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The Art of Women, Romance, and Cars

The Art of Women, Romance, and Cars

By Petrolicious Productions / 12 Mar 2014
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Mr. Jack Vettriano is a self-taught artist from Fife, Scotland inspired by a love of women, their style and the courtship of love and romance. In contrast to many automotive artists, Jack is known more for his non-automotive art. Still, he is a true Petrolisti and finds cars the perfect way to set a narrative in his work.

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Hyundai Designer Paints Dynamic, Energetic Art

Hyundai Designer Paints Dynamic, Energetic Art

By Petrolicious Productions / 5 Mar 2014
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In contrast to many automotive artists, John doesn't try to reproduce a photographed moment-in-time. He takes his subjects out of their natural environment and places them in a graphic composition that gives his art an explosive, fluid quality to it. And while he loves creating auto art, he says that he still enjoys design too much to choose one over the other.

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A Masterful Combination of Paint and Photography

A Masterful Combination of Paint and Photography

By Petrolicious Productions / 12 Feb 2014
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Mr. Markus Haub is an automotive artist who splits his time between Barcelona, Spain and Mainz, Germany. He trained as a car designer at Germany's famous Pforzheim University and then went on to work for Volkswagen and Renault. Nowadays, Markus spends about three-quarters of his time working on automotive art and the rest on freelance design, photography, and writing.

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Toyota Designer, Mike Kim, Paints Racing Legends in Spare Time

Toyota Designer, Mike Kim, Paints Racing Legends in Spare Time

By Petrolicious Productions / 29 Jan 2014
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Mr. Mike Kim is an automotive designer based in Southern California who works for Toyota. But painting is something he learned while going through Art Center. It had such an impact on his technique and inspiration that he continued painting to help fuel his work flow. Today, in the studio, Mike uses painting as a way to loosen up before sketching.

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Having a Favorite BMW is a Black-or-white Issue

Having a Favorite BMW is a Black-or-white Issue

By Petrolicious Productions / 15 Jan 2014
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The contrast between these two cars isn't limited to their colors, but 'contrast' is in fact quite an appropriate metaphor. The M3 is punchy down low and the M5 peaky up top. The M3 is playful, the M5 is all business. One attacks corners, the other comfortably storms down the freeway. Is it possible to choose a favorite?

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Owner Tours USA on His Datsun Roadster Road Trip

Owner Tours USA on His Datsun Roadster Road Trip

By Petrolicious Productions / 7 Jan 2014
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Scott Fisher, from Las Vegas, Nevada, is currently on an extended road trip around the US in his 1967 Datsun Roadster 1600 as a cathartic intermission in his life between selling his business in March and starting whatever's next. Being intrigued and envious, we interviewed him to find out some more details about this exciting opportunity he's created for himself.

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Enthusiast Drives the Only Saab 95 De Luxe "Bullnose" in Poland

Enthusiast Drives the Only Saab 95 De Luxe

By Petrolicious Productions / 21 Nov 2013
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Tomasz Szwejkowski lives in Warsaw, Poland, and is a big Saab fan. Driving this 1961 Saab 95 De Luxe with a two-stroke engine makes Tomasz feel like a VIP, and it is the second in his collection of the marque but probably won't be his last. This bullnose version was only produced for a couple of years, and this is the only one his country. 

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Interview with British Automotive Vinyl Artist

Interview with British Automotive Vinyl Artist

By Petrolicious Productions / 7 Nov 2013
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Automotive artist Joel Clark of Buckinghamshire, England, grew up visiting the Silverstone Circuit and riding in backseats of his dad's vintage cars. Joel also grew up creating art, and now, about 34 years later, he can finally say that he has reached the goal he had beginning at age five to merge his two passions drawing cars for a living. More specifically, Joel is a vinyl artist.

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Behind the Curtain with Photographer Richard Thompson III

Behind the Curtain with Photographer Richard Thompson III

By Petrolicious Productions / 24 Oct 2013
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For seasoned Los-Angeles-based photographer Richard Thompson III, car photography is serious business filled with surprises. He got interested in the automotive world at age fifteen (a late start by many gearhead standards), and his passion for cars can be found in every photo, with a client list that reaches into nearly every corner of motorsports and lifestyle culture.

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