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BMW Baur E21: The Original 3-Series Cabriolet

BMW Baur E21: The Original 3-Series Cabriolet

By Doug DeMuro / 21 Nov 2014 / 12 Comments Read More

It happens every few years, like clockwork. First, they come out with the sedan. Then the wagon. Then the coupe. Then the convertible. Invariably, there’s always a performance version, and occasionally a hatchback. Except, that isn’t how it always happened. Once, they made one that looked like it was wearing a hat.

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Driven by Design: Toyota Sports 800

Driven by Design: Toyota Sports 800

By Yoav Gilad / 17 Nov 2014 / 4 Comments Read More

One of the coolest features of the Sports 800 is the headlamp design that manages to straddle a surface transition and look quite good. It is a futuristic touch that made more traditional cars (AC Ace, any Ferrari to this point, etc…) immediately look dated. Additionally, the front of the 800 foreshadows the 2000GT to some extent.

Despite Lorry and License Issues, Lada Motors On

Despite Lorry and License Issues, Lada Motors On

By Andrey Smazhilo / 13 Nov 2014 / 9 Comments Read More

Last summer, Maxim asked his friend to drive the car to a stance festival due to some driver’s license problems, and unfortunately a truck struck the Lada as they cruised. Thankfully, the car only needed a new door. And funny as it may sound, the car drew lots of attention at the festival also due to the damage and the story behind the dent.

Frenchman Paul Bracq Responsible for Many Classic German Cars

Frenchman Paul Bracq Responsible for Many Classic German Cars

By Benjamin Shahrabani / 10 Nov 2014 / 5 Comments Read More

Bracq left the studio to begin his mandatory military service from late 1954 to '57; however, the industrious Bracq wouldn’t let something like military service hamper his goal of designing cars. Assigned to a military base in Germany, which was still under Allied “occupation”, Bracq managed to find his way to the Daimler-Benz factory where he boldly exhibited some of his drawings and sketches...

Buy an Acura NSX and Then Test-Drive It (4 of 4)

Buy an Acura NSX and Then Test-Drive It (4 of 4)

By Yoav Gilad / 7 Nov 2014 / 17 Comments Read More

I entered a tight right-hander and downshifted back to second as I swung the NSX towards the inside of the curve. And back onto the gas as the road straightened. Here on my own, I was more comfortable pushing the Acura than when my wife was riding shotgun. And the NSX obliged. I realized that I was dangerously close to being late. Now I had a real incentive to mash it.

Where Forty-Year Old Peugeots Are Still Hot Stuff

Where Forty-Year Old Peugeots Are Still Hot Stuff

By Petrolicious Productions / 6 Nov 2014 / 6 Comments Read More

I found myself behind a new Peugeot–a 505 GTi–loaded with a huge rice bag under the open trunk, and wheel angles more extreme than a racing wheelchair's. Alignment what? Since I’m a sucker for French culture and grew up in the capital of perfection, Stockholm, I immediately fell in love with the non-regulated way of using these old French funky cars.

Journees d'Automne Is a Favorite Event

Journees d'Automne Is a Favorite Event

By Petrolicious Productions / 5 Nov 2014 / 8 Comments Read More

In my travels I’ve been to many great classic car events, including the Goodwood Revival, Le Mans Classic, and the behemoth that is Monterey car-week. I love all of those events as each, in there own way, brings something unique to the classic car hobby. However I think my favourite event of all is the much smaller, more intimate Journées d’Automne (Autumn Days).

Driven by Design: Lamborghini Urraco

Driven by Design: Lamborghini Urraco

By Yoav Gilad / 3 Nov 2014 / 5 Comments Read More

The Urraco maintains a traditional mid-engine proportion with the doors pushed nearly as far forward as possible. However, the proportion lacks the visual speed that the Countach has because of the disconnect between the a-pillar and slope of the hood (much like the Gallardo, actually)...

Adaptability is Key to Engine-Builder Ed Pink's Legend

Adaptability is Key to Engine-Builder Ed Pink's Legend

By Petrolicious Productions / 3 Nov 2014 / 10 Comments Read More

Unless you were looking for it, you’d have to be lost to stumble across the headquarters of Ed Pink Racing Engines. Down a dusty side street, past scrap yards and a strip club, the shop sits amidst the nondescript sprawl of Van Nuys, California. Wander inside this shop, however, and you’ll quickly realize that what happens here is anything but nondescript...

The Acura NSX Is Faster because it's Better (3 of 4)

The Acura NSX Is Faster because it's Better (3 of 4)

By Yoav Gilad / 31 Oct 2014 / 11 Comments Read More

In order to avoid incriminating myself, I’m going to have to speak very generally about locations and routes so I hope you’ll forgive me. The following takes place in the plains, hills, canyons, and gulleys between Austin and Santa Fe. The speeds achieved were in no small part due to excellent sight lines as there is a relative lack of vegetation in this region.

A French Weekend With My Husband's Daytona Mistress

A French Weekend With My Husband's Daytona Mistress

By Petrolicious Productions / 30 Oct 2014 / 11 Comments Read More

I have just returned from a quick weekend in France with my husband and his mistress. I know what you must be thinking, but I do rather like her. Although she’s loud (and I hate her perfume), she’s undoubtedly beautiful (stunning really) and being with her inevitably makes us the centre of attention–whether we want it or not...