This 1987 Buick GNX is a $215,000 car per BAT buyers

215000 buick gnx bat

It’s easy to make jokes about the auction prices paid on Bring-A-Trailer. Low-hanging fruit, really. But this one feels particularly extra bonkers. What you see above is an absolutely wonderful example of the Buick GNX. Per the listing, Buick cranked out just 547 examples and this one is #255. On top of that, it’s in […]

The News for September 24th, 2021

Welcome to the Hooniverse News! As always, this is a weekly recap of the biggest stories in the automotive industry without the fluff or bull. This week: Toyota drops all-new Tundra for the first time since 2007, Acura and Motul team up for Rad NSX Type S pace car, and Audi steals Ken Block for EV […]

In Pictures: Caffeine & Carburetors, 09/12/2021

Caffeine & Carburetors is always a spectacular show. The event encompasses almost the entirety of downtown New Cannan, CT with the Sunday morning affair bringing out some of the Northeast’s finest vehicles. There’s seemingly something for everyone: Vintage race cars, off-roaders, modern exotics, JDM dream-machines, and everything in-between. After a brief stretch off thanks to […]

The Joy of Driving

porsche panamera gts

Fellow enthusiasts, lend me your ear. Wait, too dramatic? OK, let’s start over. Look, we need to start talking people into following us into the promised land, the hooniverse. Lots of mainstream media outlets have foretold the end of our kind. Apparently, the youths supposedly aren’t getting their driver’s license, or aren’t interested in owning […]

Traffic Rotaries and Roundabouts are two different things

runabout rotary

Casually scanning my social media stream and I came across a tweet from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation that blew my mind. It turns out that next week is #RoundaboutsWeek (who didn’t know this?) and MassDOT would like clear some things up. One of those is that traffic Roundabouts and Rotaries are two different things. […]

Hyundai’s Ioniq 5 EV test mule totally blends into Boston traffic

hyundai ioniq 5 test mule

Why? Why are automakers using these ridiculous camos to cover-up their test mules? I understand that they want to hide the vehicle’s lines and final production and market-specific details, but why the camo? Wouldn’t covering up those details in a plain wrap work nearly as well? But does it even make sense to use the […]

Cars & Bids is Now Free for Sellers

The world of internet auction sites is more active than ever. Your options to sell your car used to be fairly limited. There was Ebay and a little site called Bring a Trailer. If you haven’t yelled obscenities at final BaT selling prices you haven’t been paying attention. I was infatuated with 1990s cars since, […]

The News for August 3rd, 2021

forester wilderness

Welcome to the Hooniverse News! As always, this is a weekly recap of the biggest stories in the automotive industry without the fluff or bull. This week: Subaru unleashes the Wilderness specification on the Forester, Genesis has laid out groundwork to go all EV and carbon neutral, Tesla Roadster and Cybertruck delayed again, and Lotus is […]

BFGoodrich launches Trail-Terrain T/A – K02 for smaller cars

Trail-Terrain T/A

We love the BFGoodrich K02 All-Terrain tires here at Hooniverse. Jeff has them on his Montero, I have them on my 4Runner, Josh has the on his Golf Alltrack (!), and Chris had them on his Land Cruiser. But the issue with the KO2s is that they are all-terrain light truck (LT) tires. They tend […]

Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 doesn’t understand compromises

wrangler rubicon 392

The 2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392. I came here to tell you that the 6.4-liter V8 engine is too big and too heavy for the Wrangler. I came to say that having 470-horsepower is just dumb in a vehicle that’s designed to conquer Moab. I expected to tell you that high center of gravity and […]