakar Finds The End Of The Earth

The Chili Bowl Is Chilly

24 Hours In Dubai

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The Cammed & Tubbed Podcast: Episode 163 – Very NAIAS

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This week on the Cammed and Tubbed Podcast, Jason, Cam, and Brad thought it would be a good idea to give you our opinions on each of the cars launched at the Detroit auto show this week. It’s a simple concept, and we do have some tangential escapes from reality here, but it’s all in good fun. This is our take on the state of the automotive industry at the moment, so maybe you’ll agree or maybe you won’t. Either way, let us know in the comments below!


The Cammed and Tubbed Podcast – Very Naias!

In our second episode, we rejoin Cam, Brad, Sick Jason, and Rick Radcliffe to answer some listener questions and continue the conversation a bit from last week’s Friday show. We hope you enjoy this one as well.


The Cammed and Tubbed Podcast – Self-Parked in Queens

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Hooniversal Opinion: 2017 North American International Auto Show

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Welcome to the Hooniversal Opinion covering the 2017 North American International Auto Show. While we did have someone in attendance to offer a couple opinions, we still like to get everyone on staff talking about the new cars launched at each major auto show. This year, the Detroit-based automotive show is perhaps somewhat lacking in excitement. We’ve been covering the show for years, and this one might be the least interesting show we’ve seen lately. Perhaps that is because most cars are hyped well before they actually reach the show floor on social media and advance looks? In any case, here are our opinions on each and every new car shown. Be sure to leave your opinions in the comments below, and share with your friends to see what their opinions are as well.

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The DFL Show: Episode 33 – Thanks Internet!

Bradley Brownell January 12, 2017 Motorsports

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Stef and Pat and Joel get together for a fun gather around the Skype Machine to discuss racing this week. Sadly Eric’s wife was sick, Duncan was busy, and I had weather-related failures, so we have *excuses* for not being on board. In my absence, they talk about IMSA’s Roar Before The 24, some Dakar stuff, a bit of ranting about Formula E and their sim race during CES. It’s a reasonably good time had by all. You should probably listen if you are waiting for the new season to start up. More next week!


The DFL Show – Thanks Internet!

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Introducing The 2016 Hoon’s Choice Award!

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It’s become a common theme in recent years that the Hooniversal Car of the Year voting inevitably gets hijacked by some fanbase or another. Think DRIFT TRUCK! NASCARLO! LeMons! POLAND! MOTORCYCLES!?

In any case, we have decided that the editors and contributors would like to have a say in awarding our favorite thing of the year without taking over the voting process or altering the voting in some way.

HCOTY is still a thing, and we’ll continue with it going forward, as it’s a ton of fun to administer. We simply want to have our voices heard and commend one car/person/thing or another for their efforts in 2016. For the first year, I’ve repurposed one of my old SCCA trophies with a piece of scratch paper tacked on to let you know it’s the inaugural HOON’S CHOISE (sic) trophy. We think you know where this is going. Don’t even think of this as being related to HCOTY, this is a damn Lifetime Achievement Award.

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The Hooniverse Motorsport News For January 9th, 2017

Bradley Brownell January 9, 2017 Motorsports

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With the holidays in there to interfere, it’s been a couple of weeks since we had a Motorsport News update, but since there was some racing this weekend, let’s kick that back off again, shall we? We had a nice little 4-hour sports car race in Asia, a bit of E-sim-racing in Las Vegas, a major IMSA test at Daytona, Porsche testing in Spain, and a whole lot of other news that we’ve missed since we last had news. Oh, and don’t forget those glorious YouTube clips you all love, I’d never forget those.

Read along to see what good stuff happened this weekend. Summer is winding down a bit, and the racing is running to the end of the championships, 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! Oh, and be sure to tune in to The DFL Show, our racing podcast, every Thursday at 7:30 AM here on Hooniverse.

Dakar So Far

Roaring At Daytona

Buried In Buriram

Racing At The Consumer Electronics Show

Bathurst 12 Hour Grid Shaping Up

SO MUCH NEWS

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HCOTY 2016: The Votes Are In

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The time has come, my friends, to declare a victor in the 2016 Hooniversal Car of the Year proceedings. And it isn’t even a car. Or running. Or finished. It may not be any of those things, but it certainly is awesome, and as voted by the fans, deserving of the victory, and by extension, the much-vaunted and highly coveted participation ribbon.

As with most votes in 2016, this one held a major upset that the vote organizers could never have predicted, and even the nominee was almost not nominated without a little cajoling from Jeff and a bit from me. Did anyone expect it to win? Not really, not even our resident Motorcycle Maven Tanshanomi. Click the jump to see more.

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The Cammed & Tubbed Podcast: Episode 161 – Rad Rick

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This week it’s Cam and Brad and Jason with special guest Rick Radcliffe. Rick is visiting at Jason’s pad and got in on the recording. If you’re not already familiar, Rick is a youth educator, so we talk about the future of the childrens and how the path laid out in front of you is not always the right path for you to take. Then we talk tires because Jason got a flat, and Brad had some tire-mounting issues when he loaded up his Mazda3 with 16 tires! Then Brad confirms his 912E diagnosis suspicions with Rick’s expertise, and then we’re out of time!


The Cammed and Tubbed Podcast – Rad Rick

This week’s second episode, as per usual, is our Question Tuesday episode. Thanks again for asking all of these great questions, we love answering the crazy questions and scenarios and market analysis missives our readers have for us!


The Cammed and Tubbed Podcast – Adorable Garbage

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Oh, and tomorrow is the last day of HCOTY, SO GO VOTE!!!

HCOTY 2016 – Vote Early, Vote Often

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2016 was a year of pessimism, doubt, fighting, and lunacy. Personally, (while time is a construct and a 365 day period simply a number ascribed meaning by humans) I’m happy to see 2016 walking out the door. Here at Hooniverse, and in our automotive sphere of influence, it’s actually been quite a good year. We love our readers, and we’re ecstatic that you all keep coming back to read our esoteric insights into the modern car landscape. Hooniverse provides a perspective you cannot find anywhere else, bringing you the best mix of news, racing, oddball podcasts, stunning videos, burnouts, inane rantings, and (hopefully) insightful editorial that we know how. We hope you’ve found some solace in 2016 by reading the pages of Hooniverse.com, and if you’re new to the site because one of your friends asked you to vote for their car, you’re welcome too, and we hope you stick around a while.

With a slight change in the rules this year, and a new HCOTY-master (that’d be me), we have another excellent crop of cars, trucks, and motorcycles vying for the HCOTY title. Our editorial staff has compiled a list of their favorite cars (conforming to the following rules) that had something to do with 2016, their choice didn’t have to be something we covered this year, and crapcan racers were ruled out, it couldn’t be something you could buy at a dealership, and it had to be at least as cool as Jeff’s Hoontruck. The rules are flexible and I’m the one who flexes them, so every nomination is eligible for voting. First we’ll do a recap of each nominated car, then we’ll have the poll at the very bottom of the post. Thanks to everyone who participates, both nominations and votes. Happy voting!

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