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Blades of Glory: Vintage Men's Grooming Ads

Blades of Glory: Vintage Men's Grooming Ads

By Petrolicious Productions / 23 Jan 2015
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Sleek lines, good grip, hugs every turn and curve. No, we’re not talking about a speedy roadster; we’re talking about the ways razors and blades have been described and advertised for decades. Shave ads have a long and interesting history in the United States, one that intersects with the road. Perhaps you remember the Burma Shave billboards that dotting our nation’s highways?

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Book Review: Best in Show

Book Review: Best in Show

By Jacopo Villa / 23 Jan 2015
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A book on one-off Italian cars is always fun to read, but particularly when it’s an exceptional work of automotive non-fiction and photography. Best in Show is just such a book, covering twenty cars from Corrado Lopresto’s concours-winning collection in chronological order, from the early 1901 Isotta Fraschini to the 1973 DeTomaso Pantera II 7x Montella...

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Am I a Car Guy?

Am I a Car Guy?

By Christer Lundem / 22 Jan 2015 / 32 Comments Read More

Many people know me as a car guy and most of the time I am fine with that. However, the truth is a lot more complicated. I am in love with the analog machine, the digital world not so much. To me, driving a modern sports car equals listening to a classic Stradivarius violin on bad PC speakers. The idea of the product is fine, but the execution is horrible...

A Thousand Miles and a Petrolicious Rally in a Mini

A Thousand Miles and a Petrolicious Rally in a Mini

By Petrolicious Productions / 22 Jan 2015
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The day I heard that “Drive Tastefully: Paramount Ranch” was happening, I immediately bought tickets. Only afterwards did I begin to consider that I may have gotten ahead of myself. I live some four hundred miles away from the rally’s starting point. I also happen to drive a 1977 Austin Mini, which is neither a long-distance champion nor a paragon of reliability...

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First-gen Camaros Available Now on Hemmings

First-gen Camaros Available Now on Hemmings

By Petrolicious Productions / 21 Jan 2015

For Chevrolet muscle car lovers, the first generation Camaro is sacred. The design, configurations, and racing pedigree keep this Camaro in high demand today despite mass production from 1966 to 1969. If this week’s film, Life with Lucy, has inspired you to consider a first-gen Camaro, you're in luck...

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Amazing Charcoal-Powered Racers

Amazing Charcoal-Powered Racers

By Petrolicious Productions / 21 Jan 2015
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I draw with charcoal on drawing card or thick paper. For me, this technique is fantastic to give the suggestion of speed and depth. It’s a quick technique, most drawings are done within a few hours, but you can’t erase, undo, or paint on top. So I need to think of all areas that need to stay clear before I do the drawing. One little mistake and the drawing needs to be redone!

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Camaro Ownership Changes Life Path

Camaro Ownership Changes Life Path

By Petrolicious Productions / 20 Jan 2015 / 8 Comments Read More

How many classic car owners can point to the single car in their collection that embodies their automotive education? How many enthusiasts can point to one vehicle that set them on their life path? On both fronts, Adam Martin certainly can. As a sixteen year-old in 1990s Minnesota, Martin used his pizza-making earnings to buy a ridden-hard, primer-gray 1968 Chevrolet Camaro...

What Classic Car Exemplifies Perseverance?

What Classic Car Exemplifies Perseverance?

By Brian Garrity / 19 Jan 2015
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Many of the most beloved and revered vintage cars were, themselves, the result of a special kind of perseverance, passion, and grit despite seemingly overwhelming obstacles. These are the cars that have risen from a war's ashes, survived in spite of a suffocating oil crisis, or simply thrived in the face of seemingly oppressive government regulation...

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Driven by Design: 1967 Chevrolet Camaro

Driven by Design: 1967 Chevrolet Camaro

By Yoav Gilad / 19 Jan 2015 / 5 Comments Read More

Chevy flattered Ford by imitating, and engineered the Camaro on an existing platform (the refreshed, soon-to-be-released ’68 Nova’s) just like Ford’s Mustang to decrease costs. Did it work? Well, that depends on how you measure success. The Mustang outsold the Camaro by about fifty percent in 1967. But sales have little to do with design success...