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Chevelle Siblings Bring High-Desert Satisfaction

Chevelle Siblings Bring High-Desert Satisfaction

By Petrolicious Productions / 15 Apr 2014 / 6 Comments Read More

As a youngster pumping high-octane gasoline for local muscle car owners in Southern California’s San Gabriel Valley during the 1960s, Mark Lundquist could only dream of owning a 1965 Chevrolet Malibu Super Sport (SS). As if to make up for lost time, however, Mark now has four Chevy SS cars (as well as a beastly “standard” 1968 Camaro) of varying vintages parked in a Joshua Tree, California, garage that inspires envy in every guest who drops in. And yes, this collection includes a ’65 Malibu SS.

New 24 Hours of Le Mans Exhibit at Porsche Museum Is a Must-See

New 24 Hours of Le Mans Exhibit at Porsche Museum Is a Must-See

By Petrolicious Productions / 14 Apr 2014
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The Porsche Museum in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen, Germany, is celebrating the return to Le Mans with its special exhibition that celebrates Porsche's Le Mans history. Throughout the entire 24-hour duration of this year's race on the museum will be free and open to the public and will be streaming the race on screens around the museum.

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The Designer's Story: Bill Mitchell

The Designer's Story: Bill Mitchell

By Johni Parker / 14 Apr 2014 / 5 Comments Read More

Unlike the other ‘Designer’s Story’ features I’ve recently written for Petrolicious, this is a much more American tale. Bill Mitchell spent the entirety of his 42-year career in automobile design at General Motors and is ultimately responsible for creating and influencing the design of over 72.5 million automobiles produced by GM, including such landmark vehicles as the 1949 Cadillac Coupe DeVille, the 1955-57 Chevrolet Bel Air, the 1963-65 and 1966-67 Buick Riviera, the 1961-76 Corvette Stingray, and more.

How Have You Modified Your Car and To What Extent?

How Have You Modified Your Car and To What Extent?

By Benjamin Shahrabani / 14 Apr 2014
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I can’t explain it—it just happens. And I bet it happens to a lot of you. I am speaking about the "slippery slope," a fallacious argument that hypothesizes that a tiny first step leads to a chain of related events culminating into something much bigger. That is what happens when I buy a car, but instead of bigger, I start down the slippery slope of making it better.

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1968 Honda N600 Was Fun and Fancy Free

1968 Honda N600 Was Fun and Fancy Free

By Petrolicious Productions / 11 Apr 2014
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How do you advertise a foreign entry-level car in the country that practically invented the entry-level car? Make the campaign bright, modern, and above all: fun! In the late 1960s, Honda was expanding globally and their cars were especially well-suited to budget-concious people and the rebuilding European economies.

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Yank in the UK

Yank in the UK

By Petrolicious Productions / 11 Apr 2014

Chrysler’s motors were perhaps the most over-engineered of the Big Three, which made it attractive to several European brands from France, Switzerland, and the UK. Of the bunch, the most popular of these hybrids was the Jensen Interceptor—not only did it have 440 power, but it also was the only hybrid to ever utilize Six Pack carburetion.

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Drivers' Cinema: Un Homme et Une Femme (1966)

Drivers' Cinema: Un Homme et Une Femme (1966)

By Benjamin Shahrabani / 11 Apr 2014
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Cars play an almost pivotal role in Un Homme et Une Femme. Jean-Louis is a race-car driver so there are multiple scenes with people racing and working on cars. And of course, Jean-Louis and Anne fall in love in one. That car is a Ford Mustang, as are all Jean-Louis's cars, be it in his personal or professional life.

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Buy This Ferrari and Enjoy the Ride

Buy This Ferrari and Enjoy the Ride

By Petrolicious Productions / 10 Apr 2014

Tubi Style sports exhausts give performance a boost, but let’s be honest–they also boost the thrill of driving this Ferrari. Forza Service has been maintaining this 328 for over ten years, including the recent installation of new cam belts, so you know there aren’t any surprises that can be particular to Ferraris.

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Celebrate the Start of Spring with a Vintage Rally

Celebrate the Start of Spring with a Vintage Rally

By Petrolicious Productions / 10 Apr 2014
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While the thought of running your classic over icy mountain passes might be too frightening for some to stomach, the organizers understand and are planning to host their seventh annual spring-time classic Franciacorta Historic on Saturday, April 12th. The cars are pre-1968 and include a restricted number of historic and collectable cars built before 1976.

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Stars Align, Buick Riviera Crosses the Pacific

Stars Align, Buick Riviera Crosses the Pacific

By Petrolicious Productions / 10 Apr 2014
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After attending the inaugural Australian ROA (Riviera Owners Association) Meet in Coffs Harbour in 2010 I fell in love with the first gen Riviera. I'd admired them before but the stars were aligned, I'd sold my '66 Riviera, the Aussie Dollar was very strong and the idea of a new project was very appealing. My idea was to get a bit of a roughy that needed restoration and do it as a mild custom.

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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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