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Fresh Hardware Makes This Jeep Wagoneer Even Grander

Fresh Hardware Makes This Jeep Wagoneer Even Grander

By Petrolicious Productions / 13 Aug 2014

This 1985 Grand Wagoneer might be newer and more spacious than the Willys we showcased last week, but it's every bit as much of a Jeep–with plenty of period luxury features. Of course, it has four-wheel drive to get it out of sticky spots with a 5.9-liter V8 gets the system spinning.

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Maximum Italian Style from Vespa Micro Car

Maximum Italian Style from Vespa Micro Car

By Máté Boér / 13 Aug 2014 / 2 Comments Read More

One day, coincidentally, you're flipping through a classic car magazine and see a picture of a rare microcar designed in Italy and built in France. Five years later a perfectly restored example sits in your garage and you are producing and selling parts for these cars all over Europe, helping other enthusiasts to turn their dream into reality. Such is the story of this sole Hungarian Vespa 400's owner.

Mustang Needs a New Rider

Mustang Needs a New Rider

By Petrolicious Productions / 12 Aug 2014

All horses need care, including those made out of steel. And this Mustang has received plenty throughout its life. Its previous owner kept this restored 1969 Mach 1, powered by an R-code 428 cubic-inch Cobra Jet V8, healthy and free of rust.

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The BMW 325iX Is The Coolest E30 Of Them All

The BMW 325iX Is The Coolest E30 Of Them All

By Doug DeMuro / 12 Aug 2014 / 19 Comments Read More

That’s right, folks: long before the “xi” models of the E46 3-Series generation, or the “xDrive” E90 cars, or the current models, which are called something like “xDrive28isDrive,” BMW made an all-wheel drive E30 3-Series. They didn’t make many of them, and they all went to up-and-coming yuppies in Colorado.

This Beauty is the UK's Largest Historic Racing Event

This Beauty is the UK's Largest Historic Racing Event

By Petrolicious Productions / 11 Aug 2014 / 5 Comments Read More

The UK's biggest historic racing event took place during July's last weekend. The Silverstone Classic, winner of the 2013 Motorsport Event of the Year, includes over twenty races and a thousand cars spanning five decades of racing. From pre '53 sports cars such as the Jaguar D-Type and Aston Martin DB2 all the way to the newly-formed '90s GT Legends featuring the Ferrari F40 LM and several Mclaren F1 GTRs.

Which One Classic Car Event Would You Attend?

Which One Classic Car Event Would You Attend?

By Yoav Gilad / 11 Aug 2014
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Over the weekend, "car week" began on the Monterey Peninsula, which will play host to the Pebble Beach Concours, the Quail, a Motorsport Gathering, the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, the Concorso Italiano, countless auctions, and a handful of impromptu shows around the area. Simply put, this is the premier American classic car event of the year.

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This TR6 Has Triumphed Over the Effects of Time

This TR6 Has Triumphed Over the Effects of Time

By Petrolicious Productions / 11 Aug 2014

This Nixon-era ragtop's owner calls it a "Survivor." He or she would know, having helped the 102,000-mile Triumph TR6 stay on the road since taking possession in 1983. Keeping this English roadster in a garage has certainly prolonged its life.

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Blasting Around the Moscow Classic Grand Prix

Blasting Around the Moscow Classic Grand Prix

By Andrey Smazhilo / 11 Aug 2014 / 1 Comment Read More

It's hard to spot a classic car on Moscow's streets for many reasons, one of which is the weather being too unstable and destructive to old metal. Fortunately, classic car owners start clubs and do go racing. This year a three-stage championship for classic cars, called the Moscow Classic Grand Prix, took place on Moscow Raceway–a racetrack on which a stage of DTM is also held...

Is Holiday the Greatest Travel Magazine?

Is Holiday the Greatest Travel Magazine?

By Petrolicious Productions / 8 Aug 2014
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Ted wanted to get America hooked on the idea that the world, and its experiences were there for us to discover. You just had to get out and see what was waiting for you. Holiday wasn’t counter culture, but it wasn’t mainstream either. It just reveled in idealized beauty, as its founding editor, J. Frank Beaman said in his dedication, “HOLIDAY is... for all of those who see 'go' signs on the horizon..."

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This Volvo is for Those Who Think Outside of the Box

This Volvo is for Those Who Think Outside of the Box

By Petrolicious Productions / 8 Aug 2014

Boxy Volvos from yesteryear are nothing out of the ordinary. However, this 1981 262C Bertone is not your usual Swedish brick. For starters, its design was inspired by an American car–the Lincoln Mark IV–and final assembly was performed by Bertone in Torino, Italy. 

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Ten Classic Cars You Need to Import Now!

Ten Classic Cars You Need to Import Now!

By Yoav Gilad / 8 Aug 2014 / 18 Comments Read More

Lately, we've been feeling left out. There are many wonderful cars that much of the world has gotten to enjoy and yet for one reason or another were never shipped to the USA. We can pretty much import any car we want so long as it's more than twenty-five years old. This is how we'd blow our hard-earned cash...

This Jeep Can Serve More Than Just a General Purpose

This Jeep Can Serve More Than Just a General Purpose

By Petrolicious Productions / 7 Aug 2014

The Larry Shank story we shared about the Willys Jeep CJ-3B his father bought in 1952 made two things clear: the vehicle continues to be an integral part of his family and, with proper care, rough-and-tumble rigs like it can keep tackling the roads less traveled...

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Collectable Because They Were Never Meant to Be Collectable

Collectable Because They Were Never Meant to Be Collectable

By Aaron McKenzie / 7 Aug 2014 / 2 Comments Read More

Between the late 1940s and the early 1960s, Japanese and German firms exported one shipload of toys after another, mostly to the United States, where their lighthearted design and cheap price guaranteed that American children would promptly do what children always do with toys: love them, abuse them, destroy them. That, in short, is the crux of these toys’ collectability.

Petrolisti Unite! Time to Rewrite a Foolish Law

Petrolisti Unite! Time to Rewrite a Foolish Law

By Benjamin Shahrabani / 6 Aug 2014 / 54 Comments Read More

For those of you who aren’t familiar, the United States has an almost blanket ban on importing all vehicles younger than twenty-five years old. Land of the free, my foot! With very few exceptions, you can’t just import a car from another part of the world until it has turned twenty-five years old. And it's about protectionism. But not about protecting occupants or even the environment.

Getting Real With Paint

Getting Real With Paint

By Petrolicious Productions / 6 Aug 2014 / 1 Comment Read More

Mr. Marcello Petisci paints incredibly realistic, even hyper-realistic, art often with iconographic images of cars that he places in all possible states and situations. Before beginning to paint he examines the variables of the types of objects to be painted and paired with the car, the form of the main subject, and the overall composition of the piece.

Roaring Over the Same Mountain Roads Seventy Years Later

Roaring Over the Same Mountain Roads Seventy Years Later

By Petrolicious Productions / 6 Aug 2014 / 9 Comments Read More

The Coppa d'Oro delle Dolomiti (Gold Cup of the Dolomites) is an annual vintage rally that covers the route of the original Coppa delle Dolomiti. It first ran in 1947, along unpaved mountain roads, passing through many small villages (much like the Mille Miglia) and featuring an elevation change of over 4000m (13,540ft), over thirteen times greater than the Nurburgring's.