Suzuki Jimny RV

This overland-ready Suzuki Jimny is the cutest RV on the planet

I'd love to have a ready-to-roll overland setup. There are no plans to convert my Montero to something like this. So it would need to be a different vehicle. Something small would be nice, as it would prove easy to park when not in use and maneuverable on most trails ...
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The News for January 15th, 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 their new Le mans Hypercar project, Porsche celebrates 25 years of Boxster with special edition, patents show Nissan's new production-ready Z looks identical ...
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Frank Deangelo & Champ Off-Road – Off The Road Again: Episode 52

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 Frank Deangelo from Championship Off-Road to the show. Frank has been in the off-road racing community for 42 years. Frank ...
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Hooniverse Asks: What the hell is happening at BMW?

Hooniverse Asks: What the hell is happening at BMW?

BMW has been on a weird marketing streak lately. Let's ignore the new 4-series and M4 and say that it all started with some tweets that bit them in the ass. Now here is this this rather weird video/commercial thing. It shows a new BMW iX electric vehicle, an odd name ...
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SL Mercedes Steering Wheel

Last Call: The metal ring does what now?

The steering wheel on my W114 Benz was a beautiful tiller. The metal ring in the center was for the horn, which is what I think all metal rings on old steering wheels are for. Turns out I'm wrong... turn signal operation on a Mercedes 190 SL pic.twitter.com/TqMue6xAhm— kevin mccauley ...
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The 2021 Ford F-150

2021 Ford F-150 5.0 V8 – First Drive Review

Ford's cash cow workhorse has entered a new generation. The 2021 Ford F-150 has landed and we finally got a taste. This is the 2021 Ford F-150 packing 5.0-liter V8 heat, and it's one damn fine truck. It's also pricey and it's far from the top rung of the trim ...
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a Fury Road tank car

Hooniverse Asks: What would you build to run the Gambler 500?

The Gambler 500 is an off-road adventure that meets the 24 Hours of LeMons. There's a dash of Mad Max thrown in. And the result is what looks like an amazing event and one hell of a good time. Right now, there's an event planned for June of 2021. I ...
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Comment System Update: We're working on it...

Comment System Update: We’re working on it…

So that was fun! The comment system I deployed allowed people into the backend of the site. I appreciate those of you who reached out and let me know. Thankfully, we flipped the switch on a low traffic day and I can't see any torn guibos on the inside. Additionally, ...
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Singer ACS driving along a beach

Last Call: Rip into the weekend as if you were driving the Singer ACS

Singer have created their vision of a Baja-ready safari Porsche 911. It's wild. It's amazing. And it's obviously costing someone absolute buckets of cash. Check out this video from Top Gear that walks through the car, and just listen to that glorious gear whine. Last Call indicates the end of Hooniverse’s ...
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skoda 130 lr rally dakar

There is a classic Skoda 130 LR in the Dakar Rally!

Attention! Attention! There is a classic Skoda 130 LR in the Dakar Rally! And it looks amazing! Yes, usually decades-old race cars don't participate in the Dakar Rally but this year things are different. This year there is a special class for classic racers from the 1980s and 1990s. And ...
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The News for January 8th, 2021

The last time I posted something here was December 31st, 2020. Several months have gone by since then. While it's been hard to concentrate on other matters this week, there actually is some car news to discuss. I'm sure when these PR teams scheduled their press releases this week, they ...
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This left-hand-drive Toyota Mega Cruiser is worth shipping halfway around the world

This left-hand-drive Toyota Mega Cruiser is worth shipping halfway around the world

The Toyota Land Cruiser is one of the most dependable, rugged, capable vehicles on the market, if not the most. With its brawny styling, overbuilt engine, and go-anywhere toughness, many would consider it the ultimate Toyota SUV. It isn't, though. In the 1990s, Toyota one-upped itself by creating the Mega Cruiser, which ...
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Audi E-Tron Sportback parked on the side of the road

Audi E-Tron Sportback: Just get the normal looking one… | Review

I like the Audi E-Tron. Even after spending 60 hours in one, going from NYC to LA, I still like the E-Tron and would love to have one as a daily driver to replace my wife's Mazda CX-5. Audi has another version of the E-Tron out now though, and it's ...
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The Toyota FJ Cruiser 'Upgrade Package 3' was a really lame special edition

The Toyota FJ Cruiser ‘Upgrade Package 3’ was a really lame special edition

The Toyota FJ Cruiser is shaping up to be one of the best automotive investments in the modern era. Well-preserved examples with low mileage have sold recently for over $50,000, far north of the truck’s original MSRP just a few years ago. Even heavily used examples still command close to ...
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Hooniverse Housekeeping: Time for a new comment system?

Hooniverse Housekeeping: Time for a new comment system?

Hooniverse used to be powered by the Intense Debate comment system. It worked well for a while. And then it stopped working well. So we moved to Disqus. That platform is used all over the Internet and it's familiar. The problem is that it's also a rather heavy load on ...
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Downsize your wheels when swapping to winter tires

Downsize your wheels when swapping to winter tires

The Volvo XC90 has been around for a few years now. Pictured here is a T6 version with some Polestar mods. It looks great, the interior is great, and the engine is slightly noisy but overall pretty great. But this particular one does have a big problem. Actually, it has ...
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