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Drivers' Cinema: Christine (1983)

Drivers' Cinema: Christine (1983)

By Andrew Schneider / 31 Oct 2013

Christine (1983) is horror film directed by John Carpenter about a high school kid and a 1958 Plymouth Belvedere that comes alive. If you're in the mood for a car-related Halloween flick tonight, flip on Christine and prepare to stare fear straight in the headlights.

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Five Favorite Tailgating Classics

Five Favorite Tailgating Classics

By Petrolicious Productions / 30 Oct 2013
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Football season is in full swing and there's no better time than now to turn your SUV or wagon into a mobile restaurant and table dedicated to your favorite team. In anticipation of the scheduled battles of your favorite teams, we’ve assembled some of our favorite vintage cars that are perfect for tailgating and are bound to get your essentials to the stadium in style.

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Japanese Spies Found in the United States

Japanese Spies Found in the United States

By Petrolicious Productions / 30 Oct 2013 / 6 Comments Read More

During the 60s, Japan was struggling to make their automotive presence known on the global stage. Careful planning and a few brave designers decided to push the conservative country into unfamiliar automotive territory of sex appeal and performance. Toyota and Mazda had been known for developing economical, efficient working machines built for the commoner or the contractor.

1969 Mercedes-Benz 220D (W115)

1969 Mercedes-Benz 220D (W115)

By Petrolicious Productions / 30 Oct 2013
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For many, restoring a car with one's father is a cherished opportunity. For Tomislav, his dream to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with his father (a retired auto mechanic who Tomislav has to thank for his interest in cars) to restore a classic car finally came in the form of this stunning 1969 Mercedes-Benz 220D (W115).

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Spa Six Hours Classic 2013 Is An All Out Sprint

Spa Six Hours Classic 2013 Is An All Out Sprint

By Petrolicious Productions / 29 Oct 2013
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There is something about historic racing during the Spa Six Hours that is so totally right. Hearing the sound of Cosworth V8s screaming past the original Endurance Pits and Eau Rouge allow visitors to travel back in time. When the cars on the grid were just as famous as the drivers who piloted them.

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Mercedes 300SL Gullwing at Bonneville Gives Us Salt Fever

Mercedes 300SL Gullwing at Bonneville Gives Us Salt Fever

By Petrolicious Productions / 29 Oct 2013 / 20 Comments Read More

Many different types of cars run at Bonneville, but Bob chooses a car that you wouldn't ever expect to be racing at all, let alone down a strip of metal-eating salt: a Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing. Now fetching over a million dollars, the 300SL is a car that you mainly see at a concourse or in a museum—not trying to break land speed records at Speed Week. For the last 12 years Bob has been bringing his Gullwing to the salt in an effort to break records and cure his "salt fever." Bob likes to say, "Enjoy your toys," and this is a motto we can stand behind.

Why I Dress Carefully

Why I Dress Carefully

By Jonathan WC Mills / 28 Oct 2013
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From shoes to chapeau, what you wear impacts your life, and when you drive this matters even more. I treat my car as an extension of personality. If I didn’t, I would drive a Toyota Tercel—but I don’t. My car is loud and maybe a little obnoxious, which means that what I wear needs to be a counterpoint. When I dress for the day, I have a notion of my time, my place, and the journey ahead.

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What Design Flaw on Your Car Do You Find Charming?

What Design Flaw on Your Car Do You Find Charming?

By Petrolicious Productions / 28 Oct 2013
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It’s bound to happen, from the most expensive supercar to your average commuter car, something is so wrong or weird that it becomes a charming feature rather than a deal breaker. It's not only vintage cars that have odd, overlooked design flaws; as years and models have progress, there are still things that need a little ironing out.

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Cool Illustrations Advertised the Robust Mercedes Transporter

Cool Illustrations Advertised the Robust Mercedes Transporter

By Petrolicious Productions / 25 Oct 2013
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Not many people are familiar with Mercedes-Benz dabble in the world of utility vans and trucks. But after World War II, Germany needed to get moving again, and Panzers weren’t an option. The Transporter L319 was a vehicle designed to fulfill nearly any task the German working force needed, and we love these colorful illustrations for this transporting vehicle.

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Car Mascot Designer Lalique Has Collectors Glowing

Car Mascot Designer Lalique Has Collectors Glowing

By Petrolicious Productions / 25 Oct 2013

René Jules Lalique may be known amongst the inner circles of the art collector but its his contribution to the automotive community that we are focusing on today. René was a French glass designer known for his creations of glass art, perfume bottles, vases, jewelry, chandeliers, clocks and exquisite automobile mascots (hood ornaments).

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1982 Renault 5 Parisienne 2

1982 Renault 5 Parisienne 2

By Petrolicious Productions / 24 Oct 2013
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Péter Suha of Hungary goes for his dreams. After years of searching for the perfect Renault 5 for him, he finally found a Parisienne 2 that he fell in love with at first sight, only to get cheated out of this car he'd worked so hard to find. But Peter didn't give up on the car, and this ambition finally got him the Renault of his dreams.

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