Hooniverse Asks: What vintage vehicle could fuel nostalgia for a new version?

ford bronco green

I’ve been driving a new Bronco for the last week, and I definitely am enjoying myself. As are others as evidenced by the waves, thumbs-up, and more. People are happy to see the new Bronco. And despite the issues with actually getting them into waiting customer hands, Ford has nailed this new Bronco. It looks […]

Hooniverse Asks: What’s the best failed automotive tech?

The Turbonique Rocket axle is one of the coolest and most insane pieces of tech to land in the automotive realm. It’s a rocket-powered rear axle aimed at the drag racing set. One of the best examples of a vehicle to wear this is the Tobacco King Galaxie, which remains one of the coolest cars […]

Hooniverse Asks: What is a part of your vehicle you know the least about?

There are some parts of your car or truck that you know everything about. You are the one who installed that part or refurbished that area or rebuilt that entire section. But there has to be a part or section of which you know a whole lot less. What is that part? Do you fully […]

HA: Has a purchase you’ve considered been swayed by online opinion?

You might reach out to someone, or a like-minded group, and ask for car-buying advice. If they collectively give you an answer you weren’t expecting, do you consider that answer? Or do you simply seek out more validation for the purchase you’ve already made in your mind? It’s a question resulting from answers I often […]

Hooniverse Asks: Which brand that doesn’t have an off-road model should add one?

goodyear grabber olds 442

I’m fascinated by off-road versions of production vehicles. Ever since the Ford Raptor arrived, it feels like a few automakers are getting a bit more serious about properly playing in the dirt. Sure, Jeep and Toyota have been doing it for a long time, but the Raptor took things to a new extreme. Which automaker […]

Hooniverse Asks: What’s your favorite not-necessary optional feature?

cadillac night vision

I love night vision in a car. It’s so unnecessary for 95% of car owners and it feels like you’re driving a stealth military vehicle. It’s almost a gimmick. Almost, as it could be pretty useful in areas that are extremely dark and wildlife can roam out of the forest. But in a city area […]

Hooniverse Asks: What stereotypical stuff have you experienced with your car?

montero and the jag

This morning I buckled my daughter into her seat. I set her backpack on the front passenger seat. Then I climbed into the driver’s seat of my old Jag and turned the key. BRZ-BRZ-BRZ-BRZ-CLK-CLK-CLK-CLK. It wouldn’t start. I believe the alternator needs a swap as the voltmeter in the car typically reads a touch low […]

Hooniverse Asks: Can you navigate without GPS?

Remember I was asking you about automotive events in which you’d like to compete? In that post, I mention a Land Rover event trying to capture some of the essence of the OG Camel Trophy stuff. Well, I’m participating in the Land Rover Trēk event next week. Part of this means I need to know […]

Hooniverse Asks: How should a cheap new car be equipped?

Last week I drove the new 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross. I cannot yet tell you anything about it (Autotrader video review lands tomorrow). But by the very nature of the type of vehicle, you can probably ascertain a fair bit about it. This has me thinking though… how do you think automakers should equip their […]

Hooniverse Asks: What’s the easiest car fix you’ve ever done?

Yesterday afternoon I shared a quick car fix as our Last Call post of the day. It involved swapping an inexpensive relay in order to regain the use of my turn signals. Simple, yes. But effective and pleasing at the same time. That’s because car repair sometimes borders on maddening, especially when you’re an inexperienced […]