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Exclusive and Down-to-earth: Our Time with Italy’s Scuderia Sports

Exclusive and Down-to-earth: Our Time with Italy’s Scuderia Sports

By Jacopo Villa / 27 May 2015 Read More

If you're into cars, I think you'll agree that enjoying old cars is to experience the soul and the energy of the people who created it. Most days, that's the only thing that matters to me. For the very wealthy, there exist few organizations where like-minded enthusiasts can enjoy the combination of good friends, cars, roads, and events. Seeing a parking lot filled with Scuderia Sport’s near-priceless group of member cars is always a good sign that everyone is there to relax and have a good time!

The Growing Nostalgia for Classic Racing Games

The Growing Nostalgia for Classic Racing Games

By Benjamin Shahrabani / 26 May 2015
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The ’80s was an important decade. It was an era of some outlandish fashions and strange hairstyles. And, at the same time, it was also a period of significant economic development and international relations. Yes, it does seem like a long time ago—, but there is another good reason we shouldn’t forget the ’80s: vintage arcade games. This being Petrolicious, vintage driving arcade games in particular.

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Ferrari’s First-ever Race Car Comes out to Play

Ferrari’s First-ever Race Car Comes out to Play

By Petrolicious Productions / 26 May 2015
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Say “Ferrari” to most people and their eyes will sparkle with an image of a red sports car roaring through the scenery. Now, ask the same person where the first Ferrari debuted and the answer will likely be one of the big names—Monza, Spa-Francorchamps, the Nürburgring—and he’d be wrong. Ever hear of a little place named Piacenza?

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Our 5 Favorite Cars Named After The Wind

Our 5 Favorite Cars Named After The Wind

By Michael Banovsky / 22 May 2015 / 5 Comments Read More

JJ Cale may have said, “They call me the breeze,” but for these five cars it’s literal: they’re named after the wind. Over the years, vehicles have been named all sorts of things—animals, plants, people, places—but for some reason, those with the wind in their (figurative) sails are some of the most evocative. Is there a connection between these five machines—or are these names just hot air?

What’s Special about the Finish of the 2015 Mille Miglia?

What’s Special about the Finish of the 2015 Mille Miglia?

By Jacopo Villa / 22 May 2015 Read More

The wait for the next Mille Miglia has just begun! After experiencing it, the soul of this race gets under your skin and becomes a part of you. I don’t think that there are any easy ways to describe this event, but "the world's most beautiful race" seems to come the closest. Here’s why.

The Mille Miglia Comes to Town: A Roadside Look at Passing Classics

The Mille Miglia Comes to Town: A Roadside Look at Passing Classics

By Petrolicious Productions / 21 May 2015
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While we’ve already covered the 2015 Mille Miglia quite extensively, the ever-engaging photographer and videographer Christian Baumann reached out to say that he’d been able to capture something we hadn’t yet been able to: the parade of passing classics. Here are his epic shots of these icons in motion.

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Japanese Nostalgic Car’s First True California Touge

Japanese Nostalgic Car’s First True California Touge

By Andrew Schneider / 21 May 2015 / 9 Comments Read More

On a beautiful Saturday afternoon, I joined 20 drivers for 7 hours, winding through one of the most exciting routes I’ve experienced. On that day, Ben Hsu, owner and editor of Japanese Nostalgic Car, brought his dream to life: a true “Touge” rally in Southern California.

5 Reasons To Drive a Nissan 280Z Every Day

5 Reasons To Drive a Nissan 280Z Every Day

By Brendan McAleer / 21 May 2015 / 10 Comments Read More

Very often on this site, we are privileged to see a carefully curated collection. We come across owners who have finally acquired their dream car, and we see this love of iron, steel, and fire bridge the generations. But what about a car that transcends automotive enthusiasm, that needs no translation from Gearhead kanji?

This particular very pretty blue 1977 Datsun-Nissan 280Z is a single-owner car, currently daily driven, belonging to a gent who is not now and never was into cars. It doesn't attend car shows. It doesn't get pampered and spoiled. This Z belongs to Larry Lazzari and no-one else; it's a special bond, and just the kind of thing Yutaka Katayama would have smiled to see.

What Makes the Alitalia Racing Livery so Compelling?

What Makes the Alitalia Racing Livery so Compelling?

By Joel Clark / 20 May 2015
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Speed Icons. Every motorsport fan has a favorite driver, a favorite team and a favorite car, but how many can mention a favorite racing car livery as easily? I can think of lots, and that’s why, in my regular series, I’ll be bringing you a collection of outstanding examples of motor racing liveries, both well-known and no.

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Here’s Why We’ve Fallen For Miami Vice All Over Again

Here’s Why We’ve Fallen For Miami Vice All Over Again

By Hellena Miron / 20 May 2015
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In today’s day and age, there are so many options to view entertainment—Netflix, iTunes, YouTube, and the circa-500 million channels on cable, satellite, or whatever your preferred provider is. Yet somehow, with all the choices out there, I have found myself watching one particular show quite a lot recently: Miami Vice. Here’s why you should, too.

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How Well Did an Alfa Romeo MiTo QV Handle The Mille Miglia?

How Well Did an Alfa Romeo MiTo QV Handle The Mille Miglia?

By Jacopo Villa / 19 May 2015 / 16 Comments Read More

This year, Petrolicious was in the Mille Miglia with two cars: the 1100 Zagato and a 2015 Alfa Romeo MiTo QV, affectively dubbed the "Petromobile". While the first is an historic racecar, the latter is a quick and fast Italian hot hatch, with a 1.4-litre turbocharged 4-cylinder engine. Oh yes, Petrolicious and #drivetastefully stickers adorn the bodywork. I just love it! We were lucky to have Alfa Romeo on our side by lending us this little red thing to follow the race just a week or so ago: I made a few calls and was able to take delivery of it in Milan.

Petrolicious and Auctions America Present: Drive Tastefully Barker Hangar

Petrolicious and Auctions America Present: Drive Tastefully Barker Hangar

By Petrolicious Productions / 19 May 2015 / 2 Comments Read More

On Saturday, June 27, join our next one-day rally to explore some of the best Malibu canyons, as well as a complimentary photo session in Malibu’s historic Barker Hangar. Working closely with our title sponsor, Auctions America, participants will also receive an auction catalogue and complimentary bidder registration to the company’s July 17 California Auction.
With an epic route planned and the opportunity to get professional photography done of your car along the way, find out more. Don’t have a car? Enter our contest to win a ride in a classic during the event, courtesy of Auctions America. Bring a friend! This rally and auction is an idealized opportunity to welcome new people to the vintage car ownership experience.