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Jaguar F-Type SVR on track at the Coronado Speed Festival

When Jaguar asks if you want to take the F-Type SVR for a spin, you say yes. Even if its for a brief stint, you still say yes. That’s what we did when the automaker invited us down to San Diego to sample the high-speed kitty.

Even more fun? We did so on the airstrip track laid out for the Coronado Speed Festival.

QuickVid: The Ranchero 2.0 LIVES!

…as you can see from this very quick clip posted by Murilee Martin.

There were some issues the team had to work through during the recent race. Still, it’s great to see a Hooniverse machine out there running again. Word is that new transmission is a massive upgrade and the engine makes good power, but there are some bugs that still need sorting out.

Quick Pics: This is the Dinan M2 S2… and it’s wonderful

Jeff Glucker March 24, 2017 Quick Pics

I drove this the last few days. It’s a BMW M2 with a full onslaught of Dinan goodies bolted on, so it now makes 446 horsepower.

It’s excellent. 

The full video review is coming soon.

Here’s the first review of the Bugatti Chiron

Jeff Glucker March 24, 2017 All Things Hoon

Tim Stevens over at Carfection managed to secure some seat time with Bugatti’s newest time-space warp machine. The Chiron picks up where the Veyron left off, and it’s an amazing piece of tech that is both awesome and luxurious. This video will give you a nice look at the Chiron, but the best part happens near the beginning. That’s one hell of an epic fly by the camera.

Podcast: Episode 195 – Sitting Solo

Jeff Glucker March 22, 2017 All Things Hoon

I am solo at home this evening for episode 195. I still have a few things to chat about, including our Team Valvoline stuff, my truck, the potential new project car I’m going to look at, and the cars I’m driving. That means we have to chat about the Audi S3 and the Dinan BMW M2 S2. Also, I have your excellent questions to answer.


Hooniverse – Sitting Solo

The Volkswagen Golf Alltrack is your adventure wagon

Dear Fellow American… buy more wagons!

Yes, you think you need that crossover or sport utility vehicle. Well, the Volkswagen Golf Alltrack is here to prove you wrong. This is basically the Audi Allroad Jr. It’s a near-premium longroof that looks good, drives well, and can go deeper into the world of no roads than your average crossover mall cruiser.

Save the wagon… you don’t need that CUV.

[Disclaimer: VW tossed us the keys to this Golf Alltrack and included a tank of fuel. I needed to get it washed… more than once.]

Turbometal dishes out some two-wheeled goodness with Mokka Cycles

I know nothing of this company. It’s a Hungarian outfit building very small displacement bikes. They look pretty cool too. What I do know though, is that the above video was created by the Turbometal channel. They produce some lovely bits of Internet video, and this one is no exception.

It’s short. It’s pretty. It’s a perfect snack for you on this two-wheeled Tuesday afternoon.

Enjoy.

Podcast: Episode 194 – Time for Stories about Car with Kyle and James

Kyle and James are the hosts of the Petersen Museum’s Car Stories Podcast. They have been running the show there since September and have managed to interview a ton of great folks associated with this industry. Now it’s our turn to talk to them… and by that, I mean it’s my turn to talk about my truck mostly.


Hooniverse – Time for Stories about Cars with Kyle and James

Baby Driver could be the next iconic car movie

Jeff Glucker March 13, 2017 Hoonivercinema

Remember getting hyped up for that Ryan Gosling flick Drive? Yeah that one turned out to be a disjointed movie about: A) a heist driver, B) a love story, or C) a dude on the Autism spectrum who couldn’t say more than a few words yet could head stomp with the best of them. It… wasn’t great. Here to save us from that film is a new driving movie that could have all the right pieces in place.

It’s called Baby Driver, and though the title sounds odd at first it makes sense when you watch the trailer I’ve posted above. We’ve got a team of great actors here, but we’ve also got some cars that appeal to a wide enthusiast base being driven in a manner that shows some serious skill involved.

We’ll have to wait until August to see if this one lives up to the hype I’m generating in my head. Judging by that trailer though? I’m in… this one looks awesome.

Hooniversal Opinion: Top Gear Season 24 Episode One

Jeff Glucker March 13, 2017 Featured, Top Gear

 

Top Gear returns for its 24th season, and the trio picked to lead it all has taken the shape of its final form… we think. Gone is Chris Evans, and in his fiery wake we’re left with Matt LeBlanc, Chris Harris, and Rory Reid. This seems like a proper group of chaps heralded to lead this beloved ship into fresher waters.

So what’s on tap for the first episode of Season 24? Right off the bat you’re going to be hit with an insane visual feast of an insane car that arrives in the shape of the Ferrari FXX K. After that it’s a bit of old-school Top Gear, but it’s done with those three aforementioned folks attacking the challenge at hand.

Here in the Hooniverse, we had a chance to preview the episode before it arrived for airing on BBC America. We all gave it a watch, and we’ve decided to chime in with our thoughts on the new series here.

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