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Exceptional, Classic British Racing

Exceptional, Classic British Racing

By Petrolicious Productions / 1 Sep 2014 / 7 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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Homebuilt, Rally-Inspired Super Beetle Fits Just Right

Homebuilt, Rally-Inspired Super Beetle Fits Just Right

By Petrolicious Productions / 14 Aug 2014
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The thing I love most about my Super Beetle, is that it fits me. I don’t just mean in a physical sense, but in a philosophical sense as well. On the physical side, I’ve built and modified everything to be just the way I want it. It feels right, like getting into your favourite pair of jeans, and I can’t think of anything else I’d rather climb into on a daily basis.

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Long Line of Distinguished Owners Only Adds to this Lancia's Beauty

Long Line of Distinguished Owners Only Adds to this Lancia's Beauty

By Petrolicious Productions / 5 Aug 2014
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During the summer of 1953, the Como Lancia dealership ordered the Aurelia on behalf of Mr. Antonello Provasi of Lecco, a gentleman driver who intended to race it. The car was ordered as “competition type” with the same specifications of Lancia’s official vehicles in 1953. According to competition specs, it was built by Pininfarina in exactly the same way as the corsa units...

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Porsche 930 Is Maddening, Wonderful

Porsche 930 Is Maddening, Wonderful

By Petrolicious Productions / 31 Jul 2014 / 7 Comments Read More

Taking off again was agonizingly slow as the 3.3-liter engine struggled to respond to my planted right foot, that was until the turbo spooled up and the forced induction shoved me squarely into the leather sport seat, by which time the car was barreling into a corner, boost and all...

Dual Purpose: Alfa Romeo Races, and Wins Shows

Dual Purpose: Alfa Romeo Races, and Wins Shows

By Petrolicious Productions / 29 Jul 2014
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When I saw a photo of this car I knew I had to have it but knew absolutely nothing about Alfa Romeos. So what did I do? I bought it, in spite of the fact that it had been neglected, and proceeded to nickel-and-dime my way through it for about ten years, until the car just couldn't take it anymore and I enlisted some professional help.

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This BMW 2002 Is Greater Than The Sum Of Its Parts

This BMW 2002 Is Greater Than The Sum Of Its Parts

By Petrolicious Productions / 24 Jul 2014
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The goal was to keep the car simple and period correct, but also to add some touches that don't make it come off as another semi-restoration. Under the hood, the 2002 remains mostly stock except for a 32/38 Weber carburetor and E21 radiator. With all the influences throughout my life, car-wise, I've tried very hard to avoid from what everyone else does.

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