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Hooniverse Motorsport News For February 29th, 2016

Bradley Brownell February 29, 2016 Motorsports

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There was a bit of racing this week, but a lot more testing in preparation for what is going to be a mega 2016 season. We’ve got IMSA, F1, IndyCar, and NASCAR news, as well as some stuff about upcoming races and some new contracts/contract extensions. You know, the exciting stuff… There’s a good mix of stuff in this week’s post, so go check it out. There’s some vintage stuff, some in-depth investigation stuff, and some weekly press-release stuff. Just for funsies. Enjoy your extra February today, real life is for March!

Leap Day Special!

NASCAR Heads To Warm-Lanta

Testing, Testing, 1, 2, 3 – Indycar, IMSA, and Formula 1 Testing Reports

Rossi Official at Andretti/BHA

Formula E Makes Moves On Marrakech?

Stewart-Haas Racing Moving To Ford Power In 2017

WRT Audi Launches HUGE Program For Blancpain

Kremer Racing Launches New Aerokit For VLN GT3 Cup Cars

SVG And McLaren, Sitting In A Tree

Mardenborough Figures Out Where He Stands With Nissan

100+ Car Entry List For Pirelli World Challenge At COTA

Factory Backed Ginetta Entered For 15-Year-Old Parker Chase

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The Cammed & Tubbed Podcast: Episode 98 – Safety FIRST W/ Tim Wadsworth

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This week Jason had to work late, so Cam and Brad invited Tim Wadsworth of Track First to join them for an hour-or-so of conversation about car junk. Track First is a safety equipment retailer for wannabe racers, actual racers, and track day junkies. If you want to drive your car on track, it’d be a good idea to visit Tim and talk to him about what you need. He’s got the inside track on what products fit people the best, and provide the highest level of comfort for each individual. Whether we’re talking about seats, fire suppression systems, fire proof apparel, or Head and Neck Restraint systems, Track First has the goods, and they know their stuff. Check out Track-First.com, or visit their Facebook page for more info.

On this week’s episode: We talk about track-car safety. We talk about Hooniverse’s recent LeMons incident. We talk about Gymkhana 8 (coming soon). We talk a bit about racing, and car shows, and other cool stuff. Honestly, it’s almost midnight right now and I’m tired, so go listen to find out what this episode is about! Thanks for listening!

The Cammed and Tubbed Podcast – Safety FIRST

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Haywood & Gregg Documentary Kickstarter Deserves To Be Made

Bradley Brownell February 23, 2016 Vintage Racing

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I don’t normally believe in Kickstarter, and until this project I had never actually backed anything ever. This project changed my mind, though, as it might be the coolest thing to ever hit a crowd fund. We’ve recently seen a few good racing documentaries that deserved to be made, but none deserve to be made as much as the story of Hurley Haywood and Peter Gregg. Hurley and Peter were the unstoppable force against the immovable object of North American sports car and endurance racing. They won everything, everywhere, always, and they racked up an impressive cabinet of trophies for the Brumos brand as well as the Porsche brand (though they did pair to run BMWs for a while, and Hurley found his way into an Audi or two…). Their story is definitely one that deserves to be told, and you can help make that happen. Click the jump for more information on the project, and how you can help support (only 2 days left!).

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Modern Art Monday: Visiting The Workshop Of Chuck Beck

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A permanent fixture of Chuck Beck’s face is the cigarette lolling lazily out of the corner of his mouth. A remnant of the do-it-yourself speed culture of the 60s, Chuck has done almost everything you could imagine. He worked for Shelby as a master fabricator in the GT40 days, he built a supercar destroyer out of a Ford Festiva, he made a career for himself building fiberglass replicas of Lister and Porsche racing cars, and most recently he’s built a Lamborghini V12-powered motorcycle.

The video after the jump is a gorgeously produced visit to his shop in a small town on the Georgia-Bama border. The video promotes Atlanta’s now-famous “Caffeine and Octane” shows, of which I have attended many, but also gives you a glimpse into the glorious mind that is Chuck Beck. In fact, he was my very first professional interview as a recent college grad, and I’ve included the resulting article after the jump as well. It’s rudimentary, but worth a read. Be warned, my ‘photography’was even more mediocre then than it is now.

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Hooniverse Motorsport News For February 22nd, 2016

Bradley Brownell February 22, 2016 Motorsports

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Compared to last week, there was almost wall-to-wall action this week. The action included everything leading up to and including the start of the NASCAR season with the Daytona 500, as well as a bunch of F1 car launches, some IndyCar and F1 seat shuffling, and a stolen sports car team’s rig! In both competition and non-competition news, there was all kinds of stuff going on over the weekend, so here we are to try to catch you up with the times. Ugh, this one took forever to put together!

With the racing season well and truly underway, there is a lot to cover. The racing will only continue to get hotter from here, so pay attention, class. Just be aware of the fact that this post is filled with spoilers. Giant carbon-fiber, multi-element, DRS-equipped, Gurney-flapped, Spoilers!

Daytona 500 Runs Circles Around Other Races

The Drive Claims NASCAR Is Rigged, “You Gotta Be Kiddin’ Me!”, Exclaims Local Man

New F1 Cars Break Cover, Look Pretty Much Like Old F1 Cars

Chaz Mostert Announced At Supercheap Auto Racing

Starworks Motorsport Truck And Trailer Stolen: Recovered Missing Some Stuff

Last Minute Open-Wheel Seats Shuffle Leaves Good Driver Without Ride

Aston Martin Racing Shows Off 2016 GTE Car, Team, and Tires

Porsche LMP1 Tire Test With Michelin Nets A Really Cool Picture I Want To Show You

Fastest At Daytona 24 O’Gara Motorsport Future In Jeopardy, Bell/Sweedler Out Of Sebring Ride Again?

Joao Barbosa Injured In Non-Racing Incident

Fast Passes – Press Releases – Smokey’s Camaro

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The Cammed & Tubbed Podcast: Episode 97 – I’m Old Greg With Greg Kachadurian

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This week Jason and Brad are joined by Hooniverse News Editor Greg Kachadurian to talk about cars and stuff. Unfortunately Cam had to work late, making this only the second episode he has missed recording in almost two years (so maybe we’ll cut him some slack). Greg and I have been writing for the same outlets for at least 4 years, which is kinda cool. I met him last summer at the Monterey Motorsport Reunion at Laguna Seca, and I have to say, he’s an all around good dude. You may know him from recent Chicago Auto Show posts, or perhaps his weekly News segment on Friday (coming up in just a couple of hours here on Hooniverse.com).

On this week’s episode: Jason regales us with a change of direction on his Project Eleanor (go back and listen to Emotional Eleanor, if you haven’t already), one of our excellent listeners has a question about car complexity, Brad did an oil change and put some meatballs on his Boxster, /Drive and TheDrive are now joined, and Guest Greg has some updates from the Chicago Auto Show. We had fun recording this one, and Greg is welcome back any time. We hope you like it.


The Cammed and Tubbed Podcast – I’m Old Greg

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The Hooniverse Dream Car Garage: Chevrolet Corvette Reimagined By Kapra: A Singer-Esque Take On An American Legend

Bradley Brownell February 17, 2016 Project Cars

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I’ve had this idea for a long time, at least 2 or 3 years, as far as I can reckon. It was brought back to the foreground recently with an innocent enough tweet. Friend of the ‘Verse Alex Roy asked his followers which car they would like to see ‘Singerized’.

There is only one other car that I can thing of that could take the “Porsche 911 Reimagined By Singer” formula and continue it with any kind of success, and that is, of course, the C3 generation Chevrolet Corvette.  Follow along with my thin logic and mediocre business sense strategy after the jump.

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Hooniverse Motorsport News For February 15th, 2016

Bradley Brownell February 15, 2016 Motorsports

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I must admit that I didn’t watch much in the way of racing this week, but nevertheless, here we are. There was a rally this weekend in a faraway land called Swed-den that sounds kinda fake, and some roundy-rounders did some stuff in Florida. There was a bit of other non-competition news as well, including some driver and team announcements that sounded interesting.

With the racing season well and truly underway, there is a lot to cover. The racing will only continue to get hotter from here, so pay attention, class. Just be aware of the fact that this post is filled with spoilers. Giant carbon-fiber, multi-element, DRS-equipped, Gurney-flapped, Spoilers!

Rally Sweden, With Big Jumps

Sprint Unlimited Opens NASCAR Season

Daytona Pole Winner 

Le Mans Garage 56 Quadruple Amputee Set To Make Race Debut In Silverstone

Stoffel Vandoorne Secures Super Formula Move

Nissan Considering Top-Class Prototype (Awww, Not This Shit Again…)

Racer.com Compares IndyCar Aero

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The Cammed & Tubbed Podcast: Episode 96 – Just Guyz

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We’re back for a host-filled episode, as we’re lacking a guest this week. We had a guest lined up, but his computer asplode just a couple of hours before game time. That’s okay, though, because we had plenty to talk about among ourselves. We’ve had a bunch of really cool guests lately, but it was nice to get back to just the trio again, if only for one episode. Next week we’ll have Hooniverse News and Chicago Auto Show Attendant, Mr. Greg Kachadurian on the podcast for discussion. If you have any questions for him, please post them below.

On this week’s episode: Brad plugs his Hyundai Elantra piece, his weekly Motorsport recap posts (Mondays on Hooniverse!), and his upcoming Project Funf Zylinder series on QuattroWorld. Jason talks about filming the new CTS-V video for the Hooniverse YouTube channel, Cam bought a Dream Wheels Porsche, We discuss some Auction results from the Paris collector car auctions, and Cam helped his significant other Beth buy a new/used BMW 5-series wagon. All in all, it’s a pretty cool episode, so listen along and have fun!


The Cammed and Tubbed Podcast – Just Guyz™

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Hooniverse Motorsport News for February 8th, 2016

Bradley Brownell February 8, 2016 Motorsports

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This weekend held one of the biggest events in international GT racing, or at the very least, one of the major fan favorites. The Bathurst 12 at Mount Panorama is certainly one of my favorite events of the year, and this year was no less exciting than it has been for years. International GT3 racing is some of the best racing anywhere in the world, perhaps only beat out by WEC LMP1 racing. Either way, this was a great race. Oh, there was also a great Formula E race in Argentina, some F1 cars were launched, the full Le Mans entry list was released, and some Porsche news hit the presses.

Normally people don’t think of January and February as ‘the racing season’, but we’ve already seen three major international endurance races, not to mention lots of news bits making headlines. Sit up and pay attention, people! Just be aware of the fact that this post is filled with spoilers. Giant carbon-fiber, multi-element, DRS-equipped, Gurney-flapped, Spoilers!

Bathurst 12 Hours: Chiyo Vs. SVG Edition

Formula E’s Buenos Aires EPRIX Brings Electric To The Heart Of Fossil Fuel Country

Renault Shows Off Their New F1 Car, It’s Yellow And Black… SURPRISE!

Full Le Mans Entry List Released, Viper Nowhere To Be Seen

Walkinshaw Set To Run Factory Backed Porsche [ed. note – !!!!!]

Porsche Crashes A 919 In Testing, Says It’s No Biggie

Vague Condition Update On Schumacher

Tinknell Speaks Up About Nissan LMP1 Effort

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