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  • Hooniverse Asks- Which do You Like Better: Closed Coupe or Topless?

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    Some people like the feel of the wind in their hair, the sun on their shoulder, and the visceral experience of being one with the elements that a convertible affords. Others like the stiffer chassis, lower level of distraction, and greater security of a closed car. While both offer pros and cons, some people just…

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  • Craigslist Egregiousness: I Have No Idea What the Hell You're Talking About Edition

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    Quite the box you’ve got there, dude. “apex’i powerfc – $400” Huh? It’s like “Name That Part“, but less fun. Apparently the seller no long needs it because he’s “gone aem ems”. Good for you, man.

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  • PSA Tells Our Neighbors to the North; Slow Down, Eh?

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    This public service announcement from the Alberta Office of Traffic Safety does an effective job of juxtaposing ever darker imagery against a voice-over that facetiously praises celerity. While the cautionary tale plays out in the expected fashion, its ending arrives in an abrupt, but memorable manner. While Hooniverse is all about fast driving, 100-octane contact…

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  • Guess My Fine!

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    One fine day in September, I was on my way to Las Vegas for a weekend of fun and frivolity… the roads were light with traffic and the sky was clear. The 2009 BMW M3 sedan was built for stuff like this and I was happy to let the car chew up the highway miles.…

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  • Ying and Yang- Or What To Do With all Those MGBs

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    Here we have two MGBs that are apparently conjoined in a fashion that will make driving either of them a challenge. Siamese Twin owners? Mom unwilling to cut the apron strings? The truth is even stranger.

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  • 1963 V8 Falcon Sprint Convertible is the Stray You Have to Take Home

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    We’ll open with the stats: 260ci V8, 4-speed, power-top convertible 1963 Falcon. It’s got 5-lug hubs and an 8″ rearend. Quite the platform for a nice classic cruiser. Old Falcons weigh next to nothing, and the 260 would be a nice combo of power and economy, especially hooked to a proper gearbox. With a starting…

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  • Last Call- World's Slowest Car Thief

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    Bill’s inability to drive stick didn’t prevent him from stealing the car, it only made the job take a lot longer than planned. Image source: [carismyride.com]

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  • Hooniversal Moustache Association Roundup!

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    Well I’m quite pleased at the participation level in the Hooniversal Moustache Association, but we still have a long way to go as far as fundraising goes.

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  • Down By the Classy River… A 1969 Mercedes-Benz Van For Sale

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    A wonderful Craigslist find, which is listed as a 1969 Mercedes-Benz Camper is just your ticket to sophisticated bonfires and the finest in boxed wine. According to the seller, this vehicle needs a little tender love and care but it does run and can be yours for $1,000. Oh… it doesn’t have any keys –…

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  • Ghostriding the Whip? There's an App for That

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    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_x5IziyOcAg[/youtube] iPhones and cars go together like frat boys and the Clap. We’ve already seen iPhone apps that let you track your car’s performance; an app that lets you remotely start your car; and the cool Zipcar app that’ll honk your rental’s horn so you can find it in the lot. And of course there’s…

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  • Topless and Super: Charger Concept Cars of the Late 60s

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    The late-60s “Fuselage” Dodge Charger represents a high-point in American Muscle Car style. Opinions to the contrary will be disregarded. That said, how do you take something awesome and make it more so? Go topless, of course!

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  • Popping the Hood on Today's Mystery Car

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    Well, that was pretty tough, and this picture didn’t give you much to go on, but that didn’t stop Engineerd, with a little help from franchitti to guess it is . . .

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  • Hooniverse Asks- Have You Ever Been Caught Hooning a Rental?

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    OPP- you know the drill; other people’s property. You’re supposed to respect the ownership of others- you don’t toss the dog’s business over the fence and onto your neighbor’s patio unless he had it coming, you don’t eat off of a neighbor’s plate at the Olive Garden. It’s what separates us from the animals. But…

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  • Hoonivision: Zaporozhets Gullwing Edition

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    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ksowZ3AvCo[/youtube] While the Iron Curtain kept many bourgeois capitalist warmongering influences out, the Zaporozhets ZAZ-96X permeated that barrier via the NSU Prinz, which in turn looked across the Atlantic for some inspiration via the Corvair. Fast forward several decades, add some globalization, and sprinkle in a little “Pimp My Ride” flavor, and you’ll end up…

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  • But Wait! There's More Cadillac Goodness!

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    You thought we were done with this, didn’t you? Oh no, not just yet.

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  • Mystery Car- Not So Mellow Yellow Edition

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    Here’s a shot of a car you all should know, albeit only a snippet of said car. Still, from the little information provided you should be able to glean its identity as the feature detailed is iconic and unique to that one model. Make and model please, extra points for the engine. All to be…

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