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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 / 8 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...

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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...

Book Review: Spirit of Competition

Book Review: Spirit of Competition

By Benjamin Shahrabani / 16 Jan 2015
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Every story has a beginning, and in The Spirit of Competition it was a seed planted many, many years ago in the teenaged Simeone’s life when his father, a Petrolista himself, gave him a dilapidated 1949 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 as his first car in 1952. Simeone says, “We would go to junkyards together and then read about what made each car we saw important..."

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Carros de Cuba Calendar Highlights Cuban Automotive Culture

Carros de Cuba Calendar Highlights Cuban Automotive Culture

By Petrolicious Productions / 9 Jan 2015
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New year, new calendar, new places to explore. Degler’s printed-in-Italy calendar brings it all together for us in their 2015 Collector’s Edition by showcasing Carros de Cuba, a stylishly curated collection of automotive images that pay tribute to the “cars that have survived over half a century on the island thanks to the inventiveness of the Cuban people.”

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Book Review: Drive

Book Review: Drive

By Benjamin Shahrabani / 9 Jan 2015
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Andrew Bush is an artist, but instead of using a brush, his preferred implement is a camera lens. From 1989 through 1997, Bush took a series photographs of people driving on Los Angeles's roads, a city well known for its car culture, and other parts of the United States. The collection, known as the Vector Portraits, is published in his book Drive.

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Mount Gallery to Open Exhibit on Golden Age of American Car Design

Mount Gallery to Open Exhibit on Golden Age of American Car Design

By Petrolicious Productions / 7 Jan 2015
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Opening in about two weeks, “When the Future had Fins: American Automotive Designs and Concepts, 1959-1973” is a Los Angeles gallery show curated by Christopher Mount, the man responsible for bringing the Jaguar E-type to the Museum of Modern Art. “When the Future had Fins” is a retrospective of a halcyonic fourteen-year period in American automotive design...

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What is Your Automotive New Year's Resolution?

What is Your Automotive New Year's Resolution?

By Yoav Gilad / 5 Jan 2015
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I made quite an entrance as the blue Viper billowed steam like a nineteenth-century locomotive. I backed into a spot, steam escaping through the wheel wells, lower grill, and NACA duct and shut the engine down. There was a trail of coolant from the parking lot apron to my car, and little yellow-green droplets all over the Viper.

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Gorgeous Shelby GT350 Offers More Than Just a Wild Ride

Gorgeous Shelby GT350 Offers More Than Just a Wild Ride

By Ryan Connolly / 19 Dec 2014 / 3 Comments Read More

Singh spent the better part of two years searching for the right GT350. Having grown up in the Malaise Era of automobiles, more commonly known as the 1980s, he spent his childhood poring over car magazines that would spend most of their type reminiscing about the “last great era” of the late 1960s. Fascinated by motorsport and the history surrounding it, he immediately grew fond of the GT350.

Culver City Native Carries on Thunder Alley Tradition

Culver City Native Carries on Thunder Alley Tradition

By Aaron McKenzie / 12 Dec 2014 / 2 Comments Read More

Men such as Edelbrock, Iskendarian, and Guldstrand transformed a small stretch of South Jefferson Boulevard into “Thunder Alley,” in the process making Culver City synonymous with high performance. It was against this backdrop that Luis Loyola came of age, attending Culver City High at a time when public schools still boasted a wood shop, auto shop, and leather shop...

Book Review: 50 Shades of Rust

Book Review: 50 Shades of Rust

By Benjamin Shahrabani / 12 Dec 2014
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Cotter writes about a wide swath of finds, from the more banal and ordinary to racecars and the truly collectable. All of these have one thing in common, and that is for one reason or another, they were discarded or forgotten sometime in their lives, only to be discovered years or decades later.

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