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Last Call- Beauty and the Beast Edition

Robert Emslie November 21, 2014 Last Call

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We’re going to leave you this week with this shot from the Los Angeles Auto Show. I liked the way the model’s dress matched the Jag in both color and allure. I think all auto show front-liners should, in some way, visually match the cars with which they are paired. That would go a long way towards making the world a better place.

Last Call indicates the end of Hooniverse’s broadcast day. It’s meant to be an open forum for anyone and anything. Thread jacking is not only accepted, it’s encouraged. 

Image: ©2014 Hooniverse/Robert Emslie, All Rights Reserved

The Street Rod Show: An Image Dump

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Now my fellow Hoons know this olelongrooffan tends to run on with my posts and get all wordy. That ain’t the case this time. I am getting ready to head out on a road trip all around the Sunshine State culminating at the Turkey Rod Run in Daytona Beach next weekend. I just checked my email and it was determined a post was needed for this time slot. Well, this one was in draft form since April and this olelongrooffan determined it was good to go. So click through as see the rest of the stuff I saw while walking around with TheKenMan and Goldie that spring day.

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Fantasy Finds Friday: This one has a strong pull, man

Jeff Glucker November 21, 2014 All Things Hoon

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It’s no secret that I love me some Mercedes-Benz machine goodness. My own project car is an old W123 wagon, after all. Still, I’ve always been rather attracted to the old Benz sedans. The most notable of all of them, of course, is the Mercedes-Benz 600.

Let’s class up the Fantasy Friday garage shall we?

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The News for November 21st, 2014

The All-new Shelby GT350 Mustang

Welcome to the Hooniverse News – 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show edition! As always, this is a weekly recap of some of the biggest stories in the automotive industry – which this week came entirely from LA – without the fluff or bull. I just throw in a little opinion of mine because I can. There’s a lot this week:

  • The Shelby GT350 returns better than ever, or anything

  • Cadillac gives the ATS the V treatment

  • Mazda goes practical but tasteful with the CX-3

  • Volkswagen shows off Golf R wagon, but not for us

  • Jaguar F-Type now available with a manual

  • Honda HR-V wants to be your tall hatchback

  • Audi shows off their future with the Prologue Concept

  • Plus YOUR automotive news!

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Mystery Car

Robert Emslie November 21, 2014 Mystery Car

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So, are you feeling the fall in the air? Perhaps you’re enjoying the seasonal colors as they wash from green to golds and browns. If you happen to live where fall is a little less colorful then perhaps you will appreciate the hue of this week’s Mystery Car as it’s fall fantastic.

While you’re enjoying the seasonal colors, you can also take the opportunity to identify the make, model, likely engine and year-range of our fall classic.

Image: ©2014 Hooniverse/Robert Emslie, All Rights Reserved

Hooniverse Asks- What Car-Related Questions do YOU Want to Ask?

Robert Emslie November 21, 2014 Hooniverse Asks

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We’re once again dusting off a special Hooniverse Asks edition, one in which I’m not asking you a question, but where instead I’m asking you for questions. That’s right, it’s like reaching Nirvana without all that fussy mountain climbing.

Here’s how it works: you can ask any automotive question that’s been gnawing at your psyche like a rat on a raisin, and we’ll see if your fellow Hoons can come up with an answer. Of course, we don’t guarantee that it’ll be the right answer.

There is a depth of automotive knowledge present in here, just waiting to be unleashed. If you’ve got a question - is double clutching the same thing as dutch treating? – you can be assured that one of your fellow Hoons will have the answer.  So since it’s Friday, and you’ve probably already checked out for the weekend even though you may not even be yet at work, let’s see if we can get another impromptu Q&A going and see where it goes.

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Last Call- Tight Nuts Edition

Robert Emslie November 20, 2014 Last Call

Tight Nuts

While the “WD” in WD 40 stands for Water Displacement, the venerable spray has a multitude of uses, everything from quieting squeaky hinges to removing crayon from a slew of different surfaces. Add to that a sense of corporate humor as evidenced by this 1964 promotional piece, and there’s no reason not to always keep a can handy. Of course despite all that, there’s always this problem.

Last Call indicates the end of Hooniverse’s broadcast day. It’s meant to be an open forum for anyone and anything. Thread jacking is not only accepted, it’s encouraged. 

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LAAS – Gaze upon the majestic Oculus Doof

Jeff Glucker November 20, 2014 Car Shows, LA Auto Show
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Rob sure liked watching me be terrible at the CrazyKarts. Here’s Rob entering a different dimension, thanks to the fine folks at Volvo. Like Mr. Emslie said earlier, we work hard and play hard. I guess this is neither of those options though… whatever.

[Yes, I know I spelled Oculus wrong in the video… worse crimes have occurred on this planet.]

LAAS- Call SETI, The New Land Rover Discovery Sport Discovers Aliens

Robert Emslie November 20, 2014 Car Shows, LA Auto Show

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The concentric rear window defroster on the new Land Rover Discovery Sport make it look like the screen on movie Aliens‘ motion detector. Add some reflections from the lights above and… game over, man!

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