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  • Hooniversity: Grand National Edition

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    Welcome to Hooniversity. As this is our first class, we’re going to be starting out easy, and setting the tone. We think it’s important that you understand what this class is all about, so you can truly understand what it is you’re getting yourself into.

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  • Obit: Donna Mae Mims

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    Donna Mae Mims loved pink, especially if racing for them- pink slips that is. She was also the first woman to win the SCCA national championship and ran in original Cannonball Run race. Mims died last week, and, as was her wish, was positioned behind the wheel of a pink 1979 Corvette for the public […]

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  • W8. AWD. Manual Transmission. Passat Wagon.

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    As we all know, Americans don’t buy wagons. They don’t buy manual transmissions. They tend not to buy new or odd engine configurations and they tend not to pay much for Volkswagens. With that in mind, this W8 4Motion Passat Wagon with a six-speed manual shouldn’t even exist.

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  • Manual Labor

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    Most car guys are loathe to ask for directions, whether on the highway, or in the garage. But sometimes that only gets you in deeper yogurt than when you started. If you’ve got a new project that is an old car, you’re not going to be able to just saunter down to Pep Boys and […]

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  • My How Things Change: Car Buying Priorities of an 11-year-old

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    Even when I was little, I was captivated by cars. My parents frequently tell the story of a nightly ritual that started when I was about two years old. I was quietly playing with my Matchbox cars on the end table beside the couch. When they told me it was bedtime, I politely responded, “No […]

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  • You aren't man enough: Kaiser Jeep M715

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    Jeep’s civilian Gladiator pickups had one major drawback: they weren’t overtly butch enough. Also: grossly overpowered. Enter the M715…

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  • Worth it? RS6 Fixer

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    What if we told you you could get your hands on an Audi RS6 for $14,900? That’s 444hp out of a twin-turbo V8 with only 20k miles on it. What’s the catch? The catch comes in what they don’t tell you.

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  • Arguably the perfect car: '04 S4 Avant

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    So far, we’ve kept it low-end when it comes to recommending vehicles. While the $1500 928 might make a great commuter car for you, it’s important you put the rest of the family in something practical and safe. We’re big believers in active safety: giving a skilled driver the necessary tools to stay in control […]

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  • $117 per cylinder

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    Maybe the 928 is a little too harsh for your tastes. Maybe you’re looking for smooth. Nothing oozes smoothness more than a 12 cylinder Jaaaag. At $117/cylinder, you can afford plenty of weekends in the countryside with your wife or girlfriend (or both!). [Update: now it’s down to $1200 ($100/cylinder!) and the price is still […]

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  • $1500 928, You have no excuse not to

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    Let’s get something straight: I don’t even like the 928. For whatever reason, it does nothing for me. The styling is what real auto reviewers might call polarizing (I call it lame). That said, there are some who find it fantastic. In fairness, a well-sorted chassis and 4.5 liter German V8 coupled to a 5-speed […]

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  • AutoTrader.com Find of the Week – 1983 Land Rover One Ten

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    A rugged and polarizing iconic SUV, the classically styled Land Rovers of years past show case a tough exterior design contrasting a civil interior fit for the Queen. The Defender series is the best representation of this style and was brought into the United States starting in 1993. The rest of the world was able […]

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  • Let's open with a Bricklin SV-1

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    Malcom Bricklin thought he could do it better, that he could predict the future by inventing it himself. The SV-1 (SV = Safety Vehicle) looks like it’s from 1980, a full six years ahead of its actual launch. The acrylic-bonded-to-fiberglass construction was ahead of its time, as were the integrated roll cage and 5-mph bumpers. […]

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  • About

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    Hooniverse intends to be the dumping ground for everything that’s not going to generate enough traffic at sites where they care about such things. Posts will never be optimized to maximize search results. Word count is irrelevant. Hooniverse does not cover Automotive News in the traditional sense. Don’t send us press releases. We won’t write […]

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