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A Useless Alfa Romeo Giulia becomes Essential

A Useless Alfa Romeo Giulia becomes Essential

By Petrolicious Productions / 13 Nov 2014
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To restore the body I built a rotisserie. Both side sills, and front and back floors had to be changed. All the mechanics were rebuilt, with an other "mild" engine tuning to get more HP, but keeping the original 1.6 liter capacity. I also added fast road camshafts, high CR forged pistons, electronic ignition and the color went back to its original Petrol Blue, or Bluette 506.

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Despite Lorry and License Issues, Lada Motors On

Despite Lorry and License Issues, Lada Motors On

By Andrey Smazhilo / 13 Nov 2014 / 9 Comments Read More

Last summer, Maxim asked his friend to drive the car to a stance festival due to some driver’s license problems, and unfortunately a truck struck the Lada as they cruised. Thankfully, the car only needed a new door. And funny as it may sound, the car drew lots of attention at the festival also due to the damage and the story behind the dent.

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Classic British Roadsters for Every Budget (Really)

Classic British Roadsters for Every Budget (Really)

By Petrolicious Productions / 12 Nov 2014

Last week we featured classic British roadsters for every budget and, rightfully so, drew some ire for the lack of less expensive options. So this week, we've limited all the featured cars for sale to a more realistic budget. Gather your scally cap and check out these classic British roadsters for sale under $15k.

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This BMW 2002 is a Model of Perfection

This BMW 2002 is a Model of Perfection

By Petrolicious Productions / 12 Nov 2014
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João Elias is a 3d modeler and animator who works for a variety of clients, creating architectural and product visualizations. In his spare time he decided to pursue a passion project honoring one of his all-time favorites, the BMW 2002. His production company, briktop, has won multiple awards but what we'd really like to highlight is the BMW 2002 animation, which he executed from start to finish.

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These Datsun 240Zs Are Animals to Drive

These Datsun 240Zs Are Animals to Drive

By Petrolicious Productions / 11 Nov 2014 / 8 Comments Read More

The only thing rarer than the sight of a Datsun 240Z in the English countryside is the sight of two 240Zs in the English countryside. Spend enough time on the backroads of Kent, however, and chances are Mel Streek and his son, Ollie, will scream past you in their pair of Z cars.

What matters more, form or function?

What matters more, form or function?

By Yoav Gilad / 10 Nov 2014
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I'd argue that some cars more about form than they are about function, sacrificing the latter in honor of the former. After all if you're aiming for a striking form concerns such as legroom, headroom, and whether or not occupants have torsos have to be disregarded to get that roofline a few millimeters lower.

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Frenchman Paul Bracq Responsible for Many Classic German Cars

Frenchman Paul Bracq Responsible for Many Classic German Cars

By Benjamin Shahrabani / 10 Nov 2014 / 5 Comments Read More

Bracq left the studio to begin his mandatory military service from late 1954 to '57; however, the industrious Bracq wouldn’t let something like military service hamper his goal of designing cars. Assigned to a military base in Germany, which was still under Allied “occupation”, Bracq managed to find his way to the Daimler-Benz factory where he boldly exhibited some of his drawings and sketches...

Autumnal Instagram Roundup

Autumnal Instagram Roundup

By Petrolicious Productions / 9 Nov 2014
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We've selected some of our favorite #drivetastefully Instagram photos to share here on our site (left column). You can follow us @PetroliciousCo to get a glimpse behind the scenes of our film and photo shoots, sneak peeks of upcoming video subjects, and keep up to date with our daily automotive adventures. Also featured, on the right, are some Petrolisti who tagged their beautiful shots.

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Top Five Reader Submitted Road-Trip Breakdowns

Top Five Reader Submitted Road-Trip Breakdowns

By Petrolicious Productions / 7 Nov 2014
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A few weeks ago we asked you to share your worst/best stories of road trip breakdowns. We received lots of stories of misfortune found far from home. It seems that Candide's advice to "stay home and tend your garden" isn't such a bad idea. But who can blame us? We love adventure, crave the open road, and being a Petrolista demands you enjoy the experiences that accompany our passion.

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Buy an Acura NSX and Then Test-Drive It (4 of 4)

Buy an Acura NSX and Then Test-Drive It (4 of 4)

By Yoav Gilad / 7 Nov 2014 / 17 Comments Read More

I entered a tight right-hander and downshifted back to second as I swung the NSX towards the inside of the curve. And back onto the gas as the road straightened. Here on my own, I was more comfortable pushing the Acura than when my wife was riding shotgun. And the NSX obliged. I realized that I was dangerously close to being late. Now I had a real incentive to mash it.

Graphic Designer Bob Noorda's Very Systematic Mind

Graphic Designer Bob Noorda's Very Systematic Mind

By Ryan Connolly / 7 Nov 2014
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“Don’t bore the public with mysterious designs.” This no-nonsense quote once verbalized by renowned graphic designer Bob Noorda can be considered the all-encompassing philosophy spanning his entire portfolio of work. His genius simplified designs down to their purest form through a highly elegant, calculated, and systematic approach.

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