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Last Call- Brother of Another Mother Edition

As incongruous as it may seem, both of these cars are connected by a simple alloy thread, that being the involvement of Lotus in their making. …

What’s the World’s Greatest Actual Flying Car?

So, I’ve met George Jetson. I am also acquainted with: his boy Elroy, midriff-bearing daughter Judy, and Jane, his wife. And while the tribulations …

Mystery Car

Even though each Friday offers another attempt to prove differently, it’s no mystery that you Hoons certainly know your stuff. That’s why it’s so …

The News for May 31st, 2013

Welcome to the Hooniverse News! This is a weekly recap of some of the biggest stories in the automotive industry without the fluff or the bull. I …

"Riverside Racer" by Analog

The latest build from Tony Prust of Analog Motorcycles is this 1966 Wards Riverside—a bike that originated from an unlikely marriage between Chicago’s Montgomery Ward and Benelli motorcycles of Italy.<p>From 1959 to 1969 Montgomery Ward, the now defunct department store, sold motorcycles and scooters …

Motorcycles

200-mph Camaro dyno run is a blow out

What's the best way to get the tires off the rims quickly? Not by running the thing at 200 miles per hour on the dyno and having them explode, we're quite sure. That's what happened to a twin-turbo F-body Chevrolet Camaro with 1,800 horsepower <i>at the wheels</i> as it was being prepped for the Texas …

Leaf-Blower Supercharging a 1978 Chevrolet Monza Spyder! - Roadkill Episode 16

2013 Shelby GT350

Shelby is a name as synonymous with the Ford Mustang as marshmallows are with campfires. But unlike the short-lived sugary confection that is prepared on a stick, the late Carroll Shelby's name on the placard means added performance and exclusivity. Launched in 1965, the automaker's celebrated …

Vauxhall's 576-horsepower VXR8 GTS is the new thunder from Down Under

Right around the same time customers in the US start taking delivery of their Chevrolet SS performance sedans, buyers in the UK will be hopping behind the wheel of the new, high-output Vauxhall VXR8 GTS. Looking to take on the BMW M5 and Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG, the supercharged VXR8 GTS ups the …

Chevrolet Camaro

Cruzin to Colby, or Everett Knows How to Do a Car Show

As I mentioned a previous post, I was fortunate enough to attend the Cruzin’ to Colby car show & cruise on Monday. Located on Colby Avenue in …

Weekend Edition – Sportscar Breakfast Club: The Italians

Welcome to another Weekend Edition. This weekend, on my part, is dedicated to the Sportscar Breakfast Club, taking part on selected Saturdays in …

Weekend Edition – Sportscar Breakfast Club: The Americans

As well as European cars, American sports cars were plentiful at the Sportscar Breakfast Club. And some of them were quite special indeed, like this …

LeMons Colorado Day 1: Mini-versus-Marathon Battle, Twin-Engined Corolla Grabs Big Class Lead

We were all very excited to see a Checker Marathon and a bunch of AMCs at Friday’s pre-race inspections, and Saturday’s race session didn’t disappoint. All three classes— A, B, and C— featured hotly-contested struggles for their respective leads, with great drama to be had as fortunes shifted …

Matched

Weekend Edition – Sportscar Breakfast Club – The Japanese

The Miatas weren’t the only Japanese cars to grace the event with their presence. Some sports cars from the East were present, that I haven’t …

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Weekend Edition – Sportscar Breakfast Club: The Rest

A number of the cars seen at the Sportscar Breakfast Club event didn’t fit under any of the previous categories, but merited a post crammed together …

Lotus Cars

Next Up: Tesla's $30,000 Audi A4 and BMW 3-Series Beater

The Tesla Model S seemed like a futuristic pipe dream when we rode shotgun in a prototype three and a half years ago, but now that fast-selling EV has helped Tesla repay nearly half a billion dollars in government loans nine years early, company founder Elon Musk's ambitions are escalating faster …

Tesla Model S

Create 360° Photos and Video Easily With 360Heros’ Plug-and-Play GoPro Holders

360-degree photos and videos are a niche market, but one that is growing. The ability to capture every angle, all at once, is intriguing to many …

Camaro Goes 200-MPH On Dyno, Tires Go Boom

When you're prepping a car to make runway blasts at the Texas Mile, you're going to be curious about how much power the vehicle is making. One …

Sports Cars