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Introducing A Most Epic Alfa Romeo Journey

Introducing A Most Epic Alfa Romeo Journey

By Jethro Bronner / 29 Jul 2015

A friend said that he would bet an Alfa Romeo 105 could be driven across Africa. It was all I could think of on the drive home. Could I really drive across Africa in an Alfa? If I missed my turn off and kept heading north, could I make it to Europe? It took a while to get going, but I’m on that trip, now.

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The Incomparable Style of a Classic Citroën Interior

The Incomparable Style of a Classic Citroën Interior

By Petrolicious Productions / 29 Jul 2015 / 3 Comments Read More

We love a good wood-rimmed Nardi steering wheel, wooden dashboard, and sporty instrumentation as much as you do, but there’s something to be appreciated with classic and very fashion-forward interiors produced by Citroën from the ’50s until the mid-to-late ’70s. So what makes these odd-looking designs appealing even today?

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Would You Have One Of These Fast French Cars In Your Garage?

Would You Have One Of These Fast French Cars In Your Garage?

By Petrolicious Productions / 29 Jul 2015
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Fast, French cars aren’t very common, but over the years the nation has produced its fair share of race-winning machines. This week’s selection of Market Finds features five very different options for allowing the tricolore to influence your next classic car purchase, from an iconic ’60s GT car to this Ferrari-fighting Alpine from the ’90s.

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A Rocky Start To A Streamlined Pontiac Love Affair

A Rocky Start To A Streamlined Pontiac Love Affair

By Petrolicious Productions / 28 Jul 2015
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People that love cars also tend to love stories about cars. These stories often include the one that got away, the one that made it cross country, the one with a million miles, and so on. Another story is that of the survivor: a car that has made it all this time without being altered or damaged, and that’s still here today driving around just as it did during another time. This car is one of those.

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How Well Do You Know Your Automotive Mysteries?

How Well Do You Know Your Automotive Mysteries?

By Benjamin Shahrabani / 28 Jul 2015
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Did you hear about it? Read about it somewhere? See it online? The internet and social media are awash with stories, articles, and tweets about so-called factual stories. Cars don’t escape without a few legends of their own, and this book aims to set them straight.

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One Man’s Alpine Awakening

One Man’s Alpine Awakening

By Petrolicious Productions / 28 Jul 2015 / 12 Comments Read More

What would it take for you to follow a dream? Impossibly small, light, fast, and loud, Alpine sports cars have excelled at just about every form of motorsport they were entered in, but especially rally, and hillclimb competition. The cars are unlike anything else—and are just the thing to inspire a man to restore them…many of them.

Up Close And Personal With The Devil’s Finest

Up Close And Personal With The Devil’s Finest

By Petrolicious Productions / 27 Jul 2015 / 9 Comments Read More

After a single phone call and nothing more than a dozen mails back and forth since february, I check the back of the old wagon for the last time. The gear is prepared, the moon still bright and my level of caffeine dangerously low. So, I go on to get my assistant for the day and off we are, the sun slowly rising, the coffee freshly brewed, and our Volvo groaning at full throttle towards south. Today, we’re going to experience the Alpine A110.

Our 5 Favorite Giugiaro Wedge Cars

Our 5 Favorite Giugiaro Wedge Cars

By Petrolicious Productions / 27 Jul 2015
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Though a number of designers started to pen wedge-shaped cars at roughly the same time through the late ’60s and early ’70s, none of them used the form as regularly as Giorgetto Giugiaro, who was able to apply the design principles of a wedge’d supercar to a five-door hatchback. Here are our five favorites from Italdesign Giugiaro’s back catalogue.

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Dueling In The Rain With A Ferrari 208 GTB Turbo

Dueling In The Rain With A Ferrari 208 GTB Turbo

By Petrolicious Productions / 27 Jul 2015 / 4 Comments Read More

There’s only one thing to can pull me out of my bed on a wet Sunday morning like this: Ferrari. I’m going to drive a 1982 208 GTB, first year of production with a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine and 220 horsepower. It’s the first road-going turbo from Maranello, the smallest V8 ever built, and the perfect car for who want to start driving in red…for many reasons.

Which Kind of Fun Would You Rather Have?

Which Kind of Fun Would You Rather Have?

By Michael Banovsky / 27 Jul 2015
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The great thing about having fun is that there are so many different varieties of it. Within weeks, I found myself behind the wheel of both a $1,500 homebuilt CycleKart and a $340,000-ish McLaren 650S. Both hugely entertaining, in its own way. The McLaren is a spaceship in comparison, but…

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The Weekend Is All About The Pits

The Weekend Is All About The Pits

By Petrolicious Productions / 24 Jul 2015
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We read a lot about cars, and when reviewing historical racing books we often sink into photos of how the pits used to look. Far more casual, with—depending on the era—a number of dangerous-looking details, the pit lane used to be a place you could hang out during a race. How things have changed.

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12 Of Our Favorite Videos From The Driver’s Seat

12 Of Our Favorite Videos From The Driver’s Seat

By Petrolicious Productions / 24 Jul 2015 / 9 Comments Read More

Onboard footage used to be rare and very difficult to get, but now in the age of GoPro, it’s difficult to find a race—anywhere—that isn’t being recorded from over a driver’s shoulder. In the old days, however, getting usable footage often meant complicated solutions, mounted precariously on old race cars. Here are some of the best videos for understanding what it’s like to drive a racing car at speed.