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  • Name That Part: Tom Selleck’s Moustache Edition

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    In yesterday’s Name That Part, I gave you two pieces of scrap metal, each about the size of my fingernail. I got messages from people who weren’t playing telling me I was being mean, or that I wasn’t playing fair. And Mike the Dog got the right answer. Yes, they were indeed two contacts from…

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  • Hooniverse's Top Ten Scariest Movie Vehicles

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    With the pagan ritual known as Hallowhoon just around the corner, I thought it might be a good opportunity to take a look at some car-related horror movies to fit the season. If you’ve ever been a teenager on a date, you know that nothing gets her scrunched up next to you better (or is…

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  • Mi Casa Es Su Casa de Eldorado

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    Hemmings comes up with some odd-ball stuff from time to time, and today’s find is one of the oddest. Yeah, that’s an Eldorado Shooting-Brake with a pair of lovely caddy humps on the fenders pretending to cover the dual spares. Hemmings says that it was a George Barris creation, named Casa de Eldorado, and based…

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  • Basket Case M535 Will End You

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    Like I said before, our LeMons BMW 633csi has given me a bad case of BMWs-with-overbite fever (hyperarchomunichosis, in technical terms). As such, I’ve got saved searches on Craigslist, eBay and Autotrader classic for 70s and 80s BMW 5 and 6-series cars. With the reserve met at a mere $999, today’s find may well be…

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  • What Do You Call a Creeper That Hauls Ass?

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    We strongly recommend you take a look at this guy’s videos and the work he put into building this contraption ASAP. Why? Because it won’t be long before we hear about his untimely death and it’s all pulled from the web. But hey: not many better ways to go than a motorized creeper accident.

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  • Hooniversal Dream Girl: Michèle Mouton

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    We’ve spoken before of our admiration for anyone insane brave enough to take on the challenge of rally racing; but there is a certain, higher level of admiration that is reserved for anyone who was willing to leap head-first into the old, legendary “Group B” racing class.

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  • It's Not Just for The Nickels: LeMons Trophies!

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    Jeff Glenn is not just high-ranking member of the LeMons ruling cabal, he’s also responsible for some of the best trophies in the Hooniverse. Honestly, it’s worth making the trip out to a LeMons race just to check these things out in person. The level of detail and absurdity of the parts involved surely merits…

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  • Hennessey Cadillac CTS-V Rips Sub-12 Quarter- OnStar High-Fives Them Over the Phone

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    Here’s a promotional video for the 700+ horsepower Hennessey CTS-V doing some quarters while testing. The in-car video is pretty good, but what makes it even better is that the brutal acceleration triggers the OnStar® accident warning and dials up a friendly operator who, like all OnStar® operators, exhibits a sweet southern drawl while making…

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  • And The Winner Is. . .

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    This morning’s Mystery Car proved a little tougher than I originally thought, and while there were some close shots, nobody came up with the exact answer, which is. . . a Fiat Moretti Sportiva II!

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  • Ode to the Pinto

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    And now for something completely different. I get songs stuck in my head a lot. As I do, they tend to morph into new songs based on the things I see around me. Sometimes I write them down. Usually, when I do, people ask me not to.

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  • Notes from The Old School: Bling without Billet

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    Fear not, fellow hoonigans. This site’s creed shall always be firmly about the weird, the wacky, the wild, the wonderful, the wandering, the unloved, the plebeian, and the occasionally truly WTF (which usually hail from Canada it seems).

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  • Open the Door for Your. . . Mystery Car

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    Your date with destiny has arrived. And this time, you won’t need those roofies. So impress your friends with the exhibition of your mad automotive knowledge skills. Or, fire up Google Images if those skills are more sad than mad. Click through the jump and see if you can guess the following- make, model, engine,…

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  • Name That Part: Seven of Mine Edition

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    In Friday’s Name That Part, our resident Borg, p161911, came up with the answer quite quickly, clearly identifying the brake master cylinder from a 1964 Jaguar E-type. Good for him!

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  • Six Toy: Tyrrell P34 Attacks Monaco

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    Remember the days when motorsports wasn’t all about “parity” or “the show,” and wacky, out-of the-box thinking was not only allowed but celebrated? I do (just), and one of the cars that absolutely typify this era is Derek Gardner’s magnum opus of ingenuity, the Tyrrell P34 F1 car, campaigned in 1976 and ’77.

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  • The Snake and The Stallion

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    It’s easy to forget that both Carrol Shelby and Enzo Ferrari legitimately earned their credibility by kicking ass on the track in the cars that went on become auto-erotica staples. We mock them or the identities their brands have acquired over the years, but rewind the clock to the mid 60s and the whole story…

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  • A Bizarre Sign of the Times?

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    This past weekend, over $85,000 worth of wheels and tires were stolen from an Edmonton-area Ford dealership, along with a few break-ins and theft of interior pieces, all on Harley-Davidson and King Ranch special edition trucks.

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