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Last Call: Three’s Company Edition

Robert Emslie January 6, 2017 Last Call

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Pininfarina built the first mid-engine Ferrari road car in 1966, because Enzo Ferrari wouldn’t. The 365 P “Tre Posti” isn’t just the first road-going car to carry its Ferrari twelve cylinder behind the seats, it’s also—along with its twin brother—the only three-place Ferrari in the world. Based on chassis from two of the NART-competing 365 P2 cars, the Tre Posti cars presaged both the styling and the engine position of the Dino 206 by two years. It would be fully seven years before il Cavallino Rampante graced a mid-engined twelve-cylinder car commissioned not as a one-off, but as a fully sanctioned production model, the 365 Berlinetta Boxer. 

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Mystery Car

Robert Emslie January 6, 2017 Mystery Car

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Welcome to the first Mystery Car contest of 2017! It’s…, it’s… well to be honest, pretty much like the Mystery Cars we had last year and before that. But still, 2017! Make and model, future people.

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Hooniverse Asks: What’s the Best Aftermarket Upgrade for any Car or Truck?

Robert Emslie January 6, 2017 Hooniverse Asks

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So, as many of you may know, I replaced my daily driver a short while back. I promise that I’ll talk more about that soon, but right now I want to discuss a process that many new-to-you car owners go through after obtaining their ride. That is the personalization process, otherwise known as nesting. I for instance have made some subtle but noteworthy additions to my new whip addressing what I perceived to be deficiencies in feature and aesthetics.

That got me thinking that there must be some must-have aftermarket add-ons that we all should consider adding to our own cars, new or old. I don’t mean things like truck nuts or those crazy bed-mounted exhaust stacks like on that Ram above, I mean things like… Well, why don’t you tell me? What do YOU think is the best aftermarket upgrade for any car or truck?

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Last Call: Reflection Deception Edition

Robert Emslie January 5, 2017 Last Call

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I could totally see myself in a car polished with Mac’s Resin Coat

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Thursday Trivia

Robert Emslie January 5, 2017 Thursday Trivia

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Welcome to Thursday Trivia where we offer up a historical automotive trivia question and you try and solve it before seeing the answer after the jump. It’s like a history test, with cars!

This week’s question: What cooling upgrade was unique to the 1966 and ’67 427 Corvettes with A/C and Powerglide?

If you think you know the answer make the jump and see if you’re right. … Continue Reading

Hooniverse Asks: What Current Car Has The Ugliest Interior?

Robert Emslie January 5, 2017 Hooniverse Asks

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Considering how much time you spend it it, it’s somewhat surprising how ugly a lot of new car interiors seem to be. Maybe it’s discordant textures, poorly designed controls, or just a general feeling that the designers were trying to pull something over on somebody, but some cars simply look funky inside.

Thinking about the slate of cars that have just recently been introduced or refreshed, is there one that stands out as needing the description of “having a nice personality” to get past its interior shortcomings? What do you think is the car with the ugliest interior?

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Last Call: The Doors Edition

Robert Emslie January 4, 2017 Last Call

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I have to note that garage door imagery is a highly underrated form of art.

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Craigslist Crapshoot

The World’s Worst Car Is For Sale On Craigslist

Welcome to Craigslist Crapshoot, our weekly search for the most bizarre, awesome, and/or terrible vehicles that the online classifieds has to offer. 

Last week—last year, in fact—we went looking for the best deals in mid-engined cars for under $10,000. We’ll get to the bottom… er middle of those in just a sec. First however, this week’s quest.

Many a parent has spent the holidays putting together toys for their kids—bikes, Hookah Pipes (what?), dollhouses and the like. It’s time for us to do the same, and so this week we’re going to once again scour the classifieds for KIT CARS, the less-assembled the better.

As always, we want your finds to go down in infamy and not in the site’s spam filter. Since we’ve changed commenting systems, you may need to update your commenter account. Make sure you have a Disqus account – they’re free and easy to get – and then comment away.

Got that? Good, now let’s go to the middle!

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Hooniverse Asks: What Car With Either Two or Four Doors Do You Prefer With the Four Doors?

Robert Emslie January 4, 2017 Hooniverse Asks

 

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Ferrari has never had a production four-door in its lineup. If you in fact want something that approximates the experience of a four door with a Ferrari motor, the closest you are likely to get is with the current Maserati Quattroporte, a car with a Ferrari-designed V8 and that is literally named “Four-Door.”

At one time it was expected that car makers would provide their mass-market nameplates in a multitude of body styles: four-door, two-door, wagon, two-door wagon, convertible, etc. Today, few follow that tradition, but there are some car makers still holding to the tradition. That’s what brings us to today’s question, which is, of those cars available in both two- and four-door styles, which ones do you more prefer in the more-door form?

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Last Call: Yoga Class Edition

Robert Emslie January 3, 2017 Last Call

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I’m surprised that yoga isn’t a bigger spectator sport. In fact, motorcycle yoga is something I’d definitely binge watch.

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