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.
/ 14 Sep 2015
It is difficult to believe that just over 50 years have elapsed since Ferruccio Elio Arturo Lamborghini took it upon himself to build his own car with a V12 engine, and found his eponymous company, Automobili Lamborghini, in the small Italian town of Sant’Agata Bolognese. And what years they’ve been.
/ 9 Sep 2015
There’s something about vintage posters that makes nearly any subject living room-worthy, and that includes tires. Among the many treasures to be auctioned by Potter & Potter September 19-20 includes a large selection of vintage posters and advertising, depicting everything from foreign films to makeup. But our favorite lots are estimated at just $150.
By / 8 Sep 2015
While the French term Concours d’Elegance has been extant for a few hundred years—literally translated, it means a "contest of elegance", and originally started to describe a parade of horse-drawn carriages. Over time, the carriages have lost their horses, and become motorized, and the contest, as it were, has morphed over time into the celebrations of automotive elegance...
/ 3 Sep 2015
While many Petrolistas’ appetite for full-size cars and motorcycles might only be restricted by the limits of money, space, and perhaps the aquience of their significant others. I grew up loving toys, and in time, models, which ignited a life-long passion and interest in all things automotive. Sound familiar? What’s not familiar, however, are the models AutoCult is basing its inaugural lineup on.
/ 2 Sep 2015
Cars and watches go together like PB&J, and enthusiasts are often collectors or admirers of both. But with well-established watch brands’ long history of supporting automobile competition, drivers, and technical improvements, it’s difficult for a new generation of car and watch enthusiasts to make their mark. Straton Watch Co.’s Vintage Driver Chronograph, however, seems to be off to a strong start.
By / 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.
/ 26 Aug 2015
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.
/ 20 Aug 2015
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.
/ 18 Aug 2015
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.