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These Illustrated Icons Are Simply Wonderful

These Illustrated Icons Are Simply Wonderful

By Petrolicious Productions / 24 Jun 2015
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Simple yet lifelike, French artist Delius has drawn us in with scenes of artists, designers, and luminaries from many different disciplines. It’s a style not seen often any more, but one that melds perfectly with his subjects, bringing them to life. Here are our favorite illustrations from this unique artist.

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Chris Amon: Very Fast and Very Unlucky

Chris Amon: Very Fast and Very Unlucky

By Benjamin Shahrabani / 18 Jun 2015
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Sex, drugs, and rock ’n’ roll are just a few of the things that indelibly define the ’60s. But while that decade was experiencing profound social and political change, it was also a very memorable time for motorsports as another leap forward was made in car design—and speed.

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Paul Newman’s Career Comes Alive In This New Documentary

Paul Newman’s Career Comes Alive In This New Documentary

By Benjamin Shahrabani / 15 Jun 2015
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While training for the role of Indy 500 race car driver Frank Capua in the movie Winning, Newman’s fascination for racing bit hard. A scant three years later, at the age of forty-seven—at a time when many competitive racers were hanging up their fire retardant suits, and retiring—Newman was just getting started.

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Ride with McLaren Through Its Most Captivating Years

Ride with McLaren Through Its Most Captivating Years

By Benjamin Shahrabani / 15 Jun 2015
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While perhaps not a household name, Tyler Alexander is one individual who had much to do with this success. In his autobiography, Tyler Alexander: A Life and Times with McLaren, the author reminisces and shares with the reader his four and a half decades with the team. For race fans, it’s definitely worth a read.

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How Le Mans Inspired An Artist To Illustrate the Illustrious

How Le Mans Inspired An Artist To Illustrate the Illustrious

By Petrolicious Productions / 10 Jun 2015
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We don’t often hear from an artist with such a clear understanding of how a love for cars started. Arthur Schening’s illustrations of great race cars are both detailed and compelling, and show a familiarity with race cars that could only have been forged at a young age. For Schening, it can all be traced back to seeing the movie Le Mans with his older brother.

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The Twisted Tale of Achille Varzi’s Fall from Grace

The Twisted Tale of Achille Varzi’s Fall from Grace

By Petrolicious Productions / 10 Jun 2015
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It’s often difficult to relate to some of the greats who we still cherish today, and Achille Varzi is no exception. Once the world’s foremost sportsman and greatest Grand Prix drivers, a few setbacks morphed into morphine addiction—and this was in the mid-’30s!

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A curated look at Some Breathtaking Classic Cars

A curated look at Some Breathtaking Classic Cars

By Benjamin Shahrabani / 8 Jun 2015

Gentlemen, Start Your Engines!: The Bonhams Guide to Classic Race and Sports Cars is what one might come to think of as a "Who’s Who” of automobiles. In conjunction with Bonhams, one of the world’s top auction houses, author Jared Zaugg has done very much the same thing that Who’s Who used to do—only instead of people, the focus is on important classic sports and race cars from 1900-1997.

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Chopard’s Latest Is Inspired by The Historic Mille Miglia

Chopard’s Latest Is Inspired by The Historic Mille Miglia

By Petrolicious Productions / 5 Jun 2015

With more than 400 collector cars, 1,000 miles to cover, and some of the world’s most epic scenery to appreciate along the way, the Mille Miglia is a unique event unlike anything else. Not only Official Time Keeper since 1988, Chopard also sponsors and competes in the Mille Miglia, creating timepieces for classic car enthusiasts and horological enthusiasts alike that are inspired by experiences from the event.

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Re-Live the Forgotten History of Formula 1 in Detroit

Re-Live the Forgotten History of Formula 1 in Detroit

By Benjamin Shahrabani / 4 Jun 2015
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When one thinks of Formula 1, one might not naturally associate it with the city of Detroit, home of the “Big Three” manufacturers General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler. For seven years, however, from 1982-1988, Formula One races were held on a two and a half mile street circuit that snaked through areas in and around Detroit’s city center.

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France Comes Alive In This New Driving Guide

France Comes Alive In This New Driving Guide

By Benjamin Shahrabani / 1 Jun 2015
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Could there possibly be a better way for a Petrolisti to celebrate summer than by taking a trip of the four-wheeled variety? But where to go? The world is a big place, and there’s so much to see, but so little time. This guidebook is one place to start: it’s tailored toward car enthusiasts.

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Time, Speed, Distance: Secrets To Winning the Mille Miglia

Time, Speed, Distance: Secrets To Winning the Mille Miglia

By Petrolicious Productions / 29 May 2015 / 2 Comments Read More

Winning the modern Mille Miglia rally is quite simple, really: all a team has to do is finish each stage at an indicated time. Of course, that means maintaining a quick pace across the Italian countryside without being too fast or too slow, though the latter is more common: hitting an exact time while driving a classic car on more than 1,000 miles of public roads requires absolute commitment—and the best information available. Want to compete next year? Start reading.