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Long Walks to BMW Are a Badge of Honor

Long Walks to BMW Are a Badge of Honor

By Petrolicious Productions / 13 Jan 2015
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I had been searching for the kind of car that when I walk away from it and look back, I'd smile (and I still do that every time). Every guy from my class thinks I'm a fool when I park the BMW a kilometer from my school because the spaces are too tight and I'm afraid my doors will get dinged, but I wear it as a badge of honor.

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He Built This Alfa Romeo Giulia, It Built His Career

He Built This Alfa Romeo Giulia, It Built His Career

By Petrolicious Productions / 13 Jan 2015 / 14 Comments Read More

Most people use their job as a way to get a car. Dorian Valenzuela, however, is not most people: he used his 1970 Alfa Romeo Giulia 1300 Super to land a job, in this case at Singer Vehicle Design, where he helps create that company's bespoke Porsche 911s.

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Classic Mercedes-Benz Is a Star in Poland

Classic Mercedes-Benz Is a Star in Poland

By Benjamin Shahrabani / 12 Jan 2015 / 3 Comments Read More

Wojtek says his car elicits strong reactions from people. Classic cars always seem to, and he recounted a story to us from recent memory, where “… During refueling at a gas station a stranger came up…and said, thank you for improving my mood today. It is beautiful." He loves that his 300 can improve someone's day. But moreover, he says he loves the way the 300 makes him feel.

Carros de Cuba Calendar Highlights Cuban Automotive Culture

Carros de Cuba Calendar Highlights Cuban Automotive Culture

By Petrolicious Productions / 9 Jan 2015
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New year, new calendar, new places to explore. Degler’s printed-in-Italy calendar brings it all together for us in their 2015 Collector’s Edition by showcasing Carros de Cuba, a stylishly curated collection of automotive images that pay tribute to the “cars that have survived over half a century on the island thanks to the inventiveness of the Cuban people.”

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Book Review: Drive

Book Review: Drive

By Benjamin Shahrabani / 9 Jan 2015
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Andrew Bush is an artist, but instead of using a brush, his preferred implement is a camera lens. From 1989 through 1997, Bush took a series photographs of people driving on Los Angeles's roads, a city well known for its car culture, and other parts of the United States. The collection, known as the Vector Portraits, is published in his book Drive.

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The Lamborghini Countach is a Concept Car Come True

The Lamborghini Countach is a Concept Car Come True

By Petrolicious Productions / 8 Jan 2015 / 7 Comments Read More

“Breath-taking” just barely described Marcello Gandini’s design for Bertone, and it was nothing short of spectacular. Angular, low slung, and aggressive, the Countach was the antithesis of the curvaceous automobiles penned in the 1960s. When the production version arrived three years later at the 1974 Geneva Auto Show, the car was clearly more refined and ready for road use.

These Alpines are French National Treasures

These Alpines are French National Treasures

By Petrolicious Productions / 8 Jan 2015
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The Vallée de Chevreuse, southwest of Paris, is a green and peaceful area full of forests and open country, crossed by roads that become regional classic car enthusiasts’ favorite playgrounds on weekends. We are three friends fond of Alpines: Jean-Pascal, Eric, and of course Antony, our talented photographer who accompanied us to shoot.

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Classic German Convertibles Under $50,000, Available Now

Classic German Convertibles Under $50,000, Available Now

By Petrolicious Productions / 7 Jan 2015

Before they sold twin-turbo twelve-cylinder retractable hardtop convertibles, Germany exported some great convertibles predestined to be today’s classics. The classic German convertible was never intended to set track records but to connect you with the outside in a tasteful driving experience...

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Mount Gallery to Open Exhibit on Golden Age of American Car Design

Mount Gallery to Open Exhibit on Golden Age of American Car Design

By Petrolicious Productions / 7 Jan 2015
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Opening in about two weeks, “When the Future had Fins: American Automotive Designs and Concepts, 1959-1973” is a Los Angeles gallery show curated by Christopher Mount, the man responsible for bringing the Jaguar E-type to the Museum of Modern Art. “When the Future had Fins” is a retrospective of a halcyonic fourteen-year period in American automotive design...

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From Tractors to a Classic Mercedes Coupé

From Tractors to a Classic Mercedes Coupé

By Petrolicious Productions / 6 Jan 2015
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I grew up driving tractors on a dairy farm, but the first car I drove on a regular basis, after I got my driver's license, was my parent's 1993 Mercedes 220E. It was very rusty, the suspension was worn, the exhaust was held up by a bit of wire and every gear change with the 4-speed automatic had a chance of breaking your back. But driving that car had left quite an impression on me.

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BMW E28 5-Series Are the Ideal Family Cars

BMW E28 5-Series Are the Ideal Family Cars

By Petrolicious Productions / 6 Jan 2015 / 14 Comments Read More

When the Caccavos made the “$10,000 Rule,” Dean was on the hunt for a BMW E28 M5. He found a 1988 model for just under $9,500, snapped it up, and today, more than 200,000 miles later, it’s still his daily driver. Dean enjoyed the E28 platform so much that he eventually bought a 1987 535is for DonnaRae–for less than $10,000, of course.