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Helplessly Cool Mastroianni Defined Style

Helplessly Cool Mastroianni Defined Style

By Benjamin Shahrabani / 23 Feb 2015 / 1 Comment Read More

An Italian actor who rose to prominence in the 1960's, Marcello Mastroianni became a star within Italian cinema in the 1950's after a stint in the theater, when he caught the attention of Federico Fellini. Mastroianni acted in some of Fellini's biggest movies, including La Dolce Vita and 8 1/2.

Sunday Morning Drive: Pasadena

Sunday Morning Drive: Pasadena

By Jonathan WC Mills / 20 Feb 2015 / 2 Comments Read More

Pasadena, California is known to most people as home to one of the most iconic football stadiums and games on the planet–the Rose Bowl–along with its sister spectacle, the Rose Parade. But many people are unaware that Pasadena is also one of Southern California’s oldest communities and home to a wealth of unique places to visit, eat, and shop. Come along as our own Jonathan WC Mills takes us on a local's tour. 

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Book Review: Klemantaski, Master Motorsports Photographer

Book Review: Klemantaski, Master Motorsports Photographer

By Benjamin Shahrabani / 20 Feb 2015
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Klemantaski's pictures are crisp and evocative. The volume, scope, and artistic tension of the photographs are certainly made even more impressive when one pauses to consider the medium and cameras available at the time - film, not digital, and cameras with far inferior technology than one takes for granted today.

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How the General Lee Became a Small Screen Icon

How the General Lee Became a Small Screen Icon

By Ronald Ahrens / 19 Feb 2015 / 5 Comments Read More

Even people who have never seen The Dukes of Hazzard have a good idea what The General Lee can do. Its iconic image is fixed in our minds. Like the Model T in The Absent-Minded Professor and the rebuilt Grand Prix racing car in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, this Dodge Charger can fly.

Gift Giving Made Him an Artist

Gift Giving Made Him an Artist

By Benjamin Shahrabani / 19 Feb 2015

Schenko’s car posters came into being almost by happenstance when he wanted to give a unique gift to a valued client. He used his skills to design a bespoke one-of print of the client’s 911 GT3, complete to the smallest details - From the stickers that he put on his car to the number plates.

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Paul Newman Was Much More Than a "Racing Enthusiast"

Paul Newman Was Much More Than a

By Benjamin Shahrabani / 18 Feb 2015 / 8 Comments Read More

The late Paul Newman, whose first car was a 1937 Packard that whisked him from Wisconsin to New York for his early career on Broadway's stages, began his love affair with auto racing while training at the Watkins Glen Racing School for the part of Frank Capua in the 1969 film, Winning, where he portrayed a rising star on the race circuit who dreams of winning the Indianapolis 500...

Five 1970s Supercars We Love

Five 1970s Supercars We Love

By Petrolicious Productions / 17 Feb 2015 / 7 Comments Read More

In the annals of automotive design, the 1970s is something less than a highlight. In the United States, we had a decade of cars that are now more valuable for their strength in a demolition derby than for their aesthetic or performance attributes. In Europe and Japan, however, a few exceptions to this decade of mediocrity managed to emerge, among them the the Lancia Stratos, the "Kenmeri" Nissan Skyline, and the Porsche 2.7 RS.

What Spring Road Trip Most Excites You?

What Spring Road Trip Most Excites You?

By Petrolicious Productions / 16 Feb 2015
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Although we're still trapped in winter's icy throes, spring and its blossoms are just around the corner for most of us. And while Petrolicious is based in Southern California, we're limited from embarking on long, epic drives by the fact that most of the US lays dormant under a blanket of snow...

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Don't Go for the View...

Don't Go for the View...

By Jonathan WC Mills / 14 Feb 2015
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There is a long history of making out in cars. I did it. Perhaps you did, too? It's certainly been a staple of Hollywood films for fifty years and, I'd argue, one of the main reasons teenagers desire a license and a car in the first place...

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Thank You, and Goodbye

Thank You, and Goodbye

By Yoav Gilad / 13 Feb 2015 / 50 Comments Read More

I started at Petrolicious as the editor about fourteen months ago and today I’m wrapping it up. I feel extraordinarily lucky to have held this position mostly because it allowed me the opportunity to have a dialogue with a broad, diverse audience that despite many geographic and cultural differences, are really just like me—hard-core classic car guys (and girls)...

Book Review: …I've Been Drawing Sports Cars

Book Review: …I've Been Drawing Sports Cars

By Yoav Gilad / 13 Feb 2015

Whether you can scarcely draw a stick figure or your last name is Gandini, I have yet to meet a Petrolista who has never attempted, at least once, to sketch their dream car. Ever Since I Was a Young Boy, I've Been Drawing Sports Cars is about those lucky, hard-working few who are so obsessed with the idea of designing their dream car that they develop their craft with single-minded devotion...

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Driving a Bentley R-type is Exaltation

Driving a Bentley R-type is Exaltation

By Ronald Ahrens / 13 Feb 2015 / 4 Comments Read More

My experience behind the large wheel of a standard 1953 R-Type sedan left vivid impressions of the exalted seating position, and from somewhere within me there came the feeling of pity for those unfortunate people down below in their Hondas and Chevys. An R-Type Continental would surely amplify this feeling...

Sophia Loren, Spaghetti, and Gullwings

Sophia Loren, Spaghetti, and Gullwings

By Benjamin Shahrabani / 12 Feb 2015 / 7 Comments Read More

From her jewels to her clothing, Sophia Loren clearly had taste with a capital 'T', and is one of the most beautiful and talented actresses to grace the silver screen. “Everything you see I owe to spaghetti”, Loren once said. That must include her classic cars too, then. Loren had several, but perhaps the car she is best known for owning is a 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL...

The Mini was the Giant Killer Born to Burst Some Bubbles

The Mini was the Giant Killer Born to Burst Some Bubbles

By Brian Garrity / 11 Feb 2015 / 7 Comments Read More

British Motor Company (BMC) President Leonard Lord, believed that if the British motoring public truly needed a small, fuel efficient car to endure the nation’s precarious hold on foreign oil, this car should be “a proper small car” and not the “bloody awful bubble cars” that he felt should be driven “off the streets.”

Classy Caddys Available from Hemmings Motor News

Classy Caddys Available from Hemmings Motor News

By Petrolicious Productions / 10 Feb 2015

Before cars were compared to all manner of BMWs, the classic Cadillac was the gold standard. Even high quality household appliances and airplanes were billed as “the Cadillac of the...” (fill in the blank). This was for a very good reason, they’re beautiful and their build quality was noticeably very fine.

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