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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.

The Righini Collection Is a Hidden Treasure

The Righini Collection Is a Hidden Treasure

By Petrolicious Productions / 3 Jan 2014 / 15 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.

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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. 

Rare Classics Are Regulars at Garage in White Plains, NY

Rare Classics Are Regulars at Garage in White Plains, NY

By Petrolicious Productions / 12 Sep 2013
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On a recent trip to New York, we visited with Santo Spadaro, co-owner of Dominick's European Car Repair in White Plains, which his father, Domenico, opened in 1961. The garage has seen few changes since that day. Santo and Frank, who are brothers, handle all the tuning, prep, transmission and electrical jobs which are their specialties.

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Studio-Garage Space Inspires Infinitely

Studio-Garage Space Inspires Infinitely

By Petrolicious Productions / 17 Apr 2013
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Holger Schubert is a man with superb taste, as evidenced not only by his amazing 512BBi, but also by the gorgeous workspace/garage/art gallery he's built to accommodate it. There are no corny framed photos of waterfalls with trite inspirational messages on Schubert's immaculate glass walls, and he doesn't need them—the Boxer provides limitless motivation. Schubert shares with us his thoughts on the space and the car.

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A Garage Is Made Into Family Heirloom

A Garage Is Made Into Family Heirloom

By Petrolicious Productions / 10 Apr 2013
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Walt Baumgartner opened Burlingame Motors in 1979 as a factory-certified Mercedes repair shop. The shop thrived over 20 years under Walt's ownership until his passing in 1999.  Walt’s wife, who desired to keep the shop in the family handed the reins over to her son-in-law, Rene, who had been working with the shop since 1991. Over the past 14 years, Rene has helped build Burlingame Motors into a successful classic car maintenance and restoration shop.

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Fantasy Garage

Fantasy Garage

By Afshin Behnia / 8 Feb 2013
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This is a garage, which displays no traces of any car enthusiast’s character and serves only as a space to showcase a handful of automobiles, but what a stunning showcase it is! The space demands a certain caliber of machine to be worthy of being sheltered in this shrine. On the day I visited the garage, four very special Alfa Romeos proudly occupied the space: a Giulietta SZ, a Giulia TZ, a Duetto, and the extremely rare, lust-worthy Tipo 33 Stradale.

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