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The BMW Museum is a Treasury of Icons

The BMW Museum is a Treasury of Icons

By Andrey Smazhilo / 25 Sep 2014 / 4 Comments Read More

At the BMW Museum the exhibition doesn't begin in the building, but on a small plaza out front because there's always some action taking place, whether it's a check-point for a classic rally or some car from the collection is basking in the sun. Moreover, when you finally enter to purchase a ticket, it only becomes more impressive because standing guard is the legendary 1972 BMW E25 Turbo, designed for the 1972 Munich Olympics by Mr. Paul Bracq.

On the Subject of Automotive Legacy

On the Subject of Automotive Legacy

By Jonathan WC Mills / 25 Sep 2014
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There are cars that have transcended the status of icon and come to represent something even bigger: time itself. The Corvette, 911, Mustang, Beetle, Camaro, and Jeep are all cars that have been refined, but not changed, over many generations. But are they fundamentally better than cars with a shorter pedigree? I would argue that yes, they are.

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Five Italian Two-Doors on eBay

Five Italian Two-Doors on eBay

By Petrolicious Productions / 24 Sep 2014

The downside of progress is that advancements such as dual-clutch gearboxes have increasingly taken the place of traditional, engaging manual transmissions. Today, we present a selection of two-door cars created under the Italian flag with the three pedal signature of what seems to be a bygone era.

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Wheels & Waves Hits the Road and Surf

Wheels & Waves Hits the Road and Surf

By Yoav Gilad / 24 Sep 2014 / 1 Comment Read More

Imagine spending four days on a sun-drenched Basque-French beach splitting your time between surf contests, tours through the country, crazy motorcycle hill-climbing and sprints, and checking out bands and art shows along with a couple hundred of your closest friends. That's basically what Wheels and Waves is.

Designer's Most Important Work Is His Porsche

Designer's Most Important Work Is His Porsche

By Petrolicious Productions / 24 Sep 2014
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Earlier this month, we featured Mr. Antoine Gaslais's work and received such as great response that we reached out to find out more about this Parisian-based artist and classic car enthusiast. He obviously keeps very busy, but he says that his most important current job is working on his car, "because it is my favorite subject. In particular posters for my club or my travels with my Porsche."

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Ur-Quattro gave Audi All-Wheel Dominance

Ur-Quattro gave Audi All-Wheel Dominance

By Petrolicious Productions / 23 Sep 2014 / 21 Comments Read More

In the late 1970s, Audi engineers started toying with the idea of pairing a turbocharged engine with the Volkswagen Group’s four-wheel-drive platform. The result, in 1980, was the Ur-Quattro (Ur being German for “original”), a car that would ultimately change Group B rally racing and, in time, the way sports cars were prepared.

Rally-Tuned Saab Exceeds College Memories

Rally-Tuned Saab Exceeds College Memories

By Petrolicious Productions / 23 Sep 2014
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In 2002 I began searching for another V4. The Saab-feeling had really gotten to me and I was out to find an example in top condition. I searched the marked and put several ads in Swedish car magazines. There was some response but none was up to my standards. In September 2004, however, things changed and by November the car was in my garage.

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Goodwood Revival is an Event Like No Other

Goodwood Revival is an Event Like No Other

By Petrolicious Productions / 22 Sep 2014 / 16 Comments Read More

Being such a unique event, the Revival draws top drivers and big name stars to the circuit. This year was no exception as drivers included Messrs. Max Chilton, Jason Plato, Rowan Atkinson (Mr. Bean), and Nick Mason (Pink Floyd's drummer). Other notable racers in attendance included Sir Stirling Moss, Sir Jackie Stewart, and the equally great Mr. John Surtees.

What is the Greatest Pre-'90 Eight-Cylinder Engine?

What is the Greatest Pre-'90 Eight-Cylinder Engine?

By Yoav Gilad / 22 Sep 2014
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That Mr. Henry Ford revolutionized the auto industry is no big secret. But besides helping along America's love affair with the car, he also got us hooked on cheap V8 power beginning in 1932. Previously, Ford only built four-cylinders for its passenger cars but with the introduction of the Flathead, V8s went mainstream in the US...

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The Ten Best Classic Cars to Drive Daily

The Ten Best Classic Cars to Drive Daily

By Yoav Gilad / 19 Sep 2014 / 27 Comments Read More

Owning a classic car that you can daily drive isn’t that tough. It’s more a question of willingness to sacrifice a bit of comfort, but reliable classics do exist. Most of the following are cheap and cheerful—they’re fun, but not too expensive with parts readily available. Without further delay, following are your top ten choices for best classic cars to drive every single day...

Exquisite Autodromo Stradale Marks a New Chapter

Exquisite Autodromo Stradale Marks a New Chapter

By Petrolicious Productions / 19 Sep 2014
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Autodromo’s newest design is inspired by the dash gauges found on Italian sports cars of the late 1950s, and features a multi-layered dial. Beneath the domed sapphire crystal, the hour indexes are applied to a transparent glass ring, which floats over the colored dial for a three-dimensional effect. The custom designed leather strap references the luxurious automotive interiors of the time.

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