With its many curves, elevation changes, and natural beauty, the Italian countryside is a perfect place to own a vintage car. Many dream of legendary cars roaming these roads, and when Donato Maniscalco was ten years old, his car of dreams was a Porsche 911. Years later that dream was realized when he purchased a 1968 Porsche 911t. Instead of keeping his collection of cars and his 911 in a garage, Donato observes the rich history of Italian motoring and regularly participates in rallies and drives.
/ 7 Nov 2013
Mark Morrissey has a thing for endurance racers and rally cars from the late '60s and early '70s. Which might explain why his Porsche 911 looks a few years older than it actual 1978 vintage. For the last eight years, he has spent his weekends racking up miles at vintage rallies as well as on personal drives, with the odometer now reading well past the 200,000-mile mark.
/ 21 Oct 2013
The beauty of fall can inspire a weekend road trip, an unforgettable afternoon drive, or a short scenic detour during a regularly scheduled errand run. Which car to drive is the lingering question among enthusiasts. We selected the best automobiles to give you a perfect fall driving experience for any mood or agenda.
/ 17 Oct 2013
I recently rode shotgun in a supercar: a McLaren 12C Spider. It was sinister. It was black and had doors that scissored open more smoothly than the legs of a Vegas showgirl. Unfortunately, the 12C Spider was designed for speed but will rarely ever get to stretch its legs, because 99% of drivers will never approach the car's true limit, being forced to drive it at 2/10s all the time.
Respected architect Jonathan Segal poetically describes what the 1973 Porsche 911 2.7L RS meant both to Porsche and its drivers. Jonathan's career as an architect has developed his pursuit for purity in the structures he creates. One look around Jonathan’s studio and garage, and you’ll know this isn’t just a man cave for rusted signs and pin-up girls—it's a forum, allowing each car to communicate to their viewers. Jonathan's signal-yellow RS demands an audience and it incites him to drive to the redline every time.
/ 11 Oct 2013
We enjoyed a day with a Porsche legend and an owner passionate about the objects that surround him. When a minimalistic architect decides to build a car collection, you can expect what he chooses is going to titillate pedestrians but also function on a level beyond the conventional.
/ 30 Sep 2013
What’s one car you’d own for the rest of your life? Remember, it can only be one! Not an easy question to answer but Petrolicious Editor, Ezekiel Wheeler, says he's been asked this question constantly since he was a teenager, so he takes a second to reflect on a car he could live with for-ev-er (referencing The Sandlot).
/ 15 Aug 2013
Chris Rockey's 1971 Porsche 911 is a clean, tasteful freshening of one of the most enduring shapes in the history of the automobile. What's most special about this car, though, isn't necessarily its history, its modifications, or even its driver. No, what's most special is its favorite passenger and what she's learning about cars in the process.
When you want to drive your vintage car, how far do you travel to get to it? Possibly into your garage or out to your driveway? For those vintage car enthusiasts in New York City that is the stuff of dreams. Owning a car in NYC is rare, and owning a vintage car is even rarer, but those who do are committed to the lifestyle.
For these three owners, getting to their cars is almost a ritual in itself, and nothing brings more pleasure than slipping behind the wheel of a car that has as much personality and history as the city itself. Like many things in New York City, nothing comes easy, but the challenge makes it all the more worth it.
Everybody has their “thing.” For John Willhoit, it’s certainly a German thing. For the past 37 years, he and his custom 1971 Porsche 911T have been Stuttgart’s outpost in Los Angeles County. Whether in his shop restoring classic 356s and 911s or on the road thrashing his own rear-engined machine, Wilholt’s German thing is a good thing indeed.
/ 24 Jun 2013
Six cylinders, rear wheel drive, German heritage, and four seats in a pretty coupe shell—though each of this week’s featured cars uses those same ingredients, they follow very different recipes. Either one will provide buckets of driving thrills with a spine-tickling soundtrack, not to mention that warm, fuzzy feeling that comes from owning and caring for a fine piece of engineering. Would you choose a Porsche 911 or a BMW E24 M6?