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V.I.S.I.T: 1964 Ford Zodiac III


The Thorn in Mistley is well known locally, and probably regionally, for its gastronomic credibility. People flock from miles around to sample some of the best seafood in the North East Essex area, all washed down with wine of suitable provenance. As a result of this it’s almost routine that there be something of interest parked outside.

Often as I walk past there are too many patrons sitting at the pavement tables for me to start taking photos in front of them, and so far I’ve missed out on a Lamborghini Countach, a Morgan Aero 8 and a Mercedes 300SL Gullwing through either my own cowardice or through forgetting to have a camera with me. This time my quarry was nowhere near as exotic, but certainly didn’t lack appeal nonetheless.

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V.I.S.I.T. – Hot August Nights (and Days) Edition


For this round of V.I.S.I.T., I just wanted to share with you a roundup of the interesting machines I’ve seen this summer as I’m out and about in the Queen City. Some of them are cool, some are weird, but they’re all interesting. Check it out. … Continue Reading

Vehicles My Wife Saw: Mercedes Benz O 319D and DKW F91 Coupe


Last weekend my wife went off to the grocery store while I worked on some writing I had to get done. Just a bit after she left, I received a text message that she had “seen some weird old cars” that I might like. The next message was “Mercedes Camper van?”. That’s when I got excited. She was already most of the way to the store, so of course I asked if she would stop on her way back home to snap a few more photos. Then it got even better.

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V.I.S.I.T. : Remember That? Edition, and a Quick Update


It’s been a while since we did a V.I.S.I.T. feature, and that’s a gosh darn shame, don’t you think? Let’s revisit a feature that used to be one of my favorite things about Hooniverse. … Continue Reading

Supergreen in Helsinki: 1988 Peugeot 205 Green


The weekend was crammed full of Peugeot 205 content, so I’m riding the coattails of that goodness even today. As a Helsinki sighting, here’s a very bright little Pug for your Tuesday enjoyment.

The 205 “Green” was a special edition available for a number of years during the 205’s tenure, and it was a differently specified version of the XS model. Same engine, same gearbox, same amount of power, but no front airdam and no bucket sport seats. And yeah, they were all white. This one isn’t.

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Three-Wheel Tuesday: A Tuk-Tuk on a European Tour


Friend of Hooniverse, Joe, spotted this three-wheeled contraption on his holiday in Croatia. Originally an Italian development, Tuk-Tuks or auto rickshaws have popped up all around the warmer climates, where they work well as an uncomplicated means of transport. Perhaps you remember the one from Octopussy, popping a wheelie.

This blue, German-registered example made by Piaggio was touring the Adriatic Sea, and from Croatia it would have continued to Montenegro, then Albania and back via Italy. Quite a ride!

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V.I.S.I.T.: Remembering Long Lost Friends


It seems like ever since we somewhat reluctantly switched over to Discus as our posting and commenting system, some longtime Hoons seem not to have made the jump with us. But regardless of the reason, we here in the Hooniverse remember all fondly. And of course, who could forget Muthalovin’?

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V.I.S.I.T. – 1954 Ford Tudor


Despite the bumper sticker on the back of the Town Cow, I made a rare exception to my “no cell phone while driving” rule, thanks to the State of Kansas’s failure to include snapping cellphone pics in their distracted driving statute, and the fact that I was sitting at a stoplight with my foot on the brake. Furthermore, if the Sunflower State’s Finest did try to bust me, I was only about three feet from Missouri.*

Why did I feel compelled to compromise my safety-first attitude for this particular car? No, I don’t have a fetish for 1954 Fords, even though they’re cool cars. This car’s extra significance comes not from what it is, but rather from who’s behind the wheel. The ‘shopped license plate camouflage should provide the giveaway clue; this seafoam survivor belongs to none other than Hooniverse Hyper-Lounge Certified commenter Alff. I had just enjoyed a tasty Shrimp Po’Boy Combo in the company of both the Divine Mr. A and fellow Heartland Hoon Kiefmo.

Despite my efforts to obscure his plate, I am still going to blow his witness protection cover by showing you his dashing mug in an even more flagrant, underway-in-traffic side view of the car after the jump.

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Weekend Edition: V.I.S.I.T. – Sebring Edition

MG TD parked on the grass

Often when you attend a major race, such as the 12 Hours of Sebring, there is just as much to see off the track as there is on it. There were rare models cruising the grounds and parking areas of Sebring, devoted entirely to notable makes and models, such as Porsche, Corvette, Audi, and BMW. Each of them had their outstanding examples.

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V.I.S.I.T: Citroen Deux Chevaux


So today this olelongrooffan was returning from TheKenMan’s pad where I picked up my pass for the AuctionsAmerica Auction next weekend over in Fort Lauderdale. As I was cruising down Airport Road here in FantasyLand, I squinted my eyes to take in a rarely seen shape in the next lane over just up a ways. Well my fellow Hoons, this olelongrooffan grabbed my new Bradley Brownell recommended Canon image taker, slowed my longerroof down a tad bit and grabbed a few images of it out the front windscreen.

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