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Going Racing With EXR And The LV02

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At the race track is where we long to be. The problem is that it’s an expensive proposition. Parts, time, fuel, maintenance, and every other tiny thing you need to go racing is an exercise in emptying your bank account. Exotics Racing may have found a way to ease the pain, relatively speaking.

The Exotics Racing Series aims to offer serious wheel-to-wheel action for a fraction of what it would normally cost. A sprint race starts at just $4,990 and a multi-driver endurance race costs around $10,000. Compare those prices to seat time in a race with nearly any other race car outside of LeMons, ChumpCar, and AER, and you’re looking at a truly tremendous deal.

The spec series here uses a MitJet-sourced ride called the LV02. It’s a tube-chassis race car packing a fiberglass body and a 230-horsepower Renault four-cylinder engine. Controlling the action is a 6-speed SADEV sequential gearbox. The entire affair weighs just 1,600 pounds, which means you’re in for a thrilling ride filled with all the true race car sensations.

This is real racing, and it’s within reach of more than just the wealthy elite. It’s not cheap, but compared to the other options in the motorsports world, it might be the best bargain out there.

[Disclaimer: EXR invited us to the track to sample the LV02.]

Chris Harris and the joy of Hypercars

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Chris Harris took all three of the new Hypercars to Portimao circuit, with factory support, and battled them in the way we have been waiting for years for. Sit back, relax, and get reminded why we drool over these beautiful, exotic machines. … Continue Reading

Exotic Expense: What Does it Cost to Drive a Used Gallardo?

Robert Emslie November 24, 2015 Hoonivercinema

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YouTuber Vehicle Virgins is both 21 years old and the owner of a 2004 Lamborghini Gallardo. Before you envision pissing in his OJ for those two seemingly incompatible facts have a look at his explanation of what that ownership actually costs. Spoiler alert, it’s really, really, really expensive. It is in fact a rather mature look at something most of us can only dream about as a route to the poorhouse. Be thankful you drive a cheap shitbox right after the jump. … Continue Reading

A Dipshit’s Lap Of: Sebring (Lamborghini Huracan)

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For the second installment of our new series, this Dipshit takes you on a tour of Sebring International Raceway. Well, you get to see inside the car but not much of the track. The car, by the way, is a Lamborghini Huracan, which I had just road-tripped through from Miami through a hellacious downpour.

So you could say my mind wasn’t in the right place… and after this, you’d have concrete proof. Regardless, sit back and enjoy this Dipshit’s Lap Of Sebring.

V8 Utes On a Chilly Day


It’s a cold, windy Saturday here in the Ozarks, too cold to do much outside, so I’m catching up on my new favorite racing series (until Indycar comes back next year, anyway) – V8 Utes. Have you ever watched? … Continue Reading

Video: Lenny’s Garage

Kamil Kaluski November 23, 2015 Hoonivercinema

Given a garage big enough, most of us here at Hooniverse would fill it up with old, weird, and obscure cars. Chances are that some of then may even run. Brooklynite Lenny Shiller happens to have a garage in the city big enough to hold his collection of 58 cars, bikes, and motorcycles, and he has the space to repair them and store parts for them. Check out the awesome video about this man and his collection.

Lenny Shiller is a lifelong Brooklyn resident and classic car collector. He has amassed a staggering 58 rare classic cars, while he also owns hundreds of vintage bikes, motorcycles, and memorabilia. Lenny spends his time restoring and maintaining his collection, with the intention one day to pass them on to the next generation. The walls of his 12,000 sq ft garage in Gowanus are stacked with car parts he has collected over the years, the space resembling part working garage, part museum.

Filmed and edited by Peter Crosby
Music by Salomon Lighthelm


Hoonivercinema: Monday Movie Trailer


It seems that every successful movie engenders a spate of similar, but lessor quality knockoffs seeking to cash in on the originator’s fame. That’s right, for every Star Wars there were dozens of Star Crashes. That’s how we arrived at 1980’s The Hollywood Knights, which if you don’t look too closely you might mistake for George Lucas’ 1973 ode to youthful indiscretion, American Graffiti.

The plots are similar: high school kids on the cusp of adulthood falling in lust and possibly jail over the course of a single California night. The Hollywood Knights (which is the movie’s titular car club) even features some actors who went on to make names for themselves. There’s Michelle Pfeiffer before she… well, did all the things she has done, Fran Drescher before she became The Nanny (hahahahahahahaha), and Tony Danza before he became a legendarily horrifying sexual practice.

The movie’s even funny – funnier in fact that American Graffiti – as long as you’re okay with crude sexual and scatological humor. If not, then you’ll still want to see it for the cars. Those include a ’66 427 Cobra,  a blown ’57 Chevy, 356 Porsche, Mustang droptop and a slew of other cool ’60s iron. Check out some of them in the trailer right after the jump. Oh, and don’t drink the punch. … Continue Reading

Driver on Driver: Episode 7 – The Season Finale

It’s time to wrap up season one of Driver On Driver. In this season-ending episode we look back at the folks Sam’s sat down with, learn about the relationships he’s cultivated, and… well really we just talk to all the people he’s pissed off*.

*But even that’s not really real… now is it? Do you get it now Internet?

If you missed it, here’s:

Episode 1 with guest Chris Forsberg

Episode 2 with Fredric Aasbø

and Episode 3 with Pat Goodin

and Episode 4 with Ryan Tuerck

Episode 5 with Mad Mike Whiddett

and Episode 6 with Jarod DeAnda

Hoonivercinema: Monday Movie Trailer


Imagine if you took the classic movie Duel, and replaced Dennis Weaver’s Dart-driving harried everyman character with a pair of 20-something women, a Mustang and a significantly limited wardrobe budget. What you would have is the new movie, Wrecker.

The plot concerns two best friends – Emily and Lesley – who take a road trip to the desert to “get away from it all.” Emily, the brains of the outfit, makes a decision to take a short cut off the main highway where they gain the attention of a psycho truck driver – is there any other kind? – who proceeds to torment them by rolling coal and trying to roll over their Mustang GT. Lesley and Emily are played, respectively, by Anna Hutchison who you will likely remember from Cabin in the Woods and Andrea Whitburn who you will remember from the trailer for Wrecker and probably not much else.

Their car is a sweet Mustang GT and the tormenting truck looks to be a Kenworth, maybe a W900? Wrecker debuted in theaters this month, and based on the no-existstant promotion and poor reviews on Rotten Tomatoes it looks like it will be at RedBox and on Netflix pretty soon. Check out the trailer after the jump and see if it’ll be worth waiting for. … Continue Reading

Oh The Noise: Ripping A Hellcat Through The City

Jeff Glucker November 11, 2015 Hoonivercinema
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Is it possible to get bored of anything Hellcat? If you said yes, you’re wrong. Listen to the noise. Whether it’s the exhaust making you tingle or the supercharger whine making your heart beat a bit faster, the Hellcat audio package plays all the right notes.

In this video created by Pennzoil, we see a man getting the red key and using it in a manner we’d do as well… assuming we had access to an empty city late at night.

…I need to borrow another Hellcat.


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