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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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France Comes Alive In This New Driving Guide

France Comes Alive In This New Driving Guide

By Benjamin Shahrabani / 1 Jun 2015
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Could there possibly be a better way for a Petrolisti to celebrate summer than by taking a trip of the four-wheeled variety? But where to go? The world is a big place, and there’s so much to see, but so little time. This guidebook is one place to start: it’s tailored toward car enthusiasts.

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Hunt for a Ferrari 250 “Testa Rossa” in the Novel Found

Hunt for a Ferrari 250 “Testa Rossa” in the Novel Found

By Petrolicious Productions / 28 May 2015
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In the world of classic cars, Ferrari sits at the top. From there—depending on who you ask, of course, the waters get murky. If you’re interested in cars that have changed the world, however, Ferrari may not be the top marque. For Greg Long, the search and capture of interesting cars sort of runs in the family, and there were so many stories to tell that only a novel would do. Here are three engaging excerpts from “Found”.

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History of the Bonneville Salt Flats Captured Like You’ve Never Seen Before

History of the Bonneville Salt Flats Captured Like You’ve Never Seen Before

By Benjamin Shahrabani / 26 May 2015
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Here, the quest for the land speed record is recorded by photographer Peter Vincent. Over twenty-years, he documented the triumphs and tribulations of the men, women, cars, and motorcycles that have campaigned to set records at the Bonneville Salt Flats. The Bonneville Salt Flats: Two Decades of Photography is exactly that—and it’s captivating, to say the least.

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