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73rd Goodwood Members’ Meeting: Racing in Style

73rd Goodwood Members’ Meeting: Racing in Style

By Jayson Fong / 25 Mar 2015 / 6 Comments Read More

Here’s what you need to know: The Goodwood Members’ Meeting is an incredible assortment of some of the finest machines to have graced racetracks around the world, run across 12 events and two days of racing. It’s quite a show. Now in its second edition of the modern age, the 73rd Goodwood Member’s Meeting had high standards to meet after the “inaugural” event last year when the member’s meeting format returned from almost half a century without it.

The 2015 meeting did not disappoint, with Lord March and the Goodwood Road and Racing Club delivering a memorable spectacle with action packed races and high speed demonstrations from a variety of eras.

How to Sell Your Classic Car at an Auction

How to Sell Your Classic Car at an Auction

By Benjamin Shahrabani / 25 Mar 2015 Read More

Last week, we tackled buying a car at auction, but for someone to buy, someone also needs to sell. This second part details how one can go about selling their collector car at auction. Selling at an auction can be much easier than you might expect, and it doesn’t necessarily have to be all about losing a vehicular member of your household. Again, we have two auction house experts, Drew Alcazar, CEO of Russo & Steele, and Alain Squindo, Vice President at RM Sotheby’s, at our disposal to help answer the important questions.

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A Triumph Thunderbird Bluebird Brought Back from the Dead

A Triumph Thunderbird Bluebird Brought Back from the Dead

By Petrolicious Productions / 24 Mar 2015
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It may not look like it now, but my ownership of this 1951 Triumph Thunderbird “Bluebird” started out disassembled in three Rubbermaid containers! I say my love of vehicles is genetic, inherited from my father, so like many of you when I saw a small Craigslist ad for the motorcycle indicating only a “matching frame and engine”, I knew exactly what I was in for.

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Book Review: Carrozzeria Viotti Torino

Book Review: Carrozzeria Viotti Torino

By Jacopo Villa / 24 Mar 2015

Innovative, stylish and technologically-advanced are three words that help capture the spirit of Carrozzeria Viotti during its active period. It was the result of the dreams and the aspirations of Vittorino Viotti, a young and enthusiastic entrepreneur, who quickly established himself among the most renowned coachbuilders of the pre-Second World War years.

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The BMW R65 is Tailored With a Designer's Touch

The BMW R65 is Tailored With a Designer's Touch

By Petrolicious Productions / 24 Mar 2015 / 5 Comments Read More

Milanese craftsman Franco Augello and his shop Sumisura is now renowned for creating beautifully restored and customized BMW motorcycles, but the story really starts when Augello was just six years old. His grandfather gave Augello a very special Communion gift: a small motorcross bike. Ever since, Augello has been in love with motorcycles.

Has your car helped you get out of a traffic ticket?

 Has your car helped you get out of a traffic ticket?

By Afshin Behnia / 23 Mar 2015
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In 2010, I had planned a “romantic” road trip with Kika up to Big Sur, San Francisco, and the Sonoma wine country. I put romantic in quotes because I also had an ulterior motive: to go to the Monterey car week. But a chance encounter with a California Highway Patrol officer on the way to Big Sur meant that our romantic road trip may not have happened…

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Becoming a Car Enthusiast in an Unexpected Place

Becoming a Car Enthusiast in an Unexpected Place

By Samir Shirazi / 23 Mar 2015 / 8 Comments Read More

Like many of you, I grew up in a car family. It began with my grandfather, a doctor, who sent his driver to buy a brand new American full-sized sedan every single year. Those brand-new sedans are how my family started to fall in love with cars. When my father attended university in Dallas, Texas; he managed to buy, sell, and experience a number of different ones, including muscle cars and British sports cars.

This may sound like the typical start to a car story, but my family is Iranian, and I grew up in Tehran. I'm Samir Shirazi, and I'm a Petrolisti.

The Hollywood Sign is a Special Type of Beacon

The Hollywood Sign is a Special Type of Beacon

By Benjamin Shahrabani / 23 Mar 2015
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Originally erected in 1923, the Hollywood Sign, comprising nine white letters, each 45-feet tall, have become an icon, and helped define a city, and an industry. The sign has been featured in popular culture, and dozens of movies. However, what you may not know is that it wasn’t originally created to promote the movies, or Los Angeles. So how did the world’s most famous sign come to be?

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Celebrating Iranian New Year in Style

Celebrating Iranian New Year in Style

By Samir Shirazi / 21 Mar 2015 / 10 Comments Read More

Loving vehicles from the past means it’s important to work hard on keeping them fit and road ready, as well as share them with friends and family whenever possible. Spring is the natural time for rejuvenation, and today is Nowruz, the Iranian new year—the perfect time to get classic cars out of storage.

Vintage Friday: Remembering Packard

Vintage Friday: Remembering Packard

By Michael Banovsky / 20 Mar 2015
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Today marks the anniversary of James Ward Packard’s death, and I thought it fitting to appreciate some of the timeless designs to come from his family’s company, Packard. Founded by James and his brother William Doud in 1899, Packard was founded with a simple goal: to build the best horseless carriages. Over the years, this led to hundreds of innovations that we still enjoy today...

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Petrolicious Weekend Playlist #2

Petrolicious Weekend Playlist #2

By Michael Banovsky / 20 Mar 2015 / 6 Comments Read More

While it’s nice to remember vehicles as shiny, jewel-like objects, but the fact is that vehicles are just better when they’re getting a workout. This week, we’ve picked clips that show (mostly!) vintage rally machines, crews, and fans enjoying one of the very first extreme sports.

From a historic, award-winning film called Climb Dance that is the stuff of legend, to vintage rally films featuring Paddy Hopkirk offering advice to become a better driver, here’s a short selection of some of our favorite rally clips.

Petrolicious Has a New Managing Editor

Petrolicious Has a New Managing Editor

By Michael Banovsky / 20 Mar 2015
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As you may have noticed over the last two weeks, there’s a new byline (and commenter!) on Petrolicious. I’m honored to join the team here as managing editor, and like many of you, I’ve been a fan of this publication from the beginning.

I find it difficult to talk about myself, so I’ll keep this short and sweet.

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