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Book Review: 50 Shades of Rust

Book Review: 50 Shades of Rust

By Benjamin Shahrabani / 12 Dec 2014
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Cotter writes about a wide swath of finds, from the more banal and ordinary to racecars and the truly collectable. All of these have one thing in common, and that is for one reason or another, they were discarded or forgotten sometime in their lives, only to be discovered years or decades later.

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Book Review: Italian Café Racers

Book Review: Italian Café Racers

By Petrolicious Productions / 5 Dec 2014
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Mission accomplished! In the introduction to Italian Café Racers, author Uli Cloesen says, "If this book creates at least some excitement about Italian Café Racers [sic], then its aim has been achieved." For a Petrolista it would be difficult indeed, looking over the images, not to feel anything...

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Book Review: Spada, The Long Story of a Short Tail

Book Review: Spada, The Long Story of a Short Tail

By Petrolicious Productions / 28 Nov 2014
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We see Spada’s earliest childhood sketches, and the experiences that helped form his outlook, how he saw the world, and the type of designer he would become. Uncommonly insightful, through Lenaerts's personal interviews with the designer, we learn how Spada was thinking through certain events and decisions, and his reflections decades later considering his own body of work.

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Autodromo’s New Blue Dial Prototipo Is Just in Time for Winter

Autodromo’s New Blue Dial Prototipo Is Just in Time for Winter

By Petrolicious Productions / 18 Nov 2014
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Normally, we’re excited to discuss Autodromo’s outstanding style, but this time we’d like to begin by discussing the Blue Dial Prototipo’s tech specs. The Prototipo’s internal mechanical linkages, shared with Seiko’s in-house automatic movements, allow for instant chronograph reset and a sweep second hand powered by a state-of-the-art hybrid meca-quartz movement.

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Book Review: Porsche Unexpected

Book Review: Porsche Unexpected

By Benjamin Shahrabani / 14 Nov 2014
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Though the ride convinced him “how special a Porsche was”, it would be another twenty years before Robert would follow through on the purchase of his first Porsche, a 964 Carrera 4 convertible, in 1992. It would be a fateful purchase that would lead Robert and his family to assemble, at the time of this book’s publication, almost three-dozen road-legal cars and race cars...

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This BMW 2002 is a Model of Perfection

This BMW 2002 is a Model of Perfection

By Petrolicious Productions / 12 Nov 2014
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João Elias is a 3d modeler and animator who works for a variety of clients, creating architectural and product visualizations. In his spare time he decided to pursue a passion project honoring one of his all-time favorites, the BMW 2002. His production company, briktop, has won multiple awards but what we'd really like to highlight is the BMW 2002 animation, which he executed from start to finish.

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Book Review: Maserati 250F In Focus

Book Review: Maserati 250F In Focus

By Benjamin Shahrabani / 31 Oct 2014
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The 250F was Maserati's factory entry into Formula One racing, where they competed against the likes of Mercedes and Ferrari during the 2500cc Grand Prix Formula years of 1954-60. Just twenty-six examples were built, and notable 250F piloti in period include Juan Manuel Fangio, Mike Hawthorn, and Sir Stirling Moss.

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Bringing the Silver Arrows Back to Life

Bringing the Silver Arrows Back to Life

By Petrolicious Productions / 29 Oct 2014
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Combining original photography with advanced 3D graphics they brought the legendary Silver Arrows of Mercedes-Benz and Auto Union—along with other famous brands—back to life. The stories related to the drivers and cars, augmented by the crystal clear images truly revive these lost icons.

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HoldFast Crafts Quality Leather Photography Gear

HoldFast Crafts Quality Leather Photography Gear

By Petrolicious Productions / 1 Oct 2014
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Mr. Matthew Swaggart "traveled the world, capturing stories of humanity’s highs and lows. I always disliked the bulky and militaristic style of today's photographer's gear. And after years of creeping back pain, I became intolerant of its poor function. I determined to create a brand that blended the elegant styles of yesterday with unsurpassed modern functionality."

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Book Review: The Art and Colour of General Motors

Book Review: The Art and Colour of General Motors

By Benjamin Shahrabani / 26 Sep 2014
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The stunning photos and lush production quality from Coachbuilt Press of The Art and Colour of General Motors elevate the book way above the usual pictorial titles from other automotive publishers, and recent events aside, there can be little argument that GM has made significant contributions to the world of automotive design.

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Designer's Most Important Work Is His Porsche

Designer's Most Important Work Is His Porsche

By Petrolicious Productions / 24 Sep 2014
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Earlier this month, we featured Mr. Antoine Gaslais's work and received such as great response that we reached out to find out more about this Parisian-based artist and classic car enthusiast. He obviously keeps very busy, but he says that his most important current job is working on his car, "because it is my favorite subject. In particular posters for my club or my travels with my Porsche."

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