Team O’Neil Rally School Dishes Out Black Friday Savings

Jeff Glucker November 25, 2015 All Things Hoon

Team O'Neil Rally School

Sure, you could buy that new TV you’ve been eyeing. There’s a great deal on this coffee maker you’ve wanted. Maybe your favorite video game is at an insanely low price. All of those are well and good, but what you should really be considering is spending your cash on a driving school. A proper one, such as what the folks offer up at Team O’Neil in New Hampshire.

Right now, the facility is offering 15% off… well, everything. If you book a course and convince a friend to do the same you can save even more money. One friend saves you an extra 10%. Find two friends and you’ll save an extra 15%, and if you can bring three or more friends along you’re going to save an extra 20% off the courses.

There are courses that last a day, to an amazing five-day experience that would certainly be worth every penny and hour you spend freezing your ass off in New Hampshire.

Podcast: Episodes 128 & 129: From The SEMA Show Floor
With BBI, Mountune, & Pierce Motorsports


Podcast co-host Chris Hayes trekked out to SEMA to interview a host of folks for the show. Over the next few weeks we’ll be running all of those episodes for you to take in. For now, we have episode 128 and 129.

Hooniverse – BBI Autosport live from SEMA 2015
Hooniverse – Mountune + Pierce Motorsports at SEMA 2015

Please go to iTunes to rate and review the podcast. We’re routinely in the Top 10 for automotive podcasts, and we want to see if we can crack into the Top 5 on a regular basis. Thanks to you, we can probably do this.

For Sale: 1990 VW Vanagon Packing A Subaru Surprise


The Volkswagen Vanagon is a pretty cool ride. It does have the drawback of being a bit slow though. That can be easily fixed with a motor swap, which is what this Craigslist seller has done. A six-cylinder engine from a Subaru has found its way into the back.

It’s not an inexpensive sale by any means, but it seems the majority of all the work that this ride needs is done. In fact, the owner says they drive it to and from work a few days per week. Is it worth the $15,500 asking price? I’m not sure, but I do know that it’s a unique ride and I love the sleeper aspect of the whole thing.

Check it out here.

[Source: Craigslist]

Going Racing With EXR And The LV02

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At the race track is where we long to be. The problem is that it’s an expensive proposition. Parts, time, fuel, maintenance, and every other tiny thing you need to go racing is an exercise in emptying your bank account. Exotics Racing may have found a way to ease the pain, relatively speaking.

The Exotics Racing Series aims to offer serious wheel-to-wheel action for a fraction of what it would normally cost. A sprint race starts at just $4,990 and a multi-driver endurance race costs around $10,000. Compare those prices to seat time in a race with nearly any other race car outside of LeMons, ChumpCar, and AER, and you’re looking at a truly tremendous deal.

The spec series here uses a MitJet-sourced ride called the LV02. It’s a tube-chassis race car packing a fiberglass body and a 230-horsepower Renault four-cylinder engine. Controlling the action is a 6-speed SADEV sequential gearbox. The entire affair weighs just 1,600 pounds, which means you’re in for a thrilling ride filled with all the true race car sensations.

This is real racing, and it’s within reach of more than just the wealthy elite. It’s not cheap, but compared to the other options in the motorsports world, it might be the best bargain out there.

[Disclaimer: EXR invited us to the track to sample the LV02.]

A Dipshit’s Lap Of: Sebring (Lamborghini Huracan)

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For the second installment of our new series, this Dipshit takes you on a tour of Sebring International Raceway. Well, you get to see inside the car but not much of the track. The car, by the way, is a Lamborghini Huracan, which I had just road-tripped through from Miami through a hellacious downpour.

So you could say my mind wasn’t in the right place… and after this, you’d have concrete proof. Regardless, sit back and enjoy this Dipshit’s Lap Of Sebring.

Driver on Driver: Episode 7 – The Season Finale

It’s time to wrap up season one of Driver On Driver. In this season-ending episode we look back at the folks Sam’s sat down with, learn about the relationships he’s cultivated, and… well really we just talk to all the people he’s pissed off*.

*But even that’s not really real… now is it? Do you get it now Internet?

If you missed it, here’s:

Episode 1 with guest Chris Forsberg

Episode 2 with Fredric Aasbø

and Episode 3 with Pat Goodin

and Episode 4 with Ryan Tuerck

Episode 5 with Mad Mike Whiddett

and Episode 6 with Jarod DeAnda

Buy A Shirt And Help Us Out


A fan of the site and the podcast reached out to me on Twitter. He had designed a cool shirt, and wanted to know if we wanted to sell. I’m certainly interested in doing so as we haven’t had a new shirt design in some time.

There’s more good news here though, as the site he’s using to handle the sale of the shirt sees a portion of the proceeds go to Hooniverse. The person who created the shirt actually gets nothing from it, as they’ve used a site called Booster.com. This is, I guess, I a fundraising portion of CustomInk.com.

Here’s where you go if you want to buy a shirt. Now, I know nothing of the quality of these shirts, but I do like the design. We need at least 15 sales to make the minimum required order number, and right now we’re at two… both of which are going to me.

Here’s his Twitter account if you want to say “hey”, “thanks!”, or “F0ll0w m3 b@ck 4 h0t s1ngl3s in yur ar3a”.

Oh The Noise: Ripping A Hellcat Through The City

Jeff Glucker November 11, 2015 Hoonivercinema
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Is it possible to get bored of anything Hellcat? If you said yes, you’re wrong. Listen to the noise. Whether it’s the exhaust making you tingle or the supercharger whine making your heart beat a bit faster, the Hellcat audio package plays all the right notes.

In this video created by Pennzoil, we see a man getting the red key and using it in a manner we’d do as well… assuming we had access to an empty city late at night.

…I need to borrow another Hellcat.

Don’t Do As Donny Drift Does…

Jeff Glucker November 11, 2015 All Things Hoon

This, my friends, is not how you drift or do donuts or… whatever this person was attempting to do. Unless they were attempting to smash the side and the front of their truck, then… MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!

[Via Reddit/r/Cars]

You Need To Watch Recoil 3 Right Now

Jeff Glucker November 11, 2015 Hoonivercinema
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BJ Baldwin enjoys the great outdoors. Be it shooting things with his massive gun, or burning tons of fuel and tires in his always awesome off-road machines. This can be seen in Recoil 1 and Recoil 2. It can also now be seen in Recoil 3.

Watch 1 to see the relatively (compared to the later films) humble beginnings of the series.

Watch 2 for (in my opinion) the best one of the three.

Enjoy 3 above for Bruce.

Aren’t trophy trucks just the best?


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