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This Exhibit Showcases the Art of Italian Motorcycles

This Exhibit Showcases the Art of Italian Motorcycles

By Petrolicious Productions / 6 Mar 2015
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Stuart Parr is a man who knows what he likes, and fortunately, he is now sharing it with the rest of us. An international renaissance man, Parr has his hands in artist management, design, and film production, pursuits which have enabled him to indulge his exquisite taste in motorcycles.

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Alfa Romeo at Its Very Best: the Alfetta 158/159

Alfa Romeo at Its Very Best: the Alfetta 158/159

By Jacopo Villa / 5 Mar 2015
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Hard as it may be for young Petrolisti to believe, Alfa Romeo once sat atop the world of Formula 1 racing. Back in the days when "sex was safe and motor racing was dangerous," this Milanese automaker briefly overcame its underdog status and became a source of headaches for its European rivals, taking home Formula 1 championships in 1950 and 1951.

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Gianni Lancia Was a Brave Man, a Leader, an Innovator

Gianni Lancia Was a Brave Man, a Leader, an Innovator

By Jacopo Villa / 5 Mar 2015 / 2 Comments Read More

In just two frenetic years in the 1950s, Lancia laid the foundation for its racing success. Characterized by unique design but marked by misfortune, Gianni Lancia's dreams were but the first glimpse of what would become one of the most successful companies in Italian automotive history.

Air-Cooled Porsche from Hemmings Motor News

Air-Cooled Porsche from Hemmings Motor News

By Petrolicious Productions / 4 Mar 2015

The air-cooled, rear-engine Porsche has become one of the greatest classic sports cars available to the masses. With a wide range of years and models to choose from, there are affordable options for anyone from the average enthusiast to the museum collector.

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How Have You Personalized Your Car?

How Have You Personalized Your Car?

By Benjamin Shahrabani / 4 Mar 2015
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Many enthusiasts consider themselves stewards of their vehicles, entrusted with its preservation until the time comes to pass it down to the next generation. Across the street from the stewards, however, sits a group of car nuts who have been customizing their cars in ways big and small since the first horseless carriage rolled out of a barn. Which group do you side with?

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Classic Group B Rallying and More at Race Retro

Classic Group B Rallying and More at Race Retro

By Petrolicious Productions / 4 Mar 2015 / 6 Comments Read More

Far too many cars from the golden era of rallying are kept pristine and collecting dust in hermetically-sealed storage by their owners. But on a cold, windy winter weekend in the middle of England, cars from this great age recently roared into life...

Only the Air-cooled Need Apply

Only the Air-cooled Need Apply

By Benjamin Shahrabani / 3 Mar 2015 / 17 Comments Read More

Luftgekühlt II did not lack for rare Porsches. Highlights included uber-rare 964 3.8 RS; street and race-prepped 904s and 906s; a 1971 East African Safari 911; a 959, a 964 Carrera 4 RS Lightweight; the Petersen Automotive Museum's early 356 Continental Cabriolet; and a Le Mans-winning Kremer 935 driven into the event by good friend of Petrolicious, Bruce Meyer. This event was like being a kid in a candy story–that is, if that candy store is filled with Porsches.

How I Ended up with "Pop's" 1959 Cadillac

How I Ended up with

By Petrolicious Productions / 3 Mar 2015
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Sean Mathis's grandfather, whom he called "Pop," originally bought this 1959 Cadillac Coupe de Ville in California. It was the family car while Sean's  father was growing up but eventually the car fell out of use and was stashed away under a tarp in Pop's shop. Being the only car enthusiast in his family, Sean spent most of the next ten years trying to take ownership of the car...

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The DeLorean DMC-12 Is An Outlier's Legacy

The DeLorean DMC-12 Is An Outlier's Legacy

By Petrolicious Productions / 3 Mar 2015 / 14 Comments Read More

“There was a guy who lived up the street from me who had one,” Geoff Ombao remembers of his boyhood. “And every time he drove by, it was like watching Santa Claus driving the ice cream truck.” Santa’s ice cream truck, in this instance, was a DeLorean DMC-12, a stainless steel, gullwinged car that–thanks to the Back to the Future film franchise–would be forever associated with time travel in the popular imagination. For Ombao, however, the car’s appeal lies in the marque’s short-lived, tumultuous history.

A Visit to the Official Alfa Romeo Historic Club

A Visit to the Official Alfa Romeo Historic Club

By Jacopo Villa / 2 Mar 2015 / 17 Comments Read More

Sometimes Jacopo Villa's work is just an excuse for him to get close to wonderful things. He works as a full time automotive journalist, and there's no better excuse to experience great cars and have fun, all while being exactly where his boss tells him to be. His work–if we're still calling it that–recently took him on a visit to the official Alfa Romeo historic club, Scuderia Del Portello, where, among other things, he got an up-close look at an array of special Alfas.

What's the One That Got Away?

What's the One That Got Away?

By Benjamin Shahrabani / 2 Mar 2015
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Unless you’re Jay Leno, you just can’t buy every car you covet, nor can you keep every car that comes into your possession. Sometimes, the lack of time, money, or space (or all three) conspire such that a car cannot be purchased, or has to be sold. Sometimes, they just get away... What car do you wish you had never sold, or wished you had purchased, but let slip through your fingers?

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