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Winter Flashback: The Pittsburgh Parking Chair

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While much of the country basks in early-spring sunshine, as they have for the past, oh several million years, others of us in northern climes have been struggling to survive yet another arctic blast or polar vortex or whatever they are calling it this time around. Yes, it snowed again today in Salt Lake City, and no, I’m not bitter. I am relieved that I didn’t have to clear any snow, or silently curse my neighbors for taking my one on-street parking space again.

Why is that important? In my neighborhood, I either have enough room for one car or our two trash bins at the curb in front of my very narrow house. Not all three, or even one car and one bin. So I generally leave the garbage cans out significantly longer than is usually accepted in a civilized society. If only there was such a civilized place where one could reserve their on-street parking spot. 

Wait, there is. Pittsburgh.

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Post-Christmas Let-Down? Get a New 2014 Hooniverse Calendar and Outlook on Life!

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Well, the Holiday season is just about wrapped up.  A drink or a dozen on a random Tuesday night is all that separates you from another humdrum year.  But – GOOD NEWS – there’s still time to make 2014 a special year – still time to order a Hooniverse Calendar! NOW REDUCED!  Only 10 bucks, because you will already be a little way into that first month.  It’s the least we could do – you still get the full complement of 13 months in the calendar.  Why?  Because we can.

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2014 Hooniverse Calendar! Impress Your Co-workers!

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Time keeps ticking down and you still haven’t gotten Christmas presents for your kids and assorted co-workers.  Never fear, the Hooniverse is here, in the form of this year’s edition of the awesome Hooniverse Calendar.  Get one now!  They’re only a dollar a month – 13 bucks, and are certain to raise your IQ, your libido and lower your bad cholesterol. 

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The 2014 Hooniverse Calendar is HERE!

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You were probably all paralyzed with fear this Turkey Day weekend – football passed by, turkey passed by, Black Friday came and went, more football passed by, more football passed by, The Walking Dead went on hiatus, you realized it was December already…

Then you awoke this morning to find…

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K-Car Abomination Gives Man (another) Stroke

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What fresh hell is this?

Might be one response to the above photo.  Or, “it looks like a 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 era Corvette.”  Perhaps even a “Ferrari” or “Thunderbird.”  But if you’re Hooniverse’s own Jim Brennan, the reaction is, 

"It's giving me another stroke just looking at it..."

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A Race Rookie at Sears Pointless 2013

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As you may have seen in previous posts, two of your trusty Hooniverse correspondents were able to finagle their way onto a real-life racing team… well, a 24 Hours of LeMons team at least. Sure, they might be $500 cars, but the experience is about the most fun a person can have for any price.

So there I am in the lede photo, driving the #32 FX32 – a twin-engined beast engineered by the geniuses at Stick Figure Racing. I’ll be honest, most of my involvement with the building of the car was keeping the real workers fed with delicious donuts from Banbury Cross. But I did help a bit too – I drew very accurate arrows on the proper lug holes in the wheels, kept the green and orange stripes fairly straight – important stuff. … Continue Reading

FX32 Lemons Build Update: The Final Edition

It’s been a long and harrowing journey, but there is light at the end of the proverbial tunnel.  The Frankenstein’s monster known as the FX32 has neared completion (there are some loose ends to zip-tie up) and rests today on a trailer, ready to be hauled to its eventual destruction glory on the smooth pavement of Sonoma Raceway.

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Disappointed with your Christmas haul? Raise your spirits with a Hooniverse Calendar!

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You’ve survived the Mayan apocalypse and probably got another cat-themed calendar from your long-lost aunt that smells of mothballs, but the last week of 2012 doesn’t have to be defined by those crushing disappointments.  Ditch the cats and get yourself 13 awesome car-themed months by buying a 2013 Hooniverse Calendar.

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The photography is awesome, the subjects are way cooler than that Corvette calendar your cubicle neighbor has and best of all, you’ll be supporting your favorite website.

Fastback Friday: 1988 Subaru GL

During my formative car geek years (junior high and high school), I lived outside Kansas City, Missouri.  I only mention this because I knew someone who had a late-80s Subaru GL 3-door and it was such an interesting and unusual vehicle.  People in the west and northeast may scoff at this idea, but the fact is, Subarus were rare in the midwest at that time.   An interesting aside to that rare theme – my dad still had the ’79 Rabbit during this period – and no dealership at which to service it.  The only VW dealership in the Kansas City metro area folded sometime around 1989.  If Subarus were rare, VWs were downright exotic.

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2013 Hooniverse Calendar – Do You Have One? You Should.

Its getting closer to Christmas by the minute and if you’re anything like me, gift shopping won’t begin for another 8 days or so.  Unfortunately, most of the cool gifts are online nowadays and require at least a couple days for shipping.  Unless, of course, you’re willing to double the price of your purchase to get overnight shipping.

So instead of stressing about finding the perfect gift for yourself, your friends, neighbors and loved ones, why not just order up a Hooniverse 2013 Calendar?  It’s only 12 bucks and the profits will buy more beer for the next company barbeque keep the site online for the next 6 days ever.

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