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A day at the 2016 NYIAS

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I’ve been going to the New York International Auto Show on-and-off for the the last ten years. Of those 10, some were better than others; this year fell right in the middle. The automakers brought some really exciting vehicles, but many more were just background scenery.

That said, I went to this year’s NYIAS and snapped photos of anything and everything that caught my eye or that I thought would be of interest here. A quick disclaimer: I’m by no means an expert photographer, and mediocre may even be a stretch. Without further ado, come with me as we take a look at what New York’s premiere new car show had to offer…

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Weekend Edition: Old & Rusty Meet in Slovenia

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One sure sign of the winter ending are the car meets popping up here and there, as it’s time to get one’s pride and joy out of the garage and out on display. One such gathering was this Slovenian eastertime meet held over the weekend, with a boatload of old classic metal on show.  There are a lot of pics here, snapped by a friend of Hooniverse, Aleš.

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The News for March 25th, 2016

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Welcome to the Hooniverse News – 2016 NYIAS recap! As always, this is a weekly recap of some of the biggest stories in the automotive industry without the fluff or bull, but this week everything newsworthy comes from one of the biggest auto shows on the circuit and certainly the most diverse in America. For both media and spectators, it’s the best place to preview many of the new hardware headed to our streets. For you, it’s a lot to catch up on. Let’s get started. This week:

  • Mazda stuns with a retractable fastback MX-5

  • Nissan GT-R continues evolving in a big way

  • The “Rent-A-Racer” returns as the 2016 Ford Shelby GT-H

  • Jaguar announces “new” 1957 XKSS continuation models

  • Audi drops the top, ups the price on the R8 V10 Spyder

  • Genesis NY Concept promises to be a worthy mid-size luxury competitor

  • Lincoln shows off the first all-new Navigator in nearly a decade

  • Kia redesigns the Cadenza from the ground up

  • Acura MDX shows off new styling and plenty of new features

  • What’s your automotive news?

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Hooniversal Opinion – 2016 New York International Auto Show

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The 2016 New York International Auto Show is one of the biggest and wildest auto shows of the circuit and it’s in full swing this week. Around two dozen new cars were shown to the world for the first time, ranging from affordable compacts and outrageous exotics to continuation models and concepts. As always, I’ll bring you a mostly factual recap of the auto show’s biggest reveals in the Hooniverse News this Friday – but today, we’re not too concerned about the press releases.

This is the part where some of the brilliant minds behind Hooniverse get together and make fun of carefully and fairly evaluate most of the new cars at the New York International Auto Show (leaving out the few cars that have already been covered in detail here before). Only Kamil was brave enough to don his boxing gloves and cast himself into the media frenzy on the show floor this time; the rest of us normal people have instead chosen to save ourselves and judge all the new cars from the comfort of our own keyboards. Attack orders were given, so click past the jump to see what we have to say. As always, feel free to join in on the conversation yourself.

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Hooniverse 2016 New York International Auto Show Coverage

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It’s that time of year again, the week before Easter weekend, the opening of the New York International Auto Show. First, allow me to say that the International part is a bit of a misnomer, as there sure as hell won’t be any new Ladas there. But I digress. Like with all other shows, we will have our awesome pointless summery at the end, but since I will be there LIVE, I plan on doing some live-ish coverage.

Because laptops are heavy and have a relatively short battery life, I plan on doing all my coverage from iPhone and/or my iPad. And that coverage will be mostly on the Hooniverse Facebook page, because that app is much easier to use. It is also much faster, much more relative, and much more, I don’t know, much more 2013 than the website itself. But have no fear, when there is something dramatic to show, it will be up on the website. Jeff will be at home, chained to his desk, manning the site.

In the mean time, if there is anything specific you want to see, just mention it in comments. Expect sarcasm, behind-the-scenes look, and general weird stuff.

 

The News for March 4th, 2016

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Welcome to the Hooniverse News – 2016 Geneva Motor Show Recap! As always, this is a weekly recap of some of the biggest stories in the automotive industry without the fluff or bull which all come from one of the year’s biggest auto shows. This year’s show was host to many awesome new debuts that range from practical compacts to otherworldly super cars. Because it’s impossible for one news editor with a day job to cover it all, here are the most interesting stories according to me. I still throw in a little opinion of mine because I can, but if you want even more opinion from other hoons, be sure to check out our Hooniversal Opinion piece on the show. Then come back here for some KNAWLEDGE. This week:

  • Bugatti runs out of ways to sell the Veyron, reveals all-new Chiron

  • Porsche will finally sell you a manual GT3 RS – kind of

  • Chevrolet reveals the Corvette Grand Sport, a Z06 minus the motor

  • Fiat 124 Spider finally gets the Abarth treatment

  • Morgan is really building an electric 3 Wheeler and it’s awesome

  • Spyker picks up where they left off with the C8 Preliator

  • Full motor show coverage from Autoweek

  • What’s your automotive news?

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Hooniversal Opinion of the 2016 Geneva Motor Show

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The 2016 Geneva Motor Show is kicking off this week, giving us an early look at many of the new cars coming soon to showrooms and collectors’ basements near you. As always, I’ll bring you a mostly factual recap of the auto show’s biggest reveals in the Hooniverse News this Friday – but today, we’re not too concerned about the press releases.

This is the part where some of the brilliant minds behind Hooniverse get together and make fun of carefully evaluate the new cars at the Geneva Motor Show. We were all too lazy to catch the flight to Switzerland and instead have chosen to judge all the new cars from the comfort of our own keyboards, just as Comcast and Al Gore intended. Click past the jump to see what we have to say and feel free to join in on the conversation yourself.

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Aston Martin Extends The DB Family And Introduces The DB11

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Over the course of the last few years, I’ve managed to fall more in love with the Aston Martin brand. I’ve been fortunate to experience nearly everything the company has to offer in a wide range of locations and climates. That’s part of the reason why I’m most curious about the automaker’s newest machine; the Aston Martin DB11.

For those in need of a quick history lesson, you’ll soon learn that David Brown is the reason behind those two letters on the cars. His run at the top began when his firm bought the company back in 1947. Ever since then his initials have graced tremendously important models spanning decades and running right into today… and the future.

It’s the future we’re talking about today, as Aston Martin’s future has just been revealed in Geneva.

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The News for February 12th, 2016

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Welcome to the Hooniverse News! This week, I’m LIVE(ish) from the 2016 Chicago Auto Show media preview bringing you the biggest stories from the show floor. Compared to the other major auto shows in America, Chicago always seems to be the most practical show of them all. There are plenty of six-figure luxury cars and carbon fiber-tubbed sports cars on display, but the actual debuts are of more modest and at least somewhat family-friendly offerings. There’s quite a bit to talk about, so let’s get to it. This week:

  • Nissan double-downs on land-yacht SUVs with the 2017 Armada

  • Chevrolet Camaro 1LE returns

  • Kia reveals a trio of new hybrids

  • Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro is prepped for off-road duty

  • Ram updates their ultimate off-road truck

  • Hyundai refreshes the Santa Fe

  • Chevrolet updates the Trax to remind you it exists

  • What’s your automotive news?

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Car Show Crazy: 417 Coffee & Cars is Back (Almost)

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