Quantcast
You are now being logged in using your Facebook credentials

American

Exquisite Autodromo Stradale Marks a New Chapter

Exquisite Autodromo Stradale Marks a New Chapter

By Petrolicious Productions / 19 Sep 2014
1 Comment

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.

Read More

Book Review: The Bikeriders

Book Review: The Bikeriders

By Petrolicious Productions / 18 Sep 2014

Using vignettes, The Bikeriders provides glimpses into a romantic, violent world where the era's common social conventions were replaced by codes no less strictly enforced. The themes contained now border on cliché: fights, women, booze, and of course motorcycles; however, this is a primary source documented by a member, not a novelist imagining escapades.

Read More

ADVERTISEMENT

This Local Garage is Home to World-Class Craftsmen

This Local Garage is Home to World-Class Craftsmen

By Aaron McKenzie / 18 Sep 2014 / 7 Comments Read More

Take, for instance, Mr. Steve Hogue's shop in Torrance, California. Housed in a nondescript industrial area of the city and with space for only a dozen cars, the garage appears at first glance to be one of the many small-scale body shops that populate the local streets. Wander inside, however, and you’ll find yourself standing next to an original Cobra...

World's Fastest Motorcycle Restored

World's Fastest Motorcycle Restored

By Yoav Gilad / 15 Sep 2014 / 1 Comment Read More

And so it went with one Triumph besting another over the next few years until ultimately, the Gyronaut X-1 entered the scene in 1966. The fairing, designed by famed stylist Mr. Alex Tremulis (he worked for Cord, Duesenberg, Ford, and Tucker), was built by Mr. Vince Gardner (of Cord 810 fame) and would eventually set the bar for future streamliners...

Corvette Has Plenty of Paperwork and Power

Corvette Has Plenty of Paperwork and Power

By Petrolicious Productions / 10 Sep 2014

This Corvette can be likened to a rolling museum exhibit. Its current owner states it has its "Protect-o-plate attached to its original pamphlet, original tank sticker, ... owner's manual ... , dealer sales brochure, personal written letters from the 4 previous owners about their time with the car..."

Read More

The Hardest Working Man in the Car Photo Business

The Hardest Working Man in the Car Photo Business

By Yoav Gilad / 10 Sep 2014 / 16 Comments Read More

We've been big fans of Pawel's work for a long time and the video presented the perfect opportunity for us to sit down with him and find out more about him. He began as a photo assistant a while back and since then has shot over two-hundred cars a year (frequently over three hundred) for the last ten years. It's not hyperbole when we say that he has literally shot thousands of cars.

Modern Cars No Comparison for a '67 'Vette

Modern Cars No Comparison for a '67 'Vette

By Petrolicious Productions / 9 Sep 2014
3 Comments

I enjoy the satisfaction and happiness others get when seeing and asking questions about the car. I routinely get a “thumbs up” from other drivers on the road and many want me to roll down the window, just to ask about the car. When I drive the car, I feel like I’m back in time, to the year 1967. It’s a feeling one just can’t get driving a modern day car.

Read More

Apathy Dooms Petition, For Now...

Apathy Dooms Petition, For Now...

By Benjamin Shahrabani / 9 Sep 2014
11 Comments

If you tried to sign our White House petition to overturn the twenty-five-year law governing the importation of non-US market vehicles, this is the message you will see: "The petition you are trying to access has expired, because it failed to meet the signature threshold…” The initiative that Petrolicious spearheaded for the past thirty-one days has expired.

Read More

Indian Motorcycle is a Well-Kept Piece of American History

Indian Motorcycle is a Well-Kept Piece of American History

By Petrolicious Productions / 3 Sep 2014

We typically feature vehicles with four wheels here in the Market Finds section, but that doesn't mean a machine with two (or three) will keep you from driving any less tastefully. Especially if it's a classic Indian motorcycle. This 1926 Scout Junior can even allow a passenger to ride tastefully in its sidecar.

Read More

Original Continental Will Make You Forget About Others

Original Continental Will Make You Forget About Others

By Petrolicious Productions / 28 Aug 2014

This Connie was purchased by its first owner amidst the glitz and glamor of Hollywood and over the past fifty-two years has accrued fewer than 40,000 miles. Its Castilian Gold metallic paint, which, according to the seller, is "a lovely greenish-silverish-goldish" color, is mostly original too.

Read More

Twenty-Five of the Best from Monterey

Twenty-Five of the Best from Monterey

By Yoav Gilad / 27 Aug 2014 / 12 Comments Read More

If you don't know that two weeks ago was Monterey Car Week, then you just haven't been paying attention. We've shared a few stories covered from different angles and frankly, the week is just a cavalcade of events showcasing amazing cars that, as my esteemed colleague Mr. Jonathan WC Mills explained, make you say, "Look at that!" But the one thing that we haven't really discussed is the sheer amount of people that show up...

A First-Timer's Pilgrimage to Laguna Seca

A First-Timer's Pilgrimage to Laguna Seca

By Jonathan WC Mills / 25 Aug 2014 / 3 Comments Read More

Full caveat, I've never been to Monterey Car Week. Nor, before this last week, to Laguna Seca. I realize this is a blot against my credentials as a lover of all things automotive, but I'm quite pleased to have scratched the event off my bucket list. I'm also happy to report that the week more than lived up to my expectations, in particular the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion...