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Petrolicious 2013 Year in Rearview

Petrolicious 2013 Year in Rearview

By Petrolicious Productions / 1 Jan 2014
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2013 marked our first full year of Petrolicious, and as we look back, we recognize what a year it has been!  For all of us here at Petrolicious, 2013 was a year of inspiration. Whether it was the cars, garages, events, or the people we met, 2013 inspired us to drive more, explore, finish our projects, and dream of cars yet to come into our lives. Here are some of our favorite moments.

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Love for '70s Italians Peaks with a RHD Lamborghini Urraco P250

Love for '70s Italians Peaks with a RHD Lamborghini Urraco P250

By Petrolicious Productions / 31 Dec 2013
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Lee Griffiths' 1974 Lamborghini Urraco P250 is rare, being one of the only right-hand drive Urracos made. No one knows precisely how many right-hand drive versions were made since the factory didn't keep good records, but the number is fewer than fifty. Lee almost passed up the chance to be the caretaker of this beautiful supercar, but we're glad that's not how things turned out.

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Which Drivetrain Drives You?

Which Drivetrain Drives You?

By Jonathan WC Mills / 30 Dec 2013
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Front-wheel drive? Rear-wheel drive? All of the wheels together? Each option has its pros and cons. This is an eternal debate among consumers, engineers and car enthusiasts, and it's a debate that remains waged in the showroom and in some ways, the rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive are certainly the drivetrains of the moment.

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Jeep Weathers the Winter Storms

Jeep Weathers the Winter Storms

By Petrolicious Productions / 27 Dec 2013
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According to vintage advertisements, Jeeps are solid winter vehicles; they emphatically tout Jeeps' four-wheel drive capabilities and solid traction. "Let it snow. Let it drift. Let it sleet. Let the streets go unplowed and let the faint of spirit stay locked behnd garage doors till spring thaw", claims one ad. "You're like a kid with a new sled", says another. Do you agree?

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Driving This Porsche 964 Hot Rod Leaves No Room for Indifference

Driving This Porsche 964 Hot Rod Leaves No Room for Indifference

By Petrolicious Productions / 26 Dec 2013
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Alexander Bermudez of Pasadena, California, never thought he'd be the proud owner of a 1990 Porsche 964 RS clone, but after the owner who was a friend of his urged Alexander to take a test drive, there was no other possible outcome. Once free of the parking lot, the car exploded to life, howling down the street like nothing Alexander had ever experienced before.

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Nothing Says "Merry Christmas" like a Ken Ebert Winter Scene

Nothing Says

By Petrolicious Productions / 25 Dec 2013
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Even if you aren't in a snowy location, it's hard not to get caught up in the festiveness that Ken Eberts conveys in his Christmas-themed automotive art. Vintage automobiles, wreaths, lighted Christmas trees, carolers, holiday parties, and warm houses are typical subjects of Ken Ebert's winter scenes, and we want to jump right in to this festive town to celebrate with them.

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Loyal Young UK Owner Sees His Mini Through Rust & a Rebuild

Loyal Young UK Owner Sees His Mini Through Rust & a Rebuild

By Petrolicious Productions / 24 Dec 2013
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At the age of 21, Jordan Koroknai has already spent years loving and working on this Austin Mini Chelsea. He was given the Mini for his 13th birthday by his grandfather who owned a body shop at the time. It began as a fun, little project for Jordan, projected to last a few years, but it turned into more than that; at a young age, Jordan became very fond of the car and won't let it go.

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How Do You Feel about the Eighties?

How Do You Feel about the Eighties?

By Josh Clason / 23 Dec 2013
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I think the decade of the eighties has a bit of a bad rap. I'm not here to argue that car design of the eighties is the pinnacle of the motoring world, but I find myself becoming more and more attracted to the cars of this time period. As I look back at was available then, I realize it was a great time to be a car enthusiast, especially on a budget. This still holds true today.

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Get to the Slopes in Style

Get to the Slopes in Style

By Petrolicious Productions / 20 Dec 2013
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There isn't much great skiing near LA, but a few of us here in the office love the sport and have done a lot of skiing in the past: around the US in Utah, Colorado, Idaho, Wyoming, Vermont, California, and internationally in British Columbia, Switzerland, Italy, France, and even New Zealand. Skiing is not only popular with those at Petrolicious but also as a subject in vintage car advertisements.

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Drivers' Cinema: Days of Thunder (1990)

Drivers' Cinema: Days of Thunder (1990)

By Andrew Schneider / 20 Dec 2013
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Tom Cruise made some legendary films in the '80s with Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer. Days of Thunder pulls from Top Gun and The Color of Money to create a story about a stock-car driver who has tons of potential but no sense of putting it to use. This film faces its challenges but overall paints a picture of what we all would hope life as a NASCAR driver would be like.

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Driving an All-American Muscle Car in Middle America Is Nirvana

Driving an All-American Muscle Car in Middle America Is Nirvana

By Petrolicious Productions / 19 Dec 2013
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Eighteen-year-old Seth Farrar knows his 1972 Chevelle Malibu isn't a priceless exotic or a highly tuned one-of-a-kind car, but becoming its owner three years ago was ticket to the wonderful world of automobiles, because it's given him much insight on how things like mechanics and suspension work, and he loves that it is a nice twist on a classic American muscle car.

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