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Hooniverse Asks: What were the most significant engines of the last decade?

Hooniverse Asks: What were the most significant engines of the last decade?

As we enter the 2020s we can see a change in the automotive world. While the 2010's showed us that hybrids don't have to be boring econoboxes and that electric vehicles can used like conventional vehicles, the '10s also gave us some spectacular internal combustion engines. FCA's 6.2-liter Hellcat is ...
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Lancia delta s4

Listen to the Lancia Delta S4 sing you the song of its people

Lot's of vehicles like to lay claim to being "the best sounding" thing out there. Everyone has different ears. Noise enjoyment is subjective. We all like different things. I think, however, that most of us can agree that the Lancia Delta S4 is a monstrous mid-engined rally beast that bellows ...
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Buy this vintage Bultaco 250 race car/go kart!

Buy this vintage Bultaco 250 race car/go kart!

No, Bultaco didn't just make top-tier racing motorcycles. The Spanish company also built engines for go-karts and other four-wheel racing machines. And here's one for sale. It's a 1972 Bultaco 250 two-stroke engine stuffed beneath the bodywork of a lovely open-wheel green machine. The listing says this vehicle is located ...
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tim allen and jay leno drag race

Jay Leno and Tim Allen go for a spin in their wife’s cars

Tim Allen loves cars. One celebrity who might love them a bit more, at least in terms of quantity doled out, is Jay Leno. Back in the 1990s, the two sat down for a taping of Leno's Tonight Show. Each mentioned their affinity for cars before discussing the enjoyment that ...
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Jaguar F-Pace SVR: Luxury Hooliganism

Jaguar F-Pace SVR: Luxury Hooliganism

Jaguar F-Pace ...SVR. Oh the noise. The raucous 550-horsepower supercharged V8 engine sings a symphony that's deep and beautiful. And then it's interrupted by fire belches, and it makes everything better. This is a machine that, if you still don't like crossovers, will make you realize that perhaps you should ...
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Hooniverse Asks: What's a good gift for someone who just bought their first new car?

Hooniverse Asks: What’s a good gift for someone who just bought their first new car?

A good friend of mine owns a small business. One of his long time employees, and actually a good friend, just bought her first new car. It's a Kia Sportage and it's perfect for this young lady. Surprisingly, it came from the dealer with WeatherTech floor mats and roof rack ...
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Last Call: New Year, New You - Corvette Edition

Last Call: New Year, New You – Corvette Edition

Teams are prepping for the 24 Hours of Daytona, which takes place later this month. One new race car being put through the paces is Chevrolet's C8.R Corvette. It's packing a new 5.5-liter flat-plane crank V8, which pushes out 500 horsepower and 481 pound-feet of torque. And that's when breathing ...
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Aston Martin teams up with... Airbus?

Aston Martin teams up with… Airbus?

Aston Martin have teamed up with Airbus. No, there's not a Superleggera version of the A380 on the horizon. Instead, Aston Martin have joined forces with Airbus Corporate Helicopters to create a special version of the ACH130. It's called, rather simply, the ACH130 Aston Martin Edition. And, if we're honest, ...
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The News for January 3rd, 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, ex-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn pulls a sneak and flees to Lebanon to escape persecution, Genesis reveals first images and some early info on the GV80, ...
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Here are four ridiculous hood ornaments I found on Amazon

Here are four ridiculous hood ornaments I found on Amazon

Last night, I was browsing the Internet for random Montero parts. My usual routine is to start with a general Google search, move to eBay and Craigslist, then give Amazon a quick check... just in case. There's usually nothing specific to my vehicle on Amazon, at least nothing I'm that I ...
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Hooniverse Asks: What’s your personal choice for the Hooniverse Car of the Decade?

We forced you to pick from a previously determined list. The official Hooniverse Car of the Decade would be selected from the past list of Car of the Year winners. Our hero here is SpeedyCop and his Spirit of LeMons... but maybe you have something else in mind. If you ...
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Top Ten Hooniverse Posts of 2019

Top Ten Hooniverse Posts of 2019

Our hangover from the whole holiday season is almost gone. As we are sobering up we realized that, oops, we got a cool website to run. In order to get started we decided to keep thing simple and take a second look at the ten most popular posts from 2019 ...
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Tavarish gives an automotive "gift" to his pal Hoovie

Tavarish gives an automotive “gift” to his pal Hoovie

Our old friend Tavarish recently acquired a new car. No, it's not an insane movie-used Lamborghini. Nor is it one of his old projects come back to life. This time, Tavarish has turned to the world of true pimps. He bought a Dodge Caravan, which at one point was modified ...
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Hooniverse Asks: Do you have a favorite piece of art from Syd Mead?

Hooniverse Asks: Do you have a favorite piece of art from Syd Mead?

For some time, that image above was the background on my computer. It was eventually replaced by another image, but both are by the same artist; Syd Mead. The godfather of retro-futuristic art created some truly stunning pieces that helped define a generation of film, album covers, television, advertising, and ...
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The Hooniverse Car of the Decade is... an airplane on a van chassis

The Hooniverse Car of the Decade is… an airplane on a van chassis

The votes are in, and there's a winner. In our first-ever Hooniverse Car of the Decade vote, the winning margin lands with one truly wild machine. What started as a random idea in the head of one Jeff SpeedyCop Bloch turned into a street-legal "car' comprised of a Cessna fuselage ...
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