Hooniversal Opinion: 2022 GMC Hummer EV

My, how the times have changed. The last time a Hummer-branded vehicle was on sale was ten years ago. It was the era of GM-ified Hummer vehicles, those which sold on-brand cache and supposed off-road ability. The general public frowned heavily upon the brand. And while the trucks performed well off-tarmac, public perception finally won […]

Hooniversal Opinion: 2021 G80 BMW M3 Sedan and M4 Coupe

In the world of luxury sports coupes and sedans, none is more iconic than those made by BMW. Forever the gentleman’s plaything that commutes comfortably and can tango when asked, each iteration of the famous cars has gone a step further, each pushing the boundary of what performance is capable from a vehicle you’re proud […]

Hooniversal Opinion: Nissan Z Proto

Deciding where to start a Hooniversal Opinion on the Nissan Z Proto is a difficult task. On one hand, the Z is among the most storied and appreciated sports car nameplates out there. On the other, the 370Z has been on sale, largely unchanged, since 2009. In layman’s terms, that’s an eon: Model cycles are […]

Hooniversal Opinion: Jeep Grand Wagoneer “Concept”

Jeep Grand Wagoneer. A name rooted in the SUV and four-wheel-drive history books up there with the likes of Bronco, Suburban, and, well, the other Jeep nameplates. It’s been a while since the Grand Wagoneer nameplate has made an appearance on dealer lots. Twenty-seven years, to be exact. But with the somehow-still-increasingly-popular full-size SUV market […]

Being a car enthusiast during COVID-19

Under a turbulent, early summer sky a line of Radical RXC GTs trails behind a C8 Corvette pace car appropriately painted Elkhart Lake Blue. There’s a track-wide caution as the parade passes in front of me, slowly lapping around The Carousel. It’s a quiet Saturday morning at the track and I sat back to sip […]

Hooniversal Opinion: 2020 Chicago Auto Show

It’s finally here: Once again, the auto show season is upon us. And with the Detroit Auto Show having moved to June, Chicago’s own event has become the new kick-starter for the round of new, early-season reveals. This year’s CAS made a massive splash with new and updated vehicles from a wide variety of manufacturers. […]

Hooniversal Opinion: 2020 Land Rover Defender

2020 Land Rover Defender

The all-new Land Rover Defender is finally here. And not just for the land afar, but for the States as well. This doesn’t come without carrying a certain weight to it. The Defender is a truck bearing the name of one of the most storied four-wheel-drive vehicles of all time. An icon in the off-road […]

Hooniversal Opinion: 2020 C8 Corvette

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

After decades of waiting the mid-engine Corvette has finally transformed from fantasy to reality. By now you probably know everything about the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray. But here’s a refresher course: mid-engine. 6.2-liter V8, a modified version of the LT1 now called LT2. 495 horsepower. 460 lb-ft of torque. Tremec-sourced 8-speed dual-clutch transmission. Which is, […]

Hooniversal Opinion: Lincoln Continental 80th Anniversary Coach Door Edition

Once upon a time in a galaxy that seems far, far away, Lincoln unknowingly sold a car that would someday become iconic. For the fourth generation of its Continental sedan, the brand introduced suicide-style rear doors; that is, they hinge from the front and open opposite of what do normal rear doors. This would come […]

Hooniversal Opinion: 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show

It seems that year after year the Los Angeles International Auto Show gets bigger and bigger. This coincides with the decline in interest in the Detroit Auto Show and the automakers embracing the buying power that is the Los Angeles automotive market. That plus the fact that SoCal is quite a bit nicer than winterized […]