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JDM Legends Tour Touge Near Fuji-San

JDM Legends Tour Touge Near Fuji-San

By Petrolicious Productions / 18 Sep 2014
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We recently ran the Hakone Skyline with a Nissan PCG10 Skyline GT, Toyota AE86 Trueno, Honda S800M Coupe, and a Nissan R35 GT-R. Each run around the Fuji Five Lakes is peppered with postcard views of the mirror-surfaced lakes, Fuji-san in the distance, and, with luck, the equally mountainous roads to Moose Hills hamburger for lunch, all before sprinting back to Tokyo.

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A Lotus Road Trip is an Old English Car Thing

A Lotus Road Trip is an Old English Car Thing

By Petrolicious Productions / 16 Sep 2014
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I have this old English car thing. There is no cure or twelve-step program. The only therapy is a constant flow of rusted English steel and cracked fiberglass. I’m convinced it was Dad’s fault. It started when I was still in diapers. He was the first on our block in the ‘50s to own a foreign car. I think he was way cool before way cool existed.

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Modified Mini Also Races

Modified Mini Also Races

By Petrolicious Productions / 11 Sep 2014
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My father was a race car driver and could race anything on four wheels, I think that's how I learned my love for cars. Since then, I haven't looked back. This is my fifth Mini and I bought it from a man about to begin a full rebuild. But the car had no rust at all and the chassis numbers are intact on the floor! So I bought it. I just love the classic look, history, handling, sound, and usability of the car.

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Modern Cars No Comparison for a '67 'Vette

Modern Cars No Comparison for a '67 'Vette

By Petrolicious Productions / 9 Sep 2014
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I enjoy the satisfaction and happiness others get when seeing and asking questions about the car. I routinely get a “thumbs up” from other drivers on the road and many want me to roll down the window, just to ask about the car. When I drive the car, I feel like I’m back in time, to the year 1967. It’s a feeling one just can’t get driving a modern day car.

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Life in a Triumph Italia is a Journey, Not a Destination

Life in a Triumph Italia is a Journey, Not a Destination

By Petrolicious Productions / 4 Sep 2014
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In the morning they ask me if I can return another time for the car. They know the answer and the son says he'll sort it out. It's a long day so I go down to Lake Como and remember why everyone wants to be Italian. The son gives me a load of Swiss bank account numbers and I get on the case. All we need is the export paperwork. Another sleepless night but dinner is even better by Lake Como.

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Born Free In a Land Rover

Born Free In a Land Rover

By Petrolicious Productions / 3 Sep 2014 / 2 Comments Read More

We had a blast driving around the outskirts of Bombay shooting the workhorse–putting her through her paces just as she was meant to be. The alacrity with which the Land Rover performs sixty-five years after conception still amazes us, the stiff ride clearly set up for rural roads, or the lack of them.

Exceptional, Classic British Racing

Exceptional, Classic British Racing

By Petrolicious Productions / 1 Sep 2014 / 10 Comments Read More

In late July, I was lucky enough to witness classic car racing for the first time. The Silverstone Classic is a massive gathering of classic car lovers from around the UK, and I don't think there's a better introduction to the spectacle of vintage metal anywhere else in the world.

Want to Love a Beetle? Restore it.

Want to Love a Beetle? Restore it.

By Petrolicious Productions / 28 Aug 2014
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In my final year of high school, we were required to undertake a final senior project that would be year-long and had to focus on a peronsal goal and interest. Some of my classmates chose to skydive, write poetry, learn guitar...I chose to do something I always wanted to do–restore a car.

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Vaz is All About Sunset Drives and Spare Bulbs

Vaz is All About Sunset Drives and Spare Bulbs

By Petrolicious Productions / 26 Aug 2014
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I know that many purists are against the mods, still I decided to give it a personal touch and for all the modifications I have used new parts in order to preserve the originals and have the ability to return the car to its original state whenever I decide to. More than anything else, I love driving it on summer evenings through the city with very low traffic while the sun sets.

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Honda Motorcycle Hooked Rider For Life

Honda Motorcycle Hooked Rider For Life

By Petrolicious Productions / 21 Aug 2014
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When I was twenty-four I bought my first motorcycle: a 1972 Honda CB750. This bike did two things for me. It completely sold me on the quality and absolute value of a Honda motorcycle; they are absolutely bulletproof, beautiful, and reliable. Secondly, it hooked me on riding motorcycles for life.

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Owning a BMW Leads to Owning More BMWs

Owning a BMW Leads to Owning More BMWs

By Petrolicious Productions / 19 Aug 2014
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Putting the M5 in for a service actually led me to the 318i. The mechanic I found was a senior member of the BMW Club in Brisbane and chatting with him one day he mentioned that he had to get rid of one of his cars because he'd bought a new X5. I didn't think much about it but when I decided to buy a daily-driver to commute to work, I called him, saw the car that weekend and bought it on site.

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