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Three Generations Bombing About in a Mini

Three Generations Bombing About in a Mini

By Petrolicious Productions / 27 Oct 2014
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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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The Original Rush of a Porsche

The Original Rush of a Porsche

By Petrolicious Productions / 21 Oct 2014
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The 911 was in amazing shape, featuring only 37,000 original miles, and included everything that it did when it was first sold new, including the window sticker and even a packet of disposable gloves intended for roadside emergencies. Additionally, it’s completely stock and has never been altered or modified. Gary simply enjoys the rush of driving a Porsche convertible.

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"If You Have a Passion for Old Cars, We Are All the Same!"

By Petrolicious Productions / 20 Oct 2014 / 11 Comments Read More

Sakoda-san took a break from fixing the window winder mechanism on the E-type and invited us into the fully stocked bar he’s constructed, complete with more memorabilia including framed pictures of himself with Stirling Moss and Jean Alesi. As we talked over coffee (served in delicate English tea-cups), Sakoda-san became very animated and retrieved old photo albums, books, and models from behind the counter to show us.

Ford or Holden, Mate? Toyota. ‘60s Toyota.

Ford or Holden, Mate? Toyota. ‘60s Toyota.

By Petrolicious Productions / 16 Oct 2014
15 Comments

There are the aesthetic considerations obviously, but the most loveable aspect of this car is its position within the two-speed, traditionalist position of the Australian classic car psyche (Holden or Ford). It would take some time to really portray the dualist mindset that many Australian blokes have when it comes to classics from the 1960s and ‘70s... being "is it a Holden or a Ford?"

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A Free Barn-Find GTI, a Quarter-Inch Socket, and Determination

A Free Barn-Find GTI, a Quarter-Inch Socket, and Determination

By Petrolicious Productions / 14 Oct 2014
15 Comments

The plan was always to do everything myself because I didn't have a big pile of money! I dread even thinking about the amount of hours, blood, sweat, and tears that have gone into this. I’ve resprayed panels, learned how to weld, and now have good mechanical knowledge. I can't express enough how much joy I get out of this car, it really has been my life for the past six years...

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The President and His Porsche

The President and His Porsche

By Petrolicious Productions / 9 Oct 2014
6 Comments

I’m the president of a local classic car club, called Retro Car Club and here where I live, in the Belgian countryside, roads are fine but flat. That's why we often go out with others to drive the Ardennes Forest, where there are some beautiful shady, winding roads.

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Dino is Gone but Not Forgotten

Dino is Gone but Not Forgotten

By Markus Haub / 8 Oct 2014 / 14 Comments Read More

Dino was an odd brand, placed somewhere between Fiat and Ferrari. And because Mr. Enzo Ferrari did not want to use his nice black horse logo on cars with fewer than twelve cylinders, they created the “Dino” trademark (named after his son Alfredo, nicknamed Dino). Dino Ferrari was working on a 6-cylinder engine for Formula 2 in the 1950s, before his untimely death.

Datsun 240Z Owner Left No Bolt Unsnapped

Datsun 240Z Owner Left No Bolt Unsnapped

By Petrolicious Productions / 7 Oct 2014
16 Comments

My friend called me, saying “You have to buy this car.” We drove about two hours up the road at 9pm. When I first saw it, I liked the uniqueness of the color and the fact that it was a first-year 240Z. The guy I bought it from was actually the original owner. The Datsun had 69,000 miles and was bone stock, I've done everything to this car minus painting it.

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This Alfa Romeo is a Caged Beast

This Alfa Romeo is a Caged Beast

By Petrolicious Productions / 2 Oct 2014
15 Comments

Long story short: this Giulia is no trailer queen, but a nice driver fitted with full roll cage, fast road suspension, bucket seats, and full racing harnesses. I am currently in the process of building a mildly fettled 2000 engine for it. There are also tales of rust, panel cutting and welding, painting, hunting down parts, and also of course the previously mentioned winter rally adventure...

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