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Driven by Design: Citröen 2CV

Driven by Design: Citröen 2CV

By Yoav Gilad / 18 Apr 2014 / 6 Comments Read More

There are some cars that are so visually striking, capturing the essence of motion so fundamentally that they stop you in your tracks. This is not one of them. The Citröen 2CV, or Deux Chevaux-Vapeur, is however so cunningly simple and elegant that it is a design icon. From the outset it was envisioned as a French Ford Model T, designed to mobilize the entire nation.

This Forgotten Classic-Filled Track Sits in the Middle of Budapest

This Forgotten Classic-Filled Track Sits in the Middle of Budapest

By Máté Boér / 17 Apr 2014 Read More

Imagine being in the middle of a European capital city of two million. You see gates with flaking paint, and enter through them. Suddenly you find yourself in a bustling playground of classic vehicles. You've entered a miniature, magical world like a snow globe, but instead of wooden lodges, reindeer, and pine trees, this "snow globe” has been designed for classic life enthusiasts. There are visitors in authentic costumes, fine classics (cars, bikes and bicycles), a banked racetrack from 1896, and instead of snowflakes there is the sound and smell of roaring engines and period-correct radio recordings.

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This Mustang Had to Cross the Pond to go Racing

This Mustang Had to Cross the Pond to go Racing

By Petrolicious Productions / 16 Apr 2014 / 4 Comments Read More

Grandpa Walneuski was so distraught that he sold the Mustang to Jim for Graham to collect, as he couldn't stand having the Mustang unappreciated by his grandson. The car was promptly resprayed and fitted with new hoses and tyres, then taken on a tour of the United States' west coast before returning with the car to the UK in 1999.

The Designer's Story: Bill Mitchell

The Designer's Story: Bill Mitchell

By Johni Parker / 14 Apr 2014 / 4 Comments Read More

Unlike the other ‘Designer’s Story’ features I’ve recently written for Petrolicious, this is a much more American tale. Bill Mitchell spent the entirety of his 42-year career in automobile design at General Motors and is ultimately responsible for creating and influencing the design of over 72.5 million automobiles produced by GM, including such landmark vehicles as the 1949 Cadillac Coupe DeVille, the 1955-57 Chevrolet Bel Air, the 1963-65 and 1966-67 Buick Riviera, the 1961-76 Corvette Stingray, and more.

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.

This is the Grandfather of Every German Sports Sedan

This is the Grandfather of Every German Sports Sedan

By Doug DeMuro / 3 Apr 2014
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Ask any owner of a modern high-performance luxury sedan–a BMW M5, a Mercedes E63 AMG–what the grandfather of the high-performance luxury sedan is, and you’re sure to get the same answer: cars don’t have grandfathers. That’s because M5 and E63 owners can’t be bothered with frivolous things like riddles and hypothetical questions. They’re too busy talking on their phone at stoplights.

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Want to Buy a Classic Car for Forty Percent Less?

Want to Buy a Classic Car for Forty Percent Less?

By Benjamin Shahrabani / 2 Apr 2014 / 3 Comments Read More

Petrolicious readers no doubt spend countless hours poring over the auto classifieds when the fancy strikes them. In fact, Petrolicious has just launched its own “Market Finds” section where we highlight some interesting and often rare automotive finds for sale. But what if I could tell you that you could purchase almost any car that you desired for thirty to forty percent less?

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.

The Designer's Story: Marcello Gandini

The Designer's Story: Marcello Gandini

By Johni Parker / 31 Mar 2014 / 6 Comments Read More

When looking at Gandini’s career in retrospect, it is without question that he has one of the most impressive client lists of any car designer in history, including Alfa Romeo, BMW, Bugatti, Cizeta, Citroën, De Tomaso, Ferrari/Dino, Fiat, Iso Rivolta, Lamborghini, Lancia, Maserati, and Renault. Gandini is rightly celebrated as one of the world’s authorities on car design.

BMW 2002 is a Dream Realized in the Pursuit of Automotive Happiness

BMW 2002 is a Dream Realized in the Pursuit of Automotive Happiness

By Andrey Smazhilo / 27 Mar 2014 / 4 Comments Read More

Obviously, everyone has dreams. And in the case of Petrolisti, we all have dream cars. Success in achieving those dreams depends on how strong your ambition is and how far you can go in your pursuit of happiness. Would the owner of this BMW 2002 do it again? Well, it is just a matter of time until the right car appears on the horizon and a new pursuit begins…

Barry Cole Has Driven to the Moon in Sunbeams

Barry Cole Has Driven to the Moon in Sunbeams

By Amy Shore / 26 Mar 2014 / 7 Comments Read More

“Our most enjoyable times with Imps were in the seventies,” Barry tells me as I ask him to recall a fond anecdote regarding the Imp. “We used to put the rear seats down and make up a large bed. Then at midnight we would carry our three infants from their beds and put them in the car. We would then drive to South Devon and the kids would wake as we arrived at the seaside - those were the days!”