Last Call: Plane Crazy Dog Edition

Airplane Dog
I don’t know how you are with traveling with pets, but the owner of this pooch certainly took precautions for its first airplane ride. It looks all brave here, but make the jump to see how things went later.

airplane dog 2
I would have had the same expression on my face if I were a dog.
Last Call indicates the end of Hooniverse’s broadcast day. It’s meant to be an open forum for anyone and anything. Thread jacking is not only accepted, it’s encouraged. 
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  1. Feds_II Avatar

    Today’s Advanced Wrenching Tip:
    When purchasing used wheels for refurbishment, the proper order of operations is:
    1. Remove old tires
    2. Have bare wheels spun on the balancer to ensure none are bent
    3. Spend money on powder coating
    4. Have new tires mounted.
    1. Remove old tires
    2. Spend money to have wheels powder coated
    3. Have $1,000 worth of tires mounted
    4. Find out from tech (after 2 hours of attempted balancing) that one of the wheels is bent
    5. Park $1,000 worth of tires in your garage for 2 weeks while you:
    6. Have old tire removed from 5th wheel that you didn’t bother powder coating in the first place
    7. Have 5th wheel checked for straightness
    8. Have 5th wheel powder coated
    9. Take bent and not bent wheel back to original tire shop, spend another $40 having the tire swapped again.
    Suffice it to say today you will not be seeing pictures of the Delica on tall and skinny Wrangler Duratracs. Instead, a picture of a gorilla perfectly capturing my mood at the moment

    1. 0A5599 Avatar

      How about:
      1. Take wheel to refurbishing place.
      2. Leave on vacation 4am the next day.
      3. Return home a week later. Shop can’t find the wheel.
      4. Come back the next day after the daytime manager checks with the night shift.
      5. Discover night crew scrapped the wheel. Shop vows to buy another core and refurbish for the same fee. A month later they finally locate a suitable core. The core costs double the refurbishing fee. The shop wants the price of the core, or no deal. Since that ends up with a refurbished wheel that’s still cheaper than the used junk I found, I: reluctantly agree.
      6. Add a week for UPS to get the core to the wheel place.
      7. Six weeks after the “24 hour” repair began, I can get tires mounted.

  2. P161911 Avatar

    Some dogs don’t mind flying
    And possibly lack the ability to judge heights.

    1. Sjalabais Avatar

      All I see is turd bombs.

  3. Jofes2 Avatar

    A rare word of humble critisism now, letter-to-the-editor-in-a-local-newspaper-style.
    The “About”-page here reads: “Our readers are vehicular omnivores; their tastes range from the old and clapped out to the overengineered and decadent. One thing remains true: they are the reigning Car Guy or Girl wherever they go.”
    But now I just realized we haven’t got one single female writer here. I know it might be hard to find one, but could it be something to consider when recruiting in the future? The Hooniverse has defied many of my prejudices against car culture of all sorts, but it is very male dominated. This goes for the comment section too, but I don’t now if there’s anything to be done there.
    Please no thar and feathers…

    1. Sjalabais Avatar

      As a former academic at the Centre for Female and Gender Studies, I’m obliged to agree. Didn’t someone called Ann have reviews here for a while; or was that TTAC? In the commentariat, it is telling that one commenter comes to my mind: Automotive journalist and Ford GT-nut $kaycog. Rumours say she owns a PV544, too.

      1. Bryce Womeldurf Avatar

        Yes, that was here. Ann M. wrote the Test Drive Annlimited articles and I think she’s contributed to some of the various car show response articles here as well.

      2. Ann ///M Avatar
        Ann ///M

        Yep, that was me! I’d love to find time to get back to contributing here. I have more misadventures to share…

        1. Vairship Avatar

          Come on back for the long-term test on your purchase!

    2. JayP Avatar

      Hooniverse had a female guest blogger who posted her search to find a new car- test driving used sports cars. Interesting but ended up being a BMW owner.

  4. Sjalabais Avatar

    Someone here who can identify the car producer hit by the desaster in Tianjin?×2-940×627.jpg

    1. Jofes2 Avatar

      VW Touareg comes to mind, but that’s just a guess.

      1. Sjalabais Avatar

        Thinking along the same lines, I first thought maybe something Cayenne-inspired. Lots of panoramic roofs that disappeared to dust here.

        1. JayP Avatar

          There were hundreds of Beetles turned to ash too…

          Being on the road all day yesterday I missed this disaster. Good lord.

          1. Sjalabais Avatar

            Jalopnik has a piece on it:
            I hope the insurance covers the full valuation…also a way to keep factories humming. Unbelievable catastrophe, this one.

  5. JayP Avatar

    My travel pals last week. They weren’t as chill as this for the entire 14 hr drive…

  6. Sjalabais Avatar

    An entirely new meaning to the word “underdog” – probably of interest here at the Dogiverse: