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  • The Broken Road

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    When I was in high school, my parents did what any sensible family living in the District of Columbia did in the 80s: they fled to the suburbs.  In a city where you couldn’t even guarantee the picking up of dead bodies, let alone the picking up of the trash, the promise of a remotely…

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  • Why Didn't I Think of That?

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    Our beloved Jo Schmo has sent in a link to an Italian motoring blog — or… something, my Italian language skills are right up there with my Russian and Japanese — that featured this beautiful example of a hand-crafted children’s toy.

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  • Mystery Car

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    Time to put on your thinking caps and see if you can tell from this photo, the make and model of car. For extra points and giggles- what engine does it have? You’ve got quite a bit to go on- you can tell that it’s red – in fact shockingly so. Also, it has windows…

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  • Moving Pictures- Two Lane Blacktop

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    Car movies have always been a Hollywood staple, much like the Western, or movies featuring John C Reilly. When you’re not able to be out enjoying your car; say during a stint of house arrest, or unforeseen herpes outbreak, you can still take solace in sitting back and losing yourself in a couple of hours…

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  • Name That Part: Vinyl Record Edition

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    Yesterday’s Name That Part had a personalized touch. As Mike The Dog pointed out, it was the fuel pump from an AMC 195.6 OHV inline-six, circa 1964. I fought with this part at length, and after replacing it twice, ended up taking one apart and making a few tweaks to solve a problem I was…

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  • Reality TV You Will Enjoy: My Way or the Highway

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    Ok hoons… someone amongst us has put together a pretty cool idea for a reality show that doesn’t involve the Kardashians or brain-dead from Orange County residents who now live in The Hills. You all know our good friend Bentoboxx, right? Well he is part of team trying to bring My Way or the Highway…

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  • Kabuki! Turbo! Questionable chassis rigidity! Nissan Cedric for '84.

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    Among the automotive casualties of the Malaise Era, the four-door hardtop is probably one of the least mourned. Born with the ’55 Buicks and Oldsmobiles and died with the ’78 Chrysler fullsizers, the idea of a B-pillar bereft saloon (and occasional wagon) made family cars measurably cooler, but as the Naderites were all too eager…

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  • That's How We Roll

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    …or more accurately, that’s how we would roll if we had $230,000 to drop on a Roller. Hemmings inaccurately titles this the “Find of the Day”. More like find of the millenium. Unfortunately, those cruel elitist bastards only saw fit to grant us one picture of this 1970 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow that ran in…

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  • FOUND: One Antique Willys

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    While wandering aimlessly on the downtown streets of my hometown recently, I stumbled across this beautiful example of a military-spec Willys Jeep.

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  • 24 Hours of LeMons 2010 Schedule Goes Live

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    Wait, what’s this? News? I have no idea how to do this. I’m far better at gazing at my navel. Look! Lint!

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  • Bass-ackwards Fiat 126 Grabs the Pole Position

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    Have you ever found that the fastest way to get somewhere is foiled by a one-way street? Well, here’s a driver in Poland who has a solution to that, and always gets where he wants to have been. Source [bofunk.com]

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  • Your Next Project Car: Practical Jokes Edition

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    Listen, the concept here is pretty simple. 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 restricted in my ability to work on the project cars I already have. To that end, I am forced to…

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  • Name That Part: Deartháir's Obsessions Edition

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    Welcome back to Hooniversity, class is now in session, and it’s time for a quiz.

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  • Synth Music and A Kidney Bean Oval? Must be Trenton Speedway!

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    You know what’s missing from modern oval racing? Right turns! The old Trenton Speedway, in Trenton, N.J., featured a bend in the starboard direction (known simply as “the Dogleg”) from 1968 until it closed in 1980. These are the opening laps of the April 23, 1978 200 mile USAC Indy car race as shown on…

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  • What's Up?

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    So…uh…looks like we might be onto something here. First off, in case it’s not obvious, this thing kinda took off a little faster than anticipated. It appears there was some pent-up demand, or something. We’re still tweaking all kinds of site mechanics as we figure them out. If you see something wrong/buggy/whatever with the site,…

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  • Rosemary Smith, An Appreciation

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    I freely admit, I had never heard of Rosemary Smith until the incomparable Scroggs suggested her. Now, having done some research, I can’t imagine not doing a post about her! Furthermore, I submit she should be our second inductee into the Hooniversal Dream Girl Hall of Fame, right after Donna Mae Mims.

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