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

The DFL Show Special Report: We Snagged An Interview With Alexander Rossi

Pat was fortunate enough to spend some time with Indy 500 winner and Manor reserve driver Alexander Rossi. Recorded in the back of a Ride|Austin on the way to COTA, Pat and Alexander talk about Indycar, F1, and the future of motorsports in the US. It’s a fun chat and well worth the listen.

[Thanks to Manor Racing and Ride|Austin for everything!]

The DFL Show – The DFL Show at the USGP: An Interview with Alexander Rossi

Lamborghini Manic: The Huracan at Driveway Austin

Patrick Hoffstetter October 19, 2016 Quick Spin

When the folks over at Xtreme Xperience call and ask if you want to come back out to Driveway Austin and sample another one of their supercars, the answer is always yes. This time it was a shiny red Huracan on offer. Crossing a Lamborghini off the proverbial “list” seems like a brilliant way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

So that’s what I did. … Continue Reading

The DFL Show at Lone Star LeMans: Santino Ferrucci

Haas F1 junior Santino Ferrucci sat down with me during the Lone Star LeMans, where he made his sportscar debut, winning both Super Trofeo races during the race weekend. He’s a very bright young lad, and I look forward to tracking his progress. Enjoy!

The DFL Show – The DFL Show at Lone Star LeMans: Santino Ferrucci

The DFL Show at Lone Star LeMans: Allan McNish

Allan McNish was kind enough to stand with me in the hallway of the COTA media center to talk all things Audi, racing, and his life after driving. Allan is an amazing person to talk to, and I could listen to him talk all day long. This one was a treat, so I hope you all enjoy it.


The DFL Show – The DFL Show at Lone Star LeMans: Allan McNish

Quick Pic: Welcome to Rat Rod Hell


There are certain ideas that always seem like a winner, but when you actually start to get to what you thought you wanted, you’ve realized you’ve created a god-damn monster. I have to imagine that this is the reason why this particular “Rat Rod” is up for sale. Take one whole Chevy HHR, chop the hood and front bumper to hell and back, and attach the saddest front end you can find.

I’ve seen better looking cars wandering the wastelands of Fallout than what this monster presents. But hey, you can drive it anywhere! Just make sure you can deal with the zero frontal visibility and what I imagine are horrifying aerodynamic issues.

If you are in the mood to burn a cool $3500, then I suggest you seek this out.

Credit to /r/Shitty_Car_Mods for the image!


DFL at Lone Star LeMans: Bruno Senna Interview

Bruno Senna has driven almost everything on earth, and he was nice enough to sit down with me for a quick interview during his busy weekend with the RGR Sport team, hot off a win at the 6 Hours of Mexico. I asked him about the team, his past, and what he thinks the future of racing looks like to him. I had a really great time talking to Bruno, and I hope you all enjoy the interview.

The DFL Show – DFL at Lone Star LeMans: Bruno Senna


DFL at The Lone Star LeMans: Graeme Lowdon Interview

Graeme Lowdon is a person you should know in motorsports. His work with Manor has taken him all across the racing world, and his most recent project, an LMP2 team in the WEC, competed during the recent Lone Star LeMans weekend here in Austin. Graeme and I had sat down together last year to talk about his F1 venture, and he was kind enough to sit down with me again to see what the last year has brought in terms of changing disciplines.

The DFL Show – DFL at The Lone Star LeMans: Graeme Lowdon

Forza Horizon 3: The New Standard of Open World Driving

Patrick Hoffstetter September 21, 2016 Featured, Forza

It seems hard to believe that the Forza Horizon sub-franchise has already reached it’s third game, as just years ago I was tearing through Colorado, or the south of France. And while the last game might not have stuck with me as much as the first, the games have always been some solid open world fun. But now we have a bigger map, more cars, redone water and off-roading. Oh, and did I mention you are in charge of the festival now?

It’s evolution and revolution at the same time. This is Horizon 3. … Continue Reading