SEMA 2017: New Classic Defenders and Land Cruisers

Retro-modding or throwback designs are all the rage now. Take an older, classic, vehicle and upgrade everything to modern standards and you get something really cool. It’s been done with American muscle cars, Porsches, and now classic 4x4s are becoming more and more popular. Two of the makers of these …

Hooniverse Asks: What Do You Want To See at SEMA?

SEMA, the Specialty Equipment Market Association, Show is happening this week in Las Vegas. Jeff and the podcast gang will be there, bringing you a ton of near-future podcast stuff. The rest of us will unfortunately be glued to our computers and other portable electronic devices to get the news. …

Aftermarket Audio: From Replacement to Integration

Back in the good old days, the 1980s and 90s, car audio, like everything else, was simple. Most vehicles had a DIN-, or double-DIN-sized headunit. The headunit would have an AM/FM radio and a cassette or a compact disc player – the truly luxury cars would have both. A small …

Infographic: Top Selling Cars in Every Country

Click the above image to see it in its full resolution. It shows the best selling new vehicles in 146 countries. There are not many surprises there: North America loves their F-150s, Europe is mostly driven by various Volkswagen Group vehicles, and Toyota owns Oceania, southern Asia, Middle-East, parts of …

Video: Driving a Tiller Cab Fire Truck

It is totally counter-intuitive and completely opposite to typical driving. You turn left to go right and turn right to go left. I am pretty sure I’d mess it up after a few turns but yet there are firefighters who do it in stressful conditions and get it perfect. If …

Quick Spin: 2017 Kia Soul EV+

There is a dirty little problem with electric vehicles that is going unaddressed. The ability to charge EVs for primary target buyers is very limited. Specifically, people living in urban areas with short commutes. I live in a downtown Boston condominium and I park my car in a common garage. …

Video: /DRIVE on NBC Sports, Season 4 starts tonight

It’s unimaginatively called /DRIVE on NBC Sports, and starts its fourth season tonight. The show is hosted by three guys you may have heard of before – Chris Harris, Matt Farah, and Mike Spinelli. Alex Roy makes an appearance on the show, too. And guess what, it’s a show about …