Petrolicious Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:43:31 -0700 en-gb Firefighter Sews New Life into Used Fire Hoses by Making Tool Kits

Mr. Jake Starr is a  Louisville-based firefighter who loves to sew. He uses old materials from around his firehouse and gives them a second life by creating handmade items and selling them in his Recycled Firefighter online store. Our favorite product is the rugged Tool Roll made from heavy firehose canvas.

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Petrolicious Productions Mon, 14 Apr 2014 19:31:14 -0700
Motion and Mood Highlight This Designer's Work

Radu Muntean graduated from Art Center College of Design and has since worked for Ford, General Motors and is currently working for Tesla. His style is quick but precise, as befits a working, professional designer, with an emphasis on motion and mood. But in addtion to design and art, Radu has continued racing as well, and is an active Porsche Club of America racer.

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Petrolicious Productions Tue, 08 Apr 2014 19:44:54 -0700
This Mustang Had to Cross the Pond to go Racing

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.

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Petrolicious Productions Tue, 08 Apr 2014 17:40:16 -0700
Pick Up a Rare-in-the-US BMW E30 320i Touring

Here’s your chance to buy a unicorn: a 1988 BMW 320i Touring. This car, both in 320i and Touring forms, was never available in the United States. The seller brought this wagon from Amsterdam last year, but its 2.0L six has been upgraded to a 2.5 and the auto switched to a 5-speed.

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Petrolicious Productions Mon, 14 Apr 2014 22:15:05 -0700
He Found his Dad's Porsche 993, Sold Years Earlier, Online

Five years had passed and still I thought about it and how I'd like to buy it back. Then one day I was browsing cars online and I saw this Speed Yellow 993 that looked remarkably similar to my dad's.  I immediately called the guy, asked a few questions about the car, and scheduled an appointment to look at it. Then I called my dad.

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Petrolicious Productions Mon, 07 Apr 2014 21:32:20 -0700
It's Called Ugly Moto, but It Makes Beautiful Prints

Singapore-based online print shop Ugly Moto features highly detailed and beautiful motorcycle prints. Our favorite of the six features a Harley-Davidson XR750—the one Cal Rayborn rode in his 1972 Transatlantic Match Race, where against the odds with an unreliable model and on a track he'd never ridden, he won three of the six races and changed the British perception of American riders.

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Petrolicious Productions Mon, 14 Apr 2014 21:08:11 -0700
Chevelle Siblings Bring High-Desert Satisfaction

As a youngster pumping high-octane gasoline for local muscle car owners in Southern California’s San Gabriel Valley during the 1960s, Mark Lundquist could only dream of owning a 1965 Chevrolet Malibu Super Sport (SS). As if to make up for lost time, however, Mark now has four Chevy SS cars (as well as a beastly “standard” 1968 Camaro) of varying vintages parked in a Joshua Tree, California, garage that inspires envy in every guest who drops in. And yes, this collection includes a ’65 Malibu SS.

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Petrolicious Productions Mon, 14 Apr 2014 20:37:57 -0700
New 24 Hours of Le Mans Exhibit at Porsche Museum Is a Must-See

The Porsche Museum in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen, Germany, is celebrating the return to Le Mans with its special exhibition that celebrates Porsche's Le Mans history. Throughout the entire 24-hour duration of this year's race on the museum will be free and open to the public and will be streaming the race on screens around the museum.

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Petrolicious Productions Mon, 14 Apr 2014 16:41:34 -0700
The Designer's Story: Bill Mitchell

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.

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Johni Parker Thu, 10 Apr 2014 16:19:29 -0700
How Have You Modified Your Car and To What Extent?

I can’t explain it—it just happens. And I bet it happens to a lot of you. I am speaking about the "slippery slope," a fallacious argument that hypothesizes that a tiny first step leads to a chain of related events culminating into something much bigger. That is what happens when I buy a car, but instead of bigger, I start down the slippery slope of making it better.

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Benjamin Shahrabani Wed, 02 Apr 2014 19:08:43 -0700
1968 Honda N600 Was Fun and Fancy Free

How do you advertise a foreign entry-level car in the country that practically invented the entry-level car? Make the campaign bright, modern, and above all: fun! In the late 1960s, Honda was expanding globally and their cars were especially well-suited to budget-concious people and the rebuilding European economies.

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Petrolicious Productions Wed, 09 Apr 2014 15:51:45 -0700
Yank in the UK

Chrysler’s motors were perhaps the most over-engineered of the Big Three, which made it attractive to several European brands from France, Switzerland, and the UK. Of the bunch, the most popular of these hybrids was the Jensen Interceptor—not only did it have 440 power, but it also was the only hybrid to ever utilize Six Pack carburetion.

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Petrolicious Productions Thu, 10 Apr 2014 14:46:33 -0700
Drivers' Cinema: Un Homme et Une Femme (1966)

Cars play an almost pivotal role in Un Homme et Une Femme. Jean-Louis is a race-car driver so there are multiple scenes with people racing and working on cars. And of course, Jean-Louis and Anne fall in love in one. That car is a Ford Mustang, as are all Jean-Louis's cars, be it in his personal or professional life.

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Benjamin Shahrabani Thu, 20 Mar 2014 19:25:32 -0700
Buy This Ferrari and Enjoy the Ride

Tubi Style sports exhausts give performance a boost, but let’s be honest–they also boost the thrill of driving this Ferrari. Forza Service has been maintaining this 328 for over ten years, including the recent installation of new cam belts, so you know there aren’t any surprises that can be particular to Ferraris.

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Petrolicious Productions Wed, 09 Apr 2014 13:39:32 -0700
Celebrate the Start of Spring with a Vintage Rally

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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Petrolicious Productions Mon, 07 Apr 2014 21:03:48 -0700