Petrolicious Tue, 16 Sep 2014 06:18:12 -0700 en-gb Lancia 037 Group B Represents Last Era of Racing Romance

“It’s not like [the 037] was just a sports car designed for people who wanted to go fast,” says Phil. “This was designed for a purpose, and I love things that were designed specifically for a purpose, like a tool–except it's a fast tool that scares the crap out of you.”

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Petrolicious Productions Fri, 12 Sep 2014 14:32:10 -0700
What is the Best Classic Car to Daily Drive?

Many folks think that classic cars are unsuitable for daily driving and perhaps if you own a Ferrari 625/250 TRC this is true. But isn't it a joy to drive your classic? And doesn't it make sense to maximize the feelings and fun you have when cruising or attacking canyons? I think it absolutely does.

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Afshin Behnia Fri, 05 Sep 2014 14:22:36 -0700
World's Fastest Motorcycle Restored

And so it went with one Triumph besting another over the next few years until ultimately, the Gyronaut X-1 entered the scene in 1966. The fairing, designed by famed stylist Mr. Alex Tremulis (he worked for Cord, Duesenberg, Ford, and Tucker), was built by Mr. Vince Gardner (of Cord 810 fame) and would eventually set the bar for future streamliners...

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Yoav Gilad Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:45:55 -0700
Help Kickstart "Pit and Paddock"

Auto-Archives owns an impressive, 100,000+ collection of historic motor racing images and felt that the best way to share such an wide array of motor history was by highlighting a special group of images and presenting them in a fantastic 12x12-inch, large format book: Pit & Paddock.

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Petrolicious Productions Fri, 12 Sep 2014 19:32:22 -0700
Toyota MR2 is Original and Available

Yesterday, we featured a bright yellow Brit living in the US and today we're going across the pond to its country of origin to feature a more understated Japanese import. However, this Toyota MR2 is no less worthy and seems to be very original in fact, sporting less than 46k miles on the clock.

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Petrolicious Productions Fri, 12 Sep 2014 13:37:03 -0700
Before Driving One, Familiarize Yourself with the First Skyline

Before the 600hp monster that is the Nissan GT-R NISMO, the R32, the Hakosuka, even before Nissan and Prince merged, came the Prince Skyline in 1957. It sported a lowly 1.5L 60hp engine and looked to all the world like a slimmed-down General Motors knock-off. But in spite of its derivative appearance it showcased Japanese manufacturing prowess to the world...

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Petrolicious Productions Thu, 11 Sep 2014 14:44:05 -0700
Grab a Glass of Pommery and Stroll the Grounds

While we're well-acquainted with Goodwood and Silverstone, the Salon Privé is rapidly gaining in popularity. It is held on a picturesque estate at Syon House, Brentford, which provides an excellent surrounding atmosphere. The show's overall feel is much different to most as it's a relaxing event, one can happily wander around the gardens with a glass of Pommery champagne while seeing and hearing some of the rarest cars on earth–not a bad way to spend a day.

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Petrolicious Productions Thu, 11 Sep 2014 18:40:13 -0700
Elite Was Chosen for "Complete Rebuild"

This particular Elite has a legitimacy all its own. The seller states, "[I] purchased [it] from the second owner in 1984. I know both previous owners and have known the car since new." He or she also states that this numbers-matching coupe comes with "many old receipts and correspondence."

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Petrolicious Productions Wed, 10 Sep 2014 20:49:45 -0700
Canepa is A Big Toy Box

Unbelievably, walking into the cavernous garage revealed seven (!) 959s, Canepa's personal McLaren P1, Outlaw 356s, a Maserati Birdcage, and a Porsche 917. The facilities are extensive and include countless jigs for full racecar rebuilds. What was the best part? The car wall. Oh, you don't have a car wall?

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Yoav Gilad Wed, 10 Sep 2014 19:40:32 -0700
Modified Mini Also Races

My father was a race car driver and could race anything on four wheels, I think that's how I learned my love for cars. Since then, I haven't looked back. This is my fifth Mini and I bought it from a man about to begin a full rebuild. But the car had no rust at all and the chassis numbers are intact on the floor! So I bought it. I just love the classic look, history, handling, sound, and usability of the car.

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Petrolicious Productions Wed, 10 Sep 2014 17:50:28 -0700
How do You Think Montezemolo's Departure Will Affect Ferrari?

Earlier today, Ferrari Chairman Luca Cordero di Montezemolo stepped down from his position leaving Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne to run the business. Montezemolo’s departure isn’t terribly shocking given his background (he resurrected Scuderia Ferrari after Mr. Enzo Ferrari’s passing in 1988) and the Scuderia’s poor Formula One results this season...

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Yoav Gilad Wed, 10 Sep 2014 14:51:09 -0700
Corvette Has Plenty of Paperwork and Power

This Corvette can be likened to a rolling museum exhibit. Its current owner states it has its "Protect-o-plate attached to its original pamphlet, original tank sticker, ... owner's manual ... , dealer sales brochure, personal written letters from the 4 previous owners about their time with the car..."

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Petrolicious Productions Tue, 09 Sep 2014 13:50:20 -0700
The Hardest Working Man in the Car Photo Business

We've been big fans of Pawel's work for a long time and the video presented the perfect opportunity for us to sit down with him and find out more about him. He began as a photo assistant a while back and since then has shot over two-hundred cars a year (frequently over three hundred) for the last ten years. It's not hyperbole when we say that he has literally shot thousands of cars.

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Yoav Gilad Tue, 09 Sep 2014 21:16:16 -0700
Blackbird Automotive Journal Shines Brightly

Here at Petrolicious we receive a lot of books and magazines for our consideration. And while we appreciate the effort that is put into all of them, some just shine a bit more brightly than others. Still others shine much more brightly like Blackbird Automotive Journal. Since receiving our first issue, we've struck up a friendship based on mutual respect and a love for all things automotive...

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Petrolicious Productions Tue, 09 Sep 2014 15:05:21 -0700
The Land Rover Series Visualized

In conjunction with last week's Land Rover video, we wanted to share more information about the Land Rover. So we've created a Petrolicious infographic that is chock full of all kinds of interesting tidbits about the iconic car. For instance, did you know that the Series I initially sold for about £600?

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Petrolicious Productions Tue, 09 Sep 2014 13:30:20 -0700