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Surviving A Big Trip Just After A Big Restoration

Surviving A Big Trip Just After A Big Restoration

By Jethro Bronner / 1 Sep 2015

In December 2014, I drove my car for the first time. I rolled it down my dusty home town road, with no hood, just to know how it felt. I had been dreaming of pointing the nose down the drive for two years. Finally, what had been a shell for so long, merely a collection of parts, was now a car. It was alive and it felt brilliant.

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Up Close And Personal With A Most Dramatic Alfa Romeo

Up Close And Personal With A Most Dramatic Alfa Romeo

By Petrolicious Productions / 24 Aug 2015
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I feel like being in front of some abstract art: the SZ is something you’re unable to understand immediately. After a minute, or ten, I start seeing its pureness. Hate or love it, the SZ is maybe the best-driving car Alfa Romeo built, from the very first up to the Giulia GTA and even the new 4C. With its looks as they are, it’s not a design exercise for museums, at all—but one for driving!

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It’s Time To Book A Trip To Arese: The Alfa Romeo Museum Is Open

It’s Time To Book A Trip To Arese: The Alfa Romeo Museum Is Open

By Jacopo Villa / 30 Jul 2015 / 10 Comments Read More

If you waited a long time to finally see cars like the Carabo, the BAT coupes, the DTM cars, or any Alfa dream car, you do not have to wait for a concours, Goodwood, or any other event. In 2015, you can book a flight or take the chance to put a few miles on your car to feast your eyes on the crown jewels of one of Italy's most revered car manufacturers.

Introducing A Most Epic Alfa Romeo Journey

Introducing A Most Epic Alfa Romeo Journey

By Jethro Bronner / 29 Jul 2015
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A friend said that he would bet an Alfa Romeo 105 could be driven across Africa. It was all I could think of on the drive home. Could I really drive across Africa in an Alfa? If I missed my turn off and kept heading north, could I make it to Europe? It took a while to get going, but I’m on that trip, now.

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Does The Alfa Romeo 4C Spider Instill Hope in the Driver?

Does The Alfa Romeo 4C Spider Instill Hope in the Driver?

By Afshin Behnia / 23 Jul 2015 / 32 Comments Read More

There was a time when “sports car” meant a car designed for sport, that is, a car whose primary, and often singular purpose was the sport of driving. Carrying groceries or kids was secondary, and the idea of integrating a purpose-built receptacle for your beverage would have been laughed at.

Touring Italy Like Enthusiasts Used To

Touring Italy Like Enthusiasts Used To

By Jacopo Villa / 23 Jul 2015
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Going on a vacation with a pre-war car is heroic. It's true that many enthusiasts take their cars on long trips like the Mille Miglia or the Coppa Nuvoari, but to do a trip on your own, relying solely on your companions and a few spare parts is quite an adventure, even by today’s standards. The owners of these machines drove all the way from Germany and were going on vacation: isn't this just plain cool?

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My First-Ever Alfa Romeo Experience

My First-Ever Alfa Romeo Experience

By Michael Banovsky / 24 Jun 2015
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In my defence for having never driven an Alfa Romeo until a few weeks ago, by the time I had my driver’s license, the marque had fled from the North American market. The brand’s pervasive mythology and spotty history convinced me, just a few weeks ago, to throw caution to the wind and embark on a trip to visit one of the brand’s best-ever machines, the 1938 Mille Miglia-winning 8C 2900B MM Spyder.

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This Imported 1968 Giulia GT Junior Can Be Yours

This Imported 1968 Giulia GT Junior Can Be Yours

By Shayan Bokaie / 17 Jun 2015 / 12 Comments Read More

Benjamin Tarlow, the 24-year-old owner of Mid-Century Motoring in New York, specializes in sourcing classic cars from Europe and importing them to the US market. We are excited to present one of Mid-Century Motoring’s top examples, a 1968 Alfa Romeo Giulia GT Junior which was recently imported from the Netherlands.

How Well Did an Alfa Romeo MiTo QV Handle The Mille Miglia?

How Well Did an Alfa Romeo MiTo QV Handle The Mille Miglia?

By Jacopo Villa / 19 May 2015 / 16 Comments Read More

This year, Petrolicious was in the Mille Miglia with two cars: the 1100 Zagato and a 2015 Alfa Romeo MiTo QV, affectively dubbed the "Petromobile". While the first is an historic racecar, the latter is a quick and fast Italian hot hatch, with a 1.4-litre turbocharged 4-cylinder engine. Oh yes, Petrolicious and #drivetastefully stickers adorn the bodywork. I just love it! We were lucky to have Alfa Romeo on our side by lending us this little red thing to follow the race just a week or so ago: I made a few calls and was able to take delivery of it in Milan.

Inspiration for Driving More Slowly This Weekend

Inspiration for Driving More Slowly This Weekend

By Jacopo Villa / 8 May 2015

When thinking about grand touring, I believe a lot of people imagine fast, two lane roads stretching on some delicious countryside scenario. I used to think so, too, but after touring in a 1962 Alfa Romeo Giulietta SS Bertone in the outskirts of Brescia, I just changed my mind—sometimes, it’s better to take your time.

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The Petrolicious Guide to Driving Tastefully in Italy

The Petrolicious Guide to Driving Tastefully in Italy

By Afshin Behnia / 13 Apr 2015 / 27 Comments Read More

As an enthusiast, road trips are integral to experiences in Italy. Some of the best towns and countrysides are best reached by car and very inconvenient or impossible to get to by train. I’ve personally traveled extensively in the country, and have been lucky to enjoy some incredible experiences.

With that, I share with you some simple rules for getting the most enjoyment out of driving in Italy.

More than Luck: the Story of Alfa Romeo’s Quadrifoglio Badge

More than Luck: the Story of Alfa Romeo’s Quadrifoglio Badge

By Michael Banovsky / 16 Mar 2015 / 1 Comment Read More

At the turn of the 20th century, motor racing was an incredibly dangerous sport that often claimed the lives of its most talented drivers. From the crucible of early motorsport competition, one symbol in particular signifies the unbreakable spirit of drivers who raced on the very edge in search of fame and fortune: the Quadrifoglio four-leaf clover emblem.