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This Fiat Jolly is An Occasion

This Fiat Jolly is An Occasion

By Petrolicious Productions / 21 Apr 2015
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I'm 17 years old I’d like to share a few stories about my little classic car. My dad and I share it, but I can count the number of times I've seen him with it on one hand… Anyway, it's a 1958 Fiat 500 Jolly. We initially acquired it for use out in Sag Harbor, NY, but after we stopped going there, we brought it back home to Oklahoma City, where it lives.

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First Car, First Love: 1970 Porsche 914

First Car, First Love: 1970 Porsche 914

By Petrolicious Productions / 16 Apr 2015
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I’ve always liked things with wheels—I really don't know why—trains, cars, bikes, I like it all. That changed eight years ago when my mom met my now-stepdad, who introduced me to European cars. When I met my stepdad, I thought Jaguars were just boring old man's cars… then I saw his 1963 Jaguar E-Type for the first time and all of that changed. That was when I first started to take an interest in European cars

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Touring Cape Town in a Porsche 912

Touring Cape Town in a Porsche 912

By Petrolicious Productions / 14 Apr 2015
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With a few extra days to spare while on a corporate shoot in South Africa, I decided to stay a few extra days to cruise around Cape Town and take some time to complete personal work. Thanks to my assistant, I ended up with this beautiful “pumpkin”, a 1968 Porsche 912.

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The Story of an Early MGB in a Fascinating Place

The Story of an Early MGB in a Fascinating Place

By Petrolicious Productions / 9 Apr 2015
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This is an MGB Mk 1, Tartan red with a black interior and red piping, as-finished from the factory in Abingdon, Oxfordshire when it was built in February 1963. The MGB was only first shown to the public at exhibition in the summer of 1962, making this car an early example. The car and I live in Sarpsborg, in the southeastern part of Norway—a landscape that offers lots of nice roads for classic cars.

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Toyota 222D Group B Lives On As Homebuilt Estonian Rally Car

Toyota 222D Group B Lives On As Homebuilt Estonian Rally Car

By Petrolicious Productions / 7 Apr 2015
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We found this particular Toyota MR2 in a barn in the Estonian countryside. We did some necessary work to it to get it running, competed in a few rallies, but then left it standing for 6 years. Last October, one of us had the idea to build a Group B-inspired rally car. One thing led to another, and soon we realized that we had this unused MR2 with some Group B roots: a version of the car was the basis for the Toyota 222D Group S rally car prototype.

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A Day Spent Carving Corners In A Tweaked BMW 2002

A Day Spent Carving Corners In A Tweaked BMW 2002

By Petrolicious Productions / 30 Mar 2015 / 19 Comments Read More

When searching for words that characterize the experience one gets from a modern sports car, “frustrating” is not one you would expect to come to mind. Yet with so much power and so little opportunity to use it, I have been hard-pressed to find a more suitable term.

This, of course, is nothing new; high-performance cars have been too fast for public roads for quite some time now. Nevertheless, there seems to be no end to the constant upstaging amongst auto manufacturers or the public’s appetite for the outcome. Still, the old idea of driving a slow car fast seems more relevant today than ever before and none more so than with Radu Muntean’s 1971 BMW 2002.

A Triumph Thunderbird Bluebird Brought Back from the Dead

A Triumph Thunderbird Bluebird Brought Back from the Dead

By Petrolicious Productions / 24 Mar 2015
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It may not look like it now, but my ownership of this 1951 Triumph Thunderbird “Bluebird” started out disassembled in three Rubbermaid containers! I say my love of vehicles is genetic, inherited from my father, so like many of you when I saw a small Craigslist ad for the motorcycle indicating only a “matching frame and engine”, I knew exactly what I was in for.

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Becoming a Car Enthusiast in an Unexpected Place

Becoming a Car Enthusiast in an Unexpected Place

By Samir Shirazi / 23 Mar 2015 / 8 Comments Read More

Like many of you, I grew up in a car family. It began with my grandfather, a doctor, who sent his driver to buy a brand new American full-sized sedan every single year. Those brand-new sedans are how my family started to fall in love with cars. When my father attended university in Dallas, Texas; he managed to buy, sell, and experience a number of different ones, including muscle cars and British sports cars.

This may sound like the typical start to a car story, but my family is Iranian, and I grew up in Tehran. I'm Samir Shirazi, and I'm a Petrolisti.