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Why Did You Buy a Classic Car?

Why Did You Buy a Classic Car?

By Yoav Gilad / 24 Nov 2014
42 Comments

I suspect that most people, like me, buy cars to enjoy them and don't really care about a particular car's history (unless it's truly special), but that begs the question–why buy a classic when new cars are pound-for-pound better in every quantifiable way?

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What Makes You a Car Guy?

What Makes You a Car Guy?

By Yoav Gilad / 17 Nov 2014
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It was an Indian summer in Washington DC and over one hundred degrees Fahrenheit outside. I hit the Beltway, which was at a virtual stand-still and crawled along averaging about eight mph. My commute was about twenty miles. Then it got worse—the Pontiac’s engine block thermostat failed shut. What could I do?...

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What matters more, form or function?

What matters more, form or function?

By Yoav Gilad / 10 Nov 2014
21 Comments

I'd argue that some cars more about form than they are about function, sacrificing the latter in honor of the former. After all if you're aiming for a striking form concerns such as legroom, headroom, and whether or not occupants have torsos have to be disregarded to get that roofline a few millimeters lower.

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What is the Scariest Car You've Ever Driven?

What is the Scariest Car You've Ever Driven?

By Yoav Gilad / 27 Oct 2014
47 Comments

Over the last few years there has been a big fuss about cars that try to kill you. Typically, they pack lots of horsepower into a razor sharp package like the Lancia Stratos, which was designed with a short wheelbase so that it could pivot easily over rally courses. According to Phil Toledano, who owns one, "I live in terror when I drive it," due to horror stories related to its twitchy nature.

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What Classic German Sports Sedan Would You Buy for Under $25k?

What Classic German Sports Sedan Would You Buy for Under $25k?

By Sam Webber / 20 Oct 2014
39 Comments

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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Share Your Best Roadtrip Photo With Us!

Share Your Best Roadtrip Photo With Us!

By Petrolicious Productions / 29 Sep 2014
31 Comments

Last week, Petrolista-in-charge Afshin Behnia shared a photo he took of his Alfa Romeo GTV on the Pacific Coast Highway, on our Facebook page and it received quite a good response. In fact, many people responded by sharing their own road trip photos and pics of their cars. And so we're running an informal contest where you can't really win anything except...

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What is the Greatest Pre-'90 Eight-Cylinder Engine?

What is the Greatest Pre-'90 Eight-Cylinder Engine?

By Yoav Gilad / 22 Sep 2014
34 Comments

That Mr. Henry Ford revolutionized the auto industry is no big secret. But besides helping along America's love affair with the car, he also got us hooked on cheap V8 power beginning in 1932. Previously, Ford only built four-cylinders for its passenger cars but with the introduction of the Flathead, V8s went mainstream in the US...

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What is the Best Classic Car to Daily Drive?

What is the Best Classic Car to Daily Drive?

By Afshin Behnia / 15 Sep 2014
75 Comments

Many folks think that classic cars are unsuitable for daily driving and perhaps if you own a Ferrari 625/250 TRC this is true. But isn't it a joy to drive your classic? And doesn't it make sense to maximize the feelings and fun you have when cruising or attacking canyons? I think it absolutely does.

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How do You Think Montezemolo's Departure Will Affect Ferrari?

How do You Think Montezemolo's Departure Will Affect Ferrari?

By Yoav Gilad / 10 Sep 2014
13 Comments

Earlier today, Ferrari Chairman Luca Cordero di Montezemolo stepped down from his position leaving Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne to run the business. Montezemolo’s departure isn’t terribly shocking given his background (he resurrected Scuderia Ferrari after Mr. Enzo Ferrari’s passing in 1988) and the Scuderia’s poor Formula One results this season...

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