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2016 HCOTY Nominee: The GT-86 Cup Car.

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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

Win A Pair of Hunziker Design Driving Shoes with The DFL Show!

The lovely folks over at Hunziker have teamed up with us at The DFL Show, the Hooniverse motorsports podcast, to give away a brand new pair of their casual driving shoes. This contest is open to all Hooniverse readers and listeners, and the winner will be able to select the design and size of their choosing.

What do you have to do to win? Simple, send in your best fan creation in to us at The DFL Show. A theme song, some fan art, some slam poetry? It’s up to you what you do, and we look forward to going through the submissions. The contest is open for two weeks, until November 10th, and the winner will be chosen and announced both here and on the show. Oh, and if you want to increase your odds of winning, maybe drop The DFL Show a review on iTunes? It couldn’t hurt your chances.

All submissions should be sent to phoffstetter@gmail.com, with your entry, social media information, and iTunes name if you left us a review.

Good luck, and we look forward to getting your creations!

The Hooniverse Q&A with Nicolas Hunziker

The kind folks over at Hunziker have teamed up with us to give away a new pair of their amazing driving shoes. We’ll get to that shortly, but first we wanted to chat with the man behind the kicks. Officially licensed with the Steve McQueen family and others, these driving shoes are real leather, stylish, and pair nicely with almost any outfit.

I did a little Q&A with Nicolas about designing the shoes, the business in general, and his attitude for it all.   … Continue Reading





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