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French Market Finds From Across Europe

French Market Finds From Across Europe

By Petrolicious Productions / 10 Dec 2014

Classic French cars have a unique flavor, the kind that compels you to dress up to drive them. It even feels good to say names like Bugatti, Renault, and Citroen. Classic French cars aren’t for everyone but for those seeking a different automotive experience we present five available now.

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Previously a Black Sheep, The Porsche 912 Has its Revenge

Previously a Black Sheep, The Porsche 912 Has its Revenge

By Petrolicious Productions / 9 Dec 2014 / 56 Comments Read More

Borne had been racing in the French Supermoto series for years, so he was no stranger to risk but his decision to move into his grandparent’s long-vacant farmhouse in a village on the outskirts of Paris and devote himself to rebuilding classic Porsches nevertheless required a new level of gumption on his part. Borne has since focused his energies on the Porsche 912...

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RM Auctions Ferrari Daytona Condo-Find Ready to Disco

RM Auctions Ferrari Daytona Condo-Find Ready to Disco

By Petrolicious Productions / 9 Dec 2014 / 26 Comments Read More

Barn finds are the ultimate in automotive mythology. It is the equivalent of sitting in a tavern sometime in the seventeenth century and being handed a map by a rushed, shadowy figure. Should you spend days and weeks and months chasing buried treasure? We’ve all heard stories of barn finds: Bugattis sunken in lakes to avoid taxes, neglected racecars in sheds around the world...

Which Motorsport Offers the Best Drivers?

Which Motorsport Offers the Best Drivers?

By Yoav Gilad / 8 Dec 2014
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For me there is one answer: Formula One. I grew up watching NASCAR and, once a year (Memorial Day), Cart or IRL or whatever open-wheel racing is called in the US this week. And so when I first encountered Formula One, I was blown away–"you mean cars car turn right too?!" It was an epiphany to say the least.

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I Can't Wrench: A Gearhead's Shameful Confession

I Can't Wrench: A Gearhead's Shameful Confession

By Alan Franklin / 8 Dec 2014 / 29 Comments Read More

I can't wrench. Or rather I'm not very good at it and don't particularly enjoy it. I sincerely admire those who are good at it, even more so those who aren't but do the work anyway, but it's just not my thing at all. A humiliating admission for this gearhead, especially considering my DIY, blue-collar Midwestern roots. Or is it? Well, yes—it is, at least partially. Sorry, Grandpa Pete...

December Instagram Roundup

December Instagram Roundup

By Petrolicious Productions / 7 Dec 2014

We've selected some of our favorite #drivetastefully Instagram photos to share here on our site. You can follow us @PetroliciousCo to get a glimpse behind the scenes of our film and photo shoots, sneak peeks of upcoming video subjects, and keep up to date with our daily automotive adventures. Also featured are some Petrolisti who tagged their beautiful shots.

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BMW 3.0CSL is a Speeding Art Exhibit

BMW 3.0CSL is a Speeding Art Exhibit

By Petrolicious Productions / 5 Dec 2014 / 12 Comments Read More

Back in 1975, artist Alexander Calder created the first ever BMW Art Car in the now famed series. Commissioned by French auctioneer and racing driver Hervé Poulain, the 3.0 CSL competed in the 1975 24 Hours of Le Mans driven by Jean Guichet, Sam Posey, and Poulain. It failed to finish, retiring after nine hours with universal joint failure...

Book Review: Italian Café Racers

Book Review: Italian Café Racers

By Petrolicious Productions / 5 Dec 2014
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Mission accomplished! In the introduction to Italian Café Racers, author Uli Cloesen says, "If this book creates at least some excitement about Italian Café Racers [sic], then its aim has been achieved." For a Petrolista it would be difficult indeed, looking over the images, not to feel anything...

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David Lee's Ferrari Collection Will Make You Stay in School

David Lee's Ferrari Collection Will Make You Stay in School

By Petrolicious Productions / 4 Dec 2014 / 24 Comments Read More

Ferrari collections come in all sizes and flavors, and no two are ever the same as each collector has his or her own distinct collecting style. David Lee’s collection is perhaps one that appeals most to the younger generation of enthusiasts, featuring all the supercar Ferraris from the ‘80s to present, as well as some of the most beautiful examples from the ‘60s.

Four Days in a Four Speed BMW 2002 at 4,000 RPM

Four Days in a Four Speed BMW 2002 at 4,000 RPM

By Petrolicious Productions / 4 Dec 2014
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At some point in in South Dakota, I think, I entered a small town where a group of teenagers gaped at my strange small car. Later on, I had an exciting stretch in remote Wyoming where the fuel tank's range was tested; the fuel efficiency was really bad. And approaching home, I drove through a big cloud of bugs (in Moses Lake, Washington), which overwhelmed the wipers and washer system...

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Alvin Lustig was the Original Design Strategist

Alvin Lustig was the Original Design Strategist

By Andrew Chen / 3 Dec 2014

He had achieved so much in so little time, but as is the case with most masters, they’re taken away from us too soon. Lustig became blind at age 39 due to diabetes and passed away a year later. In just half a lifetime, Alvin Lustig pioneered the role of design strategist…

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Mercedes-Benz AMG Baby Hammer Is a Dream Fulfilled

Mercedes-Benz AMG Baby Hammer Is a Dream Fulfilled

By Petrolicious Productions / 2 Dec 2014
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In 1993, a few years after my frequent encounters with the Baby Hammer, I became a respiratory therapist and worked the night shift at Olive View Medical Center in Sylmar, CA. During my down time I always looked at the LA Times automotive section used-car ads and a one liner ad caught my attention: it read "190E 3.2 AMG $18,500". Curiosity overwhelmed me...

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How Far Would You Go?

How Far Would You Go?

By Benjamin Shahrabani / 1 Dec 2014
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How far would you go? We're not talking about miles or kilometers here… What happens when a Petrolista finds his dream girl and decides to marry her? A rehearsal dinner and wedding that includes mementos to his love of cars, that’s what. But is it appropriate to shoehorn your car or love for cars into a party or event? I, for one, think it could be if done tastefully...

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