Ferrari IPO Day!

Kamil Kaluski October 21, 2015 All Things Hoon

Hey! Today is the day y’all been were waiting for! Today is the day that Marty McFly arrives from the past! It is also the day that none of you were waiting for! Today, Ferrari is going public! Yes, if you buy stock with the very appropriate ticker of RACE, which is offered today for the first time, you can buy a very small portion of Ferrari S.p.A.

How small? Well, FCA, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, currently owns 90% of Ferrari. 10% of Ferrari is owned by La Familia. The IPO comes from FCA selling 10% of its stake, which is 9.1% of the total stake in the company. So, yes, you can buy a very small portion of a small portion of Ferrari, the company. How will it do? I have no idea.

My Wall-Street-banker-Porsche-driving-friend sent me some pictures from this morning’s setup outside of the NYSE, which are after the jump.

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All the Best Rally Cars, One Corner, One Video

Kamil Kaluski October 20, 2015 Aural Pleasure

If you love cars, you must love, or at least respect, rally cars and rally drivers. Designed to meander through narrow town streets, gravel forest roads, and snow-covered mountains, these cars, their drivers and pilots endure more in one race than others do all season. Over the years we have seen everything from the iconic Group B, through EVOs and WRXs, to the more recent Volkswagens and Skodas. This video, taken around a hairpin at the 13th Rally Legend event in , shows all these fantastic classic rally cars in one place, at full hoon. Enjoy.

List of cars after the jump.

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Quick Spin: 2015 Jaguar F-Type R AWD

2015 jaguar f-type r front

Not that long ago I reviewed the . I found it to be a sweet little roadster but somewhat lacking in the performance and attract-the-ladies department. Now, here I am again, with another F-Type, but this is one is a little different because it’s red. And it also has which give it an extra 170hp, and an new all-wheel-drive system. Can those minor differences really make a big difference?


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Insane Chinese Traffic Jam

Kamil Kaluski October 9, 2015 All Things Hoon

I love cars, but I hate being stuck in traffic. Thankfully my work commute is only two miles in each direction. When I travel I make a point of driving at night; the kids sleep in the car and there are fewer people on the road. I simply hate traffic jams which have become the norm in the northeast.

This video shows a ridiculous traffic jam in China which can be attributed to two things: very high volume, a poorly designed tool booth, and some kind of a check-point, as the video suggests. Granted, a similar video could be made along the George Washington Bridge, which connects New York City and New Jersey, on any given Sunday, but this Chinese road appears to be about twenty lanes wide! That, in my opinion, is the most insane part of this video.

Three Pedal Mafia Citroën SM – A Closer Look

At the August 2015 24 Hours of Lemons race in Thompson, CT, Three Pedal Mafia debuted their Citroen SM racecar. Along with it they had an awesome SM theme going which featured a mistress and gimp, among other things. That alone earned the team the much coveted Organizer’s Choice award. Since I am not very familiar with French cars, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing, in the little time when I wasn’t racing or doing team-related activities, I stopped by Three Pedal Mafia’s garage to check out the car. Yes, it was a race a car, but shockingly it spent a lot of its time in the garage.

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Cars Have Officially Become Appliances

Kamil Kaluski October 5, 2015 All Things Hoon

November 2015, but it may have actually happened earlier, is when cars have become appliances. Like pots and pans, an ironing board, a blender, or crappy jewelry, the Home Shopping Network is now selling cars. I was informed of this tragic event by my friend Mike, a well-rounded automotive enthusiast who has owned a MINI Cooper S, a 911, an M3 and an M5, as well as Jeep Wrangler, who sent me the above screenshot in a moment of equal parts panic, depression, and surprise.

My father has warned me back in the 1980s that cars will become an accessory, like a pair of shoes. Then again, he also said that we would be out of oil by 2010, which made the ten year old me panic. But now I question – is this a bad thing?

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Review: 2016 Kia Sorento SX Limited

Kamil Kaluski September 30, 2015 Featured, Kia Reviews, Reviews

2016 kia sorento sx limited turbo

The good news for buyers of new cross-over utility vehicles (CUVs) is that there is a lot of CUVs on the market. Each manufacturer seems to have at least two, and all can be had in various trims and configurations. Secondly, most of them are really good, which makes the decision to pick one either really simple or extremely difficult, depending on your personality and level of obsessive compulsive disorder. With the updated 2016 Sorento, Kia is attempting to grab a few more sales away from its competitors in this very competitive segment.

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2015 Power Big Meet

Kamil Kaluski September 29, 2015 Car Shows

You may not know it, but the biggest American car show is in… Sweden! Not only that, it’s been happening for 38 years. This year the show lasted for three days and there were over 20,000 cars on display. The cars flock to Sweden from over 50 countries from as far as Pakistan, Thailand and Singapore. That alone is amazing to me.

While I was not able to attend this show (frankly I’ve never heard of it until now) my father did attend and he sent in some pictures. He said it was really hot but he had a great time. The show seems to feature not only American cars but general Americana, too. Find out more about there show on . Enjoy my father’s pictures below.

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Simple Homemade Butt Spring Compressor

Kamil Kaluski September 28, 2015 Wrenching Tips

Just about all of us here at Redusernab tinker with our own cars. We do a lot of stuff. Tim does all the stuff, but some things are better left to the professionals, because some things may not be good for our health. Swapping suspension coil springs and/or struts was always one of those risky things for me. I have been hearing folktales of mechanics being killed by springs my whole life, so I stay far away from them.

Typically, when swapping coil springs and/or struts, I’d spend half of my Sunday removing all four strut assemblies from the car. Then I would drop all four of them off at a shop. Then I would go back home to bring the new parts, which I forgot on the first trip. Then, a pimply-faced kid at the shop would take them apart, replace needed parts, and put them back together for me, often not forgetting how everything went back together. Then I would just put the whole assemblies back in the car next weekend, after riding a bike to work for a week, put the wheels back on, realize that I forgot something, take everything apart again, realize that I need to swap three other things “while there”, curse, take care of the bleeding, assemble everything, and then take a day off work to have the car aligned. Easy.

But some people are not like me. Some people are just plain stupid, and they stupidly attempt to fix everything themselves. The above video, which I think comes to us from Russia, a place where they often like to take unhealthy shortcuts in order to get things done quickly and efficiently, while smoking, shows a handy homemade spring compressor that makes swapping those pesky struts a breeze. This may be just be the thing for you idiots who insist on doing stupid/dangerous things like that yourselves. The amount of compression is dependent on the length of your bar and the weight of your ass. Yes, there are little clamp-y springs compressor thingies, and big wall-mounted springs compressors, but this is way, WAY, faster, and seems safer, kind of, not really.

This is how you cross the finish line!

Kamil Kaluski September 21, 2015 All Things Hoon

This was a hill climb in Turkey, I think. I can’t find any details on it, just saw the video posted in several places and I thought I would share.

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