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  • There Will Never Be Another One Like Ken Block

    There Will Never Be Another One Like Ken Block

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    It’s been roughly 24 hours since the world lost Ken Block in a snowmobile accident in Utah, and at this point there really isn’t anything else to say about him that hasn’t already been said. Since the news broke last night, there’s been an overwhelming outpouring of love and sympathy to one of the most […]

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  • MotorWeek’s tribute to Pat Goss

    MotorWeek’s tribute to Pat Goss

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    Several generations of automotive enthusiasts grew up watching AutoWeek. Pat Goss, in his weekly “Goss’ Garage” segment was no small part of this show. With over 2000 episodes, his teachings helped many of us understand the inner workings of vehicles and vehicle care. With Pat’s recent passing, AutoWeek created a well deserved tribute to Pat. […]

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  • Niki Lauda (1949 – 2019)

    Niki Lauda (1949 – 2019)

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    The term “legend” gets thrown around a lot, but there’s really no other way to describe Andreas Nikolaus “Niki” Lauda who passed away today at the age of 70. Lauda was a three-time Formula 1 world champion in his driving career and stuck around the paddock as a huge part of many other teams, including the […]

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  • Obituary: Alex Mills, 1984-2019

    Obituary: Alex Mills, 1984-2019

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    Alex Mills, also known by his online handle “Viper007Bond”, passed away yesterday after a long illness. He was 34. Alex was a web developer, working for years with WordPress-related things, but for many he was best known for setting up the FinalGear website and forum some 15 years ago. The site, initially meant for sharing […]

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  • Remembering Tony Swan, Auto Journalist and Racer

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    Growing up in the days before the Internet, many of us lived in monthly anticipation of new issues of Motor Trend, Car and Driver, or Road & Track arriving in our mailbox. We’d read the letters to the editors and their snarky responses, latest news, and we’d bite into the chunks of featured articles while […]

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  • Remembering a legend: Don Panoz

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    A motorsports icon and brilliant entrepreneur has passed away at the age of 83. Don Panoz was a lifelong gearhead. Known for creating the American Le Mans Series (ALMS), Petit Le Mans, and helping building a lineup of wild street and track cars bearing his and his son’s last name. 

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  • Remembering Motorsport Legend Dan Sexton Gurney For The Badass He Was

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    If you’ve been following motorsport for any amount of time, there is no forgiveness for not knowing about Dan Gurney and his multitude contributions to the industry. Dan was a proponent of safety equipment (like full-face helmets for example), he pioneered aerodynamics with the ‘Gurney flap’, invented the idea of spraying Champagne on the podium […]

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  • Nicky Hayden: The Passing Of A True Champion

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    Happiness is the exercise of vital powers, along lines of excellence, in a life affording them scope.  The test of a persons character is not how they act to others when things are going well, but when they aren’t. In the outpouring of messages on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram yesterday with the news of Nicky […]

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  • The News for February 27th, 2015

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    Welcome to the Hooniverse News! As always, this is a weekly recap of some of the biggest stories in the automotive industry without the fluff or bull. I just throw in a little opinion of mine because I can. This week: McLaren reveals 675LT, now with more tail Audi’s new R8 is so dynamic it hurts Mercedes-AMG […]

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