Hooniverse Asks Bonus: Which Car-Themed Song Have You (Re-)Discovered?


Recently, I was listening to Pandora (Pantera station – don’t judge), looking for some good driving music, when this classic came up. Now, I make no bones about my love of all sounds metal, including the boys from the Bay area. I’ve never really stopped listening to Metallica, but I don’t play them every day like I used to. This will definitely put them back in the rotation, though.

It’s hard to believe it’s been 20 years since this song hit the airwaves; I was just a young, dumb 15-year old kid back then, and driving was still another six months off. This song connected with a lot of guys and gals my age back then, and even today, it gets my adrenaline pumping. Quench my thirst with gasoline, indeed. It makes me want to go lay some 11’s in my truck. Very small 11’s.


All this got me thinking: what other car-themed songs are in your playlists? What classic or forgotten gems have made a comeback?

V.I.S.I.T. – A Little Something for Everybody Edition


This short and sweet edition of V.I.S.I.T. is an all-skate, a look at several cars that all of us can enjoy in some way. Check it. … Continue Reading

Wagon Wednesday – Go for the Gold (Saturn)


For your Wagon Wendesday enjoyment, I present you the venerable Saturn SW. If there was ever a car with all kinds of possibilities, it’s a Saturn wagon. Plus, it’s (kinda) brown! … Continue Reading

Rotten Rental Car Review: Toyota Yaris


A few weeks ago, my wife and needed to get from our fair city to MCI, and we decided to rent a car for the 200-mile trip. The agent tossed me the keys to a 2016 Toyota Yaris, with an automatic transmission, power windows and locks, and not much else. What follows is a summary of my driving impressions. If you’re so inclined, take the jump below and read along. … Continue Reading

Hoonivercinema Quick Take – Street Rod Nationals Autocross


As a little teaser for an upcoming post about the Street Rod Nationals event held last month here in Springfield, here is some footage from the autocross event that they hosted. The promoter reminded us that this was the first autocross that the Street Rod Nationals had hosted in 40 years. It was open to all entrants, no matter what kind of vehicle. My favorite was this bruiser, a 1969 Chevelle being thrown around by a very capable owner, as you will see. It wasn’t the quickest car at all, but it was the coolest. Check it out.

[Video Copyright 2016 Hooniverse/Marcal Eilenstein]

V.I.S.I.T. – After the Show Edition


The coolest finds are always the ones you don’t expect, and that is certainly the case with this edition of V.I.S.I.T. Check out this 1970 Buick Skylark. … Continue Reading

Roadside Attractions – Junkyard of Dreams


Last month, my dad decided to buy a pickup from a guy up in Lebanon. For those of you not familiar with Lebanon (which is nearly all of you), it’s a medium sized town here in the Ozarks, known for its boat manufacturing and walnut bowls (there is a big factory in town that makes all kinds of wooden products). It happens to be my hometown as well, and a place I always enjoy visiting. We picked up my brother and jumped on the interstate on a sunny Saturday morning. … Continue Reading

417 Coffee & Cars – Kickoff 2016


Car show season in the Oazarks has well and truly begun. With sunishine, warm weather, and plenty of car lovers around here, there is no shortage of shows, meets, clubs, and sightings to be had. Whether your scene is tuners, resto mods, bikes, or bro trucks, we’ve got all, and that’s a very good thing. I’m a little late sharing these awesome cars with all y’all, but they’re still awesome, and you still like them, so let’s dig in, shall we? … Continue Reading

Wagon Wednesday: 1985 AMC Eagle Edition


It happened again. Grad school has sucked me into a vortex of projects, deadlines, and tests. What are you gonna do? Anywho, I’m taking a break tonight to showcase what, for me, is one of the great forgotten cars of the recent past.

It’s slow. It’s brown. It’s inefficient. It’s hopeless outdated. It’s awesome. … Continue Reading

Fastback Friday: This Car is from Arkansas Edition


For this edition of Fastback Friday, let’s take a look at one of the all-time great fastback sedans – the Ford Galaxie 500. I’ve written a few times over the year about the glorious Ford Galaxie; it’s always been one of those cars that just looks good sitting on the curb, cruising down the highway, or leaning into a corner on a race track. … Continue Reading