Petrolicious Thu, 28 Aug 2014 04:19:33 -0700 en-gb Groovy Jazz Inspired by the Automotive Icons of the 1970s

As a jazz musician living in Denmark (with the world's highest car taxes–over 200%!), buying a dream car is currently out of Ander's reach. So instead, he decided to write music to accompany and pay homage to his favorites. Since the music is inspired by the sound of the seventies, Elektrojazz chose to focus on cars from this era...

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Petrolicious Productions Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:30:16 -0700
Twenty-Five of the Best from Monterey

If you don't know that two weeks ago was Monterey Car Week, then you just haven't been paying attention. We've shared a few stories covered from different angles and frankly, the week is just a cavalcade of events showcasing amazing cars that, as my esteemed colleague Mr. Jonathan WC Mills explained, make you say, "Look at that!" But the one thing that we haven't really discussed is the sheer amount of people that show up...

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Yoav Gilad Wed, 27 Aug 2014 02:35:37 -0700
Business in the Front, Party in the Back

Technically, this tiny bubble-car can fit eight people, and is like a mullet. How so? It can seat two behind its refrigerator style door (business up front)...and a bartender and five patrons on its included bar trailer (party in the back).

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Petrolicious Productions Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:12:12 -0700
The Ferrari Dino Competizione is Different and That's Good

So while the Dino Competizione may not have won “Best in Show” at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, it did win my appreciation and I know it impressed nearly every spectator that walked by. It just goes to show you that sometimes, it’s good to be different.

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Gil Folk Mon, 25 Aug 2014 20:17:07 -0700
No Bruises on This Alfa

This Alfa may be black and Blu (Olandese), but it's far from beaten up–even with (an assumed) 125,160 kilometers. According to its owner, it's "original and without modifications" and 99 percent free of corrosion. It also includes an "original log book and some service history."

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Petrolicious Productions Tue, 26 Aug 2014 11:53:10 -0700
Vaz is All About Sunset Drives and Spare Bulbs

I know that many purists are against the mods, still I decided to give it a personal touch and for all the modifications I have used new parts in order to preserve the originals and have the ability to return the car to its original state whenever I decide to. More than anything else, I love driving it on summer evenings through the city with very low traffic while the sun sets.

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Petrolicious Productions Mon, 25 Aug 2014 18:15:25 -0700
A First-Timer's Pilgrimage to Laguna Seca

Full caveat, I've never been to Monterey Car Week. Nor, before this last week, to Laguna Seca. I realize this is a blot against my credentials as a lover of all things automotive, but I'm quite pleased to have scratched the event off my bucket list. I'm also happy to report that the week more than lived up to my expectations, in particular the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion...

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Jonathan WC Mills Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:09:02 -0700
A Maserati Quattroporte With Patina

Just because a car hasn't been restored doesn't mean it hasn't been cared for. This 1970 Quattroporte's body and interior have survived since the Nixon administration. However, its engine has been given new parts–necessities after nearly four and a half decades.

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Petrolicious Productions Mon, 25 Aug 2014 11:40:13 -0700
What is the Best Car Movie?

Since the beginning, Hollywood has included cars in cinema. It’s a great combination, and there are dozens of memorable cars in film, ones that have influenced a generation, inspired culture, or became the stuff of your dreams. At Petrolicious we like to think that the real talent is the car itself...

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Benjamin Shahrabani Sun, 24 Aug 2014 13:11:18 -0700
These are the Top All-Wheel Drive Classic Cars Ever

On Tuesday, we asked you which car was the greatest classic all-wheel drive auto ever built. And I don't think we've ever had such unanimity in the answers to one of our questions before. Basically, it came down to one of two cars: The Audi Quattro and its variations and the Lancia Delta and its variations...

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Yoav Gilad Fri, 22 Aug 2014 14:08:01 -0700
Pebble Beach's Best in Show Winner Represents a Monumental Shift

In many ways, this year’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance was just like every year prior. The blue-blazer-wearing, straw-hatted crowd strolled in as classical music gently wafted over the audience and manicured lawn. The OEMs occupied the lower-level suites in the lodge that allowed their guests to sit in style and avoid sullying their Tod’s. The coffee was warm and unburned, landscape foggy grey, and cars buffed to perfection...

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Yoav Gilad Thu, 21 Aug 2014 23:24:07 -0700
Lamborghini Diablo for Sale is a Religious Experience

The devil is typically depicted as a red creature, but this Diablo has a Blue Hera metallic skin and the fury of twelve cylinders. It exorcises its demonic power through an altered drivetrain and additional components include a Tubi sports exhaust system and a carbon fiber rear wing.

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Petrolicious Productions Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:04:25 -0700
Vintage Bicycle Posters Foreshadow Car Ads

In fact, according to some estimates bicycle ads accounted for over ten percent of all advertising in periodicals during the late 1890s. This may be, but much like vintage automotive advertising we can't help but admire the art, wonderful layouts, and fonts.

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Petrolicious Productions Thu, 21 Aug 2014 21:56:21 -0700
Slithering Serpent Powered by Eight Cylinders

The Marti Report on this Grabber Blue snake breaks it down into a variety of numbers. For instance, it was one of 3,054 Torino Cobras built in 1971 and one of 316 with the 429 cubic-inch Cobra Jet stuffed under the hood. However, this Ford's big V8 is anything but broken down...

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Petrolicious Productions Wed, 20 Aug 2014 18:03:14 -0700
Honda Motorcycle Hooked Rider For Life

When I was twenty-four I bought my first motorcycle: a 1972 Honda CB750. This bike did two things for me. It completely sold me on the quality and absolute value of a Honda motorcycle; they are absolutely bulletproof, beautiful, and reliable. Secondly, it hooked me on riding motorcycles for life.

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Petrolicious Productions Wed, 20 Aug 2014 18:50:09 -0700