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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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Book Review: Alfa Romeo Giulia

Book Review: Alfa Romeo Giulia

By Yoav Gilad / 28 Mar 2014
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As racer Andrea de Adamich says, "I didn't just race on the track; I also had my street GTA to tool around in." And while Alfas were certainly not cheap (they were priced similarly to Porsches and Jaguars), the fact that, as a fan, you could drive home from the races in a car that you just saw duking it out, must have been a thrilling treat.

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Holiday Gift Idea: A Look at the Ferrari 288 GTO

Holiday Gift Idea: A Look at the Ferrari 288 GTO

By Petrolicious Productions / 2 Dec 2013
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Ferrari built some legendary machines in the two decades following the launch of the 250 GTO, but arguably none worthy of true supercar status. That is, until the 288 GTO arrived. The Book of the Ferrari 288 GTO, written by Joe Sackey, is the most authoritative book on the ‘80s super Ferrari, covering history, design, racing, ownership, maintenance.

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BMW Ultimate Drives Vol. 1: 1937–1982

BMW Ultimate Drives Vol. 1: 1937–1982

By Petrolicious Productions / 31 Jul 2013

BMW Ultimate Drives Vol. 1: 1937-1982 by Jeremy Walton offers an in-depth look at some of the greatest machines every to come from the Bavarian marque. Walton interviews owners of a greatest-hits album of BMW history, and leaves none of the experience to the imagination.

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Book Review: Stars and Cars of the '50s

Book Review: Stars and Cars of the '50s

By Petrolicious Productions / 22 Jul 2013

Encompassing some of the biggest names of the fifties and set across the backdrop of the Côte d’Azur, Stars and Cars of the ‘50s shows these legends at play in their natural environment. The black-and-white photography is beautifully shot, bringing warmth and sophistication to that bygone era.

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Go Like Hell

Go Like Hell

By Josh Clason / 3 Jul 2013

What do you do when you are faced with the task of cramming yourself into a plane for 12 hours? For myself, I realize that I will finally have some time to pick up a book and read for a good long while. So where do I turn for book recommendations? To our faithful Petrolicious readers.

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Integrate the Integrale into Your Reading List

Integrate the Integrale into Your Reading List

By Petrolicious Productions / 9 May 2013
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You already know we love the Lancia Delta Integrale for all its raw, box-flared aggression and sharp-suited style, and though much of the flying elephant’s history is either common knowledge among petrolista, or at least easily attainable through a quick browse of the internet, a lot of its behind-closed-doors history is much less well-known. Enter the subject of this week’s Crave, a very well-reviewed, informative, and entertaining read titled “The Story of a Champion”.

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What Is Your Favorite Automotive Book?

What Is Your Favorite Automotive Book?

By Josh Clason / 4 Apr 2013
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My favorite automotive book would have to be Ayrton Senna: The Whole Story by Christopher Hilton. I actually lost my first copy of the book and had to order a second one to finish reading it. It isn't the most well-written book, and the author might be a little overly enthusiastic about Senna, but it offers an incredibly detailed accounted of Senna's life and racing career. What is your favorite automotive book?

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Alfa Romeo Montreal: The Essential Companion

Alfa Romeo Montreal: The Essential Companion

By Petrolicious Productions / 20 Feb 2013
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In addition to being one of the most comprehensive books dedicated to a single car model, two qualities truly make this book stand out. First, the rich set of color photographs, both archival and recent, that fill the pages render this book beautiful enough to be displayed proudly on a coffee table. Second, Dr. Taylor’s clear writing style combined with the practical diagrams and photos make the technical instructions of the book very easy to follow.

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Rare Porsche Factory Art Book

Rare Porsche Factory Art Book

By Afshin Behnia / 15 Feb 2013
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I’m a sucker for vintage automobilia. I love looking for it, perusing swap meets, flea markets, and antique shops for little pieces of automotive history that survived the ages. Not long ago, I stumbled upon quite the find in a used bookshop in Milan.  It’s a 15” X 19” binder with a beautiful enamel Porsche emblem and leather strap forming a clasp. Inside the binder are 18 large-format lithograph color drawings of various automobiles in which Dr. Ferdinand Porsche was involved.

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Bookmark Milan

Bookmark Milan

By Afshin Behnia / 31 Jan 2013
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Whenever I’m away from Milan too long, there are three places that I start to miss: the Madonnina, for the best Milanese home cooking, all the bars on the Navigli canal, and my favorite automobile bookstore ever, the Libreria dell’Automobile.  A car-lover’s paradise, Libreria dell’Automobile is run by a family of authentic gearheads. Though they ship internationally, and you can order everything online, I highly suggest you experience it in person.

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