Articles

  • 2018 Lexus GX460 Build: Armoring up with White Knuckle Off-Road Rock Sliders

    2018 Lexus GX460 Build: Armoring up with White Knuckle Off-Road Rock Sliders

    /

    /

    comments

    One major aspect of the quest to make a properly capable off-road rig out of my 2018 Lexus GX460 has been improving and increasing protection from the things that try to damage it on the trail. With a big, Aussie-style metal bumper fitted up front, the next step was to ditch the stock running boards…

    Read More

  • The 2024 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon 392 is a lovable monster and the best Wrangler by a Country Mile (REVIEW)

    The 2024 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon 392 is a lovable monster and the best Wrangler by a Country Mile (REVIEW)

    /

    /

    comments

    The 2024 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon 392 is the perfect example of something that makes no sense whatsoever somehow making all the sense in the world. As if Hellcat-powered Durangos weren’t proof enough, Stellantis putting the biggest naturally-aspirated engine in its toolbox into its vehicle worst-suited to controlling the big ‘ol V8 6.4L Hemi beast…

    Read More

  • Off-Roaders for Every Budget – Off The Road Again Podcast: Episode 178

    Off-Roaders for Every Budget – Off The Road Again Podcast: Episode 178

    /

    /

    comments

    Welcome back to the Off the Road Again podcast! We’ve missed you. The focus is on the off-road adventure, but we also dabble in all things SUVs, truck, and van, and maybe even some rally cars. Welcome to another episode of the Off The Road Again podcast! This week, Ross and Chris are joined by off-road enthusiast, Spencer Ballot. Join them as they dive deep…

    Read More

  • The Ford Bronco is easy to like but hard to love (REVIEW)

    The Ford Bronco is easy to like but hard to love (REVIEW)

    /

    /

    comments

    Up until 2021, if you wanted a modern four-seat convertible vehicle with four-wheel-drive it meant buying a Jeep Wrangler, simple as that. Seeing as Jeep was cashing in on this by selling more of its iconic four-by-four effectively every subsequent year, Ford decided it was time to crash the party and revive the Wrangler’s main…

    Read More

  • 2023 Challenger R/T Scat Pack Swinger Special Edition Quick Review

    2023 Challenger R/T Scat Pack Swinger Special Edition Quick Review

    /

    /

    comments

    “The more things change, the more they stay the same” – Some proverb who might have forecasted the trajectory of the still-current, outgoing Dodge Challenger. Aside from tinkering with cosmetics, changing transmissions, adding a boatload of power, and ramping up the special trims offered, the car has stayed true to its roots as a big,…

    Read More

  • What is Rennsport? A look into the celebration of all things Porsche

    What is Rennsport? A look into the celebration of all things Porsche

    /

    /

    comments

    Over the course of my weekend at Porsche Rennsport Reunion 7, I heard a common refrain that no other brand in the world could bring people together in the same way. No other automotive manufacturer has the fanbase, the motorsport history, or the 75-year common thread of enthusiasm to carry a festival like this one.…

    Read More

  • The 2023 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro is a solid yet imperfect ATV hauler (REVIEW)

    The 2023 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro is a solid yet imperfect ATV hauler (REVIEW)

    /

    /

    comments

    Toyota tried to outdo the American trucks at their own game when the brand debuted the second generation of the Tundra for the 2007 model year. Burly styling and a beefy optional 5.7L V8 paired with Toyota’s famous reliability and durability, which was prioritized over cutting-edge tech over the vehicle’s run through 2021, meant it…

    Read More

  • New Overland Vehicles – Off The Road Again Podcast: Episode 177

    New Overland Vehicles – Off The Road Again Podcast: Episode 177

    /

    /

    comments

    Welcome back to the Off the Road Again podcast! We’ve missed you. The focus is on the off-road adventure, but we also dabble in all things SUVs, truck, and van, and maybe even some rally cars. Get ready for a rugged ride, listeners! This week on Off The Road Again, Ross and Chris delve deep into the world of offroading and overlanding’s latest additions.…

    Read More

  • ZR2 Bison: Off-Road in the new 2024 Chevrolet Colorado and HD

    ZR2 Bison: Off-Road in the new 2024 Chevrolet Colorado and HD

    /

    /

    comments

    The ZR2 package first debuted in showrooms almost 30 years ago (insert shocked emoji face). Specifically, the ZR2 “Regular Production Option” (the 3-digit standardized code used by GM to designate specific options and modifications) first debuted on the 1994 Chevrolet S-10 and the GMC Sonoma pickup trucks. By 1996 you could get a Blazer ZR2…

    Read More

  • Two Cars for Team Hooniverse at the 24 hrs of Lemons Buttonwillow

    Two Cars for Team Hooniverse at the 24 hrs of Lemons Buttonwillow

    /

    /

    comments

    Running a car at a 24 Hours of Lemons race never goes perfectly to plan. But we’re inching closer to seeing what that might be like for us. This was our second race running a two-car team, and we turned a whole lot of laps. In the end, one car was driven on the trailer,…

    Read More

  • Zack Pradel, Shooting Cars – Off The Road Again Podcast: Episode 176

    Zack Pradel, Shooting Cars – Off The Road Again Podcast: Episode 176

    /

    /

    comments

    Welcome back to the Off the Road Again podcast! We’ve missed you. The focus is on the off-road adventure, but we also dabble in all things SUVs, truck, and van, and maybe even some rally cars. In this episode, Chris and Ross welcome Zack Pradel, a true automotive aficionado, who has taken his passion for cars to new heights…

    Read More

  • 2023 Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro: Review

    2023 Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro: Review

    /

    /

    comments

    This is my second time with the third generation Sequoia in the last year, I previously spent a lovely week with a 2023 Platinum back in September. My summary was that while the Platinum was good, I felt like the TRD Pro trim level “represents a much more interesting option just from a “damn that’s…

    Read More

  • 2024 Land Cruiser, Emme Hall – Off The Road Again Podcast: Episode 175

    2024 Land Cruiser, Emme Hall – Off The Road Again Podcast: Episode 175

    /

    /

    comments

    Welcome back to the Off the Road Again podcast! We’ve missed you. The focus is on the off-road adventure, but we also dabble in all things SUVs, truck, and van, and maybe even some rally cars. Chris and Ross welcome the incredible Emme Hall, automotive journalist, race car driver, and offroad maven. She’s here to discuss her unique experiences and share expert advice.…

    Read More

  • 2023 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Autobahn: Review

    2023 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Autobahn: Review

    /

    /

    comments

    The Volkswagen Jetta is now in its seventh generation. Seven! I don’t really remember the first gen Jetta (A1) but it was actually the best selling European car in North America. I guess that was relevant based on what was available at the time, but I can say for certain that I remember the second…

    Read More

  • 2023 GR Corolla vs. 2023 Corolla Cross: Which Non-Corolla Corolla is Best?

    2023 GR Corolla vs. 2023 Corolla Cross: Which Non-Corolla Corolla is Best?

    /

    /

    comments

    I know what you’re probably saying “have you gone mad?”. Comparing Toyota’s “Gazoo Racing” (GR) Corolla with their Corolla Cross compact crossover makes absolutely no sense. However, there is a method to my madness. Which of these $35,000 Corollas, neither of which is actually a Corolla, is best? I’ll run them through a comparison test…

    Read More

  • The News for September 15th, 2023

    The News for September 15th, 2023

    /

    /

    comments

    Welcome to the Hooniverse News! As (almost) always, this is a weekly recap of the biggest stories in the automotive industry without the fluff or bull. This week: Ford debuts refreshed F-150 with some major changes, Nissan embraces their heritage with the Frontier Hardbody Edition, GMC upscales the Acadia, Cadillac refreshes the CT5, and the UAW…

    Read More