HoonArt Attends the Rolex24 at Daytona

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Text and Photography by Bryce Womeldurf

It all started as a quick decision. The Wednesday before the annual 24 hour race in Daytona, I decided to attend the Rolex24. This year’s race would be the racing debut of the new Ford GT supercar, and there was no way I was going to miss the opportunity to capture some photographs of it. Little did I know it would be such an exciting and unusual race.  (more…)

Toyota Ultimately Puts the Final Nail in Scion’s Coffin

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Text and Photography by Bryce Womeldurf

This morning, we’re waking to the news that Toyota has rung the Scion brand’s death knell, as Toyota is reporting in a press release. But don’t be too worried about seeing the few interesting models, such as the FR-S, die on the vine just yet though. They are also reporting that existing Scion models will be phased into the Toyota lineup. Jim Lentz, CEO of Toyota Motor North America and founding vice president of Scion, put a positive spin on the news when he was quoted as saying “This isn’t a step backward for Scion; it’s a leap forward for Toyota. Scion has allowed us to fast track ideas that would have been challenging to test through the Toyota network.”  (more…)

From The Drive-Setting 3 Records on 3 Wheels in 1 Wonderfully Miserable Trip from LA to NY

[This is without a doubt the best thing I have read all week, so I decided to re-share it here. Zach Bowman recounts in immersive and poetic detail how he and Alex Roy drove from Los Angeles to New York in a Morgan 3-Wheeler. In case you’re unfamiliar with the 3-Wheeler, it’s a 3-wheeled kit car with a wooden frame. A 3-wheeled kit car that’s as raw and fun as they come. This is equal parts hilarious, miserable, and awesome. Hat tip to Kamil Kaluski. Enjoy the read. – Bryce Womeldurf]

Zach Bowman in the Morgan 3 WheelerText by Zach Bowman
Re-shared from The Drive

The shapes have arrived. Dark and ragged at the edges of my eyesight, they’re fast and vicious, wolves or horses or hawks or humans flicking at the headlights and rippling through the Oklahoma treetops. I knew they’d be here. Fatigue plays cruel with your eyes and mind; when one goes, the other follows, dragging reality down, too. I try not to react when the shadows splash across the road and vanish, but they kick my heart in. I can feel it hammering under the five layers of synthetics and cotton piled up against the cold and the rain and the forgotten hours of the dark morning. I tell myself they’re just hallucinations, as if going mad is less terrifying than what I see. I stand on the throttle and pray the fuel runs out before I do. (more…)

From Car Magazine-Lamborghini reveals gutsier rear-wheel-drive Huracán

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Text by James Taylor, photograph courtesy of Lamborghini

Regular Huracán not hairy-chested enough for you? Maybe this’ll do the trick: the new Lamborghini Huracan LP 580-2. It’s lost a little weight (and a little power) but, crucially, it’s also lost a pair of driven wheels – this is the hotly anticipated rear-wheel-drive Huracan.

Think of it as a successor to the fabled, if flawed, Gallardo Balboni special edition of 2009. (more…)

From Hooniverse-Florida Bug Jam 2015: Bug Wars

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Re-shared from Hooniverse
Text and Photography by Bryce Womeldurf

Many of you can probably remember when Volkswagen was known more for making small, cheap, ubiquitous cars with character, known as the Beetle, than they were for a diesel emissions controversy. Last Saturday, I was able to travel back to those good old days at the Florida Bug Jam, a family-friendly judged classic Volkswagen car show with a poker run and some dirt track hooning. I don’t think I spotted a single water-cooled VW while I was there, besides the one that I arrived in. (more…)

From Stance|Works-Rusty Slammington Reborn

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Re-shared from Stance | Works, Text and photography by Mike Burroughs

Rusty Slammington – Today at SEMA, one day before the show begins, Mike Burroughs revealed his famed creation. After four years behind closed doors and two years under the knife, we’ve pulled the cover back on Rusty Slammington. From the tube chassis and the and custom H&R suspension, to the race-prepped S38 and the center-lock BBS E52s, little remains from the E28’s past iteration; however, Rusty’s heart and soul remains. Today, a legend has returned. (more…)

Mazda’s RX-VISION Concept Keeps The Rotary Dream Alive

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Text by Bryce Womeldurf, images courtesy of Mazda.

For the past few years, it’s seemed that we’d never again see a rotary-powered sports car, not from Mazda, not from anyone. I hadn’t even seen one in Pirelli World Challenge at the local St Petersburg city course since the 2012 Honda Grand Prix. The days of that wonderful banshee wail and accompanying stinky yet aromatic exhaust, it seemed, were over. But then, at the Tokyo Motor Show on Tuesday, Mazda unveiled this, the RX-VISION Rotary concept. (more…)