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In Italy, This Mustang is a Four Wheel Dream

In Italy, This Mustang is a Four Wheel Dream

By Petrolicious Productions / 21 Oct 2014 Read More

Here in Italy, where you might catch a glimpse of some nice Ferrari or Maserati hurtling noisily through the tall trees and narrow streets with a bit of luck, the Ford Mustang is quite unusual. In this case, we're talking about a particularly rare Ford Mustang Mach 1. The mythical "Pony car" was born was born as the Baby Boom generation came of age, right on time.

"If You Have a Passion for Old Cars, We Are All the Same!"

By Petrolicious Productions / 20 Oct 2014 / 6 Comments Read More

Sakoda-san took a break from fixing the window winder mechanism on the E-type and invited us into the fully stocked bar he’s constructed, complete with more memorabilia including framed pictures of himself with Stirling Moss and Jean Alesi. As we talked over coffee (served in delicate English tea-cups), Sakoda-san became very animated and retrieved old photo albums, books, and models from behind the counter to show us.

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Giovanni Michelotti was a Prolific, Masterful Designer

Giovanni Michelotti was a Prolific, Masterful Designer

By Benjamin Shahrabani / 20 Oct 2014 / 8 Comments Read More

He is credited with more that 1,200 designs–cars, and even buses and trucks–where at least one model was built. The quality, quantity, and breadth of his work are just some of the reasons why he was inducted into the European Automotive Hall of Fame in 2009. And somehow, he also found spare time to produce a few cars under its own name...

Taking A 3500 Mile Test Drive in an Acura NSX (1 of 4)

Taking A 3500 Mile Test Drive in an Acura NSX (1 of 4)

By Yoav Gilad / 17 Oct 2014 / 16 Comments Read More

What had I just done? The money was sent and gone. Last time, my research had been far more thorough and my actions much less impulsive. I was hooked before I read the end of the ad's second paragraph, but the fact that the seller was seemingly so forthcoming inspired confidence. Oh, and did I mention the car was across the US in Atlanta, Georgia?

Talkin' 'Bout My Generation

Talkin' 'Bout My Generation

By Benjamin Shahrabani / 16 Oct 2014 / 17 Comments Read More

Pre-war cars certainly won’t be going to the crusher anytime soon, but I wonder what will happen to concours' lawns and that wonderful knowledge base that will disappear when their owners do. What will Pebble Beach's green look like on a Sunday morning in the year 2040? Will it still be adorned with Packards, Studebakers, and other classics…or will another generation’s idols take their place?

These Are The Men Behind Ferrari

These Are The Men Behind Ferrari

By Petrolicious Productions / 16 Oct 2014
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In some of these archival photos from Ferrari North America, you'll spot famous faces but we'd also like to recognize some of the men who did not work for fame or extreme pay, rather for their passion. Without their devotion, and the commitment of men like them around the world, there would be no Ferrari or motorsport.

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No Pretense, Just Hard-Core Classic Racing

No Pretense, Just Hard-Core Classic Racing

By Petrolicious Productions / 15 Oct 2014 / 11 Comments Read More

There were serious on-track battles during each race, and in nearly all of them the race winner would also determine the season’s series winner. The 1960s race was just amazing, with eighty cars lined up at the start of this two-hour race featuring the largest grid of the season for its class. It was a great race but the favorites didn’t win...

This Is How Ferrari Celebrates 60 Years in North America

This Is How Ferrari Celebrates 60 Years in North America

By Yoav Gilad / 13 Oct 2014 / 14 Comments Read More

Yesterday, Ferrari North America held a birthday party for itself in Beverly Hills, California. And what a party it was! Virtually one of every significant Ferrari ever built was in attendance. Cars such as the 330 P4, 312PB, a couple of GTOs, Testa Rossas, this year’s Pebble Beach winner, FXXs, and even the first Ferrari in America, a 1948 Barchetta, made glittering Rodeo Drive shine a bit more brightly than usual. 

The American Influence on Italian Design

The American Influence on Italian Design

By Yoav Gilad / 13 Oct 2014 / 5 Comments Read More

One aspect that has always remained firmly in Italian hands is the styling, right? Yes and no. Ferraris have always been designed in-house or by Italian coachbuilders like Pininfarina, Scagletti, et al. But famous American designers have made significant contributions to Ferrari’s design language by their employment within the design firms. And this isn’t a new phenomenon either.

These Are The Ten Greatest Ferraris of All Time

These Are The Ten Greatest Ferraris of All Time

By Yoav Gilad / 10 Oct 2014 / 9 Comments Read More

To be honest, the question we posed on Monday was a bit challenging due to the abundance of possibilities, and was akin to picking a favorite color or, perhaps, child. After all, they're all great, right? But let's be honest, we all have a favorite don't we? Yes, yes, we love them all, but one is just a bit more impressive...

Where BMWs Mix with Shelbys, Gullwings, and Model Ts

Where BMWs Mix with Shelbys, Gullwings, and Model Ts

By Benjamin Shahrabani / 9 Oct 2014 / 3 Comments Read More

Between founder and co-owner Steve Beck, along with partner Chris Toppenberg, they’re closing in on a collective century of automotive knowledge. While both men have a longstanding relationship with BMW, and with the shop’s focus on that marque, a morning spent by Petrolicious uncovered that Checkpoint Automotive is much, much more than a simple BMW repair shop.

Dino is Gone but Not Forgotten

Dino is Gone but Not Forgotten

By Markus Haub / 8 Oct 2014 / 14 Comments Read More

Dino was an odd brand, placed somewhere between Fiat and Ferrari. And because Mr. Enzo Ferrari did not want to use his nice black horse logo on cars with fewer than twelve cylinders, they created the “Dino” trademark (named after his son Alfredo, nicknamed Dino). Dino Ferrari was working on a 6-cylinder engine for Formula 2 in the 1950s, before his untimely death.