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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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What is Your Automotive New Year's Resolution?

What is Your Automotive New Year's Resolution?

By Yoav Gilad / 5 Jan 2015
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I made quite an entrance as the blue Viper billowed steam like a nineteenth-century locomotive. I backed into a spot, steam escaping through the wheel wells, lower grill, and NACA duct and shut the engine down. There was a trail of coolant from the parking lot apron to my car, and little yellow-green droplets all over the Viper.

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What Classic Concept Car Should've Gone Into Production?

What Classic Concept Car Should've Gone Into Production?

By Yoav Gilad / 29 Dec 2014
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The Lancia Stratos Zero is a far cry from the production Stratos no matter how wild the Stratos corsa or stradale are. Still, the fact that the Stratos was put into production, in any form is incredible. Can you imagine anyone but the Italians putting a car like this into production? But how many other concepts didn't make it into production, in any form?

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Where Has Your Car Been All Its Life?

Where Has Your Car Been All Its Life?

By Benjamin Shahrabani / 22 Dec 2014
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At both Petrolicious: Drive Tastefully events, the wide range of cars was astounding. At Drive Tastefully: Malibu, James Chen’s white-on-white Lamborghini Countach got me wondering who the first owner might have been. Was he (or she) a Lamborghini enthusiast trading up or perhaps a Miami drug lord who craved the attention and prestige a scissor-door Lamborghini would bring?

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Which Motorsport Offers the Best Drivers?

Which Motorsport Offers the Best Drivers?

By Yoav Gilad / 8 Dec 2014
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For me there is one answer: Formula One. I grew up watching NASCAR and, once a year (Memorial Day), Cart or IRL or whatever open-wheel racing is called in the US this week. And so when I first encountered Formula One, I was blown away–"you mean cars car turn right too?!" It was an epiphany to say the least.

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How Far Would You Go?

How Far Would You Go?

By Benjamin Shahrabani / 1 Dec 2014
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How far would you go? We're not talking about miles or kilometers here… What happens when a Petrolista finds his dream girl and decides to marry her? A rehearsal dinner and wedding that includes mementos to his love of cars, that’s what. But is it appropriate to shoehorn your car or love for cars into a party or event? I, for one, think it could be if done tastefully...

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Why Did You Buy a Classic Car?

Why Did You Buy a Classic Car?

By Yoav Gilad / 24 Nov 2014
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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
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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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