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RM Auctions's Audi Sport Quattro May Be Most Original Extant

RM Auctions's Audi Sport Quattro May Be Most Original Extant

By Petrolicious Productions / 18 Dec 2014 / 6 Comments Read More

Underhood, a downsized 2,133cc five-cylinder engine was turbocharged to the tune of around 450 bhp in competition tune. A massive KKK turbocharger rated at 1.05 bar meant that the car’s engine displacement actually needed to be reduced in order to comply with FIA regulations. Even so, the Sport Quattro competed against cars in the 3,000 cc category.

RM Auctions Ferrari Daytona Condo-Find Ready to Disco

RM Auctions Ferrari Daytona Condo-Find Ready to Disco

By Petrolicious Productions / 9 Dec 2014 / 26 Comments Read More

Barn finds are the ultimate in automotive mythology. It is the equivalent of sitting in a tavern sometime in the seventeenth century and being handed a map by a rushed, shadowy figure. Should you spend days and weeks and months chasing buried treasure? We’ve all heard stories of barn finds: Bugattis sunken in lakes to avoid taxes, neglected racecars in sheds around the world...

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Exquisite Autodromo Stradale Marks a New Chapter

Exquisite Autodromo Stradale Marks a New Chapter

By Petrolicious Productions / 19 Sep 2014
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Autodromo’s newest design is inspired by the dash gauges found on Italian sports cars of the late 1950s, and features a multi-layered dial. Beneath the domed sapphire crystal, the hour indexes are applied to a transparent glass ring, which floats over the colored dial for a three-dimensional effect. The custom designed leather strap references the luxurious automotive interiors of the time.

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Pure Motorcycle Style Inspiration

Pure Motorcycle Style Inspiration

By Petrolicious Productions / 17 Sep 2014
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There are literally no motorcycle jackets as iconic as a Belstaff. And it is with good reason: they are both functionally superior, combining road armor with weather protection, and classically stylish. Their rugged tailoring, durability, and lack of pretense made them the preferred jacket of icons like Mr. Steve McQueen and Mr. T.E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia).

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Load the Land Rover and Go

Load the Land Rover and Go

By Petrolicious Productions / 2 Sep 2014 / 15 Comments Read More

On any given day, Pav can be found shooting anything from a 1932 Daimler Double-Six in one corner of the United States to a Jaguar D-Type on the opposite side of the continent. If he’s at home in California, however, odds are you’ll find Pav in the seat of a ride defined by its simplicity: his 1973 Land Rover Series III.

Belstaff and Aston Martin are a Sublime Pairing

Belstaff and Aston Martin are a Sublime Pairing

By Petrolicious Productions / 29 Aug 2014

We can't imagine a more appropriate match for classic British motoring than Belstaff's signature hand-waxed leather jacket, itself derived from Belstaff's storied involvement with motorcycling, and their jeans sewn from soft Japanese denim. In fact, the same philosophy behind Aston Martin's hand-built manufacturing techniques, are behind Belstaff's approach to making timeless clothing.

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The Belstaff Trialmaster is a Fashion Icon

The Belstaff Trialmaster is a Fashion Icon

By Petrolicious Productions / 9 Jul 2014
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Just how renowned is it? Its legend grew larger still in 1973 when Mr. Steve McQueen cancelled a date with the gorgeous Ms. Ali MacGraw, so that he could stay home and wax his Belstaff jacket. Today, the Trialmaster continues growing in popularity with bikers, who have come to trust Belstaff's function-meets-style workmanship and is as much a part of the scene as bikes themselves.

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Six Things to Consider When Insuring a Vintage Car in the UK

Six Things to Consider When Insuring a Vintage Car in the UK

By Petrolicious Productions / 27 Jun 2013

Now is when most vintage and classic car events kick off. Vintage car owners are finally getting back behind the steering wheel of their cherished motors. In preparation for a summer of motoring events you’re sure to have retuned the engine, checked the oil, and polished your car until it shone. But before you reverse out of the garage, have you sorted your insurance?

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10 Things to Consider When Insuring a Vintage Bike in the UK

10 Things to Consider When Insuring a Vintage Bike in the UK

By Petrolicious Productions / 12 Jun 2013
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Now that summer’s here, you’re no doubt itching to get your vintage bike back on the road. After all those months of tinkering and polishing, this is when the fun starts. Before you grab your leathers and helmet to head off into the sunset, it might also be time to renew your bike insurance. Here are a few things to consider if you’re insuring a vintage bike in the UK.

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The Disco Volante Lives Again

The Disco Volante Lives Again

By Alan Franklin / 7 Mar 2013
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Throughout Alfa's glory years of the '20s and '30s, there was little else for the company to focus on but building the fastest cars they could. These were the glory days of the carrozzeria, who penned beautiful, exotic and bespoke coachbuilt bodies for 6Cs and 8Cs of all variations, body configurations varying from stripped-back GP and Mille Miglia racers to luxurious, fully-enclosed coupes and sedans. But Alfa of the 1950s was a different company than pre-war Alfa.

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