Eurotripper European Car Show: The Water Cooled Edition


So it was a couple weekends ago this olelongrooffan was up at JetBlue Park in the City of Palms checking out the Eurotripper European Car Show. As I mentioned previously, there was large contingency of VDubs, both air and water cooled, but they were not the only Eurocars to show up that day. One of them was this seriously cool Land Rover as well as many more. However, to see them my fellow Hoons will have to make the jump.

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Eurotripper European Car Show: The Air Cooled Edition


So recently, at the encouragement of a Bahamas cruise ship bound friend TheKenMan, this olelongrooffan ventured north to check out some action at the Eurotripper European Car Show at Jet Blue Park there in the town that is home to the Henry Ford Estate. There were some pretty cool vehicles to be seen, the bulk of them of the VDub variation. There were several exceptions but this offering pretty much covers the Volkswagen based air cooled rides that showed up that day. Now, as always, this olelongrooffan will not attempt to identify every vehicle in this show, especially anything of the Porsche variety. After all, we have an esteemed Porsche guru to take care of things like that. But if my fellow Hoons are interested, please feel free to make the jump to see some of the air cooled action seen there in the fields surrounding the spring time home of the Boston Red Sox.

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Truck Thursday: Another Edition Of Oops I Did It Again


Recently this olelongrooffan was headed up to catch a VDub show in the next burg up on State Road 93 when I spotted this Mini Monster Truck on the rear of this flatbed in the utility area of the Germain Arena. Well, as Vdubs were on my mind, I decided to pack this bit of information away in my uncluttered cranium and continued hot footing it up Eisenhower’s Highway System. I took in that VDub show and on my way home, the thought of this Mini Monster Truck came back to my mind and I decided this olelongrooffan would get off that highway system at exit 123 and stop in and check out what was happening at the arena sponsored by a local automotive dealer and more. My fellow Hoons, should you be so inclined, are free to make the jump to see more of this Mini Monster Truck and read about another Oops I Did It Again experience this olongrooffan was lucky enough to have enjoyed that sunny Saturday afternoon here in the Sunshine State.

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Long Shots: 1948 Chevy Street Rod


So the other day this olelongrooffan was heading back to my new pad, the loft, and a cool old street rod was parked outside a nearly ubiquitous real estate office and I thought it would be a perfect Long Shot to share with my fellow Hoons. Now while this ole Bowtie is no longer a trailer queen by any stretch of the imagination, it sure is purty to look at. Feel free to make the jump to see more of this cool, old school street rod.

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Long Shots: Another Mystery BMW, Is This One A 2500 As Well?

LongRoofian February 10, 2015 All Things Hoon


Way back at the time this olelongrooffan first started writing up this Long Shots series (thanks again to CptSevere), I commented how it often times felt that I would spot one car and it would remind me of another and then another. Well, back then it was usually big Detroit steel spotted in and around the Birthplace of Speed. Well, now that this olelongrooffan is living back down here in FantasyLand, I have noticed this is a recurring experience. But instead of old Detroit steel, it is European based and it is lovely. Well, at least to this olelongrooffan.

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In The Lot At The Eurotripper European Car Show
or How Jim Yu Saved Me 5 Bucks


This olelongrooffan doesn’t believe it needs to be reiterated that most of the time when attending a car related event the stuff seen In The Lot can be as cool as what can be seen at the show itself. I know that several of my fellow Hooniverse contributors believe that same thing. So this past weekend was the Eurotripper European Car Show up there at the park where the Boston Red Sox hang out during the spring time down here in the Sunshine State. TheKenMan alerted this olelongrooffan to this event and early Saturday afternoon I hightailed it up my section of the Eisenhower Interstate Highway here in southwest Florida and entered the parking lot of that park.

There was a sign posted stating “Spectators $5 Parking, Euros Park Free.” Well, this olelongrooffan was feeling pretty lucky that day and when that youngster approached my longerroof expecting me to fork over a fin for the experience of parking in that mushy field around back, I mentioned to him that I was driving a Euro and my parking admission should be free. He looked at this olelongrooffan like I was a bit off my rocker and told me I was driving a Chevy Blazer.

“Young man, take a look at the emblem on the nose up there.” Well he did and returned to the pilot’s door of my Kentucky blue ride and I questioned him if he recognized the badge I had received from a fellow Hooniverse contributor some time back. “No sir,” was his response. “Well, that is an Opel emblem and that is what this ride is. It is an Opel Blazer marketed out of Germany.” “Enjoy yourself,” was his response as he waved me on through.

Yeah, a little bit of a liberty with the truth but hey, this olelongrooffan enjoyed myself a sourdough pretzel and a glass of lemonade at the concession stand a bit later with that fin. As far as the cars in the lot for that show? Well fellow Hoons, click on through to see what I saw in the lot that day. BTW, thanks for that money saving Opel badge, grasshopper. Sorry you missed seeing it in person this past Hoonimas season.

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Hoonitales: Thank You Misters Henry and Chris Hanzel

LongRoofian February 6, 2015 All Things Hoon

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Please excuse this wandering all over, rambling on about nothing kind of post but if my fellow Hoons are interested, it is kind of tied together should you choose to hang around for it.

So this olelongrooffan has been a total slacker of late round there here parts. It’s not that I haven’t been doing the same kind of cool, well at least to me anyway, crap I always have been doing but I have been wondering just how many times this olelongrooffan can attend an event and share those experiences with my fellow Hoons without you guys and girls becoming totally bored with my offerings.

Well, this olelongrooffan is certain many of my fellow Hoons are wondering just what the hell does my sense of self doubt have to do with the red Citroen DS longroof tin plate in the above image. Well, actually nothing, but see that blue and white longroof in the second picture above that luggage rack? Well one just like it is what triggered this whole reflective post. But my fellow Hoons will have to make the jump to ascertain the connection.

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Long Shots: BMW Poliezi 330

LongRoofian February 2, 2015 All Things Hoon


Now this olelongrooffan has lately been somewhat remiss at keeping up my end of having possession of the keys to the vault that is Hooniverse. Well, I intend to change that up thanks to the esteemed Mr. Hanzel out there in the City By The Bay. (more about that shortly.) Anyway, earlier today this olelongrooffan stopped by my local drug store to check out their Hot Wheels offerings pick up some toothpaste and spotted the blue Bentley seen in the above image. I snapped an image of it with my oledailydriverimagetaker and figured it would factor into something here in the Hooniverse. And that is it. A Bentley parked in close proximity to a SC1 Saturn, IIRC. Yeah, that is the FantasyLand I live in.

So what does that Bentley have to do with a BMW Polizei? Well my fellow Hoons, you will have to make the jump to find that association.

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HCOTY Nominee: The Wagon Wednesday Edition


So one of the things the Hooniverse Overlords demand of we mere contributors to this wonderful website is that we nominate a Hooniworthy vehicle as the Hooniversal Car Of The Year. In years past, this olelongrooffan has had an easy time based on what I had seen out and about around whatever parts of the Sunshine State I live in. This year living, once again, down in what I call FantasyLand that is Naples, Florida, my choices have been rather slim and I have, until today, been undecided as to what would be nominated.

Yeah round these here parts, the sighting of a Diablo, Maserati, Bentley, Ferrari (I have a client who owns two), Rolls, McLaren Mercedes, you name it they are all here and seen on a daily basis. Thus far we have had some great nominations, but to this olelongrooffan, New Cars, Schmoo Cars, I mean who needs a 700HP sedan when the fastest you can go, unless you are MadScience (there is a link somewhere), is 80+ mph and nearly get away with it, and race trucks-my fellow Hoons, racing trucks have been around since my 2014 nomination was on the showroom floor.

So without further ado, hit the jump and see why this nomination must be your selection for the Hooniveral Car Of The Year choice.

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Last Call: Hooniversal Secret Ninja Claus 2014

LongRoofian December 15, 2014 All Things Hoon


Are any of my fellow Hoons interested in being on the receiving end of any of the cool type crap this olelongrooffan received a couple Hoonimas’ ago, and as shown in the above image? Yeah, it is time for the now annual Hooniversal Secret Ninja Claus.

How does it work? Well fellow Hoons you have until nightfall on Wednesday to get your snail mail address to Hooniclaus over at ninjaclaus@atomictoasters.com. In that email include some of your interests (mine are old school automotive pinup posters and cookies) and Hooniclaus will match your snail mail with a fellow Hoon and voila! just a short time later a batch of goodies such as seen above will arrive at your door via a uniformed member of the national government.

The caveat? Well, Hooniclaus himself says it best:

“I have a list and I am checking it twice. I know who has been naughty and nice so if you signed up last year and didn’t follow through you will have to send two crummy gifts this year to participate. Anywho, this is fun for a bunch of people so ifn you wanna play, then play. It’s my bad that I am late getting this going so I will run this all the way up through new years if you guys want (I have reports that some of last years people finally received gifts as late as last month. Better late than never?)

Merry Hoonimas everybody!


So remember to get your snail mail off and go out the garage, look in that Hooniverse swag box and get something off post haste.


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