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Stalking RennDrive, Thailand’s RWB-heavy Porsche Group

Stalking RennDrive, Thailand’s RWB-heavy Porsche Group

By Petrolicious Productions / 22 Jul 2015 / 6 Comments Read More

Like Star Wars, the Porsche 911 has recently enjoyed a resurgence thanks to enthusiasts who have grown up with it. And among the younger fans of this iconic sports car, there are no 911s more cool—more “Rebel Alliance”—than those built by Japanese tuner Rauh-Welt Begriff, more commonly known as RWB. But how I came face-to-face with some of the finest RWBs in Sepang, Malaysia, is a much longer story.

The Snake That Conquered The World

The Snake That Conquered The World

By Benjamin Shahrabani / 21 Jul 2015
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Few cars stand out as instantly recognizable to a broad swath of the populace, but the Shelby Cobra is, indisputably, one of those that do. There are many stories about this iconic car, so how well does this particular book pay tribute

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What Made The Datsun 510 Bluebird Coupe So Special?

What Made The Datsun 510 Bluebird Coupe So Special?

By Petrolicious Productions / 21 Jul 2015 / 4 Comments Read More

Nowadays there are few cars from Japan’s Miracle Years that escape the collector’s eye, but long before every grandma’s Toyota Corona or obscure Isuzu was sought for by street tuner and speculator alike, the Datsun 510 stood alone at the forefront of the classic J-tin vanguard.

A Stickered-Up Formula 1 Car That Manages To Look Just Right

A Stickered-Up Formula 1 Car That Manages To Look Just Right

By Joel Clark / 21 Jul 2015
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To start at the beginning, we need to go back to my favourite Scalextric car, the Fly Saudi-liveried Williams of the early ’80s. Many a brotherly fight occurred if my younger sibling thought he could race it when I wasn't there, and from then on I became a devout Williams follower. At the top of the list? “Red 5”.

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The Nissan Bluebird is a Little Beast

The Nissan Bluebird is a Little Beast

By Petrolicious Productions / 21 Jul 2015 / 3 Comments Read More

Saying that a car is able to get under one’s skin sounds like an exaggeration, but Nissan enthusiast Troy Ermish has more than a little appreciation for the 510. Ermish says that his love for the model comes down to one similarity between him and his cars: they’re tough.

Heaven is Handmade

Heaven is Handmade

By Michael Banovsky / 20 Jul 2015
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It’s not uncommon to build a car yourself. Toiling away, assembling components, restoring where needed—many of our videos have these things as a central theme. Believe it or not, there are many handbuilt cars out there, and often these one-offs fall to the march of history after a few decades. I hope that Peter Giacobbi’s 1959 Ferrari 250 TR recreation sticks around longer than that.

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Formula 1 Cars In An Unnatural Habitat

Formula 1 Cars In An Unnatural Habitat

By Nat Twiss / 20 Jul 2015 / 4 Comments Read More

It’s always a treat to see an F1 car. It doesn’t matter how you feel about the current situation in the elite tier of open wheel racing—there is just something about Formula One that grabs you by the shoulders and shakes you to your core. The collection that was on display and driving at the Goodwood Festival of Speed was, frankly, astounding.

Racing In The Land Of The Rising Sun

Racing In The Land Of The Rising Sun

By Petrolicious Productions / 17 Jul 2015 / 1 Comment Read More

After joining the world stage in earnest more than 50 years after some other manufacturers, Japanese manufacturers sought to quickly make a name for themselves using a number of different tactics. A reputation for build quality and reliability is likely the most successful of these, but most interesting are the nation’s approach to racing.

Remember When Good Car Stereos Were Aftermarket?

Remember When Good Car Stereos Were Aftermarket?

By Michael Banovsky / 17 Jul 2015
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The best car stereo I’ve heard was the first version made for the Audi A8 by Bang & Olufsen. I heard the system in 2009, and it blew me away—and that’s not something I say lightly. I’m a big fan of listening to great music, loud, in the car. For people like me, however, things used to be much different.

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110 MPH Terror From Italy: A Tuned Fiat 1100 TV by Pininfarina

110 MPH Terror From Italy: A Tuned Fiat 1100 TV by Pininfarina

By Jacopo Villa / 17 Jul 2015 / 5 Comments Read More

The summer is dedicated to car enthusiasts: the Mille Miglia, Goodwood, Villa d'Este, and so many others are among the major events that we wait for all year long, plus every weekend, you can go to different local car gatherings. And that’s how I stumbled upon the beauty you see here.

Looking Back At A Forgotten Mercedes-Benz Gullwing Supercar

Looking Back At A Forgotten Mercedes-Benz Gullwing Supercar

By Petrolicious Productions / 16 Jul 2015 / 6 Comments Read More

Mercedes-Benz's return to motor-racing in the late 1980s proved to be very successful, very quickly. Encouraged by its on-track exploits, the engineers at Stuttgart set out to construct a road-legal counterpart to the C11. The result, which was unveiled at the 1991 Frankfurt International Motor Show, was the C112.