Is it time to drop in-house infotainment?

I jumped into one of Infiniti’s sedans earlier this week after hearing something atrocious and had to experience it for myself. A brand new 2020 model Q50 in a beautiful pearl white paint job sat in the company’s section of floor at the LA Auto Show. Infiniti turns 30 this year, and to celebrate, they […]

LAAS: Matt’s and Broom’s impressions

Today marked the beginning of the LA Auto Show (LAAS), which means all of the major manufacturers have come to town to show off their wares for the coming year.  To sum it all up: colors are back in style! Alexander’s thoughts After a glimpse walking through the halls one thing becomes immediately clear, manufacturers […]

Ten Years Later: Life is not what you thought it would be

Hooniverse is 10 years old now, which is pretty significant. Tomorrow I’ll be celebrating my 23 lap around the sun, meaning this website has been around for more than a third of my life. When I discovered Hooniverse for the first time, it was more than likely through a post on Jalopnik. Jeff was driving […]

Volvo Update: preventative maintenance was completed, but then it broke

After doing all that I’ve done to this car it worked great for about 2 months. In mid-June I moved down to Lakewood, California to my new apartment with my girlfriend and my roommates. We’ve been here for a couple weeks now and we’re all settled in. But the other day, on a trip to […]

Mercedes-AMG put on a show in Sonoma

The inaugural Sonoma Speed Festival went down this weekend at Sonoma Raceway. It was apparent from the start that lot more work went into making the Sonoma Speed Festival stand out from the other historic racing events. Not only were there (conservatively) a quarter of a billion dollars worth of cars from various decades in […]

My Volvo 850R: Parts are in (mostly)

A bunch of comments with really great insight came in following my first post on whether or not to do all the work required for my Volvo 850R. Your comments were a good push to do it myself. After going through them all, and talking to some buddies, I’ve decided to tackle this over Spring […]

Talk us out of adding another wagon to the family

If I hadn’t been late to class today, I might not have stopped to see this decently well preserved example of a 1993 Honda Accord LX Wagon. According to the flyer provided, the car is a second owner vehicle. It’s equipped with the 2.2 liter four-cylinder engine paired to one of Honda’s four speed automatics. […]

RADwood has the most hardcore fans out there

Radwood went down at the second annual HooptieCon this past weekend. It was a wet, sloppy, cold, wonderful mess of some of the most hardcore automotive enthusiasts out there. Located atop turn 7 at Sonoma Raceway, during the 24 Hours of LeMons Sears Pointless race, the show was a hodgepodge of 80’s and 90’s automotive […]

IndyCar roars back into Laguna Seca

IndyCar Testing at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca

A rare dusting of snow dots the hills of Monterey County. And with it those hills are alive with the sound of IndyCar. An unofficial test session was coordinated by all teams minus the new-for-2019 Harding-Steinbrenner Racing crew. IndyCar as an organization was essentially left out as the cars made their first laps around WeatherTech […]

California enacts AB-1824 and the enthusiast community responds


Assembly Bill 1824 went into effect in California at the beginning of 2019. The assembly bill, which contains updates pertaining to Election Code, Government Code, Military and Veterans Code, and an update to section 40610 of the vehicle code, has come under fire by those within and even outside of the enthusiast community. Nearly 150,000 of […]