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Last Call: The new wingless Type R feels... weird

Last Call: The new wingless Type R feels… weird

I like the Civic and I really like the Type R, but there's something about making a wingless version that feels off. The Type R has been pretty outlandish in terms of styling for the sake of precision aerodynamics, so to remove one of its most iconic features doesn't seem ...
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Civic Type R Limited Edition

The News for February 21st, 2020

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, Honda takes the Civic Type R back to its roots, Pagani goes nuts with the Imola, Aston Martin backs out of Le Mans Hypercar program ...
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A Beginner's Guide to Street Racing in Philadelphia

A Beginner’s Guide to Street Racing in Philadelphia

[Editor's Note: Don't street race. It's stupid and you won't just hurt yourself when you crash. Find a track day at a circuit or a strip and enjoy hot nasty speed in a safe and legal environment. This post is meant to take a look at the current illegal street-racing ...
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Off the Road Again Podcast Episode 6

Off the Road Again Podcast: Episode 6 – Joel Strickland Our Man in AUS

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 and truck, maybe even some rally cars. Ross, Chris, & Joel Strickland discuss the Hyundai Santa Cruz winter testing, the 2021 Cadillac Escalade, & the ...
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Stop Moaning, Find a Baseball Cap, and Buy a Convertible

Stop Moaning, Find a Baseball Cap, and Buy a Convertible

Here’s what you do. You buy a convertible. It leaks like a colander, you never put the top down, your friends, family, they assume you’re planning on joining the circus. It won’t go around a corner because it’s busy doing its best Gumby impression. It’s about as useful as a salt shaker ...
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Last Call: Why Formula Drift is the best motorsport

Last Call: Why Formula Drift is the best motorsport

Right off the bat, I want to clarify that all motorsport is amazing. But I feel like Formula Drift offers the most to someone who may not keep up with motorsports. The tire smoke, racing gas, and the sound of 1,000 hp engines rebounding off the skyscrapers gets me giddy ...
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Last Call: The problem with convertibles

Last Call: The problem with convertibles

I have a love/hate relationship when it comes to convertibles. The idea of removing the top from a car seems great in concept and when you see most cars without that top it looks great, especially the Vantage. However, the tradeoff of a car looking great when the roof is ...
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American Flat Track: My day on the dust

American Flat Track: My day on the dust

Flat track racing is nothing new in America, in fact, the sport is one of our country’s oldest motorsports. However, I’m willing to bet most Americans, even those who are motorcycle enthusiasts, aren’t familiar with the sport. American Flat Track (AFT) invited me and a few other journalists out to ...
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Land Rover Defender put in Full Send Mode for new Bond film No Time to Die

Land Rover Defender put in Full Send Mode for new Bond film No Time to Die

The Land Rover Defender is, unequivocally, one of the kings of the four-wheel-drive world. Built on simplicity and durability, it stands strong against abuse and strain. Its off-road capability is among the best. The Defender became synonymous with the image of a British four-by-four. And now the first all-new model ...
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Last Call: How good would a Fisker electric pickup be?

Last Call: How good would a Fisker electric pickup be?

I've been a fan of Fisker since it appeared on Top Gear many years ago. But then they went bankrupt though they seem to have recovered. Henrik Fisker was on hand at CES to show off a new concept called the Ocean. And it seems he has more in store ...
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A Late-Season Winter Beater Roundup

A Late-Season Winter Beater Roundup

Searching for beater cars on craigslist is a favorite past-time of many auto enthusiasts, myself included. The best use for a beater car is the wintertime. Keep that salt and grit off of your nice car and let it collect in something much less precious. What makes a good winter ...
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Hooniverse Asks: What will the hot rod of the future look like?

Hooniverse Asks: What will the hot rod of the future look like?

The term "hot rod" conjures up images of t-buckets and chopped down Ford coupes from the '30s. There's likely a Flat Head V8 in the nose or some manner of Mopar power at play. For younger folks, a hot rod could refer to an LS-swapped Nissan 240SX drift missile. Maybe ...
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Last Call: How do you feel about an off-road S15?

Last Call: How do you feel about an off-road S15?

I've seen a similar build with a 350z awhile back but I haven't seen an off-road S15 before. While Jake O'Donnell (@jake_n_bake127) is mostly known for his '06 Baja Toyota Tacoma, the S15 is an exciting project for his followers to keep up with. Jake has taken it to Pismo ...
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Hooniverse Asks: Which vehicle has the most comprehensive factory on-board data display?

Hooniverse Asks: Which vehicle has the most comprehensive factory on-board data display?

Modern vehicles have hundreds of sensors. Data from these sensors is digitized and processed accordingly. While basic operation of many sensors remains similar to the senors from years ago, based on voltage or resistance, their processing is significantly different. With digital processing there is actual real-time data being produced by ...
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Last Call: Has Mitsubishi lost its way?

Last Call: Has Mitsubishi lost its way?

Now I know that this title is like beating the dead horse. We know this. But Mitsubishi's newest Twitter post refers to the riveted silver gas cap as a "beauty mark". That's not necessarily what I would call it if you ask me but to each their own I guess ...
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2021 GR SUPRA

The News for February 14th, 2020

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 updates the Supra and adds a new engine option, Aston Martin finally drops the top on the new Vantage, Kia teases the next Sorento, ...
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