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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: 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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BMW Posters Designed for Fellow Collectors

BMW Posters Designed for Fellow Collectors

By Petrolicious Productions / 16 Jul 2014
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Mr. Mo Faraz, the designer behind the art, uses this platform to share his ideas and knowledge with other enthusiasts and owners like himself. He has owned a handful of vintage cars himself, including an Alfa Romeo Alfetta GT, a BMW 2002, and a BMW E9 CSi, and has used his experiences with these cars to formulate the inspiration behind his designs.

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The Belstaff Trialmaster is a Fashion Icon

The Belstaff Trialmaster is a Fashion Icon

By Petrolicious Productions / 9 Jul 2014
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Just how renowned is it? Its legend grew larger still in 1973 when Mr. Steve McQueen cancelled a date with the gorgeous Ms. Ali MacGraw, so that he could stay home and wax his Belstaff jacket. Today, the Trialmaster continues growing in popularity with bikers, who have come to trust Belstaff's function-meets-style workmanship and is as much a part of the scene as bikes themselves.

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Le Mans Belongs to Porsche and Vice Versa

Le Mans Belongs to Porsche and Vice Versa

By Petrolicious Productions / 8 Jul 2014
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“Le Mans belongs to Porsche and Porsche belongs to Le Mans," said Andreas Seidl, Porsche racing team director. INK is a London-based digital production studio with a soft spot for Porsche. With Porsche's long-awaited return last month to Le Mans, INK paid homage to the car that gave Porsche its first win at the race.

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Motorcyclists Crave Summer Protection

Motorcyclists Crave Summer Protection

By Petrolicious Productions / 3 Jul 2014
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In the motorcycle world, the transition from bike to street to office can be difficult. No one wants to go to lunch wearing a giant leather racing suit. So it's nice when a manufacturer takes normal street fashion and applies the latest in safety gear to create something to keep you safe and stylish.

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Technical Details Blend Seamlessly With Art

Technical Details Blend Seamlessly With Art

By Petrolicious Productions / 2 Jul 2014
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Based out of Laval d'Aix, France, Mr. Emmanuel Mergault's watercolors and acrylics blend seamlessly with tight engineering-inspired touches creating art that is da Vinci-esque. Additionally, his work covers some of the most interesting cars ever built and spans decades, beginning in the 1930s up through the last decade.

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These Graphics Are Fantastique in Any Language

These Graphics Are Fantastique in Any Language

By Petrolicious Productions / 18 Jun 2014
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Nowadays, it's tough to find visual art created by hand. Computers and software are tools just like paper and pencil but their versatility streamlines the process. And yet Mr. Bruno Michaud seems to prefer developing his lettering by hand. But he is no purist. While as a student, he learned to create typographies by hand, but later upon joining an agency he had to work digitally.

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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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