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The Fiat 2300 S Coupe Is Suspended in Time

The Fiat 2300 S Coupe Is Suspended in Time

By Petrolicious Productions / 9 Jul 2013 / 12 Comments Read More

There may be no better way of describing the owning of a vintage car than as an island in an ocean of technology. For Pierantonio Micciarelli of Milan, Italy, this island comes in the form of a Fiat 2300 S Coupe. With so many rules and regulations to owning a vintage car in Italy, owning a car like this isn't just a means of transportation but a dedication to style, craftsmanship, and commitment. In a world of technology, this leaves Pierantonio, and many of us who choose the vintage car lifestyle, suspended in time.

Keep Time in Style with a Vintage Chronograph

Keep Time in Style with a Vintage Chronograph

By Sean Lorentzen / 8 Jul 2013
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Watches, especially mechanically driven examples, in many ways, are not unlike an early 911. Beautifully engineered for a singular purpose, there may be more accurate, more practical, and far cheaper ways nowadays to accomplish the job, but nothing else has the same feel or charisma. Perhaps the most automotive-minded group of watches are the chronographs.

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Three GTI Cars Battle to Be Hot Hatch King

Three GTI Cars Battle to Be Hot Hatch King

By Clayton Seams / 8 Jul 2013
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In 1989, car buyers shopping for cheap thrills had their choice of three GTIs: The original VW Golf GTI, the now iconic Peugeot 205 GTI, and the featherweight Suzuki Swift GTi. All three cars shared a common name, but each front-drive boxes of fun hailed from three different countries and showcased three very different approaches to creating entertaining yet functional front-drive transportation.

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Belgian Builder Brings Back MKII Golf GTI’s Sparkle

Belgian Builder Brings Back MKII Golf GTI’s Sparkle

By Petrolicious Productions / 5 Jul 2013

The first generation Golf GTI may rightly get all the credit for sparking the hot hatch revolution, but it’s arguably the MKII which perfected the formula. It's large enough to be an easy day-to-day travel companion, small enough to navigate city living, modern enough to be moderately comfortable, reliable and safe, yet just old enough to capture the tail end of the classic era.

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Coffee Pot Trucks Raised a Buzz for Consumers in 1950s Europe

Coffee Pot Trucks Raised a Buzz for Consumers in 1950s Europe

By Petrolicious Productions / 5 Jul 2013
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The Oscar Meyer Weinermobile may take all the credit for novelty mobile advertising, but it’s a concept that’s existed nearly as long as the automobile itself. We’ve seen photos of motorized navel oranges, beer cans, refrigerators, bananas, even loaves of bread. This week we’re featuring Gevalia-liveried coffee-pot trucks, apparently taken in early 1950s-era Europe.

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Have A Happy 4th of July

Have A Happy 4th of July

By Petrolicious Productions / 4 Jul 2013

Here are some patriotic, all-American cars in honor of the Independence Day of the United States. We hope all of you Petrolisti in the US have a fun and safe holiday and that you're able to take your vintage cars for a spin on this summer day. We thank you for all of your comments, emails, and support.

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The 1926 Renault 40CV Broke Speed Records with Brute Force

The 1926 Renault 40CV Broke Speed Records with Brute Force

By Clayton Seams / 3 Jul 2013
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During the dawn of the motorcar, automotive dinosaurs ruled the earth. These monstrous, smoke belching mastodons roared across banked racetracks and smooth beaches. Piloted by fearless, leather-helmeted young men, these cars became legends. Bigger was usually faster, and the 1926 Renault 40CV Type NM was one of the fastest of them all.

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Go Like Hell

Go Like Hell

By Josh Clason / 3 Jul 2013

What do you do when you are faced with the task of cramming yourself into a plane for 12 hours? For myself, I realize that I will finally have some time to pick up a book and read for a good long while. So where do I turn for book recommendations? To our faithful Petrolicious readers.

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A Rusty Datsun Z Brought Me into the World of Classic Cars

A Rusty Datsun Z Brought Me into the World of Classic Cars

By Clayton Seams / 3 Jul 2013
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For many years, classic cars were simply things I read about in books. I had memorized all the famous big blocks of the pre-OPEC era but in my young mind, cool cars stopped being made in 1974 and they definitely weren't made by the Japanese or the Germans. When I was 17 years old, I underwent a bit of a metamorphosis.

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The Uncompromising Legendary Lancia Stratos

The Uncompromising Legendary Lancia Stratos

By Petrolicious Productions / 2 Jul 2013 / 11 Comments Read More

It is hard to argue with the pedigree of the Lancia Stratos. Built with one uncompromising vision, the Stratos captured the hearts of many. Phillip Toledano was one of those, and for him, purchasing a car built with one purpose was a dream come true. As an artist, Phil was attracted to the Bertone wedge design and gives us a glimpse of what it is like to live with the fabled Stratos.

Saab 900 Turbo Offered High Performance with a Side of Weird

Saab 900 Turbo Offered High Performance with a Side of Weird

By Alan Franklin / 2 Jul 2013
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Dreaming about odd cars is a guilty pleasure of mine. Willfully strange engineering, whether an improvement over convention or not, simply appeals to me on a very base level. Citroëns, Tatras, early Lancias, Soviet hatchbacks, Wankel-powered things—I love them all, Saabs in particular. The one Saab I’ve always lusted for is a 900 Turbo.

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