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What is the Greatest Classic All-Wheel Drive Car Ever?

What is the Greatest Classic All-Wheel Drive Car Ever?

By Yoav Gilad / 19 Aug 2014
40 Comments

Four-wheel drive has been around for quite a long time. So long in fact that by 1900, several companies were making vehicles with some variety of 4WD. And in that very year a certain Dr. Ferdinand Porsche built his first system. But as cars developed, four-wheel drive saw limited use only in vehicles that were designed to operate off-road for very specific purposes...

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Which One Classic Car Event Would You Attend?

Which One Classic Car Event Would You Attend?

By Yoav Gilad / 11 Aug 2014
19 Comments

Over the weekend, "car week" began on the Monterey Peninsula, which will play host to the Pebble Beach Concours, the Quail, a Motorsport Gathering, the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, the Concorso Italiano, countless auctions, and a handful of impromptu shows around the area. Simply put, this is the premier American classic car event of the year.

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Which Classic Car, Never Sold in the USA, Would You Import?

Which Classic Car, Never Sold in the USA, Would You Import?

By Yoav Gilad / 4 Aug 2014
36 Comments

There is one US federal law in particular that irks us here at Petrolicious. It is the "Show and Display" law that allows private individuals to import a car to the US, which would be too expensive to modify to meet the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards and does not have a federalized counterpart originally built for the United States market.

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What is the greatest pre-'90 six-cylinder engine ever?

What is the greatest pre-'90 six-cylinder engine ever?

By Yoav Gilad / 28 Jul 2014
115 Comments

This week we move up the range to six cylinder engines. By now, I'm sure the Porsche-philes have already skipped ahead to stuff the ballot box, but in case you're still reading: we're aware of the flat-six. Yes, it's a great engine. Perhaps, just to make this more interesting, you could offer something other than your choice for the best variation of the 901. You're already typing 'Porsche 901...' aren't you?

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What is America's Greatest Unsung Automotive Hero?

What is America's Greatest Unsung Automotive Hero?

By Yoav Gilad / 17 Jul 2014
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Everyone knows the usual suspects: the Ford Mustang, the Chevy Corvette and Camaro. They went through many iterations varying from sporty through not-so-much. But there were quite a few other American cars that were quite sporty, which didn't receive the following that the aforementioned cars did, simply because they didn't have 'enough' power, handling and braking be damned.

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How Would You Modify This Toyota MR2?

How Would You Modify This Toyota MR2?

By Aaron McKenzie / 2 Jul 2014
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Since buying this '91 Toyota MR2 turbo, I’ve changed nothing about it because I haven’t decided on a unified direction for my modifications. Given the car’s proximity to originality (and the creeping valuations of original MR2s), should I track down some original wheels and keep its mechanics stock? Or, do I take advantage of the fact that these 3S-GTE engines are only a few tweaks away from 300 hp?

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Do You Collect Cars?

Do You Collect Cars?

By Yoav Gilad / 26 Jun 2014
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The car I'm piloting slides through thick burnt umber fields, tires screaming, begging for mercy, as wailing sirens get closer. I punch the accelerator, the car lunging forward at impossible speeds as the parade of police cars begins to recede. Approaching rapidly is an open draw bridge with a lumbering, slow ferry beneath. Suddenly, the soft, distant tinkling of bells shatters my concentration.

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Would You Drive a Classic Car Converted to an Electric?

Would You Drive a Classic Car Converted to an Electric?

By Yoav Gilad / 19 Jun 2014
25 Comments

Electric cars seem to be the future, if you believe Mr. Elon Musk and Tesla anyway. But if you prefer driving classic cars would substituting an electric drivetrain be sacrilege? Obviously this ruins a car's originality, but what if you have a body and chassis lacking a drive train?

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How Has Your Dad Affected Your Love of Cars?

How Has Your Dad Affected Your Love of Cars?

By Yoav Gilad / 11 Jun 2014
30 Comments

My father can fix anything. I’m not bragging because this is a fact. In many ways, he’s like MacGuyver (the character from the television show of the same name), the exceptions being that he doesn’t play ice hockey or sport a mullet. And like MacGuyver, not only can he fix anything, he can probably do it with objects close at hand.

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What are the Most Absurd Options to Ever Grace a Car?

What are the Most Absurd Options to Ever Grace a Car?

By Benjamin Shahrabani / 26 May 2014
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What are some of most ridiculous, costly, or just special options that were available on the cars of yesteryear? Some of these are performance oriented—I’m talking about options like Chevrolet’s “L88” 427 engine option of the 1967 Chevrolet Corvette or maybe the 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham with magnetic shot glasses?

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