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Coach Trimming and a Bit of Archaeology

Coach Trimming and a Bit of Archaeology

By Petrolicious Productions / 28 Aug 2015
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O’Rourke Coach Trimmers are considered by many as the best in the business, and Robert O’Rourke, affectionately known as “Rorky”, has a big personality to match this reputation. The workshop is in the beautiful rolling countryside of West Sussex, UK, but on arrival I was brought right back to my Italian roots—when despite being a complete stranger—I was greeted with an expansive, very un-British hug. I think that working on all those old Ferraris has had rubbed off on Rorky!

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The Poster Child

The Poster Child

By Jonathan WC Mills / 28 Aug 2015 / 6 Comments Read More

I don’t really want to drive it. I’m staring at the key, the car and the thin but very important set of loan papers on my desk, and quite frankly, I’m intimidated. I don’t want to join the club of automotive writers who have wrecked an exotic, plunging into professional failure and certain bankruptcy. I simply want to take a deep breath and bask in the experience of being a temporary custodian of one of the of the world’s most recognizable super cars.

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The Incredible Workshops of Maranello’s Master Craftsmen

The Incredible Workshops of Maranello’s Master Craftsmen

By Petrolicious Productions / 27 Aug 2015 / 7 Comments Read More

Every day, a tiny city in the north of Italy is shaken by the noise of freshly-tested vehicles straight from the factory: Ferrari’s. The majority of the people from Maranello live with the spirit of the most famous car manufacturer in the world. But outside the city, in smaller garages, a different, forgotten sort of magic happens.

A Dash Of Class At Monterey

A Dash Of Class At Monterey

By Christer Lundem / 26 Aug 2015 Read More

As being the first time I visited Monterey Car Week, I fell in deep waters. You might say that I was afraid of being at the wrong place at the wrong time. Not afraid of getting mugged, hurt, or anything like that—just afraid of missing out on the good parts during those fantastic days in August

A Brief History of the Toyota AE86 Corolla

A Brief History of the Toyota AE86 Corolla

By Petrolicious Productions / 25 Aug 2015 / 1 Comment Read More

For the uninitiated it’s “just a Corolla,” but the AE86 goes by many names. Anime star. O.G. drifter. Hachiroku. Overhyped. AE86 itself is perhaps the nerdiest of them all, named after Toyota’s internal chassis code for the model. Even as recently as a couple of years ago, one could still make the claim that the 1985-97 Toyota Corolla GT-S was unappreciated or underground for most of its life.

Winners Still Stand Out At The Quail

Winners Still Stand Out At The Quail

By Petrolicious Productions / 25 Aug 2015 Read More

We attended The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering during this year’s Monterey car week, but in keeping with the event’s motorsport heritage, we went not looking for concours winners but race winners.

Up Close And Personal With A Most Dramatic Alfa Romeo

Up Close And Personal With A Most Dramatic Alfa Romeo

By Petrolicious Productions / 24 Aug 2015
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I feel like being in front of some abstract art: the SZ is something you’re unable to understand immediately. After a minute, or ten, I start seeing its pureness. Hate or love it, the SZ is maybe the best-driving car Alfa Romeo built, from the very first up to the Giulia GTA and even the new 4C. With its looks as they are, it’s not a design exercise for museums, at all—but one for driving!

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Love Porsche? You’d Feel At Home At The Werks Reunion

Love Porsche? You’d Feel At Home At The Werks Reunion

By Andrew Schneider / 24 Aug 2015 Read More

When over 700 Porsches show up to an event, you realize the Porsche community is second to none. The Porsche brand is more than a marque. It is a brand that links generations and fosters relationships. I met some incredible individuals during my time at the Werks Reunion all more than happy to talk about the history of their cars. Here are the highlights.

The Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance At Dawn Is Perfect

The Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance At Dawn Is Perfect

By Andrew Schneider / 22 Aug 2015 Read More

My alarm blared on the bedside table: 3:45 am. The excitement had kept me from sleeping for more than an hour, anyways. I promptly threw the covers off and started to prep my camera bag. It was the morning of the Concours d’Elegance, and as we’ve said, Dawn Patrol is the only way to do it.

Germany’s Best Celebrated At Legends Of The Autobahn

Germany’s Best Celebrated At Legends Of The Autobahn

By Andrew Schneider / 21 Aug 2015 Read More

Legends of the Autobahn is an event that represents German automotive engineering. While BMW held a large presence at the event, Audi and Mercedes had quite a showing as well. However, BMW had quite the number of surprises up their sleeve for this years event, including the decision to show one of three M3 GTRs to the public: This is the first time the car has been shown to the public since 2001 and it’s first time stateside! It was a special moment, indeed.

The Rolex Motorsport Reunion at Laguna Seca is Time Warp

The Rolex Motorsport Reunion at Laguna Seca is Time Warp

By Andrew Schneider / 21 Aug 2015 / 1 Comment Read More

The Rolex Motorsport Reunion at Laguna Seca is an event that makes it possible for enthusiasts to experience the best years of competitive motorsport. Imagine being trackside as James Hunt’s McLaren rips down the corkscrew. Or watching more than 30 Shelby GT350s fly around turn two, side by side, as the drivers barely manage to keep the rear from slipping out from under them.

Monterey Parking Lots Are A Sight To Behold

Monterey Parking Lots Are A Sight To Behold

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

Between the plethora of modern luxury and supercars—and what seems like every rental car in the United States—there are many interesting and sometimes unusual automobiles being driven between the eclectic events at Monterey Peninsula. As the events themselves often attract the world’s most incredible machines, racers, collectors, and personalities, it’s only fitting that the parking lot would provide an incredible amount of eye candy.