Maybe like two people on here know about my little blog - Hyper_Octane which is pretty small at the moment and is going pretty slowly!
I do car reviews, event coverage, feature cars and stuff like thiiis. So, back in September I got in touch with HSV who agreed to loan me out their Flagship Maloo for a week to have fun in and do a review.
For those of you that don't know what an HSV Maloo is, imagine a small but rather heavy Holden pickup truck, Tuned by HSV with a 530HP - 650+ft/lbs torque supercharged V8 squeezed in it. Sounds like a recipe for a front heavy, useless machine only good for burnouts, drag racing, and willy waving at the lights, hey? Well, find out for yourself below
How do. First observation which struck me immediately is the spelling mistake on your banner mate - Obsessive car nut, let lose on the internet. Should be 'loose'. Also, everyone knows internet is spelt 'interwebz'.
Read it all now, and really enjoyed it. My one criticism is when you talk about the seats you kinda skip forward and talk about the handling before you get to the main driving part, so the timeline is kinda whack at the point (hope that makes sense) Overall, very good IMO and hope you keep it up, you're funny and likeable which is the main thing.
I enjoyed the read, I get bored reading many articles because they are so clinical, I'm sure the purest will be able moan about something or other but it was a good read, written by a hum hum 'normal' person.
Nice write up I like Oz motors, like american cars but with the steering wheel in the right place. i owned a Holden (Wagon not a ute) when in NZ and a Ford falcon in Oz and have a soft spot for all things antipodean. The Holden HQ station wagon was their underpowered straight six "town car" (cos it had the small 202cuin motor), I could fit my mx5 in the back! Id like a Monaro but I just keep thinking Vauxhall in the UK!
Great Antipodean stuff:- Holden V8 racing All Blacks Jimmy Barnes and Cold Chisel AC/DC
Thats about it!
Eunos Roadster owned for 5 years - longest ownership ever for any car!!
Shout, shout. Let it all out. MX5's is what we're all about.
wannabe: I didn't watch it live but saw some of the highlights - one crash saw a Lotus Elite(?) crashed into and the front end ripped off on the tyre wall, with a 250GTO also smashed up IIRC! Expensive hobby... lol
Oct 26, 2020 17:29:30 GMT
Zed.: bored with this weather now.....
Nov 1, 2020 12:23:13 GMT
mrgamer: learning out to quilt
Nov 10, 2020 13:08:55 GMT
Zed.: and, back to the new normal - lockdown
Dec 26, 2020 20:55:59 GMT
howardb66: Think its coming to the rest of us today...
Dec 30, 2020 10:07:14 GMT
Zed.: Welcome to the new now
Dec 30, 2020 22:03:03 GMT
wannabe: Are we all looking forward to what Boris's Magic 8 Ball will bring us in his latest press conference, tonight at 8pm? lol
Jan 4, 2021 16:54:09 GMT
Zed.: it dont matter, nobody abides to lockdown or tiers, theres gonna be a long time with WuFlu hanging around
Jan 5, 2021 0:50:28 GMT
howardb66: I totally agree zed. Think it should be more toughly enforced.
Jan 5, 2021 10:02:01 GMT
atlex: After 20 years (with me, but it's 30+ years o) my Teng Socket Set has at last suffered a cracked socket, 14mm, after I used it with an impact wrench - Out of some sense of brand loyalty I've ordered a replacement socket... and yes I have some impact ones.
Jan 15, 2021 15:59:12 GMT
wannabe: That is pretty good value-for-money on a price/usage consideration!
Jan 15, 2021 16:57:13 GMT