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Car Classic Shines Spotlight on Vintage and Movie Cars

Car Classic Shines Spotlight on Vintage and Movie Cars

By Yoav Gilad / 27 Oct 2014 / 7 Comments Read More

Now in its fourteenth year, Art Center College of Design’s Car Classic has become a fixture of the concours circuit. It is however different from most other cars due to its heavy focus on design and southern California car culture. But it wasn’t just about movie-star cars. And we’d argue that the non-movie cars were equally noteworthy...

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Art Center Car Classic This Sunday

Art Center Car Classic This Sunday

By Petrolicious Productions / 23 Oct 2014

This coming Sunday (October 26) is Art Center College of Design’s Car Classic, an annual celebration of cars that serves to remind us that behind every gorgeous automotive form is a hard-working, clever designer (probably educated at this very school). For over ten years the Car Classic has explored car culture and vehicle architecture through a designer’s lens...

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In Italy, This Mustang is a Four Wheel Dream

In Italy, This Mustang is a Four Wheel Dream

By Petrolicious Productions / 21 Oct 2014 / 4 Comments Read More

Here in Italy, where you might catch a glimpse of some nice Ferrari or Maserati hurtling noisily through the tall trees and narrow streets with a bit of luck, the Ford Mustang is quite unusual. In this case, we're talking about a particularly rare Ford Mustang Mach 1. The mythical "Pony car" was born as the Baby Boom generation came of age, right on time.

The Art of the Pin-Up

The Art of the Pin-Up

By Petrolicious Productions / 17 Oct 2014
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Pin-up art's roots lay in post-Victorian England and began, according to some, as a positive affirmation of feminine beauty that rejected the shame associated with physicality during the Victorian period. Those who disagree point to the objectification of women and claim this work demeans them. Regardless of your opinion, there is no debate as to the mastery of the artists behind the work.

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Cars Yeah Interviews Petrolicious Editor Yoav Gilad

Cars Yeah Interviews Petrolicious Editor Yoav Gilad

By Petrolicious Productions / 15 Oct 2014
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Host Mark Greene conducted a comprehensive interview touching on a wide variety of automotive subjects that cover Yoav’s background, what prompted him to change career paths so dramatically, and the singular event that shaped his perspective...

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Drive Tastefully at Our Upcoming Rally

Drive Tastefully at Our Upcoming Rally

By Petrolicious Productions / 14 Oct 2014 / 19 Comments Read More

A few months ago we hosted our first event, partnering with Hagerty and Autodromo for a fun drive through the hills of Malibu. We kept the numbers small as it was our first time out but we're excited to announce we're doing it again and this time we're opening it up to all Petrolisti with a pre-'75 car or a very significant newer one.

The American Influence on Italian Design

The American Influence on Italian Design

By Yoav Gilad / 13 Oct 2014 / 5 Comments Read More

One aspect that has always remained firmly in Italian hands is the styling, right? Yes and no. Ferraris have always been designed in-house or by Italian coachbuilders like Pininfarina, Scagletti, et al. But famous American designers have made significant contributions to Ferrari’s design language by their employment within the design firms. And this isn’t a new phenomenon either.

Petrolista-in-Charge Afshin Behnia Interviewed by Cars Yeah

Petrolista-in-Charge Afshin Behnia Interviewed by Cars Yeah

By Petrolicious Productions / 10 Oct 2014
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Cars Yeah hosts interviews with inspiring automotive enthusiasts and people who work in their field of passion, automobiles. The discussion touches upon the personalities’ challenges, successes, and what they’re excited about right now. Earlier this week, they interviewed Petrolicious founder Afshin Behnia.

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Where BMWs Mix with Shelbys, Gullwings, and Model Ts

Where BMWs Mix with Shelbys, Gullwings, and Model Ts

By Benjamin Shahrabani / 9 Oct 2014 / 3 Comments Read More

Between founder and co-owner Steve Beck, along with partner Chris Toppenberg, they’re closing in on a collective century of automotive knowledge. While both men have a longstanding relationship with BMW, and with the shop’s focus on that marque, a morning spent by Petrolicious uncovered that Checkpoint Automotive is much, much more than a simple BMW repair shop.

Five of the Best Late-'60s Pony Cars for Sale Right Now

Five of the Best Late-'60s Pony Cars for Sale Right Now

By Petrolicious Productions / 8 Oct 2014

Although cars ultimately replaced the horse and carriage as a way for the masses to travel, the 1960s saw a new vehicle class with a name recalling both transportation eras: pony cars. Models such as the Ford Mustang gave adventurous buyers sporty lines wrapped around hi-po engines.

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Pascal's Pony, err Mustang, is Named Steve

Pascal's Pony, err Mustang, is Named Steve

By Benjamin Shahrabani / 7 Oct 2014 / 3 Comments Read More

Whether or not McQueen specifically requested his character drive a Mustang is unclear, and most likely a product placement arrangement between Ford and the studio is the reason for the Mustang’s inclusion in the film, but four decades later, can anyone really imagine any other car in the role besides a Mustang fastback? Pascal, the owner of our featured cream-colored 1968 Ford Mustang Fastback GT certainly can't.