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New 24 Hours of Le Mans Exhibit at Porsche Museum Is a Must-See

New 24 Hours of Le Mans Exhibit at Porsche Museum Is a Must-See

By Petrolicious Productions / 14 Apr 2014
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The Porsche Museum in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen, Germany, is celebrating the return to Le Mans with its special exhibition that celebrates Porsche's Le Mans history. Throughout the entire 24-hour duration of this year's race on the museum will be free and open to the public and will be streaming the race on screens around the museum.

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Celebrate the Start of Spring with a Vintage Rally

Celebrate the Start of Spring with a Vintage Rally

By Petrolicious Productions / 10 Apr 2014
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While the thought of running your classic over icy mountain passes might be too frightening for some to stomach, the organizers understand and are planning to host their seventh annual spring-time classic Franciacorta Historic on Saturday, April 12th. The cars are pre-1968 and include a restricted number of historic and collectable cars built before 1976.

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The Cars of the Very Exclusive Goodwood Members' Meeting

The Cars of the Very Exclusive Goodwood Members' Meeting

By Amy Shore / 7 Apr 2014 / 5 Comments Read More

Competition cars rocketed around the 2.4-mile track ranging from twenty-three original turbo-era Formula One cars to Group C Le Mans cars with Ferrari 250 Breadvans, Jaguar E-types and Aston Martin DB4GTs and everything in-between included. The air was pollenated with the scent of exhaust fumes mixing with cooking food as spectators relaxed on the grass enjoying the weekend.

Can the Desert Concorso Become a Top-Tier Concours?

Can the Desert Concorso Become a Top-Tier Concours?

By Yoav Gilad / 1 Apr 2014 Read More

The inaugural Desert Concorso was held this past weekend in Palm Desert, California, about two hours drive east from Los Angeles. There was an interesting mix of cars, and lovers of Italian machinery couldn't have been disappointed. It was a gorgeous, sunny day in the desert and walking on to the green you were immediately greeted by a fleet of Ferraris.

Gentlemen Drivers in Paris Rally around the Film "Rendezvous"

Gentlemen Drivers in Paris Rally around the Film

By Petrolicious Productions / 4 Dec 2013 / 7 Comments Read More

The Matching Numbers group, a Gentlemen Drivers network in Paris, recently planned and participated in a rally inspired by the film C'était un Rendez-vous (1976), directed by Claude Lelouch. Following a road guide, they met early in the morning at Place Victor Hugo, headed up to the famous Sacré Cœur Basilica and ended with a rendezvous for brunch at Restaurant de l’Opera.

First Year for Historic Rally Cars at Italy's Monza Rally Show

First Year for Historic Rally Cars at Italy's Monza Rally Show

By Petrolicious Productions / 2 Dec 2013
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The Monza Rally Show which takes place at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza, north of Milan, Italy, (the same circuit which hosts the annual Formula One Italian Grand Prix) is an event not to be missed by any rally fans. This year the event was unique, because historic rally cars were invited to participate for the first time.

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Art Center Hosts Eclectic Transportation Showcase

Art Center Hosts Eclectic Transportation Showcase

By Ezekiel Wheeler / 8 Nov 2013
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For the past decade, the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, has been providing something a little different for the automotive community to enjoy. Yes, they still churn out futuristic car designs, but they also host a rather unique car show on their main campus. The Art Center Car Classic is a gathering of eclectic transportation vehicles where design prevails over brand loyalty.

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Fearing Death in a 1927 Bugatti Is Addicting

Fearing Death in a 1927 Bugatti Is Addicting

By Afshin Behnia / 7 Nov 2013
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The Journées d’Automne rally held a couple of weeks ago and organized by Veuve Clicquot and Chapal provided the opportunity to ride in a 1927 Bugatti Type 35B in signature Bugatti French blue with beautiful patina on the Circuit des Écuyers track in France. There were no seatbelts or roll-bars—the helmet and my ability to keep myself inside the car were the only safety devices available.

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How to Crash a Vintage Car Rally and Get Away With It

How to Crash a Vintage Car Rally and Get Away With It

By Afshin Behnia / 6 Nov 2013
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An inspiring sight at vintage car rallies is a row of period sports cars winding through beautiful country roads or along coastal highways. Unfortunately there are invariably one or two party crashers with new cars (usually journalists) who ruin an otherwise beautiful line-up with their bland new vehicles. Last month, I mentally prepared myself to be that guy.

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Autumn Drives in France Involve Castles and Tracks

Autumn Drives in France Involve Castles and Tracks

By Matthew Lange / 31 Oct 2013
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For a perfect autumn classic car gathering you might imagine a mix of cars from Mini Coopers and Beetles to Bugatti Type 35s and Ferrari 275 GTBs. The cars would most certainly have to be in motion—both on the track and on the road. More importantly, the weather would be sympathetic and the people just as interesting as the cars.

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Spa Six Hours Classic 2013 Is An All Out Sprint

Spa Six Hours Classic 2013 Is An All Out Sprint

By Petrolicious Productions / 29 Oct 2013
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There is something about historic racing during the Spa Six Hours that is so totally right. Hearing the sound of Cosworth V8s screaming past the original Endurance Pits and Eau Rouge allow visitors to travel back in time. When the cars on the grid were just as famous as the drivers who piloted them.

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