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The News for November 8th, 2019

The News for November 8th, 2019

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, the BMW M2 is all grown up with its own CS edition, Audi makes RWD a permanent option for the R8, Audi's R8 face lift ...
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Classic Captions Contest: 2013 Mercedes-Benz E 300 BlueTec HYBRID Estate Edition

Classic Captions Contest: 2013 Mercedes-Benz E 300 BlueTec HYBRID Estate Edition

It's been way too long since the last time we had a classic captions contest. I have no idea who wrote it, what the car was, or who won it. Let's move on. Classic Captions Contest is where we show you a classic advertising of a vehicle and you supply ...
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Hooniverse Asks: Anything catching your eye at SEMA so far?

Hooniverse Asks: Anything catching your eye at SEMA so far?

The aftermarket adventure that is SEMA is underway. There's a ton of news, and it ranges from mild to far too wild. Somewhere in the middle is the entertaining and tasty meat. For example, that car in the photo above? It's Dodge's new Challenger Drag Pak. No you can't drive ...
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Last Call: C8 Corvette's True Origin and True Delays

Last Call: C8 Corvette’s True Origin and True Delays

Today we learned that the production of the mid-engine, eighth generation Corvette has been bumped up to February. This is due to UAW's strikes, because agreements with General Motors couldn't be made. That's too bad because we're all anxious to drive this thing, which some of us still don't believe ...
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Wagon Wednesday: 2020 Volvo V60 Cross Country

Wagon Wednesday: 2020 Volvo V60 Cross Country

Over the summer I reviewed the Volvo S60 T6 sedan. I liked it so much that I, a seven-time BMW owner, said I'd take it over the new 3-series. I mentioned that the only way the S60 would be better were if it was a wagon. That time has finally ...
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Jeep unveils Wrangler and Gladiator Three O Five Editions in Miami

Jeep unveils Wrangler and Gladiator Three O Five Editions in Miami

Few brands churn out more special edition vehicles than does Jeep. Take the JK Wrangler generation for example: over ten years it had special editions such as the Polar, Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3, Dragon, Arctic, Altitude, Freedom, Backcountry, Black Bear, Willys Wheeler, Islander, Mountain, Moab, 70th and 75th ...
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RSO Performance Jeep FC

Not the Jeep pickup we were expecting

SEMA this year will feature many Jeep Gladiator builds. But what about a forward control Jeep? The FC models will always have my attention. Even if it is decrepit and in your backyard rusted out, I will want a shot at it. The FC Jeeps are becoming rarer every year ...
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Hooniverse Asks: Which car do you think should win R&T's 2020 PCOTY?

Hooniverse Asks: Which car do you think should win R&T’s 2020 PCOTY?

Our friends at Road & Track just had a lot of fun. The team spent time both on the road... AND the track, to test a batch of performance cars. Their goal? To determine which vehicle deserves to be crowned the 2020 Performance Car of the Year. Here's the list of ...
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PECLA's Morning Shift 11/2: A car show in G(T) minor

PECLA’s Morning Shift 11/2: A car show in G(T) minor

The Porsche Experience Center hosts their Morning Shift car meet on the first Saturday of every month. While the PEC is putting on the event month to month the show is open to all makes, and enthusiasts are encouraged to bring out whatever they want to show off.  The theme ...
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Sleeper alert: a Malibu with a grand heart

Sleeper alert: a Malibu with a grand heart

Let's start with a question - are the days of sleeper cars over now? Many of today's basic cross-over-wanna-be-minivan things come with around 300-horsepower and very many of them are capable of killing the quarter miles in less than 15 seconds. Then there are the high-performance those not-so-basic cross-over-wanna-be-minivan things that ...
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UAZ 452 River

Archimedes and a UAZ-452

Overland Expo East occurred last month in October. Kamil wrote up a piece about the vehicles of the Expo. He saw many great overland and off-road rigs, but he didn't see a UAZ-452. He did see numerous tents catering to off-road recovery equipment: traction boards, off-road jacks, recovery ropes (bungees ...
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Toyota Townace

Buy this uber-rad Toyota Townace camper

It's a glorious time in the automotive world. That's a broad statement, but it applies heavily to imports that are finally legal to own and drive here in the USA. Now that so many are coming up on or passing the 25-year import law mark, we're starting to see some ...
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Hooniverse Asks: Will wagons really make a comeback?

Hooniverse Asks: Will wagons really make a comeback?

Pictured above is 2020 Volvo V60 Cross Country. Its review is coming soon but I can tell you this - I really like it, almost love it. It's great. It's all of the things the Volvo S60 sedan was, sans the power (different engines, T6 on the sedan, T5 on ...
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Ford will get a race-ready Bronco covered in Baja dust

Ford will get a race-ready Bronco covered in Baja dust

50 years ago, off-road legend Rod Hall drove a Ford Bronco to victory at the Baja 1000. Since then, no other 4x4 has achieved the overall win. Ford is ready to head back to the dust though, and the Blue Oval brand is looking for some glory. And it will ...
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Lewis Hamilton wins his sixth F1 driver's crown

Lewis Hamilton wins his sixth F1 driver’s crown

He's now won three more than his hero Ayrton Senna. And he needs just one more to tie Michael Schumacher. Lewis Hamilton has earned his sixth Formula 1 driver's title. The 34-year old Brit takes the top spot with just two races remaining on the F1 calendar. Though teammate Valtteri ...
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Edd China gets pulled over for driving a couch, cited for "operating an unsafe vehicle"

Edd China gets pulled over for driving a couch, cited for “operating an unsafe vehicle”

It has come to this; the police, Beverly Hills cops (sorry) in this case, think that a slowing moving, fully padded, cheetah-print-covered motorized couch is unsafe. It's got seatbelts, so I don't understand how it is any less unsafe than any motorcycle but what do I know? Mr. Edd China, whose ...
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