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  • Hooniverse Asks: What are the wildest races on the planet?

    Hooniverse Asks: What are the wildest races on the planet?

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    I was watching a reply of the Red Bull Erzberg Rodeo the other day, and I’m blown away at the skill of the riders. This is a race that takes place in the Erzberg Mine in Austria. It’s an iron ore mine that cranks out over 2 million tonnes of ore every year. And once…

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  • Hooniverse Asks: Should automakers offer more trail-related safety courses?

    Hooniverse Asks: Should automakers offer more trail-related safety courses?

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    I recently attended the launch of the new GMC Canyon AT4X. The truck is outfitted for fun right from the factory and it joins a growing list of pickups that are already well-sorted right off the assembly line. As these trucks gain off-road and trail-related capability, the parts being thrown at them increase. And now…

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  • Hooniverse Asks: What’s bugging you about YOUR project car right now?

    Hooniverse Asks: What’s bugging you about YOUR project car right now?

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    It’s been far too long since I’ve provided any updates with respect to my project cars. The one that gives me the least trouble recently had an issue. Well, technically, the Benz wagon gives me the least issues at the moment but I’m talking about the Mitsubishi Montero right now. While driving on the freeway,…

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  • Hooniverse Asks: Fastbacks are too expensive, so which old Ford Mustang would you buy?

    Hooniverse Asks: Fastbacks are too expensive, so which old Ford Mustang would you buy?

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    There are differences between the years. Sellers have a range of quality levels on offer. And a whole lot of cars clearly came packing six-cylinder power backed up by an automatic gearbox. Yes, I’m pretend-shopping old Ford Mustangs, and I have been for some time now. Finally, it seems like the market may be prepping…

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  • Hooniverse Asks: What’s the last vehicle you saw that you didn’t know existed?

    Hooniverse Asks: What’s the last vehicle you saw that you didn’t know existed?

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    A few days ago, my family and I were in Mexico. Anytime you leave the country, you’re bound to see all sorts of vehicles you never get to see. Often, you’ll at least have heard of these cars and trucks but they don’t sell them where you live so you never come across them. Occasionally…

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  • Hooniverse Asks: What am I buying?

    Hooniverse Asks: What am I buying?

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    Last December I picked up my new Ford Bronco. The Bronco is going great and I’ll write more about it soon. But I now have a need for a second vehicle. I need to drive one of my two kids to school, while my wife uses the Bronco to drive the other kid around, or…

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  • Hooniverse Asks: What car is way more expensive than you thought?

    Hooniverse Asks: What car is way more expensive than you thought?

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    I spent a week with a Maserati Levante Trofeo. It’s an interesting machine in that it makes fun noises, has strong power, and certainly makes its presence known in that properly Italian way. Even if it’s still a crossover. It’s not a revelatory driving experience or anything like that. And the interior is fine for…

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  • Hooniverse Asks: Why do we buy these old cars?

    Hooniverse Asks: Why do we buy these old cars?

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    Do you ever think it would be nice to have a modern car to use on a daily basis? Sometimes I imagine what it would be like to say goodbye to my car from 1991, my car from 1986, and the car from 1984 that hasn’t had an engine in (let me check my notes)…

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  • Hooniverse Asks: What type of automotive mechanics or engineering can you explain easily?

    Hooniverse Asks: What type of automotive mechanics or engineering can you explain easily?

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    Certain things come easily to certain people. For some, understanding how things work is almost second nature. Engineers are really good at understanding how things work. They’re not always good at communicating to others how something works though, in a matter that’s easily understood. Friend of Hooniverse Jason Fenske is an example of someone who…

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  • Hooniverse Asks: What wagon do you want to buy?

    Hooniverse Asks: What wagon do you want to buy?

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    I’m not asking if you want one, I’m asking which one you want to buy. If you already have one, I’m sure there are others you’d like. The lovely longroof is a wonderful vehicle and I hope to see more of them on the road. That’s not going to happen but I can dream, right?…

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