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Garage Profiles

Are you more comfortable in a garage than in the living room? Do you feel you don't really know a person until you've seen their workshop? If so, Garage Profiles are for you. Indulge the automotive voyeur in you as your peer inside others' chambers dedicated to their mechanical family members.

Canepa is A Big Toy Box

Canepa is A Big Toy Box

By Yoav Gilad / 11 Sep 2014 / 12 Comments Read More

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?

Is It a Garage, Home, Or Heaven?

Is It a Garage, Home, Or Heaven?

By Yoav Gilad / 31 Jul 2014 / 8 Comments Read More

Mark and Haven gave us a brief tour, explaining that it is their home. There was actually a loft built in the unit where their bedrooms are and when friends visit, the travel-trailer serves as a guest room. But the most interesting thing about their home, as an American, is that they don’t have a central hearth—a television. Rather, the shop floor serves as living room and the focus is clearly on building things that provide interactive entertainment.

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35 Years On, This Shop Endures in an Improbable Location

35 Years On, This Shop Endures in an Improbable Location

By Aaron McKenzie / 7 Jul 2014 / 4 Comments Read More

When Bernie Sloan and Jeff Taw first opened British European Auto for business in 1980, everyone advised them against setting up shop in San Pedro, an out-of-the-way harbor enclave tucked at the end of the 110 freeway between Long Beach and Rancho Palos Verdes in the South Bay region of Los Angeles. “To an extent,” says Jeff, smiling as he reminisces, “they were right. Maybe we would’ve done better had we gone to Redondo Beach or Torrance, but hey, all the guys we knew with shops there are gone now and we’re still around.”

This Garage Aids Londoners Who Seek the Beauty of Classic Cars

This Garage Aids Londoners Who Seek the Beauty of Classic Cars

By Amy Shore / 6 May 2014 / 9 Comments Read More

When Paul first opened up his garage, the majority of the cars in his possession were Jaguars and later, Lotus competition cars. Just three years later business was booming and he had taken over four other buildings on the street. There was, for a time in the 1960s, one of the original Ferrari P4s sitting in the window of the same building, staring out the same windows that BMW’s now occupy.

The Righini Collection Is a Hidden Treasure

The Righini Collection Is a Hidden Treasure

By Petrolicious Productions / 3 Jan 2014 / 18 Comments Read More

In real estate, location is everything, and surely there’s none better than a centuries-old castle among vineyards outside of Modena, Italy. What lies inside Castello di Panzano Castelfranco Emilia transcends even this bucolic location. Collezione Righini is one of the finest private automotive collections in the world, housing several landmark Alfas including Tazio Nuvolari’s 8C 2300, and the very first car that Enzo Ferrari built after departing Alfa Romeo.


 

Garage Company Is a Temple to All Things Moto

Garage Company Is a Temple to All Things Moto

By Adam Kaslikowski / 16 Dec 2013 / 3 Comments Read More

Yoshi Kosaka positively breathes motorcycles. His shop started as a hobby, a distraction from his dentistry job in Japan. As the shop grew, it moved to Los Angeles and continued to grow until Garage Company was born. His enthusiasm and affect are contagious, which explains why his “shop” is really more of a temple to all things moto.

French Bugatti Workshop Has Seen Three Generations of Owners

French Bugatti Workshop Has Seen Three Generations of Owners

By Petrolicious Productions / 9 Dec 2013 / 11 Comments Read More

Henry Novo of France began working on Bugattis in 1929 at age 14. Henry worked very hard so that he could become a racing mechanic—he worked each day beginning first thing in the morning and went late into the evening. Bugatti owners seemed the same then even as now; they were generally rich and well educated. Henri understood this, so he adapted to the part. Eighty-four years and two generations later, he has left a Bugatti legacy.

A Visit with British Motorcycle Specialists Atelier Chatokhine

A Visit with British Motorcycle Specialists Atelier Chatokhine

By Petrolicious Productions / 22 Nov 2013
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Mechanic Frank Chatokhine has been running the classic British motorcycle workshop, Atelier Chatokhine, in France for the past ten years. He learned all he knows from his father, who he began working with at age 14 in his own British bike shop. We photographed Frank's shop and asked him some questions to learn more about his background, inspiration, and business.

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An American in Paris Creates Custom-Bike Heaven

An American in Paris Creates Custom-Bike Heaven

By Petrolicious Productions / 11 Oct 2013 / 2 Comments Read More

When an American is dropped into a foreign country, there are only so many things he can do to ensure his survival. He can try to blend in like a native or he can soak in his surroundings and create his own subculture hand-crafted custom bike creations. This is exactly what Clutch Custom Motorcycles owner, Willie Knoll, did, and since then he’s been fabricating two-wheeled sculptures that could be pulled off the stone streets of Paris and into the Louvre.