If you’ve been on this blog lately, you might have noticed that I can’t shut up about my little red roadster. Well today it’s Mazda’s turn. In commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the MX5 Miata’s unveiling back in 1989, Mazda took a moment to present a touching salute to the greatest selling sports car of all time.
While much of the country is obsessed with handegg in the Super Bowl this weekend, I’m urging you to get out of the house, away from the boob tube and get in touch with your throttle pedal. This sunday will be one of the best days to drive this year in the United States, period. Why? Well, the handegg obsessed will be busy worrying about who makes the most touchdowns, who the most valuable player is, things like that, and the roads will be desolate. The perfect conditions for driving. It doesn’t matter if it’s still snowing up where you are, go out (assuming you’ve got adequate tires) and enjoy the roads! Because come monday, we’ll all be back in traffic again, on the way to our jobs, wishing it were that one desolate sunday again.
Cheers and drive safe my friends
I couldn’t resist a good chance at some Turkey puns back in November, so here is a look back at my first year as a Miata owner. It was a little early though, as today is actually one year to the day after I drove Roadster home for the first time, and it overheated, beginning what would become an expensive first year. Things have begun to improve since this post was written, but before we get into that, here is the story of what’s been going on with it for most of this first year. Read more about it on Hooniverse after the jump.
It’s already been on the horizon for some time now. Since the trip to California, I really solidified in my mind that I’d like to move out there and that I’d really like to be doing more writing for a living, writing about and photographing cars. In a few days, I’ll be starting a masters degree in digital journalism. If I’m able to find the financial aid, combined with tuition reimbursement that will pay for probably half, I should be finished with the degree by this time next year. I’ve been considering going back to school for a few years now, the decision about what subject to study just wasn’t there until recently. Here’s to new beginnings, more photography, more writing, more driving, more Hooniverse, and more HoonArt.
At first glance, the new 2014 Jeep Cherokee seems like it won’t likely win any beauty prizes. The new design is as polarizing as it is purposeful. Not in the traditional boxy, no frills sense of purposeful, but as far as efficiency, it is a very slick body shape. I’ll be honest… the first time I saw a photo of it, I did not like it at all. It has since then slowly started to grow on me, and in person, it’s far more appealing. Read more…
Today we’re taking a look at what’s going on in the left coast. More importantly, what’s going on in the Euro car scene in Southern California. Big SoCal Euro Gathering is such a huge gathering of European cars that it makes ripples cross-country. Many people travel from all over to attend this event.
SoCal Euro is a gathering that started with humble beginnings in a small parking lot. It’s a show that was started by the people and still remains “by the people, for the people” to this day. In 2013, SoCal Euro saw it’s biggest showing yet with a gathering of easily more than 3,000 cars. Porsches, Volkswagens, Audis, BMWs, Mercedes, Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Aston Martin, and more… However, the show still remains focused on the grassroots car enthusiast. The enthusiasts come first as they are the ones that support the show. Otherwise the vendors would not even be there. Read more…
On my way to lunch on Tuesday, I spotted a bright turquoise-colored rear fender peeking out from a parking space. Could it be a Morgan 4/4, here on the streets of Florida? I got a little closer and found myself face to face with what looked like a baby Lotus 7 from the front and a Morgan from the back, but what about that windshield? That looked very familiar somehow. The back end said “Arkley SS” with SS lettering that looked like it may have been taken from a late model SS trim Chevrolet. Read more…