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This Ferrari 512 M Changed the Racing World Forever

This Ferrari 512 M Changed the Racing World Forever

By Petrolicious Productions / 14 Oct 2014 / 22 Comments Read More

When the Sunoco Ferrari 512 M first appeared at Daytona in 1971 it was a revelation. Manned by a dream team, the car combined Ferrari’s pedigree with Penske’s legendary attention to detail in everything from his crew’s uniforms to the polished wheels. Slated to run at Daytona, Sebring, Le Mans, and Watkins Glen, this 512 M was the odds-on favorite every time it rolled onto the starting grid.

This Is How Ferrari Celebrates 60 Years in North America

This Is How Ferrari Celebrates 60 Years in North America

By Yoav Gilad / 13 Oct 2014 / 14 Comments Read More

Yesterday, Ferrari North America held a birthday party for itself in Beverly Hills, California. And what a party it was! Virtually one of every significant Ferrari ever built was in attendance. Cars such as the 330 P4, 312PB, a couple of GTOs, Testa Rossas, this year’s Pebble Beach winner, FXXs, and even the first Ferrari in America, a 1948 Barchetta, made glittering Rodeo Drive shine a bit more brightly than usual. 

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The American Influence on Italian Design

The American Influence on Italian Design

By Yoav Gilad / 13 Oct 2014 / 5 Comments Read More

One aspect that has always remained firmly in Italian hands is the styling, right? Yes and no. Ferraris have always been designed in-house or by Italian coachbuilders like Pininfarina, Scagletti, et al. But famous American designers have made significant contributions to Ferrari’s design language by their employment within the design firms. And this isn’t a new phenomenon either.

The Speed and Motion of the Classic Motorcycle

The Speed and Motion of the Classic Motorcycle

By Petrolicious Productions / 10 Oct 2014
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Motorcycle use exploded in the earlier part of the twentieth century. Spurring it on were talented designers and illustrators such as Messrs. Georges Hamel, Roger Pérot, and Max Ponty who worked for advertising firms. Almost invariably, their art captured the excitement of rushing through the wind with the rest of the world whizzing by at a standstill.

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These Are The Ten Greatest Ferraris of All Time

These Are The Ten Greatest Ferraris of All Time

By Yoav Gilad / 10 Oct 2014 / 9 Comments Read More

To be honest, the question we posed on Monday was a bit challenging due to the abundance of possibilities, and was akin to picking a favorite color or, perhaps, child. After all, they're all great, right? But let's be honest, we all have a favorite don't we? Yes, yes, we love them all, but one is just a bit more impressive...

Petrolista-in-Charge Afshin Behnia Interviewed by Cars Yeah

Petrolista-in-Charge Afshin Behnia Interviewed by Cars Yeah

By Petrolicious Productions / 10 Oct 2014
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Cars Yeah hosts interviews with inspiring automotive enthusiasts and people who work in their field of passion, automobiles. The discussion touches upon the personalities’ challenges, successes, and what they’re excited about right now. Earlier this week, they interviewed Petrolicious founder Afshin Behnia.

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Where BMWs Mix with Shelbys, Gullwings, and Model Ts

Where BMWs Mix with Shelbys, Gullwings, and Model Ts

By Benjamin Shahrabani / 9 Oct 2014 / 3 Comments Read More

Between founder and co-owner Steve Beck, along with partner Chris Toppenberg, they’re closing in on a collective century of automotive knowledge. While both men have a longstanding relationship with BMW, and with the shop’s focus on that marque, a morning spent by Petrolicious uncovered that Checkpoint Automotive is much, much more than a simple BMW repair shop.

The President and His Porsche

The President and His Porsche

By Petrolicious Productions / 9 Oct 2014
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I’m the president of a local classic car club, called Retro Car Club and here where I live, in the Belgian countryside, roads are fine but flat. That's why we often go out with others to drive the Ardennes Forest, where there are some beautiful shady, winding roads.

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Raymond Savignac: Always Just Right

Raymond Savignac: Always Just Right

By Ryan Connolly / 8 Oct 2014
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Regardless of his particularly dark outlook on life, Savignac never strayed from his bubbly trademark style. As an apprentice he quickly discovered the necessity to include a human element in his work; and even when his pieces contained only animals, they were sure to still show a facet of human emotion through their facial expressions...

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Dino is Gone but Not Forgotten

Dino is Gone but Not Forgotten

By Markus Haub / 8 Oct 2014 / 14 Comments Read More

Dino was an odd brand, placed somewhere between Fiat and Ferrari. And because Mr. Enzo Ferrari did not want to use his nice black horse logo on cars with fewer than twelve cylinders, they created the “Dino” trademark (named after his son Alfredo, nicknamed Dino). Dino Ferrari was working on a 6-cylinder engine for Formula 2 in the 1950s, before his untimely death.

Five of the Best Late-'60s Pony Cars for Sale Right Now

Five of the Best Late-'60s Pony Cars for Sale Right Now

By Petrolicious Productions / 8 Oct 2014

Although cars ultimately replaced the horse and carriage as a way for the masses to travel, the 1960s saw a new vehicle class with a name recalling both transportation eras: pony cars. Models such as the Ford Mustang gave adventurous buyers sporty lines wrapped around hi-po engines.

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