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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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Atlanta Museum Dedicates Exhibition to Concept Cars

Atlanta Museum Dedicates Exhibition to Concept Cars

By Petrolicious Productions / 20 May 2014
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Atlanta's High Museum of Art is opening an exhibit tomorrow, May 21, called 'Dream Cars: Innovative Design, Visionary Ideas'. It will feature seventeen American and European concept cars that highlight the most wildest and most creative cars of the last eighty years.

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Mid-Century Motels Have Us Longing for Summer Travel

Mid-Century Motels Have Us Longing for Summer Travel

By Becca Clason / 16 May 2014
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As cars became more reliable in the US and people began venturing further from home, motorists' hotels—or motels—began springing up, most featuring Googie-style architecture with brightly colored paint and fun lettering on their neon signs. As with most mid-century modern architecture and signage, it's a shame that more of these lodgings weren't preserved as they were in their day.

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