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First Drive: Acura Makes A Case For Sport Hybrids In The New MDX

Three rows of seats and four motors to propel them, this 330 horsepower sport ute is a reasonably economical way to transport six in luxury. The MDX has been around for three generations now, and this one (the YD3) was introduced in 2014. For 2017 the car has received a styling refresh to get rid of that ‘shield grille’ corporate styling cue that pretty much everyone hated. The new grille keeps the same brand recognition, and looks far better doing it. Also new for 2017 is the Sport Hybrid model, which is the one I’ve been driving. In order to try to beat Lexus at their own RX450h hybrid sport ute game, Acura built this. The hybrid gubbins only run a 1500 dollar premium. For an idea of what it was like to drive, and what I thought of it, hit the jump. 

In the interest of full disclosure, Acura flew me to Seattle, WA, fed me nice food, and put me up in a great room with a view.  

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The DFL Show: Episode 48 – Delete Your Account

This week on the DFL Show, Brad went to Long Beach, Stef drove a Formula E car. Joel has been stupid busy with things, Eric has things to say, and Pat rants at some stuff. This one went a little long, and we lost Joel for the final few minutes during the awards ceremony, but hopefully you can power through it, because we had a lot of fun, and you’ll like it. 

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The DFL Show – Delete Your Account

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The Cammed & Tubbed Podcast: Episode 185 – Brad’s West Coast Tour

On this episode of the Cammed & Tubbed podcast, Brad and Cam are discussing the finer points of terrible automotive opinions. Brad is currently on assignment in SoCal, but has recently been in Seattle, San Antonio, and San Francisco doing car-related shenanigans. Cam is heading to Michigan today (Friday) to help a friend with a terrible car purchasing decision. Tune in to hear some opinions on various Acura hybrids (including the NSX), and Volkswagen’s new Atlas 3-row SUV. 


The Cammed and Tubbed Podcast – Brad’s West Coast Tour

 

As usual, our Tuesday episode is dedicated to answering your listener questions. We appreciate that you guys continue to tune in to listen to us ramble, so thank you. You the real MVP. 
The Cammed and Tubbed Podcast – Smooth & Refreshing

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The DFL Show: Episode 47 – The Pat ‘n Eric Show

This week Duncan was out racing TCR, Stef was out recovering from Formula E, Joel walked in the door just as the show finished recording, and Brad was out recording Episode 200 of the Hooniverse Podcast, leaving just Eric and Pat to hold down the fort. They did a bang up job. 

I’m on a 5 AM flight and it’s currently midnight, so I’m not going to write a long description for this one. Also, I have not yet listened to the show, so it’ll be a surprise for all of us. It’s racing, how much shenanigans could they get into? Oh… Oh god…

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The DFL Show – The Pat ‘n Eric Show

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The Cammed & Tubbed Podcast: Episode 183 – The Sears Robot Company

On this episode of the Cammed & Tubbed Podcast, we’re presented by a brand new sponsor, Nicolas Hunziker Design. They’re awesome, go check out the site.

Cam and Brad are mic’d up to discuss cars and car-like things. The dudes talk about the impending death of Sears & Craftsman Tools, some cool Porsche collectibles at auction this weekend, a LeMons race Brad went to, Radwood’s new location, potentially rehoming Rowdy, and what car they’d drive the long way from Paris to New York.


The Cammed and Tubbed Podcast – The Sears Robot Company

Our second episode this week is our traditional question Tuesday show. So many questions and so little time.


The Cammed and Tubbed Podcast – Please Don’t Do It

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The DFL Show: Episode 142 – Livin’ In A Van

On this episode of The DFL Show, Eric, Brad, and Pat sit around to talk about the weekend’s action. Eric and Brad were both at the Sonoma Lemons race, and Pat was watching Formula 1. The VLN race kicked ass, and there was also some NASCAR and bike racing action to discuss. It was a pretty great weekend for racing, actually.

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The DFL Show – Livin’ In A Van

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We’re Live At Lemons Sonoma “Sears Pointless” Race

Starting this morning at around 10AM, the green flag will fly on the Lemons race here in Sonoma, California. Prior to the race start, we will begin broadcasting live on Racecast.me, where you can watch a live feed from a handful of Lemons race car onboards, including the Hooniverse Huevo Ranchero 2.0 (below). Even more than that, though, we’ll have a running live commentary provided by Hooniverse motorsport mavericks (idiot savants?) Eric Rood and myself in conjunction with Julian Cordle of Racecast. 

You can tune in on Racecast by clicking this link. Watch live, ask questions, and be a part of the experience with the Hooniverse crew. 

[Photos by Bradley C. Brownell, Copyright Hooniverse.com 2017]

 

The Cammed & Tubbed Podcast: Episode 181 – Return Of The Ds

This week on C&T, Jason is caught up at work and can’t join us, so it’s an old-school Cam and Brad episode. As such, we decided to bring back the old Three Ds segment for the heck of it. Cam and Brad plan on car projects for this year, discuss #RadWood, and talk about automotive TV shows. Edd China is leaving Wheeler Dealer, can you believe it?


The Cammed and Tubbed Podcast – Return of the Three Ds

On our question tuesday episode, we have another visit from Ron Carter of GeoSky Alert. Ron’s a good guy, we were happy to have him as a guest.


The Cammed and Tubbed Podcast – Nothing of the Illegal Variety

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The DFL Show: Episode 45 – Fursonalities

This week’s episode of The DFL show, Brad has oral surgery and the right half of his mouth is numb, so Eric sort of shares hosting duties. Also Patrick is around to provide insightful commentary. The racing action is getting super heated these days with a solid finish to the 12 Hours of Sebring, an excellent Continental Challenge race, some cool stuff going down at Goodwood’s Member’s Meeting, a 12 hour race at Mugello, a Phoenix NASCAR race, and more.

We have a metric ton of news to hustle through, including F1 stuff, the various bits being sold in the Manor GP sale, NASCAR not fining the Busch-Logano incident, IndyCar stuff, WEC, IMSA, PWC, Supercars, New BBC America Top Gear hosts, and a whole lot more. There isn’t a game this week, because we spent all that time talking about my teeth. Sorry. – BB


The DFL Show – Fursonalities

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The Cammed & Tubbed Podcast: Episode 179 – Drunk At The Mitty W/ Ron Carter

This week Cam and Brad are joined by vintage racer, Datsun fanatic, purveyor of car and trailer tracking systems, and all around good guy Ron Carter. Ron is one of the heads of GeoSky Alert, a company that builds tracking systems for your car or trailer that can provide live updates direct to your smartphone. As it turns out, Ron and Brad have been at the same tracks for the same events for VERY different reasons on several occasions, but have only met through the internet. Ron’s a really cool guy with a really interesting car history, so give him a listen!


The Cammed and Tubbed Podcast – Drunk at the Mitty

In our question Tuesday episode we continue the conversation with Eric Rood, and this time we talk a little less about baseball and a lot less about guitars. There’s a good bit of LeMons discussion here and bags of spaghetti-o’s. 


The Cammed and Tubbed Podcast – Boudoir Bribes w/ Eric Rood

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