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Fighting Time With Classic Cars In Australia

Fighting Time With Classic Cars In Australia

By Petrolicious Productions / 24 Aug 2015 / 1 Comment Read More

All classic car stories seem begin with a childhood crush. Mine was a third generation Corvette spotted in some TV show, in contrast to the depressing Eastern European reality on the streets where I grew up: Russian Ladas and Romanian Dacias. Freedom kicked in around the early ’90s, and by 2000 I was living the dream with a 1978 Collector’s Edition ‘Vette. In 2006, I moved to Australia. The Land Down Under didn’t have one thing, though: a “regularity” rally.

Up Close And Personal With A Most Dramatic Alfa Romeo

Up Close And Personal With A Most Dramatic Alfa Romeo

By Petrolicious Productions / 24 Aug 2015
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I feel like being in front of some abstract art: the SZ is something you’re unable to understand immediately. After a minute, or ten, I start seeing its pureness. Hate or love it, the SZ is maybe the best-driving car Alfa Romeo built, from the very first up to the Giulia GTA and even the new 4C. With its looks as they are, it’s not a design exercise for museums, at all—but one for driving!

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This Marcos Is Like No Other GT

This Marcos Is Like No Other GT

By Petrolicious Productions / 19 Aug 2015
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I was 11 years old, and it was Christmas Morning. The year was 1988, and my father had just given me a book called The World of Sports Cars. There were so many beautiful cars to learn about, but when I got to the M section and saw a car called the Marcos GT—designed and manufactured by the Wiltshire, England-based Marcos Engineering Group—it was love at first sight.

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A Restored Toyota MR2 That Lives For the Twisties

A Restored Toyota MR2 That Lives For the Twisties

By Petrolicious Productions / 4 Aug 2015
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I have to be completely honest, I'm born of the Fast and Furious generation. I saw the movie as a freshly-licensed 16 year old, and it changed my world for the better—or at least that's what I'd like to think. After that movie, I started scouring the internet researching cars, motorcycles, planes, you name it. I think that's when I found my real love: playing with machines.

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A Rocky Start To A Streamlined Pontiac Love Affair

A Rocky Start To A Streamlined Pontiac Love Affair

By Petrolicious Productions / 28 Jul 2015
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People that love cars also tend to love stories about cars. These stories often include the one that got away, the one that made it cross country, the one with a million miles, and so on. Another story is that of the survivor: a car that has made it all this time without being altered or damaged, and that’s still here today driving around just as it did during another time. This car is one of those.

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Dueling In The Rain With A Ferrari 208 GTB Turbo

Dueling In The Rain With A Ferrari 208 GTB Turbo

By Petrolicious Productions / 27 Jul 2015 / 5 Comments Read More

There’s only one thing to can pull me out of my bed on a wet Sunday morning like this: Ferrari. I’m going to drive a 1982 208 GTB, first year of production with a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine and 220 horsepower. It’s the first road-going turbo from Maranello, the smallest V8 ever built, and the perfect car for who want to start driving in red…for many reasons.

Racing Through Mexico In A Porsche 914 GT

Racing Through Mexico In A Porsche 914 GT

By Petrolicious Productions / 23 Jul 2015
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The Rally Historico Transpeninsular started in Tijuana and ended in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, and I entered it in a 1973 Porsche 914 GT—a car I decided to build for the race. With my co-pilot Jim Burke, we did about 1,100 miles over three days—and what a drive it was.

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