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Petrolicious Weekend Playlist #3

Petrolicious Weekend Playlist #3

By Michael Banovsky / 27 Mar 2015 / 7 Comments Read More

Music and cars. The two have danced hand-in-hand for decades, with movies, and art reflecting the often symbiotic relationship between our vehicles and our music.

This week, we explore both popular and obscure links between cars and music, with everything from Daft Punk’s seminal full-length “Electroma” movie featuring two sad robots, a great soundtrack, and a wonderful Ferrari…to cars that don’t really need music.

Are Old Tuner Cars Ever Cool?

Are Old Tuner Cars Ever Cool?

By Michael Banovsky / 27 Mar 2015
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These firms may not be making headlines today, but in the ‘80s, their often extensive modifications to luxury and exotic vehicles became a worldwide phenomenon. Wild body kits. Wild paint jobs. Wild new features. Car magazines were full of fantastic interpretations of what an exotic could become, but then the world seemed to turn on these (often) garish beasts.

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Event Preview: Franciacorta Historic 2015

Event Preview: Franciacorta Historic 2015

By Petrolicious Productions / 27 Mar 2015 Read More

With hundreds of events to choose from each year, classic car owners can enter their machines into any form of competition, from historic rallies to full-blown concours judging on show fields around the world. For a more laid-back atmosphere, however, there are a number of regional events like the Franciacorta Historic that have been steadily growing in recent years due to their combination of location, smaller size, and often less frenetic demands on both drivers and vehicles.

Group C Legends At The 73rd Goodwood Members’ Meeting

Group C Legends At The 73rd Goodwood Members’ Meeting

By Jayson Fong / 26 Mar 2015 / 5 Comments Read More

The 73rd Goodwood Members’ Meeting is an event that looks to revive the spirit of early British Automobile Racing Club (BARC) competition. However, spectators at this year’s member’s meeting were also treated to high-speed demonstrations from one of the most popular classic racing series to re-emerge in recent years: the heart-pounding machines of Group C.

These machines had been purpose built to be fast, with speeds on the Mulsanne Straight during the 24 Hours of Le Mans to exceed 200mph (321 km/h). Testament to this obsession with outright performance is the record for the highest speed ever achieved by a sports racing car in competition: a staggering 253 mph (407 km/h) set by a WM P88-Peugeot in 1988.

The Borgward Brand Is Back

The Borgward Brand Is Back

By Jennifer Clark / 26 Mar 2015 / 2 Comments Read More

With Borgward promising to revive the brand with an SUV concept ready for this fall, Petrolicious thought the time was right for a closer look at post-war Germany’s most intriguing car maker. Before it was forced to shut its gates in 1961, Borgward employed more than 23,000 people and made one of the fastest mid-sized cars on the road, the Isabella TS. It invented the mid-sized sports sedan years before BMW did. But it hasn’t made a car since. So what happened?

944 Reasons This Porsche is Not For Me

944 Reasons This Porsche is Not For Me

By Hellena Miron / 26 Mar 2015
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The other day, I opened the door to our garage, anticipating finding my Volvo waiting for me; instead, I got a strong whiff of eau de mechanique and found a strange car in its place…with a key and note from my husband. As a kind gesture, he had taken my car to the dealer for routine servicing, which I appreciate, but in its place he had left me a most unexpected loaner: a 1983 Porsche 944.

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Introducing the Petrolicious Newsletter

Introducing the Petrolicious Newsletter

By Petrolicious Productions / 25 Mar 2015 Read More

Psst–want a sneak peek at next week’s video? If you’re a fan of Petrolicious, our new weekly newsletter is your chance to see a glimpse of our future film releases, as well as a curated selection of stories directly from our editors. Want to subscribe? (Or see what our first issue looked like?) Follow the jump for more!

73rd Goodwood Members’ Meeting: Racing in Style

73rd Goodwood Members’ Meeting: Racing in Style

By Jayson Fong / 25 Mar 2015 / 6 Comments Read More

Here’s what you need to know: The Goodwood Members’ Meeting is an incredible assortment of some of the finest machines to have graced racetracks around the world, run across 12 events and two days of racing. It’s quite a show. Now in its second edition of the modern age, the 73rd Goodwood Member’s Meeting had high standards to meet after the “inaugural” event last year when the member’s meeting format returned from almost half a century without it.

The 2015 meeting did not disappoint, with Lord March and the Goodwood Road and Racing Club delivering a memorable spectacle with action packed races and high speed demonstrations from a variety of eras.

How to Sell Your Classic Car at an Auction

How to Sell Your Classic Car at an Auction

By Benjamin Shahrabani / 25 Mar 2015 Read More

Last week, we tackled buying a car at auction, but for someone to buy, someone also needs to sell. This second part details how one can go about selling their collector car at auction. Selling at an auction can be much easier than you might expect, and it doesn’t necessarily have to be all about losing a vehicular member of your household. Again, we have two auction house experts, Drew Alcazar, CEO of Russo & Steele, and Alain Squindo, Vice President at RM Sotheby’s, at our disposal to help answer the important questions.

A Triumph Thunderbird Bluebird Brought Back from the Dead

A Triumph Thunderbird Bluebird Brought Back from the Dead

By Petrolicious Productions / 24 Mar 2015
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It may not look like it now, but my ownership of this 1951 Triumph Thunderbird “Bluebird” started out disassembled in three Rubbermaid containers! I say my love of vehicles is genetic, inherited from my father, so like many of you when I saw a small Craigslist ad for the motorcycle indicating only a “matching frame and engine”, I knew exactly what I was in for.

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Book Review: Carrozzeria Viotti Torino

Book Review: Carrozzeria Viotti Torino

By Jacopo Villa / 24 Mar 2015

Innovative, stylish and technologically-advanced are three words that help capture the spirit of Carrozzeria Viotti during its active period. It was the result of the dreams and the aspirations of Vittorino Viotti, a young and enthusiastic entrepreneur, who quickly established himself among the most renowned coachbuilders of the pre-Second World War years.

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