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Are Old Tuner Cars Ever Cool?

Are Old Tuner Cars Ever Cool?

By Michael Banovsky / 27 Mar 2015
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These firms may not be making headlines today, but in the ‘80s, their often extensive modifications to luxury and exotic vehicles became a worldwide phenomenon. Wild body kits. Wild paint jobs. Wild new features. Car magazines were full of fantastic interpretations of what an exotic could become, but then the world seemed to turn on these (often) garish beasts.

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Has your car helped you get out of a traffic ticket?

 Has your car helped you get out of a traffic ticket?

By Afshin Behnia / 23 Mar 2015
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In 2010, I had planned a “romantic” road trip with Kika up to Big Sur, San Francisco, and the Sonoma wine country. I put romantic in quotes because I also had an ulterior motive: to go to the Monterey car week. But a chance encounter with a California Highway Patrol officer on the way to Big Sur meant that our romantic road trip may not have happened…

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The Hollywood Sign is a Special Type of Beacon

The Hollywood Sign is a Special Type of Beacon

By Benjamin Shahrabani / 23 Mar 2015
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Originally erected in 1923, the Hollywood Sign, comprising nine white letters, each 45-feet tall, have become an icon, and helped define a city, and an industry. The sign has been featured in popular culture, and dozens of movies. However, what you may not know is that it wasn’t originally created to promote the movies, or Los Angeles. So how did the world’s most famous sign come to be?

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Vintage Friday: Remembering Packard

Vintage Friday: Remembering Packard

By Michael Banovsky / 20 Mar 2015
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Today marks the anniversary of James Ward Packard’s death, and I thought it fitting to appreciate some of the timeless designs to come from his family’s company, Packard. Founded by James and his brother William Doud in 1899, Packard was founded with a simple goal: to build the best horseless carriages. Over the years, this led to hundreds of innovations that we still enjoy today...

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What’s Your Best Experience as a Passenger?

What’s Your Best Experience as a Passenger?

By Michael Banovsky / 16 Mar 2015
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With most of the car world devoted to making drivers happy, what of passengers? As a passenger, memorable experiences often depend on the vehicle, the road, the driver, and any other passengers. If one of those things is off, the drive may be unbearable. Get all four in sync, however, and it may not matter that you’re just a passenger. To prove it, I’d like to tell you about a very special Porsche…

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Proof That Concept Cars Were Made to Be Driven

Proof That Concept Cars Were Made to Be Driven

By Michael Banovsky / 13 Mar 2015
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For today’s Vintage Friday post, I was inspired by the recent sightings of the Mercedes-Benz F 015 “driving” around San Francisco. The reaction must have been much the same throughout history—but especially in the ‘60s and ‘70s—as concept cars were generally one-off, drivable cars.

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How would you keep classics on the road?

How would you keep classics on the road?

By Michael Banovsky / 9 Mar 2015
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With Paris set to introduce relatively complicated rules concerning which vehicles are allowed to roam the streets, classic car aficionados like you and I are naturally curious if this will start happening in other locations. What I'd like to know is this: if you were the mayor of a town, how would you convince your citizens to give special consideration to the remarkable classics that we enjoy so much?

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How Have You Personalized Your Car?

How Have You Personalized Your Car?

By Benjamin Shahrabani / 4 Mar 2015
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Many enthusiasts consider themselves stewards of their vehicles, entrusted with its preservation until the time comes to pass it down to the next generation. Across the street from the stewards, however, sits a group of car nuts who have been customizing their cars in ways big and small since the first horseless carriage rolled out of a barn. Which group do you side with?

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What's the One That Got Away?

What's the One That Got Away?

By Benjamin Shahrabani / 2 Mar 2015
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Unless you’re Jay Leno, you just can’t buy every car you covet, nor can you keep every car that comes into your possession. Sometimes, the lack of time, money, or space (or all three) conspire such that a car cannot be purchased, or has to be sold. Sometimes, they just get away... What car do you wish you had never sold, or wished you had purchased, but let slip through your fingers?

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What Is Still Exciting about Formula 1?

What Is Still Exciting about Formula 1?

By Shayan Bokaie / 23 Feb 2015
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As a younger fan, I never had the pleasure of watching Ayrton Senna in the wet, or Jackie Stewart earn his title as the King of Monaco, but I have tremendous respect and appreciation for Formula 1’s heritage. As the sport has become tamer and a bit softer over the years, however, I fear that I might have missed the golden years of Formula 1...

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What Spring Road Trip Most Excites You?

What Spring Road Trip Most Excites You?

By Petrolicious Productions / 16 Feb 2015
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Although we're still trapped in winter's icy throes, spring and its blossoms are just around the corner for most of us. And while Petrolicious is based in Southern California, we're limited from embarking on long, epic drives by the fact that most of the US lays dormant under a blanket of snow...

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Don't Go for the View...

Don't Go for the View...

By Jonathan WC Mills / 14 Feb 2015
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There is a long history of making out in cars. I did it. Perhaps you did, too? It's certainly been a staple of Hollywood films for fifty years and, I'd argue, one of the main reasons teenagers desire a license and a car in the first place...

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