Forza Horizon 3: Blizzard Mountain: A Perfect Snow Day

Patrick Hoffstetter December 29, 2016 Forza

The first full expansion to Forza Horizon 3 takes us to a whole new place, with a brand new surface to the game, adding snow and ice. Snow tires, black ice, and a new rally monster are all up for offer, but do you pick it up now? My thoughts inside.

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The Joy’s of Perfection: McLaren of Houston Visit

It’s no secret here that McLaren is my favorite brand, so when I got the opportunity to visit McLaren of Houston over the holiday’s I hopped in the Miata and got there as fast as I could. McLaren has a reputation for being perfectionists in every way, and seeing what one of their newest dealerships was like was something I knew I had to check out.

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2016 HCOTY Nominee: The GT-86 Cup Car.


As opposed to last year, I have decided to ignore everything I drove this year in favor of selecting the car that I had the best experience with as my nominee. This car scared me, thrilled me, and I wouldn’t trade my time with it for almost anything in the world. I humbly nominate the GT-86 Cup Car as my 2016 nominee. … Continue Reading

An American Hoonicorn in London

One of the only saving graces of the most recent season of Top Gear was seeing the Hoonicorn give Matt LeBlanc a tour of London, while leaving tire particulates all over town. It’s a cool car and a cool segment, and as a holiday gift Top Gear has decided to share the full directors cut so we can enjoy even more tire smoke around jolly old England.


Project MokotoNB: Update 1 – A Lot of Dunlop

Patrick Hoffstetter December 12, 2016 Project Cars

It’s been six months since I picked up the Miata, and minus a shift knob things have stayed pretty much stock. But I figured with a full set of tires out of my way I can let you know the ins and outs of buying the cheapest NB you can, and my thoughts on the Dunlop Direzza DZ102.

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Formula Fun: Danke Nico Edition

The season is done and dusted, and we have a new champion. That normally should end most of the discussions about seats and the like, but there has been one last 2016 surprise. Our new champion is stepping down, retiring to spend time with his family.

Now what?

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The Hooniversal Opinion: The Grand Tour

It’s been a long wait, but the original Top Gear trio is finally back on the small screen with Amazon’s The Grand Tour. With a release this hyped and important to our industry, I thought I should get some opinions together from as many Hooniverse Editors as I could. This will be a long one, so I hope you have a tasty beverage handy. … Continue Reading

Forumla Fun: Obrigado Felipe; Goodbye to the People’s Champion

Patrick Hoffstetter November 17, 2016 Formula 1

Felipe Massa raced in his last home Grand Prix this weekend, and even though he failed to finish, it was a spectacular goodbye to a man who has always seemed to forge his own path in F1. I’ll admit I never thought he was the best driver on the grid, and feared that he maybe stayed at a toxic Ferrari team too long. But his strength and poise in the face of adversity, and his loyalty to his fans have always been an example that the rest of the paddock should learn from.  … Continue Reading

The V10 Beast of Bavaria: Driving a Manual E60 M5

Meeting automotive heroes is always a risk. Whether it fails to live up to the hype, has a glaring issue, or if you just plain don’t mesh with how the car feels. Buff books and youtube videos can only tell you so much before you set your own opinion based on personal experience, and not just what you want to think about the car. You have to make your own story with a car, and this morning I swapped the keys to the Miata for an E60 M5. With a Manual. … Continue Reading

Formula Fun: The USGP and Staying a Fan

Patrick Hoffstetter November 1, 2016 Formula 1

It’s been awhile once again, but we are back with a new edition of Formula Fun. Lot’s to talk about here post USGP, including a little breakthrough I made with myself this past weekend at COTA.  … Continue Reading