The News for September 24th, 2021

The News for September 24th, 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 drops all-new Tundra for the first time since 2007, Acura and Motul team up for Rad NSX Type S pace car, and Audi ...
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In Pictures: Caffeine & Carburetors, 09/12/2021

In Pictures: Caffeine & Carburetors, 09/12/2021

Caffeine & Carburetors is always a spectacular show. The event encompasses almost the entirety of downtown New Cannan, CT with the Sunday morning affair bringing out some of the Northeast's finest vehicles. There's seemingly something for everyone: Vintage race cars, off-roaders, modern exotics, JDM dream-machines, and everything in-between. After a ...
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porsche panamera gts

The Joy of Driving

Fellow enthusiasts, lend me your ear. Wait, too dramatic? OK, let's start over. Look, we need to start talking people into following us into the promised land, the hooniverse. Lots of mainstream media outlets have foretold the end of our kind. Apparently, the youths supposedly aren't getting their driver's license, ...
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hi-lift jack

I hate hi-lift jacks…

Look, I get why these are useful for some folks. There are a handful of different uses for them. And when used properly, they can get you out of a tough spot out on the trail. But you know what? I hate them. They're heavy, take up a lot of ...
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cadillac night vision

Hooniverse Asks: What’s your favorite not-necessary optional feature?

I love night vision in a car. It's so unnecessary for 95% of car owners and it feels like you're driving a stealth military vehicle. It's almost a gimmick. Almost, as it could be pretty useful in areas that are extremely dark and wildlife can roam out of the forest ...
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2021 Toyota Venza Limited

2021 Toyota Venza Limited l Review

It is day 265 of the year 2021 A.D. and I just sat down to write about the twelfth crossover to end up in my driveway this year. I am trying to stay positive, but at first glance this Toyota Venza looked a bit like the last one, it was ...
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Doug-DeMuro-Off-The-Road-Again-Podcast-Episode-88

Doug DeMuro – Off The Road Again Podcast: Episode 88

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. Ross & Chris welcome Doug DeMuro to the show. Doug is the owner of Cars ...
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Pajero Shuttle Van

Last Call: Where can this Montero shuttle take you?

I love seeing all the different versions of the Montero/Pajero that have been built. My personal favorite is always going to be the Pajero Evo. I have a soft spot for the Pajero Camel Special too, of course. But this Pajero Shuttle Van? Amazing! YOOOOOOO @midnightdorifto @HooniverseJeff https://t.co/yOXviCiA3B— Tom Anderson ...
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American Flat Track: Can the King Keep His Crown?

American Flat Track: Can the King Keep His Crown?

Briar Bauman is seeking his third consecutive championship in American Flat Track’s top class, SuperTwins. The reigning Grand Champion has seen great success since joining the factory-backed effort from Indian Motorcycles in 2019. Unseating the then champion Jared Mees, whose team is also backed by the factory Indian effort. Entering ...
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Bronco Raptor

Ford Bronco Raptor lands in 2022

Ford is teasing a production version of its forthcoming Bronco Raptor. We all knew it would happen and now we know that you'll get a chance to see one out on the trail sometime in 2022. Potentially. Assuming they're available. And the hardtops are good to go. And the chip ...
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"The Bride" has an engine

“The Bride” has an engine

Hooniverse & False Neutral regulars will know that I've been building a custom Bultaco street bike, "Bultakenstein," for a decade. Many will also remember that I put that on hold a while back to work on The Bride of Bultakenstein: an unlikely Shepherd's Pie of a motorbike that combines the ...
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jaguar xj6 clean

So you want to keep your older car clean…

I bought an old black car. The old black paint looks great from 10 feet. Once you get up close you can see it's a playground of crow's feet. That's not a big deal to me really, since this is a stop-gap car. But I'd still like to know the ...
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Last Call: Quite a good Trek

Last Call: Quite a good Trek

I mentioned last week that I was competing in a media wave of Land Rover's Trek event. I'll have more on that soon, but for now you could say it went pretty well. View this post on Instagram A post shared by hooniversejeff (@hooniversejeff) Last Call indicates the end of ...
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Lucid Air

Range Anxiety? Lucid Air Dream Edition receives 520-Mile EPA Rating

The biggest issue with EV adoption has always been range. It seems with some consumers, it’s never enough. Even with Tesla’s Model S Long Range edition, which has an EPA rating of 400+ miles, there were still a few holdouts. Lucid Group looks to put an end to that. Lucid ...
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VW Kong dog toy

This rubber dog chew toy comes from an old VW part

If you have a dog, you likely have (or have at least heard of) Kong chew toys. They're those indestructible rubber items, often fillable with treats, which your dog will gnaw on forever. Did you know that the Kong chew you was designed by a mechanic with inspiration from an ...
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So I saw a TVR Chimaera this weekend

So I saw a TVR Chimaera this weekend

My town of Lake Forest, California had a small car show this weekend. In the background was an outdoor concert with some food trucks as well. I strolled through the line of cars and everything there was pretty expected. Some old Mopar, a few Camaros, mostly Boomer-spec ultra-chrome wheels as ...
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