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Weekend Edition Quick Hit – Here is an Obscure Muscle Car you can call your own; A 1973 Chevy Chevelle SS Wagon!

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As many of you know, I have a weekly feature here on the Hooniverse called the Hooniverse Obscure Muscle Car Garage. I feature truly bizzarro cars that many of you have never heard of, and then I try and convince you that they really are Muscle Cars. Well, there is one example of an Obscure Muscle Car currently on eBay, and it’s packing some heat… Take a look at this 1973 Chevrolet Chevelle SS Wagon, and tell me you don’t want it…

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Weekend Edition Quick Hit – Your Ready Made Art Car for Burning Man 2015…

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You know, I really don’t get Burning Man at all… This is an event that takes place the week leading up to and including Labor Day, in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert. According to the official Burning Man Web Site, the attendees (or “participants”) dedicate themselves to the spirit of community, art, self-expression, and self-reliance. They depart one week later, leaving no trace. It also seems that trying to explain Burning Man to someone like myself is like trying to describe a color to a blind person… Well, here is a vehicle that seems to fit into the whole scene, and it’s for sale…

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Weekend Edition Quick Hit – How about this Fiero Abomination of a Ferrari 512BB…

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Welcome to the first weekend of November here on Hooniverse, and I thought I would spend a little time showing you all the abominations that I have found on eBay and Craigslist that are currently on fire-sale prices due to the fact that winter is just over the horizon, and these abominations have to be cast off to the next lucky owner… Like this fake Ferrari 512BB…

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Hooniverse Obscure Muscle Car Garage – The Leyland P76 Force 7V Coupe

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Welcome to the Hooniverse Obscure Muscle Car Post, where I uncover vehicles that you probably never knew about, and try to convince you that they are undiscovered Musclecars. This will be my first post featuring a car from the land down under, and it’s long overdue. However, since this is the Hooniverse Obscure Muscle Car Garage, I thought I would zero in on something that is more, shall we say, left of center… No, I will not be highlighting an Australian Falcon, or a Holden Commodore, or even a Chrysler with a Hemi Six under the hood… How about something with a very British Nameplate that is so rare that only ten examples exist today. Introducing the Leyland P76 Force 7V Coupe from 1974.

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Classic Captions – The 1957 Oldsmobile Super 88 Holiday Coupe Edition

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Welcome to the Hooniverse Classic Captions Post, and it’s that time of the week in which this feature appears, so let’s review the premise; I search for images that were used by the car companies in their print advertising, dealer displays, or brochures, and it is your job to provide a humorous caption that is some how tied in with the image. Daylight Savings Time is set to expire this weekend (for the parts of the country that observe it), and with time reverting backwards, Winter is that much closer, but we will get to that in a moment…

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Last time, we had an image of a Buick with a yard full of onlookers, and the participation rate was not that bad this week, so I guess I’ll stick around and do a few more of these features… Our runner up comment was from our own engineerd™ (and it’s been a while…), and his caption was actually my favorite of the week: “The entire neighborhood of Shady Acres was looking for Billy’s lost dog, Rex. Rex may have been found hours earlier if it weren’t for Mr. Wilson’s new Buick.” Very clever Mr. engineerd™, but there was one caption that proved to be the favorite of the readers…

And the winning comment was from relative newcomer, paulz67, and his caption had an interesting twist: “Once again, the dog earned his keep and an extra bit of kibble, after chasing and catching a Buick this year.” How about that, the two top captions zeroed in on the Dog… and it works! Well done paulz67 on winning this weeks classic caption contest.

It’s now time to take a look at this weeks entry, and I have once the Flickr library of Alden Jewell’s Photostream Account. This is an ad for the 1957 Oldsmobile Super 88 Holiday Coupe with a group of people and the Oldsmobile on a Frozen Lake, with some fast looking “Ice Boats” behind the car. I’m not really sure what this scene has to do with the car, but it is exciting, so let’s bask in its imagery… You have two handsome couples at the front of the car (with one young lady actually sitting on the car), and a determined young man at the back of the car, and I really don’t know what he is currently doing… So, what is the purpose of this image… To set a sporting tone for the Oldsmobile? To state that you can go anywhere you desire in your new Super 88? That the heater that is optional in this sporty coupe is up to the task of keeping these two couples warm on the long drive home? and once again I have to ask…Is this really a way to sell this type of car during the 50’s? (You can click here to see the full size image)

You have the next five days to come up with a great caption. The editors will deliberate on the merits of each entry, and after contemplating our own caption (Like is winter really over the horizon?), we will pronounce a winner. So, get to work and create you’re own caption for this very unusual image.

Photo Credit: Alden Jewell Flickr Photostream

Weekend Edition Quick Hit – The Irrational Want for this 1979 Chrysler Newport Sedan is unexplainable…

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Welcome to a belated edition of the Hooviverse Weekend, and let’s start things our this way… Can anyone explain why anyone would want this particular Chrysler R-Body Newport, let alone why I have this insatiable want for what is probably one of the worst Chrysler products of the late 70’s and early 80’s? I can’t explain it, I can’t rationalize it, it’s just there… So what do you think of this very red, very rare piece of Chrysler history?

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Hooniverse Obscure Muscle Car Garage – The 1991-95 Mercedes-Benz 500E (E 500)

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Welcome to the Hooniverse Obscure Muscle Car Garage, a regular feature which aims to expand the notion of what a muscle car is, and to see if we can squeeze in another performance German Sedan. This is the third Mercedes Benz über-sedan that I have profiled in this series, and like the other two, it was seriously understated in its overall appearance. The difference this time is it took Porsche to develop and perform some of the assembly to this high performance German Sedan. So, let’s see what happens when you take a Bank Vault of a Sedan, and have one of the premiere sports car makers inject some serious horsepower under the hood. Introducing the Mercedes Benz 500E (or E 500 as the last ones were known as…).

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Classic Captions – The 1976 Buick LeSabre Hardtop Sedan Edition

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Welcome to the Hooniverse Classic Captions Post, and it’s that time of the week in which this feature appears, so let’s review the premise; I search for images that were used by the car companies in their print advertising, dealer displays, or brochures, and it is your job to provide a humorous caption that is some how tied in with the image. This week we are back in Suburbia, but we will get to that in a moment, with a rare (but needed) jump to the next page…
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Weekend Edition Quick Hit – How about a 1974 Imperial Crown Coupe, claimed as only 1 of 57 made…

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Continuing on with theWeekend Edition, and here is an interesting Craigslist Listing… This is an ad for one of the 57 Imperial LeBaron Crown Coupes sold for 1974, a claim that I find dubious at best. While not really willing to take the time to find out if it’s true, this is the last really big Imperials offered beefore these cars became the Chrysler New Yorker the very next year. Collectible or Forgettable?

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Weekend Edition Quick Hit – Here is a Rare 1989 Pontiac 6000 STE AWD on Craigslist…

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Welcome to the Sunday Edition of the Hooniverse Weekend, and I am going to start out with this gem I found on Craigslist. This is a car that GM decided to produce in the late 80’s to try and compete with Audi and BMW. The STE was introduced for the 1983 model year, and featured a high output V-6 engine, 5-passenger seating as standard, specific alloy wheels, and most of the luxury features offered on the imports. The last 6000 STE was produced for 1989 before the STE nameplate moved to the Grand Prix. So is this last year model desirable?

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