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Quick Video – Volvo 245 Wagon Goes Adrift

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I was looking for some Wagon Wednesday inspiration (yeah, yeah, it’s Thursday now), when I ran across a 1975 245 wagon spending most of its days sideways. What at first appears to be a boring brown wagon quickly shows itself to be a BMW killer. Check it out.

 

The idea of a wagon that performs like a coupe isn’t new, but it is very intriguing to me. Much like a pickup, it has room to haul everything you need, it’s inconspicuous, and is the perfect platform for any engine swap you can imagine. If it were mine, I would keep it mostly stock, with just a few go-fast goodies under the hood to make things interesting. You?

Truck Thursday – 1987 Dodge Raider

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For your Truck Thursday, I invite you to turn on the wayback machine, and turn the dial to 1987. Radical. Check out this little brown truck. … Continue Reading

(Don’t Lose) Focus – SVT Edition

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Someone took the best-selling car in the world and dressed it up like a 1970’s Ferrari. … Continue Reading

V.I.S.I.T. – Older & Slower Edition

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A few weeks ago, I was wending my way down the sidewalk, minding my own business, I came across this old F-150 in a great shade of brown/red that I haven’t seen in a long time. Check it out. … Continue Reading

Buy this 1962 Ford F-100 4×4

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For your Truck Thursday Friday consideration, I offer you this blast from the past. This 1964 Ford F-100 is ready to take you on your next (bumpy) adventure.

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Quick Pic: Carry-Go-Round

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If you want a ticket to ride the carry-go-round, you must be 48″ tall, sign a waiver, and be not afraid of heights. On the other hand, the seats are more comfortable than any carnival ride you’ve ever been on. Plus, they don’t smell like beer and PDA.

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

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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

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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)

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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

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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