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A Tasteful Trip: Foods of the Mille Miglia

A Tasteful Trip: Foods of the Mille Miglia

By Petrolicious Productions / 16 May 2015 Read More

Of course, you visit and participate in the Mille Miglia because you love cars. But there is much more to Italy than great driving roads and history—and don’t tell us you were planning on finding your meals in between fuel additives at the closest gas station.
With a varied selection of dishes from towns and regions along the Mille Miglia route, our handy graphic is a great way to ensure you’re ordering the local specialty—and trying something new. Here are our foods of the Mille Miglia.

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The Golden Age of Racing Comes Alive in These Videos

The Golden Age of Racing Comes Alive in These Videos

By Petrolicious Productions / 15 May 2015 / 2 Comments Read More

What is it about the early days of racing that’s still so captivating today? Here, we celebrate interesting cars and films that captured those years, and in one case, a company even tries to tie its early history into its then-modern ‘60s sports car—with mixed success. Enjoy this unprecedented look at racing’s Golden Era with these largely forgotten mini-documentaries and clips.

The Fiat 1100 Zagato is a Worthy Mille Miglia Contender

The Fiat 1100 Zagato is a Worthy Mille Miglia Contender

By Jacopo Villa / 15 May 2015
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Yes, the Fiat 1100 Zagato is a delight to drive. I had the opportunity to take the wheel in the days before the Mille Miglia, in the Zagato headquarters while they were loading it and in the roads around the Garda lake during the training of Scuderia Zagato in Sirmione. For the race, however, I’ll be co-driving this rare machine.

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Can You Believe Our Bad Luck Before the Mille Miglia?

Can You Believe Our Bad Luck Before the Mille Miglia?

By Jacopo Villa / 15 May 2015 / 1 Comment Read More

I think I've lost 20 years of my life by inhaling the gasoline fumes coming out of the engine and the tank of our 1100 Zagato. But it was so worth it! Today was the first day of racing and I had the first taste of what the Mille Miglia feels like. Even better, I got the chance to experience long distance racing in a vintage car.

What Can a Spectator See at the Mille Miglia?

What Can a Spectator See at the Mille Miglia?

By Robert Little / 14 May 2015
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Now an event for classic car enthusiasts, the Mille Miglia has morphed from a dangerous road race into an unforgettable Italian spectacle. Read our reader Robert Little’s account of last year’s event and get a sense for why the Mille Miglia should be on your bucket list.

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Trofeo Luciano Nicolis: It’s Better to Break down Before the Mille Miglia

Trofeo Luciano Nicolis: It’s Better to Break down Before the Mille Miglia

By Jacopo Villa / 14 May 2015

The Mille Miglia start is near and all around Northern Italy and the air is filled with excitement and joy. In this time of the year, you feel like it's Christmas Eve for Petrolheads. In 2015, when classic car enthusiasm is booming all across the Globe, we cannot just wait a week more: we want to see old cars racing on public roads now! And the Trofeo Luciano Nicolis is a good way to start.

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We’re Unexpectedly Navigating in the Mille Miglia!

We’re Unexpectedly Navigating in the Mille Miglia!

By Jacopo Villa / 14 May 2015 Read More

If you want to follow the Mille Miglia, there's no better place than from a vintage car. It's the perfect and, yes, challenging place for a journalist to be working on a 4 day coverage. I shouldn't complain for lack of inspiration to inspire my articles!
Here’s what you can expect to see over the next few days on Petrolicious.

This Nissan Fairlady 240Z-L Is A Rare Japanese Survivor

This Nissan Fairlady 240Z-L Is A Rare Japanese Survivor

By Petrolicious Productions / 14 May 2015
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I wish I could say I grew up learning how to wrench for my father, but in reality it was very much a self-taught skill. I began my petrolhead ways tinkering with a number of cars. However, a few years in, I began to losing interest in working on modern cars. I found little satisfaction from driving my completed projects and yearned for something more pure. This is when the Datsun 240Z came into my life.

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9 Racing Photos That Leave Us Breathless

9 Racing Photos That Leave Us Breathless

By Petrolicious Productions / 14 May 2015
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The spirit of competition is alive this week, as the classic car world settles in for another running of the reborn Mille Miglia. This week, we asked you for shots from the world of racing, and you did not disappoint. These are our 9 favorites.

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The Movie Heat Is Pretty Great For Car Lovers

The Movie Heat Is Pretty Great For Car Lovers

By Benjamin Shahrabani / 13 May 2015
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“Now, for the first time, America’s two most electrifying actors collide!” promised the trailer for Michael Mann's Heat. Al Pacino and Robert De Niro were Mann’s top choices for the two lead roles in Heat—a cop, Vincent Hanna, and the career criminal he is chasing, Neil McCauley. The hunter and his prey. And even though it’s not a car movie, the vehicles involved are pretty inspired choices.

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