Nurburgring to name a corner after Sabine Schmitz

Turn 1 at the Nürburgring is now Sabine Schmitz Kurve

The Nürburgring is honoring Queen of the 'Ring Sabine Schmitz. Turn One of the iconic Green Hell will now be known as Sabine Schmitz Kurve. It's a wonderful tribute to an amazing person who helped push the 'Ring into the global eye. Her appearances on Top Gear combined with her ...
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The News for June 18th, 2021

The News for June 18th, 2021

Welcome to the Hooniverse News! As always, this is a weekly recap of the biggest stories in the automotive industry without the fluff or bull. This week: Porsche gives enthusiasts what they want, Mazda announces plans for EV expansion, GM seeks to make their problems go away with money, Koenigsegg laughs ...
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The Jag: Diagnosing those new project car issues

My 1986 Jaguar XJ6 runs strong. It sounds good. The seats are supremely comfortable, and the ride is great. It also runs rich and chugs fuel, needs an updated radio since I have zero tapes, could use some tint on the glass so I don't fry in there, and the ...
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Hoonitruck for sale

Ken Block’s 1977 Ford F-150 Hoonitruck can be yours for $1.1 million

That's a lot of coin... but that's a wild machine. Ken Block's amazing 1977 Ford F-150 turned Hoonitruck is for sale. Offered by brokerage firm LBI Limited, the asking price is a crispy $1,100,000. And I'll be honest, that price doesn't shock me for what's being offered here. The Hoonitruck ...
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Fixing My Weird Vintage Car with a Haynes Manual, Car Twitter, and No Skills or Experience (Pt2)

Fixing My Weird Vintage Car with a Haynes Manual, Car Twitter, and No Skills or Experience (Pt2)

PART 2 MY GOD, WHAT HAVE I DONE? As you may remember from Part I, the situation was this: the water pump on my 1979 Alfa Romeo “Alfetta” Sport Sedan failed. One option was to find a qualified mechanic/shop in the Denver area to replace the part. The other option ...
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Robby DeGraff & William Byrd – Off The Road Again Podcast: Episode 74

Welcome back to the Off the Road Again podcast! We’ve missed you. The focus is on the off-road adventure but we also dabble in all things SUV, truck, and van, maybe even some rally cars. Chris welcomes Robby DeGraff & William Byrd to the show. Robby is an automotive writer and industry analyst with AutoPacific. William writes about cars ...
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Last Call: Kicking it with Max Verstappen

Max Verstappen had an unfortunate end to his Azerbaijan GP. He suffered a tire blowout with just 5 laps remaining in the race. As he climbed from the car, Verstappen gave his tire a kick in frustration. And now the Internet responds with a video showing Max doling out kick-based ...
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Land Rover looks to hydrogen for help in zero emissions goals

Jaguar Land Rover has a number of goals laid out ahead of it, and one of those happens to be a lineup with zero emissions by 2036. To reach that, JLR is looking beyond battery electric vehicles and on to fuel-cell equipped machines. We're talking about hydrogen here, and it's ...
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2021 Acura NSX: The under-appreciated all star

The 2021 Acura NSX is an excellent machine. And it looks better than ever with the new-for-2021 Long Beach Blue paint. This generation NSX will go down as an under-appreciated all-star of a machine, and I'm here to tell you why. [Disclaimer: Acura tossed us the keys to this NSX ...
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Kia K5 GT 2.5T

Kia K5 GT 2.5T – The “Optima”l sedan?

Sedans are dead, except that they aren't. While major manufacturers like Ford are pivoting away from the four-door passenger car, others are making them even better. It's hard to argue that Kia, Genesis, and Hyundai are killing it lately. And not just in the SUV market, they are producing some ...
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False Neutral Podcast #113 – Motorcycle Credit & Financing

The focus of this month's episode is less on building motorcycles and more on buying them. We discuss BMW's balloon-payment financing model, how special financing deals can make a brand-new vehicle more attractive than buying used, depreciation, and the wisdom of paying cash. After that, we wrap up by discussing ...
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The Franz Flyer is the best sounding thing you'll hear today

The Franz Flyer is the best sounding thing you’ll hear today

The sound of a V8 on the boil can be intoxicating. Here's one that is probably the least powerful you'll see, but it's still amazing. The video quality is not the best, but the exhaust note makes up for it. Denny Franz is a master machinist who loves multi-cylinder bikes ...
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Fixing My Weird Vintage Car with a Haynes Manual, Car Twitter, and No Skills or Experience (Pt1)

Fixing My Weird Vintage Car with a Haynes Manual, Car Twitter, and No Skills or Experience (Pt1)

PART 1 ALFA DOES THAT. (But I don’t.) I knew it was going to happen. I knew that, eventually, something was going to break on my car. But before we get to that, I need to tell you about the car itself. I bought it in the summer of 2019, ...
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The News for June 11th, 2021

Welcome to the Hooniverse News! As always, this is a weekly recap of the biggest stories in the automotive industry without the fluff or bull. This week: Toyota reveals first new Land Cruiser in nearly 15 years, Kia unleashes their wild designers on the Sportage, BMW has made the 4 ...
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2022 ford raptor

Build your own 2022 Ford Raptor

The 2022 Ford Raptor configurator went live today. You should now kill an hour of your day building a Raptor to your spec. Unlike the previous generations, it's only available in the SuperCrew four-door version, and that's a good thing. The SuperCab of previous years was tight on space, especially ...
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