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Help 'Driving Dreams' Reach the Finish Line

Help 'Driving Dreams' Reach the Finish Line

By Petrolicious Productions / 28 Jul 2014
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There are many avenues that we as Petrolisti can travel to learn more about our hobby and the personalities surrounding it. And with so much information online, it is easier than ever. But that cornucopia of knowledge can also choke you with misinformation. That's why it's refreshing to encounter men who are researching their subject by going straight to the primary sources.

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What is the greatest pre-'90 six-cylinder engine ever?

What is the greatest pre-'90 six-cylinder engine ever?

By Yoav Gilad / 28 Jul 2014
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This week we move up the range to six cylinder engines. By now, I'm sure the Porsche-philes have already skipped ahead to stuff the ballot box, but in case you're still reading: we're aware of the flat-six. Yes, it's a great engine. Perhaps, just to make this more interesting, you could offer something other than your choice for the best variation of the 901. You're already typing 'Porsche 901...' aren't you?

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You Are Shore to Love These Vintage Surf Ads!

You Are Shore to Love These Vintage Surf Ads!

By Petrolicious Productions / 25 Jul 2014
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"Let's go surfin' now, everybody's learnin' how…" Those immortal words helped mainstream a sport once limited to a few select beaches around the Pacific. As the sport's popularity grew, so too did the associated culture, which was about a fun, outdoor, bohemian lifestyle.

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Schooner or Later You Should Check out these Swell Posters

Schooner or Later You Should Check out these Swell Posters

By Petrolicious Productions / 18 Jul 2014
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Even if you’d never even heard of the Gaspé Peninsula when you woke up that morning, you’d likely leave the office that day with tickets in hand after seeing a poster’s promise of maritime adventures in that far-flung corner of Quebec. That’s the magic of these vintage posters: with their striking colors and dramatic lettering, they could have made the other side of the street seem alluring.

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What is America's Greatest Unsung Automotive Hero?

What is America's Greatest Unsung Automotive Hero?

By Yoav Gilad / 17 Jul 2014
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Everyone knows the usual suspects: the Ford Mustang, the Chevy Corvette and Camaro. They went through many iterations varying from sporty through not-so-much. But there were quite a few other American cars that were quite sporty, which didn't receive the following that the aforementioned cars did, simply because they didn't have 'enough' power, handling and braking be damned.

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How Would You Modify This Toyota MR2?

How Would You Modify This Toyota MR2?

By Aaron McKenzie / 2 Jul 2014
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Since buying this '91 Toyota MR2 turbo, I’ve changed nothing about it because I haven’t decided on a unified direction for my modifications. Given the car’s proximity to originality (and the creeping valuations of original MR2s), should I track down some original wheels and keep its mechanics stock? Or, do I take advantage of the fact that these 3S-GTE engines are only a few tweaks away from 300 hp?

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Take a Brief Intermission to Appreciate the Drive-In Theater

Take a Brief Intermission to Appreciate the Drive-In Theater

By Petrolicious Productions / 13 Jun 2014
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In many cases they made more sense than indoor theaters from an economic perspective as well as being more attractive to many different types of moviegoers. First of all, they were great for young families that might be less inclined to take a baby to the movies. Teens with access to a car liked dark drive-ins for the obvious reasons...

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These Toyota Starlet Commercials and Japanese Designs Win

These Toyota Starlet Commercials and Japanese Designs Win

By Petrolicious Productions / 6 Jun 2014
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There's something so great about vintage Japanese car brochures—this one features the 1984 Starlet. Maybe it's the graphic nature of the Japanese characters that makes Japanese brochures look design-y and interesting, or maybe it's the use of lots of bright colors. Don't miss the 1981 Starlet commercials at the bottom of the article!

 

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Vintage Postcards Are Worth Writing Home About

Vintage Postcards Are Worth Writing Home About

By Petrolicious Productions / 23 May 2014

Memorial Day in the US isn't technically the beginning of summer, but it might as well be. It marks the beginning of consistent warm weather, beach days and barbecues, road trips and rallies. Here are a bunch of fun vintage postcards with cool typography, lettering, and illustrations that feature greetings from various cities. If you're traveling this weekend, pick up a few of your own.

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