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What is the Greatest Classic All-Wheel Drive Car Ever?

What is the Greatest Classic All-Wheel Drive Car Ever?

By Yoav Gilad / 19 Aug 2014
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Four-wheel drive has been around for quite a long time. So long in fact that by 1900, several companies were making vehicles with some variety of 4WD. And in that very year a certain Dr. Ferdinand Porsche built his first system. But as cars developed, four-wheel drive saw limited use only in vehicles that were designed to operate off-road for very specific purposes...

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These Stylish Airline Posters Make Us Want to Fly

These Stylish Airline Posters Make Us Want to Fly

By Petrolicious Productions / 15 Aug 2014
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In the beginning, planes transported mail. Mr. Juan Trippe, the head of Pan Am, thought by transporting passengers as well he might increase profits. Soon Pan Am established regular passenger routes that led to a revolution in travel. Trips that had previously taken weeks by ship were now accomplished in days.

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Which One Classic Car Event Would You Attend?

Which One Classic Car Event Would You Attend?

By Yoav Gilad / 11 Aug 2014
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Over the weekend, "car week" began on the Monterey Peninsula, which will play host to the Pebble Beach Concours, the Quail, a Motorsport Gathering, the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, the Concorso Italiano, countless auctions, and a handful of impromptu shows around the area. Simply put, this is the premier American classic car event of the year.

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Is Holiday the Greatest Travel Magazine?

Is Holiday the Greatest Travel Magazine?

By Petrolicious Productions / 8 Aug 2014
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Ted wanted to get America hooked on the idea that the world, and its experiences were there for us to discover. You just had to get out and see what was waiting for you. Holiday wasn’t counter culture, but it wasn’t mainstream either. It just reveled in idealized beauty, as its founding editor, J. Frank Beaman said in his dedication, “HOLIDAY is... for all of those who see 'go' signs on the horizon..."

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Which Classic Car, Never Sold in the USA, Would You Import?

Which Classic Car, Never Sold in the USA, Would You Import?

By Yoav Gilad / 4 Aug 2014
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There is one US federal law in particular that irks us here at Petrolicious. It is the "Show and Display" law that allows private individuals to import a car to the US, which would be too expensive to modify to meet the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards and does not have a federalized counterpart originally built for the United States market.

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Fitz and Van Are The Man, Err, Men

Fitz and Van Are The Man, Err, Men

By Petrolicious Productions / 1 Aug 2014
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Do you remember when Pontiac was a brand? Heck, do you (or can you) remember when they were actually desirable? Yeah it was a while ago. But Messrs. Art Fitzpatrick and Van Kaufman are a big part of the reason that Pontiac was very much in demand through the 1960s and early 1970s. They were a creative team with Fitz drawing the cars and Van the scenery and people.

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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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