Petrolicious Mon, 20 Oct 2014 02:27:14 -0700 en-gb The Art of the Pin-Up

Pin-up art's roots lay in post-Victorian England and began, according to some, as a positive affirmation of feminine beauty that rejected the shame associated with physicality during the Victorian period. Those who disagree point to the objectification of women and claim this work demeans them. Regardless of your opinion, there is no debate as to the mastery of the artists behind the work.

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Petrolicious Productions Fri, 17 Oct 2014 13:14:01 -0700
Taking A 3500 Mile Test Drive in an Acura NSX (1 of 4)

What had I just done? The money was sent and gone. Last time, my research had been far more thorough and my actions much less impulsive. I was hooked before I read the end of the ad's second paragraph, but the fact that the seller was seemingly so forthcoming inspired confidence. Oh, and did I mention the car was across the US in Atlanta, Georgia?

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Yoav Gilad Thu, 16 Oct 2014 19:18:47 -0700
Ford or Holden, Mate? Toyota. ‘60s Toyota.

There are the aesthetic considerations obviously, but the most loveable aspect of this car is its position within the two-speed, traditionalist position of the Australian classic car psyche (Holden or Ford). It would take some time to really portray the dualist mindset that many Australian blokes have when it comes to classics from the 1960s and ‘70s... being "is it a Holden or a Ford?"

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Petrolicious Productions Mon, 13 Oct 2014 13:10:55 -0700
Talkin' 'Bout My Generation

Pre-war cars certainly won’t be going to the crusher anytime soon, but I wonder what will happen to concours' lawns and that wonderful knowledge base that will disappear when their owners do. What will Pebble Beach's green look like on a Sunday morning in the year 2040? Will it still be adorned with Packards, Studebakers, and other classics…or will another generation’s idols take their place?

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Benjamin Shahrabani Fri, 10 Oct 2014 17:50:48 -0700
These Are The Men Behind Ferrari

In some of these archival photos from Ferrari North America, you'll spot famous faces but we'd also like to recognize some of the men who did not work for fame or extreme pay, rather for their passion. Without their devotion, and the commitment of men like them around the world, there would be no Ferrari or motorsport.

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Petrolicious Productions Wed, 15 Oct 2014 16:09:54 -0700
Cars Yeah Interviews Petrolicious Editor Yoav Gilad

Host Mark Greene conducted a comprehensive interview touching on a wide variety of automotive subjects that cover Yoav’s background, what prompted him to change career paths so dramatically, and the singular event that shaped his perspective...

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Petrolicious Productions Wed, 15 Oct 2014 12:59:22 -0700
No Pretense, Just Hard-Core Classic Racing

There were serious on-track battles during each race, and in nearly all of them the race winner would also determine the season’s series winner. The 1960s race was just amazing, with eighty cars lined up at the start of this two-hour race featuring the largest grid of the season for its class. It was a great race but the favorites didn’t win...

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Petrolicious Productions Tue, 14 Oct 2014 19:21:46 -0700
Alan Fletcher is the Godfather of British Graphic Design

Fletcher and his various partners grew the business, expanding their offices to the USA and winning work from high profile clients like Shell, Arthur Andersen, and IBM. But after nearly forty years in the design business, Fletcher became bored of corporate clients and abruptly left the consultancy he founded. He focused on creating personal projects and vowed never to work for uninteresting people.

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Andrew Chen Mon, 13 Oct 2014 11:57:17 -0700
Drive Tastefully at Our Upcoming Rally

A few months ago we hosted our first event, partnering with Hagerty and Autodromo for a fun drive through the hills of Malibu. We kept the numbers small as it was our first time out but we're excited to announce we're doing it again and this time we're opening it up to all Petrolisti with a pre-'75 car or a very significant newer one.

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Petrolicious Productions Mon, 13 Oct 2014 18:57:07 -0700
A Free Barn-Find GTI, a Quarter-Inch Socket, and Determination

The plan was always to do everything myself because I didn't have a big pile of money! I dread even thinking about the amount of hours, blood, sweat, and tears that have gone into this. I’ve resprayed panels, learned how to weld, and now have good mechanical knowledge. I can't express enough how much joy I get out of this car, it really has been my life for the past six years...

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Petrolicious Productions Fri, 10 Oct 2014 15:36:42 -0700
This Ferrari 512 M Changed the Racing World Forever

When the Sunoco Ferrari 512 M first appeared at Daytona in 1971 it was a revelation. Manned by a dream team, the car combined Ferrari’s pedigree with Penske’s legendary attention to detail in everything from his crew’s uniforms to the polished wheels. Slated to run at Daytona, Sebring, Le Mans, and Watkins Glen, this 512 M was the odds-on favorite every time it rolled onto the starting grid.

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Petrolicious Productions Thu, 09 Oct 2014 13:10:49 -0700
This Is How Ferrari Celebrates 60 Years in North America

Yesterday, Ferrari North America held a birthday party for itself in Beverly Hills, California. And what a party it was! Virtually one of every significant Ferrari ever built was in attendance. Cars such as the 330 P4, 312PB, a couple of GTOs, Testa Rossas, this year’s Pebble Beach winner, FXXs, and even the first Ferrari in America, a 1948 Barchetta, made glittering Rodeo Drive shine a bit more brightly than usual. 

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Yoav Gilad Mon, 13 Oct 2014 16:15:23 -0700
Tell us About Your Car's Worst Road Trip Breakdown

There is always the risk, especially with a classic car that you'll break down. And if you're far from home, in an unfamiliar area, then that risk is greater as you may not have a suitable place to perform the necessary repairs or even be able to get the required parts.

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Yoav Gilad Mon, 13 Oct 2014 01:21:42 -0700
The American Influence on Italian Design

One aspect that has always remained firmly in Italian hands is the styling, right? Yes and no. Ferraris have always been designed in-house or by Italian coachbuilders like Pininfarina, Scagletti, et al. But famous American designers have made significant contributions to Ferrari’s design language by their employment within the design firms. And this isn’t a new phenomenon either.

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Yoav Gilad Fri, 10 Oct 2014 11:26:23 -0700
The Speed and Motion of the Classic Motorcycle

Motorcycle use exploded in the earlier part of the twentieth century. Spurring it on were talented designers and illustrators such as Messrs. Georges Hamel, Roger Pérot, and Max Ponty who worked for advertising firms. Almost invariably, their art captured the excitement of rushing through the wind with the rest of the world whizzing by at a standstill.

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Petrolicious Productions Fri, 10 Oct 2014 13:45:24 -0700