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  • Oh Sweet Jesus… Marry Me Ken Block

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    Calm down, Braff… b-r-e-a-t-h-e… Ken Block is a first ballot Hoon-of-Famer, there is no question about that – however the man continues to add to his already-long list of hoontastic achievements. Hop the jump to see this baby in action…

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  • Your Next Project Car: He Loves Me and He's Coming Home Edition

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    For those of you unfamiliar with the Your Next Project Car series, allow me to introduce you: I have no garage, limited tools, zero storage space, and a Volkswagen. This means I am wholly unable to start on a new project car, and in fact am restricted in my ability to work on the project…

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  • Mystery Car- Not So Mysterious Anymore

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    Well, there you go. It didn’t take Superbadd75 long to knock that one from the pinata -it’s the Chevy Super Nova “shark” show car from 1964! Chevrolet has unveiled its latest, built around the sturdy Chevy II, which it calls the Super Nova. Its fiberglass body, finished in “fire frost” silver, has a sloping 7.5-in…

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  • The Most Expensive Water in the World

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    Say what you want about the price of gasoline; controversy aside, it’s the price of water that gets silly-absurd. When potable drinking water is virtually free from taps installed just about everywhere, the value equation isn’t worth debating. That $1.25, 20 oz. bottle of marketing water is where the local filling station really makes its…

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  • Überbird Rising

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    With two weekends remaining before the 24 Hours of Lemons Thunderhill Arse-Freeze-a-palooza (November 20-22), we figured it was time to get our collective ass in gear and make some progress on the car.

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  • Mystery Car- Monday Blahs Edition

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    It’s a blast from somebody’s past with today’s mystery car. You get to see the whole thing here so no hints, nor cryptic it has to do with Boo-Berry cereal messages. Shouldn’t be too hard- make, model and year please. Answer later, but you’ll probably get it pretty fast.

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  • Name That Part: Saucy Minx Edition

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    On Thursday’s Name That Part, we relied on grainy picture quality and poor camera angles to stump the Hooniversal Collective — just like they do on eBay! Since nobody guessed it — although one person came close, somewhat — I’m giving the victory to alf — who didn’t come close — for his guess that…

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  • Hooniverse Asks – Do You Miss New Car November?

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    Long ago, car makers used to introduce their entire lineup of revamped product in the fall. It became a tradition, and dealers would drape their windows in anticipation of dramatic unveilings. But that’s not the case today.

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  • Lamborghini Espada For Sale: I Give Up On These Damn Webers Edition

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    Lamborghinis from the ’70s are the tourettes of exotic cars- twitchy, edgy, and with the constant threat that they will undertake some radical dynamic that will end up with you in a ditch wondering what the hell just happened. On top of that, the Bizzarrini-designed 3,929-cc V12 is one of the most temperamental engines to…

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  • Hoonivision: This Hyundai Scoupe Ad Has EVERYTHING!

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    Disembodied sexy legs!!! A Mr. Miagi body double!!! Turbocharged Hyundai Scoupes!!! Spectacular ’80s soundtrack!!! An autogyro!?!?! Yes, yes, and YES! It’s hard to believe the American buying public gave the Scoupe, a miserable variant of the easily (and deservedly) maligned Excel/Pony, such a cool reception … but if we’d had this Korean-market ad, maybe Hyundai…

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  • My Triumph As A LeMons Trophy Maker: Most Likely To Get Their Fingers Broken By The Casino Pit Boss!

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    As every follower of the 24 Hours Of LeMons knows, the racers will do just about anything to get one of Jeff Glenn’s trophies to display in their Pabst-and-90-weight-reeking garages. When Jeff gets the LeMons Trophy Assembly Line going, he manages to crank out these masterpieces at the rate of one per 15 minutes. Me,…

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  • Look North For LeMons Inspiration: 3 Lada Nivas for $900CAN

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    Ask and ye shall receive, or so the saying goes. We actually don’t want to know what the question would be (“how can I get my spouse to leave me and take the children?”), but here’s at least one possible answer: 3 Lada Nivas, with burly “made in the Soviet Union” construction and the ability…

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  • Hooniversal Joints: The Motoraunt

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    The owners of the Motoraunt in Edmonton had a dream, many years ago. It involved the massive engine from a Cadillac Eldorado, a hand-crafted custom double-decker motorhome, and a life of freedom, consisting of simple living, no destination, and the open road.

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  • Last Call- How To Make Your Commute More Enjoyable

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    Census data says that, on average, Americans spend 100 hours a year commuting back and forth to work. If I was this guy, I’d ask: “Is that all?”

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  • The Wonder of It All: Super Car Road Trips Invades New England

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    Living in Southern California, I am guilty of taking exotic car sightings for granted. At any given time here in behind the Orange Curtain, I can be at a stop light with latest from Maranello on one side and something crafted by the crew from Crewe on the other. I am not saying I get…

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  • Wrenchmonkee Custom Motorcycles Will Kick Start Your Heart

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    Have been lamenting your lack of something with a unique aesthetic between your legs? Well, forget American Chopper and grab a plane for Denmark, because Copenhagen’s Wrenchmonkees are building some of the most insanely cool bikes around.

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