Podcast: Episode 198 – A Hit Show? w/ Corbin Goodwin and Michael Elterman

Corbin Goodwin and Michael Elterman are the hosts of a new show called Corbin’S Hit Show. You should watch it because it’s hilarious. 

We invited the pair onto the podcast to chat about the show, and some other topics that pop up including the Corbin’s RX-7 and Rolls-Royce Drift Car, and Michael’s LS-swapped Fox Body Mustang.

Hooniverse – A Hit Show? w/ Corbin Goodwin and Michael Elterman

Ford Focus RS: The hottest of hatches

Besides wagons, the most enjoyable segment that barely anyone in the States enjoys is the hot hatch. The hottest of the hatches is a space occupied by a Ford. Specifically, the Focus RS. It’s a 350-horsepower, all-wheel-drive, drift-mode-having fun machine… and it should put the Volkswagen Golf R and Subaru WRX STI (which needs to come back with a hatch or wagon version) on serious notice.

[Disclaimer: Ford tossed us the keys to this Focus RS and included a full tank of fuel. We actually left some tread on the tires, despite what you see in the video above.]

The best kind of taxi is one that goes sideways like La Flama Negra

Jeff Glucker April 10, 2017 All Things Hoon

I trekked out to the dusty hills of Lancaster, CA to check out one of Chris Forsberg’s new rides. His Datsun 280Z was in town, and I got to drive it. More on that later though, because today I’m showing you a quick glimpse of one of his other machines. 

It’s nicknamed La Flama Negra (Formerly La Flama Blanca, but there’s a new livery scheme coming). This was an Infiniti M35, but the M35 portion is gone. In its place is a VK56, which is Nissan’s V8 that you’d expect to find under the hood of various trucks and SUVs.

Here it’s making somewhere around all of the horsepower and every bit of the noise. It also turns this Infiniti into the greatest taxi on the planet.

Motor Trend teams up with Ken Block to bash dunes in the new Ford Raptor

Jeff Glucker April 10, 2017 All Things Hoon

We agree with Jonny Lieberman on this one. With the exception of the distinct lack of V8 engine noise, the new Ford Raptor is a massive leap forward compared to the prior version. It’s also a vehicle that is great for taking literal leaps, like the kind you’d do if you had the keys to a Raptor and a front windshield filled with vision of large sand dunes.

Lieberman had that sort of vision, but he needed a bit of help in making sure he kept the truck shiny and un-dented. So Motor Trend asked Ford to send out a person who could help. That person was Hoonigan’s own Ken Block… probably a pretty good choice for this adventure.

Your new favorite car show is here

This is you new favorite car show. It’s called Corbin’s Hit Show, and that title alone should start you giggling.

Now full disclosure quasi-up-front; I edited a large portion of the first two episodes. My friends over at The Drive reached out and asked if I would help, and I can tell you that I was literally laughing out loud while piecing this show together.

My rough edits were cleaned up and improved and turned into the hilarious bit of fresh car video you see delivered above.

Click this link here to go watch the show over on The Drive. It will wind up on YouTube in a few days, and episode two will be here soon as well.

Quick Pic: How to win a track day before you even hit the track

I was at Willow Springs for “a thing” yesterday. Most of my time was spent over at Streets of Willow, which is the smaller, tighter stretch of tarmac out in Rosamond. Big Willow, however, was playing host to an amazing gathering of machines. The most amazing had to be this Dodge Daytona.

The driver was running full bore around the high-speed circuit and the car sounded amazing. Both on and off throttle, this was clearly a be-winged beast that was there to get down to business.

Another bit of awesome added to the day? It appears that the tow rig is an old Dodge Crew Cab. Also, the plate on the back of the mighty bit of Mopar racing history? It’s an old California blue and gold that simply reads “DAYTONA”.

This is how you win a track day event, before the first corner worker even waves a flag.

(Also, stay tuned for more on that “thing” I mentioned above… because I got to briefly drive it.)

Podcast: Episode 197 – Alone after 200

Here’s a solo episode recorded a few days after 200 was recorded. Since 200 doesn’t come out for a few more weeks, I wanted to make sure I get an episode out this week so we’re not waiting longer to run Ep200.

Here I talk about some potential project cars I’m looking at acquiring, some possible plans for the HoonTruck, and a recent drive in the new Audi S4 and S5.

Hooniverse – Alone after 200

Regular Cars reviews a 1967 Dodge Coronet

I’ve got a hankerin’ for some Mopar. My dream car is a 1968 Dodge Charger, and I have the silly idea that an old Benz wagon should have Hemi power. On the list of I Need To Own One Someday sits another example of Mopar greatness. It’s the Dodge Coronet.

The 1967 pictured here looks damn perfect in black. Personally, I prefer the adjusted face of the 1968 and 1969 cars, but the ’67 is still excellent. Especially when it’s burning fuel through its 440 cubic-inch V8 engine. 

Today you’re going to learn about camshafts

If you’re not watching the Engine Masters series on Motor Trends YouTube channel, you’re missing out. David Freiburger leads a crew of wrenching pros on a mission to find out more about all aspects of the engine. In Episode 19, the focus is on the camshaft.

What do all those numbers mean? How does a bigger camshaft behave compared to a smaller one? Your questions will be answered if you just hit play and watch the damn video.

Podcast: Episode 196 – A Rumblin’ In My Tummer

Chris and I are in the studio and we’re chatting about some of the vehicles I’ve driven lately. This includes; the Dinan BMW M2 S2, the Audi S3, and… the Chrysler Pacifica for some reason. I’ll be heading out later today to sample the latest Audi S4 and S5, which I’ll talk about on a future episode. We also have a new sponsor, so thanks goes out to http://NicholasHunziker.com.

There’s some mention of an upcoming milestone and a bit more talk about all the stuff we’re doing with Valvoline for Team.Valvoline.com.

Hooniverse – A Rumblin’ In My Tummy