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Podcast: Episode 97 – Pop pop pop…


In this episode Blake and I are initially joined by producer Chrisy Hayes before taking a brief break and returning with Friends of Hooniverse Cory Burns and Zack Klapman.

We talk about Blakes Miata, my HoonTruck, and the 2015 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro Supercharged that I’m driving this week… and then shit gets real.

Mad real.

Hooniverse – Pop pop pop…

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Podcast: Episode 96 – The gang is all here


Blake, Chris, and myself are all together again for the first time in over a month. It’s a spring-time miracle!

Our guest this week is Hooniverse’s own Jason Connor, who serves as the camera car driver and occasional editor of cool car stuff. We briefly chat about some new car news but then drive into what we’ve been driving and our own car chatter.

This includes talk about the McLaren 650S Spider, Corvette Z06, Jason’s two fords, Blake’s Miata, Chris’ own Ford, and the HoonTruck.

Hooniverse – The Gangs All Here

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Podcast: Ep 94 AND Ep 95 this week!


I’ve been a bit of a busy traveling bastard as of late and haven’t been able to record a podcast. Thankfully, our producer Chris Hayes is a better man than I and he’s remained vigilant on the Hooniverse Podcast front.

So I’m dropping in this weeks episode as well as the one that ran last week. In Episode 94, Hayes is joined by The Smoking Tire’s Zack Klapman. Episode 95 sees co-host Blake Zanzibar Rong and Chris Hayes chatting with Ben Hsu, the founder of Japanese Nostalgic Car. Good times abound in both episodes, so your ear holes are lucky as hell today.

Hooniverse – Many F*ck$ Given
Hooniverse – Japanese Nostalgic Car

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Podcast: Episode 93 – An Awful Accent


Zack Klapman is fresh from a The Smoking Tire trip to New Zealand. He’s joined by host Blake Z Rong and Podcast Producer Chris Hayes, and they explore everything from Kiwi Country.

I couldn’t make it to the episode because… I was nervous my truck would overheat on the drive up to the studio. I need to swap in a new thermostat. Oh well, make fun of me all you want. After that, LISTEN TO THE PODCAST. OBEY ME.

Hooniverse – An Awful Accent

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Podcast: Episode 92 – Two Ring Circus
With The Ring Brothers


The Ring Brothers are in town to show off their latest award-winning creation known as Recoil. While they’re out West, they’ve been kind enound to jump into the podcast palace. Mike and Jim Ring stop by to chat about how they got started and what they have in store for the future. Also, they brought beer.

[Image courtesy of Leo from CnC Pics]

While Recoil is amazing and the upcoming all-carbon-fiber Mustang Fastback sounds outrageous, we might just be most interested in the busted-ass Winnebageo that the crew have turned into something special.

Regardless, it’s time to press play and soothe your precious ears with some podcast pleasure.

Hooniverse – Two Ring Circus [w/guests The Ring Brothers]

Podcast: Episode 90 – An Al You Minium Adventure


Chris Hayes and Blake Z Rong decide to take the podcast on the road for Episode 90. The two are stuck together in the cab of a 2015 Ford F-150, and are on the road to go pickup a new engine for Blakes Miata. This will be the third engine… by the way.

Here’s the full description from Producer Chris:

This week Blake and I decided to record an episode inside the 2015 Ford F150 Ecoboost whilst venturing to the wilds of deep Corona California to pick up his freshly built Miata engine. This week we cover the Ford GT, Buick’s lack of direction, chassis stiffening, mid-engine Corvettes, the Mercedes SLS + AMG GT all under the veil of imminent road rage.

Please excuse some tapping noise at the very end of the episode as our microphone mount became loose.

Hooniverse – 2015 F150 now with optional podcas studio.

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Podcast: Episode 89 – The Future of Hot Rodding


Today we dive into some new car chatter. One of the main topics is the subject of the future of hot rodding, and how I believe it will be about electric cars, coding, and drive-by-wire adjustments.

Additionally, there’s news of a purchase for the Hooniverse family. A new project car is arriving, and you can learn more about it by listening in.


Hooniverse – The Future Of Hot Rodding

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Podcast: Episode 88 – Assistant to the Regional Curator


Blake and I are back in the old-school Podcast Palace of Love in this episode, and there’s a lot to talk about. The 2015 Detroit Auto Show just took place and the reveals were pretty awesome. Ford killed it, Buick surprised everyone with a lovely concept, and a handful of other automakers showed some great products.

Beyond the new car news, Blake has a bit of news of his own. He’s got a new gig, and it’s pretty damn perfect for him. Listen up!

Hooniverse – Assistant TO the Regional Curator

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Podcast: Episode 87 – Back to work


The holidays are over, which means it’s time to get back to work. I’m joined by producer Chris Hayes to chat about what we’ve been up to. Also, it’s time to dive into some new car news before we take a lookat our own cars.

As you know the Civic Si is gone, and so I talk about what I’m looking to find to replace the Honda. I’m going in quite a different direction.

The new car news ranges from Audi running an autonomous car between San Francisco to Las Vegas before switching to chatter about possible Porsche name changes.

Hooniverse – Back to work

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Podcast: Episode 86 – Make It To A Million w/ guest Matt Farah


Friend of Hooniverse Matt Farah (The Smoking Tire) comes on to tell us all about his latest acquisition; that 900,000-mile Lexus LS400. Also, Richard Radcliffe is back on and he just bought Jeff’s Civic!

We talk about some of the recent cars we’ve driven while also learning a bit about Lemon Law vehicles.

It’s a holiday edition of The Hooniverse Podcast, so ignore your family and listen in!

Hooniverse – Make It To A Million [w/ guest Matt Farah]


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