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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.

Virgil Exner Is a Little-Known Design Giant

Virgil Exner Is a Little-Known Design Giant

By Ryan Connolly / 6 Oct 2014 / 2 Comments Read More

While most today have rightly given credit to Exner for the 1947 Studebaker Starlight design, it wasn't always so. Loewy was known as the face of Studebaker design–and openly took credit for his team's work. Loewy liked to have full control of the artistic process even if he wasn’t the man penning the designs, and he made it a point to have all design components require his signature of approval...

Herb Lubalin Was Controversial at Times, But Always Great

Herb Lubalin Was Controversial at Times, But Always Great

By Yoav Gilad / 3 Oct 2014
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According to the AIGA, “Lubalin helped push back the boundaries of the impact and perception of design… that could put big, important ideas smack in the public eye.” Starting his own company also led to his collaboration with Mr. Ralph Ginsburg on a series of magazines (Eros, Fact, and Avant Garde) each seemingly more controversial (and more well-renowned) than the preceding one.

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HoldFast Crafts Quality Leather Photography Gear

HoldFast Crafts Quality Leather Photography Gear

By Petrolicious Productions / 1 Oct 2014
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Mr. Matthew Swaggart "traveled the world, capturing stories of humanity’s highs and lows. I always disliked the bulky and militaristic style of today's photographer's gear. And after years of creeping back pain, I became intolerant of its poor function. I determined to create a brand that blended the elegant styles of yesterday with unsurpassed modern functionality."

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Book Review: The Art and Colour of General Motors

Book Review: The Art and Colour of General Motors

By Benjamin Shahrabani / 26 Sep 2014
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The stunning photos and lush production quality from Coachbuilt Press of The Art and Colour of General Motors elevate the book way above the usual pictorial titles from other automotive publishers, and recent events aside, there can be little argument that GM has made significant contributions to the world of automotive design.

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