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Drive Tastefully: Barker Hangar in Photos

Drive Tastefully: Barker Hangar in Photos

By Petrolicious Productions / 1 Jul 2015 / 8 Comments Read More

It’s difficult to put into words how engaging classic cars are, because once you’re with fellow classic car enthusiasts, you’re able to enjoy a smattering of unforgettable stories, vehicles, and—in the case of our recent Drive Tastefully: Barker Hangar Rally—roads. Here is the most comprehensive look at the amazing people and machines who joined us.

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Why Do People Still Love Classic Cars?

Why Do People Still Love Classic Cars?

By Petrolicious Productions / 30 Jun 2015
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In most cases, classic cars are rubbish. As James May once said, if they were any good, they’d still be made. Modern cars are faster, better handling, more reliable, more comfortable, cleaner, safer, more economical, and mostly cheaper to purchase, too. Basically, they’re better in just about every way. Yet despite this, the clearly inferior classic car not only still exists, but is positively thriving these days. Why?

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These Chevrolet Impalas are a Lifelong Obsession

These Chevrolet Impalas are a Lifelong Obsession

By Petrolicious Productions / 30 Jun 2015 / 7 Comments Read More

“How can you spend 12 hours out there and work on those things all day?” Don Rogers’ wife will sometimes ask, to which he replies, “The day just flew by…I don’t know what happened.” With a love for the iconic Chevrolet Impala, Rogers’ garage is filled with two, both ’64 models. One is a hardtop, the other a convertible. What makes Rogers a bit different from most enthusiasts, however, is that he does all of the work on his cars himself.

A Designer’s Eye At The 24 Hours Of Le Mans

A Designer’s Eye At The 24 Hours Of Le Mans

By Petrolicious Productions / 29 Jun 2015
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The 24 Hours of Le Mans is probably the most famous race in the world. And even though I work in the car industry, the 2015 was my first time in attendance. Let me start by saying: I felt a lot of excitement when I arrived there with some friends.

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Braving Bad Weather At Italy’s Newest Concours

Braving Bad Weather At Italy’s Newest Concours

By Jacopo Villa / 29 Jun 2015 / 6 Comments Read More

A Concours d'Elegance is an often wonderful event, held with gorgeous cars in a breathtaking location, filled with sharply-dressed attendees. The smells of a concours are wonderful, to: gasoline and, usually, pure tobacco. The sights? Bright shades of color coming from the cars and their surroundings, mixing up with the wonderful light of the sun as the day goes on. But this concours? This one is more special than most.

Do You Still Use Paper Maps?

Do You Still Use Paper Maps?

By Michael Banovsky / 29 Jun 2015
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It’s something I’ve long wondered, especially after recently taking a long road trip where a dash-mounted iPhone and Google Maps were my only guide. Car enthusiasts must be among the last holdouts to use paper maps, right?

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Getting Started At The Goodwood Festival Of Speed

Getting Started At The Goodwood Festival Of Speed

By Nat Twiss / 26 Jun 2015
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It’s the Goodwood Festival of Speed this weekend, and Petrolicious is there! Photographer Nat Twiss will be covering the event for us, and this is an early look at the festivities as they unfolded on Thursday—and it looks like this weekend will be one to remember.

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It’s Fun Fighting With A Mean Little Scorpion

It’s Fun Fighting With A Mean Little Scorpion

By Petrolicious Productions / 26 Jun 2015
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In my beautiful country, this small bully of a car is a real legend. On the way to Tolfa, an ancient village north of Rome, I can’t wait to meet Giancarlo, its owner, and our common friend Gian Pietro, a talented designer. To Giancarlo, I ask: why does an ex-racer who has driven many beasts over forty years keep only an Autobianchi A112 Abarth in his garage? I will find an answer.

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We Discover Clark Gable’s Jaguar XK120 Hidden Beneath The Brickyard

We Discover Clark Gable’s Jaguar XK120 Hidden Beneath The Brickyard

By Benjamin Shahrabani / 26 Jun 2015 / 2 Comments Read More

Clark Gable would win over audiences and critics alike with performances in films like A Free Soul, Red Dust, and San Francisco but his first forays into Tinseltown were met with a less than enthusiastic response. Initially considered too rough to play a romantic lead by studio decision makers, it was not until undergoing grooming and training by his acting coach that Gable came to epitomize the American ideal of masculinity and virility. And boy, did he like cars.

These Videos Are The Key To The Future

These Videos Are The Key To The Future

By Petrolicious Productions / 26 Jun 2015 / 1 Comment Read More

Ah, the future. So difficult to predict accurately—but so easy to speculate on—these clips from the archives show the automobile in a state of flux. From the futuristic (and record-breaking) Mercedes-Benz C111 project to the ‘40s assertion from General Motors that highways of the future will help to displace “undesirable slums”, this weekend’s playlist has anything a futurist could want.