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Quick Pic: Quite a Grand Sport indeed…

Jeff Glucker July 22, 2016 Quick Pics

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This is the 2017 Corvette Grand Sport and that’s me behind the wheel. I like to pretend I know what I’m doing, but this car felt great out there. Full video of the First Drive coming soon.

Fastback Friday: Engine-swapped 1968 Volkswagen Type 3

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I think we should all own an old Volkswagen at some point in our life. I’m not there yet personally, but I could easily see something like this Type 3 in my life. The styling on these is great, and this one looks pretty sweet with it’s dropped stance and eight-spoke wheels.

The seller states that there’s a 1915-cc engine mounted under the skin. That would be a bit larger than the 1.6-liter mill with which this ’68 Fastback would’ve shipped. The ad could use a few more photos, but the ones posted should be enough to at least pique your interest.

I’d sure like that $3,500 asking price to be closer to $2,500 as well.

[Source: Craigslist]

I’m driving the 2017 Chevy Corvette Grand Sport today
What do you want to know?

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This is new C7-version of the Corvette Grand Sport. It’s the one that slots in between the “standard” Stingray ‘Vette and the badass Z06. Honestly, it’s the one that’s probably the most fun to drive since it has all the chassis tricks found on the Z06 but with the easier-to-handle engine of the regular version.

Now, that “easier-to-handle” engine here is the Corvette LT1 V8 that pushes out 460 horsepower. And I’ll be handling it at Atlanta Motorsports Park.

So what do you want to know? I’ll get your questions answered as best I can later on after I spend some time with the car.

[Image courtesy of Chevrolet]

Craigslist on the road: Atlanta Edition

Jeff Glucker July 20, 2016 For Sale

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Whenever I fly to a new city and I’m holed up in a hotel finishing some work, I often find myself eyeballing the local Craigslist to see what’s around. Today I’m in Atlanta, so I entered “donk” into the search bar. I expected plenty of results. I got them, but I didn’t expect to find something this relatively new.

This is a 2010 Chevy Malibu. It rides high with a set of 32-inch wheels at each corner, and the tires look practically painted on. This thing is wonderful.

I know I shouldn’t like this thing… but I can’t help it. I’ll take nearly any donk over any stance nation machine every day of the week. This would be hilarious fun to cruise around in for a bit. It’s ridiculous. It’s insane. I can’t believe someone is asking nearly $20,000 for it(!!).

Still… I love it.

Edit: Helps when I upload the pic.

[Source: Craigslist – Atlanta]

Podcast: Episode 161 – Flyin’ Solo

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I’m alone on this one, but I manage to eek out nearly 40 minutes of chatter. Not bad for a guy alone in a room talking to himself!

Topics this week include:

  • First Drive of the Infiniti QX30
  • Upcoming drive of the Grand Sport Corvette
  • Upgrades to the HoonTruck
  • The launch of our Patreon page (https://www.patreon.com/HooniversePodcast)
  • A bit of The News, some upcoming cars, and more

Enjoy!


Hooniverse – Flyin’ Solo

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Quick Pic: In a Galaxie far, far away…

Jeff Glucker July 18, 2016 Quick Pics

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I attended the Goodwood Festival of Speed a few weekends ago. There were lots of amazing cars, but this Galaxie has stuck in my brain. The driver was pushing it hard up the hill and it sounded amazing. It also looked perfectly out of place, which made me love it even more.

Podcast: Episode 160 – Poke me man… go!

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I’m back in the podcast studio and joined this week by great friend of the show Zack Klapman. We talk about Zach’s adventure in Germany and his ongoing search for a car. Zack has narrowed it down to hunting for the right E36 M3. Meanwhile, I have some HoonTruck updates and I also recently took a quick spin in a Superformance GT40 MkII.

Also, it’s finally live! Here’s your chance to help the Hooniverse Podcast by contributing to our Patreon:

https://www.patreon.com/HooniversePodcast


Hooniverse – Poke me man… go!

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Hooniverse Podcast… Patreon

Jeff Glucker July 12, 2016 Announcements
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So… this is our Patreon plea for you to lend a helping hand with regards to the Hooniverse Podcast.

It sucks to ask you for money, but any bit helps as it takes more time and resources than you might imagine. If you can help, that’s awesome. If you can’t? We still love you… just a tiny bit less than the people that give us money.

Sorry.

If you’re interested in helping, here’s the link: Hooniverse Podcast patreon page.

If you’re not, here’s a GIF:

HoonTruck burnout

First Look: Clarion Builds Acura NSX

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This is the second vehicle upon which Clarion has worked its magic. The first one was that rather lovely 1974 BMW 2002, which I drove last year. This time around Clarion is going a touch more modern by snagging the keys to a 1991 Acura NSX.

We’re dealing with a vehicle that got the standard daily driver treatment. It had 229,000 miles on its tired 3.0-liter engine. The paint was nicked and fading, and the seats were worn out. Now? It’s got an updated 3.2-liter engine that’s breathing heavily thanks to a supercharger sitting on top.

The engine work was done by Autowave, which is actually just up the street from me in Huntington Beach. They’ve been cranking on Honda and Acura products for decades, and it seems they really enjoyed putting wrenches to this NSX. The AutoWave shop has its own dyno facility, and it shows that they’ve taken the car from its former stock rating of 220 horsepower all the way up to 344 horsepower at the wheels.

This video is just a first look at the Clarion Builds NSX. We’ll be getting a much closer view of the car from the drivers seat in the very near future. Stay tuned for that.

Quick Pic: Quite Super indeed…

Jeff Glucker July 11, 2016 Quick Pics

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I recently helped a friend shoot a video for his website. This was the subject of that video. I could barely squeeze into the driver’s seat… but I did get in there, and I put about 5 miles on this machine.

I’d still take a Daytona Coupe over one, but it was a pretty damn wonderful 5 miles.