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A Volkswagen Beetle Reborn To Keep Up With Modern Life

A Volkswagen Beetle Reborn To Keep Up With Modern Life

By Petrolicious Productions / 24 Jul 2015 / 22 Comments Read More

Volkswagen Beeltes are different from most cars. They never seem to go away, and yet, we’re sure that years of service have relegated most to the scrap heap—leaving fewer survivors each year. This fully restored 1956 oval window example, owned by Nicola in Bergamo, was recently tracked down by photographer Christian Baumann. What’s so special about it?

Racing Through Mexico In A Porsche 914 GT

Racing Through Mexico In A Porsche 914 GT

By Petrolicious Productions / 23 Jul 2015
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The Rally Historico Transpeninsular started in Tijuana and ended in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, and I entered it in a 1973 Porsche 914 GT—a car I decided to build for the race. With my co-pilot Jim Burke, we did about 1,100 miles over three days—and what a drive it was.

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Tracking Values Of The Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster

Tracking Values Of The Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster

By Petrolicious Productions / 23 Jul 2015 / 4 Comments Read More

Delivered new to Mannheim, Germany, this 1962 300SL Roadster was first sold to a Swiss customer. It has had no more than two registered owners since; it also features a factory hard top. So how have its values held up since being sold at an auction in 2013?

Does The Alfa Romeo 4C Spider Instill Hope in the Driver?

Does The Alfa Romeo 4C Spider Instill Hope in the Driver?

By Afshin Behnia / 23 Jul 2015 / 30 Comments Read More

There was a time when “sports car” meant a car designed for sport, that is, a car whose primary, and often singular purpose was the sport of driving. Carrying groceries or kids was secondary, and the idea of integrating a purpose-built receptacle for your beverage would have been laughed at.

Touring Italy Like Enthusiasts Used To

Touring Italy Like Enthusiasts Used To

By Jacopo Villa / 23 Jul 2015
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Going on a vacation with a pre-war car is heroic. It's true that many enthusiasts take their cars on long trips like the Mille Miglia or the Coppa Nuvoari, but to do a trip on your own, relying solely on your companions and a few spare parts is quite an adventure, even by today’s standards. The owners of these machines drove all the way from Germany and were going on vacation: isn't this just plain cool?

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Nine Classic Car Details That Leave Us Wanting More

Nine Classic Car Details That Leave Us Wanting More

By Petrolicious Productions / 23 Jul 2015
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Details, details, details—do you look at the car or its details? Some of us here at Petrolicious tend to see classics as a whole, and revel in lines that are carried across a car’s body. The rest of us, however, can fall in love at the sight of a perfectly-placed air vent. This week’s Instagram roundup features nine awesome shots of details—from a rare Škoda to a certain singer’s iconic Porsche 356…

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Here’s What You Missed At The Reborn Chateau Impney Hillclimb

Here’s What You Missed At The Reborn Chateau Impney Hillclimb

By Nat Twiss / 22 Jul 2015
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How exactly do you bring an event that hasn’t run in nearly half a century back from the dead? The organisers at Château Impney had that exact question, and I think they might have just about nailed it. You take a beautiful French-style château, extend the original course, and throw a bunch of beautiful vintage automobiles on it!

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Stalking RennDrive, Thailand’s RWB-heavy Porsche Group

Stalking RennDrive, Thailand’s RWB-heavy Porsche Group

By Petrolicious Productions / 22 Jul 2015 / 6 Comments Read More

Like Star Wars, the Porsche 911 has recently enjoyed a resurgence thanks to enthusiasts who have grown up with it. And among the younger fans of this iconic sports car, there are no 911s more cool—more “Rebel Alliance”—than those built by Japanese tuner Rauh-Welt Begriff, more commonly known as RWB. But how I came face-to-face with some of the finest RWBs in Sepang, Malaysia, is a much longer story.

The Snake That Conquered The World

The Snake That Conquered The World

By Benjamin Shahrabani / 21 Jul 2015
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Few cars stand out as instantly recognizable to a broad swath of the populace, but the Shelby Cobra is, indisputably, one of those that do. There are many stories about this iconic car, so how well does this particular book pay tribute

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What Made The Datsun 510 Bluebird Coupe So Special?

What Made The Datsun 510 Bluebird Coupe So Special?

By Petrolicious Productions / 21 Jul 2015 / 4 Comments Read More

Nowadays there are few cars from Japan’s Miracle Years that escape the collector’s eye, but long before every grandma’s Toyota Corona or obscure Isuzu was sought for by street tuner and speculator alike, the Datsun 510 stood alone at the forefront of the classic J-tin vanguard.

A Stickered-Up Formula 1 Car That Manages To Look Just Right

A Stickered-Up Formula 1 Car That Manages To Look Just Right

By Joel Clark / 21 Jul 2015
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To start at the beginning, we need to go back to my favourite Scalextric car, the Fly Saudi-liveried Williams of the early ’80s. Many a brotherly fight occurred if my younger sibling thought he could race it when I wasn't there, and from then on I became a devout Williams follower. At the top of the list? “Red 5”.

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The Nissan Bluebird is a Little Beast

The Nissan Bluebird is a Little Beast

By Petrolicious Productions / 21 Jul 2015 / 3 Comments Read More

Saying that a car is able to get under one’s skin sounds like an exaggeration, but Nissan enthusiast Troy Ermish has more than a little appreciation for the 510. Ermish says that his love for the model comes down to one similarity between him and his cars: they’re tough.