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Weekend Edition: Mystery Car Sighting: The Westland Empire Aristocrat Edition

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So awhiles back in my V.I.S.I.T. post about that Deux Chevaux this olelongrooffan had spotted, I mentioned I was returning from picking up TheKenMan’s generously provided AuctionsAmerica weekend pass for their auctions over the past few days. So on this past Saturday morning after making sure the underside of the lid of my washing machine was clean, (yeah that is a joke only a few of my fellow Hoons and thejeepjunkie will get), this olelongrooffan headed across Alligator Alley for the 93 minute drive to the Fort Lauderdale Convention Center there in the Port of the Everglades for the show that is Auctions America. Now while I was there I saw a whole bunch of cool ass carp, a lot of which I had seen before but it was cool to see it all once again. There was, however, one vehicle I have only seen in a partly obstructed view and that was here in the Hooniverse. Yes, it was one of the esteemed Mr. Esmlie’s Mystery Car posts from way back in 2011 which, surprisingly, this olelongrooffan remembered. Check that post out here and the ultimate identification of that ride by none other than commenter P161911. Yeah, my fellow Hoons, this olelongrooffan was pure assed flabbergasted to have spotted it and even more so to have remembered it. I guess the blue Skyy hasn’t killed all of the brain cells in this double nickeled aged old man.

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V.I.S.I.T: Citroen Deux Chevaux

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So today this olelongrooffan was returning from TheKenMan’s pad where I picked up my pass for the AuctionsAmerica Auction next weekend over in Fort Lauderdale. As I was cruising down Airport Road here in FantasyLand, I squinted my eyes to take in a rarely seen shape in the next lane over just up a ways. Well my fellow Hoons, this olelongrooffan grabbed my new Bradley Brownell recommended Canon image taker, slowed my longerroof down a tad bit and grabbed a few images of it out the front windscreen.

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1959 BMW 600: “The Limousine”

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So awhiles back this olelongrooffan was up in the City of Palms and spotted something previously heard of and only seen in pictures. Yeah, my fellow Hoons this was the first time I had spotted a BMW 600, “The Limousine” if you will. And it dates from 1959, the same age as the Daytona International Speedway and this olelongrooffan. Click on through to see some more of it.

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Eurotripper European Car Show: The Water Cooled Edition

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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