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These Photos Will Let You See Classics With Fresh Eyes

These Photos Will Let You See Classics With Fresh Eyes

By Petrolicious Productions / 20 Aug 2015
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How many photos of cars have you seen? Here in the office, many of us easily see a few hundred on most days—and a few thousand on others. But even after reliving historic motorsport events, vintage brochures, or recently held concours through photography, one angle has remained somewhat elusive, until now.

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Is it Possible To Bring A Prototype Back From The Dead?

Is it Possible To Bring A Prototype Back From The Dead?

By Benjamin Shahrabani / 18 Aug 2015
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After a restoration, many undoubtedly want to know: what’s under that new paint job, and upholstery, and how did it come to be that way? Serious enthusiasts and collectors want to see what work was performed, and what was replaced, especially if the car in question is especially significant, much like the subject of The First Beetle: Resurrecting a 1938 Prototype.

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The Story of Ferrari’s Last Successful Sports Prototype

The Story of Ferrari’s Last Successful Sports Prototype

By Benjamin Shahrabani / 13 Aug 2015
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Until the Ferrari 333 SP’s introduction in 1994, the company had long been absent from sports car racing. Previously, the last time the fabled company had been involved in such an undertaking had been with the 312P, almost 20 years prior. The initiative for this new sports car prototype, however, would come from outside the company. This is the story of Ferrari’s last successful sports prototype.

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How Well Do You Know Your Automotive Mysteries?

How Well Do You Know Your Automotive Mysteries?

By Benjamin Shahrabani / 28 Jul 2015
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Did you hear about it? Read about it somewhere? See it online? The internet and social media are awash with stories, articles, and tweets about so-called factual stories. Cars don’t escape without a few legends of their own, and this book aims to set them straight.

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The Snake That Conquered The World

The Snake That Conquered The World

By Benjamin Shahrabani / 21 Jul 2015
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Few cars stand out as instantly recognizable to a broad swath of the populace, but the Shelby Cobra is, indisputably, one of those that do. There are many stories about this iconic car, so how well does this particular book pay tribute

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Ever Wonder What Your Car Is Actually Doing?

Ever Wonder What Your Car Is Actually Doing?

By Benjamin Shahrabani / 14 Jul 2015
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Physics is fundamental to understanding how the world around us works. But to many, just the mere mention of the word “physics” strikes fear into their hearts, because they remember it as a difficult or inscrutable subject from high school or even college classes if they pursued it further. We say: this book is for you.

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The Glorious Stories of Classic Superbikes

The Glorious Stories of Classic Superbikes

By Benjamin Shahrabani / 7 Jul 2015
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The 1970s are often remembered as a decade that gave us peace after the unrest of the ’60s: bell bottoms, leisure suits, memorable television sitcoms, disco, and mostly terrible cars. For motorcycles? The ’70s became a golden age of sorts. Let us explain.

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Chris Amon: Very Fast and Very Unlucky

Chris Amon: Very Fast and Very Unlucky

By Benjamin Shahrabani / 18 Jun 2015
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Sex, drugs, and rock ’n’ roll are just a few of the things that indelibly define the ’60s. But while that decade was experiencing profound social and political change, it was also a very memorable time for motorsports as another leap forward was made in car design—and speed.

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Ride with McLaren Through Its Most Captivating Years

Ride with McLaren Through Its Most Captivating Years

By Benjamin Shahrabani / 15 Jun 2015
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While perhaps not a household name, Tyler Alexander is one individual who had much to do with this success. In his autobiography, Tyler Alexander: A Life and Times with McLaren, the author reminisces and shares with the reader his four and a half decades with the team. For race fans, it’s definitely worth a read.

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The Twisted Tale of Achille Varzi’s Fall from Grace

The Twisted Tale of Achille Varzi’s Fall from Grace

By Petrolicious Productions / 10 Jun 2015
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It’s often difficult to relate to some of the greats who we still cherish today, and Achille Varzi is no exception. Once the world’s foremost sportsman and greatest Grand Prix drivers, a few setbacks morphed into morphine addiction—and this was in the mid-’30s!

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A curated look at Some Breathtaking Classic Cars

A curated look at Some Breathtaking Classic Cars

By Benjamin Shahrabani / 8 Jun 2015

Gentlemen, Start Your Engines!: The Bonhams Guide to Classic Race and Sports Cars is what one might come to think of as a "Who’s Who” of automobiles. In conjunction with Bonhams, one of the world’s top auction houses, author Jared Zaugg has done very much the same thing that Who’s Who used to do—only instead of people, the focus is on important classic sports and race cars from 1900-1997.

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Re-Live the Forgotten History of Formula 1 in Detroit

Re-Live the Forgotten History of Formula 1 in Detroit

By Benjamin Shahrabani / 4 Jun 2015
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When one thinks of Formula 1, one might not naturally associate it with the city of Detroit, home of the “Big Three” manufacturers General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler. For seven years, however, from 1982-1988, Formula One races were held on a two and a half mile street circuit that snaked through areas in and around Detroit’s city center.

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