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This Peugeot Is Ready to Race Across the USA

This Peugeot Is Ready to Race Across the USA

By Petrolicious Productions / 24 Jul 2014

The car you see here is a transformer–in more ways than one. This 1985 Peugot 205 GTi has switched its citizenship from Welsh to American (it's now registered in Maryland). With a little work, using included parts, it can also be changed from a street machine into a track toy.

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This BMW 2002 Is Greater Than The Sum Of Its Parts

This BMW 2002 Is Greater Than The Sum Of Its Parts

By Petrolicious Productions / 24 Jul 2014
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The goal was to keep the car simple and period correct, but also to add some touches that don't make it come off as another semi-restoration. Under the hood, the 2002 remains mostly stock except for a 32/38 Weber carburetor and E21 radiator. With all the influences throughout my life, car-wise, I've tried very hard to avoid from what everyone else does.

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Two Things Drove Ferrari from Sports Car Racing

Two Things Drove Ferrari from Sports Car Racing

By Benjamin Shahrabani / 23 Jul 2014 / 11 Comments Read More

Montezemolo says these and other restrictions detract from the Grand Prix experience, stating “No one wants to watch a driver save gas or tires. They want to see them push from here to there. It's sport, yes, but also a show.” With driver Fernando Alonso dropping the flag at this year’s recent 24 Hours of Le Mans, Ferrari may be eyeing a return to sports-car racing, but why did it quit in the first place?

Porsche 944 Turbo has Removable Moonroof, We'd Buy it Anyway

Porsche 944 Turbo has Removable Moonroof, We'd Buy it Anyway

By Petrolicious Productions / 23 Jul 2014

If you're looking for a way to get yourself into a Porsche but can't afford the ever-increasing price of admission for a 'Neunelfer,' this 944 Turbo could be your way into the club. They are fairly light (under 2800lbs) and make good power allowing for runs to sixty mph in a tick under six seconds.

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Rally Legends on Lake Garda

Rally Legends on Lake Garda

By Petrolicious Productions / 23 Jul 2014 / 2 Comments Read More

Many are present including Porsche 911SCs, Opel Asconas, even vaunted Lancias such as the Stratos, 037, and the insane Lancia Delta S4 Group B have gathered. But at this early stage, it’s just a pleasant stroll to loosen up the pistons and gears before the weekend’s Special Stage.

Come Fly With This Firebird

Come Fly With This Firebird

By Petrolicious Productions / 22 Jul 2014

Up front, a 400 cubic-inch V8 is paired with a 600-cfm, four-barrel Holley carburetor. The big engine puts its grunt down through a Turbo 400 automatic transmission, a 12-bolt rear end and 3.08 gears. Power steering and brakes are connected to Pontiac Rallye II wheels, keeping this bird flying right.

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Father and Son Make Peerless Racing Duo

Father and Son Make Peerless Racing Duo

By Petrolicious Productions / 22 Jul 2014 / 23 Comments Read More

When Mr. Paul Cressey hits the track at Laguna Seca for the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion (aka The Monterey Historics) in his 1959 Peerless GT, he faces plenty of tough competition. For Paul, however, that competition is especially personal, including as it does his father, Ron, who is known for running his own 1959 Corvette in the same race.

Why the Citroën DS Is Collectable

Why the Citroën DS Is Collectable

By Benjamin Shahrabani / 21 Jul 2014 / 3 Comments Read More

The Collector is a weekly series produced in association with Gear Patrol.
The Citroën DS's suspension may have changed the course of history in 1962, when French President Charles De Gaulle was riding from the Elysee Palace to Orly Airport in his DS. Gunmen opened fire on the car in an assassination attempt, and more than a few of the 140 bullets shattered the car's rear window and deflated all four of its tires. Due to the car's suspension system however, the President's driver was able to accelerate out of a skid and flee to safety.

TVR Is About As New As You'll Find An '85

TVR Is About As New As You'll Find An '85

By Petrolicious Productions / 21 Jul 2014

Imagine driving fewer than a thousand miles a year. Of course, you probably wouldn't have much of a social life, but perhaps your car would look as factory-new as this 1985 TVR 280i, whose paint is ninety percent original. In the past twenty-nine years, it's only covered 21,000 miles.

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This Legend Was a Car Designer Almost By Accident

This Legend Was a Car Designer Almost By Accident

By Benjamin Shahrabani / 21 Jul 2014 / 3 Comments Read More

With his own nascent carrozzeria flourishing, Mr. Flaminio Bertoni fell in love with a young woman that his mother disapproved of. She wanted her son to marry a cousin instead. Apparently, that’s how things were done then. However, Flaminio would have none of it, closing his design studio and moving to Paris with his new bride. Fortunately, Citroën offered him a job in their design department.

Keep the Rotary of Life Spinning with This Mazda RX-7

Keep the Rotary of Life Spinning with This Mazda RX-7

By Petrolicious Productions / 18 Jul 2014

The circle of life can be found everywhere, especially in the automotive world. The owner of this 1985 Mazda RX-7 doesn't "have much time to enjoy it, and would like to free up garage space." Thus his listing of the Japanese coupe, in search of a new owner, begins the cycle anew.

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Book Review: MotorBinder

Book Review: MotorBinder

By Yoav Gilad / 18 Jul 2014
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MotorBinder's little details are what really amaze: tools and supplies spread out on a blanket in the dirt beside a Kurtis-Kraft, Mr. David Hobbs eyeing a McLaren Elva Mk1 from his Lola T70, Suixtil race suits, a woman’s bare legs poking out from under a BMC Formula Jr., or Mr. Phil Hill behind the wheel of a Spencer-family Ford T-bucket.

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Driven by Design: Ferrari Dino

Driven by Design: Ferrari Dino

By Yoav Gilad / 18 Jul 2014 / 7 Comments Read More

The Dino was interesting as it helped to launch the career of designer Leonardo Fioravanti. He had been at Pininfarina for about two years when he was allowed to design the 206 GT and frankly, his inexperience shows. Even as the world was turning away from the voluptuous forms of the post-war years, the 206 GT clung onto them.