Petrolicious Sat, 25 Oct 2014 08:53:28 -0700 en-gb October Instagram Roundup

We've selected some of our favorite #drivetastefully Instagram photos to share here on our site (left column). You can follow us @PetroliciousCo to get a glimpse behind the scenes of our film and photo shoots, sneak peeks of upcoming video subjects, and keep up to date with our daily automotive adventures. Also featured, on the right, are some Petrolisti who tagged their beautiful shots.

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Petrolicious Productions Fri, 24 Oct 2014 19:04:58 -0700
Learning to Drive Stick in an Acura NSX, 1000mi to Go (2 of 4)

She drove us over Pensacola’s Escambia Bay and under Mobile Bay in Alabma, through Mississippi’s bayous and north of New Orleans, Louisiana. That Thursday was all about driving and we were trying to make it past Houston, one thousand miles away if possible...

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Yoav Gilad Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:40:46 -0700
Tom Eckersly Was The First Modern Graphic Designer

Eckersley’s contributions to British poster design were officially recognized in 1948 with an Order of the British Empire appointment. By this time, his posters could be seen just about everywhere (not only in the UK), and his ingeniously simple and often humorous style was instantly recognizable by the public...

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Andrew Chen Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:36:49 -0700
The Ten Best Classic German Sports Sedans Under $25K

On Monday we challenged our readers to choose a classic, sporty German four-door sedan on a budget of $25k. Fortunately, that amount of money can go surprisingly far in this category, leaving almost all of Germany’s classic sports sedans as potential candidates...

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Sam Webber Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:57:58 -0700
Art Center Car Classic This Sunday

This coming Sunday (October 26) is Art Center College of Design’s Car Classic, an annual celebration of cars that serves to remind us that behind every gorgeous automotive form is a hard-working, clever designer (probably educated at this very school). For over ten years the Car Classic has explored car culture and vehicle architecture through a designer’s lens...

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Petrolicious Productions Wed, 22 Oct 2014 19:26:23 -0700
The Paris Motor Show's Tribute to Cars and Fashion of Yesterday

The exhibit follows the timeline of the car’s development and follows the history of the automobile from the end of the Industrial Revolution through today. Included are cars like the first Panhard and Ford Model T to the stars of countless concours d’elegance such as the Voisin Aerosport. Post-war icons such as the Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing, Facel Vega HK II, and Citroën DS19 were included as were icons of the Pop-Art years. 

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Petrolicious Productions Tue, 21 Oct 2014 18:08:31 -0700
Trabant Gets Lots of Smiles Per Gallon

The Trabant is pure simplicity, I love it! The two-stroke engine is very easy to maintain and parts are cheap and readily available. The car 'smiles', and causes people who see it to respond in kind. Except cyclists, they seem to hate the smell and smoke, hehe.

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Petrolicious Productions Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:31:58 -0700
Why You Should Attend Our Upcoming Rally

In case you missed last week’s announcement, Petrolicious is hosting another drive! We’re actually going to come out from behind our computers and cameras, and hit the road for Drive Tastefully: Paramount Ranch presented by Classic Car Capital. Unlike our last event, Drive Tastefully: Malibu, this one is open to everybody (with a vintage car of course).

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Petrolicious Productions Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:39:04 -0700
Five German Sports Sedans Available Now for Under $25K

Before Germany produced performance sedans, four doors were utilitarian, soulless appliances for transporting more than two people at a time; a disposable machine that announced, “I give up.” Sure, there were Detroit straight-line ponies good for a burnout but never designed to run at Nardo.

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Petrolicious Productions Tue, 21 Oct 2014 15:56:07 -0700
In Italy, This Mustang is a Four Wheel Dream

Here in Italy, where you might catch a glimpse of some nice Ferrari or Maserati hurtling noisily through the tall trees and narrow streets with a bit of luck, the Ford Mustang is quite unusual. In this case, we're talking about a particularly rare Ford Mustang Mach 1. The mythical "Pony car" was born as the Baby Boom generation came of age, right on time.

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Petrolicious Productions Fri, 17 Oct 2014 16:06:32 -0700
The Original Rush of a Porsche

The 911 was in amazing shape, featuring only 37,000 original miles, and included everything that it did when it was first sold new, including the window sticker and even a packet of disposable gloves intended for roadside emergencies. Additionally, it’s completely stock and has never been altered or modified. Gary simply enjoys the rush of driving a Porsche convertible.

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Petrolicious Productions Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:26:11 -0700
"If You Have a Passion for Old Cars, We Are All the Same!"

Sakoda-san took a break from fixing the window winder mechanism on the E-type and invited us into the fully stocked bar he’s constructed, complete with more memorabilia including framed pictures of himself with Stirling Moss and Jean Alesi. As we talked over coffee (served in delicate English tea-cups), Sakoda-san became very animated and retrieved old photo albums, books, and models from behind the counter to show us.

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Petrolicious Productions Thu, 16 Oct 2014 19:26:34 -0700
What Classic German Sports Sedan Would You Buy for Under $25k?

German manufacturers including BMW, Audi, and Mercedes-Benz have churned out many of the most notable sporty four-doors, packed with the style and performance you’d expect from the more expensive sports car models of their line ups. By the late ‘80s, a myriad of German sports sedans had been produced and refined, yet some clearly outshined others...

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Sam Webber Thu, 16 Oct 2014 15:35:59 -0700
Giovanni Michelotti was a Prolific, Masterful Designer

He is credited with more that 1,200 designs–cars, and even buses and trucks–where at least one model was built. The quality, quantity, and breadth of his work are just some of the reasons why he was inducted into the European Automotive Hall of Fame in 2009. And somehow, he also found spare time to produce a few cars under its own name...

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Benjamin Shahrabani Wed, 15 Oct 2014 19:08:56 -0700
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