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Borrow a Porsche 911 And Go Off Road

Borrow a Porsche 911 And Go Off Road

By Petrolicious Productions / 9 Apr 2014 / 8 Comments Read More

Whilst refueling at a dusty station in Acton, I had an epiphany that lead to a ringing phone in North Hollywood. John enthusiastically agreed that photographing his car on unpaved roads in the high desert would be a great homage to the original Rothmans’ machines. Off I went in search of mud! Continuing through the Antelope Valley, the SCRS stormed along the forgotten desert road with ease.

Czech Out the Most Interesting Man in the World

Czech Out the Most Interesting Man in the World

By Petrolicious Productions / 9 Apr 2014

Mr. Theodor Pištěk raced cars, representing Czechoslovakia internationally and has been working as an artist since the '60s. In addition, he has received critical acclaim for his costume design and is responsible for designing the Prague Castle Guard's uniforms at the request of his friend, His Excellency Václav Havel, then the first democratically elected leader in over forty years.

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This Classic Datsun Found Its Owner

This Classic Datsun Found Its Owner

By Petrolicious Productions / 8 Apr 2014
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The funny thing is that I was actually completely set on buying a Datsun 510 and had been looking around for the perfect one for close to a year. My father cut out an ad in the local newspaper (I know right, not craigslist?) and advertising this 1000. I did a little research and knew it was something special, it had spent half its life in Steveston (about five minutes away from me).

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The Greatest Race Needs Your Help

The Greatest Race Needs Your Help

By Petrolicious Productions / 8 Apr 2014

Mr. Dwight Knowlton has written a new book about Sir Stirling Moss's record-shattering run in the 1955 Mille Miglia, The Greatest Race, which is actually true! It’s the story of Sir Moss and his navigator Mr. Denis Jenkinson in the new Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR–an innovative and purpose-built racing machine.

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This Thing of the Past is a Contribution to the World

This Thing of the Past is a Contribution to the World

By Petrolicious Productions / 8 Apr 2014 / 16 Comments Read More

Other drivers speed past this Czech oddity without a second glance, seemingly oblivious to the car’s dorsal fin and triple headlights. But as Paul swings the Tatra into a parking space in front of a favorite local bistro, it’s as if he has brought the black teardrop to a stop in the middle of a Hollywood spotlight. Here come the second glances, the puzzled questions. "What in the world is that?"

The Cars of the Very Exclusive Goodwood Members' Meeting

The Cars of the Very Exclusive Goodwood Members' Meeting

By Amy Shore / 7 Apr 2014 / 5 Comments Read More

Competition cars rocketed around the 2.4-mile track ranging from twenty-three original turbo-era Formula One cars to Group C Le Mans cars with Ferrari 250 Breadvans, Jaguar E-types and Aston Martin DB4GTs and everything in-between included. The air was pollenated with the scent of exhaust fumes mixing with cooking food as spectators relaxed on the grass enjoying the weekend.

Have You Ever Sold A Car And Then Regretted It?

Have You Ever Sold A Car And Then Regretted It?

By Benjamin Shahrabani / 7 Apr 2014
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I have had a couple of cars that I spent countless hours fussing over. Polishing them, installing a new suspension, searching out rare upgrade parts on the internet, and obsessing over them until they were “just right.” Then in the blink of an eye, sold them. Only later did I wistfully remember and appreciate them.

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Bertone Will Not Be Saved By Turkish Truck Company, Karsan

Bertone Will Not Be Saved By Turkish Truck Company, Karsan

By Yoav Gilad / 4 Apr 2014
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Last week, we reported on Bertone's impending bankruptcy and the fact that they were actively seeking investors who may be able to save the company. On Monday, our hopes were bolstered that this storied company would remain afloat when a story surfaced in Hurriyet Daily News claiming that Karsan had bought the rights to the Bertone brand name and museum.

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Road Tripping with an Airstream Is the Best Way to Travel

Road Tripping with an Airstream Is the Best Way to Travel

By Petrolicious Productions / 4 Apr 2014
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While Airstream may have lots of competition in the travel trailer segment, it also stands alone. They're the oldest RV manufacturer in the USA and are icons most famous for their aerodynamic aluminum bodies. These ads date from the 1960s and early '70s and vary between the romance and discovery aspects of travel. Regardless, they all speak to bonds created while exploring new vistas.

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Drivers' Cinema: Smokey and the Bandit (1977)

Drivers' Cinema: Smokey and the Bandit (1977)

By Benjamin Shahrabani / 4 Apr 2014
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Smokey and the Bandit, besides being a box office hit, and further solidifying Burt Reynold’s leading man status, also made a star out of the Pontiac Trans-Am. Trans Am sales exploded from 68,745 in 1977 to 93,341 a year later. Apparently a lot of people wanted a car with a fiery bird on the hood, or wanted to pretend to be the Bandit.

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If You Don't Buy This Acura NSX, I Will

If You Don't Buy This Acura NSX, I Will

By Petrolicious Productions / 3 Apr 2014

A mid-engined Japanese exotic was a revelation in the early '90s–even more so as a Honda, meaning it was easy to live with. Its design didn’t play second fiddle to Ferrari either. We love these cars at Petrolicious! So, please somebody buy it or we'll have to!

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This is the Grandfather of Every German Sports Sedan

This is the Grandfather of Every German Sports Sedan

By Doug DeMuro / 3 Apr 2014
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Ask any owner of a modern high-performance luxury sedan–a BMW M5, a Mercedes E63 AMG–what the grandfather of the high-performance luxury sedan is, and you’re sure to get the same answer: cars don’t have grandfathers. That’s because M5 and E63 owners can’t be bothered with frivolous things like riddles and hypothetical questions. They’re too busy talking on their phone at stoplights.

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This Convertible was Love at First Drive

This Convertible was Love at First Drive

By Petrolicious Productions / 3 Apr 2014
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What the heck WAS this thing? I’d never heard of a Fiat, but I quickly fell in love with the wood dash, the big steering wheel and the gauges in Italian. The shifter felt very precise, and the little car just begged to run. I was in love! Of course, they hadn’t really thought about selling it and needed to "think about it," so I went home feeling dejected.

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If You Can't Afford Your Own Race Team, Build It!

If You Can't Afford Your Own Race Team, Build It!

By Petrolicious Productions / 2 Apr 2014
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With an incredible attention to detail, this set features the Martini racing team’s Porsche collection, including a 911 Carrera RSR 2.1 Turbo, 935/76 Turbo, 935/78 Moby Dick, and a 936/77. Malte even thoughtfully built a Volkswagen T1 team support vehicle and a Ford C-Type race car transporter too. You know, to transport the cars to races.

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Want to Buy a Classic Car for Forty Percent Less?

Want to Buy a Classic Car for Forty Percent Less?

By Benjamin Shahrabani / 2 Apr 2014 / 3 Comments Read More

Petrolicious readers no doubt spend countless hours poring over the auto classifieds when the fancy strikes them. In fact, Petrolicious has just launched its own “Market Finds” section where we highlight some interesting and often rare automotive finds for sale. But what if I could tell you that you could purchase almost any car that you desired for thirty to forty percent less?

Classic Cars Transposed Into Scenes Create Evocative Narratives

Classic Cars Transposed Into Scenes Create Evocative Narratives

By Petrolicious Productions / 2 Apr 2014
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French photographer Mr. Nicolas Dhervillers is best known for transposing people into dimly lit landscapes creating a juxtaposition of environment and purpose. Frequently, it leads to images that have a haunting, isolated quality. But more recently, he exhibited a series transposing classic cars into scenes inspired by movies and intended to have a cinematic quality. 

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Original Barn Find Nash Now For Sale

Original Barn Find Nash Now For Sale

By Petrolicious Productions / 1 Apr 2014

This Market Find may be familiar to Petrolicious readers as we featured this particular car back in February. It is mostly original with 26,000 miles, having been stored in a barn for over fifty years until not too long ago. It’s street-legal and ready for someone to enjoy its originality.

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