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By Jeff Glucker
Cars. Trucks. Life. Things that run. Things that don't. And anything in between. The Hooniverse Podcast is about the intersection of all things automotive and everyday life. That means we'll also talk about anything that pops into our little brains. From beer and wine to dogs to travel, and anything else that strikes our fancy in a given moment. Our attention span is nill. Our episodes are rambling. Pull up a chair, pop on some headphones or turn up the volume in your car, hit play, and stay awhile.Cheers.
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So there's a new Mustang...
Ron and Jeff talk about: the 2024 Ford Mustang the Ford Bronco Raptor Ron's Porsche project which is almost done Jeff's Montero and Jaguar highs and lows Then they get to your Twitter and Instagram questions
September 16, 2022
Solo Yolo
Today, on a solo episode; I  cover: Jeep's electrification plans Ford's upcoming 7th Gen Mustang The Montero and the Jag YOUR questions from Instagram
September 09, 2022
You Connect 'Oh!
It's been a bit, but we're back after - let's call it a summer break - Ron and Jeff are here to talk a bit about Monterey Car Week, our own cars, and then get to your questions.
September 02, 2022
Electric Roadtrippin' (Solo Episode)
I jump in with a solo episode to do a quick recap on Autopia2099 plus my drive up there and back in a Porsche Taycan GTS. After that I take a bunch of questions.
August 10, 2022
The Last Type R looks like a Robot Wang
In this episode, we go with the flow... and wind up meandering through diatribes about the R8, our own cars, and eventually the Honda Civic Type R.
July 30, 2022
Heated Seat Subscription Plan
Did you hear automakers are considering charging monthly fees for certain features? BMW is in the news for testing this out in a handful of markets. We think it's insane.
July 21, 2022
No Booze Though?
Let's walk through some auction insanity... we're looking at a 1991 Toyota Land Cruiser, a 1967 Porsche 911S Targa, a trio of BMW project cars, an LS3 Business Coupe, a 572-powered Corvette wagon, a 2005 Porsche 911 Carrera S, a 1965 Chevy Impala, and a 1984 Camaro Z28. Then we move on to your questions.
July 15, 2022
The title of this one is this!
Ron and Jeff sit down to talk about a few project cars or race cars; the Hoonipig, the Stanceworks Ferrari, and a 2004 Lexus LX470 one of us should've purchased. After that, we discuss road trips, Autopia2099, and the upcoming LeMons race at Buttonwillow. Finally, we get to the questions.
July 07, 2022
Large Person Car Problems with Daniel Cudmore
Friend of the show Daniel Cudmore joins host Jeff Glucker to chat about car problems for the taller gents, life as an actor, cars in general, and then the pair dive into some car questions.
June 30, 2022
The One Where I Show My Credit Car On Screen
Ron and Jeff are back in action and we're rolling right into some auction results from Bring-A-Trailer. We've got three gross results, and three great results. On the gross side, we have a 1968 Camaro, 1990 Honda CRX, and a 1969 Chevy K5 Blazer. The good results feature a 1999 Chevy Suburban, a 1964 Dodge Polara, and a 1989 Ford Mustang. After digging through those, we answer your questions, talk about some recent press car action, and get an update on the Speakeasy.
June 23, 2022
Solo Shortie
Before heading out on vacation, I wanted to get an episode out - this one is a solo shortie episode, but Jeff answers a bunch of questions while also rambling about a vehicle he can't fully talk about yet; the Cadillac Escalade-V.
June 09, 2022
Ron and Jeff talk about the new Delorean Alpha5, a week spent with a Bentley Flying Spur Hybrid, and why the vintage Mustang market sucks. Then we get to your questions.
June 02, 2022
Not TUV Approved
This podcast is not TUV approved... but we're still here to talk about a few things today. We want to know when a project car is ever really done? There are some details on Autopia2099 Summer 2022 and then we talk a bit about Hoonigan's This vs That YouTube series. Finally, we then dive into some of your questions.
May 27, 2022
Time to Sell Things?
Ron and Jeff are both considering selling one of their vehicles. This is to fund more nonsense. Which ones do they want to sell and what is the plan if they do sell? We dive into that and also talk about the new Escalade-V, the Hoonipigasus, and answer a bunch of questions.
May 19, 2022
Swatch Your Mouth! with guest Nick Ferrell of DC Vintage Watches
Our friend Nick Ferrell from DC Vintage Watches is back on the podcast once again. We talk a bit about his old Trooper, modifying car clocks, and then we dive heavy into watch stuff. And we try to understand the vitriol that hard-core watch folks levied at the Omega x Swatch collaboration.
May 05, 2022
Ron named the Honda Element
Did you know that Ron named the Honda Element? I didn't until this episode! We also talk about some Bring-A-Trailer sales, the Land Rover Defender 90 V8, Hyundai Kona N, our project cars, and then answer your questions!
April 28, 2022
Trying New Tech
Ron and I are back for episode 327, in which we are trying out some new podcast-capture tech. I check in with Ron on the status of his Sh*tbox Speakeasy and his project cars before we get to a handful of your questions!
April 21, 2022
Zack Klapman is a Mustache Man
Zack Klapman is our guest on this episode of the Hooniverse Podcast. We talk about his career moves, how he got to where he is now, and then we answer a bunch of viewer/listener questions.
April 14, 2022
Dulcet Tones
Ron and I are back for the full episode this week and we kick it off by talking about the new GR Corolla. I'm all for it but Ron needs some convincing. After that there's a little chatter on the opening round of Formula Drift, Ron's project car updates, and then we take your questions!
April 08, 2022
Quasi-Bonus Episode!
Yep, we slacked last week... so to make up for it, we're going to have TWO episodes this week. And I'm recording a third episode for next week when I'm on vacation. Today it's just me (Jeff) and I've got some project car updates and then a story about how I'm dumb about knowing how to schedule stuff properly.
April 06, 2022
St. Paddy's Podcast Party
Ron and Jeff celebrate St. Patrick's day with a few stories before diving into the car talk. Jeff has just driven the Porsche 911 GTS Targa, an electric Cobra, and will soon drive the Jeep Grand Cherokee 4XE. Then the two hosts discuss the current states of their project cars. There are more upgrades in store for the Montero, and Ron's Tahoe has a dashcam now. Finally, Ron and Jeff take a moment to single out some folks who are doing great stuff in the industry.
March 18, 2022
Car Person Ascension
Jeff was off wrenching on things for eight days while Ron was getting up close and personal with a monster truck. Also, Ron has ascended as a car person... he's getting a garage space with some friends. There's some talk about our own cars, the new Acura Integra, and then we answer your questions.
March 10, 2022
Ramble On! (Again!)
This episode broke, but I fixed it - and in the beginning, we ramble on about non-car stuff before diving into actual car talk. We also take a bunch of questions.
March 03, 2022
We missed a week due to some technical issues, so this episode is a sort of re-do. In it, hosts Jeff and Ron muse about their day-to-day goings-on before Ron reveals that one of his project vehicles was recently broken into. It's a C10 pickup and it's an odd target considering it's in a locked yard with no headlights. People suck... but thankfully, this podcast soldiers on at least, right?
February 24, 2022
Dishing on Dashcams with Nextbase
Jeff Chu from Nextbase is on the podcast to talk all things Dashcam. We cover what's in store for the future of this segment, why you should pick one dashcam over another, and find out the craziest dashcam video that Jeff has seen.
February 10, 2022
Big Bucks at Barrett!
Ron and Jeff discuss the recent insanity in auction prices at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale and Mecum's Kissimmee auction. The duo talks about the Daytona 24 Hour Race, answer some questions from Instagram, then give updates on their various project vehicles. The most important one? The Montero is back in action!
February 03, 2022
From television to old trucks with guest Lyn Woodward
Lyn Woodward is a great person to chat with about how they made their way into the industry. It's a path unlike a lot of other folks, and it's landed here in a place with a great audience, some cool project cars, and a lot of stories to tell. This includes her off-road adventures with the Rebelle Rally, her two-door first-gen Mitsubishi Montero, and so much more.
January 27, 2022
Jarod DeAnda on YOLLO and the Ranch Water Hour Spectacular
Jarod DeAnda is the voice of Formula Drift. He's also touching a whole lot of the automotive enthusiast realm right now, and on top of that, he's a hell of a great guy and a good storyteller.
January 20, 2022
Watches and Wheels with Nick Ferrell of DC Vintage Watches
An intersection of the watch and car world? That NEVER happens! It's happening here on the podcast with guest Nick Ferrell. He's the owner of DC Vintage Watches, which sells and sources all sorts of great vintage timepieces. Most of them are priced exceptionally reasonably as well since he specializes in old Seiko timepieces. We also talk about Nick's long-time-owned Isuzu Trooper, and a bit about how the watch and car world often intertwine. Check out Nick's store at
January 13, 2022
Happy? New Year!
Hooniverse Hosts Ron and Jeff consider what they enjoyed most in the automotive space in 2021. The pair reflect on the good while thinking about the future. There's also a look at some auction results, talk about a recent off-road video by Alan Ampudia on YouTube, and then a bunch of questions before a toast to the year past and the year ahead!
January 05, 2022
Used to Care?
On this episode of the Hooniverse podcast, Jeff and Ron examine more auction results, talk about cars that don't interest them anymore, bring up their project car woes, and answer some questions.
December 30, 2021
Gauge Cluster F**k
The Montero gauge cluster is still not fixed. Regardless, we dive on to some good and bad Bring-A-Trailer listings, talk about the new Porsche Taycan GTS Sport Turismo, chat about our project cars, and then answer your questions!
December 23, 2021
Low-Res on the Road [Solo]
Host Jeff Glucker is on the road, attending the launch of the new Porsche Taycan GTS Sport Turismo. With some downtime in his hotel room, he records this episode of the Hooniverse Podcast. Today's chatter includes talk of Autopia2099, Montero mistakes and fixes, and some questions from Twitter.
December 16, 2021
Bring a Bank Vault
Ron Baugh and Jeff Glucker walk through a few crazy recent listings on Bring-A-Trailer. Then the two talk about Radwood and some off-road driving Jeff did with an old and two new Volkswagen vehicles. After that, it's time for your questions.
December 09, 2021
Bradley Brownell comes on to talk Autopia2099, Radwood, and more!
Bradley Brownell joins Hooniverse Podcast Host Jeff Glucker to talk about the new Autopia2099 electric vehicle show. We also talk about Radwood and running into each other in the middle of nowhere on California's route 395.
December 02, 2021
Who said something about oil? with guest Michael Thomas from Pennzoil
Michael Thomas is a man who knows exactly which oil you should be running in your machine. It doesn't matter if it's a drag racer, a diesel rig, or your daily driver, Michael knows what's up. He's been with Pennzoil for many years, and he's got many great tales to tell. Ron Baugh and Jeff Glucker kick back and let Michael share his earned wisdom and let him tell his great stories.
November 23, 2021
SEMA Round Up!
Ron Baugh is back from SEMA and he spills his thoughts with Jeff Glucker. We talk about Ryan Tuerck's insane Formula Supra, Tavarish's McLaren, everything that Ford Brought, and more. Then we get into Ron's crazy dash-cam adventure before diving into talking about some press car stuff and our own cars.
November 18, 2021
Let's Build a Platform [Solo]
Jeff Glucker is on his own in this one as Ron Baugh is off in Las Vegas for SEMA. So in this episode, Jeff talks about his desire to build a sleep platform/storage area for his Mitsubishi Montero. He's not the handiest person but he thinks he can pull this one off. The goals are to have a sleep space over a storage area with room for a fridge as well. And the platform will sit in place with the second row still in place. It will have a folding section that goes up when the second row is in use and folds down when it's time for sleeping. Can he pull it off? We will have to wait and see.
November 11, 2021
Zee Oh Six
Yeah, there's a bit of an echo in this one but we will sort that out before the next one. REGARDLESS, episode 305 starts off with talk about the new Chevy Corvette Z06. Then we switch to the Subaru Forester Wilderness, and the Audi RS E-Trong GT. Jeff has a few project car updates, and Ron's fleet kicks into full-working high gear.
November 04, 2021
Wheel Talk!
On this episode of the Hooniverse Podcast, hosts Jeff Glucker and Ron Baugh talk about the new Toyota Tundra, examine sales on Bring-A-Trailer one good and one bad, and then dive into some WHEEL TALK!
October 28, 2021
Post LeMons Debrief Time
The Hooniverse Podcast Episode 303 starts off talking about some more Bring-A-Trailer insanity... because it keeps happening. This time it's all about super money for a clean, low-mileage Buick GNX. After that, I have to debrief a bit about how our 24 Hours of LeMons weekend went down at the Buttonwillow race. Spoiler, we only got in one day of racing - but it wasn't Day 1, it was Day 2. How'd that happen? Listen in and find out!
October 21, 2021
Bring All Your Money
Bring-A Trailer brings a big bag of insanity in the sale of an old Toyota Land Cruiser. Do you agree with the sale price on this one? Let's talk about it in the latest episode of the Hooniverse Podcast!
October 14, 2021
Is this thing still on?
Oh hey there... it's been a while. But we're back. This is the Hooniverse Podcast with hosts Jeff Glucker and new host Ron Baugh. This episode is all about playing a bit of catch-up to see what's going on, introduce you to Ron, and chat a bit about cars. Settle in, grab a drink, and hit play - it's nice to be with you again. Thanks for waiting for us
October 07, 2021
Is this the end?
We've hit 300. This is a major milestone for this podcast, and it's the perfect number for us to take a pause. Our guest this week is Reel Big Fish bassist and car lover Derek Gibbs. We recorded this episode live at Four Sons Brewery in Huntington Beach, CA.
August 14, 2019
The ongoing adventure of used Audi RS4 ownership
Josh Ostrander just bought a 2007 Audi RS4. It's a rare car. With its Imola Yellow paint, it's finished in a rare hue. It's one of the best sounding Audi cars ever built. It's also a giant highlighter for just how annoying it can be to buy a car through a small used car lot.Click play and listen in to Josh explain his initial adventures with his new super sedan.
August 07, 2019
Talking 'bout that C8 Corvette
Chris Hayes and I attempt a new format for the podcast. This is a bit of virtual insanity as we podcast from two different places. Our chatter involves the new 2020 Chevy C8 Corvette, and a whole bunch more
July 29, 2019
Nice and chunky
Welcome to episode 297 of the Hooniverse Podcast. Today I have Josh Ostrander and Micah Muzio with me, and we dive into a bit of news to kick things off. First we chat about the new Lotus Evija, an electric car from the company that's all about lightweight. Next, there's a new Skyline and it lives in Japan.  Finally, the C8 Corvette reveal is set to go down this Thursday evening in Orange County, California.After the news, we move on to your questions. There are some great ones this week.Finally, we close on a story about Josh getting ready to acquire a new daily driver. This one will be interesting, so listen up to learn what's going on, and why Josh has to fly to Seattle to buy it.
July 17, 2019
Audio Adventures with Micah Muzio
Kelley Blue Book's own Micah Muzio joins me on episode 296 of the Hooniverse podcast. In this episode, we talk about Micah's unique path to his current role, which is running the video content on KBB. We also dive into the fact that Micah is a helicopter pilot and owns his own Engstrom chopper. After that, we answer a few of your questions and talk a bit more about cars.
July 03, 2019
I'm sitting solo in my garage once again. This time in a Cadillac CT6. I want to run this episode as a standard episode though, so we kick things off with some news.First, we have the upcoming Lotus Type 130 electric hypercar. Then we shift over to Elon Musk's musings of his future pickup truck. Honda has set a new lawnmower speed record, and Cadillac has neutered its V-series cars.After that I talk about some new work, the future of this podcast, and then ramble on about some recent terrible news concerning one of our friends.
June 12, 2019
Post LeMons Debrief [Solo Episode]
After the 24 Hours of LeMons, I've returned to push out a podcast. At LeMons, our Ranchero was running well before we hit a few snags. I'll go over all of that and a bit more in this 30-minute episode of the Hooniverse Podcast.
May 29, 2019
The Late Late Show [Solo Episode]
I've been a bad podcast producer. This episode is almost two weeks late. I have many excuses but none are worth hearing. This is episode 293, and in it I'm sitting alone in my garage. More specifically, I'm sitting in my still-unsold Mercedes-Benz. I talk about that a little bit, some Bring A Trailer news, the recent Audi E-Tron drive, and the fact that I'm running in a LeMons race this weekend.Click play and listen up!
May 22, 2019
Montero Money
Chris and I are in the studio and we kick it off with a bit of news. Aston Martin is dishing out a manual-gearbox equipped Vantage. Hennessey is making a Velociraptor Ranger. The Challenger is outselling the Camaro. And the C8 Corvette will be unveiled in Orange County, CA. After that we dive into some questions, talk about our own vehicles, and more.
May 01, 2019
Mobile Episode: Return drive from a concept experience
I'm in a McLaren 600LT on the way back from driving a Honda concept vehicle. Josh Ostrander joins me as we chat about the Honda Rugged Open Air Concept I just drove (and he shot). We also talk about the 600LT, which is not great for a long drive. Josh updates us on his Volkswagen Golf Alltrack progress and I provide some updates on my Montero.
April 24, 2019
Rolls, Playboy and Ducati - Jonathon Klein
Returning to Hooniverse; Jonathon Klein (now of The /Drive) fills in for Jeff this week.  We cover Jon's time in the new Rolls Cullinan, the Ducati Panagale V4 S, the madness of the McLaren 720s and we touch on a bit of C8 news.
April 18, 2019
Skid racing comes back to Long Beach
Josh Ostrander joins me to chat about the Formula Drift season opener. Long Beach played host to the skid racers, and the field was stacked. It's going to be a great season.We also dive into a bit of news. Jeep knows its Hellcat engine fits in the Gladiator and Wrangler, but won't put it in there... and for good reason. Hyundai has snagged the former Chief Engineer of the Ford Focus RS. And a Dodge Demon owner has taken his straight-line monster machine up to 211 miles per hour.After chugging through that, and then some listener questions, we give a few project car updates and talk about upcoming press cars posted on the calendar.
April 10, 2019
Solo in the Montero
This is a solo episode. In it, I'm driving my 1991 Mitsubishi Montero as I talk about project cars. The unexpected costs associated with an inexpensive machine, quickly turn it into something you'd consider the opposite. Additionally, I talk about the 2019 Acura NSX, McLaren 600LT, my 1974 Mercedes-Benz, and more.
March 27, 2019
SEMA Finale w/ Essex Parts - SEMA 2018
In the finale of our SEMA 2018 coverage I sit down with our booth-neighbors Essex Parts.  Essex are the exclusive supplier of AP Racing braking components in the United States and focus on ultra-high-performance street and track brake systems.  With over 30 years of experience racing; Essex became a key partner for NASCAR when the decided to started implementing road-coarse features and have gained notoriety among track-rats for powerful and reliable braking. In addition to covering the Essex product offerings myths regarding drilled rotors are debunked, arguments are made for why one should upgrade brake lines and the benefits of moving to steel rotors from factory carbon rotors are shared.
March 20, 2019
Reese's ...or Reese ees?
Josh Ostrander joins us in Casa de Chris Hayes... where we immediately make fun of the amount of chocolate he puts into his craw. From there we talk about the issues facing the upcoming C8 Corvette, 2JZ engines being shoved into the new Supra, and the Mint 400.After that it's a bit of chatter about our various machines; Chris officially sold his Fiesta, Josh is putting KO2 tires on his Golf Alltrack, and I made some changes to my Montero.
March 13, 2019
Kevin Kastner of Amsoil & Ezekiel Wheeler of Auto Conduct
Joining me this week is Kevin Kastner of Amsoil and one of my good friend's from the LA automotive community Ezekiel Wheeler.
March 06, 2019
Advanced Fuel Dynamics - SEMA 2018
Wrapping up our SEMA 2018 interviews I sit down with Gray Fredrick of Advanced Fuel Dynamics.  AFD are responsible for some of the most innovative Flex fuel sensos and tuning solutions on the market.  Based out of Temple Texas AFD is nestled square in the middle of the Texas tuner community and works tirelessly helping race teams and aftermarket manufacturers cope with the widely varying quality of E85 fuels and conventional gasoline.
February 27, 2019
Dan Sandberg CEO of Brembo - SEMA 2018
For the third year in a row Dan Sandberg CEO of Brembo USA sits down to talk about their new product offerings, vertical integration OEM contracts and personal interests.
February 20, 2019
A farewell to FiST–ing
Chris says a fond farewell to his Ford Fiesta ST. The FiST will be missed, but it's not straying too far from the Hooniverse family orbit. Our friend Jason Connor is buying the car. Hopefully, I'm able to sell my Benz as quickly as Chris has shipped off the Fiesta. For now though, we're here with a guest for Episode 282 - Patrick Costello is back to talk a bit about the new season of Truck Night in America. He also trekked out to King of the Hammers for a day, and he hasn't yet made any progress on his Jeep Cherokee.
February 13, 2019
Say hello to my 'lil fren!
Chris is ready to sell his Ford Fiesta ST. Jeff is ready to sell his Mercedes-Benz 280. And he's just bought a 1991 Mitsubishi Montero to replace the old German sedan. Not a direct swap, but who cares! Welcome to the Hooniverse Podcast, Episode 281...
February 06, 2019
Speed is the New Black - SEMA 2018
I sat down with Noah Alexander and Charles Crews from Classic Car Studio better known as the shop from "Speed Is the New Black".  The guys brought an absolutely gorgeous F100 to SEMA which was coincidentally parked directly next to our podcasting studio. We of course talked about the F100 the TV show and upcoming trends in the market we expect to see at SEMA. 
January 30, 2019
Jason Engel of Classic Recreations - SEMA 2018
Good friend of the show and one of the most talented builders in the industry Jason Engel sat down with me on the Magnaflow stage to judge crowds, talk cars and wax poetic. Jason once again showed up with one of the most stunning cars at SEMA this years with a 1969 Boss 429 punched out to a whopping 546 cubic inches making 819HP!
January 23, 2019
Vintage Air - SEMA 2018
I sat down with friend of the show Rick Love from Vintage Air.  We of course talk about Vintage Air's new product lineup but we also talk about industry trends, pet projects and the inexorable advancement of the automotive industry at large and the amazing products we now get to choose from.
January 17, 2019
Welcome to 2019
Chris and Jeff sit down to talk about the Hooniverse Car of the Year. Which is not a car, but a junkyard-built bike. The pair also chat about the fact that the Dodge Challenger outsold the Camaro in 2018. Hagerty has published a list of the 10 vehicles collectors should scoop up in 2019. Finally, Subaru is set to bring a new S209 STI to North America.After that it's time for questions from Patreon, Twitter, and Facebook.Lastly, the pair talk about stuff they've driven. Jeff drove the Genesis G70 while back east. He returned to California and jumped into an Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio. Next up is the Dodge Challenger Hellcat Redeye, Audi Q8, and Porsche SportsTurismo.
January 09, 2019
Elana Scherr, Mike Musto, Aaron Robinson and Lyn Woodward - SEMA 2018
SEMA 2018 gave me the opportunity to test out a new panel format and it went incredibly well thanks in no small part to our guests.Elana Scherr, Mike Musto, Aaron Robinson and Lyn Woodward all join me live on the Magnaflow stage at SEMA 2018. 
January 02, 2019
Back-End Access
Chris and I chat about:The 2019 Ford RangerJaguar's I-Pace eTrophy RaceGymkhana 10Lincoln's Coach Door ContinentalAfter that it's question time, we talk about things we've driven, and I talk about giving Chris my back-end access...
December 19, 2018
Heidts Suspension - SEMA 2018
Live again from the Magnaflow stage at SEMA 2018 I sit down with Todd Westberg from Heidts Suspension. We talk about how their unique product lineup is changing how people look at mid 90s muscle. 
December 12, 2018
Trucks, E-Jags, and Catch-Up Time
We needed to get the band back together for a livestream show. Recently, your ear holes have been treated to a handful of SEMA episodes but a fresh batch has been cooked up for those that like to mix it up. Patrick Costello joins us once again so we can talk about his show Truck Night in America, which enters Season 2 starting early in 2019. Additionally, Chris and I have driven a handful of machines so it's time to play catch up.
December 10, 2018
APR & Engineering Explained - SEMA 2018
This episode we sit down with APR alongside special guest host Jason Fenske from Engineering Explained.
November 21, 2018
Ring Bros - SEMA 2018
Live again from the SEMA 2018 show floor on the Magnaflow stage I sit down with Jim and Mike Ring. We talk about their spectacular Blazer debuted at SEMA, trends seen at the show and the importance of keeping an open mind to learn from others within your own lane of expertise.
November 14, 2018
Dinan - SEMA 2018
Live from the Magnaflow podcasting stage at SEMA 2018 I interview Dinan about their 2018/2019 offerings and specifically their return to flash tunes.
November 07, 2018
Sitting solo in the SVR
Chris is busy prepping for SEMA so I'm solo this week. I've driven the Range Rover SVR to a nice quiet spot and I'm recording from inside the 575-hp $132k SUV. Topics this week include;Bentley Bentayga V8 and Continental GTCalifornia 8hr Endurance RaceHyundai Veloster NAnd should I or shouldn't I buy a W124 wagon that needs a little work...
October 31, 2018
This episode is SICK!
Well... maybe not the episode itself, but I am! So I've enlisted the help of Josh Ostrander to sit in with myself and Chris Hayes. He's here to talk about the Formula Drift season ender that went down at Irwindale the prior weekend. After that we talk about:The Ford Mustang BullittCorvette ZR1Hyundai Nexo and Kona EVMatt Farah's Mustang on BATAnd we take your questions as well. Tune in for some sniffly automotive rantings and ramlbings!
October 17, 2018
Jason Connor and Chris Hayes
Jason Connor takes my spot on this episode and chats with Chris Hayes about, well, cars, duh.Jason recently bought a C6 Z06 and the pair also wax poetic about all things carbon build up.
October 10, 2018
Let's stroll down YouTube comment memory lane
There's no news this week. It's time, instead, to dive into the past three months of comments on YouTube. This means we're going to find confusing messages. We'll find hateful messages. We will find the sort of stuff that people typically wouldn't have the guts to see to another person face to face. And we will laugh, and we will enjoy it all.
September 26, 2018
Everyone loves a ten incher [w/guest Jonathon Klein]
Friend of Hooniverse Jonathon Klein joins us on show this week. First up, we dip into the news where we discuss:BMW not building an M version of the Z4 or giving a manual gearbox option.Audi revealing the e-tron electric SUV.Pricing been announced for the Ford Edge ST.Waze is now usable with Apple CarPlayAfter that, Klein tells us what it's like to drive a Bugatti Chiron. The lucky bastard also drove David Lee's Monza 3.6 Evo Ferrari Dino restomod. 
September 19, 2018
Farewell to the W16
Chris and I kick things off by discussing the fact that Bugatti will not be building more W16 engines in the future. Rolls-Royce believes nanobots are the future of engine maintenance. BMW has a self-riding motorycle in the works. After the news we switch gears to answer some questions before talking about what we've been driving and doing.
September 12, 2018
Talking 'bout that Gridlife
Josh Ostrander joins us on the show. He recently returned from Gridlife in Atlanta, where he saw drift cars, time attack machines, and late-night music performances all at the same venue. We also talk about the insanity that is a $180,000 2002 BMW M5, answer your questions, and talk about our own cars. As for press cars, this week it's the new Hyundai Veloster R-Spec.
September 05, 2018
Needs more power (supply)
There's some solid news this week. Audi plans to offer an extremely limited run of manual transmission Audi A4 sedans. These will be designated as Ultrasport models and only 40 will be built. Jeep is launching its first limited-edition JL Wrangler with the new Moab Edition. Formula E wants an off-road racing series and will call it Extreme E. Finally, DriveTribe is a black hole for cash. After slogging through the news it is on to your questions before diving into what's going on with us. That includes a trip to Yosemite with the Audi S5 Sportback, getting my Benz fixed, and being hopefully that The Wombat will start on its new path beginning next week.
August 30, 2018
Now with video!
Chris finished the studio and we've got video cameras, which means there's going to be a live-streaming version of this podcast on YouTube. As we record the show, we'll do it live but also still offer up the audio-only version through ShoutEngine. In the post on Hooniverse, I will place both the video and the audio versions so you can choose which one you'd prefer.In this episode, we talk about:-Aston Martin announces the power output of the Valkyrie's 6.5-liter V12 engine.-A 2002 BMW M5 is estimated to fetch $140,000 to $180,000 at auction during Monterey Car Week-Toyota is pricing the Tundra TRD Pro within a grand of the Ford Raptor-A crash-damaged Porsche 959 is going to be auctioned at Pebble Beach.After that we dive into your questions before chatting about our own rides. My Benz is running hot which is leading to some stumbling issues. The Wombat might have an engine lined up. Chris is still happy with his new-to-him Porsche Macan. I spent a week in a Dodge Charger Dayona 392 and will be swapping into an Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio this weekend.
August 22, 2018
This one fits in your ass
Chris and I are back in the studio and we've got some news on our own cars. Mine is that the Wombat no longer plays host to a non-running HEMI and transmission. Those are out, sold, and gone! Chris has bigger news in that he bought a Porsche Macan S as his new daily driver. His Ford Fiesta will be up for sale soon as well.In this episode we also chat about Rally Rd, which is a very interesting project that sales shares in vintage cars. It's basically a stock market of sorts for expensive old machines.Finally, we dive into your questions before realizing it's getting late in the summer season and no one cars about podcasts right now.
August 15, 2018
Baja Before and After
Josh Ostrander and I head on off to Baja to drive the Wide Open Buggy down in the Mexican desert. This podcast is recorded in two parts; the first part is on the way down to Mexico and the second is in the car on the way home from the border. What do we talk about? Well... I mean, I kind of told you that already. It's about what we think Baja will be like and then talking about how the trip went in the second half.Listen in and I hope you enjoy this one.
August 01, 2018
Old Benzes and Adi Desai
Friend of Hooniverse Adi Desai joins me on this episode of the Hooniverse Podcast. Adi is in town visiting from Canada, where he is part of the team that runs Adi happens to enjoy big old Benzes like I do, so we chat about his 560SEL. We also happen to have stopped at the Mercedes-Benz Classic Center just before recording... so we've clearly got Benz on the brain in an extra strength dosage.
July 25, 2018
Come to town... [Solo Episode]
Chris is on the East Coast so I'm sitting solo on this one. That means I'm down in my garage, sitting in the front seat of my Benz, with a glass of wine in my hand... and a podcast microphone in the other. Topics this week include a dash of news;Goodwood highlightsAston Martin DBX to get its own platformToyota will offer an four-cylinder engine for the Supra... somedayAfter that it's on to the questions, and you have some good ones this week. Really, you have good ones every week. Finally, we dive into a bit of my own car stuff. I just spent a week with the Lexus GX460 and you can find a review of tht truck on Truck Central right now. Later, Josh Ostrander and I are heading south of the border to drive buggys with Wide Open Baja. Additionally, my 1974 W114 Benz is fixed up and back home.
July 18, 2018
Everything's coming up Elon?
Chris and I walk through a bit of the news to kick of episode 256. On tap, we have to talk about:BMW moving some production to China.The Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster that sold for $3.7MMVW bringing its ID R to GoodwoodHonda has built a Mean Mower V2After that we dive into all of your questions before talking a bit about what we've got going on ourselves. I spent a week in the GMC Canyon Denali and I've since swapped into a Volvo V90. Additionally, my Benz comes back this week and then later this month I'm heading to Baja to drive a Wide Open Buggy. 
July 11, 2018
Delay in Game
This one's late but we have EXCUSES!1) It was the the 4th of July.2) Chris had to deal with his lame as Internet provider.3) That's it... we're sorryIn this episode we have Jonathon Klein and Patrick Costello on the show. There's a bit of news but then we once again dive into the world of automotive television. Patrick provides great insight while Jonathon and I realize we're never going to be famous.Like ever.
July 06, 2018
Rick takes it to the track [Part Two]
Welcome to Part Two of my conversation with Rick Radcliffe and his vehicular adventures. We're picking up right where we left off last week, which was in a discussion of the various track events that Rick has been enjoying. He's only had his Subaru WRX for a little bit, but he's already making the most of this one.
June 27, 2018
Rick takes it to the track [Part One]
Rick Radcliffe is once again on the show. He's stopping by to tell us a bit about his current garage situation and then we dive into what he's doing with his new daily driver. A Subaru WRX that is being used around town but also out on the track.We run a bit long so I've decided to break this up into two parts. Today you'll get Part One and next week we will run Part Two. Here we also get into a bit of the news while your questions wind up in the second episode.
June 20, 2018
Exploring the new space
We're in Chris' new apartment and we're not in full studio mode yet, but we still want to run things a bit old school while exploring the new. So for Ep252 we bring it back to the original format; The News!We kick things off by talking about the Aston Martin Rapide AMR, Forza Horizon 4, the Shelby GT350, and Rolls-Royce's Cars and Cognac event. After that it's time to talk about our own cars and what we're driving. This week I'm in an Audi R8 Spyder before I swap into a Lexus LC500. The following week I get a chance to sample the new F-150 diesel and I'll be towing a small Airstream behind.Finally, we move on to your questions. Patreon first, as always, then Twitter and Facebook. This old format feels right, so we're going to run it this way for awhile and get back into our groove.
June 13, 2018
Damned Embargo
Fresh off the Nissan Kicks launch Manuel Carillo joins me in the future home of the podcast to record amongst the clutter of my many unpacked boxes. This week we discuss a little bit about the Kicks (much of the trip was still embargoed) Manuel fills me in on the new Mustang Peformance Pack 2, we geek out on car audio gear and I reflect on just how ridiculous it is to drive a full size truck in a major city like Los Angeles with my review of the Chevrolet Silverado HD2500 High Country Duramax ultramega torque monster 7200.
June 06, 2018
It's the Blake and Jonathon show!
Blake BZR Rong returns alongside friend of Hooniverse Jonathon Klein to deliver an on-the-road podcast. The pair are attending a press event in Utah and they decided to sit down and chat about all things automotive. Well, first they make fun of Chris and I and then they get to talking about cars.. eventually.Regardless, they're funny and you should listen.
May 30, 2018
We peaked awhile ago
Josh Ostrander joins Chris Hayes and Jeff Glucker on this episode of the podcast. We're recording at 4 Sons Brewing once again, and we have a few things to talk about. Josh still enjoys his boring Alltrack. Chris still wants to sell his Fiesta. I still need to fix things on my Benz.Also I drove an Aston Martin DB11 AMR, and I can't tell you how that went just yet. But go look at the released specs compared to the current DB11 V12, and read the press release to see the changes and you'll have a good idea of what's going on there.Finally, we dive into some questions before I cut them off to talk negatively about someone else... for good reason.
May 23, 2018
Pizza Interruptus
I'm solo. Not Solo. Though that would be fun... This is a solo episode, and today I'm talking about my two Benz project cars. The one that drives and the one that doesn't. After that, it's question time, and we have plenty of those to run through. We'll cover everything from project cars, more thoughts on what Ford is doing, and maybe even talk a bit about beer. Hit play and enjoy Episode 248.
May 09, 2018
What makes for good automotive TV? [w/ Patrick Costello]
Patrick Costello joins me on this episode of the podcast and we walk about automotive television. He's an Executive Producer for Truck Night in America and we worked together on Top Gear US (when it was still good, on the History channel). So we wanted to talk a bit about what goes into making a show, why other shows don't work, and what we do like out of certain shows. After that we dive into your questions. Also we're recording from a brewery - thanks again Four Sons Brewing!
May 02, 2018
Infiniti War and the HCU?
Associate Video Producer Josh Ostrander joins me in an Infiniti QX60 as we drive to the other side of Los Angeles to see the new Avengers Infinity War film. Along the way, we talk about an old Mustang, Josh's new Volkswagen, my Benz wagon, Ford's no-more-cars decision, and a few other bits and pieces along the way.We didn't crash. So thumbs up for that!
April 27, 2018
Casa de Klapman
Jeff had to step out this week... something something I'm a father... something something daugter...  so I took the chance to meet up with Hooniverse regular Zack Klapman for a one-on-one catch up.  This week we cover the Long Beach Grand Prix, the recent passing of the "One Take" reigns to Zack and my deliberations on a new daily.
April 18, 2018
Quite a Vas Deferens Here
The Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio has joined the party! I'm driving the Italian sports sedan this quick and so far *knock on wood* it hasn't broken down. That's amazing considering the car has done that for pretty much everyone else that's driven it.Beyond that we talk a bit about Chris' upcoming potential car purchase, my Benz duo, and an upcoming loan of the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk.After that it's question time, and as always, you folks have some good ones.
April 11, 2018
All the Duallys! [w/guest Elana Scherr]
Elana Scherr, formally of Hot Rod and Roadkill, joins us in the podcast studio to talk all things car. She has a hell of a growing fleet on her hands, and we have to dive in and see what is going on with a handful of those rides. Most notable might be her 1970 Dodge Challenger, which has seen its 440 engine swapped out for a race-prepped 505.After taking a deep dive into the world of too-many duallys and Mopar madness in different states of repair, it's time for your questions.
March 28, 2018
Randomness of life
Friend of Hooniverse Jonathon Klein stops by to join us in the studio. We talk about some of the fast machines that Klein has driven lately, and that includes the Lamborghini Huracan Performante, Scarbo open-wheel vintage Ferrari tribute race car, and a few McLarens. After that I remind everyone that the new Jeep Wrangler is really good before we dive on into your questions.
March 21, 2018
Spoiler alert: the new Jeep Wrangler is good! The 2018 Chevy Silverado, however, isn't so great. What's also good is a Kia Stinger GT AWD that wears snow tires and is let loose on a winter driving course. Those are the main topics this week, but we also tackle your podcast questions.Finally, we dip into some upcoming vehicles and then also try out a new segment at the end of the podcast. It's a talk about some photo/video/travel gear. This time around we cover the Wandrd Access duffel, Mavic Air, and some upgraded ear pads for the Audio-Technica ATH M50x headphones. 
March 14, 2018
TRD Sweatbox
I'm sitting in a Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport, and it's getting hotter. Regardless, I have things to say and a recorder to capture it all. Topics this week include the Tahoe RST, Tacoma TRD Sport, a trip to Colorado to drive a Kia, and some potential news on a bigger trip coming up in May.Also, we touch on a bit of the news out of Geneva. Specifically, the reveals of the Rimac C_Two and the Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro.Finally, I'm excited to try out a new camera bag and I touch on that towards the end of the episode.
March 07, 2018
The Armada
We're back in the studio! Joining Chris Hayes and myself is friend of Hooniverse Manuel Carillo III. You can find his work at his website MC3films. The three of us sit down to talk about a few cars before we're interrupted by; tangents, not cars, and more gunfire. Good times!Topics covered include: Chris' cars, a brief note on Manuel's #ProjectStork Porsche, the Chevy Colorado ZR2, and the Audi RS 5.
February 28, 2018
Hellcatting along
Solo episode recorded from inside the ridealong chamber of the 2018 Dodge Challenger Hellcat W I D E B O I.Also, I chat briefly about heading off to sample the new Audi RS5, some updates to my Mercedes-Benz 280 sedan, and touch on a few of the vehicles coming to Hooniverse in the next few weeks and months.Sorry for the short solo episode, we'll be back in the studio soon. 
February 21, 2018
Dan Sandberg Brembo - SEMA 2017 Finale
Dan Sandberg CEO of Brembo North America joins us once again as our final guest at SEMA 2017.  Dan shares his personal experience podcasting, a couple of Jay Leno stories, how he keeps an open dialog among such a massive organization his personal experience podcasting, and of course Brembo products and development.  In addition, Dan just bought himself the very nice gift of a brand new 911 Turbo so of course, we get into that. Once again thanks to our friends at Magnaflow for hosting us and check out their products at
February 07, 2018
Ride along in a 2018 Mustang with Engineering Explained's Jason Fenske
Jason Fenske is the man behind the popular Engineering Explained YouTube channel. He and I are shuttling out to a driving event in Palm Springs, and I took the opportunity to fire up a GoPro and record a conversation. We'll learn a bit about Jason's Honda S2000 and Subaru Crosstrek, how he started the channel, and where he see it all going down the we roll on down the road in the 2018 Mustang.
January 30, 2018
Sitting solo in a Mustang
Time to send out a solo episode, and this one comes to you from the cabin of a 2018 Ford Mustang. I'm sitting in my garage talking to myself while a Zoom H6 records my dulcet tones.Topics for today include; the aforementioned Mustang, driving the new Subaru WRX STI Type RA and BRZ tS, and heading off to Corsica to sample the Jaguar E-Pace. There's also some news on my 74 Benz and a plea for help on the Wombat. After that it's time for some questions from our Patreon peeps. 
January 24, 2018
Live from Burbank... it's the Ring Brothers
This week Jon Klein and I venture into the wilds of Burbank California to meet up with friends of the show, Mike and Jim Ring, aka The Ring Brothers.  The guys flew in to show off their amazing 1972 AMX Javelin on Jay Leno's Garage.With an astounding track record for delivering machines as beautiful as they are well-engineered the Javelin does not disapoint.  The Javelin is good for north of 1000HP utilizing a Hellcat engine topped off with a Whipple twins-screw supercharger.  Check out the Ring Brothers amazing builds at     
January 17, 2018
APR - SEMA 2017
The penultimate episode in our SEMA series has Jeff and I sitting down with the gentlemen from APR.  We cover just about everything in the APR universe from basic Jetta tunes all the way up to their Lamborghini and R8 offerings. One thing was VERY clear, the APR boys love them some turbochargers. Thanks again to our friends at Magnaflow for hosting us at SEMA 2017.
January 10, 2018
Back in action
We've missed you! It's been a lot of SEMA episodes, but those episodes enable us to give you ear-hole content while taking in a much-needed holiday break. That break is now over, and we're back in the studio talking car stuff (and all the other crap that rambles into our vapid brains).Josh Ostrander joins us in the studio for this episode. We talk about his first time in Baja, how we met, and how he's moved from a few entry jobs into a full-time video gig with a large company.Also... car stuff!
January 03, 2018
Too Many Podcasters (Musto, Farah, Kosilla) - SEMA 2017
Nearing the end of SEMA 2017 we managed to wrangle a bunch of our friends onto the show for what is best described as Automotive Attention Deficit Disorder.  This episode we welcome Mike Musto and Colin Sebern (House of Muscle) Larry Kosila (AMMO Autocare & Drive + Protect) David Meyer of Turbonetics/Precision Turbo, Matt Farah (The Smoking Tire & /Drive on NBC) and of course the dulcet tones of Jeff Glucker and myself (Chris Hayes). We should all thanks the jerks at Borla for purposely attempting to drown us out the entire week of recording with their egregious speaker setup by only buying products from our VERY GRACIOUS HOSTS MAGNAFLOW for setting up stage space for ShoutEngine podcasts.   
December 20, 2017
Hellwig Products - SEMA 2017
Another in our SEMA series of episode (only 3 more left) Jeff and I welcome Hellwig to the podcast. Hellwig are purveyors of suspension upgrades for a vast array of trucks.  While Hellwig has a handle on improving overall street performance they hold an interesting niche in massively improving suspension performance for heavy loads and towing.  In short Hellwig products will remove the "pucker factor" that can be associated with the handling compromises of towing. Check out Hellwig here we thank Mangflow for hosting ShoutEngine podcasts at SEMA, you can of course find Magnaflow here... 
December 13, 2017
Classic Recreations - SEMA 2017
Back for the third year in a row one of favorite guests... Jason Engel of Classic Recreations.  This year Jason brought along his right-hand man in the shop Jared. We talk CR's usual product lineup of Mustangs and Camaros however Jason reveals their upcoming Mopar project and his long awaited Bronco offering.  Outside of those offerings we go a bit off the beat path (as is tradition) into Tesla drivetrain swaps, C10 big blocks, off-road conversions of classic cars and how Jason proposes Jeff finally fix the Wombat's ailments.Classic Recreations can be found at https://www.classic-recreations.comAlso, thanks go Magnaflow for providing the stage for ShoutEngine podcasts at SEMA 2017.  
December 07, 2017
Heidts Suspension - SEMA 2017
Our SEMA journey continues, this time with the good folks at Heidts Suspension. This is a brand that's been around for sometime now, and they know all about chassis improvement.Hit that play button and come along as we talk about all things suspension... and then some.
November 30, 2017
Dan McNiff of Dinan - SEMA 2017
Dan McNiff has turned into one of my favorite podcast guests over the last few years; Dan is a technical project manager and oversees warrantying all the beautiful upgrades for BMWs (and Minis) at Dinan. Reprising his SEMA role from last year Dan stops by to share details on their new product offerings but as per usual we deviate from the roadmap shortly thereafter.  We get the inside story on Dinan's forays into the VW/Audi world only to be interrupted by their parent company purchasing APR tuning. Beyond business dealings though we discuss some of the common maladies of modern BMWs and the limitations they reach building warranteed upgrades that can be overcome by their more ambitious clientele.Check out Dinan's product offerings at Once again thanks to Magnaflow for hosting ShoutEngine podcast on their stage at SEMA 2017
November 22, 2017
Garret Turbochargers - SEMA 2017
In this episode from our SEMA series Jeff and I have a chat w/ engineers from Garret by Honeywell (aka the turbo people).  We get a crash course on development of product, considerations in designs for OEM vs. aftermarket applications and we discuss our guests personal project cars.You can check out Garrett's produc offerings at again thanks to Mangaflow for setting us up with a stage at SEMA 2017.
November 17, 2017
Renegade Hybrids - SEMA 2017
This episode I'm joined by Renegade Hybrids of Las Vegas; purveyors of the famous LS engine swap kits for the Porsche 911. You've likely seen or read about their work over the last year as they made a big splash at SEMA 2016 offering up test drives to a number of automotive journalists. We start off with the history of Renegade and quickly dive into the positives and negatives of swapping a big V8 into a spot where a flat six formerly resided and even go so far as to explore the depths of wiring harnesses in these ambitious swaps.Check out Rengades website at and once again thanks to Magnaflow for providing a stage for ShoutEngine podcasts at SEMA 2017. 
November 15, 2017
Will Baty of Centerforce clutches - SEMA 2017
The first in our series of SEMA 2017 podcasts Will Baty of Centerforce clutches stops by to talk about .... clutches.  That said we talk about what to expect visiting SEMA and the realities of tradeshows at large before we dive head first into "Clutchlandia".  Clutchlandia is a magical place where friction is high slipping is punishable by death and Evo engines magically survive past 400HP.  Ridiculous ficticious nations aside we cover the developments of clutch technology over the last twenty years, how flywheel weights affect your driving and some of the intricacies of dual-clutch transmissions. Thanks to Magnaflow for graciously hosting the Hooniverse and ShoutEngine podcasts at SEMA 2017.
November 08, 2017
'Bout Dat Zinfandel Life
Just me and a delicious bottle of beer, sitting around spinnin' yarns...Today I talk about running the Pismo Beach dunes in a Polaris RZR, letting someone else drive our Mazda CX-5 so we can taste wine, and then I dive into the upcoming guests for the SEMA episodes we're going to record next week.After that it's question time, and as always you all have some good ones.
October 25, 2017
Go Team Discovery!
JonathOn Klein and Colin Woodard join us in the Hooniverse podcast studio today. You all know Klein, and Mr. Woodard joins us as a guest from Motor Trend. We talk about some of the interesting machines they've driven lately. This includes a Dirt Sprint car that apparently wants to behave more like a rally car than a dirty drift machine.After that it's time for questions, and we ponder far too long about the fate of the upcoming C8 Corvette.
October 18, 2017
Trippin' in the Benz
Here's a solo episode from the road. I just took my 1974 Mercedes-Benz 280 for a drive from Orange County out to Palm Springs to sample the new Land Rover Velar. It's the longest trip I've done in the Benz to date, and the old Merc handled it like a champ. So I chat about that and some plans for the car, but also talk about the Volvo V90 CC I just spent a week driving. After that it's time for your questions.
October 11, 2017
Tripin' in the Benz
Here's a solo episode from the road. I just took my 1974 Mercedes-Benz 280 for a drive from Orange County out to Palm Springs to sample the new Land Rover Velar. It's the longest trip I've done in the Benz to date, and the old Merc handled it like a champ.So I chat about that and some plans for the car, but also talk about the Volvo V90 CC I just spent a week driving. After that it's time for your questions.
October 11, 2017
Solo on the mic
Solo once again, and I'm here to answer your questions. Before that, I have a brief bit of info on what I'm driving now and later in the week. Also, I just put out a new Shift Happens video focusing on restoring the paint on my '74 Benz. Then it's question time and like always, you all deliver wonderfully.
October 04, 2017
Dinner's Cooking
I'm solo on this one but I've still got a few things to talk about. Namely, the recent bit of seat time I had with the Superformance Grand Sport Corvette, the return of my 1974 Mercedes-Benz 280 Sedan, and a few other odds and ends. After that I dive straight into your questions because it gets silly trying to babble away when I'm by myself. Plus you've all got some great questions, and I am in a hurry to answer them.
September 27, 2017
Return of the Zack
Zack Klapman is back in the podcast studio, and he joins us in a discussion on some fresh news items. We chat about the McLaren body armor built for a billionaire, Toyota's new GR sub-brand, and that rad Ford Lightning Tribute truck sold in Georgia.After that it's time for your questions, and there's a lot of them so we never get to chatting about our own drives and recent vehicular experiences.
September 20, 2017
Podcast Project One Concept Hyper Mega Tude
Chris and I dive into a bit of the news making its way 'round the old Internet this week. That includes the reveal of the Mercedes-AMG Project One, Bugatti making serious speed with a Chiron, Porsche releasing a 911 R-esque machine for the plebians, and a bit more. After that it's time to dive into your questions before talking a bit about our own cars and what we're driving.And yes... the #HoonTruck has been sold.
September 13, 2017
Joel Strickland arrives with Aussie Beer (and car stories)
Friend of Hooniverse Joel Strickland is an Australian photographer. He's contributed to our site, and also produces great imagery work for a whole lot of automakers and motorsports teams in his native land. Joel happened to be stateside for a few days, so we invited him on to the podcast.We're going to learn about some Aussie beer before diving into the world of the automobile.
September 06, 2017
RECOVERED! Waylens - SEMA 2016
Another in our recovered SEMA podcast series this time Zack and I sit down with the CEO of Waylens.  You know the cool Apollo moon-lander automotive cameras! The conversation is not at all what I was anticipating and we had a great chat about the origins of the company and what it takes to produce a camera specifically for the auto enthusiast market.
August 30, 2017
RECOVERED! Nitto Tire - SEMA 2016
From the depths of data restoration comes a revived SEMA episode with myself and Zack talking with Nitto tire at SEMA 2016.
August 23, 2017
Chris and I are talking about some bits of news this week. Infiniti has made one of the best concept cars ever. FCA might become a Chinese company. Singer is working on a monster of an engine. After that, we dive into your questions.Seriously though, how awesome is that Infiniti concept racer? And that Singer engine? This is a good week for news.s
August 16, 2017
Back to the News!
We kick this one out old school... we're bringing back the news! It's time to return to the slightly more structured format from where we started. That means when we don't have a guest we're to start the episode off by running down some interesting news items from the past week or so.Today we're talking about:Mazda getting ready to bring a production HCCI engine into its lineup.Forza adds 101 more cars to Forza Motorsport 7.Volkswagen says it's going to bring us a Passat GT.The Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk gets a price tag.After that, we dive into your questions and then give some updates about what we're driving and where we're going.
August 09, 2017
Automotive Conduct with Ezekiel Wheeler
Our friend Ezekiel Wheeler comes by the show to talk about his fresh take on the car show. It's a pop-up deal that happens every so often, and there are five featured cars for folks to check out and learn about from their respective owners.We've also got the Audi TT-RS and RS3 to chat about, the Touge California, and then it's on to your questions.
August 02, 2017
HoonTruck is back in action
The HoonTruck comes home after a brief stint in the shop. It's running better, has fresh front glass, and the exhaust outlets are now evenly lined up. Meanwhile, the Benz is about to go under the knife for some suspension fixes.Right now, I'm driving the Chevy Colorado ZR2 so I've got a few things to say about that. Coming up later in the week is the Jaguar F-Type R convertible and then it's off to the East Coast to drive the Audi RS3 and TT-RS at Lime Rock Park.Finally, we dive into your questions.
July 19, 2017
A Fusion of Sound
We're in a new location for this episode; producer Chris Hayes has a new apartment and we're going to explore the space. Topics today include the new Ford Fusion Sport, some updates to the HoonTruck and the Benz, and a little bit of chatter about an upcoming drive of the new Subaru Crosstrek taking place in South Dakota.After that, it's time for your questions
July 12, 2017
In my car hole
Running solo during this holiday week to try and get an episode up and out. I am sitting in my garage in the new Acura MDX hybrid and talking to my laptop, which is on my lap.Topics include my truck, my Benz, some upcoming rides, and a few upcoming trips. It's a short episode so I apologize for that but I wanted to make sure we got some content out for you.And I hit the reader questions from last week.
July 05, 2017
Dan Greenawalt and Forza 7
Dan Greenawalt, the Creative Director for Turn 10 Studios, swings by the podcast studio to talk about Forza 7. We dive into a bit of his current car love (A Mustang GT350), and press him for some details on the game before taking your questions. 
June 21, 2017
A Manuel Transmission
We're all in the studio and joined by guest Manuel Carrillo III. He's an automotive content machine doling out great pieces (both written and video-based) for a plethora of Internet Brands outlets. He's also a friend of Hooniverse. We brought Manuel in because we wanted to hear about his latest endeavor; restoring his father's old 1977 Porsche 911. This is a car that has been sitting for some time, but it's also the very car that brought a baby MC3 home from the hospital. He's invested in the outcome, and we want to learn more about it all.
June 13, 2017
Sleepy in Seattle
I'm up in Seattle for the launch of the new Audi A4/S5 Sportback. It's a fine machine, but I just wish it was an Avant. Regardless, there are other things to talk about including the Indy 500. So onward to the questions which help me cover all the various topics we need to talk about.
June 07, 2017
Before your Civic duty
I'm sitting in a hotel room in Marina Del Rey and tomorrow I'm going to drive the new Honda Civic Si. Before that happens, let's talk about some other cars. Recently I went to Canada to test Audi's new SQ5 and it was really good. I'm trying to decide what to do with the 1974 Benz W114 I bought, and I'm thinking of putting some new wheels on there. Finally, I'm getting ready to go and watch the Indy 500 this weekend and that should be quite awesome.
May 24, 2017
Meeting of the Triumvirate
Chris, Zack, and I are all in the studio for the first time in what feels like a long time... even though it's only been a few weeks. We talk about Zack getting to check out Jay Leno's Garage and his trip to Icon for a Casino Charity evening. I talk about my recent fuel line fix on the 1974 Mercedes-Benz 280 sedan that I purchased. After that, we take your questions, and we're keeping the accents alive as well.
May 17, 2017
Questionable Accents
Zack joins me in the studio and we run through some fresh updates on our vehicles. Additionally, I just got back from driving a minivan in Hawaii yet I still found a way to make the tires spin. We get to your questions and we've decided that we'll answer the Patreon questions by way of the accent cards Zack keeps in the studio... so that's fun.
May 10, 2017
Original Formulation
From the arid plains of Texas we are joined by a mythical figure, few dare utter his name and fewer still believed the legend that he would one day return to reclaim his rightful throne to rule with an iron fist adorned in vintage style clothing with a belly full of beer and a complete disregard for microphone etiquette. That's right, it's the return of Mr. Rong.
May 04, 2017
We've been doing this how long now?!
This is Episode 200. It's a bit crazy to think we've been gathering to talk into microphones, laptops, handheld recorders, and other bits of tech for a number of years now. To celebrate Episode 200, we decided to record this one in person. A handful of folks gathered at Four Sons Brewery in Huntington Beach, CA and we chatting about our favorite subject.Guests on this episode include Matt Farah from The Smoking Tire and Bradley Brownell from Hooniverse, Flat Six Society on The Drive, and a pair of podcasts on this network (Cammed & Tubbed and The DFL Show).Listen in as we talk through another episode. This time with people staring back at us and drinking beer.
April 26, 2017
Cheap Car build-off with Tavarish & B is for Build
Chris from B is for Build and Freddy Tavarish Hernandez stop by to talk about cheap cars, YouTube, and anything else we can think of... which is usually inane and random, when you leave it up to us.Chris is entering the challenge with his Mad Maxian Infiniti G35 that he picked up cheap from CoPart. Tavarish has gone with a 4.6-liter Ford Mustang convertible. It's a V8 manual trans car, so it should be a blast even if it looks like a California rental car from the late 90's.
April 19, 2017
A Hit Show? w/ Corbin Goodwin and Michael Elterman
Corbin Goodwin and Michael Elterman are the hosts of a new show called Corbin'S Hit Show. You should watch it because it's hilarious. We invited the pair onto the podcast to chat about the show, and some other topics that pop up including the Corbin's RX-7 and Rolls-Royce Drift Car, and Michael's LS-swapped Fox Body Mustang.
April 12, 2017
Alone after 200
Here's a solo episode recorded a few days after 200 was recorded. Since 200 doesn't come out for a few more weeks, I wanted to make sure I get an episode out this week so we're not waiting longer to run Ep200.Here I talk about some potential project cars I'm looking at acquiring, some possible plans for the HoonTruck, and a recent drive in the new Audi S4 and S5.
April 05, 2017
A Rumblin' In My Tummy
Chris and I are in the studio and we're chatting about some of the vehicles I've driven lately. This includes; the Dinan BMW M2 S2, the Audi S3, and... the Chrysler Pacifica for some reason. I'll be heading out later today to sample the latest Audi S4 and S5, which I'll talk about on a future episode. We also have a new sponsor, so thanks goes out to's some mention of an upcoming milestone and a bit more talk about all the stuff we're doing with Valvoline for
March 29, 2017
Sitting Solo
I am solo at home this evening for episode 195. I still have a few things to chat about, including our Team Valvoline stuff, my truck, the potential new project car I'm going to look at, and the cars I'm driving. That means we have to chat about the Audi S3 and the Dinan BMW M2 S2. Also, I have your excellent questions to answer.
March 22, 2017
Time for Stories about Cars with Kyle and James
Kyle and James are the hosts of the Petersen Museum's Car Stories Podcast. They have been running the show there since September and have managed to interview a ton of great folks associated with this industry. Now it's our turn to talk to them... and by that, I mean it's my turn to talk about my truck mostly.
March 15, 2017
Dan Sandberg of Brembo - SEMA 2016
Another in our long series of SEMA podcasts; Zack and I sat down and had a great talk with Dan Sandberg the President/CEO of Brembo North America. Having spent a number of years in radio Dan makes one hell of a guest sharing his insights in manufacturing, growing a brand, product development and just doing good focused business.  
March 08, 2017
Mobile Podcast: Hustling along with Andrew Collins in an Aston Martin DB11
Andrew Collins is the freshly minted Reviews Editor of He and I happened to be attending the same wave for the US launch of the new Aston Martin DB11. I took the opportunity to fire up the podcast-o-motron and record a new episode. This takes place while we're driving the DB11 through the curvy roads of Anza Borrego. You'll hear the car, Andrew's adventures in the off-road world, and some speeding done at strictly legal levels.
March 01, 2017
Friends of the show Jonathon Klein and Jason Connor join Chris and myself in the studio. We talk about the recent DWA Coastal Range Rally, which Connor attended with his Ford Focus ST. Klein tells us about driving the Scarbo F1 replica car, which sounds amazing.Additionally, there's some news on the upcoming recording of Episode 200! It will take place on April 3rd at Four Sons Brewery in Huntington Beach. We should get started around 7pm.After that bit of news, we rush through your questions because we all wanted to go to K1 after and hit up the karting track
February 15, 2017
Ring Brothers - SEMA 2016
Perennial favorites and awe-inspring builders Jim and Mike Ring stop by to share their experience building Wes Rydell's 1948 Cadillac Coupe ATS-V hybrid. As usual the guys have done some outstanding work but few people appreciate just how big of an undertaking the 48 was.  The car is FAR from a simple engine swap and in total it's truly a complete re-engineering of an ATS-V that happens to look like a 48 Caddy.
February 09, 2017
Musto, Kosilla & Devereux, not a law firm - SEMA 2016
On this episode Zack Klapman (@ZackKlapman) and I (@HayesData) are joined by the men behind the House of Muscle Mike Musto (@MDMusto) and Pat Devereux, last but not least our good friend Larry Kosilla (@AMMO_NYC) of Ammo Autocare joins the mix as well. We cover the trends of things we're seeing at SEMA, RWB Porsches, generally tacky crap and we fill in the blanks with an occassional jab at each other.
February 01, 2017
#FLOOF with guest Matt Farah
We did his, now he does ours...our podcast that is, and we're referring to guest Matt Farah of The Smoking Tire. He's been a busy man the last year or so, with his steady stream of One Take videos on his own channel or the great shows he's hosting for NBC Sports as part of The Drive.Matt sits down to talk with us about all of that, and then some. Also we get in some questions as well. If you want to hear what's essentially the first half of this podcast, you should also tune in to our host Jeff Glucker sitting in as a guest on Matt's TST Podcast.
January 25, 2017
BBI Autosport - SEMA 2016
Long time friends of the show BBI autosport grace us with their presence in the Magnaflow booth at SEMA 2016 once again.  Zack and I sit down to talk everything Porsche with BBI including, 991.1 vs 991.2, the future of the GT3, the slow migration of 911 engines forward, carbs vs efi and the legendary build quality of antique german steel.
January 12, 2017
Transverse layout...
Chris, Zack, and Jeff are all together in the studio for the first podcast of the new year. The three talk about the new Audi Allroad, dumb valets and the HoonTruck, Zack's BMW M3, Chris' fleet, and what's in store for the rest of the year. After that it's question and answer time.
January 04, 2017
skee ball w/ Carlos Lago - SEMA 2016
In a much needed break from being (somewhat) straight-laced at SEMA Carlos Lago (@carloslago) drops by joining Zack Klapman (@ZackKlapman), Jon Klein (@jonathon_klein) and myself (@hayesdata).  We play the segue game througout the episode, Carlos does his best to upset Zack and we also get some actual car talk in there as well.  
December 22, 2016
Dan McNiff from Dinan - SEMA 2016
Another in our series of interviews from SEMA 2016 we're joined by Dan McNiff from a little tuning outfit called Dinan. This episode is a little crowded with Zack Klapman, Jason Connor and Jon Klein joining me in grilling Dan about what Dinan has been up to for the last year, his views on the new M2, some slips in BMWs lineup vs. their competition and of course the general insanity that surrounds us at SEMA.
December 21, 2016
Time to Safari it?
Jeff and Zack jump into the studio to talk about the new Subaru Impreza before chatting about their own vehicles. Is it time Jeff considers a new engine for the Wombat and should he replace the HoonTruck? Zack has some CEL adventures he's currently enjoying on his BMW E46 M3. Hit play and listen in and see if we answer your question along the way.
December 14, 2016
Classic Recreations - SEMA 2016
This week friend of the show and amazing builder Jason Engel of Classic Recreations joins us at SEMA 2016. Jason Connor joins for cohosting duties this episode as Mr. Engel has had a hand in helping Jason wrap up his own "Eleanorish" project with a coyote engine. As to be expected of Classic Recreations they've arrived at SEMA with some absolutely gorgeous mustangs including a GT500 and GT350. In addition to Jason sharing his newest projects with us we talk SEMA overall, fabrication the realities of personal projects and Jason drops some knowledge on the Coyote and Voodoo architectures they've acquired over the last few years.
December 07, 2016
What's your DRIVETRIBE?!
The boys are all in the studio and there's a fair amount to talk about... mostly because of all the great questions.We cover Zack's BMW M3, Jeff heading to Mexico to sample the 2018 Audi Q5, and also how Jeff got his hands on Lamborghini Huracan RWD Spyder before pretty much anyone else. After that it's question time!
December 01, 2016
Pete Brock - SEMA 2016
This episode I'm joined live from the SEMA show floor by Pete Brock.  Mr. Brock has had one hell of a storied career bringing us The Daytona Coupe, the Sting Ray and a litany of amazing cars from his BRE mark.  Pete drops a couple of serious bombs in the world of Mustang history on this episode along with his usual array of insights and stories of days past.  These days Pete is producing some very nicely appointed full aluminum racing trailers with his company Aerovault that I'd highly reccomend checking out if you're in the market.
November 23, 2016
Jon Knoles of Turn 10 (Forza Motorsport & Forza Horizon) - SEMA 2016
Another in our series of SEMA 2016 podcasts we're joined by Jon Knoles (@JonK1969) who is design director at Turn 10 games; the company behind the Forza Motorsport series at Microsoft. We cover a myriad of topics however chiefest among them is this is Jon's first SEMA and of course we dicuss the newly released Forza Horizon 3. Hooniverse at SEMA 2016 is proudly sponsored by Forza Horizon 3 for the Xbox One and Windows PCsMagnaflow Peformance ExhaustFanatec Racing Wheels
November 17, 2016
Oh Canada, you bring delicious beer
Jeff and Zack are joined in the studio by guests Brendan McAleer and Ryan West. One is a tremendous writer from Canada who has been on the show before and the other is a first time guest that brings the heat by one-upping nearly all the beer bringers. Nearly.... Brendan and Jonny still win all.The topic ranges from Brendan's ability to cover amazing cars new and old to Ryan's world with the Right Foot Down website and Untitled Car Show podcast.Also... Jeff is thinking of selling the #HoonTruck!
November 16, 2016
Cameron Evans of Red Line Oil - SEMA 2016
Live from the SEMA show floor we're joined by an old friend of the show Mr. Cameron Evans President of Red Line Oil. Hooniverse at SEMA 2016 is proudly sponsored by Forza Horizon 3 for the Xbox One and Windows PCsMagnaflow Peformance ExhaustFanatec Racing Wheels
November 10, 2016
Bonus Episode - Another Round of YouTube Enlightenment
This is a bonus episode posted this week as a make up for the failed episode from two weeks ago... We dive back into YouTube, because we enjoy TORTURE!
October 28, 2016
Coconut Oil
This week the gang talks about the new Mercedes-Benz X-Class truck and a potential Hyundai mid-engined hot hatch. From there the discussion moves to the Volkswagen Golf Alltrack and then over to the McLaren 570S.After that it's question time, with questions coming from Patreon, Twitter, and Facebook. Additionally, Chris squeezes in a review of the Waylens he's been playing with for the last few weeks.
October 26, 2016
Make-Up Episode Part I
This is part I of II make-up episodes we're putting out after the last recording went down the shitter. For this episode, Jeff is running solo and he re-answers the Patreon and Facebook questions that got dumped from the last recording.
October 19, 2016
This week Jon and Zack join me to welcome Doug Herbert and Scott McKee of B.R.A.K.E.S. ( into the studio.  Brakes is a non-profit that teaches teenagers the driving skills sorely missing from drivers ed and most parental lessons. Doug shares his storied history as highly celebrated top-fuel drag racer and how he turned tragedy into an organization that has educated thousands of teenagers and likely saved a number of lives along the way.
October 07, 2016
Not So Glamp
Jeff and Zack are in the studio, and they're joined by guest Jonathon Klein from Automobile. We talk about the Land Rover Range Rover SVR, the Airstream camping adventure, and the fact that ZACK SOLD THE CROWN VIC! He's got his new ride parked outside the studio, and it's a good one.Saddle up for episode 172
October 05, 2016
Jeff and Zack are in studio for a fresh tasty serving of delicious podcast. There's a bit of news first, with topics ranging from the Mazda MX-5 RF Launch Edition to the pricing strategy for the Nissan GT-R Nismo. After that it's talk of some of what Jeff has been driving, and even a bit of HoonTruck fixed-up news. Finally, as we do now, we dive into all of your questions.
September 28, 2016
Lots of questions
I'm joined in studio by Chris and Zack for this latest episode, and we dive into what's been going on over the last week. No news, but rather talk of driving the F-Type SVR at the Coronado Speed Festival, spending time with the F-Pace, and taking in the Audi R8 that's arrived for this week.Additionally, we go over all the Facebook questions we missed in Episode 169 and tackle all the fresh questions for this episode.
September 21, 2016
Zack returns from Burning Man. Chris is not toiling away with all of his work. Jeff didn't have to record at home alone. This is a full-on in-studio recording and we've got plenty to talk about.Volkswagen is killing the two-door GTI. Ford has massive numbers for the Raptor engine. Bridgestone and Pirelli are making tires for a nearly 25 year old British Supercar. Finally, Gymkhana Nine is here.There's more than that, but isn't there always?
September 14, 2016
Planning 32 episodes ahead...
This week Jeff is solo on the podcast, but he's got plenty to talk about. Up first is that spectacular Ford Focus RS Drift Mode crash. After that there's some discussion of the upcoming Challenger AWD and Hellcat Widebody rumors. Last week Jeff drove the Infiniti Q50S Red Sport and this week he's in the Nissan Titan 5.6L V8. There's mention of autocrossing a fast Jag, filming an old Porsche, and closing in on 200 episodes.
September 07, 2016
We're all back in the studio for episode 167. Chris Hayes is the producer corner, and Jeff hosting. Our guests this week include Hooniverse Associate Editor Jason Connor and the man behind Motor Affair Patrick Stevenson.Jason has a whole lot to tell us about his Monterey Car Week experience. We dive into the car art world of Motor Affair. There's chatter of project cars, including Patrick's BBI-prepped Porsche that's in the works. Then we take some questions.
August 31, 2016
The Outlander is better than dying...
Jeff is on his own this week because Zack and Chris are both off and working. He just got back from a quick personal trip back east, where he wound up driving the Mitsubishi Outlander... and he almost drowned, but not in the Mitsubishi. After getting back to the west coast, Jeff hops into the Cadillac CT6 where he's mostly underwhelmed.It's a solo-shot, red wine glass, relaxing sort of evening. Sit back, grab a drink, and tune on in.
August 24, 2016
YouTube Comments - Part 3
The time has come... to once again dive into the seedy side of the commenting world that is YouTube. It's time for YOUTUBE COMMENTS PART 3! Prepare your ear holes for the hot takes and furious anger.
August 17, 2016
East Coast Road Trippin'
It's time for another solo episode. Jeff just got back from a family road trip on the east coast. Using an Audi Q7, he and his family trekked from Virginia all the way up into New England. He talks about the trip itself, the car, and seeing his favorite band at his favorite ballpark, near his birthday.After that there's chatter about the Honda Ridgeline, using track data to improve your times, and the Motor Trend show Engine Masters, plus a bit more.Hit play and enjoy![If you'd like to help support this show, check out our Patreon page at]
August 10, 2016
Everybody Klap your hands Man
Jeff is on vacation.Zack is in charge this time, and he's in the studio with guest TJ Fry. Go to to learn more about TJ, The skinny is that he knows how to handle a car, which is why you'll find him sitting in the driver's seat for film/video projects, or in the passenger seat instructing at the Dirftish rally school.
August 02, 2016
That's a lot of Guinness...
Jeff and Zack are in the studio this week, and it's time to talk cars. Jeff is fresh off his trip to Atlanta to drive the new Grand Sport Corvette, and Zack is back from filming stuff for The Drive that he can't talk about just yet. Also, Jeff has been keeping track of every vehicle that his daughter Sloane has ridden in over the course of her first year of life. The entire list gets a run through, on this episode of the Hooniverse Podcast.
July 27, 2016
Flyin' Solo
Host Jeff Glucker is all alone on this one, but he manages to eek out nearly 40 minutes of chatter. Not bad for a guy alone in a room talking to himself!Topics this week include:First Drive of the Infiniti QX30Upcoming drive of the Grand Sport CorvetteUpgrades to the HoonTruckThe launch of our Patreon page ( bit of The News, some upcoming cars, and moreEnjoy!
July 20, 2016
Poke me man... go!
Jeff is back in the podcast studio and he's joined this week by great friend of the show Zack Klapman. The two talk about Zach's adventure in Germany and his ongoing search for a car. Zack has narrowed it down to hunting for the right E36 M3. Meanwhile, Jeff has some HoonTruck updates and he also recently took a quick spin in a Superformance GT40 MkII.Also, it's finally live! Here's your chance to help the Hooniverse Podcast by contributing to our Patreon:
July 13, 2016
Goodwood Recap
Jeff is back from Goodwood. No, this isn't the Scotland Part Deux episode that some of you were hoping to find. Instead, this is a more sober look back at what just might be the greatest automotive event on the planet.Besides Goodwood, Jeff talks about some HoonTruck stuff and a few upcoming trips. One of those will see him driving the new Grand Sport Corvette, so stay tuned for a report on that one.
July 06, 2016
42 Chargers! w/ Ken Anderson and Carlos Lago
Once again Los Angeles traffic has split Jeff and I from our hosting duties, however all is not lost. Ken Anderson head of Mountune here in the states and Carlos Lago join me for an extended chat.  Ken shares pretty much everything he can about the development work they're doing on the Focus RS; making it even more impressive.  Carlos joins in shortly after we start and the turbo Ford talk turns into an appreciation for all things small 4 cylinder and turbo.  In addition we spend a little time on the hypercars of 2015 we all adore but few will touch.
June 29, 2016
Race Recap 4
Duncan and Jeff are in the podcast studio to cover all things motorspots. The pair have missed a few weekends of racing, as life gets in the way, but they couldn't miss chatting about this past weekend. It was, after all, the 24 Hours of Le Mans!There's also talk of the past Indy 500, a slew of F1 races including Monaco and Baku, and the upcoming Indy Car calendar which sees the circus traveling to Road America.
June 22, 2016
On the Road: Talking about a little place called...
Jeff is on the road, which means you get a shorty podcast today... but surprisingly not a drunk one. He's in Aspen where he just got done testing the new Jaguar XE and F-Pace. He's on his way to Phoenix to see how an automaker does its hot-weather testing, and then the following week he's checking a bucket list item off his travel list. It's time for the Goodwood Festival of Speed!Also this week, there's talk of the Audi S8 Plus and the HoonTruck.
June 15, 2016
SEMA 2015 Finale w/ Mike Musto and Larry Kosilla
This week's episode wraps up our SEMA 2016 series of podcasts.  This time Jason Connor and I are joined by good friends Mike Musto (/Drive, Big Muscle, Road & Track) and Larry Kosilla (AMMO Autocare, /Drive Clean, Drive+Protect). This was my final episode from the showfloor and we went out with a bang alongside my voice.
June 01, 2016
YouTube Comments - Part II
Grab a beer. Sit back. Enjoy yourself... as we once again dive headfirst into the world that is the YouTube comment section. It's time to walk through the minds of folks who should probably step back from their computers and take a breather.
May 25, 2016
LS & LT Performance with Texas Speed and Performance from SEMA 2015
In our penultimate SEMA 2015 episode Jason Conner (@TerminatorConn) and I sit down with Texas Speed and Performance.  In easily one of my favorite episodes from SEMA we cover Taxas Speed's mail order tuning business, the evolution of their small block business, the Gen 6 Camaro, the Texas Mile, the realities of internet racing versus reality and what it takes to manufacture their own cylinder heads and camshafts.
May 13, 2016
Random Chatter
Jeff and Chris are in the studio to talk random automotive BS. The topics include the new Camaro, a Fox Body Mustang with an LS V8, Lexus GS F, and some more YouTube comments.
May 12, 2016
Race Recap 3
Duncan Ende and Jeff sit down to recap the goings on in some of their favorite racing series. There was plenty of action in Formula One recently. IMSA was active and IndyCar was running at Barber the week prior. Duncan leads the way this week and we meander through motorsports madness in this Race Recap.
May 04, 2016
See Section
Jeff and Chris are joined in the studio by The Smoking Tire's own Zack Klapman. We talk about the new Clarion Builds Acura NSX, driving the latest Camaro SS, and that Zack and Jeff are going back to Drift School.Also, Jeff and his family bought a new car. Tune in, listen up, and find out what that is on this episode of the Hooniverse Podcast
April 27, 2016
Race Recap 2
Duncan and Jeff are back for the second episode of the Race Recap. There was lots to cover as the prior weekend saw plenty of racing action. Formula 1 was in China and Rosberg continues to kick ass. Long Beach played host to IMSA, IndyCar, and the Pirelli World Challenge. Each race had its highlights and its lowlights, and the hosts dive into all of it on this fresh Race Recap
April 20, 2016
Drifting through the conversation
Aaron Gold returns on the show and we're also joined by Zack Klapman and Harrison Berdan. Talk in the news revolves around the Hennessey Venom GT Spyder, Audi RS3, and then turns to the recent Formula Drift event in Long Beach.That turns into Zack and Jeff talking about their Drift 101 experience, and how they're going back for more.
April 13, 2016
Ladyballs w/guests Aaron Gold & Miles Branman
Jeff and Chris are joined in the studio by guests Aaron Gold ( and Miles Branman (Digital Trends). The topics include some new car news:Tesla Model 3Mazda patents a rotary enginePorsche makes a ...chair.BMW offering an incredible two-day driving school.After that, we get into how our guests got into the world of automotive journalism. Aaron got his start as an intern in the UK and Miles fell in with the Fast Lane Daily team. After that we meander through listener questions before a few updates on the truck and other things we've driven.
April 06, 2016
Simpsons Did It! w/guests Andrew Collins and Freddy "Tavarish" Hernandez
Friends from Jalopnik Andrew Collins and Freddy "Tavarish" Hernandez join us in the podcast studio. The pair are fresh off a trip to Moab for the Easter Jeep Safari, and they've also got plenty to talk about besides freezing their asses off in Utah. We learn a bit about covering the Dakar rally, and dive into the insane driveway of Tavarish. There's a dash of news in the beginning before we descend into the madness.
March 30, 2016
We're back in the studio and it's time to dive into some new car news. The NY Auto Show is here, and there are a number of new rides to chat about. We chat about the Golf AllTrack, Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk, Jaguar F-Type SVR, and the fact that Koenigsegg will have a presence for the first time at a US Auto Show.From there we move to a talk on the new Chevy Camaro ZL1 before diving into our own vehicles. Guest Joe Carioti has a heck of a fleet himself, and recently added a 2008 Saab 9-3 into the mix.Finally, we take your social media questions before diverging on some final thoughts.
March 23, 2016
Race Recap 1
Welcome to the first Race Recap episode of the Hooniverse Podcast. Jeff is joined by racing driver Duncan Ende, and the two chat about what's going on in the world of motorsports over the prior weekend. The focus is mostly Pirelli World Challenge racing, as that's where Duncan spends his time right now. There are other bits of racing discussed, however, and there's a bit of chatter about regular road car things as well.So jump on in to the first Race Recap episode!
March 16, 2016
A Tube of You
Jeff is hosting solo today. He decides to spend his time heathily... by descending into the abyss of YouTube comments. Be warned all who enter here... there is no safety ahead.
March 09, 2016
SEMA w/ John Hotchkis
Once again live from SEMA, this time Jason, Jon and I sit down and chat with the legendary Johh Hotchkis of Hotchkis Suspension fame.  
March 03, 2016
That's The Waze It Goes
We're back in the studio! Jeff and Chris finally cleared their hectic schedules to sit down and stare at each other for an hour. Thankfully, guest Zack Klapman is there to break up the awkwardness and regale us with tales of his car buying adventure.
February 25, 2016
Turning LeMons Into Hard Lemonade
So Jeff just got back from the 24 Hours of LeMons, and it's safe to say it didn't go as he'd hoped. The car was running far stronger than it had in its first race, according to his teammates. That's great news!Unfortunately that pretty little car truck wouldn't stay pretty for long...
February 17, 2016
Running Solo
Rejoice all ye faithful, we're back with a semi-normal episode. Apologies for the SEMA glut, but Jeff and Chris have been slammed as of late. Rather than keep that train rolling, Jeff sat down to record a solo episode. No... this won't be like Scotland.Instead, Jeff talks about driving the:Acura RLX HybridAudi S4Subaru WRX STI Series HyperBlueMcLaren 675LTAdditionally, the HoonTruck is back and running better than ever... and Jeff still managed to break something. Also, there's chatter regarding the EPA vs SEMA debacle, talk of an upcoming LeMons race, and a few answers to some social media questions.
February 10, 2016
Dinan at SEMA 2015
Jon Klein and I sit down with Dinan from the Magnaflow booth at SEMA 2015.  We talk about the new products coming to market, their push into the Middle East and Asia, favorite projects from years past and what to look for when picking up a second hand BMW.
February 04, 2016
Weistec at SEMA 2015
In another episode of our SEMA 2015 series we sit down with Justin Atneyel from Weistec. Justin very graciously shared his extensive knowledge on the new Mercedes 4.0 liter turbo V8s, their impressive new transmissions and how Weistec takes the already fast AMG GT and makes it absolutely ludicrous. 
January 27, 2016
Surprise Truckin'
Jeff and Chris are yappin' in the studio, and they're joined by Hooniverse Associate Editor Jason Connor and Friend of Hooniverse Rick Radcliffe. Jason is there because he returned the Million