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5 Affordable Coupés from 1972

5 Affordable Coupés from 1972

By Petrolicious Productions / 2 Sep 2015

1972 was a pretty good year for affordable coupés. It was before the fuel crisis and after a decade that saw arguably some of the finest machines hit racetracks around the world. Naturally, these advances would filter down to cars for the discerning enthusiast. If you're looking for an affordable classic, 1972 isn't a bad place to begin your search. Here are five from that year that caught our eye this week.

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Turbine Cars Are The Future That Never Arrived Part 2

Turbine Cars Are The Future That Never Arrived Part 2

By Michael Banovsky / 2 Sep 2015 / 3 Comments Read More

As you read yesterday, the early part of turbine car history was filled with innovation and fleeting success. Speed record-breakers and show cars seemed to be the natural habitat for gas turbine engines, but intrepid engineers soon began to see the powerplant’s potential for other uses—including in bad guy-modified hypercars. James Bond, your nemesis’ car has arrived..

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Straton Watches Are For Drivers

Straton Watches Are For Drivers

By Petrolicious Productions / 2 Sep 2015

Cars and watches go together like PB&J, and enthusiasts are often collectors or admirers of both. But with well-established watch brands’ long history of supporting automobile competition, drivers, and technical improvements, it’s difficult for a new generation of car and watch enthusiasts to make their mark. Straton Watch Co.’s Vintage Driver Chronograph, however, seems to be off to a strong start.

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Is It Possible To Improve The BMW E30 M3? Redux Thinks So

Is It Possible To Improve The BMW E30 M3? Redux Thinks So

By Petrolicious Productions / 2 Sep 2015 / 3 Comments Read More

We’re not sure what the most difficult job in the car business is, but revising a modern icon must be pretty far up the list. Imagine having to meet the expectations of your discerning customers, hit performance and reliability targets, sate Internet commenters who will never drive the car, and attend to a myriad of other responsibilities…and still bring home a worthwhile profit. Then again, the most enjoyable brief is to create the ultimate BMW M3…with no detail spared.

Turbine Cars Are The Future That Never Arrived Part 1

Turbine Cars Are The Future That Never Arrived Part 1

By Michael Banovsky / 1 Sep 2015 / 6 Comments Read More

If you're wondering in amazement at the Howmet TX, we have great news: turbine-powered cars tend to be pretty awesome. From the very first, which was cultivated through a secret British Second World War engineering initiative to Jay Leno's custom-built turbine-powered supercar, here are the world's most notable gas turbine cars.

The Howmet TX: Rethink Everything

The Howmet TX: Rethink Everything

By Petrolicious Productions / 1 Sep 2015 / 10 Comments Read More

What sounds like a fighter jet and is faster than a Ferrari? Ladies and gentlemen, meet the incredible Howmet TX, an experimental race car that is the only turbine-powered car to actually win a race. Built by a talented team of engineers in 1968 using little time and just $10,000, the first Howmet was very much a moon shot.

A Day Among Legends At Concorso Italiano

A Day Among Legends At Concorso Italiano

By Shayan Bokaie / 31 Aug 2015 Read More

Concorso Italiano introduced me to the supercar. As a young child, there were always Alfa Spiders, GTVs, and BMW 2002s bouncing around my house. I was aware these cars were more special than neighborhood minivans and such, but never understood they were a beachhead into the true “top shelf” delicacies—until I went to Concorso Italiano for the first time.

Pick your Poison: Two Delta Integrales For Sale In Atlanta

Pick your Poison: Two Delta Integrales For Sale In Atlanta

By Petrolicious Productions / 31 Aug 2015 / 3 Comments Read More

Your choice of car is an undeniable form of self-expression. Regardless of the back story, or how you acquired it, a car says something about you. This is by no means a ground breaking revelation, just an observation we live here at Petrolicious. We would even venture to say that there is a good amount of self discovery as to ‘who you are’ and ‘what type of car person you are’ when you’re deciding which car to buy.

Up Close And Personal With A Special, Modified Moto Guzzi

Up Close And Personal With A Special, Modified Moto Guzzi

By Jacopo Villa / 31 Aug 2015 / 10 Comments Read More

This is Ghezzi & Brian, an Italian firm dedicated to all things Guzzi and to build transformation kits for regular production twins to turn them into real art pieces. One bike that caught my interest is named the "Dr. John Tribute"—and it looks even better in person.

Does Technology Make Classic Cars Better?

Does Technology Make Classic Cars Better?

By Michael Banovsky / 31 Aug 2015
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I realize how the headline reads, but after all, we’re an online-only publication that relies on technology to tell great stories. It’s natural for us to check build threads for inspiration, or scroll through hundreds of Instagram pictures for the perfect shot. But is technology helping car enthusiasts in a more fundamental way?

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