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Color Inspiration: Green

Color Inspiration: Green

By Jonathan WC Mills / 17 Mar 2015 Read More

"I wanted to win in a green car…" Stirling Moss, Amelia Island, Florida, 2015.

I am writing these words soon after hearing legendary racing driver Sir Stirling Moss utter them. At the time, they rang as both a strong nod to his own patriotism as well as a call to action in appreciation of a fantastic color: green.

More than Luck: the Story of Alfa Romeo’s Quadrifoglio Badge

More than Luck: the Story of Alfa Romeo’s Quadrifoglio Badge

By Michael Banovsky / 16 Mar 2015 / 1 Comment Read More

At the turn of the 20th century, motor racing was an incredibly dangerous sport that often claimed the lives of its most talented drivers. From the crucible of early motorsport competition, one symbol in particular signifies the unbreakable spirit of drivers who raced on the very edge in search of fame and fortune: the Quadrifoglio four-leaf clover emblem.

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What’s Your Best Experience as a Passenger?

What’s Your Best Experience as a Passenger?

By Michael Banovsky / 16 Mar 2015
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With most of the car world devoted to making drivers happy, what of passengers? As a passenger, memorable experiences often depend on the vehicle, the road, the driver, and any other passengers. If one of those things is off, the drive may be unbearable. Get all four in sync, however, and it may not matter that you’re just a passenger. To prove it, I’d like to tell you about a very special Porsche…

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Petrolicious Weekend Playlist

Petrolicious Weekend Playlist

By Michael Banovsky / 13 Mar 2015 / 8 Comments Read More

With the current season of Top Gear on hiatus after Jeremy Clarksons as-yet unknown transgression, we realized that there would be time this weekend when millions of enthusiasts would find themselves without their favorite show to watch. In the spirit of capturing and sharing amazing car stories, we’ve created this playlist of car videos that share a common theme: racing. Many are hidden gems pulled from now-digitized film archives, and we’ve tried to balance the action: yes, Jackie Stewart really did recommend the Ford Tempo.

Book Review: Inside SCG 003

Book Review: Inside SCG 003

By Michael Banovsky / 13 Mar 2015
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The birth of a new carmaker is to be celebrated, and Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus, otherwise known as SCG, has already been making waves with their latest project, the road and race 003. With entry to this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans secured, a team was on hand to document every step of 003’s design and build process, this book is essentially a behind-the-scenes look at how a new supercar is born.

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Perfect Anti-heroes: Diabolik and the Jaguar E-Type

Perfect Anti-heroes: Diabolik and the Jaguar E-Type

By Jacopo Villa / 13 Mar 2015 / 5 Comments Read More

Diabolik is a cult Italian comic book that narrates the story of an astute, highly intelligent thief who has been an anti-hero for many years. Born in the 1960s, Diabolik was conceived as a refreshing evening read for passengers of Milanese evening commuter trains—and has remained popular ever since.

To understand how a uniquely Italian master thief came to use a Jaguar E-Type as his getaway car, and why the series has been such an influence on modern culture, I met with the CEO of Diabolik, Mario Gomboli. Read on to see how this ‘bad boy’ criminal has evolved over the years

Proof That Concept Cars Were Made to Be Driven

Proof That Concept Cars Were Made to Be Driven

By Michael Banovsky / 13 Mar 2015
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For today’s Vintage Friday post, I was inspired by the recent sightings of the Mercedes-Benz F 015 “driving” around San Francisco. The reaction must have been much the same throughout history—but especially in the ‘60s and ‘70s—as concept cars were generally one-off, drivable cars.

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Why is Amelia Island Such an Important Place for Car Lovers?

Why is Amelia Island Such an Important Place for Car Lovers?

By Michael Banovsky / 12 Mar 2015 / 2 Comments Read More

The small town of Amelia Island, Florida, may seem like an unlikely place to attract some of the world’s most legendary automotive personalities and vehicles. From honoring Sir Stirling Moss to reuniting the Alfa Romeo BAT concept cars, to, as in our lead photo, artfully exhibiting BMW’s priceless Art Cars, every year the Amelia Island Concours features attractions that are nearly impossible to see anywhere else.

How did the world’s best come to visit this small town every March? It all started in 1996 thanks to an enthusiast named Bill Warner.

In Photos: The Outstanding Maserati Ghibli Spyder

In Photos: The Outstanding Maserati Ghibli Spyder

By Jacopo Villa / 11 Mar 2015 / 8 Comments Read More

What does it take to leave the house early enough to watch worms wiggle out of bed? When your photographer mentions a Maserati Ghibli Spyder, well, it’s a good idea to clear your calendar and head out to experience one of the finest classic Italian sports cars.

Alex Wakefield and the Art of Capturing Speed

Alex Wakefield and the Art of Capturing Speed

By Michael Banovsky / 11 Mar 2015

With an eye for detail and talent for capturing motion, Iowa, USA-based artist Alex Wakefield is seemingly able to freeze time and show past motorsport triumphs in a new light. We take a look at what makes his work unique, and share a special offer he’s extended to Petrolicious readers.

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A Look at the Rare and Racy Nardi-Danese 6C

A Look at the Rare and Racy Nardi-Danese 6C

By Benjamin Shahrabani / 10 Mar 2015 Read More

With a career spent rubbing shoulders with Ferrari, Lancia, and other great marques, Enrico Nardi found himself driving and engineering iconic Italian cars. Using his own ideas, however, Nardi was able to create this stunning race car years before his company would turn to steering wheels and performance accessories.