/ 6 Apr 2015
My taste in cars tends to border on the obscure, with a number of orphan marques on my list of vehicles I want to own…someday. Orphan marques, you ask? It’s simple: they’re brands that no longer exist, meaning owners of Tatras, Panhards, Duesenbergs, Saturns, and other car companies are on their own when it comes to repairs, spare parts, and historic documentation...
/ 31 Mar 2015
Today, we’re trying something a bit different and we’re opening up the floor to a reader with his own dilemma. It’s on many enthusiasts’ minds: what should I buy? What are the pros and cons of each? Can I get help from other enthusiasts?? David B, of Canada, wrote in with an interesting question. What car should he buy?
/ 23 Mar 2015
In 2010, I had planned a “romantic” road trip with Kika up to Big Sur, San Francisco, and the Sonoma wine country. I put romantic in quotes because I also had an ulterior motive: to go to the Monterey car week. But a chance encounter with a California Highway Patrol officer on the way to Big Sur meant that our romantic road trip may not have happened…
/ 16 Mar 2015
With most of the car world devoted to making drivers happy, what of passengers? As a passenger, memorable experiences often depend on the vehicle, the road, the driver, and any other passengers. If one of those things is off, the drive may be unbearable. Get all four in sync, however, and it may not matter that you’re just a passenger. To prove it, I’d like to tell you about a very special Porsche…
/ 9 Mar 2015
With Paris set to introduce relatively complicated rules concerning which vehicles are allowed to roam the streets, classic car aficionados like you and I are naturally curious if this will start happening in other locations. What I'd like to know is this: if you were the mayor of a town, how would you convince your citizens to give special consideration to the remarkable classics that we enjoy so much?
/ 4 Mar 2015
Many enthusiasts consider themselves stewards of their vehicles, entrusted with its preservation until the time comes to pass it down to the next generation. Across the street from the stewards, however, sits a group of car nuts who have been customizing their cars in ways big and small since the first horseless carriage rolled out of a barn. Which group do you side with?
/ 2 Mar 2015
Unless you’re Jay Leno, you just can’t buy every car you covet, nor can you keep every car that comes into your possession. Sometimes, the lack of time, money, or space (or all three) conspire such that a car cannot be purchased, or has to be sold. Sometimes, they just get away... What car do you wish you had never sold, or wished you had purchased, but let slip through your fingers?
/ 23 Feb 2015
As a younger fan, I never had the pleasure of watching Ayrton Senna in the wet, or Jackie Stewart earn his title as the King of Monaco, but I have tremendous respect and appreciation for Formula 1’s heritage. As the sport has become tamer and a bit softer over the years, however, I fear that I might have missed the golden years of Formula 1...
/ 16 Feb 2015
Although we're still trapped in winter's icy throes, spring and its blossoms are just around the corner for most of us. And while Petrolicious is based in Southern California, we're limited from embarking on long, epic drives by the fact that most of the US lays dormant under a blanket of snow...