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Craigslist Find: 1951 Henry J 4×4

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What do you get when you cross a poorly designed and marketed car with a poorly designed and marketed truck? You get one awesome car that appeals to everyone and no one at the same time. Take a look at this 1951 Henry J, with a lift kit. … Continue Reading

V.I.S.I.T. – 2014 Mercedes Sprinter Van

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After another too long break from the Hooniverse, I’ve come sprinting back with a van-geance. See what I did there? In honor of Truck Thursday and general trucking goodness, I felt obliged to share this Vehicle I Saw In Traffic with you all. … Continue Reading

Fastback Friday: 1984 Dodge Shelby Charger

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In 1984, Dodge was faced with a problem: import cars, including its own captive imports from Mitsubishi, were making serious inroads to the North American market. Like Ford and GM, their first response was to build smaller cars. Starting in the 70′s. Chrysler responded by downsizing its domestic vehicles, and later, simply stopping production on certain vehicles. However, import market share continued to increase, and in 1979, the L-body Dodge Omni 024, later the Charger, made its debut.

[Source: Seattle Craigslist]

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Diecast Delights – A Millennial Reminisce

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The year 2000 was a very good year for me. I had just turned 18, about to graduate from high school, and generally feeling on top of the world. 14 years and many miles later, I’m sitting here thinking about grad school and the future. A lot has happened since that summer, and I’ve moved halfway across the country, but a couple of things have made the journey with me. One of them is my Mark Martin diecast. I thought I would share a few pictures of it with you and tell you a little about how it came my way. … Continue Reading

Truck Thursday: 1981 Volkswagen Has Room for All Your Things

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It’s everyone’s favorite, the VW Caddy!

I was spending a few quiet moments on my laptop last night (stop it), when I came across a truck that needs no introduction. I say truck, but it’s really just a car with a big trunk. This Volkswagen Caddy is ready to steal your heart, and throw it in the back with the rest of your stuff for your next apartment move. Let’s take a closer look.

[Source: Seattle Craigslist]

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For Sale: The Most Expensive Volvo C30

Marcal Eilenstein March 12, 2014 For Sale

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I was up late last night looking at pictures of Volvos (you don’t?), when I ran across something we all love here at the Hooniverse, something that has all the makings of a perfect car: 1) fast 2) Swedish 3) hatchback. What’s not to like? Intrigued? Curiosity piqued? Didn’t know pique was spelled that way? Take the jump to learn more about this perfect pair of Swedish machines.

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Craigslist: 2008 HHR Has Hasty Hopes

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I wouldn’t normally be interested in the Cobalt-cum-PT Cruiser that they call the HHR, but this one has so much, shall we say, potential, that I couldn’t pass it up. Why, you ask? Read on and find out! 

I sat in the front passenger seat of an HHR when they first hit the streets, and my only memory of that rental car ride is feeling cramped. In an effort to flatten the roof and make the little wagon look longer than it really is, they removed what little headroom there was to begin with. It feels like sitting in a chopped and lowered Cobalt, which, well, it is. The high belt lines don’t help. Anyway, this car is very different from the plain white model I remember from years ago.

[Source: Seattle craisglist]

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V.I.S.I.T. – Great White North Edition

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Welcome to another edition of V.I.S.I.T., the series where we feature submissions from readers like you. Want to be famous? Just send us some decent pictures of something interesting, and we’ll feature it here. Pretty cool, huh? Today, we have another entry from longtime commenter Sjalabais (thanks, man!), and I think you’re going to like it. Take the jump to see more!

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Roadside Attractions: 1973 Volkswagen Beetle

Marcal Eilenstein January 31, 2014 For Sale

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Recently, the boss told me I could start working from home one day a week, if I was interested. I was more than interested, and took him up on his offer right away. I get to sleep a little later, enjoy a decent breakfast, and save a bit of money on commuting.

What the heck does this have to with you, or with this post? Let me explain. Llast time I worked from home, I had to (carefully) run to town to get a leak fixed on my truck, and I decided to take the long way home after I was done. By the way, the tire shop that will sell you a Tire at a Discount has always treated us right (see what I did there?). It was on my home from a successful leak repair that I saw this little orange machine. Taking a page from longrooffan’s playbook, I decided to stop for a look – I hope you enjoy it.

[Related: Ex-hoon, overly opinionated so-called automotive journalist, and corporate sellout, Blake Z. Rong, recently penned typed a very good article on these, the most reliable, Volkswagens. Check it out -KK]

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V.I.S.I.T. – Three American Classics

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For your Wednesday reading pleasure, enjoy this clutch of collectible cars captured by two of our loyal readers. That’s right, folks. You get not one, but two posts in one this time. Talk about efficient. I’m making up for lost time today, and you reap the benefits! … Continue Reading

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