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Hollywood’s Finest for Sale from Hemmings Motor News

Hollywood’s Finest for Sale from Hemmings Motor News

By Petrolicious Productions / 24 Feb 2015

Many of us grew up appreciating cars from the big and small screen. Like the actors driving them, they personified more than the sum of their parts. We overlooked the unrealistic portrayal of stamina and the ability to defy basic laws of physics and loved them anyway...

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How the General Lee Became a Small Screen Icon

How the General Lee Became a Small Screen Icon

By Ronald Ahrens / 19 Feb 2015 / 5 Comments Read More

Even people who have never seen The Dukes of Hazzard have a good idea what The General Lee can do. Its iconic image is fixed in our minds. Like the Model T in The Absent-Minded Professor and the rebuilt Grand Prix racing car in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, this Dodge Charger can fly.

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Paul Newman Was Much More Than a "Racing Enthusiast"

Paul Newman Was Much More Than a

By Benjamin Shahrabani / 18 Feb 2015 / 8 Comments Read More

The late Paul Newman, whose first car was a 1937 Packard that whisked him from Wisconsin to New York for his early career on Broadway's stages, began his love affair with auto racing while training at the Watkins Glen Racing School for the part of Frank Capua in the 1969 film, Winning, where he portrayed a rising star on the race circuit who dreams of winning the Indianapolis 500...

Classy Caddys Available from Hemmings Motor News

Classy Caddys Available from Hemmings Motor News

By Petrolicious Productions / 10 Feb 2015

Before cars were compared to all manner of BMWs, the classic Cadillac was the gold standard. Even high quality household appliances and airplanes were billed as “the Cadillac of the...” (fill in the blank). This was for a very good reason, they’re beautiful and their build quality was noticeably very fine.

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Rita Hayworth's Cadillac Ghia is Quintessential Los Angeles

Rita Hayworth's Cadillac Ghia is Quintessential Los Angeles

By Petrolicious Productions / 10 Feb 2015 / 10 Comments Read More

In the early 1950s, international playboy and south-Asian royalty Aly Khan purchased this Ghia-bodied Cadillac in an attempt to recapture actress Rita Hayworth's affection. They had been married for a few years, but their relationship was ending and according to legend, this was his last gasp attempt to save their love. It didn't work, they split up permanently, but Hayworth did keep the car.

First a bonfire, then the Oscars

First a bonfire, then the Oscars

By Ronald Ahrens / 2 Feb 2015 / 1 Comment Read More

Frank Capra, who made such classics as It’s a Wonderful Life and Mr. Smith Goes to Washington—movies known for their warmth and humanity—would go on to enjoy plenty of rides in limousines, but the routine measures and practices of his hardscrabble youth will amaze those who take for granted three-stage seat heaters and a toasty warm steering wheel...

Book Review: Found

Book Review: Found

By Benjamin Shahrabani / 30 Jan 2015
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Everyone has some sort of car story. Found: The Lives of Interesting Cars & How They Were Discovered dishes out several of them in fictionalized form. Residing in Gregory Long’s self-published novel are short stories about barn finds, threaded together through a relationship between a young car enthusiast, Tanner Hamilton, and an older car collector, Mr. Brant...

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First-gen Camaros Available Now on Hemmings

First-gen Camaros Available Now on Hemmings

By Petrolicious Productions / 21 Jan 2015

For Chevrolet muscle car lovers, the first generation Camaro is sacred. The design, configurations, and racing pedigree keep this Camaro in high demand today despite mass production from 1966 to 1969. If this week’s film, Life with Lucy, has inspired you to consider a first-gen Camaro, you're in luck...

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Camaro Ownership Changes Life Path

Camaro Ownership Changes Life Path

By Petrolicious Productions / 20 Jan 2015 / 10 Comments Read More

How many classic car owners can point to the single car in their collection that embodies their automotive education? How many enthusiasts can point to one vehicle that set them on their life path? On both fronts, Adam Martin certainly can. As a sixteen year-old in 1990s Minnesota, Martin used his pizza-making earnings to buy a ridden-hard, primer-gray 1968 Chevrolet Camaro...

Driven by Design: 1967 Chevrolet Camaro

Driven by Design: 1967 Chevrolet Camaro

By Yoav Gilad / 19 Jan 2015 / 5 Comments Read More

Chevy flattered Ford by imitating, and engineered the Camaro on an existing platform (the refreshed, soon-to-be-released ’68 Nova’s) just like Ford’s Mustang to decrease costs. Did it work? Well, that depends on how you measure success. The Mustang outsold the Camaro by about fifty percent in 1967. But sales have little to do with design success...