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Roaring Over the Same Mountain Roads Seventy Years Later

Roaring Over the Same Mountain Roads Seventy Years Later

By Petrolicious Productions / 6 Aug 2014 / 9 Comments Read More

The Coppa d'Oro delle Dolomiti (Gold Cup of the Dolomites) is an annual vintage rally that covers the route of the original Coppa delle Dolomiti. It first ran in 1947, along unpaved mountain roads, passing through many small villages (much like the Mille Miglia) and featuring an elevation change of over 4000m (13,540ft), over thirteen times greater than the Nurburgring's.

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A Date With a Princess of Monaco

A Date With a Princess of Monaco

By Afshin Behnia / 17 Jul 2014 / 4 Comments Read More

The next day we set out on our road trip, driving through charming seaside towns in Liguria with a stop for an excellent lunch featuring the local specialty trofie al pesto. Back on the road and arriving in Monaco, we made the descent into town through the windy one-way roads and after several wrong turns finally spotted Pete’s early, bright-red Porsche 911E parked in front of a cafe.

Tour Norwegian Back Roads "On Days Like These"

Tour Norwegian Back Roads

By Christer Lundem / 12 Jun 2014 / 10 Comments Read More

Everything was as it should be: engines singing and sometimes the needles were buried well above redlines. The summits were, of course, still white with snow that wouldn't let go. Our car cut through dense fog and into sunshine on arrival. However, we were there to drive, not explore nature, so we pushed on. The pace was again swift...

Ancient Backdrop Hosts Rally Cars that Span Decades

Ancient Backdrop Hosts Rally Cars that Span Decades

By Máté Boér / 2 Jun 2014 / 3 Comments Read More

The early rays of the sun found the fifty-eight participant pairs close to the world heritage site of the Benedictine Pannonhalma Archabbey, one of the oldest monuments in Hungary. The historic background seemed appropriate given the colorful field of cars, spread from the little Honda S600 through a Tatra 608 to a perfectly preserved Mercedes-Benz 190 E 2.5-16 Evolution.

This Is the Car that Inspired the Porsche R-Gruppe

This Is the Car that Inspired the Porsche R-Gruppe

By Petrolicious Productions / 29 May 2014 / 21 Comments Read More

Fifteen years ago, Mr. Cris Huergas ignited the early 911 hot rod revolution, by applying a humble list of factory sanctioned modifications to this 1969 911S. The car attracted the attention of Mr. Freeman Thomas who, together with Cris, founded R-Gruppe, a club that in turn inspired countless 911 enthusiasts, to adopt the same modifications as set forth in the factory’s Sports Purpose Manual.

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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