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  • Someone Drew My Cars And Put Them On Mugs And Shirts

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    We all love obscure cars. And we want to celebrate them. But because they are obscure, it is nearly impossible to find merchandise with those cars on them. Fortunately, I found a talented artist who will, for a reasonable fee, draw your car, and you can buy mugs and t-shirts (and more) with the drawing […]

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  • Riding the Pan-American Highway by Bus: Ecuador and Colombia

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    With our bus stalling twice already the night before in the Ecuadorean Central Highlands, I was on edge. Was I going to make it to the end of the Pan-American Highway? With pressing family and work obligations, I may not have another chance to complete the journey in the foreseeable future. Then, at around three […]

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  • Riding the Pan-American Highway by Bus: Peru and Ecuador

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    As some of you know, I started a trek in 2007 to ride the entire 14,741-mile Pan-American Highway by bus. Last month, I finally accomplished this goal. The final stretch was from Lima, Peru, northward, to Turbo, Colombia. The Darien Gap, a roadless stretch of jungle between Panama and Colombia, prevents the highway from running […]

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  • How Not to Sell My Salvage Titled Volvo

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    As you may remember, my beloved 6MT Volvo V50 T5 was rear ended and declared a total loss in April. Some enterprising individual bought the wreck at an auction, proceeded to fix/replace the rear hatch, and flip it on Craigslist. Almost three months later, it still sits, stale. Make the jump to see why.

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  • My New Car: 2008 Saab 9-3 SportCombi

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    The search is over. No more rental cars. No more reading the bus schedule. No more blurry eyes from staring at Craigslist, Buggy Bank, Autotrader, and Bring A Trailer. The search is over. Make the jump to see my new ride.

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  • Hooniverse Goes to the Citroen Conservatoire

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    Lady and gentlemen, the Citroen Conservatoire is one of those places where you say to yourself, after the visit– If I die now, I have no regrets and I’ve lived a full life. The collection is that extraordinary. And here’s the secret– It’s not a private collection that is next to impossible to see. Just […]

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  • Shopping for Saabs (x4)

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    The wrecked Volvo is going to be replaced by some kind of Saab, probably. Last weekend, I checked out four. And I need your help. 

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  • Need to Replace the V50 Wagon

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    That, lady and gentlemen, is $9,199 worth of damage. A matte black Yukon with a pre-runner bar rear ended my beloved wagon. The car, 1 of just 400 FWD 6-speed manuals sold in America, is a total loss. As many of you know, it takes me a long time– typically more than a year– to […]

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  • Hooniverse Goes to Formula E

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    1 series. 10 teams. 20 drivers. 40 cars. Say what? Because the electric racers don’t have enough juice to run the entire hour-long race, Formula E drivers have to switch cars midway through. And you know what? That’s not the most absurd thing about this series. Make the jump to find out why I think […]

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  • Flagship Dealerships of the Champs-Elysees: Renault, Citroen

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    Ready for something weird? Really weird? French weird?

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