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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.

 

Belstaff and Aston Martin are a Sublime Pairing

Belstaff and Aston Martin are a Sublime Pairing

By Petrolicious Productions / 29 Aug 2014

We can't imagine a more appropriate match for classic British motoring than Belstaff's signature hand-waxed leather jacket, itself derived from Belstaff's storied involvement with motorcycling, and their jeans sewn from soft Japanese denim. In fact, the same philosophy behind Aston Martin's hand-built manufacturing techniques, are behind Belstaff's approach to making timeless clothing.

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Groovy Jazz Inspired by the Automotive Icons of the 1970s

Groovy Jazz Inspired by the Automotive Icons of the 1970s

By Petrolicious Productions / 27 Aug 2014

As a jazz musician living in Denmark (with the world's highest car taxes–over 200%!), buying a dream car is currently out of Ander's reach. So instead, he decided to write music to accompany and pay homage to his favorites. Since the music is inspired by the sound of the seventies, Elektrojazz chose to focus on cars from this era...

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Getting Real With Paint

Getting Real With Paint

By Petrolicious Productions / 6 Aug 2014 / 1 Comment Read More

Mr. Marcello Petisci paints incredibly realistic, even hyper-realistic, art often with iconographic images of cars that he places in all possible states and situations. Before beginning to paint he examines the variables of the types of objects to be painted and paired with the car, the form of the main subject, and the overall composition of the piece.

Turn Your Keys Into a Swiss Army Knife

Turn Your Keys Into a Swiss Army Knife

By Petrolicious Productions / 31 Jul 2014
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Anyone who has a car, house, and an office usually has upwards of a dozen keys floating around, bulging in their pockets, or scattered across multiple key rings. These keys jingle, their sharp edges scratch surfaces with which they come into contact, poke holes in your pockets and, let’s face it, they’re just generally an unsightly hassle.

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Wired for Beauty: Sculptures Capture Car's Essential Lines

Wired for Beauty: Sculptures Capture Car's Essential Lines

By Petrolicious Productions / 30 Jul 2014 / 4 Comments Read More

London-based Mr. Chris Twitchell is the man behind Wire Car Design, the enterprise that seeks to capture the art behind some iconic car designs, in scale, through the medium of wire. They handcraft beautiful artistic representations of a car’s form in wire that can be displayed in any indoor environment. Chris was kind enough to take a few minutes out of his schedule to give us some insight into his work.

Ayrton Senna Posters Celebrate the Master's Triumphs

Ayrton Senna Posters Celebrate the Master's Triumphs

By Petrolicious Productions / 29 Jul 2014
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This year marked twentieth the anniversary of Mr. Ayrton Senna's tragic death while leading the San Marino Grand Prix. His Formula One career spanned eleven seasons during which he earned nicknames such as "Rain Man" for his otherworldly control in the wet, set a record for most pole-positions (sixty-five, held until 2006), and was a triple World Champion.

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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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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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