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A Brief History of the Toyota AE86 Corolla

A Brief History of the Toyota AE86 Corolla

By Petrolicious Productions / 25 Aug 2015 / 1 Comment Read More

For the uninitiated it’s “just a Corolla,” but the AE86 goes by many names. Anime star. O.G. drifter. Hachiroku. Overhyped. AE86 itself is perhaps the nerdiest of them all, named after Toyota’s internal chassis code for the model. Even as recently as a couple of years ago, one could still make the claim that the 1985-97 Toyota Corolla GT-S was unappreciated or underground for most of its life.

Winners Still Stand Out At The Quail

Winners Still Stand Out At The Quail

By Petrolicious Productions / 25 Aug 2015 Read More

We attended The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering during this year’s Monterey car week, but in keeping with the event’s motorsport heritage, we went not looking for concours winners but race winners.

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Living The 86 Life

Living The 86 Life

By Petrolicious Productions / 25 Aug 2015 / 4 Comments Read More

What happens when your passion bleeds into your day job? For Antonio Alvendia, the choice of this particular Toyota coupe says a lot about who he is—both on and off the clock. “I don’t have two of the same car, I have five of the same car… I’m just kind of a victim of a good deal,” he says.

Fighting Time With Classic Cars In Australia

Fighting Time With Classic Cars In Australia

By Petrolicious Productions / 24 Aug 2015 / 1 Comment Read More

All classic car stories seem begin with a childhood crush. Mine was a third generation Corvette spotted in some TV show, in contrast to the depressing Eastern European reality on the streets where I grew up: Russian Ladas and Romanian Dacias. Freedom kicked in around the early ’90s, and by 2000 I was living the dream with a 1978 Collector’s Edition ‘Vette. In 2006, I moved to Australia. The Land Down Under didn’t have one thing, though: a “regularity” rally.

Up Close And Personal With A Most Dramatic Alfa Romeo

Up Close And Personal With A Most Dramatic Alfa Romeo

By Petrolicious Productions / 24 Aug 2015
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I feel like being in front of some abstract art: the SZ is something you’re unable to understand immediately. After a minute, or ten, I start seeing its pureness. Hate or love it, the SZ is maybe the best-driving car Alfa Romeo built, from the very first up to the Giulia GTA and even the new 4C. With its looks as they are, it’s not a design exercise for museums, at all—but one for driving!

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Love Porsche? You’d Feel At Home At The Werks Reunion

Love Porsche? You’d Feel At Home At The Werks Reunion

By Andrew Schneider / 24 Aug 2015 Read More

When over 700 Porsches show up to an event, you realize the Porsche community is second to none. The Porsche brand is more than a marque. It is a brand that links generations and fosters relationships. I met some incredible individuals during my time at the Werks Reunion all more than happy to talk about the history of their cars. Here are the highlights.

How Did You Realize That You Love Cars?

How Did You Realize That You Love Cars?

By Michael Banovsky / 24 Aug 2015
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On my desk sits Road & Track Presents Exotic Cars: 5, a short-lived special series of magazines that the publication put out in the ’80s and ’90s. It morphed into Road & Track: Exotic Cars Quarterly, but that’s not the point. What’s important is that a magazine very much like this one made me realize I wanted to do something in the auto industry as a career.

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The Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance At Dawn Is Perfect

The Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance At Dawn Is Perfect

By Andrew Schneider / 22 Aug 2015 Read More

My alarm blared on the bedside table: 3:45 am. The excitement had kept me from sleeping for more than an hour, anyways. I promptly threw the covers off and started to prep my camera bag. It was the morning of the Concours d’Elegance, and as we’ve said, Dawn Patrol is the only way to do it.

Germany’s Best Celebrated At Legends Of The Autobahn

Germany’s Best Celebrated At Legends Of The Autobahn

By Andrew Schneider / 21 Aug 2015 Read More

Legends of the Autobahn is an event that represents German automotive engineering. While BMW held a large presence at the event, Audi and Mercedes had quite a showing as well. However, BMW had quite the number of surprises up their sleeve for this years event, including the decision to show one of three M3 GTRs to the public: This is the first time the car has been shown to the public since 2001 and it’s first time stateside! It was a special moment, indeed.

Darkness And The Light Battle At Silverstone

Darkness And The Light Battle At Silverstone

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

When bad weather hits a vintage racing event, what happens? They race. Though Silverstone Classic was held in July, we wanted to find a more interesting way of conveying the atmosphere of this unique and impressive three-day event. From an auction to many different classes of car sharing track time, it was certainly a fun weekend out. Until the rain, that is.

The Rolex Motorsport Reunion at Laguna Seca is Time Warp

The Rolex Motorsport Reunion at Laguna Seca is Time Warp

By Andrew Schneider / 21 Aug 2015 / 1 Comment Read More

The Rolex Motorsport Reunion at Laguna Seca is an event that makes it possible for enthusiasts to experience the best years of competitive motorsport. Imagine being trackside as James Hunt’s McLaren rips down the corkscrew. Or watching more than 30 Shelby GT350s fly around turn two, side by side, as the drivers barely manage to keep the rear from slipping out from under them.

Let’s Go To The Auto Show!

Let’s Go To The Auto Show!

By Petrolicious Productions / 21 Aug 2015
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Just how are you able to get people to attend an auto show? A big promotion helps, but our favorite has long been the simple event poster. Usually featuring some incredible artwork never to be seen again, we’ve recently started geeking out over vintage auto show posters from around the world.

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