Submission Thursday: The Allure of Streetwalking

Anyone else remember when they weren't boring?
Anyone else remember when they weren't boring?

Mamas, don’t let your babies grow up to be Hoonigans.
Commenter dwegmull went wandering off to the dark side recently. Let’s face it, Hooniverse is kind of like a gateway drug. Sure, it seems harmless at first, but before long you’re spending three hours on Name That Part; then you’re sitting around, jonesing for Last Call. And before you know it, you’re out on the streets as a Streetwalker.
This sad story actually happened to dwegmull, and we gotta be honest, we’re not feeling too bad about it. He stumbled across a classic old Honda Accord CVCC. Wait… what? Didn’t the CVCC become the Civic? So does that make this an Accord Civic?
Someone with more knowledge about Japanese cars than I needs to chime in and explain this for me.

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  1. Alff Avatar

    I believe that CVCC referes to the revolutionarly variable valve timing technology these cars were equipped with. It was quite popular for the youthful drivers of vehicles equipped with this feature to exclaim, "Zounds. CVCC just engaged, my good fellow!"

    1. Alff Avatar

      All right, that's completely made up.

      1. JeepyJayhawk Avatar

        sounded legit…. till you blew the cover…

      2. Tanshanomi Avatar

        You're thinking of VTEC.
        They made my nice's learn-to-spell laptop and the cordless phone in our basement, too.

  2. me name Avatar
    me name

    I just wanted to see if it automaically changed Jalopnik to [redacted]

    1. JeepyJayhawk Avatar

      No but it has become tradition to just use [redacted]