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Footage of Alpine A110 Winning 1973 World Rally Championship

Footage of Alpine A110 Winning 1973 World Rally Championship

By Petrolicious Productions / 8 Nov 2013
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Introduced at the Paris motor show in 1972, the Renault Alpine A110 was exactly what the doctor ordered for Renault's motorsports program. A punchy four-cylinder engine shrouded in a lightweight fiberglass/polymer body was the perfect recipe for rally dreams. This archival footage from the 1973 FIA World Rally Championship shows this victor in action.

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Drivers' Cinema: The Driver (1978)

Drivers' Cinema: The Driver (1978)

By Andrew Schneider / 8 Nov 2013

Before there was the Ryan Gosling remake, there was the Ryan O'Neal original. The Driver, from 1978, is a classic '70s car chase flick, complete with unusual camera angles and massive American sedans doing unfathomable stunts. 

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Art Center Hosts Eclectic Transportation Showcase

Art Center Hosts Eclectic Transportation Showcase

By Ezekiel Wheeler / 8 Nov 2013
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For the past decade, the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, has been providing something a little different for the automotive community to enjoy. Yes, they still churn out futuristic car designs, but they also host a rather unique car show on their main campus. The Art Center Car Classic is a gathering of eclectic transportation vehicles where design prevails over brand loyalty.

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Fearing Death in a 1927 Bugatti Is Addicting

Fearing Death in a 1927 Bugatti Is Addicting

By Afshin Behnia / 7 Nov 2013
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The Journées d’Automne rally held a couple of weeks ago and organized by Veuve Clicquot and Chapal provided the opportunity to ride in a 1927 Bugatti Type 35B in signature Bugatti French blue with beautiful patina on the Circuit des Écuyers track in France. There were no seatbelts or roll-bars—the helmet and my ability to keep myself inside the car were the only safety devices available.

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1978 Porsche 911

1978 Porsche 911

By Petrolicious Productions / 7 Nov 2013
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Mark Morrissey has a thing for endurance racers and rally cars from the late '60s and early '70s. Which might explain why his Porsche 911 looks a few years older than it actual 1978 vintage. For the last eight years, he has spent his weekends racking up miles at vintage rallies as well as on personal drives, with the odometer now reading well past the 200,000-mile mark.

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Interview with British Automotive Vinyl Artist

Interview with British Automotive Vinyl Artist

By Petrolicious Productions / 7 Nov 2013
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Automotive artist Joel Clark of Buckinghamshire, England, grew up visiting the Silverstone Circuit and riding in backseats of his dad's vintage cars. Joel also grew up creating art, and now, about 34 years later, he can finally say that he has reached the goal he had beginning at age five to merge his two passions drawing cars for a living. More specifically, Joel is a vinyl artist.

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Event Inspiration: Champagne Wishes & Leather-made Dreams

Event Inspiration: Champagne Wishes & Leather-made Dreams

By Petrolicious Productions / 6 Nov 2013

Our rally and track experiences during this year's Journées d’Automne were inspiring. This rally is exclusive to vintage cars where participants cruise from château to château with some of the most extravagant owners of the region. We assembled some items inspired by the race, the drink, and the picturesque region this all took place: Champagne, France. 

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How to Crash a Vintage Car Rally and Get Away With It

How to Crash a Vintage Car Rally and Get Away With It

By Afshin Behnia / 6 Nov 2013
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An inspiring sight at vintage car rallies is a row of period sports cars winding through beautiful country roads or along coastal highways. Unfortunately there are invariably one or two party crashers with new cars (usually journalists) who ruin an otherwise beautiful line-up with their bland new vehicles. Last month, I mentally prepared myself to be that guy.

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1974 Ford Capri

1974 Ford Capri

By Petrolicious Productions / 5 Nov 2013
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Dane Withers is only 21 years of age and lives in a small town in Southern England, and he has already owned several different Ford Capris. In fact, he purchased his first one at the age of 19 before he'd ever even had a driving lesson. His love for these cars started when he was only five years old and because every weekend his grandfather took him for a ride in his white Capri.

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The Ringbrothers

The Ringbrothers

By Petrolicious Productions / 5 Nov 2013 / 6 Comments Read More

One might not expect a small Wisconsin town in the middle of the state to make much of a distinction on a map, but Spring Green bucks this trend. First, Frank Lloyd Wright built the local and well-known landmark, Taliesin, and second, Ringbrothers set up shop. Brothers Mike and Jim Ring have been building cars together since 1994 and have been responsible for creating some of the most talked-about custom muscle cars of the past few years. We took a look at where they started and went for rides with their '65 Mustang "Producer" and '64 Fairlane "Afterburner".

The Alpine A110 Is at Home in the French Countryside

The Alpine A110 Is at Home in the French Countryside

By Petrolicious Productions / 4 Nov 2013 / 13 Comments Read More

Originally purchased in the early 1970s by the Alpine Dutch Club president in The Netherlands, this 1972 Renault Alpine A110 1600 S didn’t see the open road too often, since roads in The Netherlands during that time period were more dirt than tarmac. Spotting an Alpine A110 is always a beautiful thing, but what's more beautiful is to see one gliding through the French countryside on its home soil.

Now Is the Best Time to Own a Vintage Car

Now Is the Best Time to Own a Vintage Car

By Adam Kaslikowski / 4 Nov 2013
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Only now are enthusiasts able to keep a greater number, and a eclectic stable of vintage metal on the road. We are in a golden age of old cars and motorcycles hidden amongst our midst. Gone are the days of relying on garage sales and yearly meet-ups for parts and advice––we’ve got eBay and Craigslist!

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