Hung Low Sweet Chariot

Accidental Hoons- Prophetic Restaurant Name Presages Crash

Seattle's Joe Maador Navarro could have chosen any business to crash into on his drunken adventure last night- the discounter with "low-low-prices!" announced in the display window, or Ground Floor coffee shop. But instead, he chose the Hung Far Low Restaurant. The 12:45 AM crash resulted in Navarro not ...
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Hooniverse Asks- What Was The Worst COTY Winner Ever?

Hooniverse Asks- What Was The Worst COTY Winner Ever?

Motor Trend has been doing it for decades, the Europeans typically give it to something small and odd that we've never even seen over here. Hooniverse is doing it differently, and we think better. Of course, much like buying a sex doll, the reality doesn't match the anticipation and buyers ...
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Out

Optical Illusions- This Way In

The hot technology these days is augmented reality- where digital info is overlain on a smartphone screen to provide an enhanced experience. This parking garage in Melbourne Australia gives you the same thing for only the hourly parking rate. Image source [hemmy.net] ...
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HCOTY Nominee: Steve Darnell's 1929 Dodge Diesel Rod!

HCOTY Nominee: Steve Darnell's 1929 Dodge Diesel Rod!

HCOTY Nominee: Steve Darnell's Dodge Diesel Rat Rod, making it's debut at SEMA this year. Nominated by: UDMan As Seen in the Post: What's That? You wanted to see the Diamond T's Passenger. I thought this was the very definition of the type of Rat Rod that the readers ...
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Last Call- COTY Regrets

Last Call- COTY Regrets

This is why COTY awards are not such a good idea. Image source:[vintageoriginalads.com] ...
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Mustang at Goodwood

HCOTY Nominee: The Ford Mustang

HCOTY Nominee: The Ford Mustang - ‘64.5 - ’70, ‘78 - ’98, ’05- present Nominated by: Graverobber As Seen on drag strips, Dairy Queen parking lots, multiple covers of Fast Fords magazine, and, up until 2004, emerging from Ford’s historic Rouge River assembly plant. I’m not nominating a particular car ...
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We can't have nice things: French hot hatch edition

We can't have nice things: French hot hatch edition

My Christmas present to myself this year was Forza 3.  Been playing it quite a bit lately, sampling the various cars from around the world.  Let me tell you, the selection is quite extensive and most of the great automakers from around the world are well-represented.  You want to ...
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Hoonimatics Lesson: Jensen Interceptor III + 6.1L SRT8 HEMI = ?

Hoonimatics Lesson: Jensen Interceptor III + 6.1L SRT8 HEMI = ?

Who said mathematics was boring? We've got a formula here that's going to surely get your attention - take a look after the jump ...
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HCOTY Nominee: 1983 Land Rover One Ten

HCOTY Nominee: 1983 Land Rover One Ten

HCOTY Nominee: 1983 Land Rover Defender 110 Nominated by: Braff As Seen in the Post: AutoTrader Find of the Week [Oct. 9 2009] Here at Hoon HQ, we love cars of all shapes and sizes… be they fast, slow, ugly, beautiful, big, small, short, long, rare, common, or a combination ...
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Burn Baby Burn- Land Rover Fire Truck Will Wet Your Pants

Burn Baby Burn- Land Rover Fire Truck Will Wet Your Pants

Typically, little boys express their future career hopes in manly advocations such as Astronaut, Football Quarterback– and most often, Fireman.  Roaring Fork Land Rover (how great is that town's name?) has a Land Rover Firefly, offered up for the fire sale price of only $14,995, that could let you ...
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What Should Be Our Hooniversal Car Of The Year?

What Should Be Our Hooniversal Car Of The Year?

Seems like everyone else in the automotive journalism world is bringing out a Car of the Year article or series. We want to play along too, but simply put we don't want to be lumped into the never-ending streams of very similar COTY awards. We will let the big boys ...
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Hooniverse Asks- What Deceased Auto Maker Do You Miss The Most?

Hooniverse Asks- What Deceased Auto Maker Do You Miss The Most?

This year has seen the demise of Saturn, Pontiac and potentially Saab. Over the years many more brands have fallen by the wayside, and some of those had been makers of covetable cars. Which of those would you like to still be able to buy today? ...
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Travis Pastrana Gets a Jump on New Year's Eve

Travis Pastrana Gets a Jump on New Year's Eve

If you're tired of watching New York's ball drop to bring in the new year, and you're in the Los Angeles area as 2009 finishes circling the drain, you can catch Travis Pastrana and his Subie WRX ringing in 2010 by jumping from shore to a mid-harbor barge in a ...
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Automotive Traveler: Chrysler Italianate Diversions; Part4: Chrysler TC by Maserati

Automotive Traveler: Chrysler Italianate Diversions; Part4: Chrysler TC by Maserati

This is part four in a series that I originally did for Automotive Traveler, and this time it's not a Ghia, but the abortive Chrysler TC by Maserati. It turned out to be little more that an Italian built Chrysler LeBaron Convertible, on a modified K Car Chassis. Oh, but ...
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I'll Call It Mini Marcos

Seattle Mini Marcos Doesn't Need You to Bring a Trailer

Bring a Trailer usually brings us interesting cars from the depths of Craigslist or eBay, but today they've got an amazing find that's exclusively their own- a 1967 Mini Marcos GT ...
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