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Spirit Lake Motorcycle Creations are True to the Spirit

Spirit Lake Motorcycle Creations are True to the Spirit

By Petrolicious Productions / 26 May 2015 / 5 Comments Read More

What began as building motorcycles in his kitchen became a full-time gig for Brian Sloma. After listing one of his creations on Craigslist, and things just spiralled from there. “You see a car for nothing but a car,” says Brian Sloma, “…even if it has rims, is wrapped, and has wings—it’s still the same car. But you take a bike, you change the tank and the seat…what is it?”

Revisit Nascar’s Golden Years With Smokey Yunick’s Unforgettable Story

Revisit Nascar’s Golden Years With Smokey Yunick’s Unforgettable Story

By Benjamin Shahrabani / 25 May 2015
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Henry “Smokey” Yunick (1923-2001) epitomizes a life well-lived, and what one can do when they presumably wake up early enough in the morning. Smokey—if I might take the liberty of calling him by his nickname—was a driver, mechanic, and car designer who became intimately involved with NASCAR during its formative years. And his story? A must-read for every car enthusiast.

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What’s Your Favorite Classic Land Barge?

What’s Your Favorite Classic Land Barge?

By Michael Banovsky / 25 May 2015
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The one thing I absolutely love about land barges is that there’s something for every taste. No matter if you like driving fast or slow, or if a badge on the front matters all that much to you: almost every major car company has attempted a big sedan at some point. If you have time to find the right one, it may match your personality perfectly. Let me explain, using the Maserati Quattroporte II.

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Our 5 Favorite Cars Named After The Wind

Our 5 Favorite Cars Named After The Wind

By Michael Banovsky / 22 May 2015 / 5 Comments Read More

JJ Cale may have said, “They call me the breeze,” but for these five cars it’s literal: they’re named after the wind. Over the years, vehicles have been named all sorts of things—animals, plants, people, places—but for some reason, those with the wind in their (figurative) sails are some of the most evocative. Is there a connection between these five machines—or are these names just hot air?

Our Playlist of 8 Classic Parking Clips

Our Playlist of 8 Classic Parking Clips

By Petrolicious Productions / 22 May 2015 Read More

As cars found their hold on society through the ‘50s and ‘60s, parking became a big problem. This playlist features a number of classic films and newsreel footage that are quite entertaining even today. Here are 8 fun clips that will help you remember that driving sure has changed.

What’s Special about the Finish of the 2015 Mille Miglia?

What’s Special about the Finish of the 2015 Mille Miglia?

By Jacopo Villa / 22 May 2015 Read More

The wait for the next Mille Miglia has just begun! After experiencing it, the soul of this race gets under your skin and becomes a part of you. I don’t think that there are any easy ways to describe this event, but "the world's most beautiful race" seems to come the closest. Here’s why.

The Mille Miglia Comes to Town: A Roadside Look at Passing Classics

The Mille Miglia Comes to Town: A Roadside Look at Passing Classics

By Petrolicious Productions / 21 May 2015
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While we’ve already covered the 2015 Mille Miglia quite extensively, the ever-engaging photographer and videographer Christian Baumann reached out to say that he’d been able to capture something we hadn’t yet been able to: the parade of passing classics. Here are his epic shots of these icons in motion.

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Japanese Nostalgic Car’s First True California Touge

Japanese Nostalgic Car’s First True California Touge

By Andrew Schneider / 21 May 2015 / 9 Comments Read More

On a beautiful Saturday afternoon, I joined 20 drivers for 7 hours, winding through one of the most exciting routes I’ve experienced. On that day, Ben Hsu, owner and editor of Japanese Nostalgic Car, brought his dream to life: a true “Touge” rally in Southern California.

9 Photos That Will Make You Want a Motorcycle

9 Photos That Will Make You Want a Motorcycle

By Petrolicious Productions / 21 May 2015
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We asked for photos with the theme “on two wheels”, and you didn’t disappoint! Now that the weather is much nicer across the world and many settle in for a few months of beautiful sunshine, many shift their attentions to machines that make the ultimate promise: freedom.

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5 Reasons To Drive a Nissan 280Z Every Day

5 Reasons To Drive a Nissan 280Z Every Day

By Brendan McAleer / 21 May 2015 / 10 Comments Read More

Very often on this site, we are privileged to see a carefully curated collection. We come across owners who have finally acquired their dream car, and we see this love of iron, steel, and fire bridge the generations. But what about a car that transcends automotive enthusiasm, that needs no translation from Gearhead kanji?

This particular very pretty blue 1977 Datsun-Nissan 280Z is a single-owner car, currently daily driven, belonging to a gent who is not now and never was into cars. It doesn't attend car shows. It doesn't get pampered and spoiled. This Z belongs to Larry Lazzari and no-one else; it's a special bond, and just the kind of thing Yutaka Katayama would have smiled to see.