HoonArt is a car blog devoted to sports cars and the enjoyment of driving, the thrill of holding your momentum through a corner in a small lightweight roadster with a thimble-full of horsepower and a mountain of grip. Through the blog we explore car culture, the automotive lifestyle, car-centric events, and the love of all things driven, captured through the lens of Florida-based photographer Bryce Womeldurf. Being based in the sunshine state, our content mainly focuses on the local Florida scene in Tampa, where a large and vibrant import scene flourishes. As much as California, New York, and Detroit are the epicenters of the American automotive universe, there are many areas of the country we like to feature, in our own flavor of the small, sometimes cheap, sometimes fast, and always fun. This was the basis for HoonArt from the beginning. We’ve also taken the opportunity to expand into featuring a curated aggregation of articles from all over the web that not only feature the cheap, fast, and fun, but also the nostalgic, the exotic, and the aspirational.
About the Author:
Hello, my name is Bryce Womeldurf. Like many people, I have been into cars since my early teens. The original spark however, was lit much earlier than that, probably when I was a child, when I enjoyed riding in my dad’s Jeep CJ-7 and my mom’s S130 280ZX and Prelude Si. This all hit full obsession when, after reading various issues of HotRod and a few truck mags, I got ahold of an issue of MotorTrend with a Corvette ZL-1 from 1969. That got me so interested that I memorized and could recite many specifications from that car. This lead to memorizing all of the Corvette badges by year, up to that time (the early ’90s). From there, it was a regular diet of MotorTrend, which was eventually replaced with Sport Compact Car. SCC sadly closed in 2008, but today I get my fix from TopGear, Evo, Total911, DSPORT, good old MT, and car blogs such as Hooniverse and Jalopnik.
For nearly ten years, starting in the late ’90s, I worked as a parts sales associate at an auto parts chain store. During which time I got to see and be a part of the rise and fall of the sport compact movement in the import scene of the ’90s. I was so good that I could practically tell you a tire’s size from a good 20 feet away, or look at an old warn out ignition coil and tell you roughly what it came out of and what part number to replace it with. After graduating from college with my BFA in Electronic Media, I worked in various jobs in photography, video, broadcast, printing, graphic and web design.
Today, in my day job I work as a Media Publishing Specialist, which entails photography, video, design, and web. At night and on the weekends, I travel to local and sometimes distant automotive events to shoot and write about the events and vividly present them here on my blog and on Hooniverse. I try to be as accurate in my reporting as possible. As much as I know about certain makes and models, it’s nearly impossible to be an expert on everything, so if you happen to run across an error, please don’t hesitate to correct me.
In 2013, I started work on a new project car that I call “Roadster,” my 1995 Mazda MX-5 Miata. My previous project, “Lucky Thunder,” which was a 2003 Mitsubishi Lancer ES with full coilovers, wheels, intake, exhaust, etc. was sold in 2010 when I started the blog. I have enjoyed attending and shooting so many shows and races the past few years that I wanted something of my own to drive to events in and to enjoy on an empty road. In 2016, I hope to take “Roadster” to autocross or HPDE events and learn a few things about dodging cones and driving the slow car fast.
We believe in truth and fairness in our coverage. Despite heavy research in the creation of our automotive content, we may sometimes make a mistake. If you believe you’ve found an error in one of our articles, please inform us of the error through our contact page along with verification to back up the correction. If upon our own investigation we determine that the article was incorrect, we will promptly make a correction.
We also often re-share curated content from other car blogs and online magazines which we find interesting. If you find an error in one of these external articles, please consult the author of that article for corrections.