Petrolicious http://www.petrolicious.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 08:22:11 -0700 en-gb This BMW 2002 Is Greater Than The Sum Of Its Parts http://www.petrolicious.com/this-bmw-2002-is-greater-than-the-sum-of-its-parts http://www.petrolicious.com/this-bmw-2002-is-greater-than-the-sum-of-its-parts

The goal was to keep the car simple and period correct, but also to add some touches that don't make it come off as another semi-restoration. Under the hood, the 2002 remains mostly stock except for a 32/38 Weber carburetor and E21 radiator. With all the influences throughout my life, car-wise, I've tried very hard to avoid from what everyone else does.

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Petrolicious Productions Wed, 23 Jul 2014 23:30:11 -0700
Two Things Drove Ferrari from Sports Car Racing http://www.petrolicious.com/two-things-drove-ferrari-from-sports-car-racing http://www.petrolicious.com/two-things-drove-ferrari-from-sports-car-racing

Montezemolo says these and other restrictions detract from the Grand Prix experience, stating “No one wants to watch a driver save gas or tires. They want to see them push from here to there. It's sport, yes, but also a show.” With driver Fernando Alonso dropping the flag at this year’s recent 24 Hours of Le Mans, Ferrari may be eyeing a return to sports-car racing, but why did it quit in the first place?

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Benjamin Shahrabani Tue, 01 Jul 2014 18:22:14 -0700
Porsche 944 Turbo has Removable Moonroof, We'd Buy it Anyway http://www.petrolicious.com/porsche-944-turbo-has-removable-moonroof-we-d-buy-it-anyway http://www.petrolicious.com/porsche-944-turbo-has-removable-moonroof-we-d-buy-it-anyway

If you're looking for a way to get yourself into a Porsche but can't afford the ever-increasing price of admission for a 'Neunelfer,' this 944 Turbo could be your way into the club. They are fairly light (under 2800lbs) and make good power allowing for runs to sixty mph in a tick under six seconds.

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Petrolicious Productions Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:28:19 -0700
Rally Legends on Lake Garda http://www.petrolicious.com/rally-legends-on-lake-garda http://www.petrolicious.com/rally-legends-on-lake-garda

Many are present including Porsche 911SCs, Opel Asconas, even vaunted Lancias such as the Stratos, 037, and the insane Lancia Delta S4 Group B have gathered. But at this early stage, it’s just a pleasant stroll to loosen up the pistons and gears before the weekend’s Special Stage.

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Petrolicious Productions Thu, 17 Jul 2014 16:28:11 -0700
Come Fly With This Firebird http://www.petrolicious.com/come-fly-with-this-firebird http://www.petrolicious.com/come-fly-with-this-firebird

Up front, a 400 cubic-inch V8 is paired with a 600-cfm, four-barrel Holley carburetor. The big engine puts its grunt down through a Turbo 400 automatic transmission, a 12-bolt rear end and 3.08 gears. Power steering and brakes are connected to Pontiac Rallye II wheels, keeping this bird flying right.

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Petrolicious Productions Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:29:28 -0700
Boost Your Heart With a Porsche 930 http://www.petrolicious.com/boost-your-heart-with-a-porsche-930 http://www.petrolicious.com/boost-your-heart-with-a-porsche-930

As I became little older I appreciated the driving, the engineering, and especially the quality of German cars. With this 930, I love the tank-like feel of the chassis, the rawness of the unassisted steering, and the iconic 911 shape on steroids. Oh and the boost! I love the boost!

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Petrolicious Productions Fri, 18 Jul 2014 21:39:19 -0700
Father and Son Make Peerless Racing Duo http://www.petrolicious.com/father-and-son-make-peerless-racing-duo http://www.petrolicious.com/father-and-son-make-peerless-racing-duo

When Mr. Paul Cressey hits the track at Laguna Seca for the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion (aka The Monterey Historics) in his 1959 Peerless GT, he faces plenty of tough competition. For Paul, however, that competition is especially personal, including as it does his father, Ron, who is known for running his own 1959 Corvette in the same race.

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Petrolicious Productions Mon, 21 Jul 2014 18:41:48 -0700
What’s the Best Vintage Car for the Teenage Enthusiast? http://www.petrolicious.com/what-s-the-best-vintage-car-for-the-teenage-enthusiast http://www.petrolicious.com/what-s-the-best-vintage-car-for-the-teenage-enthusiast

No doubt, your sixteen-year-old will soon be wanting a car of their own, as there’s no way you’ll be letting them anywhere near your beloved 911. This is, after all, a sixteen-year-old kid–no sense in them skidding off the learning curve in anything too pricey.

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Aaron McKenzie Mon, 21 Jul 2014 16:23:18 -0700
Why the Citroën DS Is Collectable http://www.petrolicious.com/why-the-citroen-ds-is-collectable http://www.petrolicious.com/why-the-citroen-ds-is-collectable

The Collector is a weekly series produced in association with Gear Patrol.
The Citroën DS's suspension may have changed the course of history in 1962, when French President Charles De Gaulle was riding from the Elysee Palace to Orly Airport in his DS. Gunmen opened fire on the car in an assassination attempt, and more than a few of the 140 bullets shattered the car's rear window and deflated all four of its tires. Due to the car's suspension system however, the President's driver was able to accelerate out of a skid and flee to safety.

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Benjamin Shahrabani Wed, 16 Jul 2014 18:03:06 -0700
TVR Is About As New As You'll Find An '85 http://www.petrolicious.com/tvr-is-about-as-new-as-you-ll-find-an-85 http://www.petrolicious.com/tvr-is-about-as-new-as-you-ll-find-an-85

Imagine driving fewer than a thousand miles a year. Of course, you probably wouldn't have much of a social life, but perhaps your car would look as factory-new as this 1985 TVR 280i, whose paint is ninety percent original. In the past twenty-nine years, it's only covered 21,000 miles.

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Petrolicious Productions Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:29:27 -0700
This Legend Was a Car Designer Almost By Accident http://www.petrolicious.com/this-legend-was-a-car-designer-almost-by-accident http://www.petrolicious.com/this-legend-was-a-car-designer-almost-by-accident

With his own nascent carrozzeria flourishing, Mr. Flaminio Bertoni fell in love with a young woman that his mother disapproved of. She wanted her son to marry a cousin instead. Apparently, that’s how things were done then. However, Flaminio would have none of it, closing his design studio and moving to Paris with his new bride. Fortunately, Citroën offered him a job in their design department.

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Benjamin Shahrabani Fri, 18 Jul 2014 19:54:52 -0700
Keep the Rotary of Life Spinning with This Mazda RX-7 http://www.petrolicious.com/keep-the-rotary-of-life-spinning-with-this-mazda-rx-7 http://www.petrolicious.com/keep-the-rotary-of-life-spinning-with-this-mazda-rx-7

The circle of life can be found everywhere, especially in the automotive world. The owner of this 1985 Mazda RX-7 doesn't "have much time to enjoy it, and would like to free up garage space." Thus his listing of the Japanese coupe, in search of a new owner, begins the cycle anew.

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Petrolicious Productions Fri, 18 Jul 2014 19:19:09 -0700
Book Review: MotorBinder http://www.petrolicious.com/book-review-motorbinder http://www.petrolicious.com/book-review-motorbinder

MotorBinder's little details are what really amaze: tools and supplies spread out on a blanket in the dirt beside a Kurtis-Kraft, Mr. David Hobbs eyeing a McLaren Elva Mk1 from his Lola T70, Suixtil race suits, a woman’s bare legs poking out from under a BMC Formula Jr., or Mr. Phil Hill behind the wheel of a Spencer-family Ford T-bucket.

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Yoav Gilad Fri, 18 Jul 2014 15:46:14 -0700
Driven by Design: Ferrari Dino http://www.petrolicious.com/driven-by-design-ferrari-dino http://www.petrolicious.com/driven-by-design-ferrari-dino

The Dino was interesting as it helped to launch the career of designer Leonardo Fioravanti. He had been at Pininfarina for about two years when he was allowed to design the 206 GT and frankly, his inexperience shows. Even as the world was turning away from the voluptuous forms of the post-war years, the 206 GT clung onto them.

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Yoav Gilad Wed, 09 Jul 2014 15:35:08 -0700
Schooner or Later You Should Check out these Swell Posters http://www.petrolicious.com/schooner-or-later-you-should-check-out-these-swell-posters http://www.petrolicious.com/schooner-or-later-you-should-check-out-these-swell-posters

Even if you’d never even heard of the Gaspé Peninsula when you woke up that morning, you’d likely leave the office that day with tickets in hand after seeing a poster’s promise of maritime adventures in that far-flung corner of Quebec. That’s the magic of these vintage posters: with their striking colors and dramatic lettering, they could have made the other side of the street seem alluring.

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Petrolicious Productions Tue, 08 Jul 2014 15:14:39 -0700