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  • The Pen Cost Nothing. Also: $446 and the Targa Trophy was Fun

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    You see, the pen was a giveaway. But it also cost me money, as you’ll learn. Read on Back in September, I was lucky enough to attend the Targa Trophy LA leg, shooting pictures and tagging along with Co-Hoon Jeff, Auto Blogger Extraordinaire Jonny Lieberman and former Jalopniker, Fiesta Agent and CrapCanAm honcho Andrew Didorosi.

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  • The Otherwordly Howl of Turbonique

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    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPkxd7PYmTA[/youtube] Hi, I’m Turbonique. You may remember me from such thrilling films as, Rocket Drag Axle Zombies Attack (in Drag!) and Strict Products Liability My Ass! Do you folks realize that in the wild, carefree days of the ’60s, I sold rocket-powered insanity to a jubilant and un-litigious drag racing crowd? Relive the nostalgia through…

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  • You Thought Malaise Era I Was Bad…

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    Those of you who lived through the first Malaise Era of the 1970s are old will remember the design tricks the domestic automakers used to try and spark some interest in their lackluster and uninspiring offerings. Tricks like, say, the infamous “Landau roof”.

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  • Ouch- Wrecked Exotics Wants to Know; What Was This?

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    Wrecked Exotics is either the best site on the web, or the most tear-inducing. They’ve posted this pic on their home page and are taking guesses as to the make and model of this failed facelift recipient. If you think you know, head over and tell ’em. The winner gets $20! UPDATED

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  • Reminder- Top Gear Returns This Sunday!

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    It’s been a few months, but the wait is almost over- Top Gear begins anew this Sunday night. For those of you with access to BBC Two, you should note that it starts at a non-traditional 9PM GMT time slot this time. What will be traditional is that there’s sure to be lots of Hammond…

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  • Guess How Much this Pen Cost

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    What you see here is a genuine carbon-fiber pen with AMG logo on the cap. It’s actually a clever piece of engineering, as the only logo-specific part is the outer trim on the cap. That makes it easy to fabricate versions for whatever company wants to be associated with light, stiff materials. Ironically, it’s actually…

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  • Hooniverse Asks- What's Your Favorite Road?

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    Most hoons like to drive, and many of us never get the chance to set tire to track. But that doesn’t stop us from enjoying a fine-handling car, and even at legal speeds there’s many a road that can be both challenging and entertaining- in the right car.

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  • Out of Print- Americans Crap on America Edition

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    Self-loathing is a common indication of manic depression, and a warning sign for potential suicide candidates. If these ads from 1985 are any indication, both Chrysler and GM should have tried to kill themselves by now. Fortunately they. . . oh wait, damn.

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  • Name That Part: High School Math Edition

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    Math. Back in high school they told us we’d use it every day of our lives. Not believing them, I spent most of my math classes drawing cars in my notebook and fantasizing about showing them to the girls in the class so they could swoon over my mad car-drawing skills. Eventually, I found that…

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  • Don't Be Afraid To Ask Questions: Part 3 – The Turbocharger

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    I hope you are all enjoying this series as much as I am… I love learning more information about things I have a great passion for. Not to mention how much I enjoy finding these excellent old-school videos. They remind me of a time when I would sit and watch Goofy learn something new. Today…

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  • "I Didn't Sleep Good for a Week" – Vintage Dirt Track Carnage

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    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xlkng6l0qyI[/youtube] We know LeMons is a bit of a circus on-track, but at least there we’ve got flaggers to let us know if half the field is wrecked and on fire. Hat Tip: lilwillie

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  • Last Call- Russians Were Plane Crazy

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    While Hooniverse likes to focus on those things that have four wheels and fit in an average garage, sometimes we like to point upward and shout there, up in the sky- it’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s too much vodka and national pride! Check out English Russia for more on these Potemkins of the…

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  • Submission Thursday: TurboRodding: Wave of the FUTURE!

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    Commenter bzr, who has provided us with a plethora of goodness over the last few weeks, has opted to take on a bigger task this time. He’s waxing nostalgic about the performance version of his dad’s old Skyhawk.

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  • Submission Thursday: Classier Streetwalking

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    The good thing about choosing streetwalking as a career is that it has infinite potential for career progression. It’s all upwards from here!

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  • Submission Thursday: The Allure of Streetwalking

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    Mamas, don’t let your babies grow up to be Hoonigans.

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  • Submission Thursday: Cyrobuka

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    I think we’ve all sketched or doodled our schemes  at some point. I had a History prof in University whose voice was so boring, he made Ben Stein sound like Rod Roddy from the Price Is Right. Much drawing and scheming was done. Tanshanomi, however, has taken things one step further. But don’t take our…

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