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  • Car design today: Is baroque back?

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    Hey, yo, slam your eyeballs against this. Few cars are as iconic as the 1959 Cadillac Eldorado, especially in its convertible Biarritz form. There can be few people of any age who aren’t aware of its form, even if they don’t know exactly what it is. As a non-American, my curiosity was piqued by seeing […]

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  • Gripes about Ford's many similar buttons

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    Above is a close look at the climate controls of the new 2018 Ford Expedition. They seem rather unremarkable, typical Ford-like, as they have been for many years now. These controls are located below the infotainment screen and below the radio buttons and knobs. Basically, these are the lowest placed items in the vertical section […]

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  • Seeing Red: A Tail-Lamp Design Rant

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    When a car first finds itself being dreamily outlined on a piece of designer’s layout paper, it will inevitably begin life as a series of swoopy lines. The general aesthetic concept will go through a whole series of disposable sketch stages before one of them is thumb-upped for further evolution. A long way down the […]

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  • Hooniverse Concept Clinic: Proposal #5

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    Welcome to the series which aims to give our poor old international automotive industry the helping hand it so desperately needs. Witness companies like BMW and Mercedes pumping out ever more broad product portfolios, extending their tentacles into every possible market niche that ever existed, and then inventing extra niches just in case. To them […]

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  • Hooniverse Concept Clinic: Proposal #4

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    Welcome back to our open-to-all motor-industry market research forum, an idea exclusive to Hooniverse that, for whatever reason, nobody else on the whole internet wanted to do. We urge those out there in positions of power and influence over our beloved automotive brands to pay attention to the comments that this strand generates. The world […]

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  • Hooniverse Concept Clinic: Proposal #3

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    Welcome to, as far as I know, the only live-action online theoretical product design test clinic in the entire universe, and it’s got the Hooniverse name stamped all over it. Last week we decided that the world definitely does have space for a back-to-basics, e-z customised four-wheel-drive vehicle. In fact, it’s a heinous crime that […]

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  • Hooniverse Concept Clinic: Proposal #2

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    Welcome back to the Hooniverse series intended to light-heartedly help the global motor industry take steps towards giving us, the buying public, the cars we want. Or, in some cases, showing them what they really shouldn’t consider offering lest we pelt them with retaliatory tomatoes. Our first Hooniverse Concept Car was a Compact Personal Luxury […]

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  • All New Hooniverse Concept Clinic: Proposal #1

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    We all love concept cars. Without concept cars a motorshow is just like visiting a whole bunch of car dealerships under one roof, only with somebody rather more attractive than usual demanding that you sign up to register your interest. Concept cars are there to draw you onto the stand, and they do so whether […]

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