Still Cruising Around The Ozarks…

LongRoofian August 11, 2016 All Things Hoon

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Yeah this olelongrooffan is still around and Still Cruising Around The Ozarks. I thought I might share with my fellow Hoons some sights seen a whiles back on one of those trips around the backroads of my home. Click on through to see some more.

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Holiday Weekend Truck Edition: It’s ‘Murica After All

As there is a Big Assed Birthday Party going on in these here United States of America, this olelongrooffan suspects postings will be a bit light this weekend. I don’t know about my fellow Hoons but this olelongrooffan likes to get my Hooniverse fix no matter what the occasion so please enjoy the following this Holiday Weekend. We’ll be back in force next week.


So, once again, this olelongrooffan missed out on attending the 417 Coffee and Cars this weekend. Well, technically that is misstated. I did travel the hour or so up to the Queen City of the Ozarks to attend this monthly held function. However, by the time my longerroof got me there, the rainstorms had commenced and the somewhat impromptu event was breaking up. I did see my first Woolsley in person (almost a Mini only prettier) but failed to capture an image of it as it was exiting the event in the rain. I was trying to figure out what to do next when I remembered the Big Ass GMC Motorhome campout was this week down near my new home town. A quick check at the digital numbers on the dash of my longerroof, I realized that by the time I got back down there in the rain it would have broken up by then. Well my fellow Hoons, this olelongrooffan was sorely disappointed but decided to retrace a route my longerroof had taken me on a whiles back to check a pretty cool old boat seen that day.

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Commercial Street Car Show


So this olelongrooffan has yet to attend a 417 Cars and Coffee this year but I did get an opportunity to attend the Commercial Street Car Show a whiles back. Now while I have not attended the Cars and Coffee yet this year, my niece, who my fellow Hoons may remember purchased an Acura RSXs earlier this year, has attended every one of them. Yeah, this olelongrooffan is getting pretty long in the tooth when a RSXY young whipper snapper attends more car shows than I do.

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Long Shots: Tin Can Tourist Tuesday


There are times when this olelongrooffan is out and about checking out some of the “went here and saw that” kind of stuff our Hooniverse Overlords let me share with my fellow Hoons here in the World that is Hooniverse. And sometimes some of that stuff is cooler than others. Today was one of those “cooler than others” kind of days. Well at least I think so. It’s possible some of my fellow Hoons may agree.

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Truck Thursday: Long Shots: Not Just Any Old Elkie


So the other day, this olelongrooffan was out be-bopping around these here Ozark Mountains and came across something me thinks my fellow Hoons will love laugh out loud at appreciate. Yeah, it’s a Designer Series and I’m confident the condition of this trucklet will be noticed by all.

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A Short Cruise Around The Ozarks With This olelongrooffan


Now while this olelongrooffan realizes that the stuff I post here in the Hooniverse will never make it to that Featured Headline across the top of this page, that ain’t gonna stop me from sharing some of the (at least I think) cool stuff I see from time to time while out and about. At least until my Hooniverse Overlords yank the key to the vault from my grimy hands.

A whiles back I was out and stumbled upon a rather cool old warehouse and I couldn’t but help to gather some images of it to share with my fellow Hoons. Among other things.

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Long Shot: It’s A Turbo Dude


So the other day, this olelongrooffan had another Long Shots experience and thought I might share it with my fellow Hoons.

Now round these here parts of the Ozark Mountains of southwest Missouri, many of the sightings to be seen by this olelongrooffan are generally of the Truck Persuasion but occasionally seeing something out in the wild of a rare nature deserves whipping a Ueeee to further investigate. And this kick butt Fastback was one of those things.

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Quick Shifts: Save A Buck Where You Can Edition

LongRoofian June 7, 2016 Quick Shifts


So the other day this olelongrooffan stopped at my local Stop-N-Rob to get me some cokes and smokes and I saw something I had not seen before. See the front axle on that tanker trailer? It is raised up off the ground about 10 inches or so. Of course, I had to ask the driver of this rig what was up?


He mentioned this was done so as not to scuff the tires while turning, improve the turning radius, and to increase fuel mileage while going on down the road with a light load. I can only wonder what the increase in cost for this set up versus the perceived savings in fuel and tire costs would be. Although the ease of turning would make it worthwhile to me.

In my 40+ years of driving, this olelongrooffan has never seen this set up previously. What about my fellow Hoons? Seen something like this or similar?

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“Whatcha Doin’ Brother?”


Author’s Note: So this weekend is Memorial Day weekend here in the good ole USA. Uncle Sam gives us this Monday off in remembrance of fallen members of the US Armed Services. While I am lucky that all three of my older brothers served and lived through it, there are many who did not. So while we are enjoying this day of leisure, remember the reason for this holiday. Thanks to all who served and serve to protect the right to enjoy the many things I do as I Celebrate Life.

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Every week in Greg K’s Hooniverse News column, he winds up said column up with “What is your automotive news? Well as this olelongrooffan doesn’t wrench on my stuff much these days, I usually don’t have a lot to comment about in the comments section of those posts. However, that was changed up a couple weeks ago.

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Truck Thursday: An Ode To The Advance Design

My fellow Hoons, this offering by this olelongrooffan contains over 2,150 words and suffered through 40+ revisions. I might suggest finding a few minutes, a comfortable seat and a cold libation while reading about Bus_Plunge and Advance Designs. Or not. Anyways, thanks for staying tuned.

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So it’s been a while since this olelongrooffan has contributed anything here in the Hooniverse. Please note my fellow Hoons, it’s not for lack of interest; I mean I probably have six or seven draft posts together and in various states of completion. But every time I commence editing one of them, I will sidetrack off to read something by one of my fellow contributors and, somehow, my stuff just doesn’t seem to measure up to their lofty offerings. Maybe it is the six year itch setting in. Yeah, it was May 1, 2010 that this olelongrooffan was bestowed the honor of contributing here in the Hooniverse. But then again, maybe I am just indolent after all. Anyway, my absence has gotten so noticeable that even some of my kinfolk who this olelongrooffan didn’t even know read my stuff here have contacted me to wonder what the hell is up? As such, this olelongrooffan decided to get off my lazy, self critiqueing ass and actually post something before the Hooniverse Overlords yank the Key to the Vault that is Hooniverse from my grimy hands.

Anyways, my fellow Hoons may remember a post this olelongrooffan did a long whiles back about the short bus my brother Bus_Plunge owned for many years and ended up selling to another grandpa down Texas way. I am told it is a pretty good read and ole Bus_Plunge himself even mentions it to me from time to time. Now that old bus is an Advance Design style truck produced by the General from the 1948 through early 1955 model years (even though the Task Force redesign occurred in 55, it appears some early 55’s were 54 AD carryovers). And Bus_Plunge surely does like him some Advance Design trucks.

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