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Book Review: MotorBinder

Book Review: MotorBinder

By Yoav Gilad / 18 Jul 2014
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MotorBinder's little details are what really amaze: tools and supplies spread out on a blanket in the dirt beside a Kurtis-Kraft, Mr. David Hobbs eyeing a McLaren Elva Mk1 from his Lola T70, Suixtil race suits, a woman’s bare legs poking out from under a BMC Formula Jr., or Mr. Phil Hill behind the wheel of a Spencer-family Ford T-bucket.

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Book Review: McQueen's Machines

Book Review: McQueen's Machines

By Benjamin Shahrabani / 13 Jun 2014
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With well researched background information and wonderful photographs, McQueen’s Machines is a testament to Steve McQueen’s sometimes eccentric collection of cars and bikes. He himself explained, “Billy Graham once asked me what my religion was, and I told him, ‘It’s the desert, the grass, the sun in the sky—and my wheels.’” McQueen could drive and he had taste too.

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Epic Book Chronicles Alpine's Racing History in Germany

Epic Book Chronicles Alpine's Racing History in Germany

By Petrolicious Productions / 5 Jun 2014
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This monumental book (and included video), by Mr. Jörg D. Brosowski, tells the story of what might be considered France’s greatest GT. Though the Alpine A110 was assembled from Renault parts, it is more than just the simple of sum of its components. So is this book. It tells Alpine's, and their cars', story that brought tremendous success and worldwide acclaim to both Alpine and Renault brands.

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Book Review: The Tin Snail

Book Review: The Tin Snail

By Benjamin Shahrabani / 30 May 2014

This novel is seen through the eyes of 13-year-old Italian Angelo Fabrizzi, who lives in Paris. His father is a car designer, who, after some success, has failed to come up with new ideas, and so has fallen out of favor with his bosses at Citroën. Angelo is desperate to help his father, so he does.

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Book Review: One Year with a Ferrari

Book Review: One Year with a Ferrari

By Benjamin Shahrabani / 23 May 2014
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Derived from his blog, David, a man with a regular job, convinces his wife (who is very understanding) that he can buy a used Ferrari, drive it for one year, and then sell it for a little bit less than what he originally paid. He also promises that she can drive it too, which probably helps seal the deal. Well, that and the promise to sell it after one year.

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Book Review: The Gold-Plated Porsche

Book Review: The Gold-Plated Porsche

By Benjamin Shahrabani / 9 May 2014
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Costing two years and $50,000 in parts and labor (which Wilkinson values at almost nothing because it his own), Stephan had his perfect Porsche. But the book also dovetails into an autobiography, weaving in his upbringing and many “colorful” adventures such drug smuggling via airplane, getting caught up with the FBI, and his stint as editor at Car and Driver.

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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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