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

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 […]

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

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 […]

In photos: Greenwich Cars & Coffee, Aug. 2017 edition

If you follow our Instagram account you know that a few months back I attended one of the more affluent car gatherings– at least in my area– at a meetup that consumes the whole of Greenwich Avenue in the quaint, ultra-wealthy town bearing the same name as that of the street on which the show […]

The More Things Change: Trucks At That Street Rod Show

More than a few years ago, this olelongrooffan first heard the phrase from some unremembered, unnamed oldtimer, “The more things change, the more they stay the same.” Well, it appears that our favorite go to Hooniverse may be headed for some changes but one thing will remain the same for as long as it fits […]

Don't Squash That Gold Bug

Many of the undertakings this olelongrooffan has shared with my fellow Hoons have been described as “Went There, Saw That” experiences and many of those experiences have been at car shows, both local and national in exposure. I have also noted that the capture of images of Tri 5 Bowties at those shows has not […]

The 60 Euro Polo does the Baltic Press Rally 2017 – Part 2

Day two of the 2017 Press Rally in Lithuania opened with excellent weather. Having checked the Polo had retained all necessary fluids for it to compete, we rolled to the start of the first stage of the day. Despite good-hearted chatting with the other drivers, who had heard how little the car had cost to […]

The 60 Euro Polo does the Baltic Press Rally 2017

Piece by piece, I’ve mapped out the story of the 60 Euro Polo over here at Hooniverse during the years I’ve had it in my ownership. Starting from that drizzly late October day in 2013 when I trailered the 1986 VW home from the parking lot where it had sat with a failed head gasket […]

The 21st Annual Ozark Trails Orphan Car Show

So quite a whiles back, this olelongrooffan had the opportunity to attend a smallish Orphan Car Show here in the Music Capital of the World. It was sponsored by the Studebaker Driver’s Club so it is only appropriate the majority of attendees were products of Raymond Loewy’s Design Team. Needless to say, a longroof is […]

Wagon Wednesday: Mid America Street Rod Nationals: The Longroof Edition

Memorial Day Weekend here in the Queen City of the Ozarks was the Mid America Street Rod Nationals gathering. It coincided with the return of the Kearney Street Cruise-In so on that Saturday this olelongrooffan was treated to a sensory overload of street rods, Mid America Style. While previous attendance was had at the South […]

Cruising one of Australias Best Roads – The Great Ocean Road

It was a cold and crisp Sunday morning, on Sunday 7th of May, when we joined the Melbourne Mustang 6G Club held their recent Great Ocean Road Cruise. The Club was formed as a result of the demand for a dedicated area for the growing 6th generation S550 Mustang owners in Victoria. The club has […]