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A Weekend In Paris

A Weekend In Paris

By Petrolicious Productions / 28 Aug 2015
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Ah, Paris. The City of Light attracts more than 20 million tourists each year, and has been a top destination for decades. There’s no city like Paris, and even Ford of Britain understood this as it decided to create a splendid film to promote its then-new Anglia 105E Deluxe. The year is 1960, and you’re one half of a young British couple traveling for a weekend—so where do you go?

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Some of These Classics Are Far From Home

Some of These Classics Are Far From Home

By Petrolicious Productions / 27 Aug 2015
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A Corvette in Australia. Mini Cooper in Japan. Datsun Z in Germany. Classic cars certainly travel the world regularly, but this week, we’ve found a few examples of cars seen in atypical locations…and a few right where you’d expect to see them, like a Ferrari 250 at the Goodwood Circuit. Click through to see this week’s #drivetastefully selections.

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How Did You Realize That You Love Cars?

How Did You Realize That You Love Cars?

By Michael Banovsky / 24 Aug 2015
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On my desk sits Road & Track Presents Exotic Cars: 5, a short-lived special series of magazines that the publication put out in the ’80s and ’90s. It morphed into Road & Track: Exotic Cars Quarterly, but that’s not the point. What’s important is that a magazine very much like this one made me realize I wanted to do something in the auto industry as a career.

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Let’s Go To The Auto Show!

Let’s Go To The Auto Show!

By Petrolicious Productions / 21 Aug 2015
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Just how are you able to get people to attend an auto show? A big promotion helps, but our favorite has long been the simple event poster. Usually featuring some incredible artwork never to be seen again, we’ve recently started geeking out over vintage auto show posters from around the world.

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Is “A Fun Automatic” an Oxymoron?

Is “A Fun Automatic” an Oxymoron?

By Michael Banovsky / 17 Aug 2015
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Though the two main cars in our household both have manual transmissions, I was recently able to sample three very different cars equipped with “let the computer shift for you” transmissions: a McLaren 650S Spider, Fiat 500 Abarth, and Dodge Charger R/T Scat Pack. And do you know what? One of those wasn’t too bad.

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How Well Do Couples Match To Cars?

How Well Do Couples Match To Cars?

By Petrolicious Productions / 14 Aug 2015
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We’ve seen a lot of old automaker publicity photos, and no doubt so have you. Recently, however, we’ve noticed a discord in some images between the models chosen and vehicles they’re posing with—and it got us thinking: is it possible for a car to perfectly match a couple?

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Nine Classic Car Drivers Who Are Making Summer Count

Nine Classic Car Drivers Who Are Making Summer Count

By Petrolicious Productions / 13 Aug 2015

Wow, you’ve been busy! Photos tagged with #drivetastefully this week have been exceptional, including one particular shot of an Aston Martin at the top of a mountain! Other highlights include a rare Alpina and a rare sighting of a French car on American license plates…in Indonesia! Click through to see this week’s highlights.

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What Should Google Auto Know About Driving?

What Should Google Auto Know About Driving?

By Michael Banovsky / 10 Aug 2015
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A report from The Guardian has made everything clear: Google Auto is a thing, and it means business. The subsidiary Google Auto has been licensed since 2014 in California as a carmaker. As an enthusiast, what would you like Google to know about driving?

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What’s the Best Way to Sell Tires?

What’s the Best Way to Sell Tires?

By Petrolicious Productions / 7 Aug 2015
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In years gone by, advertisers have come up with countless ideas—both compelling and not—on how to add a little bit of style, sex, and intrigue to the business of selling tires. These vintage ads almost inspire us to run out and buy a set of biasply tires, however!

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Our Favorite Classic Car Photos This Week, From Fiat to Ford

Our Favorite Classic Car Photos This Week, From Fiat to Ford

By Petrolicious Productions / 6 Aug 2015
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With mostly close-up shots this week, the Instagram roundup showcases a number of interesting-looking classics, including a Ford Tudor going through a water splash during the Australia Classic! From a Mini with epic fog lights to a Porsche 912 with an elegant-looking exhaust, be sure to spend a few minutes examining what makes each of these cars a delight to behold.

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Our 5 Favorite Classic Race Car Nicknames

Our 5 Favorite Classic Race Car Nicknames

By Petrolicious Productions / 5 Aug 2015
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A nickname is sometimes flattering, sometimes insulting, but always fascinating. Our next video features a car with a pretty epic nickname, and it got us thinking: which classic car wears our favorite informal moniker? From clumsy animals to tube-shaped vegetables, it’s interesting to remember how certain cars earned their names.

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