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Stuff we like and think you will too. From gems we find browsing the vintage car classifieds, to books, apparel, accessories, and more, Crave is the place to indulge tastefully in your passion.

 

Book Review: Carrozzeria Viotti Torino

Book Review: Carrozzeria Viotti Torino

By Jacopo Villa / 24 Mar 2015

Innovative, stylish and technologically-advanced are three words that help capture the spirit of Carrozzeria Viotti during its active period. It was the result of the dreams and the aspirations of Vittorino Viotti, a young and enthusiastic entrepreneur, who quickly established himself among the most renowned coachbuilders of the pre-Second World War years.

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The Classic Car and Motorsport Artist Who Does It All

The Classic Car and Motorsport Artist Who Does It All

By Michael Banovsky / 18 Mar 2015

Younger than his talent may suggest, over the last few years Australian artist and photographer Jayson Fong has been photographing some of the world’s most iconic classic and racing machines. What makes him different, however, is that his career is quite different from his first career path: to be a car designer. We talked to Fong about his artistic method and approach...

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Book Review: Inside SCG 003

Book Review: Inside SCG 003

By Michael Banovsky / 13 Mar 2015
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The birth of a new carmaker is to be celebrated, and Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus, otherwise known as SCG, has already been making waves with their latest project, the road and race 003. With entry to this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans secured, a team was on hand to document every step of 003’s design and build process, this book is essentially a behind-the-scenes look at how a new supercar is born.

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Alex Wakefield and the Art of Capturing Speed

Alex Wakefield and the Art of Capturing Speed

By Michael Banovsky / 11 Mar 2015

With an eye for detail and talent for capturing motion, Iowa, USA-based artist Alex Wakefield is seemingly able to freeze time and show past motorsport triumphs in a new light. We take a look at what makes his work unique, and share a special offer he’s extended to Petrolicious readers.

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Book Review: Klemantaski, Master Motorsports Photographer

Book Review: Klemantaski, Master Motorsports Photographer

By Benjamin Shahrabani / 20 Feb 2015
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Klemantaski's pictures are crisp and evocative. The volume, scope, and artistic tension of the photographs are certainly made even more impressive when one pauses to consider the medium and cameras available at the time - film, not digital, and cameras with far inferior technology than one takes for granted today.

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Gift Giving Made Him an Artist

Gift Giving Made Him an Artist

By Benjamin Shahrabani / 19 Feb 2015

Schenko’s car posters came into being almost by happenstance when he wanted to give a unique gift to a valued client. He used his skills to design a bespoke one-of print of the client’s 911 GT3, complete to the smallest details - From the stickers that he put on his car to the number plates.

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Book Review: …I've Been Drawing Sports Cars

Book Review: …I've Been Drawing Sports Cars

By Yoav Gilad / 13 Feb 2015

Whether you can scarcely draw a stick figure or your last name is Gandini, I have yet to meet a Petrolista who has never attempted, at least once, to sketch their dream car. Ever Since I Was a Young Boy, I've Been Drawing Sports Cars is about those lucky, hard-working few who are so obsessed with the idea of designing their dream car that they develop their craft with single-minded devotion...

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Book Review: The Porsche 924 Carrera

Book Review: The Porsche 924 Carrera

By Benjamin Shahrabani / 6 Feb 2015
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In 1981, a respected car magazine noted that the 924 Carrera GT was “a true road-going racing car. Make no mistake; this is a very serious motor car for serious drivers, truly reflecting its racing parentage”. A read of Smith’s book might make you a believer that the 924 Carreras are some forgotten stars.

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Cars and Films Focuses on the Real Heroes

Cars and Films Focuses on the Real Heroes

By Petrolicious Productions / 4 Feb 2015
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The website says it's "a series of posters about cars and films", but that's really an understatement. Cars and Films is Spanish graphic designer and illustrator Jesús Prudencio's personal project, highlighting his personal affection and spin on the finer points of what transformed these cars into icons larger than their on-screen roles.

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