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Driver Yearns for a Few More Horses, Fiat Steps In

Driver Yearns for a Few More Horses, Fiat Steps In

By Petrolicious Productions / 27 Nov 2014
8 Comments

Once the kids grew a little older I sold off the Vespa and with a little extra money, I bought a nice little two-tone Autobianchi Bianchina Panoramica that was a real head-turner! Alas, it was also painstakingly slow to drive in traffic and after four years my right foot yearned for a few more horses. That's where the Fiat 124 Sport Coupe entered the picture and I went from 17hp to 110hp!

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The Porsche 911 Arrived, Then Refused to Go

The Porsche 911 Arrived, Then Refused to Go

By Petrolicious Productions / 20 Nov 2014
17 Comments

The second day, we discovered a much less compliant Porsche. It had developed electrical problems and we took the car to two or three mechanics for help. They were very, very kind people who tried their best to fix the problem but ultimately couldn’t. The poor 911 wasn’t running well and we were so close!

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Lateral Gs are BMW E21's Best Friend

Lateral Gs are BMW E21's Best Friend

By Petrolicious Productions / 18 Nov 2014
9 Comments

At first I didn't even like BMWs. In my country mostly gangsters and gypsies buy BMWs and that gives these cars a bad reputation. But then drift became so popular and I fell in love with sideways driving the first time I ever experienced it. I immediately began looking for a rear-wheel drive car, two doors because sportscar, and availability here in Hungary...

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A Useless Alfa Romeo Giulia becomes Essential

A Useless Alfa Romeo Giulia becomes Essential

By Petrolicious Productions / 13 Nov 2014
13 Comments

To restore the body I built a rotisserie. Both side sills, and front and back floors had to be changed. All the mechanics were rebuilt, with an other "mild" engine tuning to get more HP, but keeping the original 1.6 liter capacity. I also added fast road camshafts, high CR forged pistons, electronic ignition and the color went back to its original Petrol Blue, or Bluette 506.

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Top Five Reader Submitted Road-Trip Breakdowns

Top Five Reader Submitted Road-Trip Breakdowns

By Petrolicious Productions / 7 Nov 2014
2 Comments

A few weeks ago we asked you to share your worst/best stories of road trip breakdowns. We received lots of stories of misfortune found far from home. It seems that Candide's advice to "stay home and tend your garden" isn't such a bad idea. But who can blame us? We love adventure, crave the open road, and being a Petrolista demands you enjoy the experiences that accompany our passion.

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Where Forty-Year Old Peugeots Are Still Hot Stuff

Where Forty-Year Old Peugeots Are Still Hot Stuff

By Petrolicious Productions / 6 Nov 2014 / 7 Comments Read More

I found myself behind a new Peugeot–a 505 GTi–loaded with a huge rice bag under the open trunk, and wheel angles more extreme than a racing wheelchair's. Alignment what? Since I’m a sucker for French culture and grew up in the capital of perfection, Stockholm, I immediately fell in love with the non-regulated way of using these old French funky cars.

Classic Four-Cylinders Exploring Natural Beauty

Classic Four-Cylinders Exploring Natural Beauty

By Petrolicious Productions / 4 Nov 2014
3 Comments

I take the lead in my Alfa on a single lane road where tree tops form a canopy, its quiet and dark here. I have the top down and can hear the distinct sound of the air-cooled Porsche behind me. It is noticeably louder than the Alfa, and whilst in the Alfa a beautiful sound is produced between 2,000-3,500rpm,  the Porsche produces a very loud mechanical sound almost like it's roaring.

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Three Generations Bombing About in a Mini

Three Generations Bombing About in a Mini

By Petrolicious Productions / 27 Oct 2014
12 Comments

Although we contacted the seller in October, we weren’t initially keen on either travelling across the country just for a car, or buying it sight unseen. However, over a Christmas vacation together (and perhaps enough BEvERages) we decided to go for it (and also convinced my mother it was a good idea). Thanks to the helpful seller, the Mini was packaged up and shipped...

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