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Do You Still Use Paper Maps?

Do You Still Use Paper Maps?

By Michael Banovsky / 29 Jun 2015
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It’s something I’ve long wondered, especially after recently taking a long road trip where a dash-mounted iPhone and Google Maps were my only guide. Car enthusiasts must be among the last holdouts to use paper maps, right?

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What’s Your Automotive Happy Place?

What’s Your Automotive Happy Place?

By Michael Banovsky / 22 Jun 2015
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I have no idea what road it was, but in an instant, everything was perfect. We’d just watched the 2009 Belgian Grand Prix and, as my very first time in Europe, I noticed that the Nürburgring Nordschleife was little more than an hour away…why not try and squeeze in a few laps? What I didn’t expect, though, was to discover my favorite road on the way.

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What Is Your Favorite Car Museum?

What Is Your Favorite Car Museum?

By Michael Banovsky / 15 Jun 2015
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For me, this week’s question is a difficult one, for several reasons. The photos used here are from a previous trip to the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart, Germany—a building as close to heaven on earth for a guy like me. When I’m in the mood to look at Porsches, at least. But my favorite museum? Thankfully, much closer than Germany.

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What’s Life Like At The Helm Of a Vintage Boat?

What’s Life Like At The Helm Of a Vintage Boat?

By Michael Banovsky / 8 Jun 2015
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One thing that few people know about me is that before I became editor of this publication, I was the captain of a passenger ferry. Now, when I say “before” I mean when I was in high school, and when I say “passenger ferry”, I mean the largest of the fleet could comfortably hold about 20 people. Still, my family has been fortunate enough to have owned boats in the past, and I’ve spent a lot of time on the water...

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Fix it or ditch it?

Fix it or ditch it?

By Benjamin Shahrabani / 1 Jun 2015
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How does one tell when it is time to give up on a car? The car in question is a 2004 Land Rover Discovery II…that is primarily driven by my mom. Purchased new, and with a mere 120,000 miles, it has like most Land Rovers led a somewhat pampered existence. 

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What’s Your Favorite Classic Land Barge?

What’s Your Favorite Classic Land Barge?

By Michael Banovsky / 25 May 2015
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The one thing I absolutely love about land barges is that there’s something for every taste. No matter if you like driving fast or slow, or if a badge on the front matters all that much to you: almost every major car company has attempted a big sedan at some point. If you have time to find the right one, it may match your personality perfectly. Let me explain, using the Maserati Quattroporte II.

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What’s so Special about the Monaco Grand Prix?

What’s so Special about the Monaco Grand Prix?

By Michael Banovsky / 18 May 2015
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Forget the glitz and the glamor: Monaco is special these days for reasons you may not expect. The oldest circuit in Formula 1, it’s been a fixture of the Grand Prix calendar since 1929 and run on a route largely unchanged from its original layout—one of the few chances to see such powerful cars in the tight confines of a city.

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What’s the World’s Greatest Road Race?

What’s the World’s Greatest Road Race?

By Michael Banovsky / 11 May 2015
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If you own a classic, there’s no shortage of places to drive it. The reborn Mille Miglia is this week, the Tour de France Automobile was a few weeks ago, there’s the Copperstate, Targa Newfoundland… But that’s now. In period, what was the world’s best road race?

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What’s Life Like On Two Wheels?

What’s Life Like On Two Wheels?

By Michael Banovsky / 4 May 2015
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By now, you’ve probably watched the epic story, shot by eGarage, of a man who literally lives his life between the handlebars of a Honda Ruckus. For someone who only briefly held a motorcycle license before letting it lapse, having a two-wheeled machine of my own has been a long-held—and never-fulfilled—fantasy. What am I missing?

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What’s Your Grand Touring Fantasy?

What’s Your Grand Touring Fantasy?

By Michael Banovsky / 27 Apr 2015
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Ever wonder what that “GT” badge on cars stands for? “Grand Touring”, as you may have correctly known. But what, exactly, is a grand tour, a term that originated more than 300 years ago with upper-class Europeans—and why should you know more about this small bit of trivia? Because chances are you’re already completed one.

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What’s The Best Classic Racing Livery?

What’s The Best Classic Racing Livery?

By Michael Banovsky / 20 Apr 2015
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While I personally feel as though the famous Martini “Hippie” livery for a Porsche 917 entered into the 1970 24 Hours of Le Mans is the most perfect livery—the car, era, and design match perfectly—we here at Petrolicious would love to know your favourite classic racing livery.

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What’s Your Favorite Classic 4x4?

What’s Your Favorite Classic 4x4?

By Mauricio Cremer / 13 Apr 2015
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We at Petrolicious love our vintage European sports cars. We give you detailed content about racing heritage and company origins, as well as, introduce you to the owners of these beautiful machines. But—and here’s mine—what about classic 4x4s?

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