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Artful Details That Will Draw You In

Artful Details That Will Draw You In

By Petrolicious Productions / 27 Aug 2015

Photographer Brewster Moseley has an unusual mission: to find and document beauty where most people would see only decay and decrepitude. He has photographed stained glass windows and artistic architectural details in dilapidated 19th Century buildings—but, importantly here at Petrolicious, he also finds interesting abstract designs in rusting, vintage trucks and automobiles.

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Your Favorite Race Cars Artfully Defined

Your Favorite Race Cars Artfully Defined

By Petrolicious Productions / 26 Aug 2015
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A life-long obsession for cars and a sharp eye for design means that it was probably a matter of time before the folks at 8380 Laboratories pinged our radar, but the firm got its start a bit differently than most. How? By designing event posters and creative assets for import car shows.

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These Photos Will Let You See Classics With Fresh Eyes

These Photos Will Let You See Classics With Fresh Eyes

By Petrolicious Productions / 20 Aug 2015
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How many photos of cars have you seen? Here in the office, many of us easily see a few hundred on most days—and a few thousand on others. But even after reliving historic motorsport events, vintage brochures, or recently held concours through photography, one angle has remained somewhat elusive, until now.

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Is it Possible To Bring A Prototype Back From The Dead?

Is it Possible To Bring A Prototype Back From The Dead?

By Benjamin Shahrabani / 18 Aug 2015
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After a restoration, many undoubtedly want to know: what’s under that new paint job, and upholstery, and how did it come to be that way? Serious enthusiasts and collectors want to see what work was performed, and what was replaced, especially if the car in question is especially significant, much like the subject of The First Beetle: Resurrecting a 1938 Prototype.

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The Story of Ferrari’s Last Successful Sports Prototype

The Story of Ferrari’s Last Successful Sports Prototype

By Benjamin Shahrabani / 13 Aug 2015
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Until the Ferrari 333 SP’s introduction in 1994, the company had long been absent from sports car racing. Previously, the last time the fabled company had been involved in such an undertaking had been with the 312P, almost 20 years prior. The initiative for this new sports car prototype, however, would come from outside the company. This is the story of Ferrari’s last successful sports prototype.

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Two-Lane Blacktop Was An Existential Trip

Two-Lane Blacktop Was An Existential Trip

By Benjamin Shahrabani / 6 Aug 2015
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After a bit of bluster between owners of a 1955 Chevrolet Coupe and 1970 Pontiac GTO, the competitors decide to race across the country to Washington, DC, with the winner taking the loser’s car, clean and clear. From that introduction, you’d almost be expecting a bit of a car chase, but Two-Lane Blacktop pays less attention to cars than you may think.

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How Well Do You Know Your Automotive Mysteries?

How Well Do You Know Your Automotive Mysteries?

By Benjamin Shahrabani / 28 Jul 2015
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Did you hear about it? Read about it somewhere? See it online? The internet and social media are awash with stories, articles, and tweets about so-called factual stories. Cars don’t escape without a few legends of their own, and this book aims to set them straight.

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The Snake That Conquered The World

The Snake That Conquered The World

By Benjamin Shahrabani / 21 Jul 2015
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Few cars stand out as instantly recognizable to a broad swath of the populace, but the Shelby Cobra is, indisputably, one of those that do. There are many stories about this iconic car, so how well does this particular book pay tribute

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Ever Wonder What Your Car Is Actually Doing?

Ever Wonder What Your Car Is Actually Doing?

By Benjamin Shahrabani / 14 Jul 2015
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Physics is fundamental to understanding how the world around us works. But to many, just the mere mention of the word “physics” strikes fear into their hearts, because they remember it as a difficult or inscrutable subject from high school or even college classes if they pursued it further. We say: this book is for you.

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The Glorious Stories of Classic Superbikes

The Glorious Stories of Classic Superbikes

By Benjamin Shahrabani / 7 Jul 2015
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The 1970s are often remembered as a decade that gave us peace after the unrest of the ’60s: bell bottoms, leisure suits, memorable television sitcoms, disco, and mostly terrible cars. For motorcycles? The ’70s became a golden age of sorts. Let us explain.

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