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Has your car helped you get out of a traffic ticket?

 Has your car helped you get out of a traffic ticket?

By Afshin Behnia / 23 Mar 2015
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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…

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What’s Your Best Experience as a Passenger?

What’s Your Best Experience as a Passenger?

By Michael Banovsky / 16 Mar 2015
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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…

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How would you keep classics on the road?

How would you keep classics on the road?

By Michael Banovsky / 9 Mar 2015
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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?

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How Have You Personalized Your Car?

How Have You Personalized Your Car?

By Benjamin Shahrabani / 4 Mar 2015
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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?

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What's the One That Got Away?

What's the One That Got Away?

By Benjamin Shahrabani / 2 Mar 2015
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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?

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What Is Still Exciting about Formula 1?

What Is Still Exciting about Formula 1?

By Shayan Bokaie / 23 Feb 2015
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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...

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What Spring Road Trip Most Excites You?

What Spring Road Trip Most Excites You?

By Petrolicious Productions / 16 Feb 2015
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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...

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

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

By Yoav Gilad / 9 Feb 2015
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Let's make this clear at the outset: the twelve-cylinder engine is the pinnacle of automotive powerplants. Yes, there have been V16s, but twelve-cylinder engines produce smooth, easy power and torque throughout the range and are the conventional choice for any machine whose mission is clear and uncompromised.

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What is Patina?

What is Patina?

By Yoav Gilad / 2 Feb 2015
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We've encountered many cars that elicit people to comment about their wonderful patina. And frequently they're right. But sometimes, we see an old car that looks like it served as a chicken coop, not someone's transportation. It looks awful. And yet, inevitably, someone will comment about the amazing patina. Patina?!...

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What Classic Car Exemplifies Perseverance?

What Classic Car Exemplifies Perseverance?

By Brian Garrity / 19 Jan 2015
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Many of the most beloved and revered vintage cars were, themselves, the result of a special kind of perseverance, passion, and grit despite seemingly overwhelming obstacles. These are the cars that have risen from a war's ashes, survived in spite of a suffocating oil crisis, or simply thrived in the face of seemingly oppressive government regulation...

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