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False Neutral #20: Twin Cams, Part 1 with Cam Vanderhorst


In another triumph of attempt at Hooniverse Podcast Network Corporate Synergisity℠, we are joined by Cam Vanderhorst, one of the hosts of our Hooniverse sister podcast Cammed & Tubbed. Our conversation spilled over into two weeks worth of material, so this is part one of two episodes featuring Cam. (“Twin Cams” — get it? Ahhh, I crack myself up.) In this first go-round, we discuss helmets and hearing protection, scooters, and tweaking Cam’s Sportster. A little ways in, Eric jumps in for the tragic truth about barn finds, and whether there are still any truly bad motorcycles on the market. Rest assured, like nearly every episode, we manage to mention the Yamaha TW200 and Suzuki GT750. We’ve also provided few other aural surprises along the way.

EDIT: This might show up multiple times in peoples’ iTunes feed, as I somehow managed to deactivate the “Explicit” flag, necessitated by Cam’s lone f-bomb in the last five minutes of the podcast.


False Neutral – Twin Cams, Part 1

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Classic Captions – Mazda RX3-SP Edition

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In pursuit of interesting contest fodder, Classic Captions photos tend to skew cheesy, with awkwardly posed people standing around stationary cars. Well, this is foremost an enthusiast site, and sometimes you just got bring out the speed. Here’s a crossed-up, rotary-powered, pre-zoom-zoom ’77 Mazda getting downright rowdy out on a twisty road. Hell yeah badass. But the flame tracks? What’s that about? Other than pointing out that that’s some damn fine pre-Photoshop photographic manipulation, I will leave further interpretation up to the commentariat. What humorous or profound (but most likely just humorous) comment can you come up with to fit this illustration?
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Classic Captions – ’78 GMC Motorhome Edition

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Thanks to Monday’s national celebration of freedom, pyrotechnics and over-consumption, this week’s Classic Captions Contest has been moved to today. To change things up, here’s a very different type of image, looking out from the red velour interior of a ’78 GMC motorhome at a couple outside, gazing off-camera. This photo is probably more open to subtle shades of interpretation than most automotive ad artwork. Who are these people? Do have anything to do with the motorhome, or are they just by-standers who happened to show up at the same scenic overlook? What are they looking at? And what’s in that note on the table?

Hit the jump and let us know what clever take you have on what’s going on here and learn who won last week.
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False Neutral #19: It’s A Small World After All

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This week, it’s only Garrett and me, as “Eric T” (if that’s even his real name) is busy moving into a new home. We discuss my recent turn as a presenting judge at the Art of the Car Concours, which led to a couple of uncommonly coincidental connections. We go on to discuss some of Honda’s late ’80s flops-turned-cult-bikes, and wonder about what future cult favorites we’re ignoring now.


False Neutral – It’s A Small World After All

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False Neutral #18: I Don’t FEEL Tardy…

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This week’s episode was devoted to catching up. I had just returned from nine days in Alaska, and Garrett had also been traveling, so we hadn’t spoken in a while. Eric and Garrett each caught up on project bike maintenance. I had to catch up on the conversation after dropping into the conversation about ten minutes late (after staying late at work to, you guessed it, catch up on office tasks). I showed up just as Garrett was wanting to taunt me about the FZ-10. And my leathers. (Yes, again.) We went on to catch up on lots of other topics we’ve discussed in the past, including the deadly happenings at this year’s Isle of Man TT. We did manage to talk about some new stuff: how VW’s woes might affect Ducati and a couple of new motorcycle models we had not discussed previously.


False Neutral – I Don’t FEEL Tardy…

LINKS MENTIONED:
Aprilia RS250 Banshee 465 (ebay.co.uk)
The 10 Best Buys in Motorcycles for 2016 (popularmechanics.com)

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Classic Captions – ’76 Dodge Aspen R/T Edition

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It’s Monday, which means you could probably use a mental jog and a bit of fun to brighten your day. What can do both? Well, Hooniverse’s Classic Captions Contest, of course! This week, we have a sporty young lady posing court-side with her ’76 Dodge Aspen R/T, both wearing white with avocado accents. What clever caption can you make from this overdose of 1970s fashion cues? And what captions made the grade from last week? Hit the jump to find out!
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False Neutral #17: Rule Britannia

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At nearly an hour and twenty minutes, this is our longest non-two-parter yet. We eventually get around to talking about British bikes, both classic and modern. Before that, however, we go back to catch some oddball bikes we neglected to talk about in Episode #14, and spend some time discussing a couple of bikes we do (and don’t) want. I’m searching for a modern supplement to the CL125S, while Garrett wants a new FZ-10…and my old leathers.


False Neutral – Rule, Britannia!

LINKS MENTIONED:
Two Wheel Tuesday: Enjoy your commute! (My ode to the 1977 RD400 sales flyer)
Megola-Mania (Alan Cathcart’s test ride of the 1923 front-wheel drive Megola Sport)

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Classic Captions – ’54 Lincoln Edition

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This week’s old-timey ad image contains not one car, but three differently outfitted 1954 Lincolns, skillfully chosen to show the car’s multi-faceted something-or-other. Or perhaps, they just happened to parked next to each other. What the ad men wished to convey is immaterial, of course, because what we’re interested in is what you make of all this — or more accurately, what witty thing you can make of it. Leave a comment, a narrative, a song parody, or even a photoshopped image below. You might achieve fame, fortune, and a minor mention in next week’s installment.
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False Neutral #16: She’s A Grand Ol’ Flag

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It’s an all-American episode in honor of Flag Day! Our Harley-riding Hooni-friend Wayne Moyer joins your three regular hosts for a spirited discussion of American bikes and the state of the American motorcycle industry. From Harley and Victory to Motus and Rokon, it’s a great episode — except for that unfortunate part when we lose Eric in a tragic house fire.

False Neutral – She’s a Grand Ol’ Flag

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Classic Captions – ’67 Chevy Nova SS Edition

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The third installment of the reconstituted Classic Captions Contest features a 1967 Chevy Nova, along with either a pair of very different twins, or perhaps two sides of the same woman’s personality. Which is it? That’s not up to me, but you. Provide a your explanation as to what’s afoot here in the comments. If you can manage to find a clever play on the scene and the car, you might be this week’s top vote-getter!

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