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Owner Tours USA on His Datsun Roadster Road Trip

Owner Tours USA on His Datsun Roadster Road Trip

By Petrolicious Productions / 7 Jan 2014
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Scott Fisher, from Las Vegas, Nevada, is currently on an extended road trip around the US in his 1967 Datsun Roadster 1600 as a cathartic intermission in his life between selling his business in March and starting whatever's next. Being intrigued and envious, we interviewed him to find out some more details about this exciting opportunity he's created for himself.

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Mid-Country Runabout

Mid-Country Runabout

By Josh Clason / 30 Jan 2013
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I ran across this under-appreciated beauty while filming more-current MR2s in Houston and instantly fell in love. I told myself that when the time came for a new daily driver, I'd scour the internet for a first-generation MR2. That moment came a mere four months later. As luck would have it, the very car I'd lusted after in Texas came up for sale, so with deposit paid and plane ticket purchased, I started a trip that most people wouldn't understand. 

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Ten Dirty Secrets of Ludovica

Ten Dirty Secrets of Ludovica

By Afshin Behnia / 14 Jan 2013
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If you read my Alfa Summer Affair Series series, you’re very familiar with the ochre yellow 1968 Alfa Romeo GT 1750 that I bought to fulfill my fantasies. In the end, we left Ludie at Mario's trusted restoration shop to undergo a complete and thorough no-expenses-spared restoration.  I recently visited Mario and Ludie to see how the restoration is going, and here I share with you the top 10 terrible problems that Ludie had, plus one very positive note on which to end. 

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An Alfa Summer Affair Pt. 6: Goodbye, Ludie

An Alfa Summer Affair Pt. 6: Goodbye, Ludie

By Afshin Behnia / 22 Nov 2012
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Some believe that a honeymoon is a concept borrowed from the elite of the Indian Subcontinent, or that it is a sardonic reference to the inevitable waning of love, like the phases of the moon. I didn’t know much about honeymoons, but I had a premonition that my honeymoon with Ludie would soon be over. While at the same time, I was sure that my honeymoon with Kika would have no end.

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An Alfa Summer Affair Pt. 5: Pagnani & The Forbidden Zone

An Alfa Summer Affair Pt. 5: Pagnani & The Forbidden Zone

By Afshin Behnia / 19 Nov 2012
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Perhaps our wedding somehow made everything look more vibrant (glimmering Tuscan yellows and warm terracottas), sound more melodious (a constant excitement buzzing in the air), or maybe it’s just that certain dreams are chronic. I couldn’t get my dream of driving through Tuscany with Ludie out of my mind. A honeymoon wouldn’t be complete without her.

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An Alfa Summer Affair Pt. 4: Cold Feet

An Alfa Summer Affair Pt. 4: Cold Feet

By Afshin Behnia / 15 Nov 2012
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I was having my doubts, second guessing myself. Maybe we were going too fast. Maybe it was time to re-evaluate our relationship. I mean, was I really capable of committing myself to Ludie–warts and all? Was this Alfa Romeo GTV right for me? Call me shallow, callous, unforgiving, or even mad.

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An Alfa Summer Affair Pt. 3: Loaded

An Alfa Summer Affair Pt. 3: Loaded

By Afshin Behnia / 12 Nov 2012
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We all have our baggage—bits and pieces of stuff we carry around with us, and Kika and I both had our fair share. We folded, rolled, and packed every bit of us into bags that lined the narrow Milanese curb outside the lock box belonging to Ludie, my newly-acquired 1968 Alfa romeo GTV, wondering how to convince her to carry the load.

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An Alfa Summer Affair Pt. 1: The Speed Date

An Alfa Summer Affair Pt. 1: The Speed Date

By Afshin Behnia / 5 Nov 2012

When I first saw Ludovica Fiorini, I knew I had to have her.  I can’t blame it on her classic silhouette, her impeccable style, or even her spiritedness—I knew she had her fair share of flaws.  Those flaws simply didn’t matter.  Not at that time.  Not in February, in Italy, when the weather was unusually beautiful but on the verge of turning sour.

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The Continental Pt. 14: Full Speed Ahead

The Continental Pt. 14: Full Speed Ahead

By Christie Grotheim / 26 Oct 2012

Our itinerary: Drive through Seattle, cross the Idaho panhandle and through the mountains of Montana to Yellowstone, dip down to Nebraska and Iowa, drive through Fargo, North Dakota, to the Northwest Angle (the northernmost part of the continental United States), and continue through the Midwest via northern Wisconsin and Michigan...all within a week.

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