The News for July 9th, 2021

The News for July 9th, 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: Lotus reveals groundbreaking end of an era, Peugeot Le Mans Hypercar entry revealed, BMW does their thing with the 2 Series, Lamborghini shows off ...
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dune buggy pismo beach

Time travel back to 1970’s Pismo Beach and bring your dune buggy

Pismo Beach is a slice of dune-covered heaven in Central California. If you have a need for sand-based speed, then you should try to get to Pismo at some point. Or watch this video and travel back in time to when people were ripping their own home-built sandrails and buggies ...
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miata on a gravel road

Last Call: A Miata on a Gravel Road is a Glorious Thing

What's your favorite type of road? One of mine is a nicely graded stretch of gravel. You don't need to be going flat out to enjoy your vehicle as the limits come way down, while the fun goes way up. Here are two perfect examples of this idea. In each ...
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2021 Ford F-250 Tremor

2020 Ford F-250 Tremor: I also don’t get it, but I love it

I'll say this up front, I've never owned a pickup truck. It's just about the only major vehicle type I haven't owned. It's not that I have anything against them, I actually like them, I've just never had the need for one. This is the eternal pickup truck quandary, the ...
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Site Upgrades/Updates - Some cleaning up is coming...

Site Upgrades/Updates – Some cleaning up is coming…

Ever since I "upgraded" the site a while back, it's been nothing but headaches. The comment system continues to suck, the site loads poorly on both the front and backends, and I still get upset when I think about the amount of content that was lost when we switched to ...
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Tanner Foust – Off The Road Again Podcast: Episode 77

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 Tanner Foust to the show. Tanner is a former host of Top Gear USA and a Rockstar-sponsored rally, drift, and rallycross driver. He's a private ...
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1971 baja bronco

An old Baja Bronco is a wonderful thing

The original Ford Bronco is an iconic machine. Prices are climbing on even crusty examples because people love the shape, the style, the noise, and joy the that comes with driving an old SUV. One of my favorite versions of the OG is the Bill Stroppe Baja Bronco. A man ...
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Do you know about the Cizeta V16T and Claudio Zampolli?

Do you know about the Cizeta V16T and Claudio Zampolli?

Claudio Zampolli has passed away. This is the man responsible for absolutely wild Cizeta V16T. A supercar with lines penned by Marcello Gandini and an insane transversely mounted 16-cylinder engine. It's a nearly 6.0-liter engine producing 540 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque. It sits in the middle of the ...
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gad motors v-class

Mega Sleeper: GAD Motors stuffs an AMG V8 into the nose of a V-Class van!

I'm a big fan of the smaller vans in the Mercedes-Benz lineup. The full-size Sprinter is great but it's the Metris that I really enjoy. While it's called the Metris in North America, it goes by a handful of other names in different parts of the world. It's commonly called ...
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harry metcalfe jaguar xjc green

The green on Harry Metcalfe’s Jaguar XJC V12 is gorgeous

I'm now a Jag Man. This means I follow all things Jag-related quite closely. Like the current project car that Harry Metcalfe is having restored over on his Harry's Garage YouTube channel. It's a stunning XJ Coupe that's just come out of the paint booth. And Harry picked one hell of ...
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Hooniverse Asks: When is it too much stuff on your vehicle?

Hooniverse Asks: When is it too much stuff on your vehicle?

I love looking at nicely prepped camping and overland rigs. The variety of the vehicles used for adventure is wonderful. As are the myriad methods that the owners of these machines put to use in making sure they are prepped for anything. But when is it too much? I now ...
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The News for July 2nd, 2021

The News for July 2nd, 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: Aston Martin shows off the customer version of the LMH race car they cancelled, Porsche builds a super Cayenne for reasons, Volvo offers a ...
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how a carb works

This is the best visualization for how a carburetor works

You know how an engine makes the wheels do the spinning, yes? It's all part of the four-stroke combustion process. That is intake, compression, combustion, and exhaust. You probably also know how a carburetor works too. But do you really know what's going on in there? I'm sure you have a ...
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Mike-Musto-Off-The-Road-Again-Podcast-Episode-76

Mike Musto – Off The Road Again Podcast: Episode

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 Mike Musto to the show. Mike has owned multiple classic vehicles including a Charger, Daytona (getting a Hellcat Redeye swap), ...
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Wagon Wednesday: The Saab 900 Kombi

Wagon Wednesday: The Saab 900 Kombi

It never existed. Well, two prototypes were created by a Swedish company Nilsson Special Vehicles AB. They modified two Saab 900s and converted them into longroof models. Only one of them seems to exist today. But just look at what could have been. I came upon this picture by coincidence. Doing ...
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Wrangler 4xe

I put 1,000 miles on the Jeep Wrangler 4xe and it was great

Honestly, I expected to spend my time with the Jeep Wrangler 4xe in a completely mixed state of mind. I would've wagered that adding a battery pack and electric motor to a Wrangler Rubicon would result in a confused vehicle. After putting over 1,000 miles on one, I can tell ...
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